Was Kournikova's first-round win at Sea Island rigged? - TennisForum.com
View Poll Results: Was Anna's first-round win really legitimate?
Yes, Anna showed great resilience by coming back and proving that she can fight AND win. 12 32.43%
Why not, a win is a win no matter what the score says. 13 35.14%
No, Alves was bribed by the organizers to pull out with cramps 7 18.92%
No, someone spiked Alves' drink with a cramp-causing additive 5 13.51%
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2003, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Was Kournikova's first-round win at Sea Island rigged?

My theory is that Anna's opponent, after they split the first two sets, was approached by the tournament organizers and offered a reward far exceeding the winner's purse ($3,000) in exchange for pulling out with an injury. This would make everyone happy:
Maria Alves, because she received more money than she had ever won in a tournament;
Anna, because she finally won a match;
the organizers, because they will break the attandance record with Anna to star in more dramatic matches; and
the tennis fans, who continue to get an Anna-feast without having to surf the net to get a glimpse of the celebrity.

I could be wrong though, as I have been proven to be wrong before (especially, by Anna fans). Cast your votes!


Before you jump all over me, Anna fans, this is tongue-in-cheek (so, you know).

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my vote: bullshit

I don't think Maria would sell herself short for 3k. I sure as hell wouldn't and I don't even play.

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Was the match rigged? Nyet! But I wonder what Dawn Marie would say!

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If you say this about this match, then you could say exactly the same about any match that has ever been played.
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Hmmm... you never know!
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isn't admission free? and i would hope they are already breaking attendance records...
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attendence is free and they closed it to the public
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attendence is free and they closed it to the public
if it's closed to the public...then who's there watching?
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if it's closed to the public...then who's there watching?
members of the resort n press


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Next round match will be upgraded to Top Secret.
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o lord have mercy. come on now

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http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/fron...7844873389.php

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When it was announced last weekend that Anna Kournikova was scheduled to compete in the second annual Cloister Cup on Sea Island, a small women's tennis tournament that wouldn't normally draw much interest outside of tennis circles suddenly became a big tournament generating attention from around the world.

As a result, officials at Sea Island have decided that unless you're a member, a guest at the resort, or work for the media, you won't be able to attend the tournament.


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Jealous types, the organizers. What about sharing the joy of watching Anna?
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