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Sharapova fails drug test
Sharapova calls news conference to make 'major announcement'

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2016/03/s...txetuZ2NfI

Please retire. It's been a scream of a time watching you.
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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
(06-Mar-2016 11:48 AM)Front242 Wrote:  Sharapova calls news conference to make 'major announcement'

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2016/03/s...txetuZ2NfI

Please retire. It's been a scream of a time watching you.

Even if she "retires",it will be less than two years,*Serena will probably leave the game by then and Pova will come back to dominate the tour again.
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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
(06-Mar-2016 12:39 PM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(06-Mar-2016 11:48 AM)Front242 Wrote:  Sharapova calls news conference to make 'major announcement'

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2016/03/s...txetuZ2NfI

Please retire. It's been a scream of a time watching you.

Even if she "retires",it will be less than two years,*Serena will probably leave the game by then and Pova will come back to dominate the tour again.

True. By then maybe they'll have this on court hindrance volume control and she won't be able to play 'cos they'd dock her whole games all match Big Smile
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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
maybe she is announcing her marriage to Chelsea Handler...if she retires it will good riddance to bad rubbish

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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
I hope Sharapova doesn't retire. I may not be a fan, but, I do appreciate her competitiveness.
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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
The only thing that makes it look competitive is because of the way she screams at the top of her lungs. She's doing no more than any of the other girls on tour but just takes the screaming to ridiculous levels. She's nothing more than a one dimensional ball basher and if things aren't going her way she just screams even more. If that's what people call competitive fair enough. I call it pathetic.
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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
(06-Mar-2016 02:19 PM)Front242 Wrote:  The only thing that makes it look competitive is because of the way she screams at the top of her lungs. She's doing no more than any of the other girls on tour but just takes the screaming to ridiculous levels. She's nothing more than a one dimensional ball basher and if things aren't going her way she just screams even more. If that's what people call competitive fair enough. I call it pathetic.

Amen and hallelujah to that! She won't be missed! Clap Ras Cover Violins

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i hope its not about her endorsements...just tired of the media counting her money..if its retirement all the ESPN passe will be on suicide watch especially Evert and Maria Jose Fernandes..

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Well, she's a ball-basher that has won every slam, and been the runner-up in every slam, with the exception of the US Open. So, call her a basher all you'd like, she is an all-time great regardless how you feel about her.

Her Hall of Fame credential are solidified by her success on the court.
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(06-Mar-2016 09:15 PM)Calvy Wrote:  Well, she's a ball-basher that has won every slam, and been the runner-up in every slam, with the exception of the US Open. So, call her a basher all you'd like, she is an all-time great regardless how you feel about her.

Her Hall of Fame credential are solidified by her success on the court.

More about "off the court" success and life; business, dating, charitable work! The record couldn't have been looked at or they wouldn't keep referring to her rivalry with Serena! You have to win sometime to call it that "in my book!" As far as I can remember, '04 Wimbledon final is her only victory over Serena! How do all the credible commentators keep calling it that? Angel

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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
(06-Mar-2016 09:38 PM)Fiero425 Wrote:  
(06-Mar-2016 09:15 PM)Calvy Wrote:  Well, she's a ball-basher that has won every slam, and been the runner-up in every slam, with the exception of the US Open. So, call her a basher all you'd like, she is an all-time great regardless how you feel about her.

Her Hall of Fame credential are solidified by her success on the court.

More about "off the court" success and life; business, dating, charitable work! The record couldn't have been looked at or they wouldn't keep referring to her rivalry with Serena! You have to win sometime to call it that "in my book!" As far as I can remember, '04 Wimbledon final is her only victory over Serena! How do all the credible commentators keep calling it that? Angel

Look, I am a Serena fan, and never have been a Sharapova cheelearder, but, she has FIVE slams, holds EVERY slam. Has made the final of FIVE other slam. IS is a great, regardless of her off court success, venture, business, charity work.

She has a horrible head to head with Serena and I'm proud of how Serena dominated that "rivalry," but, that does not negate the fact she's won over 30 tournament and been to number one in the world.

I don't care how the tennis experts at times favored her, that's not what this is about. This an acknownlegdment of her on court success.
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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
(06-Mar-2016 12:39 PM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(06-Mar-2016 11:48 AM)Front242 Wrote:  Sharapova calls news conference to make 'major announcement'

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2016/03/s...txetuZ2NfI

Please retire. It's been a scream of a time watching you.

Even if she "retires",it will be less than two years,*Serena will probably leave the game by then and Pova will come back to dominate the tour again.

If she retires until Serena leaves the game and then tries to comeback she'll be 30 - and the game will have passed her by. There have been other former #1 who've retired and tried to come back - most recently Justin Henin - and they never reach the same level. She can barely win now unless someone beats else takes Serena out.
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RE: WTA News and Gossip 2016
shoulderpova has probably resurfaced and her doctors probably recommended surgery.Who is going to inherit Sven and the boys?

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she is probably launching her diabetes inducing chocolates

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wow a dope fiend...all the media hate of the sisters and it all comes to this

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(07-Mar-2016 03:18 PM)tossip Wrote:  wow a dope fiend...all the media hate of the sisters and it all comes to this

Wow, I didn't see that one coming. Her legacy will be tarnished 4 good
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She failed a drug test. Details please
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(07-Mar-2016 03:33 PM)Fefe26 Wrote:  She failed a drug test. Details please

I just saw repeat of news-conference! I guess she has been taking some kind of legal medication for the last 10 years, but made illegal on the tour this year! She failed a drug test at AO and takes full responsibility for her actions; hopes not to end her career like this and wants to come back from potential suspension! No No Cover Ras

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(07-Mar-2016 03:39 PM)Fiero425 Wrote:  
(07-Mar-2016 03:33 PM)Fefe26 Wrote:  She failed a drug test. Details please

I just saw repeat of news-conference! I guess she has been taking some kind of legal medication for the last 10 years, but made illegal on the tour this year! She failed a drug test at AO and takes full responsibility for her actions; hopes not to end her career like this and wants to come back from potential suspension! No No Cover Ras

Well don't be too naive - read about MELODONIUM and where it's originated from Latvia. You can see what's happened to the Russian athletes - they are banned from the Olympic Games because of systematic drug use and many times different drugs combined. Melodonium in 2005 a report demonstrated that the combined treatment of meldonium and lisinopril may improve the quality of life and exercise capacity. People around Sharapova has known this and acted from this IMHONo No
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(07-Mar-2016 03:39 PM)Fiero425 Wrote:  
(07-Mar-2016 03:33 PM)Fefe26 Wrote:  She failed a drug test. Details please

I just saw repeat of news-conference! I guess she has been taking some kind of legal medication for the last 10 years, but made illegal on the tour this year! She failed a drug test at AO and takes full responsibility for her actions; hopes not to end her career like this and wants to come back from potential suspension! No No Cover Ras

That seems to be it. Of course it'll be scanned in more shady tones, "another Russian athlete dope fiend with a needle in her arm", but there's another aspect to this. She said she took the drug since 2006 - and it was legal. So why not take it, right? Rules are rules.

But how did she not become aware that it had been made illegal? this is the mysterious part. "A stupid mistake?" Definitely true, but hard to imagine how a big tennis corporation like Masha could overlook something as fundamental as this...

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