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Best loser on tour?

K, after reading about Svetlana, it certainly isn't her

Just wondering who you felt was the best loser, - for me its Venus - she is very classy, never any excuses when she loses, unlike her sister. I would also say Myskina is a very good loser, and Davenport also

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Williams, visibly shaken, said: "No loss is a lot of fun. My serve wasn't there the way I wanted to be."

Isn't that an excuse too?


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monica seles is the best loser ever... but hey, didn't happen very often, now did it? i don't remember anyone ever being as consistently graceful.

lindsay has said some catty things but she's usually pretty good.

dementieva always seems to have things to say in her defeat. it's also credit to her because she has to deal with SO many questions about her serve and her mental fortitude after every loss and she never really deflects it or says bad things about her opponents.

myskina- can't think of anytime she wasn't graceful, maybe i missed it.

sharapova- she never makes statements that she played like crap when she loses, but she does fall back on her age frequently i suppose. but it's always in a way where she's saying "i'm only 17, i have some things to work on. this was a good experience because now i know what to practice and how to gorw." as opposed to "i played like crap, otherwise i would have won." she never disses anyone. i think maria needs to be mentioned because she's under sooo much scrutiny right now, and as far as grace and composure are concerned, she gets high marks.
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Williams, visibly shaken, said: "No loss is a lot of fun. My serve wasn't there the way I wanted to be."

Isn't that an excuse too?
i think that's being picky.
she's talking about her serve, that's perfectly fine. she's saying she was unable to do what was necessary to win. she's not suggesting that with a good serving day that she certainly would have won.
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Monica

Lindsay

Venus

I'm sure we can all pull out past comments from all of them which were suspect but nowadays their responses to a loss are generally exemplary IMHO.
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Lindsay always gives her opponent a smile and a couple of words at the net, even with Svetlana at the US open.

Myskina is always friendly, she reacted amazingly when Lindsay beat her in Filderstadt. She's also very tactful when she beats someone like when she beat Likhovtsova this week.

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I was the best loser. No one lost more than me!

you got lucky that Martina picked you and won everything with you
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davenport, she always smiles and congratulates the other person, but doesnt shake the umpires hand if they blatently were shite!

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Lindsay always gives her opponent a smile and a couple of words at the net, even with Svetlana at the US open.

Myskina is always friendly, she reacted amazingly when Lindsay beat her in Filderstadt. She's also very tactful when she beats someone like when she beat Likhovtsova this week.
Yep, Filderstadt was fun. She was so into smiling at Lindz at the net, she even forgot on which bench she put her stuff on

Who else? Definetly Venus!!!

Men: Just have to say Agassi...classiest player on earth!
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