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"A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning."- Billie Jean King

Who do you think this applies to in today's game?
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Serena of course

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Kim, as far as a slam goes!

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 2003, 08:13 PM
 
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I would have thought a champion was not afraid of either.

I think 'afraid of losing' probably applies to Serena more than anyone - hence her comeback in the Oz semi.
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afraid of losing or winning?!

losing--> Serena
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winning-->alex

hence why she never does it
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I think champions are not afraid of losing, I think they detest it. that's a different thing

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I think champions are not afraid of losing, I think they detest it. that's a different thing
Chris Evert always hated the look on the opponent's face who had just beaten her as they approached the net to shake hands.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 2003, 08:23 PM
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steffi said she didn't even hate losing, only playing crap

yeah right, she didn't closed herself in for two days when she won but played bad anyway

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steffi said she didn't even hate losing, only playing crap

yeah right, she didn't closed herself in for two days when she won but played bad anyway
That's one of the things I liked the most about Steffi- it didn't matter if she dusted some poor girl's clock 6-1,6-1, she was ANNOYED with herself if she didn't play well!
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yeah I know she was but playing crap and winning didn't make her as pissed as losing and playing crap so she still detested losing too

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Speaking of Steffi - at Wimbledon one year - 1995/ 1995 I think - she thrashed Mary Joe in the 4th round or quarters or something like that, playing amazingly well.

Afterwards she said something like she was happy with the way she'd played. They were doing a segment with Martina N on BBC after that interview where she said that if Steffi was only happy when she played like that she was probably unhappy a lot of the time (!).
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steffi said once that she never lost when she played well, but once and in fact that was because she was a mental wreck that time

that says enough

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steffi wanted to play the perfect match!

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The only time I can remember Steffi being really happy with the way she played apart from then was US open 1996.

To be fair, she was right.
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