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Conchita is a great clay court player....but...

when Venus beat her, it was ...well she hasn't beaten anyone of note.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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She beat Hingis on clay when Martina was number 1 (was it Berlin 2000?)

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She's long past her peak and not nearly as good or effective as she used to be. She was in a serious streak in '95 and was claimed by many to be the favorite to win the FO that year. Now that she is so old, she doesn't have the quickness, confidence.. well anything but experience and her moonballs used to be more effecitve I believe but still good enough to frustrate most of the field.
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um, I do believe I see where you're going with this...
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She is still playing well....no matter how erratic her results are.
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Just like Kuznetsova was all of a sudden a "nobody" when Venus beats her.
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She beat Hingis on clay when Martina was number 1 (was it Berlin 2000?)
So did Venus so what's your point?

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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she hasn't beaten anyone of note.
Have you been following tennis exactly since when then? Last month?


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Have you been following tennis exactly since when then? Last month?
You obviously misunderstood my statement, and that's probably because

a) English isn't your first language

b) you took it out of context

c) you only used half a quote

d) ALL OF THE ABOVE

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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You obviously misunderstood my statement, and that's probably because

a) English isn't your first language

b) you took it out of context

c) you only used half a quote

d) ALL OF THE ABOVE
e) She correctly just assumed you'll say something stupid.
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Conchita is a great clay court player....but...
when Venus beat her, it was ...well she hasn't beaten anyone of note


Oh, someone accusing me of bad English I love when that happens. Thanks . So please enlighten me, what did you mean by your perfectly grammatically constructed sentence (obviously from a native English speaker, I should add)?


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Conchita is a great clay court player....but...
when Venus beat her, it was ...well she hasn't beaten anyone of note


Oh, someone accusing me of bad English I love when that happens. Thanks . So please enlighten me, what did you mean by your perfectly grammatically constructed sentence (obviously from a native English speaker, I should add)?
He was saying that when Vee beat Conchita people were still saying that Venus hadn't beat anyone of note. Was obvious to me.
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He was saying that when Vee beat Conchita people were still saying that Venus hadn't beat anyone of note. Was obvious to me.
Aha! so the subject in the last sentence is "Venus", and then, the insult is still that Conchita is a nobody, right? or is there a different meaning?


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e) She correctly just assumed you'll say something stupid.
F) you came in and did the job for me

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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