And why does Maria have to oblige with what people want to see?, she is on the court to win matches and tournaments not to be the winner of a popularity contest. The majority of players couldn't really give a damn about what the crowd expect them to do, so why should Maria do what the crowd and supporters wanted to see from her?
U are just contradicting urself here. For example, in one of the Serena threads, U would sometimes use the defense that Serena needs to play b/c her fans want to see her and blaa blaa blaa. Now all of a sudden, it's a different case just b/c it's Sharapova? The issue w/ Serena is off court, whereas Maria's is on court. And don't give me any bulls**t about Sharapova not trying to win a popularity contest when u know damn well that she is.
No she is trying to win tournaments firstly, that's the bottom line. That Serena example is really not very useful at all, as Maria being on court so her fans can at least see her play but not going over to an injured player is a totally different issue to Serena not being on the court at all, so her fans can't see her play tennis.
To all- Some people need to realise that I'm bound to defend my favourite player when she is getting bashed, defending a person and trying to impose my views about her being hated or not are two completely different aspects that need to be learnt. Arcforce if Venus was playing a full schedule and being bashed then you'd more than likely be defending her, Wilsonboy if Serena was on Tour all the time yet still be bashed you'd defend her, the same as if Fed was being bashed all the time I think we'd see a fair few people defending him. That's just the way it goes, but some of us are more passionate about our sport than other's and show our emotions more and that's something that some people need to accept, we're all not robots that act the same, we're very different people.