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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

maria sharapova vs. WTA

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Dated: May, 8, 2008
(I thought i posted this but forgot - so here it is now and the latest update)

There is a controversy going on now between Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Maria Sharapova, the no. 2 in women’s tennis. WTA requires players to participate in activities to promote the association and this controversial one is a 4 hour commercial shoot for WTA. Maria Sharapova refused to participate because it will take from fri, sat or Sunday and she has to take a 12 hour flight from LA. She said that she has her own personal rule: no shooting before tournaments because is it mentally draining and she just want to focus on her tennis. She explained her side on her website: mariasharapova.com. If she does not participate, WTA is threatening her with a fine of more than $300,000.


Latest update: as of May 12, 2008

As un update, as of May 12, Maria Sharapova has reached a compromise with WTA and has already completed a photo shoot with them. It was on the day before the Italian tournament (Sunday) but instead of a 4-hour photo shoot it was only for 90 minutes.
On the WTA ranking, Sharapova (Russia) is no. 2 with Justine Henin (Belgium) on the first place and Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) as third. The French Open will start May 25 – June 8 at Roland Garros, Paris.
photo credit: sports.yahoo.com


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5 comments:

Marites Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Good for Sharapova in speaking her mind. I love tennis (I've been playing it for years now)and while am not much of a fan of Sharapova, I find her an interesting athlete. Btw, I got a tag for you on my blog :)

Avee Thursday, May 15, 2008

Good evening poh =) have a good night

> Vanny Friday, May 16, 2008

its a good thing that she is fighting for her right, huh. ;)

Dora Sunday, May 18, 2008

Actually I do not bother much of what she complained but I'm totally surprised over the decision made by Henin to retire at such a young age.

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