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View Poll Results: Which Russian has most sportsmanship IYO?
Maria Sharapova 16 22.86%
Anastasia Myskina 19 27.14%
Svetlana Kuznetsova 13 18.57%
Elena Dementieva 19 27.14%
Nadia Petrova 3 4.29%
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 09:25 AM
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I would say Sveta. She's very graceful in winning or losing. She always seems to have nice things to say about her opponents either they beat her or she beat them. She gained my respect after her loss to Davenpork at Toray PPO a few weeks when she said at the post match conference, she had some Japanese friends to show her around whom she had met and made friends with at her Sanchez Tennis Academy in Spain. She's different from most of the other Russians who seem willing to do anything to win cheating or using gamesmanship. Sveta always tries to play fair and square. Just tell me an occasion where she did something unsportsman like? I don't think you can come up with any.
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Like "She celebrated like she just won a Grand Slam"
She was just trying to be humorous then. Give me the benefit of the doubt, mate!  I like her all the better for her sense of humor!
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She was just trying to be humorous then. Give me the benefit of the doubt, mate!  I like her all the better for her sense of humor!
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I would say Sveta. She's very graceful in winning or losing. She always seems to have nice things to say about her opponents either they beat her or she beat them. She gained my respect after her loss to Davenpork at Toray PPO a few weeks when she said at the post match conference, she had some Japanese friends to show her around whom she had met and made friends with at her Sanchez Tennis Academy in Spain. She's different from most of the other Russians who seem willing to do anything to win cheating or using gamesmanship. Sveta always tries to play fair and square. Just tell me an occasion where she did something unsportsman like? I don't think you can come up with any.
nah... she said some bad things about maria after losing to her in aust open... maria beat her fair and square but she said she lost the match... and her criticism of maria is

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Dementieva. She seems quite gracious and pleasant to me.

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Kuznetsova did lose that match against Sharapova. She folded under the pressure and the heat. It didn't help that Sharapova is almost impossible to beat when she loses the first set and comes back to win the second. She doesn't make too much fuss Kuznetsova. Sharapova has become the Russian Serena, she rarely gives her opponents any credit.
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It is not unsportsmanlike to say things that are completely true. I would call something like Justine's hand incident or Capriati wanting to keep a point that was awarded by mistake unsportsmanlike.
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I would say Sveta. She's very graceful in winning or losing. She always seems to have nice things to say about her opponents either they beat her or she beat them. She gained my respect after her loss to Davenpork at Toray PPO a few weeks when she said at the post match conference, she had some Japanese friends to show her around whom she had met and made friends with at her Sanchez Tennis Academy in Spain.
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Hm...classiest? Give me a few weeks to decide.
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