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Dartagnan
#50 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:36:12 AM(UTC)
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Dartagnan: I think the "cold war" starts between Serena and Maria.  The African Lion should be stopped...


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Dartagnan: Do you know why is Maria a Gladiator ???


Maria is a Gladiator because she has to defeat an African Lion: Serena 


Hear her Roar !!!





"I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi." said Sharapova Maria.



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#51 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:44:39 AM(UTC)
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Maria Sharapova quizzed by daring Djokovic


Maria Sharapova smiles as she talks to the media


It's not every day that Novak Djokovic pops up in another player’s news conference but that is exactly what happened when the world No.1 momentarily swapped his tennis racket for a notebook and pen to take on the role of reporter at the All England Club on Saturday.


The target in his sight was none other than four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova - a lady who has given numerous news conferences over the years - and is vastly experienced in dealing with unusual questions directed at her, even if they are delivered by a rookie journalist.


As on the tennis court, Novak’s timing was impeccable. The 2004 Wimbledon champion had just informed us how the tournament was still as special to her now as it was when she first appeared here 10 years ago, adding that she loved the unpredictable British weather.


“I love everything about it...I love the rain, so maybe that’s why I don’t mind breaks,” she said. “I expect to be going off court a few times. [It] comes with the territory of being here unless you’re playing on stadium court, of course.”


On cue, Djokovic chipped in: “Nice hair, Maria. Beautiful hair today.” The good-humoured 26-year-old took the moment in her stride, questioning Djokovic on his legendary impersonations and used the opportunity to give him a light-hearted ticking off.


“By the way, I don’t do any of those things anymore,” she said. “I don’t stick my ass out anymore, ok? I don’t do this with my hair anymore. You haven’t watched me play recently.” “I watch you play,” he protested. “Then you need a new me,” she smiled.


Even after he had departed the interview room, the presence of the 2013 Australian Open title holder lingered. Questioned on their apparent close relationship, Sharapova said: “I’ve just known Novak for a really long time, for many years, and we’ve shot many Head commercials together. I’ve just spent a lot more time with him than any other player.”


However, she pointed out he held certain flaws in his skills as a mimic. “He exaggerates. Just slightly,” she laughed. “Minor details.”


Has she ever impersonated him? “No, I’m not good at those things. I never said I was an actress.”


But she is a tennis player - a pretty handy one at that - and for now her game is where her attention lies. Following her defeat in the French Open final at the hands of Serena Williams, the world No.3 flew straight to London – forgoing a warm-up tournament in favour of a couple of days rest, followed by practice.


“The reason I don’t play a warm-up event is because of so many tournaments back to back. It’s always just nice to get back working, to playing, working on a few things here and there. Sometimes when you get in a groove of playing so many matches you lose that work ethic a bit.


“It’s also nice. [I’ve] been in busy cities the last few weeks, so it’s nice to be in a quiet area listening to the birds singing instead of the taxis honking. That’s a really nice change.”


Sharapova faces 20-year-old Kristina Mladenovic of France in the first round on Monday. The women have never played each other before but the No.3 seed, who lost in the fourth round here last year, is not resting on her laurels.


“I’ve seen her play a bit. I think she has a good game for grass. She seems to be doing very well this year. The first matches are always extremely difficult, so I expect an extremely difficult match.”


Whatever the outcome, Sharapova will be obliged to carry out further media interviews. Will Mr Djokovic be present?

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#124 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 7:13:37 AM(UTC)
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Tomorrow Maria will played the 2nd match on Centre Court, after Roger Federer...GO MARIA GO!!!!
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#125 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 7:17:38 AM(UTC)
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The OOP is up: http://www.wimbledon.com...schedule/p_schedule8.pdf



Wimbledon 2013



Schedule for Day 1 Monday 24 June 2013



Centre Court 1.00pm Start Time

1.



 


Gentlemen's Singles - First round



  

Victor Hanescu (ROU) v.



 



Roger Federer (SUI)[3]



 

2.



 



Ladies' Singles - First round



  

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) v.



 



Maria Sharapova (RUS)[3]




 



 



 



 

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#126 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:34:53 AM(UTC)
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@[1566180086:2048:Deychen Wangmo] I'm framing this.



OUCH...already angry looks in Paris:)



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#127 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:40:36 AM(UTC)
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@[1566180086:2048:Deychen Wangmo] I'm framing this.



OUCH...already angry looks in Paris:)


The Parisians are gonna love this. lol

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#128 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 3:44:37 PM(UTC)
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What more shit is boiling underneath that wig !! " I have a lot of respect for Maria on- and off the court ". How on earth can you say that after all her comments came out in the open.

May she slip on the grass on Tuesday and retire with a " black sorry broken heart sorry toe "
Huffy
#131 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 4:34:03 PM(UTC)
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WIMBLEDON 2013

Another year and Maria is back in England to take on the World's best WTA Players.

I think I'll be there next year..

I'll be cheerin' you on from my favourite chair haha xx


GOOD LUCK MARIA S xx 


Maria S Wimbledon 2013 pic

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#129 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:12:56 PM(UTC)
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What more shit is boiling underneath that wig !! " I have a lot of respect for Maria on- and off the court ". How on earth can you say that after all her comments came out in the open.

May she slip on the grass on Tuesday and retire with a " black sorry broken heart sorry toe "


Yeah,the thing that has always annoyed me the most about Serena over the years is how fake she is. She puts on an act in front of the media,but I think everyone knows by now what a disgusting person she really is. Just one of the most vile,pathetic,childish sportspeople that there has ever been

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#130 Posted : Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:48:07 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Brebis Go to Quoted Post
What more shit is boiling underneath that wig !! " I have a lot of respect for Maria on- and off the court ". How on earth can you say that after all her comments came out in the open.

May she slip on the grass on Tuesday and retire with a " black sorry broken heart sorry toe "


Yeah,the thing that has always annoyed me the most about Serena over the years is how fake she is. She puts on an act in front of the media,but I think everyone knows by now what a disgusting person she really is. Just one of the most vile,pathetic,childish sportspeople that there has ever been


I couldn't have said it any better ! 

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#132 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2013 5:10:05 AM(UTC)
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Maybe i could try to say it better but that would be "heavy X-rated" LOL

Saw a documentary of an hour on BBC about the sisters & family(all scenes filmed under

their "permission"), and yes, then u see how they went from "the streets"(credits to the parents there)

to "glory road". Between the lines it's so obvious when all went "wrong" and how things got so far.

IT WAS NOT ALWAYS AS IT WAS TODAY...


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#133 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2013 10:47:27 AM(UTC)
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Azarenka overcomes scare in opener


World No.2 Victoria Azarenka overcame a scary injury and a talented opponent in her opener at Wimbledon on Monday afternoon, eventually moving past Maria Joao Koehler in straight sets.


Azarenka Overcomes Scare In Opener


World No.2 Victoria Azarenaka overcame a scary injury and a talented opponent in her opener match at Wimbledon on Monday, eventually moving past Maria Joao Koehler in straight sets.


Azarenka was serving at 6-1 1-0 when, after being wrongfooted, she went down on the baseline screaming in pain, clutching her right leg - she ended up getting treated on court for a right knee injury.


Upon resumption Azarenka was moving gingerly but she fought through it, trying to keep control of the rallies so she wouldn't have to run too much, and the No.2-seeded Belarusian eventually won, 6-1 6-2.

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Masha moves on the 2nd round after her win against a very hard opponent like K. Mladenovic...c'mon Maria!!!

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Maria Sharapova advances thru the second round !!!

http://espn.go.com/tenni...maria-sharapova-advances

76 63...this Kristina we'll see back and very soon...congratulations to both:)


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#137 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2013 11:36:28 AM(UTC)
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Oh, my gosh,keep the holy traditions of our Wimbledon alive...LOL



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Originally Posted by: frida Go to Quoted Post


Azarenka overcomes scare in opener


World No.2 Victoria Azarenka overcame a scary injury and a talented opponent in her opener at Wimbledon on Monday afternoon, eventually moving past Maria Joao Koehler in straight sets.


Azarenka Overcomes Scare In Opener


World No.2 Victoria Azarenaka overcame a scary injury and a talented opponent in her opener match at Wimbledon on Monday, eventually moving past Maria Joao Koehler in straight sets.


Azarenka was serving at 6-1 1-0 when, after being wrongfooted, she went down on the baseline screaming in pain, clutching her right leg - she ended up getting treated on court for a right knee injury.


Upon resumption Azarenka was moving gingerly but she fought through it, trying to keep control of the rallies so she wouldn't have to run too much, and the No.2-seeded Belarusian eventually won, 6-1 6-2.


Strange you post this news !!  What has Azarenka to do with this site ?

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#138 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2013 12:35:39 PM(UTC)
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All my dear Hollandertje; just as other potential finalists...stop staring your eyes out on Masha...FANGIRL :)



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#139 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2013 1:17:49 PM(UTC)
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Maria Sharapova - Wimbledon 2013: Maria Sharapova advances to second round at Wimbledon after defeating Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic

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#142 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2013 1:37:33 PM(UTC)
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SHARAPOVA BATTLES PAST MLADENOVIC

LONDON, England - Maria Sharapova came under fire from some very big serving in her first round match at Wimbledon on Monday, but the World No.3 returned just well enough to move through.

Kristina Mladenovic had served up her first Top 10 win earlier in the year, against Petra Kvitova in front of her French home crowd at Paris [Indoors], and she definitely didn't look intimidated against Sharapova, consistently serving bombs in the 110s and rushing the net early and often, even winning 11 of those 15 ventures. But once the pair got to the first set tie-break, Sharapova stepped it up.

The No.3-seeded Russian clinched a tight tie-break, 7-5, and early in the second set scored the only break of the match, eventually closing out the French rising star in an hour and 42 minutes, 76(5) 63.

"I had a really tough first round. I expected it. I knew she would come out playing extremely well," Sharapova said. "I think she has a good game for the grass courts. She has, as you saw, a very good serve, a good first serve. The first set we didn't break each other. Women's tennis, kind of rare.

"It was nice to get that breaker and start the second set off being up 4-1, maybe still having chances to finish it off a bit easier than it should have been in the second. But I'm really happy with the way I came out and played my first match. The first ones are always pretty tough, especially on the grass."

Sharapova obviously has a special place in her heart for Wimbledon - it was here in 2004 where she won her first Grand Slam title and burst into the international spotlight. And every year the Russian enjoys coming back to London - she was asked in her press conference what she enjoys about it.

"Well, I've been on the road for a while, but coming into Wimbledon and London, I feel like I've been in many big cities, but coming to this part of London quiets things down. It's nice waking up to the birds chirping rather than the taxis or things I've heard in the last six or seven weeks. It's been a really nice balance. I really enjoy coming here, being able to be in a home and cook, not having to go out or eat anywhere. It's more of a home environment rather than being in hotels and going to restaurants.

"It's a bit more domestic, I guess."

Another topic Sharapova was asked about after her match was Nelson Mandela, who is struggling with health issues. "For someone with such a big name, who has touched so many people in this world, it's extremely sad to see him in that position," Sharapova said. "It should be a celebration of what he has accomplished in his life than a sadness, even though many people around the world are sad about it.

"He's extremely influential to so many people on a very positive level. I've never had a chance in my life to meet him, but the people who have met him have said incredibly nice things about him."

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Maria Sharapova - Wimbledon 2013: Maria Sharapova advances to second round at Wimbledon after defeating Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic

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  Thanks Tiger , you are really making my day !! 


Ps;  Those Serena comments keep me busy. You are in the middle of doing an interview and than Venus calls. Normally you would pick up the telephone and tell Venus that a reporter is waiting for you, as you are doing an interview. Not Serena, she , knowing that somebody is listening, she starts talking about MARIA and GRIGOR!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  How stupid can you be or how smart can you start  a " war ".  This is all not done by accident but delibiratly to insult Maria, as she is just so jealous.  Just unbelievable.  Maria might be 2 -13 against Serena but there will be just one winner in the history books.......!

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