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Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

It seems so... at least to me (never mind Aaron)!

What does everyone think?

Personally, I respect them all.

They all have had ups and downs in their careers. So please tell me, why are Serena and Venus more respected than Justine, considering all three have won over 5+ GS, are all champions and will all be remembered?


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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

Justine gets MUCH more respect than both of them.
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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

hehe, that's a good contra to Aaron's thread.

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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

For me the big difference is INTEGRITY
I can't help it but if you have the propensity to be dishonest I've lost all respect for your regardless of your achievements. If you can't allow yourself to win or lose a match out in the open with so many people watching with your integrity in tact then its scary to think of what you would do with no one watching.

Even he hateful Carillo have stated repeatedly that she has never witnessed Venus or Serena wanting to cheat anyone out of point. They have both been on the receiving end of being cheated out of points on several occasions and still manage to be fair. The same just cannot be said of Justine with a clear conscience.

I know there are many who choose to think that fair play and integrity in sports is a thing of the past but I can't see this as separate from other aspects of your life. Anyway to each their own.

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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

maybe their background and the fact that they came through against the system
btw they are hated for that fact also
justine pretty much represents the stereotypical tennis player
venus and serena are the rebels so thats makes them exciting

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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

I'll always respect the WS more than Justine for two reasons:

1. Venus is one of my faves
2. the tummy ache. I fell off the couch laughing at her "I feel sorry for me" remark.

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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

the sisters don't use gamesmanship.
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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

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For me the big difference is INTEGRITY
I can't help it but if you have the propensity to be dishonest I've lost all respect for your regardless of your achievements. If you can't allow yourself to win or lose a match out in the open with so many people watching with your integrity in tact then its scary to think of what you would do with no one watching.

Even he hateful Carillo have stated repeatedly that she has never witnessed Venus or Serena wanting to cheat anyone out of point. They have both been on the receiving end of being cheated out of points on several occasions and still manage to be fair. The same just cannot be said of Justine with a clear conscience.

I know there are many who choose to think that fair play and integrity in sports is a thing of the past but I can't see this as separate from other aspects of your life. Anyway to each their own.
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I wowuld also like to add that Venus and Serena have plain out-achieved Justine. They are more successful and have made more of an impact on tennis history.

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I wowuld also like to add that Venus and Serena have plain out-achieved Justine.
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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

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For me the big difference is INTEGRITY
I can't help it but if you have the propensity to be dishonest I've lost all respect for your regardless of your achievements. If you can't allow yourself to win or lose a match out in the open with so many people watching with your integrity in tact then its scary to think of what you would do with no one watching.

Even he hateful Carillo have stated repeatedly that she has never witnessed Venus or Serena wanting to cheat anyone out of point. They have both been on the receiving end of being cheated out of points on several occasions and still manage to be fair. The same just cannot be said of Justine with a clear conscience.

I know there are many who choose to think that fair play and integrity in sports is a thing of the past but I can't see this as separate from other aspects of your life. Anyway to each their own.
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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

"it was time for her to lose a match and i needed to get to my first GS final so i did anything that was necessary even if it meant cheating with everyone watching"

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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

Venus and Serena play fair. Justine gets mid-match coaching, and retires when she knows she's going to lose.

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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

Integrity

Don't make me laugh...the WS have none whatsoever....they just winch and say they have (fake) injuries when ever they lose a match, they are classless towards their opponents and they give them NO credit...etc etc etc..

Justine is no saint either, but she is a damn site better than those clowns


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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

Oh, and don't forget 'The Hand' at FO 03.

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Re: Why are Venus and Serena more respected than Justine?

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Integrity

Don't make me laugh...the WS have none whatsoever....they just winch and say they have (fake) injuries when ever they lose a match, they are classless towards their opponents and they give them NO credit...etc etc etc..

Justine is no saint either, but she is a damn site better than those clowns
What the f*ck are you on about, Venus always gives credit to her opponent. Way more than Justine at least. At the AO 06 Final, she was asked if Amelie played well and she said 'Well it's easy to beat an injured opponent (herself)...but she was playing consistent...I think.' Yeah Serena not so much but who cares, at least she doesn't cheat nor retires from GS finals.

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