Thursday, July 31, 2008

Maria Sharapova Games the Sport

Miss Maria Sharapova is showing her nether regions again. You know what I'm talking about, don't you?



skivvy said...

Is that you Savannah? ;-)

sgh07 said...

I hear that Masha may not be ready for the olympics. It's a pitty

Craig Hickman said...

It's not Savannah. It's me.

b said...

yes craig

like the king's mono.... sharapova will be riding the shoulder train to the end of her active career

she doesn't want to play right now.... she can earn more money off the court and have a freer schedule to spend time with friends..... (and i hate to say, possibly visit her pharmacist).... and then return in time to defend her points from the late fall...... she doesn't have much to defend from USO anyway

did you read her announcement (see below)? very telling.... and i have always found the consistent "backdating" of her injuries very interesting.... and then she of course admitted it all on her website.... was it april that she lost to serena?

For my part I'm quite happy to see her take a break - the draws are so much more balanced when she's not around although maybe things will change now with ivanovic being promoted

Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will miss the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games and the US Open according to her official website,

After meeting with her doctor, Sharapova says she was diagnosed with a “moderate tear” in her right rotator cuff tendon dating back to April. The injury forced her withdrawal from the Montreal Rogers Cup Wednesday and will sideline her for the remainder of the summer hard court season.

Sharapova is anticipating that after rehabilitation she’ll be able to return to play in 2-3 three months.

“I am going to work hard to get healthy”, the 21-year-old wrote. “I am going to do some extra work for my amazing sponsors who are always patient with me while I am playing tournaments and training. And I’m going to work on some business projects that I never have time to do, which will definitely keep me busy.”

Sharapova, a former World No. 1, won the US Open in 2006. She also won Wimbledon in 2004 and the Australian Open earlier this year. Her streak of participating in 27 straight Grand Slam events beginning with Slam her debut at the 2003 Australian Open will come to an end when the US Open tennis championships commence on August 25.

Craig Hickman said...

Guess the pundits are eating crow. They all said Maria would balance her off court interests with tennis in a way that would always put tennis first.