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safina is rising through the rankings but haters not growing in TF something wrong?

when was the last time that someone was doing well and not being hated on TF
at least I haven't seen much hate around here?

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Everybody loves the Safin(a)s.
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Well its boucnd to start with the goating of this thread. People should be happy for her she is working hard but, jumping on her band wagon because she is having a good year is not productive because as i keep saying rising up the rankings is so much easier than staying there and sustaing it by repeating good performances something we are all yet to see on a consistent basis from Safina, she not only has to defend but also has to throw in winning a slam, a lot of pressure and she is yet to prove playing with pressure first slams final not great perfomace, Beijing final fell apart with nerves and Us Open semi's didn't handle condition and emotions very well.

Yet no pressure in Tokyo but wins the dame thing hmmmmm
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There are haters. But more people are happy to see her start to achieve her potential, once/if she wins a slam people will start to hate more



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She is consistent, and I think the most important thing is that she just focuses on her game and doesn't gain haters by getting in the spotlight off the court. She is fairly mellow and people lover to see her doing well.
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There are haters. But more people are happy to see her start to achieve her potential, once/if she wins a slam people will start to hate more
Agree with that mostly but I think she is likely to get more haters if she reaches number one without winning a slam than if she wins a slam. Whoever you are, if you become a slamless number one this board is absolutely sure to lash out at you.

I think also there quite a few people who aren't that fond of her but compared to some of the other women at the top of the ranking I rather feel there is less about Safina to rub people the wrong way than there is in several more high profile players who will remain nameless for the timebeing.

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She has more haters than fans
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she is not that annoying...she is just a meat and potatoes player,you like her or you dont...no gray area
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Indifference, probably. It's a really amazing series of events though for Dinara and very impressive.

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This is interesting..

I guess she doesn't share many demographics with other players. Like Ana-Jelena for Serbia's best player, or Ana-Maria for most marketable player, or Serena-Justine for best player of this generation. I suppose there are plenty of other examples.. I also think that it helps that she is Safin's sister. Does anyone hate Safin? I always thought he was (is) one of the most beloved players.

There are a few question marks though.. She plays lots of tournaments.. something Jankovic was always criticized about. She screams c'mon many times during a match, which is something that seems to annoy people regarding other players... I guess her rise has been so meteoric that we still have to wait a little to see if the haters will come...
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Don't generalize.

I, for one, can't stand her.


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Look for the thread "Is there an off button on Safina".
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when was the last time that someone was doing well and not being hated on TF
at least I haven't seen much hate around here?
It's interesting that you seem to be bothered by that.
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I kind of disliked her before success. Thought she was a brainless ballbasher, but I respect how she's gotten her game together. She's not one of my faves though.
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Well, so far she's been able to back up all the hype. The only hurdle she's fallen at yet is the Olympics, and I think everyone was so pleased for Dementieva they've forgiven Safina for losing a match she was probably supposed to win.

Plus, she's done something to appease pretty much every major group of fans: she beat Henin in her last match, satisfying the Williams fans, without truly threatening the Williams at the US Open. She beat Sharapova at the French without beating Ivanovic, satisfying the Serbians. She beat Serena in Berlin, which pleased the Sharapova fans. And she didn't beat Dementieva when it mattered in Beijing, making them happy.

There's little to fault her with; she doesn't play an undue amount of tournaments, she works hard, she's got a personality but isn't a TOTAL b-i-t-c-h on court, she's not particularly good-looking (which helps the insecure fans of the glamorous players). If anything, the only fan base that I can conceive of having issues with her are Kuznetsova fans, for replacing Sveta as the awkward looking, forehand queen of the top 5, but we're a more forgiving bunch than most, and tend to reward results more than some fan bases.

But, just wait until next season. If she doesn't win a slam next season, the hate will come out in droves. Fortunately, she's in the elite circle of players who really can win a slam. And she's young enough.

You know, Safina may prove to be her generations exception to my golden rule about slam winners. She didn't reach a slam semifinal as a teen, nor did she win a Tier I as a teen. BUT, she did have a big chunk of time interrupted when she was 17 or 18 years old with injury. So there we go. I'm pulling for her; she's a different type of game, and now she has a brain, too!
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