God guys grow up.. I am a Monica fan - but old enpough to know that it was not the tournaments fault - no amount of security will ever protect a player from someone like that - if he wanted to get her, he would have found a way and a different place... It's a shame Hamburg has gone as it has been a very successful event for over 10 years!
"Gee, Quinn... I hope that little foray of yours into Geekland just now is the result of heat exhaustion, and not an unpleasant side effect of all that tutoring. I mean, you're not turning into a brain, are you?" -- Sandi
You are welcome. And I expected you to post something like this. Although it's a waste, because you already stated your opinion on this matter. To quote you: "MWAHHHHHHAAA HAAAAAHAA HAAAHAA HA!"
Yes, I am bitter that the tournament is gone (not as bitter as you are about some other things). But as long as it doesn't move to Canada, I'm fine.
Oh, and BTW: I'm sure that your 2nd favourite is at least as happy about the fact that Hamburg is gone as you, considering she is the defending champion. Not that you care about that, of course, as you don't even have 1% of her class.
Originally posted by GoDominique "MWAHHHHHHAAA HAAAAAHAA HAAAHAA HA!"
Hey, you are right. Those were my exact words. But waving has a nice effect too. You forgot to wave. Come, GoDominique, wave for us.
I'm thinking Kim doesn't need Hamburg, and if she really wants Tier II Champion points I doubt she has anything personal against Poland. And I don't think you have to worry much about a Tier II Clay event in the beginning of May moving to Canada.
I feel sorry for the Germans. In case anyone's forgotten, the knife that went through Monica's back was from a crazed lunatic who had NOTHING to do with the tournament. It's outrageous to claim that the tournament wanted Monica injured when she's one of the biggest stars there.
The Germans have lost the Grand Slam Cup, the WTA Championships in 2001 and now the Betty Barclay Cup. And all were very big tournaments
Maybe if that retarded Putcher-or-whatever-his-name-is gets put behind bars, then Monica would return to Germany then Hamburg wouldn't be as universally despised then the tournament will still be on.
The tournament had a responsibility to its players to ensure their security on court. And they failed. Add another vote to the list of fans glad they have received the boot... although it comes 10 years too late.