^ Um ... no, I don't intend to start "hating" on you. It seems that YOU are quite content to be the one to make this a personal issue between commenters. I don't believe I have ever faulted you for your outlook on the subject (an outlook I do not happen to share). You might wish to ponder the possible irony involved.
Moreover, this is a forum to comment upon the state of any given player's tennis game. I express my opinion about Stevenson's game. I think she is a troublesome "cautionary tale" on the women's tour whose baffling behavior has attracted attention from an endless stream of pundits, in both professional and non-professional spheres. Some of the sport's top journalists have written about the melodrama perpetuated by the Stevenson duo. In that regard, I refer you to some of the work done by Bob Larson or Charles Bricker, and even some dated material by some major dailies like the NY Times, etc. There's a wealth of material.
So you see, I am far from alone in having a negative opinion about Stevenson's game and (non) legacy.
These forums are forums in which such opinions may be and are meant to be discussed, and if my negative assessment of Stevenson is not suitable to you, avoid reading what I write. It's as simple as that. But, again, I call attention to the fact that you launched a personal diatribe against ME ... And then pondered whether I would start "hating" on you. Rather hypocritical, but I am not going to condemn you for your positive assessment of Stevenson's career. Please have the broad-mindedness not to condemn someone else (or judge them--which is impossible to do!) for their negative assessment.
Commentary on sport has always had an element of criticism--sometimes harsh criticism. Goes with the territory.
In the meantime, best wishes and, hopefully, you can produce some remarks germane to specific aspects of Stevenson's game and her prolonged struggle, rather than a pointless fit of pique directed at another commenter.
Cheers~ : -)
It is ok to express your opinion or copycat viewpoints expressed by Bob Larson and Charles Bricker, although as unoriginal as it may sound. Do you think people are impressed with your continous non-stop rants?
Are you expecting others to jump on your bandwagon, because you are quoting what others have posted in their articles? If so, what planet are you from?
I think you've made your point but if you continue with your tirade, it would appear that your commentary isn't fair and impartial, but quite personal, borderline psychotic, and showing resemblence of a stalker
For the life of me, I just can't understand and nor do I care how Lexy's career choice and decision to continue to battle it out on the tour...is any of your business?
I remember Lexy and Mirv both turning pro around the same time and 100's of Americans have turned pro and have retired since them. The competition is fierce and not everybody can be like Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova. It is ok for players stay on the tour if they choose, regardless of the outcome, as long as they have the will and desire. What is most important isn't so much the results, but the will and desire to compete, which is why players retire, even when they are still competitive and can still earn millions if they continue to play the game. To see a player like Lexy, still competing and not giving up is like rooting for an underdog.
Somehow you seem to express pleasure in raining in other people's parade, yet you don't seem to realize this, as if you are in denial or perhaps you are indeed an annoying person