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Why are people sympathizing so much for Myskina?

I don't understand why so many people, including commentators, are going on and on about Myskina and her personal problems. I mean, I have no idea how Myskina feels, and I know she must be going through a really rocky time in her life, but Venus and Serena's sister was murdered and they both had injuries. When they came back on tour, everyone was like, "Enough with the excuses. They have had a long time to get over the death of their sister." I'm just shocked. Anastasia shouldn't play tennis if her mother is seriously ill. Why isn't she with her in Moscow, or wherever she is? Why isn't she supporting her? Why did so many people go against Venus and Serena when they blamed some of their losses for the many things that have transpired over the past year.

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ok do you really want answers or was this a way to vent frustrastion? I feel your pain. I will say although people (the media) barely mentioned Yuntunde's murder as a reason that V or S were out of sorts it's not Myskina's fault. It's not Myskina's fault that the american media namely the female tennis players turned commentators are hateful biotches.
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People are sympathising with Nastya because her mother has cancer. This is not hard to understand

Most people sympathised with Venus and Serena, too. A minority didn't, which was unpleasant, but there was no "everyone" about it.

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Anastasia shouldn't play tennis if her mother is seriously ill. Why isn't she with her in Moscow, or wherever she is? Why isn't she supporting her?
She wasn't going to play RG, but her mother wanted her to.
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I read somewhere a couple of days ago that Myskina did not really want to play, but her mother asked her to go to France and try to defend her title. I think Myskina was really trying to respect her mothers wishes when all of her heart said she should not be at RG. Lots of people also have had family members who have battled cancer, so it is something that hits to home for many.I think it is impossible for the majority of the world to have any comprehension how devastating having a loved one murdered is and that leads to some of the idiotic comments made towards the WS.
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I don't think people were that unsympathetic to Venus and Serena at the time but I agree it's been easily forgotten whilst people forever mention Monica Seles' father's death prior to her French open final appearance in 1998.

When the news broke of their sister's death the messages of sympathy were pretty much universal from what I remember.

It might be worth asking this question a year or so down the line if Myskina still struggles and people aren't talking about her mother.

For the time being, people are sympathising because it's a sad story !
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Why did you post this topic?
Are you happy with Myskina's personal problems?
When Yetunde was killed, V&S were not playing on tour and when they came back everybody (I think and I hope) recognized it was sad and affected a lot her game. What happened to the williams is even worse than what's happening to Myskina but even if you don't appreciate Nastya's for her game or whatever, you have to feel sorry for her.
In fact her Mother ordered her to play the French, so I think she is very couragous to face such a difficult situation

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i don't really know what you're talking about. i recall pam shriver talking about the unfortunate events in the williams family over the last few years several times while commentating the sisters' matches. also, it was one of te top stories in tennis on the espn website, constantly being updated about the case, new witnesses, and all that every once in a while.

myskina went into the french open as the defending champion andin a huge slump. she just told them about her mother's illness, and it IS a story. she hasn't been the same myskina for a while now. her french open match was just bizarre. that's why i think people are talking about it.

another thing-- who are you to judge what myskina is doing? what could she do for her mother's health care besides pay for it? she's caught in a very bad situation bc i imagine her mother gets a great bit of joy out of seeing her daughter play good tennis and do well, yet for this to happen, anastacia has to be away from her. it's the same situation that troubled monica while her father was very ill with cancer.
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also venus and serena weren't playing at the time of her death. if they the announcers would mention it. months later when they rejoined the tour the injuries were the focus, maybe wrongly so. if she weren't playing no one would be mentioning it and it'd be the same situation.

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It's something like the situation with Monica Seles, when her father was ill with cancer.

I can not even imagine what a trying time it must be for Nastya and her family. I felt so sad watching her match against MSL. The look in her eyes was filled with sadness and you could tell her mind was on the situation at home. You would have to have a heart of stone to not feel for her.

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There's a big difference between someone in the family dying and having to watch someone suffer and die slowly.
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Anniflava I do understand where you are coming from, but this thread is in poor taste really. I myself realized the irony, but it didn't make me feel any less sorry for Myskina and her situation. You just have to realize that things like this are going to happen and why they are happening (which I'm sure you know) and do your part to battle it without bringing another player down in the process.
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People sympathise with Myskina and her mother because Myskina is the norm in tennis. Tennis is still a lily white sport.

V@S are not the norm. Especially that thier skintone is not of the light version. Which plays a part in itself. Anyway, V@S are not going to be held to the same standard of their counterparts like Myskina because people are afraid and are ignorant. Now some people did sympathise with V@S and their sister's murder.. BUT many also had overtones regarding V@S not competing and these same people have no overtones regaring Myskina and are up her ass. This by no means is something that Anastasia shoudl be held accountable for. So I am glad that she is getting 100% sympathy and no overtones that her game is in decline. So she can focus on her personal life.

I just hope that the tennis society would treat the next african american top players more like their counterparts. Hopefully when the old fogeys die out and the new younger generation comes in and commentates things will be alot different.

I am still asking a different question. Why are people (Mary Carillo) and (Pamfro) (MaryJo)(tennis fans who post in here). not complainging about Roger Federer's dominance but had all bad things to say about V@S dominating??

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I don't think people were that unsympathetic to Venus and Serena at the time but I agree it's been easily forgotten whilst people forever mention Monica Seles' father's death prior to her French open final appearance in 1998.

When the news broke of their sister's death the messages of sympathy were pretty much universal from what I remember.

It might be worth asking this question a year or so down the line if Myskina still struggles and people aren't talking about her mother.

For the time being, people are sympathising because it's a sad story !
Re: Monica Seles' RG 1998 run

I agree that there was a lot of talk about her run to the final after her father passed away. However, when he had cancer and was ill (1997-Pre RG 1998), Monica was criticised in the press for her lack of fitness and poor results, and was not given the outpouring of sympathy Pete Sampras was when his coach was dying.

In such situations, I can't imagine how someone can not feel for the player confronted with such a situation. For any human being to have to go through something so painful is sad to watch.

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