Votes for players with best and worst manners by ball Boys. Kim, Vee & Ree praised. - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 65
 
Votes for players with best and worst manners by ball Boys. Kim, Vee & Ree praised.

Extract of article from CNNSI.COM.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --
FRIENDLY FIRE: The "little people" were glad to see the back of Jennifer Capriati last week.

Capriati won the past two Australian Open singles titles but bombed out in first round of another defense, blaming a lack of preparation time since recent eye surgery.

Good riddance, according to ball boy and ball girls working at the tournament.

"She's impatient and she doesn't say thankyou," a ball boy told Tuesday's Herald Sun newspaper. "She tells us to hurry up with the towels."

Another ball boy said it was usually unknown players who were rude to them.

"Some of them a pretty awful," he said. "And the no-namers are usually worse."

Of the men, Americans Andre Agassi and James Blake and local player Lleyton Hewitt scored high marks for manners. The most polite women,reportedly, are Kim Clijsters and Venus and Serena Williams.

"Hewitt's really nice and he shook hands with me," a ball boy said. "And Agassi, everyone knows he's nice."
smally is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: United States
Posts: 7,274
                     
you'd never know it from some of the threads on here try to make serena look like some rude ass prima donna! Shes not a prima donna, she's a B.A.P!

The WTA Women of Wonder Featuring....The Goddess: Venus Williams The Glamazon: Serena Williams The Lioness: Jennifer Capriati The High Priestess: Monica Seles The Saint: Kim Clijsters The Phoenix: Chanda Rubin The Bon Vivant: Amelie Mauresmo The Titan: Lindsay Davenport The Courtesan: Anna Kournikova The Exile: Martina Hingis The Sorceress: Anatasia Myskina The Minx: Maria Sharapova
Cybelle Darkholme is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 203
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by cybelledarkholmexx
you'd never know it from some of the threads on here try to make serena look like some rude ass prima donna! Shes not a prima donna, she's a B.A.P!
I have the feeling most of non-americans on this board won't get the B.A.P. part.
Devon is offline  
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 65
 
Yeah like me. What's a B.A.P?
smally is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 3,760
                     
This is from the Herald Sun, if I'm not mistaken a big tabloid paper.

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Always #1
Joseosu19 is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 65
 
I saw it on CNN sports illustrated. Wasn't aware though that someone had already started a thread on it. Sorry about that.
smally is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 925
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by smally
Yeah like me. What's a B.A.P?
I think it's Black American Princess?
Maxine is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 203
                     
Yeap, that's right?

Any guesses for what J.A.P means?
Devon is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: In the sky with Miss Bovina
Posts: 3,702
                     
I was thinking Bad Ass Princess.. which of course makes no sense.

I'm an American, and I don't get it. Oh well.
Leena is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 203
                     
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Leena
[B]I was thinking Bad Ass Princess.. which of course makes no sense.

Now that's hilarious!!
Devon is offline  
post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 925
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by Devon
Yeap, that's right?

Any guesses for what J.A.P means?
Jewish American Princess. How the hell do i know this?!!
Maxine is offline  
post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 08:43 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 77
 
Why would anyone be surprised! Can you even imagine V or S treating someone poorly? Not me.

Kim seems like she's very nice, so does Agassi and Blake. Hewitt surprises me, just because he seems like a class A jerk, especially since USOPEN 2001.

Capriati, HA! Would we expect anything less. She such a LOSER literally!


Jewish American Princess
ARealVenusFan is offline  
post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 10:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: N.Ireland
Posts: 1,557
           
Capriati a LOSER I DONT think so!!!! So what the ballboy's are slow so she tells them to hurry up BIG shit who cares , Im sure venus has never done that

Jennifer Capriati
JCAP is offline  
post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 11:02 PM
 
Lisbeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,432
                     
Very interesting. So much for Agassi and Hewitt being the former and current "bad boys" of tennis! Goes to show a little emotion on the court may hide a little sensitivity off the court in my view.

Not at all surprised about the ladies - Kim and the Williams are all very thoughful and well brought up young women.
Lisbeth is offline  
post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2003, 11:12 PM
Senior Member
 
tennisIlove09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 44,073
                     
Not surprised about Jennie. Especially if she's losing.
tennisIlove09 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome