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post #1 of 228 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2011, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

Shouldn't she be fined for this? This is horrible.




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Azarenka yesterday: "I always play 100%" Today: "Today was practice. Wasn't playing against Marion Bartoli. Was just trying to do my thing."

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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

She is a bi**h
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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

Plenty of players have done it before. Sharapova tanking against Petrova comes to mind...

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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

Honestly she should be fined for this lack of effort she's showing.

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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

Yes.

The first and second in the group are already determined? What is she supposed to do? Tire herself out right before a semifinal match?
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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

she won her first 2 matches and qualified. she effectively earned the right to play however she wants in this match. the round robin format is just very different to normal tennis tournaments

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The first and second in the group are already determined? What is she supposed to do? Tire herself out right before a semifinal match?
Show respect to her opponent and the Instabul crowd and play a full match? She is a tennis player, isn't she?

If she can't play 3 matches in a row, like you're supposed to do in the YEC, then she shouldn't even be here.
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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

It complements her.

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If she can't play 3 matches in a row, like you're supposed to do in the YEC, then she shouldn't even be here.
Ouch, isn't your favourite Maria Sharapova? She couldn't take the heat and withdrew before getting spanked for the 3rd match in a row


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Honestly she should be fined for this lack of effort she's showing.

Absolutely. It's fucking so annoying for all the fans to see her barely trying. No wonder WTA sux more and more every year when a discrace like Azarenka get to the main tour.

Safin was fined once at AO, so should be Azarenka.

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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

Vika can do whatever she likes
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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

if she was going to tank wouldnt she have just given up when she was a double break down in the first set?

does she simply hate losing to marion that much?

or is she just to stupid to tank properly?

surely tanking in losing and straights would conserve more energy then forcing this to go to 3
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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

The poor crowd is cheering every winner that Azarenka makes. They payed to see a tennis match and instead they're getting a circus show.

People like Azarenka ruin the image of the WTA.
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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

At least she's being honest about it, and not pretending that she's into it and then tank it at the same time like many of the "veterans" would have done. I find her honesty commendable. It's not her problem that the format is messed up. I love how she rolled her eyes for her coach.

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This. She could have tanked it by making UEs and then acting that she's pissed.
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Re: Is Vika's tanking acceptable?

This match shouldn't have been played. Only an idiot would give it all for 3 hours ruining chances for tomorrow. But it would have been smarter for Vika to take it just in a quick 2, that would have been possible. Don't think she had a plan before she stepped on court and now she's in an awkward situation because retiring is not really an option.
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