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WHy does Martina hate bartolis game so much?

Bartoli to Navratilova: Enough Already
by John Koblin | August 30, 2007 | Tags: StyleMarion BartoliMartina NavratilovaUS Open

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Marion Bartoli begs to differ -- strongly -- with tennis legend Martina Navratilova's assessment of her game.

Bartoli told me yesterday that she didn't care for Navratilova's criticism when the 5759-time Grand Slam champion told the The New York Times, "[Bartoli] can beat a top-10 player here and there, but not day in and day out. For that, you need better movement."

Bartoli, who made a surprise run to the Wimbledon Finals, has been teased for her conditioning and her physical appearance. She's had enough.

"This really makes me nuts," she said. "You can't be in the final of Wimbledon if you can't move. I mean how impossible to beat the number one in the world [Justine Henin] in the semifinal if not moving great.

"And I beat Jelena Jankvoic, the number three in the world, and she moves so well. If you don't move well you cannot beat her, there is no way. So you cannot throw this kind of thing in the air and say 'she is a bad mover, she is not a great athlete.' You cannot say that, there is no way. So maybe Martina Navratilova is not right every time

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LOL! good for marion!

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all i remember narvat sayin is how fat she was... marina needs to go bac to prague

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They are both extremely annoying.
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Lay off Bartoli, its so dull to hear her criticised over and over again.

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Re: WHy does Martina hate bartolis game so much?

To put this in context, this all had to with Bartoli's weight:

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While Bartoli earned that respect at Wimbledon, her figure prompted criticism. She is listed as 58 kilos, or 128 pounds, hefty for a woman of 1.70 meters, or 5 feet 7 inches.

Martina Navratilova, an analyst during the Wimbledon coverage, talked about Bartoli's weight on television. In a recent interview, Navratilova said that Bartoli could be a top-five player but that she was too heavy and too slow.

"She can beat a top-10 player here and there, but not day in and day out," Navratilova said. "For that, you need better movement. But it just shows how good she is and how well she hits the ball. She doesn't have the foot speed, but she still gets the job done."

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Golovin must like Martina now

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I thought martina was going back to the Czech Republic? I wish she'd get on with it already.

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While Bartoli earned that respect at Wimbledon, her figure prompted criticism. She is listed as 58 kilos, or 128 pounds, hefty for a woman of 1.70 meters, or 5 feet 7 inches.


128 pounds is NOT hefty for someone who's height is 5'7.

(There is no way Bartoli weighs that little.)

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Good for Bartoli.
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i love that marion always sticks up for herself, no matter who it's to.

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I have full respect for Martina in all she went through in life and all her off-court battles, plus her amazing on-court achievements.

But I dislike her as a commentator/critic. She says some things that just annoy me so much. Marion is a great player and all this critiscm of her game is boring. They complain when the top 10 is too dull, then when someone new arrives, they complain more. Good for Marion sticking up for herself.
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Re: WHy does Martina hate bartolis game so much?

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To put this in context, this all had to with Bartoli's weight:

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While Bartoli earned that respect at Wimbledon, her figure prompted criticism. She is listed as 58 kilos, or 128 pounds, hefty for a woman of 1.70 meters, or 5 feet 7 inches.
Are you joking?
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128 pounds is NOT hefty for someone who's height is 5'7.

(There is no way Bartoli weighs that little.)
yeah, so true...
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Re: WHy does Martina hate bartolis game so much?

Cos he game is the total opposite of what Marina stood for,
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