Why play if you are going to retire????? - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 482
 
Why play if you are going to retire?????

Why do the williams' play tennis when all they do is retire when they are being slaughtered, mostly in the final sets?:

1. 1998 Toshiba Challenge-down 0-4 against Mary Pierce in the 3rd set and venus retires.

2. 1999 German Open-down 3-6 2-3 against Aranxta and Serena retires.

3. 2000 Lipton Championships- down 5-2 in the third against Paola Suarez and Serena retires.

4. 2000 du Maurier Open- Serena is down 0-3 in the third and she retires.

5. 2001 Indian Wells-Venus withdraws without even playing coz she is playing her sister.

6. 2001 Sanex Championships- Venus doesn't play coz Serena is playing and an investigation is being launched.
conchita is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 07:23 AM
Senior Member
 
Dawn Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: North by Northwest
Posts: 15,035
                     
LMAO.. *Conchita* I thought you were refering to Conchita... seriously. I was so going to say *what is Conchi retireing soon?*

LOL@this thread. Quick somebody give me all stats of all wta tour players who have retired or drop out of doubles due to injury. Oh well whatever the case Serena and Venus are winning titles and slams.

Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. "Cree Native American Prophecy"
Dawn Marie is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 09:30 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 10,792
                     
You go dawn marie!!!!!!!!
Jakeev is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 10:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,707
                     
Well...they obviously retire cuz they're injured. They're too competitive to retire because they're losing...I don't think they would do that...

And what's the point of continuing if u can't give it 100%. You know that you have no chance of winning because of injury, and you can just make the injury worse...
MaRKy MaRk is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 10:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 264
 
obviously, an attempt to rile up williams fans...
Ms. Lively is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 11:34 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: My Bedroom, My Home, Aust
Posts: 529
                     
now you know this is gonna start a big fight right, not from me though since i aint a big williams fan as you can probably see lol

s ll sd,..s bs t thr,..d ll wtd ws smbd wh crs..


|| Good Luck to Lindsay Davenport ||
lrg bllt is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 12:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,870
                     
im sorry but 5 and 6 don't apply....

yes mark. but the question was why play if you're going to retire. not why retire if ever you're losing

i dunno. maybe cos they're tennis players who play tennis? but suffer misfortune in the form of injuries in the course of their careers....
marshmellow is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 02:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Experimentee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,064
                     
How many times has venus played on, even when she was carrying an injury? A few recent matches at the AO and Dubai spring to mind...
Experimentee is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 02:17 PM
Vamorza!
 
Zamboni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Nederland
Posts: 90,237
                     
please not this again

It's annoying if players retire with only 1 or 2 games to play but they could make their injury worse in those games, and than everybody would say that they should have retired.

Why am I even reacting seriously to this?

I may not dare to show you
I might just walk away or crawl under another rock
It's so tempting
Zamboni is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 03:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: florida
Posts: 24,503
                     
Re: Why play if you are going to retire?????

Quote:
Originally posted by conchita
Why do the williams' play tennis when all they do is retire when they are being slaughtered, mostly in the final sets?:


5. 2001 Indian Wells-Venus withdraws without even playing coz she is playing her sister.

6. 2001 Sanex Championships- Venus doesn't play coz Serena is playing and an investigation is being launched.
They weren't playing in these matches. It was impossible for them to retire.

-one of those "bad" Williams fans that everyone keeps talking about


OFFICIAL BLACKSMITH OF THE ROYAL COURT

I don't mind straight people as long as they act gay in public!
Pureracket is offline  
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 03:04 PM
double-dog daredevil
 
griffin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: self-imposed exile
Posts: 12,049
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by adnil

Why am I even reacting seriously to this?
I was wondering that, myself

Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men.
--Robert Heinlein
griffin is offline  
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 05:31 PM
Kart & I against the WtaWorld!
 
Rocketta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 35,911
                     
Rocketta is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 05:49 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Paris
Posts: 11,719
                     
I think that they don't want to give there opponent a full score... But it's the same with Martina: If she loses she blames it on an injury.... Those world-class players just can't handle a loss against players who are outside the top20.

A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening ear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn.
E. Blackadder is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2002, 01:57 AM
Senior Member
 
LucasArg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 16,318
                     
Conchita

I know you re 16, and this is your 17th post
LucasArg is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2002, 02:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: United States
Posts: 7,274
                     
woohoo hater alert hater alert! lol threads like this are sooooo transparent. Its so obvious that miss conchita can't stand the sisters, too bad, maybe you're favorite will start to make some noise on court.

I can name a hundred names of players who have retired in matches. It happens. Injuries happen. If you can't understand that then something is truly wrong with you. Why not start watching checker matches or something?
Cybelle Darkholme is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome