Do you think the Sisters fix their matches? - TennisForum.com
View Poll Results: Are the matches fixed
Yes 17 30.36%
No 39 69.64%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2008, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
SV_Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7,291
                     
Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Do they?
SV_Fan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:02 AM
Senior Member
 
vettipooh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 5,076
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SV_Fan View Post
Do they?

You really need to delete this thread before the mods close it for you.

Venus and Serena.....2012 Grand Slam Champions!
The Greatest Ever Grand Slam Team, Does It Again!!!!

And It's Not Over Yet...Just Wait....Wait.
vettipooh is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:02 AM
*
 
The Daviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 22,807
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Serena winning 5/6 Slam finals pretty much gives you the answer - NO.

Ivanovic * Kvitova * Serena
The Daviator is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:04 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,306
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Of course they do..... Venus loves only having 6 slams instead of 11... and lacking a "venus slam"

Venus Ebone Starr


Serena Williams

Sharapova

Hantuchova
Tennisstar86 is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:12 AM
Senior Member
 
tennnisfannn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,308
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Damn those sisters, don't they know they are supposed to draw every time they play?

Rena- a tennis great! 22 at striking distance.
tennnisfannn is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,788
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Daviator View Post
Serena winning 5/6 Slam finals pretty much gives you the answer - NO.
Exactly.

But what I will say from experience is that matches against a sibling have a lot of different emotions including not always wanting to win as much as you would against other players but that certainly doesn't mean they fix the matches beforehand.

Venus Williams-Ana Ivanovic-Serena Williams-Vika Azarenka-Caroline Wozniacki

McHale-Stephens-Watson-Robson-Townsend

Brodsky-Muhammad-Hampton-Keys-Crawford-Andrews-Hardebeck
ptkten is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:18 AM
Heyyy
 
SvetaPleaseWin.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 22,784
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

not at all-stupid thread
SvetaPleaseWin. is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Senior Member
 
CrossCourt~Rally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: ~BALTIMORE~
Posts: 117,762
                     
Lightbulb Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

No.
CrossCourt~Rally is online now  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: florida
Posts: 24,508
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Wow! I've never seen this kind of thread before. This subject has never been brought up.

-one of those "bad" Williams fans that everyone keeps talking about


OFFICIAL BLACKSMITH OF THE ROYAL COURT

I don't mind straight people as long as they act gay in public!
Pureracket is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,306
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ptkten View Post
Exactly.

But what I will say from experience is that matches against a sibling have a lot of different emotions including not always wanting to win as much as you would against other players but that certainly doesn't mean they fix the matches beforehand.
speaking from personal experience... lol you also want to beat your sibling so bad you mess up your mind and play

Venus Ebone Starr


Serena Williams

Sharapova

Hantuchova
Tennisstar86 is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Rena's Army
 
BuTtErFrEnA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: "The Terror of Veerror"
Posts: 34,280
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pureracket View Post
Wow! I've never seen this kind of thread before. This subject has never been brought up.
TOTALLY NEW!!

Raúl hasta siempre capitán ♥♥♥


I shall destroy the temple, and rebuild it in 3 days
BuTtErFrEnA is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 02:36 AM
Sunset, Moonrise, Winter
 
Sam L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 34,693
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

No.

But I'll bite. Back in 2001, Serena (and the Williams family) was booed in the Indian Wells final largely because Venus withdrew from their semifinal match. This gave Serena a free-pass into the final.

I can see why one of them not turning up to their match might seem suspicious. Remember that, that was a semifinal match which means the more rest you have, the fresher you'll be for the final. But to their credit, that was the only time that's happened.

That doesn't mean they deserved the crowd's behaviour in the final but if they were fixing their matches, that would be the only plausible example.

On the other hand, Davydenko fixes his matches and that's actually been proven.
Sam L is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 02:43 AM
Senior Member
 
kiwifan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 9,740
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Of course they fix the matches after all why would they want to have to figure out who has to carry the big check home...

...and which side of the room the big trophy goes on...

...these are problems that only fixing the match can alleviate.
kiwifan is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 02:50 AM
Senior Member
 
tennnisfannn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,308
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennisstar86 View Post
speaking from personal experience... lol you also want to beat your sibling so bad you mess up your mind and play
Not to mention Myskina and Dementieva said they could not produce trheir best agtainst each other coz they were such close friends.

Rena- a tennis great! 22 at striking distance.
tennnisfannn is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Senior Member
 
sweetpeas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,992
                     
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?

Please!
sweetpeas is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome