Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sometimes U.S./Sometimes Asia
I personally find players' bitchy comments rather funny. And just about every top player has had moments of bitchiness. I hope I'm remembering these right:
Steffi Graf: 1) I can't believe [Gabriela Sabatini] doesn't speak better English after living in America for so long. 2) I think it will be hard for [Martina Navratilova] to get used to being number two. I think she should retire. 3) (in response to Gabriela saying that Steffi was feeling too much stress from being number one) She's never been number one, so how should she know?
Martina Navratilova: 1) (after Shaun Stafford dared to smile during their match) I wanted to tell her to cut it out and act like a professional. 2) (about Monica Seles during their Wimbledon match) She sounds like a pig out here. 3) (about Steffi's assorted injuries) Steffi always has an excuse ready for when she loses.
Chris Evert: 1) (about the whole Graf-Seles debate) If someone had stabbed Martina, I would have won a lot more Slams, too. 2) (about Aranxta Sanchez Vicario) She knows I was injured when she beat me at the French, but she crowed about it anyways. She had very little respect. 3) (about Monica) I was very upset about her grunting when I lost to her in Houston. I think someone told her, because when I played her at the U.S. Open, the grunting wasn't as loud.
Gabriela Sabatini: 1) (when asked if she ever considered asking Steffi out to dinner since they were partners in doubles) No. She'd probably just stare at me.
Aranxta Sanchez Vicario: 1) (about Serena) She has no respect for anybody. 2) (about Jana Novotna) She has no respect for anybody. 3) (about Mary Joe Fernandez before their impending French semi) I usually beat her easy, so I'm not worried. (Aranxta went on to lose 6-2,6-2!)
Zina Garrison: 1) (about Lori McNeil after Zina lost the match on a netcord) She's the luckiest player in tennis. Things like that happen to her all the time. 2) (about Monica after she offered flowers to Zina at the start at the match) It was just a cheap ploy to win applause. It was all I could do to not smash the flowers in her face.
I'll do more players later, if you guys are interested...