Okay,I don't mind if any Sabine fans post their complaints here,but please offer some solid EVIDENCE instead of mere adolescent,'You're being mean to Sabine
I recall from my youth many years ago when Graf defeated Sabatini in a final.I can't remember where it was,but Steffi ran off the court immediately after the match(having quickly explained to an umpire/handler/someone that she was suffering badly from cramps).To my knowledge,Steffi never came back out for a post-match interview or any trophy ceremony(but I might be mistaken).Although the crowd had been sort of cruelly partial in Sabatini's favor,no one questioned Graf's explanation for leaving the court(and I'd say that she deserved the benefit of the doubt),and she was never fined or reprimanded.My point is that--if you're really,REALLY sick or injured--you're not obligated to do the post-match presser or attend the trophy ceremony.
....And then we had the Memphis final yesterday,where Erakovic just smacked Lisicki all over the court in a 6-1 first set.By virtually all eyewitness accounts,Sabine was moving around normally and didn't appear to be physically ailing at all.Then,at the end of the embarrassing set vs. someone ranked much,much lower,it appeared that Sabine's nerves kicked in and she got a bad case of the shits,possibly even diarrhea,and gave the ticket-paying fans the 360th default of her career.
What's most appalling is that she was so willing to QUIT,once again,and THIS time in a Tour final,and yet she "recuperated" from her life-threatening illness in time to pose for the trophy photo shoot with a broad 'gal smiley' grin
.Forgive me if I see a HUGE credibility problem here;if Sabine had been THAT sick,to the point of quitting in a final,then no one would've complained had she allowed Erakovic to pose by herself with the championship trophy.I'm not saying that Sabine is a bad PERSON,in any way but,as a PLAYER,she's a pathetic joke...and the WTA will be a joke to many sports fans as long as they continue to spew B.S. excuses for underachieving phonies like the Ana's and Sabine's on the tour.Fans of other sports are free to comment,but I can't think of ANY others--certainly not the NFL,NHL,or NBA--where the league office coddles spoiled,undermotivated stars who constantly contrive excuses for why they can't perform.
If the WTA is unwilling,with its press comments,to hold such mentally-fragile divas accountable,then they should do the next best thing by giving them the bare minimum coverage;'so-and-so won/lost by such-and-such a score'--and that's it!Being ignored by the media is the worst punishment that such shallow cover-girl types could receive