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Marti fans, were you offended when...

during the FCC (Justine and Ashley's semi) Mary Joe was talking about the age rule and how Ashley has been restricted to playing a few tourney and that many young players benefits from playing earlier and "look at Martina Hingis, she won majors at 16"...

And Pam said, "yeah, look at her now"...

WHAT A BITCH...

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2003, 01:40 AM
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Pff, I never heard that. I honestly don't see the Age rules making these people's careers SO much better, I'd much rather burn-out at 22 with 5 majors and a legacy then be a nobody forever, like 90% of the tour.
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yeah coz i'm sure it really stopped Harkleroad from winning a GrandSlam the only person that was hindered by this rule in recent years had to be Jelena Dokic.

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I don't think Pam meant it in a bitchy way ( at me defending Pam)

I think she was trying to point out that Hingis could be considered a perfect example of why the rule is in place...

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Why do you think Shriver is bitch for saying that? In my opinion, she is absolutely correct. Complaining about not being able to play full time until they're 18 is ridiculous, it's not going to kill these players to wait until they're 18.There are plenty of examples of burn out and short careers because of too much play at a young age.
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I thought you were going to say something else- i know there was something i wanted to posts about their Commentating during that match...what i found offensive was she was talking about dominant players and she siad Martina N,. Graf, Seles and now Serena- where was Hingis in that sentence How quickly Hingis is being forgotten in the tennis history- the girl was dominant for quite a while... or am i missing something?
Well, IMO her only dominance was in 1997...well speaking in grand slams 1998-2001 she was one hell of a consistent player!

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I don't think Pam meant it in a bitchy way ( at me defending Pam)

I think she was trying to point out that Hingis could be considered a perfect example of why the rule is in place...
ITA. I mean what if the age rule was in effect then? Would Martina still be healthy and could quite possibly be winning more slams when she got older? Austin and Hingis are good examples..of course they were already Grand slam winners but maybe they could have had more

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Well, maybe she wasn't really being a bitch but I just hate her so much and always wanted to say that...

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Pam said "every player develops at a different pace" ok?!

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Making bitchy one liners about MH comes naturally to Shriver. It's like breathing for her.

I'm not necessarily against age restrictions, but I feel that the current WTA rules are holding back some of the young players. Wasn't Graf 13 years old when she started playing the Senior tour?

In the long run, it's better to protect these kids from premature injuries and burnout, but I think the days of future teenage grandslam winners are over.

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Well, IMO her only dominance was in 1997...well speaking in grand slams 1998-2001 she was one hell of a consistent player!
Well serena's dominance has only been one year too. People are acting like Serena has been winning all the slams for five years. This time last year she hadn't won a GS since 1999.
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i thought that Pam was making a valid point but she did come across as rather bitchy in the delivery. her query "and where is she now?" made me cringe to be honest.

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i see the validity in what pam says, but also think that every player is different cpmpletely, and they should be able to chose whether or not they risk burnout. the first years on the tour are probably so emtionally draining and more competitive than they have seen, therefore i don't think they would play a ton of events anyway.
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You know, Topshotta, if you hate pam for things like that, maybe you need to rethink your opinion of her. What a joke. pam meant what she said exactly how bk4ever explained. It seems you're just a little too thick to see that.
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You know, Topshotta, if you hate pam for things like that, maybe you need to rethink your opinion of her. What a joke. pam meant what she said exactly how bk4ever explained. It seems you're just a little too thick to see that.
Who the hell are you...I dont remember every reading any of your post untill maybe two weeks ago and I only noticed you because you have been stalking me...What the hell is your deal??????

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