Venus? LOL. Did anyone see her celebration at Wimbly 05 jumping in Lindsay's nose?. People consider that classy?.
Plus she always gives that extremely fake smile at hand-shakes and its always giving excuses after her losses. Not to mention becoming more delusional year after year and her tacky as hell outfits.
When you compare her to Serena she is Mother Teresa but definitely not one of the classiest on tour.
Of the names mentioned I can only agree with Stosur.
LOL. This is one of the most hate-filled posts I've ever seen.
1) Excuse Venus for being happy at her victory of Wimbledon 05. What with the four year wait, saving match point en route and proving the lame detractors wrong (one of which, no doubt, will have been you) - I guess she should have just gone straight to her seat and celebrated by putting a towel over her head.
2) Her smiles and handshakes are only 'fake' because you want them to be. I guess a player being polite at net, rather than slapping her opponents hand with little more than a glance in her direction, is just impossible.
3) She used to give excuses for her losses in the past. If you'd actually read her post-match interviews from the past 5 years or so, she goes out of her way to not make excuses.
4) 'Delusional' and 'tacky outfits'. What does that have to do with being classy on court? Any argument that you had for Venus not being classy is completely rubbished here. For whatever reason, you're really bitter.
Serena is definitely not the "classiest" player on court. But I love her for how intense she is.
BUT, she is one of the fairest players on court. I don't care what anyone of you have to say.
Couldn't agree more. And I'd say the same about Maria. Other than that Peer incident when she was a teenager (I've never actually seen the hand thing, just that clip on youtube, so who the hell knows really) Maria's very fair. And she's intense, too, and that's why I love her (and Serena).
Now come on Li Na is quite rude and obnoxious to the ball boys and girls with her, for use of a better description, "aggressive gesturing" for the towel - that is classless regardless of who you are. It is not their job to be the players personal slaves and I wish some tournament organiser would put a stop to the nonsense by saying get your own towel if you want it. If players like Graf and Sampras were able to quickly run to their chair (and only in the middle of a very long game might I add) and get their own towel themselves then I don't see why these current prima donnas can't do the same. I saw Murray during the week just blatently ignore a ballboy running along side him with his towel outstretched for a good ten seconds before he took it and not even a simple thanks muttered.
I don't see any aggressive gesture by her when asking for the towel, tbh. many players ask for the towel, not only her. I'd say, everyone. if asking for the towel is seen as a lack of respect or something like this, well, let the players take it by themselves.