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BBC:Nicole Vaidisova is a Sore Loser

Vey unusual for mild mannered BBC to write such a harsh story on a player.They portray Vaidisova as a self-involved,ungracious brat during her loss to the great Ana Ivanovic who crushed her very badly.
According to BBC:"She was ranting,shrieking and then,after being broken for 6-5 in the second,came the sudden tears.When she rose from her chair,her face was cherry red,and the ballboy at the net,..looked visibly shocked....After the match she refused to shake the umpire's hands,annoyed at ..calls in the tie-break,and stomped off the court."
But,"three hours later she was at the beach for a photo shoot!"
It looks we have have one more case of a player whose head has been washed into grandiosity and riches by her managers way before her time.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4387169.stm
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I think they weren't out to diss Nicole, but to make a point towards implying that being a tennis player, you are no longer just an athlete, you are a running business all by yourself! They just used this particular occasion as an example...
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I'm not too surprised by this story. I really like Nikki_V but I've witnessed her attitude in person and it's pretty bad. I don't think the BBC was too harsh on her, but we all have to remember that she's only a 15 yr old. I'm sure as she matures her attitude will improve. I wish someone would clue her in that keeping her composure can translate into a lot of positivity on court.

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Poor Nicole Does anyone have those crying pictures more and better quality? I wanna see what happened...
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Poor Nicole Does anyone have those crying pictures more and better quality? I wanna see what happened...
I had it in my avatar, but at the site of gettyimages, you see a couple of the pics during that match! I can't link them though!
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Just type the posted URL for the BBC article (not the attachment) and you'll get a higher quality photo of Nicole's tear jerking on court.
Also got to kep in mind that the way she acts is not just her but a reflection of the way managers and publicists transform players into vedettes and prima donnas.
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Well, I can't really blame the kid for crying but refusing to shake the umpire's hand! That's just bad form and I hope she apologized for doing it.
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Originally Posted by Sir Stefwhit
I'm not too surprised by this story. I really like Nikki_V but I've witnessed her attitude in person and it's pretty bad. I don't think the BBC was too harsh on her, but we all have to remember that she's only a 15 yr old. I'm sure as she matures her attitude will improve. I wish someone would clue her in that keeping her composure can translate into a lot of positivity on court.
True; but Nicole was very cool and mature on the BBC World
news show "HARD TALK" on their special feature about
young tennis stars from the Boliterri Academy during the
week of the Australian Open 2005. The reporter gave very
hard questions, while going out of his way to be very friendly
and gentle with a young Afro-American player the same age
as her during the interview.

Personally...I don't think they liked her much. Example of
the questions they gave Nicole..

"Don't you think in a way your deceiving yourself if you
imagine to be a #1 player and champion tennis player at
this young age? You say it's a dream; but aren't you really
simply deluding yourself for something that may never
happen?"

I'm not joking this is the type of question Nicole got!
The other young guy got this question..

"So, tell me how Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are
your role models?"



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True; but Nicole was very cool and mature on the BBC World
news show "HARD TALK" on their special feature about
young tennis stars from the Boliterri Academy during the
week of the Australian Open 2005. The reporter gave very
hard questions, while going out of his way to be very friendly
and gentle with a young Afro-American player the same age
as her during the interview.

Personally...I don't think they liked her much. Example of
the questions they gave Nicole..

"Don't you think in a way your deceiving yourself if you
imagine to be a #1 player and champion tennis player at
this young age? You say it's a dream; but aren't you really
simply deluding yourself for something that may never
happen?"

I'm not joking this is the type of question Nicole got!
The other young guy got this question..

"So, tell me how Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are
your role models?"



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The guy could've asked Nicole..."Who are your idols that you'd
like to follow in?" but noooo. He went straight for the "aren't
you deluding yourself" question. Rather harsh...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenout
True; but Nicole was very cool and mature on the BBC World
news show "HARD TALK" on their special feature about
young tennis stars from the Boliterri Academy during the
week of the Australian Open 2005. The reporter gave very
hard questions, while going out of his way to be very friendly
and gentle with a young Afro-American player the same age
as her during the interview.

Personally...I don't think they liked her much. Example of
the questions they gave Nicole..

"Don't you think in a way your deceiving yourself if you
imagine to be a #1 player and champion tennis player at
this young age? You say it's a dream; but aren't you really
simply deluding yourself for something that may never
happen?"

I'm not joking this is the type of question Nicole got!
The other young guy got this question..

"So, tell me how Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are
your role models?"


I was thinking the same
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I'm not too surprised by this story. I really like Nikki_V but I've witnessed her attitude in person and it's pretty bad. I don't think the BBC was too harsh on her, but we all have to remember that she's only a 15 yr old. I'm sure as she matures her attitude will improve. I wish someone would clue her in that keeping her composure can translate into a lot of positivity on court.
This is a totally different report than what I've heard from
young Komorli down at H2HQ who spent time at the
Bolitteri Academy a couple of months ago for some courses. She
seen Nicole and Sesil, and said they work really, really
hard. No bratting around- in fact Nicole's father cuts
that girl no slack to the point of shouting at her to hurry
up and fill her water bottles.

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