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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2004, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Kudos to Vera!!

I read this on another board:

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I am watching my tape of the Venus/Vera
match and Vera has just got me in her
camp (behind the WS of course). The line
umpire called a shot by Venus out and Vera
indicated the shot was in until they
corrected the call. This caused Vera to
replay the shot and she ended up a break
point down and then was broken. It takes
a truly great sportsman to do that. Vera
proved that she wants to win fair and
square.
Not many players will do this. I really commend Vera for wanting beat Venus with her good play and not accept bad line calls



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I saw that, I didn't expect Vera to give Venus anything in that match, but she was a good sport about that line call. I remember thinking to myself, "You got to be kdding me, that ball was soooo in!!"
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Knizzle
I read this on another board:


Not many players will do this. I really commend Vera for wanting beat Venus with her good play and not accept bad line calls



Wow she is really learning from Henin.. Welldone Vera show what real sportsmanship is

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great sport Vera
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I guess a thread about sportsmanship doesn't attract too many replies on this board, lol.
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I'm proud of Vera, but I wouldn't expect any less of her. She knew that she would be cheating both Venus and herself if she didn't speak up. She showed to everyone that she values honesty above winning .

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Bravo to Vera for her good sportsmanship.
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It's especially refreshing with today's mindset of win at any cost.
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Wow! I'm impressed. Didn't expect her to have such sportsmanship.
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Jenny did the same thing early in her career. i remember one commentator cynically remarking that she'd know better in a few years.

seems like the more seasoned players adopt a more flexible approach. some calls go for yah and some don't ... usually they balance themselves out over time.

kudos to Vera anyway!

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I saw that too while I was watching my tape. I was so shock, she just turned to the umpire and said the ball was in, it was a deuce point, so it would have have been advantage Vera, but she replayed the point and it was advantage Venus, and then Venus won the other point and broke her serve. I can't help but admire her, she definitely earned my respect, I'm seeing her through a new set of eyes!

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WOW! that is trully admirable
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