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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2016, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Who will be the new VIP of tennis?

Now that Ivanovic has retired, who will be the ascendant to the almighty position of VIP

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Originally Posted by Cp6uja View Post
It's really annoying and disrespectful to see some big names of this game, which sells tickets and push on higher level every event which they entry - in same group with some protected local girls (losers?) and that is never happen so often like in current era of womens tennis. So WC Clijsters won last US Open, WC Henin reach final at last Australian Open (even International level event in Stuttgart where she reach title Justine must to play with that disrespectful "WC" remark). When great Martina Hingis come back in 2006 she must to play like WC Hingis, and before AO/2007 where she reach title like #81 ranked Serena XXI-GOAT Williams must to play like WC several 2006 WTA events!? Maria Sharapova WTA superstar with global celebrity status was arguable by far biggest name and star at last seasons Warsaw Open, but thanks to temporary rankings problems which she has in that time there is also that annoying WC part right to her name... etc... etc... (there is for sure some other examples). So do You think this confusion about participation of WTA biggest stars (former #1 & slam champs) should be ended and theirs commitments when they is in some temporary bad ranking problem should be presented on different way (not like for all others Wild Cards)?

Here is some GS Entry Lists examples (at smaller events it looks even more ridiculous) from near past how that should looks in future:

Australian Open 2006:
WC Martina Hingis
VIP Martina Hingis
WC Lauren Breadmore
WC Sophie Ferguson...etc...

US Open 2006:
WC Serena Williams
VIP Serena Williams
WC Jessica Kirkland
WC Laurin Albanese
WC Alexa Glatch...etc...

US Open 2009:
WC Kim Clijsters
VIP Kim Clijsters
WC Mallory Cecil
WC Gail Brodsky
WC Christina McHale...etc...

Australian Open 2010:
WC Justine Henin
VIP Justine Henin
WC Stephanie Cohen-Aloro
WC Coco Vandeweghe...etc...

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Originally Posted by Cp6uja View Post
This thread is opened only with intention to give another chance to so many posters here which don't knows too much about tennis (or sport in general) and also have zero sense of humor, to make once again fool of thyself... ...but on other hand You are actually right... despite obvious sarcasm (I not count people with zero humor sense) there is still something really serious in that OP. It's subject - how should to be treatment on tour for big names of game when they is in troubles, or trying to comeback after long pause (no matter about reasons), and this subject can be related to any other sport.

Maybe I'm been too much defensive in middle of July when so many "experts" here start to talking (right after RG & Wimbledon combined disaster) how Ana Ivanovic should to give up and retire and start to complain why couple tournaments in the row give her WC's this summer... and even start to call her WC whore, and claim that she should to play only MM (and even challengers) due hers current ranking (she drop from TOP50 in that time), no matter what she do in near past in tennis (which also speak about her abilities) and what she do for WTA tour promotion and popularity like one of most popular tours stars. Last year Sharapova is out of TOP50 on couple weeks, last month or two ago Ivanovic, now Dinara Safina (or to mentioned comeback cases of two Belgians or Hingis after big pauses).

I'm proud that just week after I open this thread we have famous case about Montreal Rogers Cup and Ana Ivanovic Wild Card affair, and week or two after that one very ugly episode with Serena Williams and one pathetic ATP event (L.A.) where we also see unacceptable and disrespectful treatment for one WTA star. That means that I start discussion about right thing in right time, and it's not my problem why for example (when discussion about this become serious during Rogers Cup WC case) so many members of this forum (including several moderators) have totally wrong perception what (former) big names with great previous career or/and big star-power means for this game (or any other sport). I intentionally mentioned TF moderators here because in next couple weeks (before Ivanovic start to shows some signs of life in Cincinnati and USO) they tendencially start to promote VIP in every title related to Ivanovic, and unlike whole (real) tennis world this forum administration is so deeply on Rogers Cup tournament director side in whole that case, even when that tournament director himself realize how big mistake he doing when his tournament become first ever in history which reject WC request of some former #1 player (which is also former champion of that event).

I opened this thread, and now, 10 weeks later I send here my first serious post (after sarcastic OP and couple ironic answers later), and like I say, I'm proud for opening this, no matter whats latter happen with this VIP remark on TF (thanks to TF officials I must say once again) and how they been used (at least they replace much more disgusting "RIP" used previously in Ivanovic slump case). And I always here insist on some (at least) minimum respect which big WTA names deserve to have, not only in Ana Ivanovic case. In past I'm been one of loudest here in protest how WTA decide to finish Martina Hingis career humiliate her with that giant suspension like she is biggest cheater in womens tennis history, how French tennis federation badly handled Beijing Olympic case with theirs biggest Open Era star Amelie Mauresmo, or Australians in Jelena Dokic AO/08 WC case... or that WTA MUST to give 2009 USO champion Wild Card for YEC/09, and only time when I banned from this forum (for no reason of course) is when I defending Serena Williams contra-reaction here against ATP L.A. tournament organizers which been very disrespectful to her and make happy several trolls and spammers from this forum, which force me for some reaction, but mods once again support wrong side her... like this is forum AGAINST WTA stars, instead ABOUT WTA stars

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There can only be one VIP, and that's Sailor Anci (or Super Sailor Anci or Sailor Fistpump, whichever decided to show up on that day. She's a little like Cyprine and Ptilol in that sense).

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There can be only one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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VIP is unique. Ana is unique. There's no substitute, sorry.
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Very Irrelevant Player? Agree entirely
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Re: Who will be the new VIP of tennis?

Wrong title. VIP's of tennis: Aga- magician, 6-time fan favourite, more hot shots than wins this year. Kerber by her domination. Serena for her passion and determination to play.

I love Ana and her memories of excellent forehand play. But she was not VIP of tennis for long time. She was off-court VIP with few occasional big results.

Like Azarenka and her romantic relationship with the fridge since 2014 AO QF.
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It wouldn't work for anyone else because, as you've reminded everyone, it all came about because of Cp6uja's posts, admittedly relating more generally to top players, but then specifically to Ana, and that's how it's been interpreted ever since. There can only ever be one VIP on TF.

What I will miss is that Ana gif where she's between games talking to another player that has been used on here as a meme in countless different ways. I can't find it now.

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