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No, she's fine as she is. PR is for politicians and we all know how boring they can be. No need for robots on the tour.
I'm sorry, how is being a rude and arrogant churl in any shape or form good for the tour? Media barely even want to ask her questions at most tournaments, they are so fed up with her. That is poison if she is your #1 player on tour.


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I'm sorry, how is being a rude and arrogant churl in any shape or form good for the tour? Media barely even want to ask her questions at most tournaments, they are so fed up with her. That is poison if she is your #1 player on tour.
She is neither rude nor arrogant, if you don't even bother to understand her personality you should refrain from commenting on her.
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I personally like Maria Sharapova, I am a fan but I find it hypocritical that a lot of Maria's fans do not like Azarenka and criticize her for the same thing that Sharapova displays, Sharapova has had her fair share of scandals, antics and unsportsmanlike behavior and if I remember correctly she used to be hated by the tennis media as much as Azarenka if not more.
Sharapova was never hated by the tennis Media, she is and has always been the WTA's golden girl, do not confuse negativity printed in online tennis boards by regular fans with official Media disapproval...

Azarenka is going now through a negative and subtle shading and/or little recognition by the English-speaking Media, something that also affected Dinara, Justine, Hingis, Graf and Navratilova (and also Lendl, Muster, and male Latin "claycourters") among others, during their time at the top... do you see a common pattern there?
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She is neither rude nor arrogant, if you don't even bother to understand her personality you should refrain from commenting on her.
I have watched many of her press conferences and interactions with media thank you. Over the years she has treated most people who dare to ask her a question like dirt. I know of what I speak. And read many, many columns of reporters who echo the same comments.

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I have watched many of her press conferences and interactions with media thank you. She treats most people who dare to ask her a question like dirt. I know of what I speak. And read columns of reporters who echo the same comments.

You can sit down now.
Why do you need reporters to decide on if somebody's rude or arrogant? There's plenty of material out there to judge on your own. Don't you feel stupid falling for the media campaign against her?

But I guess you always see what you want to see.
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I'm sorry, how is being a rude and arrogant churl in any shape or form good for the tour? Media barely even want to ask her questions at most tournaments, they are so fed up with her. That is poison if she is your #1 player on tour.

Umgh aren't you being a bit hypocritical, its not exactly like Maria Sharapova was the most humble, sweet fan favorite when she first came to the top.

If I recall people criticized her shrieking, called her a cold machine, a diva and spoke about how everyone on the tour disliked her.

Like Maria, Victoria will learn, get a bit better at handling the media and eventually gain their support.
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Why do you need reporters to decide on if somebody's rude or arrogant? There's plenty of material out there to judge on your own. Don't you feel stupid falling for the media campaign against her?

But I guess you always see what you want to see.
I said I have watched many interviews and media sessions with her. It is my opinion. Why would I feel silly for forming my own opinion. God you are thick aren't you?


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I'm sorry, how is being a rude and arrogant churl in any shape or form good for the tour? Media barely even want to ask her questions at most tournaments, they are so fed up with her. That is poison if she is your #1 player on tour.
I don't think Vika's rude and arrogant. There are lots of video's on youtube where she seems nice and relaxed. Look at the media themselves with their often stupid insinuating questions. From what i see there's no decline in popularity in WTA so i'm not worried.
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Casual fans don't like her for her attitude and grunting. That is not good for the WTA.

What is good is that after so many flaky players on the tour over the past few years, she is at least a younger player who plays consistently good big time tennis and is capable of stepping up and winning big matches when the opportunity arises.
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Sharapova was never the golden girl, tennis fans did not warm up to her at first, most did not like her, it was the media outside of tennis that loved her and it was because of her looks just like with Kournikova.

Now years later most tennis fans respect Sharapova. Its what happens with all top players, happened with Venus and Serena, with Martina Hingis, Navratilova, Seles, Henin among many others.
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Of course she's good for the WTA. Vika has given stability to the tour. She's the best #1 since Serena.

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she play clean today her shot is deep and hard,i doubt wozniacki can push that way...congrats to vika.....

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Sharapova was never the golden girl, tennis fans did not warm up to her at first, most did not like her, it was the media outside of tennis that loved her and it was because of her looks just like with Kournikova.

Now years later most tennis fans respect Sharapova. Its what happens with all top players, happened with Venus and Serena, with Martina Hingis, Navratilova, Seles, Henin among many others.
True. Steffi Graf wasn't so very well liked when she just got on the scene. And i remember all the Henin bashing here vividly.
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She's good for the WTA in that she is a consistent, young name at the top with some trophies to back up her ranking.
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Re: Victoria Azarenka is good for the WTA

People should be happy, the WTA was a laughing stock of the tennis world for years with Safina, Wozniacki, among others being number one. Finally there is new a number one who can win slams and be competitive with the best.

Top three are Serena, Vika and Maria, all multiple grand slam winners, all fighting for the number 1. It makes the WTA exciting.
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