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Björkman doesn't like Williams

An interesting thing coming from Jonas. Does he have any
special reason to not like the sisters? He's played with
Kournikova, so he should know his divas. He's also well known
and liked by a lot of people, so it would be surprising if he
would make such an attack without reason.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/sport/...255998,00.html

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”Megadivas”

Serena Williams is the best in the family. She beat her sister
in the AO finals. But now, the super sisters are critizised
by Jonas Björkman.

Serena and Venus Williams played the finals in AO and dominate
the women's tennis. But the swede Jonas Björkman doesn't think
the sisters are good role models for the sport.
-They are very unpleasant toward people, he says.

Yesterday morning, Serena Williams, 21, became the fifth woman
throughout history to win four straight GS titles. She won
the finals in AO over one year older Venus with 2-1.

Right now there is no real opposition for the super sisters. But not everyone cheer for the american prodigies.

-They have very little respect for people and they live in a dreamworld, Jonas Björkman tells 'Radiosporten'. He's been touring for almost ten years, but never met a similar attitude among the other stars.

-They are unpleasant. If the security guards don't open the door correctly, they snub immediately. They are megadivas, Jonas says.

He likes to play mixed - he has played with Anna Kournikova - but would never stand side by side to any of the sisters Serena and Venus.
-Never with girls like that, he decisevly says.

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Anyone know anything about this? Or is he just 100% racist?
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Is he one of the security guards? who is jonas?
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jonas bjorkman


Well everybody has his opinion about things/people, so I don't see a problem

maybe he's right
maybe he's jealous


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either...
1) They beat him in mixed doubles
2) They didnt want to play mixed with him...
3) He wanted to have an 3some with them, bu they turned him down...



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Jonas is god, & the most talented tennis player of all times. Im not biased or something, but what he says is holy

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Now I know why I always liked Jonas Björkman!!!

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Does he even know Venus or Serena? Whatever. LOL

I guess being on the radio saying negative things about popular players get's him going. Also, alot of women's players are divas so whatever! I just find this troll of a guy to be a megadiva himself. You go girl! ROTFLMAO!
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Jonas is a lovely bloke and as a Swede normally pretty mild so it is quite surprising to hear such strong words. I am glad he has spoken up, I certainly agree with what he said - go Jonas!!

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Again, who is jonas bjorkman? Is he related to Bjork?

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What's wrong about it not everybody likes everybody you know .. Does everybody has to like them?

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Yea, who is he. I have never hear of him.
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Re: Björkman doesn't like Williams

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Anyone know anything about this? Or is he just 100% racist?
Or are you 100% stupid? So anyone who say something not nice of the Williamses has to be a racist?

I actually can't agree more with Bjorkman...I know there's a lot of people around cheering for the black sisters but have they actually met them? I've seen them in 2 different years in Wimbledon (97 & 98) and they were sooooo rude. They were walking around and people asking them for an autograph and they just said nothing, not even "no", "we're in a hurry", "later", they just ignored people without even looking at them. I mean, I'm not judging them for not signing, it's up to them but there's no need of being unpolite with that "diva attitude".

On the other hand you can see how nice, polite and sweet is Chanda with everyone so believe me, is not a matter of racism but of education
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What's wrong about it not everybody likes everybody you know .. Does everybody has to like them?
No. But, does everyone has to like what bjorkman has to say? You know not everyone could like him too.

Well, I am indifferent (like most ATP players) to jonas before I saw that article. But, now, I have found one character of jonas which is quite distateful - talking negative stuff about fellow players. So, I say to jonas, "jonas, the sisters might be bad rolemodels but atleast they don't slag off player in a forum where the player can't defend themselves."
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