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Everyone enraged because Serena was not completely fit in that match. From Stephens' perspective though, it did not matter one bit. IT was a big stage, a big match, a big opponent, and she managed the situation superbly. I think everyone agreed American's women's tennis seems to be on the up by the evidence from this AO. She is the player who did the best, far and away, of the young crop. So whats the problem with a little exposure? Do you want all US tennis fans to die with the retirement of Serena and Venus?

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Sloane is beginning to display the same type of reckless bad girl behavior her mother have with her real father. The same type of friendly bad girl behavior Alexandra Stevenson's mother displayed with Julius Erving. Women getting pregnant by pro athletes. I believe there is a word for these types.

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This doesn't surprise me to be honest. Didn't John Isner do a tour of US talk shows after his Wimbledon borefest against Mahut? He fails to break the serve of the guy ranked 148 in the World 86 times in a row and all of a sudden he's a hero.
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Sloane is beginning to display the same type of reckless bad girl behavior her mother have with her real father. The same type of friendly bad girl behavior Alexandra Stevenson's mother displayed with Julius Erving. Women getting pregnant by pro athletes. I belive there is a word for these types.
lol...how you know they weren't together? She was at BU or BC (can't remember) and he was on the Pats.


The Doc may have been gettin some booty though
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Everyone enraged because Serena was not completely fit in that match. From Stephens' perspective though, it did not matter one bit. IT was a big stage, a big match, a big opponent, and she managed the situation superbly. I think everyone agreed American's women's tennis seems to be on the up by the evidence from this AO. She is the player who did the best, far and away, of the young crop. So whats the problem with a little exposure? Do you want all US tennis fans to die with the retirement of Serena and Venus?
How dare she go to tv shows...Serena made her!!!!1111

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It's great for tennis that Sloane is getting this exposure. More publicity for tennis is always a good thing.

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It's great for tennis that Sloane is getting this exposure. More publicity for tennis is always a good thing.
That's exactly my take! I want her to be a superstar and bring in tons of new fans and for her to have a large following- I want all this even though I don't support her because its good for the sport. Plus I personally love having someone to root against, it's a fun part of sports. But in order for me to get passionate about her she has to live up to the hype otherwise it's no fun.

So good for her, she should keep building her brand and hopefully keep getting better results- it's a win for the sport!

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There's no rivalry with Serena. Not now anyway, but to me it was MUCH better for her to lose to sloane than anyone else

OK, so she wins with a swollen ankle, Maria doesn't take Li lightly....


Do you realize how much shit we would have to read? And then the media shit

I definitely would've left for awhile. lol
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Sloane is beginning to display the same type of reckless bad girl behavior her mother have with her real father. The same type of friendly bad girl behavior Alexandra Stevenson's mother displayed with Julius Erving. Women getting pregnant by pro athletes. I belive there is a word for these types.
This is so true! I was thinking the exact same thing about her months ago. She definitely has the personality of someone who is looking to use tennis to get that athlete/celebrity boyfriend. I really hope this does not turn out to be the case, but I honestly wouldnt be surprised.
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lol...how you know they weren't together? She was at BU or BC (can't remember) and he was on the Pats.


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So she should turn down these offers? It's not like she withdrew from a tournament this week to go talk to Ellen. Her net worth has probably quadrupled over the past week. This is terrific exposure for both her and the sport. I don't see why she should be criticized for this.
Im not saying she should turn down offers, but the fact that she will be coming up on that fine line where it is inappropriate to continue to do a ton of media given her lack of sucessful results in tournaments. She made a comment earlier this year that she needs to win a tournament this year, so I think she knows this. I'm fan of her's and I want to see her do well, but I also want to see her do it the right way.
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This doesn't surprise me to be honest. Didn't John Isner do a tour of US talk shows after his Wimbledon borefest against Mahut? He fails to break the serve of the guy ranked 148 in the World 86 times in a row and all of a sudden he's a hero.


She definitely hit the lottery twice in 24 hours with her matches against Serena and Vika. Win it once and it is a nice story, win it twice in 24 hours and you are national/worldwide news.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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BU.
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And I can't imagine someone with her swimming credentials all 4 years looking to do something like what the other poster mentioned
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