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BBC Sport - Maria Sharapova: Caroline Wozniacki calls Russian's Stuttgart wildcard 'disrespectful'

Wozniacki about Stuttgart tournament and Sharapova

Kerber has also been wondering why this is allowed

Kerber about the Stuttgart tournament

Even Andy Murray has said wildcards should not be given to players returning from doping bans.

I thought that all legal players should be ready from a tournaments start and NOT on the third day. I understand the growing discontent among players. Tournaments will risk a player boycot if they continue too long with the wildcards, because it's not a player returning from an injury, so the player should start all over again and fight the way back. IMHO.
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12-Mar-2017 07:11 AM
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(10-Mar-2017 04:15 AM)kskate2 Wrote:  I get all that too. That's why it's not a good move from the tournament. They really shouldn't bend over for one player who's returning from a ban. If I were Kerber, I wouldn't go back to Stuttgart after this (she may already be contractually obligated for this year).

Ever since what happened to Seles, I have a very low opinion of Germany ..it seems their tennis officials aren't much better than their judicial system
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RE: Sharapova fails drug test
(06-Mar-2017 07:07 PM)tossip Wrote:  she needs to work for her ranking if she has conscience..or if she is contrite.

Pova is about as contrite as Donald Trump..I doubt if contrite is in their vocabulary
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RE: Sharapova fails drug test
(12-Mar-2017 09:15 AM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(06-Mar-2017 07:07 PM)tossip Wrote:  She needs to work for her ranking if she has a conscience or if she is truly contrite.

Pova is about as contrite as Donald Trump. I doubt if contrite is in their vocabulary.

Oh please; she's been pampered and coddled all her freakin' life! Of course she feels entitled and to this day probably doesn't think she did anything wrong! If IMG didn't tell her her medication was on the list of banned substances, then it's on them! If she concealed her usage, then it's on her and she should take her medicine (no pun intended) and work to get her ranking back! She's not entitled to any protection; even if she's a lot better than most! Seles was stabbed back in '93 and most of the ladies didn't even want to give her a break in the rankings! Why should Pova with a self-inflicted wound? No No Cover Rolleyes

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RE: Sharapova fails drug test
(12-Mar-2017 03:39 PM)Fiero425 Wrote:  
(12-Mar-2017 09:15 AM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(06-Mar-2017 07:07 PM)tossip Wrote:  She needs to work for her ranking if she has a conscience or if she is truly contrite.

Pova is about as contrite as Donald Trump. I doubt if contrite is in their vocabulary.

Oh please; she's been pampered and coddled all her freakin' life! Of course she feels entitled and to this day probably doesn't think she did anything wrong! If IMG didn't tell her her medication was on the list of banned substances, then it's on them! If she concealed her usage, then it's on her and she should take her medicine (no pun intended) and work to get her ranking back! She's not entitled to any protection; even if she's a lot better than most! Seles was stabbed back in '93 and most of the ladies didn't even want to give her a break in the rankings! Why should Pova with a self-inflicted wound? No No Cover Rolleyes

She doesn't. She's holding true to the fact that it's not her fault that she didn't know the drug had been added to the banned list.
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Pova is publishing a book later this year. I'm sure her marketing team is working overtime trying to salvage her image by spinning to story to make her look a victim. I don't see how anyone can do anything about her wild cards. Tournaments are motivated by money. She does sell more tickets than most other players. I actually think she will sell even more tickets now because there are people supporting her more strongly because they are ignorant of all the details of her infraction as well as all the people coming to cheer for her to lose because she is a cheater.
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(13-Mar-2017 01:13 PM)10isfan Wrote:  Pova is publishing a book later this year. I'm sure her marketing team is working overtime trying to salvage her image by spinning to story to make her look a victim. I don't see how anyone can do anything about her wild cards. Tournaments are motivated by money. She does sell more tickets than most other players. I actually think she will sell even more tickets now because there are people supporting her more strongly because they are ignorant of all the details of her infraction as well as all the people coming to cheer for her to lose because she is a cheater.

I won't criticize her asking and receiving WC's, but I pray she doesn't come off and act like she's some kind of victim! Her apologists will be around enough to fan those ridiculous flames! I just hope her return doesn't adversely affect the newbies who're coming of age! Veterans can sometimes sabotage them without even saying or doing anything; just being there is enough! Angel Dodgy Cover Rolleyes

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RE: Sharapova fails drug test
(13-Mar-2017 01:13 PM)10isfan Wrote:  Pova is publishing a book later this year. I'm sure her marketing team is working overtime trying to salvage her image by spinning to story to make her look a victim. I don't see how anyone can do anything about her wild cards. Tournaments are motivated by money. She does sell more tickets than most other players. I actually think she will sell even more tickets now because there are people supporting her more strongly because they are ignorant of all the details of her infraction as well as all the people coming to cheer for her to lose because she is a cheater.

There is nothing that can be done about tournaments giving wildcards to her as it is at the discretion of the tournaments. However, what Stuttgart is doing should be prevented by WTA
as Maria is still banned on the first two days of the tournament. But, WTA let it go as they love
Maria.

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I dont think pova sells arenas like Serena or Roger...she is overhyped by the tennis media for no reason..

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(13-Mar-2017 08:23 PM)tossip Wrote:  I dont think pova sells arenas like Serena or Roger...she is overhyped by the tennis media for no reason..

This is true.. Again here are the top draws at most tournaments..

1.the Williams Sisters
2. Federer/Nadal (Federer draws the most fans on the practice courts)
3. Everyone else.
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