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post #5 of (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2006, 04:42 AM
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USTA won't do sh#t for Bethanie this year since she is no longer with them. She will get in based on her own merit being 3 out, 3 will very likely drop out. Does anyone think that Mashona should have been playing doubles over Bethanie at Fed Cup? Come on. What a ridiculous choice. If you have anything to say about the things I write here, please respond back to me and I'd love to Battle on the Fed Cup choice for shizzle. I think it would have been a smart choice to put Mashona and Beth together though since they have been playing together and have experience on the court together. But to pick Mashona over Beth and have her originally setup to play with Vania is an extremely poor choice and a BS choice. Who really thinks that the USTA makes the correct choices and decisions are hardly ever based on Merit. If Alexandria Stevenson gets any more WC's, I am going to puke. Her results weren't that good at Cincy, what are you talking about? She has done nothing for so long and does not deserve anything anymore. Let her work for it a bit again and learn how to play and gain some confidence in Challengers. She ain't winning at the higher level anymore and is she drawing people because she was a semi-finalist at Wimbledon a hundred years ago? I don;t think she is a draw so why not promote real players that are currently something interesting for the tennis fan to watch. Mashona is sweet and a solid doubs player but please get out to a tournament and watch the near future #1 doubles player in the world compete since she has almost single handedly beaten teams ranked approx. #2, #3, #6, #7, and #13 in world with different partners that were lesser players than her. She got shafted by the USTA and Zina and there are too many BS factors here. It's a shame to shun such a talent for so long but it's great because she is getting very strong and becoming a better fighter. Finally people are taking notice. Maybe her outfits get notice but her game does too. The very negative nature of most people propel them to talk a lot of bad things and it's really funny how many agents and managers and fans I have heard negatives about on numerous players and their reaction as these players I have noticed for obvious reason all of a sudden make a jump. Okay, enough of the rant but Jesus Christmas trees, she is an obvious gem to the Tour and get your heads out of your arsenals and enjoy the girl. PEACE!

PS- Read the new book by Vince Spadea (and Dan Markowitz) called "Break Point" You can order it at a Barnes and Noble if not in stock. Got mine today and has been an incredible read so far. Vince is a decent friend of mine too so maybe a little bias here but it's good stuff. Gives you more of an idea of some facts out there that people don't see. Talks in depth about some Agassi experiences together they had as well as well as Patrick McEnroe giving him the shaft on Davis Cup. Much like the Fed Cup BS that is going on here. It's cool to see the a logging of some facts that people don't find every day. You can also order from here:
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