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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2003, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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The Swiss hate Martina

Why?

Because she wasnt born a swiss?

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
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Well, I'm sure they don't literally hate her, but she wasn't born in Switzerland, so she's like Rusedski in england. Popular enough at the right times, but no Henman.
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At least, from what I hear.
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And that time she refused to appear on TV when she was nominated for an award.

אנה פיסטולצ'י
אנה אנה אנה
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No source....where's the proof?

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I thought it was because she made some comments when she decided not to play fed cup any longer.
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The Swiss hate Martina
they do

Please explain....
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i wouldn't compare it to rusedski, it's an entirely different situation. martina is essentially swiss, in that she speaks the language with distinction and did change countries during her tennis career or for any motives of her own. i certainly don't hate her, but a lot of people do not like the fact that she just decided not to play fed cup anymore, and as a results we dropped out of the world group etc whereas if she was playing we would be challenging for the title. martina basically has shown no affinity for being swiss and a lot of people don't like that. i miss her though, although i think swiss tennis is in pretty good hands with patty, myriam, and manu. and if we can convince marie to stay with us we will be right back up there is a few years

Go Switzerland! You are my land (My surname is Switzer and i love you)
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I seem to remember watching her win the Swisscom in 2000 over Lindsay and the crowd in Zurich was completely on her side and gave her a standing ovation when she won.

I don't think her decision not to play fed cup helped her, but I haven't seen any indication that the Swiss hate Martina.

Some on this board obviously hate her, for reasons I can't understand.
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I seem to remember watching her win the Swisscom in 2000 over Lindsay and the crowd in Zurich was completely on her side and gave her a standing ovation when she won.

I don't think her decision not to play fed cup helped her, but I haven't seen any indication that the Swiss hate Martina.

Some on this board obviously hate her, for reasons I can't understand.
yeah it is very much a beat up from small factions of media and sad people on this board. martina did do a lot for switzerland and i really don't think many decent people would say they 'hate' her.
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Is Marie a proper Swiss? Her name sounds French and i heard she was considering playing for France so is she really French?
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she is swiss, but from a french speaking canton. she played juniors for armenia(her parents are from there) bc the swiss tennis federation was not giving her enough support in her opinion. she is continuing to have these problems it seems and yes i have believe she is consider switching to france, but i have no idea to what extant this is a genuine proposition or just an attempt to get the support she feels she deserves from the governing swiss tennis body. one thing i do know is that she is too talented a player for us to lose.
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ok then... so maybe they dont hate her after all
that what was it with some other thread where some poster said the swiss hated marti

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
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i dont think swiss hate martina!maybe they dont feel her as a "true swiss" but they definetely like her.
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