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Justine has class, even if many here and the commentators don't.

So Mary takes a bit of time. Grow up and get over it.

Anyway, to the point:

ESPN interviewed Justine after the Pierce match, and Justine said that she has great respect for Mary, and that she respects her too much to complain to the chair about the time that Mary takes. Justine said that that is just Mary's game, and that she should focus on her own game instead of worrying about that.

Nice attitude, Justine.

Now if only other people could have that amount of class about this.

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Well that doesn't say much coz Justine is a friend of Mary's

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What's adhering to a rule got to do with class?

Not that I give a toss about this issue, by the way.

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You actually believe that shit she says to the press? I'm sure it doesn't bother her, but all that other stuff, right!

I think Mister Mayer wrote that for her!

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sorry to spoil the fun, but i fail to see what she said that was so out of this world.

nice comments, but if that was the definition of class, then all the ladies have been classy many times in their careers
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You know Jon, I'm not convinced Mary breaks this rule that often. On the return, she's ready quickly.

On the serve, it's 25 seconds from the end of the last point until you start your service motion... not until you hit the ball. Mary has a long service motion, but it's part of it.

I doubt she normally takes over 25 seconds, and half the time the crowd is still cheering when she goes into her motion... if the crowd is making noise then she's not obligated.

Add to that the fact that Likhovtseva was taking a lot of time between return points, as well.


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Now if only other people could have that amount of class about this.
I fail to understand what people are failing to understand.


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Was the match that boring that it had to turn into scrutinizing Mary's activity between serves? Please!

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So Mary takes a bit of time. Grow up and get over it.

I'm a Likhovtseva fan and a bit peeved at her reaction. Sour grapes.

Anyway, to the point:

ESPN interviewed Justine after the Pierce match, and Justine said that she has great respect for Mary, and that she respects her too much to complain to the chair about the time that Mary takes. Justine said that that is just Mary's game, and that she should focus on her own game instead of worrying about that.

Nice attitude, Justine.

Now if only other people could have that amount of class about this.

Stopwatches... really
You are making wayyyyy to much out of what Elena had to say in her press conference. If anything, she complimented Mary saying she was the one that dictated the outcome of the match.

People know that Mary takes long between points. Some are patient about and others are not. Elena had every right to make that comment.
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Was the match that boring that it had to turn into scrutinizing Mary's activity between serves? Please!
no.

the whole TOURNAMENT has been so boring that we've had to take excitement in counting the seconds between Ma'am's serves.
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You are really getting worked up about this Mary thing aren't you? It's really not that big of a deal. You thought that Lindsay fans were blaming it for her loss the other day, too. Oh well.

And class?

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Elena did not say anything wrong. All she said was it is annoying how long Pierce takes between points. She did not use that as an excuse. She said that Mary flat out beat her.

And Pierce when serving does break the rules. She takes forever. Apparently she always has and always will. Is it a big deal? Probably not.

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Elena didn't really say anything. She was just asked whether she found it annoying. The only thing she said was "a bit".




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Class for one, needs to be constant and consistent.

Venus might as well get her mail forwarded to Serena's shadow. She's going to be there forever!
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I said I was peeved at Elena's reaction, and I am. She said it was annoying. Never in their other 10 matches did she complain.

And at bloc_party et al. I don't have time for you people. I'm not the one making a big issue of this. I'm the one trying to prove it's not a big issue.

In any case, I'm done here.


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