Positive and uplifting stories of the WTA---
They do exist, so let's post them here.
We often read and hear about the not-so-nice
side of this sport.
Catty comments between players.
Slanderous statements made with no regard or forethought for the outcome.
Media-created division through illegitimately hyping a player.
Overzealous fans hating a player for the most mundane of reasons.
* Unnecessary name-calling and derogatory statements made to hurt an entire fan base or player.
* And of course, the ever-present Trolling.
So I thought that I'd attempt to break the trend and create a thread where members could post the more positive and up-lifting stories/events/deeds in and around the WTA.
The stories do not necessarily have to be confined to players.
This is not meant to be a discussion thread, but rather a thread to refresh your 'optimistic' batteries when other posters piss you the hell off.
A sort of respite from the craziness that often envelopes the board.
Also, it is perfectly fine to discuss what's posted, but please refrain from posting negative comments that would defeat the purpose and spirit of the thread.
Thank you and I hope posters will find this thread helpful, entertaining, informative, and fun.
***It is perfectly fine to post events that occurred in generations past as well.***
I'll start the ball rolling with this act of kindness from my fave, Serena.
Sabine Lisicki retires after rolling her ankle in her Quarterfinals
match in Charleston, Family Circle Cup against Serena Williams.
Serena Williams comforts her injured opponent.
This act of kindness is significant because Serena usually garners bad press.
But whenever she does something positive and meaningful, it often goes unreported.
Good job Serena!!