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I feel so sorry for Maria and Serena.

Now I just joined up here a few weeks ago. But when I read many of the comments concerning both these players I really do feel so sorry for them. What have they done thatís so bad? If itís not their sportswear, itís the modelling, if itís not the acting itís their poor attitude they have (what poor attitude is this?) theyíre both very competitive, nothing wrong in this. Yet every little quote or titbit they say is analysed beyond comprehension, with each rival fan base venomously attacking the other. Itís not as if itís a criticism of their game fans make, because itís quite obvious that most of the critics have not seen either lady play in the flesh, or else they would clearly see that Serena is one of the true greats of the sport, and Maria will become one of the greats.
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Now I just joined up here a few weeks ago. But when I read many of the comments concerning both these players I really do feel so sorry for them. What have they done thatís so bad? If itís not their sportswear, itís the modelling, if itís not the acting itís their poor attitude they have (what poor attitude is this?) theyíre both very competitive, nothing wrong in this. Yet every little quote or titbit they say is analysed beyond comprehension, with each rival fan base venomously attacking the other. Itís not as if itís a criticism of their game fans make, because itís quite obvious that most of the critics have not seen either lady play in the flesh, or else they would clearly see that Serena is one of the true greats of the sport, and Maria will become one of the greats.
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No need to feel sorry for them. We should feel sorry for those who live in third world countries, not millionaire tennis princesses.

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No need to feel sorry for them. We should feel sorry for those who live in third world countries, not millionaire tennis princesses.
Even though you may have meant this reply to be sarcastic. I must say that I completely agree with you here. Though I will add that we should feel for those "3rd world countries" who's native are starving, disease stricken, at civil war, etc... but not all of them. Some people are completely satisfied and happy with the small amount and/or simple things they have, though it may come accoss to us as poor.
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Even though you may have meant this reply to be sarcastic. I must say that I completely agree with you here. Though I will add that we should feel for those "3rd world countries" who's native are starving, disease stricken, at civil war, etc... but not all of them. Some people are completely satisfied and happy with the small amount and/or simple things they have, though it may come accoss to us as poor.
Well, this doesn't stop me feeling sorry for celebs + sportsstars who are often not in the right position to cope with their fame. I also think the original poster meant more they felt sorry that they get so many hateful messages around this forum.


This does not stop me being sorry for those in 3rd world countries or conditions, and this kind of situation, I fully support all kinds of charitable causes to help them.

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Now I just joined up here a few weeks ago. But when I read many of the comments concerning both these players I really do feel so sorry for them. What have they done thatís so bad? If itís not their sportswear, itís the modelling, if itís not the acting itís their poor attitude they have (what poor attitude is this?) theyíre both very competitive, nothing wrong in this. Yet every little quote or titbit they say is analysed beyond comprehension, with each rival fan base venomously attacking the other. Itís not as if itís a criticism of their game fans make, because itís quite obvious that most of the critics have not seen either lady play in the flesh, or else they would clearly see that Serena is one of the true greats of the sport, and Maria will become one of the greats.
i know.its pathetic.
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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:58 PM
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Ach, it's all apart of the game and competition to have rivals and fans hating each other. It happens in all sports, why should tennis be any different? It's fun to argue and lament about our favs against their rivals. If there weren't rivalries, it would be boring. It's fun to get excited and hyped up about a certain match because two rivals are playing and one or the other player's fans can have their day at rubbing it in after the match is over. That's what sports is all about.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2005, 12:41 AM
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i agree leave! why does'nt everyone try saying one nice thing about their rivals main competition every time the post any trifle of minutia about their fav.

i bet people would stop post so many inane polls about beauty and physical attributes right away if this was made into a rule.

as an aside i feel sorry for serena / maria/ etc and i alos feel sorry for poeple and animals in bad situations around the world.

certainly you can feel both? cant you harloo?
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Ach, it's all apart of the game and competition to have rivals and fans hating each other.
It didn't USED to be that way in the sport of tennis.
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Well I don't feel SORRY for them...because as harloo said, they are not exactly in positions to warrant our sympathy. However I do feel they are unfairly criticised and scrutinised. These are two players that are exactly what the tour needs!! They are determind, fiesty, ambitious, glamorous women who would be a great advert for any sport. I love watching them play becuase its entertaining, and that they are not afraid to show their feelings and display a bit of attitude is great to see.

A few years ago, especially on the mens side, there were complaints that tennis had no characters, no interesting faces. Serena and Maria are now probably two of the biggest sports stars, male or female, on the planet....so why do we criticise them so much?? I think they're fabulous!!

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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2005, 01:38 AM
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i wonder if any tennis players .............actually do come on this board...........i mean if i was a tennis player i would want to come on here and see what people are saying about me
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Even though you may have meant this reply to be sarcastic. I must say that I completely agree with you here. Though I will add that we should feel for those "3rd world countries" who's native are starving, disease stricken, at civil war, etc... but not all of them. Some people are completely satisfied and happy with the small amount and/or simple things they have, though it may come accoss to us as poor.

Good post.

I think life is sweeter in my so-called "third world" country (friends, family, more relaxed), although I have to be in the first world and work so hard for a doggone meal.

Believe it or not a lot of people there live better lives than Europeans/Americans so don't feel too sorry for them.

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