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Re: Petra visiting Horror Show in Melbourne

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At the risk of getting into a protracted dialogue (which I don't), I kindly disagree Bruce.

The media finds Petra quite charming, and has said repeatedly that they 'like talking to her', and 'she's one of our favorites' to interview'. I repeat, Petra can be quite charming, humorous and profound, during post match pressers. At other times, Petra's TV stints can be worthless or quite charming. Like anyone else; I guess it's when you catch them.
Well,Ex,I respectfully say that my knowledge in this specific area is superior to yours because I actually teach English for a living.While it's true that Petra is charming and likable,that's b/c she's very sincere,candid and down-to-earth,personality-wise.

If you evaluate the technical quality of Petra's English,it's mediocre at best.She's not annoying,per se,but it would be quite tedious if you had to listen to her speak English for 20 minutes.If you take slutty Ana,by comparison,she's almost 100% fluent so that makes her easier to market,even when you don't count the cheesy,low-class,eye-candy appeal to casual male tennis fans.However,Petra is FAR more charming than the Serb cuz Petra isn't some fake who's pre-fabricated by a well-designed media hype machine.Even if she NEVER improves her English(and I suspect that she WILL,even if slowly and gradually),she'll still be a very easy player to like on a personal level

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Well,Ex,I respectfully say that my knowledge in this specific area is superior to yours because I actually teach English for a living.While it's true that Petra is charming and likable,that's b/c she's very sincere,candid and down-to-earth,personality-wise.

If you evaluate the technical quality of Petra's English,it's mediocre at best.She's not annoying,per se,but it would be quite tedious if you had to listen to her speak English for 20 minutes.If you take slutty Ana,by comparison,she's almost 100% fluent so that makes her easier to market,even when you don't count the cheesy,low-class,eye-candy appeal to casual male tennis fans.However,Petra is FAR more charming than the Serb cuz Petra isn't some fake who's pre-fabricated by a well-designed media hype machine.Even if she NEVER improves her English(and I suspect that she WILL,even if slowly and gradually),she'll still be a very easy player to like on a personal level
Three questions

1) What does this have to do with Petra winning, and her game? That's our biggest concerns.

2) What does this have to do with the fact that media loves to talk to Petra, and the fact that they had already geared her up to the "Next Coming" or "great one" in tennis? Petra was all the talk during the 2012 Australian Open.

3) What does this have to do with the success or marketing or a Bjorn Borg, Martina Navratilova, Rafael Nadal, Boris Becker, Steffi Graf, (not now), etc, who barely spoke decent English, but were successful, well regarded, well liked and marketed? You gotta produce, give reason. And a explosive, fun to watch, winning tennis game does tbe best talking.

I respect your English teaching skills. However, I think because of that, you're viewing this from too technical a standpoint. If that's the case; Zsa Zsa Gabor (a notoriously poor, but sometimes entertaining English speaker) and others like her, would never had been a talk show Queen/favorite in America; which she was. The media roots for Petra, and wants to market her. We know, because We've heard many of them say this. However, how can they, if/when she's not winning or living up to expectations? If that was the case, people would dislike Rafael Nadal, cause even now, his English is horrible. But no one cares. We all think it's cute or charming. Come on now Bruce.

And like I said earlier: I couldn't really care less about the marketing and interviews (unless Petra says something dumb or failingly revealing about her game and preparation). I'm more interested in her tennis game (which sucks) at the moment.

We can just leave it at that. I'll let others argue this, if they like.
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Fair enough;I hope that Petra's results do the talking for her in a good way;off to watch football now

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OK,Paul,now there's no excuse for THIS one unless there's some famous theater in Melbourne where they put on classic dramas with a horror theme.
Obviously the words "on us" should be taken as read.
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Obviously the words "on us" should be taken as read.
Not really sure of what you're referring to,but enjoy Petra's match tomorrow

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Re: Petra visiting Horror Show in Melbourne

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MCA? hope not too windy tuesday
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Re: Petra beat Francesca in Melbourne

I was expecting shitfest and hard match. I got it, still can't believe how slow court was, it's looks slower then USO

I don't want jump into any conclusion cause it's still early in a season but Petra's game looked really broken, she was right that she needs more real matches to fully adjust to new system, tho i don't liked it



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it's looks slower then USO
Is it a discovery ?? Of course it's slower, than USO..... AO, Miami, Indian Wells - slow hard... Asia and US Open series - fast hard
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Is it a discovery ?? Of course it's slower, than USO..... AO, Miami, Indian Wells - slow hard... Asia and US Open series - fast hard
USO is blue clay not AO usually
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it looked waaay too hot

Hey, at least she won. Winning a third set should give her some confidence going into her next match.

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Re: Petra beat Francesca in Melbourne

For all the talk about the match being close,Petra rather comfortably won 6-2 in the 3rd vs a former Slam champ....Am ALSO glad that Petra forced us to change that dorky thread title by winning

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At least, Fran made her hit plenty of balls. Good practice session.

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Re: Petra beat Francesca in Melbourne

Petra

About second set „I knew this was the road to hell."
http://sport.idnes.cz/petra-kvitova-...2602_tenis_ten

About preseason “My body parts that were weak are stronger, but I play the same old style. It is messed up.“
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Am ALSO glad that Petra forced us to change that dorky thread title by winning
You will love the next one.
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