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Navratilova just overstepped the mark

The praise everyone has been heaping on her, including the stuff we had to endure in BJK ceremony, seems to have totally gone to martina...this is what she had to say about volleying today:
I'm the greatest volleyer that's ever played, and I would have a hard time serve-volleying in today's game, so something is wrong.

"The courts are too slow, the rackets are too powerful, so you're going to see much more one dimensional tennis. It takes a genius to play really well at the net.

"Even Federer, he used to serve and volley. Now he's staying back more because it's safer."

hmm, excuse me...?

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The more she talks, the less I like her.

Really, don't even look at me...
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now i remember why i was glad she was retiring...finally.

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The praise everyone has been heaping on her, including the stuff we had to endure in BJK ceremony, seems to have totally gone to martina...this is what she had to say about volleying today:
I'm the greatest volleyer that's ever played, and I would have a hard time serve-volleying in today's game, so something is wrong.

"The courts are too slow, the rackets are too powerful, so you're going to see much more one dimensional tennis. It takes a genius to play really well at the net.

"Even Federer, he used to serve and volley. Now he's staying back more because it's safer."

hmm, excuse me...?
I think by coming back and constantly trying to compete for the spotlight with today's generation, she has done a diservice to herself.
Why does she just follows Chris and Steffi example and have a quiet, dignified retirement. She has accomplished so much that she will be remembered for a long time, if that what she is afraid of.
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Leave her alone! If she wants to destroy her legacy by being an arrogant and bitter old cow, more power to her!
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Leave her alone! If she wants to destroy her legacy by being an arrogant and bitter old cow, more power to her!
Of course we do not want her to destroy her legacy. She has given a lot to tennis on both side of the Atlantic.

She defected to the west to flee communist collectivism and develop her talent in the free world, And she did really well, and people appreciated that and earned a lot of respect for that.

But lately, she has become self-destrcutive by clinging to the spotlight

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When I watched her volleys in Rosmalen last year against Claudine Schaul, I must say I was as to why she is the greatest volleyer.




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The praise everyone has been heaping on her, including the stuff we had to endure in BJK ceremony, seems to have totally gone to martina...this is what she had to say about volleying today:
I'm the greatest volleyer that's ever played, and I would have a hard time serve-volleying in today's game, so something is wrong.

"The courts are too slow, the rackets are too powerful, so you're going to see much more one dimensional tennis. It takes a genius to play really well at the net.

"Even Federer, he used to serve and volley. Now he's staying back more because it's safer."

hmm, excuse me...?
I agree 100% with Martina N.

Martina Hingis has won Roland Garros 2007!!!!!!!!!!
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She annoys me, but I'm not going to start bashing herself because she wants to be bitter.
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When I watched her volleys in Rosmalen last year against Claudine Schaul, I must say I was as to why she is the greatest volleyer.
Yes, she is great volleyer, and fans like you and I have been saying it for years.
But apparently that is not enough for her. She wants to make sure that not
only we know how great she is, but how much better she is against today's generation.
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Yes, she is great volleyer, and fans like you and I have been saying it for years.
But apparently that is not enough for her. She wants to make sure that not
only we know how great she is, but how much better she is against today's generation.
Thats not her point at though. She is saying the courts are too slow

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Yes, she is great volleyer, and fans like you and I have been saying it for years.
But apparently that is not enough for her. She wants to make sure that not
only we know how great she is, but how much better she is against today's generation.
I was honestly not impressed by her volleys in that match. She netted so many of them.




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"and I would have a hard time serve-volleying in today's game, so something is wrong."


Martina just because you would have a hard time volleying in today's game doesn't make today's game WRONG! This women is such a narcissist.

Really it's time she shut the hell on up and let tennis evolve.

I don't hear Jack Nicholas or Palmer getting all pissy because the clubs are made to hit the golf ball harder. Shut it.

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Yes, she is great volleyer, and fans like you and I have been saying it for years.
But apparently that is not enough for her. She wants to make sure that not
only we know how great she is, but how much better she is against today's generation.



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I was honestly not impressed by her cuvolleys in that match. She netted so many of them.
But we should not judge her by her current volley making ability.
And by making statements like this, she is oppening the door to be judged that way
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Thats not her point at though. She is saying the courts are too slow
What she really is saying is that the she is not fast enough anymore.

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