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Weirthem's nasty comments on Serena's win

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Let's start by dispensing praise to both the U.S. and Spanish Davis Cup teams that will play for the chalice the first week of December. The Yanks had no trouble with Belarus, and Spain beat France. For the whole rundown, including more British heartache, check out the Davis Cup Web site.

At the WTA's China Open event in Beijing, Serena Williams won her first title since taking the Nasdaq-100 Open title in March, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova in a hotly-contested final. Serena not only saved two match points but stopped Kuznetsova from winning her third straight title. It marked Serena's 25th title. In the doubles, Emmanuelle Gagliardi and Dinara Safina beat Gisela Dulko and Maria Vento-Kabchi. In a rare mixed doubles event, Tripp Phillips and Gagliardi beat Justin Gimelstob and Jill Craybas.


As many of you have inferred, we generally hold Serena in high regard. But could someone please impress upon her how tiresome (and insufferably arrogant) her "I played poorly" routine has become? After saving multiple match points Sunday to beat the hottest player on Tour, Serena remarked: "I just played crazy ... It's kind of encouraging that I was able to win when I wasn't playing my best today.'' New rule (nod to Bill Maher): Either play your best for once, or stop pouring salt on your opponents' wounds by beating them and ungraciously noting how lousily you performed. Enough already.

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I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.

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Last time I read his predictions.
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i agree with him

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she is classy in some ways, but this routine is def annoying and rude, no one can play their best in every match so she needs to accept that

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and rena's fans always claim that she's so classy
Serena is indeed classy unlike the cheating Henin-Hardenne.

For the most part every player in some capacity are critical of their play. However we will never hear Weirthless, or the detractors(such as yourself) criticize others for saying they did not play their best.

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I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.

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Well I basically agree but he doesn't have to be so mean about it.
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I agree with him. Serena always does this and people (have been) are getting fed up.
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I agree as well.. Let the players have some credit, whats ironic with her is she'll do the PR thing and give them credit and then end a interview with a comment like that, which obviously contradicts everything she said BEFORE that comment. Its definitely getting old.

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I don't hear him attacking a certain someone consistently using the tired and annoying response "I'm only 17!"

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I don't hear him attacking a certain someone consistently using the tired and annoying response "I'm only 17!"
The Media says that more than she does.

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I agree with him. Serena always does this and people (have been) are getting fed up.
I find it strange that little is said when others claim they did not play well. Although, I will say that sometimes Serena does put 2 on the 10 when talking about her game I just don't understand how everyone else is excused?

I really think it proves the point that the sisters are damned if they do, and damned if they don't.

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The Media says that more than she does.
good excuse!

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I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.

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Frankly having watched the match Sveta would be more justified in saying that she would have won at something just a bit nearer her best - her best was better than Serena's for much of the second set and if she had been able to sustain her level and avoid a few key errors Sveta was a clear winner in two. It was Ok for serena to say it when she was the best player around but since her ranking (or her race position) now gives a pretty good idea of how well she can currently play its plain silly to keep on with the line. At some point she has to realise she no longer is the best and find out why and try and do something about it rather than just keep on repeating it. You can't rebuild a reputation based on hot air alone and expect players not to believe what they actually see and you can't convince yourself everything is fine when your forehand often looks like its having a love affair with the middle of the net.
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I never understood how Serena saying she played badly meant the other person wasn't good enough. If by Serena's own standards, she didn't play the way she wanted to or felt she could, who is someone not in her place and body to tell her any different?

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he's right. deal with it.

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