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Question Why isn't Monica criticised for not winning a Slam in years?

I'm so fed up with hearing how Marti hasn't won a Slam in over three years but I realised that Monica hasn't won a Slam in over six years and no one ever criticises Monica for it.
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exactly what i was thinking....
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post #3 of 92 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2002, 02:50 PM
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i think people expect more out of martina though,they know she still has the game to win majors,but hasnt in 3 years,thats why they always label her as "she hasnt won a slam in 3 years"...
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Because people who like to bash Monica rather say she is fat

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I think the Hingis bashing about that was because she was number one for much of that time and had not won a slam...No one expects her to now for sure...

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I think it had to do w/her being #1 as well.
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post #7 of 92 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2002, 03:37 PM
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Monica is exempt from criticism. That's a priviledge only the few get.
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post #8 of 92 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2002, 03:46 PM
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It's simple.

REASON 1: It's because Martina is still at her peak, she's still in her early 20's and yet she can't win slams anymore, while Monica is very late in her career so technically her peak is over a long time ago.

REASON 2: With everything that Monica has gone through like the stabbing and the mental effects it had, the fact that she was never the same player as before, the fact that she lost her father/coach, the fact that she's had injuries almost every year, it's easier to understand why she hasn't won a slam.

REASON 3: Because Martina was no.1 for about 2 years without winning a slam, so that made it even more open to criticism.
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When monica was no1............. thats exactly what she did do win slams.
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post #10 of 92 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2002, 04:03 PM
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Toineefa, all the reasons listed above. Why make pointless threads like this? Martina was #1 all of 2000 and most of 2001 without winning a slam, I'm not saying she should be criticised, but Monica hsouldn't be either.
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post #11 of 92 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2002, 04:15 PM
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No player should be criticised for not winning Grand Slams, as long as he/she is trying her best.

However, it should be allowed to use these facts for predictions, e. g. that the player who hasn't won a slam for over 6 years won't win another slam, and without getting bashed for it.
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I think it would be pretty stupid to "bash" Monica for it , for reason 1 and 2 selesrules stated (mostly reason 2).

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Re: Why isn't Monica criticised for not winning a Slam in years?

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I'm so fed up with hearing how Marti hasn't won a Slam in over three years but I realised that Monica hasn't won a Slam in over six years and no one ever criticises Monica for it.
Uh, what message boards have you been visiting?
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But at the same time, Selestials should stop trying to throw Monica's name in the mix for every slam...sorry, mho, she is done slam wise...nothing more is expected of her therefore no criticism...

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post #15 of 92 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2002, 05:15 PM
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Why isn't Monica criticized? Simple. When did SHE go nearly three years ranked #1 without winning a Slam? THAT is what people are criticizing, not just the fact that Martina didn't win one. I don't see Sandrine or Amelie or Jelena criticized for not winning Slams either- for the same reason. They're not expected to. Of COURSE, you expect more from a #1 player. Duh! A #1 player is supposed to be the best one out there and be able to beat the entire field to take the big titles.
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