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post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2007, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

Maybe I'm just too new here and I missed them but I never see topics trashing Venus. There's lots of anti-Serena topics though. Not that people have to do the same to Venus but I was just wondering if posters are reluctant because Venus is the more respected one of the sisters and they worry about being judged. If that's the case then I give Venus a lot of credit because she really has the upper hand among tennis fans. It's really a great position to be in and says a lot about your character that you can actually prevent people from trashing you by just being an honorable person.
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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

if Venus does something to deserve getting trashed, she will get trashed. She just got trashed recently for playing those bush league events in Asia

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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

why do you want to trash players?
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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

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Maybe I'm just too new here and I missed them but I never see topics trashing Venus. There's lots of anti-Serena topics though. Not that people have to do the same to Venus but I was just wondering if posters are reluctant because Venus is the more respected one of the sisters and they worry about being judged. If that's the case then I give Venus a lot of credit because she really has the upper hand among tennis fans. It's really a great position to be in and says a lot about your character that you can actually prevent people from trashing you by just being an honorable person.

You must definitely be new there Venus has been trashed on this board time and time again.

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if Venus does something to deserve getting trashed, she will get trashed. She just got trashed recently for playing those bush league events in Asia

P.S. I cant stand Megghann Shaughnessy, she is such a loser for being involved with that abusive fuck de Mora
I saw those threads about Venus playing Asia. I thought they were pretty tame. On this board Venus doesn't give the posters anything to make them bloodthirsty like Serena does, which is why I asked if people were reluctant to trash Venus.

I agree about Meghann and what's-his-face but a lot of people are attracted to people who aren't good for them. She'd probably be bored with a guy who was actually nice to her.
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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

Venus just has fewer people who dislike her compared to her sister. I personally am a Vee fan, but don't root for Serena...and I think there are a number of similar people on this board. Vee is so classy and I like her more quiet determination!
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Venus just has fewer people who dislike her compared to her sister. I personally am a Vee fan, but don't root for Serena...and I think there are a number of similar people on this board. Vee is so classy and I like her more quiet determination!
i agree on what your saying about her character. She doesnt want to be "the center of attention" as much as other players.
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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

Oh puhleeze.

Venus gets attacked all the time. So does her sister, but at least if Serena loses she has an excuse. If Venus loses she needs to retire, work on her serve, learn a few forehand, or she's afraid to compete with the best despite beating all of the best many many times, she can only win Wimbledon and isn't a threat at all off grass, or she looks like a man, or that she's a self-hating bitch for dating a white man, yadda yadda yadda.

I see Venus get more shit than damn near anyone on this board, bar Serena. She gets so little respect it's astonishing.
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Oh puhleeze.

Venus gets attacked all the time. So does her sister, but at least if Serena loses she has an excuse. If Venus loses she needs to retire, work on her serve, learn a few forehand, or she's afraid to compete with the best despite beating all of the best many many times, she can only win Wimbledon and isn't a threat at all off grass, or she looks like a man, or that she's a self-hating bitch for dating a white man, yadda yadda yadda.

I see Venus get more shit than damn near anyone on this board, bar Serena. She gets so little respect it's astonishing.
Lets face it-every top player has "haters" and "fanatics" who only see things in black and white.

The measure of the hatred is directly related to how much of a "threat" someone is to win slams-and Venus is not seen as a threat to win evert major like Serena or Henin is.

With Venus it is a different sort of crticism though, as your post indicates. A lot of us (myself included) find more to like in Venus' personality compared to her sister or Justine Henin-both of whom I admire for their fight, but not for their "niceness" or "class".

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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

Mostly because Venus is seen as classier.

Don't get me wrong, I dont' trash the Williams, I just mean that Serena seems to do a lot more controversial things-- she's usually the won saying "I only played 20% and that's why I lost" or the one that "bumped into so-and-so at the change over". I think Serena has more... not cockiness, but I mean she has almost more "character" to her, seems to have a lot more emotion and show it more

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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

Plus I agree with Rollo... I think back in Venus "prime" (winning days) she was trashed a lot more.. but now adays it seems that Serena is more the threat (outside of Wimbledon, of course )

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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

Of course Venus was trashed more then. She hardly lost. She loses much more often now and is still greeted with the bile and hatred of someone who never loses, plus she's held to ridiculously high standards STILL, despite that injury that permanently changed her career at Wimbledon 2003. She's come a long way since then but she just can't please anybody no matter what she does. At least when Serena got the Australian there were questions if she was going to be #1 again, if she'd get the Grand Slam...when Venus won Wimbledon, sure, she was congratulated, but she was called a one-surface wonder/one-slam wonder and made fun of for having "only" primarily Wimbledon trophies. Again,

She can't do anything right and never has to many, many people.

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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

She's got way to much class and grace to ever trash




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Re: Are posters reluctant to trash Venus?

More people like Venus than Serena because Serena is closer to being #1 and having more success.
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