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It's been a long ten months, but we're finally starting to see the end of the tunnel. On Wednesday April 26th, 100 days from now, one of the most anticipated comebacks in the history of sports takes place as The Queen of Clay Maria Sharapova steps on court again. Let's use this thread to hype this monumental event.


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Report bb66 January 16, 2017 12:49 PM GMT
Shouldn't be allowed to play in a tournament starting on Monday when she is still suspended till Tuesday!
Report lewisham ranger January 16, 2017 3:40 PM GMT
why are you applauding the return of a drugs cheat?
Report wisewords January 16, 2017 4:11 PM GMT

Jan 16, 2017 -- 3:40PM, lewisham ranger wrote:


why are you applauding the return of a drugs cheat?


this. what a disgrace this thread is

Report caramba January 17, 2017 10:12 AM GMT

Lots of negativity here ... she will have served her ban by then. Anyway, the count is now down to 99.
Report mesmerised January 17, 2017 10:20 AM GMT
I welcome her return, she always fights for your moneyCool
Report Journeyman January 18, 2017 2:00 PM GMT
Since 1983 it's felt like there was a bit of a split between female tennis players who became stars primarily through their marketability, and those that became starts by being multiple winners.
Except for Sharapova who was both, and as such became the front end, selling point and talisman for the tour.

So if she had dealt with this scandal with humility and real remorse, she would now be being not only welcomed back but HERALDED back as a massively missed superstar.
She chose instead to play it like the Lance Armstrong of the WTA. And as a result is returning to negativity, resentmant and a pack of journos waiting to chart her fall.
Report Journeyman January 18, 2017 3:16 PM GMT
^
To clarify my comparing with Armstrong. The events of each case are very different, I'm specifically meaning the strategy taken with the press etc.
My perception is that they both adopted a strategy more focused on attack/defence than apologizing, when both had made such massive contributions to their sports that it would surely have made more sense to focus more on remorse. Castle wrote a good piece about Masha earlier in the week, can't remember where I read it.
Report ;[p January 18, 2017 3:26 PM GMT

Jan 16, 2017 -- 4:11PM, wisewords wrote:


Jan 16, 2017 --  3:40PM, lewisham ranger wrote:why are you applauding the return of a drugs cheat?this. what a disgrace this thread is


vitiating high standards of forum

Report caramba January 26, 2017 11:20 AM GMT
90
Report Journeyman January 30, 2017 10:16 PM GMT
86




The Flowers of Zurich
Report caramba January 30, 2017 11:58 PM GMT
They seem to be on friendly terms there. Shame "This is MY home" had to happen later.
Report edy February 1, 2017 9:52 AM GMT
How many days now?
Report caramba February 1, 2017 10:00 AM GMT
84

Report nofx February 1, 2017 10:06 AM GMT
Report edy February 2, 2017 10:37 AM GMT
How many days now until Maria's long awaited comeback?
Report caramba February 5, 2017 4:52 AM GMT
80
Report edy February 11, 2017 8:49 PM GMT
How long until the WTA's saviour will be back now?
Report caramba February 12, 2017 2:04 PM GMT
73

Report caramba February 18, 2017 12:57 AM GMT
67


Also, for all the haters, we now have proof that Masha is a nice and humble person Happy
http://www.tennisworldusa.org/news/news/Maria_Sharapova/40735/monica-puig-sharapova-is-a-humble-and-nice-person-/
,
Report monkeystyle February 24, 2017 4:37 AM GMT
yuk
Report caramba February 27, 2017 10:43 AM GMT
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Report Journeyman February 27, 2017 10:45 PM GMT
It's still Valentines month, not only the month of love, also a good time to ditch the dog ate my homework excuses, mini standup routines about ugly carpets, and to simply take ownership and responsibility of having done a wrong thing

Still a golden 57 day opportunity to drastically alter the atmosphere the once golden girl returns to, will she seize it?
Report mnbfrankel March 1, 2017 8:52 PM GMT
I'm gonna lay her in her first match at Rome, no matter who is the opponent. Lets hope its against some young Italian qualifier, might get some juicy odds.
Report mouse trap March 1, 2017 10:17 PM GMT
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/andy-murray-maria-sharapova-doping-ban-wildcards-a7605281.htmlv

Maria Sharapova‏ @MariaSharap0va  6h6 hours ago
Got to disagree with @andy_murray on this one

Sharapova Daily‏ @SharapovaDaily  5h5 hours ago
#Sharapova: "Rome tournament has been the first one to contact with me to offer a WC. This means a lot for me."

"I don't even remember Sharapova, we are not interested in her comeback." Garbine Muguruza. Shocked
(let's hope they meet on the court soon, R1 in Rome would be great)
Report caramba March 2, 2017 12:15 AM GMT
they were supposed to do this exhibition match together but it was postponed
http://www.tennisviewmag.com/sites/default/files/CvXtKvjWgAAj1oD.jpg

mouse trap • March 1, 2017 11:17 PM CET
(let's hope they meet on the court soon, R1 in Rome would be great)

Madrid would be even better. Maybe the locals, who normally hates women's tennis, would show up for this.

Not sure what to make of this interview (as often is the case with Garbine), it could be poorly translated, what does "don't even remember Sharapova" even mean?
Report wisewords March 2, 2017 1:16 AM GMT

Mar 2, 2017 -- 12:15AM, caramba wrote:


they were supposed to do this exhibition match together but it was postponedhttp://www.tennisviewmag.com/sites/default/files/CvXtKvjWgAAj1oD.jp... trap • March 1, 2017 11:17 PM CET(let's hope they meet on the court soon, R1 in Rome would be great)Madrid would be even better. Maybe the locals, who normally hates women's tennis, would show up for this.Not sure what to make of this interview (as often is the case with Garbine), it could be poorly translated, what does "don't even remember Sharapova" even mean?


for postponed, read "Garbine didn't want to do it"

Report nofx March 7, 2017 8:26 PM GMT

Mar 1, 2017 -- 10:17PM, mouse trap wrote:


http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/andy-murray-maria-sharapova-doping-ban-wildcards-a7605281.htmlvMaria Sharapova‏ @MariaSharap0va  6h6 hours agoGot to disagree with @andy_murray on this oneSharapova Daily‏ @SharapovaDaily  5h5 hours ago#Sharapova: "Rome tournament has been the first one to contact with me to offer a WC. This means a lot for me." "I don't even remember Sharapova, we are not interested in her comeback." Garbine Muguruza. (let's hope they meet on the court soon, R1 in Rome would be great)


Cool

that's my girl :)

Report caramba March 8, 2017 2:58 PM GMT
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Report edy March 10, 2017 3:53 AM GMT
Is she back yet?
Report caramba March 10, 2017 4:11 AM GMT
no, that's an old photo from Indian Wells.
Report edy March 10, 2017 9:16 AM GMT
oh Sad
Report morrillo March 16, 2017 2:23 AM GMT
Is she back yet? I can't wait to back her outright and watch her win the title.
Report caramba March 17, 2017 11:59 AM GMT
40


Report nofx March 18, 2017 1:31 PM GMT
Report caramba March 24, 2017 4:01 PM GMT
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Report edy March 28, 2017 7:09 PM BST
nice horns
Report caramba April 2, 2017 5:15 PM BST
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Report Platini April 3, 2017 10:52 AM BST
12/1 for the French

LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report edy April 4, 2017 3:38 PM BST

Apr 2, 2017 -- 5:15PM, caramba wrote:


24


hot

Report caramba April 8, 2017 1:08 PM BST
18

Report nofx April 8, 2017 1:19 PM BST
that's not even a real plane, you can clearly see the studio in the background. #fake plane. sad
Report edy April 8, 2017 3:12 PM BST
You reckon the furry rat is real?
Report caramba April 8, 2017 3:24 PM BST
that's not a nice thing to say about Dolce
Report nofx April 8, 2017 3:32 PM BST
I have my reservations

also ferns do not make a bouquet. and they won't last like that for more than a few hours. so unless those are fake too you're just needlessly killing ferns
Report caramba April 15, 2017 6:59 PM BST
article on Maria for those of you speaking French:
http://www.leparisien.fr/magazine/grand-angle/tennis-maria-sharapova-soigne-son-retour-15-04-2017-6849519.php
the rest of us will have to rely on google translate
Report caramba April 19, 2017 2:08 AM BST
7

and today is a special day because Maria turns 30! Excited


Report caramba April 23, 2017 1:55 PM BST
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Report Platini April 23, 2017 2:10 PM BST
who does she play ?
Report caramba April 23, 2017 2:14 PM BST
Vinci
Report caramba April 24, 2017 10:28 AM BST
2

Report Platini April 25, 2017 12:22 PM BST
could hardly have picked a softer introduction. was she hand-picked ?  Laugh
Report caramba April 25, 2017 2:49 PM BST
1

Report caramba April 26, 2017 11:12 AM BST
The day we've been waiting for is finally here Excited

Report bb66 April 26, 2017 11:23 AM BST
only waiting to see the grunting woman lose
Report nofx April 26, 2017 12:29 PM BST
Report caramba April 26, 2017 1:21 PM BST
was gonna post this yesterday but forgot about it:
Report edy April 26, 2017 3:25 PM BST
Is she back yet?
Report caramba April 26, 2017 3:38 PM BST
stay tuned
Report edy April 26, 2017 3:47 PM BST
I can't wait!

Did you see her awesome "without meldonium" joke I posted in the spam thread the other day?
Report caramba April 26, 2017 3:49 PM BST
not really. I assumed it was from some hater so I ignored.
Report edy April 26, 2017 3:51 PM BST
Plain
Report edy April 26, 2017 3:53 PM BST
(At least some) Sugarpova packages state "bjes meldonium" (in cyrillic), which means "without meldonium" LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report caramba April 26, 2017 3:56 PM BST
if true that is very funny.
Report caramba April 26, 2017 5:25 PM BST
Report ;[p April 28, 2017 6:20 AM BST
she need to get wimbledon md wc,i will pray for it 3 times a day. roe qualies would be lost for ever if she get qualies wc.fortunatelly wimb snobs are likely to not to be such mugs and will keep masha for queueers
Report bb66 April 28, 2017 7:14 PM BST
She won't need a WC for Wimb qualies
Report Platini May 10, 2017 7:37 PM BST
oh dear, gubbed by a no-mark like Bouchard. Laugh
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