Reaction to Kournikova after five years: assess yours. - TennisForum.com
View Poll Results: How do you feel when you read the name "Kournikova"?
Who cares? Turn the page. She doesn't deserve the coverage. 34 28.33%
It's tedious to read, but she WAS a good player and it's a shame. 53 44.17%
She's a good player who will achieve given time. 26 21.67%
She's beautiful! That's justification enough. 7 5.83%
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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2003, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Reaction to Kournikova after five years: assess yours.

Five years since she peaked in form, let's assess people's response to hearing:

"Kournikova, the blonde beauty who's never won a title, has lost 6-0 6-0 and says she's happy because it was a learing experience...and her opponent was just too good...and she'll just work harder."

I'll enter the first vote in the "who cares" section.
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If you hate her that much, why do you write so much about her? Your the one giving her a headline here!!!
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Yeah, I know, I realise that. But it's something I had to express...and I'm interested in hearing other people's views.

She gets press coverage non-stop anyway. So I'm not really changing anything.

My reaction would have been "it's a shame" a while ago. But there comes a time....
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She gets press coverage non-stop anyway. So I'm not really changing anything.
You are changing something! You are giving her another headline... If she is that bad , what's the point of posting about her, she's not good, right? This is pathetic!

We could do the same kind of poll about Stevenson, Dementieva and Nancy Loeffler-Caro!
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Well I'm too tired to argue with somebody so angry.

As I've said in another thread where your heart was clearly raised a beat, I have an even lower opinion of Stevenson as a player and as a person.

But my whole point is that I'm not constantly reading about her in the press.

Dementieva has flattered to deceive, true. But how often do we read about her?

And as for the other one(whoever she was)...how often do we read about her?

I think I've defined the differences (as if they needed defining) between the players you mentioned and Anna Kournikova.
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Yeah, but is it Anna's fault if she is in the headlines? Should she cut her hair and dye it black and start playing tennis in a ski-doo suit? She'll get headlines again, so whatever she does, she'll get attention? Is that her fault.....NO! It's my fault, your fault, every Anna fan's fault, every Anna hater's fault, every media's fault...well it's everybody's fault but Anna's!!!
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...well it's everybody's fault but Anna's!!!
As a young, capable player, I disagree with you strongly. It's Anna's attitude and refusal to face her problems as a person and as a player.

But I think we'll have to agree to disagree. Thanks for voting
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While I agree with Rus, I will post my opinion anyway.

I am NOT a fan of hers, but I do think that she was a good player and that it's a shame that she's doing not so well. I do think that part of that revolves around the fact that she hasn't completely decided on her intent to a be a full time tennis player - once she sorts out where she wants to go with her life, she'll probably be very good at whatever she chooses.

For most people that would vote for the "Who Cares" option, it's probably a lack of knowledge. I was ignorant about the girl and I just thought she was a terrible player until my friend told me about her (it was kind of funny considering I said "she sucks" and then I got a lecture ) and I have more respect for her now.

Lindsay Davenport - Anna Smashnova - Lisa Raymond - Sandrine Testud - Paola Suarez - Amelie Mauresmo - Virginia Ruano-Pascual - Nadia Petrova - Chanda Rubin - Cara Black - Tathiana Garbin - Anne Kremer - Monica Seles - Fabiola Zuluaga - Maria Sanchez-Lorenzo - Amanda Coetzer - Rita Grande - Meghann Shaughnessy - Magui Serna - Nathalie Dechy - Kim Clijsters - Elena Tatarkova - Maria Sharapova - Alicia Molik - Julia Vakulenko - Elena Likhovtseva - Anastasia Myskina - Emilie Loit
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ok i hate to do this but i mean compare Anna with Andy Roddick. i mean they have both been in the public eye ever since they stepped foot on court and look at what Andy has done, now we can't say the same thing about Anna now can we. i mean it's none of these players faults that they are popular and always in the public eyes. i mean it's not like they go and tell the tv people to shopw them on tv all the time, but it's the way they both deal with it. Andy tries to push it away more than Anna does and he concentrates more on tennis, while Anna on the other hand is stuck in this "celebrity" thing. she just has to shut it out for a while, and get the ball rolling againt in her career, her tennis career i mean

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Before I play devil's advocate, I just want to say that I do tire of the constant Anna coverage when she plays like this.

With that said, it bothers me the most when people forget that tennis is an industry. Plain and simple. They want to draw viewers, they want high ratings, they want ticket sales, they wants crowds - they want MONEY.

Picture this: a player is top 20, on the rise and soon to be top 15. They go to the US Open where they are stuck on court 11 - not a TV court, not a show court, not even a court with enough benches to seat everyone watching. However, a player who isn't even top 50 is on the stadium court where she will eventually lose to a player who she can definitely beat, but the stadium is overly packed. This scenario? It happened. While I waited in line for food, I watched Anna K. on stadium court on the big screen and then wondered why Anna Smashnova was relegated to the smaller court. But I dont blame them. They know who draws crowds. They know who's important to fans and who, well, isn't.

At Eastbourne last year, if Martina Navrtilova had not been placed on center court, not only would there have been disapproval, but the people would have gone to see her on the side courts anyway - it would have been really funny to see if they went to see her or the top seed, Jelena Dokic, at the tournament.

They know what they're doing - give them a break.

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leave anna alone you damn moron...u give her these headlines and yet you think she gets too much attention BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!! same old same old...heard from a million people a million times....get over it..shes famous and will always be a celebrity and shes a struggling tennis player...stop judging her...the girl is a great tennis player give her some time
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dlandy!

I don't think Anna's great...she's good...she could (and I hope she does) do better.

Honestly, what's the big deal about her getting press? It's like watching tv, if you don't like it, switch channels. No one forces you to read Anna articles.
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dlandy!

I don't think Anna's great...she's good...she could (and I hope she does) do better.

Honestly, what's the big deal about her getting press? It's like watching tv, if you don't like it, switch channels. No one forces you to read Anna articles.
EXACTLY...and the worst part is, this guy doesnt like her and yet is giving her headlines about something that has been talked about TO NO END on this messageboard

anna is GREAT by the way

GO ANNA!!!
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EXACTLY...and the worst part is, this guy doesnt like her and yet is giving her headlines about something that has been talked about TO NO END on this messageboard

anna is GREAT by the way

GO ANNA!!!
The "great" label is not debatable When you win majors, you are great

Like I said, what is the big deal? There are a lot more underachievers in tennis than champions. Jumping all over one of them just because she gets a lot of attention is ludicrous.
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I agree...that along with the fact that she has a tough life, tries SO HARD to get better, has proven she is a REALLY good tennis player, and yet people choose to rag on her JUST because of the attention she gets....shame on all these people...
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