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What players sound articulate/intelligent , others not much so ?

I'd say Venus and Pova. Venus use words other players never use, you can tell the girl reads books ! And always in a smart/classy way.
Pova is pretty much the same.
Bartoli sounds intelligent, even though she's not a native English speaker.
Conversely Woz always sounds childish and awkward. And you can tell she's not very clever.
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Re: What players sound articulate/intelligent , others not much so ?

To me Woz sounds very youthful. A kind of outgoing, jokey, pranky teenager.

If people are speaking a second language, I always assume they sound best in their native tongues, but I don't really know.

Vera comes off well-spoken and articulate, but not necessarily the most interesting speaker. Sveta, Sammy, Venus, Serena, Sharapova, Aga, etc., they are all well-spoken. Kim is a little bit repetitive, but, again, maybe in Dutch/Flemish she's not so. I don't know.

I think most of the players come off rather well in interviews, in keeping with their own personality.
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Ivanovic sounds absolutely retarded, Cirstea too. Not very surprising they're best friends

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Aga and Petra should improve their English vocabulary.

Aga: You know, you know, you know...
Petra: I mean, I mean, I mean...
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I was always wondering how some girls can't "catch up on English" since they have to talk English most of the year. For God's sake my German is bad, but when I was in Berlin for one month it got really god
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Re: What players sound articulate/intelligent , others not much so ?

It's hard to tell from the PR rehearsed BS they feed us in press conferences.

Many of them were home schooled, barely finished high school and haven't opened a book ever since.
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Re: What players sound articulate/intelligent , others not much so ?

Unless the players are talking in their native tongues, I think it's pretty impossible to say. Some players sound postively stupid when answering questions in English, but I'm sure if they were responding to the same question in their natural language, they'd sound far more informed without the pressure of having to think of the correct English phrase for what they want to say.

That being said, I only speak English, and of the players who speak English as their first language, I always think that Venus sounds articulate and smart.

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Capriati I found came of daft and a few planks short of a wharf.

She never was the sharpest knife in the draw to start of with.
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Ivanovic sounds a little "special"
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Vika seems to be quite dumb sometimes. But what am I saying...I'm from the same country as Cirstea
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Re: What players sound articulate/intelligent , others not much so ?

Venus is well-spoken but boring. Same with Maria when talking about tennis (of course get the subject away from tennis she's better ).
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Ivanovic sounds absolutely retarded, Cirstea too. Not very surprising they're best friends
They speak good english, its just that in those regions, their letters are pronounced differently and they6 are taught english in a different way.
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Re: What players sound articulate/intelligent , others not much so ?

I like Sharapova's relentless sarcasm and Na Li's sense of humor.

Agree with OP as well. Wozniacki sounds like a nice, but not very bright girl.
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Re: What players sound articulate/intelligent , others not much so ?

I think most of the women are well-spoken especially when you consider that English often isn't their first language. Hantuchova, Zvonareva, Dementieva, Henin were always articulate, but often boring.

Sveta and Li Na don't possess the best English, but it's hard not to enjoy their sense of humor and wit.

Petra may be very very shy and modest. Ivanovic (who often comes off as unintelligent) could merely be trying to be agreeable and "exciting" about everything.
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