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Too bad I didn't have a little sister to play for me today????

What the hell was Dementieva thinking when she said that......



Even my mom said she's a bitch!





(and I know I'm going to get negative rep points for this, but I'm tired of Elena and her constant diss towards the girls)


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Did she really say that?

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I think that what she meant was that she had beaten Venus and that Serena (Venus' little sister) demolished her, SO if she had had a little sister to play in her place, maybe she would have won... I didn't think that was a bitchy remark. I thought it was cute. Maybe I just didn't understand
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I don't see any harm in it.
Serena IS Venus' little sister, and I'm sure she didn't like it when Elena beat Venus.

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I don't get it either.
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What the hell was Dementieva thinking when she said that......



Even my mom said she's a bitch!





(and I know I'm going to get negative rep points for this, but I'm tired of Elena and her constant diss towards the girls)
I don't think she was trying to be mean this time. I think she was trying to be funny.
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This was a horrible thing for her to say (the crowd gasped) but I'm trying very hard to give Elena the benefit of the doubt. I think she was aiming for self-deprecation (i played so badly i wish a sister took my place and saved the family the embarassment).

It was very clear today that Elena has trouble being funny in English. Humour is highly cultural, and one should have a very good command of the language and social norms before making quips. If she really intends no harm, she should steer away from the jokes.

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I don't think she was trying to be mean this time. I think she was trying to be funny.
When will they learn not to diss one of the sisters when you have to meet the other one. I also think it was cute when Serena said, "we have another 3 champion here, Venus".
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I don't think Elena meant it that way, I think it was joke lost in translation.

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It has been explained that Elena was trying to be funny.

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I don't think she was trying to be mean this time. I think she was trying to be funny.
Maybe in the future she should stop trying to be funny!!! Her serve is funny enough!!!
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I think it is quite funny! A dig at Venus? lol. Don't people see that Elena was digging herself by saying that.

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I think she meant no harm.

She meant that too bad she could not have a younger better Elena Dementieva out there today to better compete against the great ass kicking wonderful serving Serena Williams.

Basically Elena was ragging on herself and her own piss poor pathetic play and praising the just too good Serena Williams. She basically told the media that she had to be some android CLONE ELENA to win today.

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This was a horrible thing for her to say (the crowd gasped) but I'm trying very hard to give Elena the benefit of the doubt. I think she was aiming for self-deprecation (i played so badly i wish a sister took my place and saved the family the embarassment).

It was very clear today that Elena has trouble being funny in English. Humour is highly cultural, and one should have a very good command of the language and social norms before making quips. Is she really intends no harm, she should steer away from the jokes.
this the best summation I have read so far....so true.
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This was a horrible thing for her to say (the crowd gasped) but I'm trying very hard to give Elena the benefit of the doubt. I think she was aiming for self-deprecation (i played so badly i wish a sister took my place and saved the family the embarassment).
She made the statement in the United States and with all the other krep she talked all week I think there is no way anyone can misunderstand what she meant.

The response of the audience tells the story. She was not misunderstood.
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