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Safina: Why Beating Her Always Feels Like Kicking Someone While they Are DOWN

Is it just me, does anyone else has this strange feeling about Safina bad losses?

It always seems to me, regardless of her ranking or the opponent's ranking for that matter,
that beating Safina always gives off that uneasy feeling of someone being kicked while s/he is down.

She always seems to be victimized by predators.

Whenever I watch her matches, this sick feeling always take over

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Dinara has won 60 60. She knows both sides of this. So does Kim who lost 60 61 last AO.
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I think it means, you've become a Dinara fan.

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She regularly got embarrassed when she was #1 too.

Safina was never talented to begin with, she got her rank in a mug era, winning mug events. Choking away at least 2 slam finals, no wonder she is regarded as worst #1 in history.
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Dinara has won 60 60. She knows both sides of this. So does Kim who lost 60 61 last AO.
It happens.
Yes, it does happens to everybody.

But there is something different about Safina when she takes this kind of beating.
It seems unfair. I don't know how to explain it

I feel a gradual, inevitable, helpless certainty of something bad is about to happen just before it does

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She regularly got embarrassed when she was #1 too.
That is the cruelty of it.
Even the #1 ranking did not buy any security.
She was always the prey, and all other lower ranked players were the predators.
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Cause she's always so down on herself.

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Cause she's always so down on herself.
Like when she called herself a chicken during the RG final against Sveta. It's a pathetic display of insecurities.
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Cause she's always so down on herself.
Yes, Dinara very much acts like a big baby. Just like her brother, a former fave of mine. But worse, since she actually whimpers and tears up during the beatdowns. A refusal to grow up. Even her comebacks were child-like enactments of the little engine -- I mean sister -- that finally could.

By the time she became #1 it started to seem very unprofessional, honestly, and tiring.

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Cause she's always so down on herself.
Pretty much.

With Safina, it's obvious that she works incredibly hard and wants to do well so badly! She's always had an inferiority complex & self confidence issues. Add to that she comes across as a genuinely nice & friendly person, it's hard not to feel sorry for her.



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Pretty much.

With Safina, it's obvious that she works incredibly hard and wants to do well so badly! She's always had an inferiority complex & self confidence issues. Add to that she comes across as a genuinely nice & friendly person, it's hard not to feel sorry for her.
That brings up this question
I wonder sometimes what could have been... but NOT in a way most people expect this question to be asked.

What could have been if her brother, Marat Safin did not become successful.
Would she just be a nice person, involved in the sport, but in a teaching capacity?

It seems, like many other nice people, she dreads the competitive nature, the ruthlessness aspect of the sport.
As a results, she always seems defenseless, naively unprepared, regardless of the opponent, her preparation and ranking.

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Is it just me, does anyone else has this strange feeling about Safina bad losses?

It always seems to me, regardless of her ranking or the opponent's ranking for that matter,
that beating Safina always gives off that uneasy feeling of someone being kicked while s/he is down.

She always seems to be victimized by predators.

Whenever I watch her matches, this sick feeling always take over
I kinda know what you mean. For me I think it's because of a combination of:
- all the crap she took when she was #1
- the fact that she would make it to the finals of a major then become a total head-case
- she had that back injury.

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Re: Safina: Why Beating Her Always Feels Like Kicking Someone While they Are DOWN

Yes, I kinda feel the same way. It feels like you are kicking a puppy or a handicap person.

I am not conceited, I am just convinced
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Re: Safina: Why Beating Her Always Feels Like Kicking Someone While they Are DOWN

I was just thinking the same thing today. I've pretty much gone from a slight feeling of glee and smugness anytime she loses(I never really liked her) to just feeling really depressed and even rooting for her. She was never as good as her ranking, but it's still really sad watching a young player just fall so spectacularly.
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Re: Safina: Why Beating Her Always Feels Like Kicking Someone While they Are DOWN

I was never sold on her talents even when she ascended to Number 1.
I always thought she kinda got there by default... kinda like the last woman standing during a time when Serena was out and NO ONE else stood up, not even VENUS!!
I do feel bad for her, especiually these last 2 losses, especially since its at the hands of "that" Belgian.
That Belgian should remember last year as she makes her comments though... Sharapova has had a 0 and 0 drubbing as well as Navratilova.
For Navratilova though it pushed her to serious heights after that.
Lets hope Dinara doesnt quit as a result.
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