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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby jaydeep » Thu May 26, 2016 11:46 am

I am shocked, how parents give so much mental burden to young children :damn:

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby Tolamu » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:21 am

ITF suspended Maria Sharapova for 2 years for doping!!!!!!

What a disgrace.!

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby suresh » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:32 am

Tolamu wrote:What a disgrace.!


Is Maria a disgrace or ITF for suspending her? I am not a huge Maria fan but I think there were some mitigating circumstances whereby they could have given a lesser ban.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby prasen9 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:10 am

The mitigating circumstances seem shady. The only real defence perhaps is that this drug has not been shown to be harmful. So, a lot of Russians, etc. thought it was a supplement.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby suresh » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:14 am

Given that the drug just entered the banned list, she may have deserved the benefit of doubt.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby Varma » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:11 pm

Add to it the fact that she has been using it for many years, and she had shown the evidence of it too. I am not a huge fan of Maria either, but this long a ban is really harsh and senseless.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby Sin Hombre » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:11 pm

Meldonium has been used as a masking agent for EPO for many years. It is about time tennis takes doping seriously.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby prasen9 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:08 pm

I hope people here have read about the case. Here is an article that sort of explains why the ban: Guardian article The standard treatment is for 4-6 weeks. I think the substance was taken as a performance enhancer and perhaps the ban is fine.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby Sin Hombre » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:47 am

prasen9 wrote:I hope people here have read about the case. Here is an article that sort of explains why the ban: Guardian article The standard treatment is for 4-6 weeks. I think the substance was taken as a performance enhancer and perhaps the ban is fine.


She has been doping her entire career; there is an argument to be made that the ban is too little.


There is a revealing line in the damning 33-page ruling against Maria Sharapova when her former doctor instructs her that “during games of special importance, you can increase your mildronate dose to 3-4 pills (1 hr before the match)”.

Games of special importance? It seems an extremely bizarre way to prescribe a substance supposedly aimed at treating a specific condition, rather than enhancing performance.

This is the same doctor who had Sharapova taking 18 remedies at the age of 18, and as many as 30 five years later. All that jumping around the court with so many pills inside her, it is a surprise that she did not rattle.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby PKBasu » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:39 pm

Serena is, without question, the greatest of all time on the women's side, with 22 Slam singles and 13 in doubles. Amazing! And the sisters have another doubles final coming up shortly!

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby Sathya » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:37 pm

And Serena wins her doubles too... double delight !!! Its her 14th Grandslam in Doubles.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby Varma » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:22 pm

Hi Sathya! Long time, no see! How have you been? Welcome back! Looks like your boy has grown up :)

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby Sathya » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:31 pm

Thank You Varma-ji. Very happy to be remembered. Ever since there was a restriction on internet in our company, I had gone silent. Yes, My son is now 12 years playing cricket, for one year he is trying to be leg spinner (In this process, I have learnt a bit about Cricket, the game I never played even at a streeet cricket level) !! He also just joined Karate for last 2 weeks.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby suresh » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:13 am

Welcome back Sathya.

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Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Postby Sathya » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:04 pm

suresh wrote:Welcome back Sathya.


Thank You Suresh. Very happy to be back !!!


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