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WhatTheDeuce
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:18 PM
Martina :sad:

Well done Milagros :yeah:

MisterQ
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:19 PM
Good fight Martina! :)

congrats Milagros

for-sure
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:19 PM
if martina got it to 3-3...She could have won it.

Havok
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:20 PM
:banana: nice fight Martina, but at least Milagros didn't make herself and the WTA Tour out to be pathetic:o

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:20 PM
well done Milagros :yeah:
1st win of 2004 :)

ghosts
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:20 PM
the name of the thread should be
Sequera teaches Navratilova 16 63 62 :lol:

Mattographer
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Milagros! :banana:

Just_Love
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:22 PM
Milagros:) finally pulling through:D

sweetpinks
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:27 PM
Congrats Sequera you go girl:worship:

New_balls_please
Apr 6th, 2004, 07:29 PM
Poor Martina :sad:

alfonsojose
Apr 6th, 2004, 08:03 PM
Shame on WTA if Navratilova won. Good for Sequera. She beat Pierce last year. :)

LiliaLee-Frazier
Apr 6th, 2004, 08:10 PM
if martina got it to 3-3...She could have won it. Very well done for her first match back..what heppened to Brandi ?? :confused:

GermanBoy
Apr 6th, 2004, 08:23 PM
I think Sequera was just nervous in the first set. She faced a big name. That should be the only reason for that 1/6...

DeDe4925
Apr 6th, 2004, 08:31 PM
Congrats to Sequera. What is she ranked anyway?

cheyk
Apr 6th, 2004, 08:34 PM
The age doesn´t forgive, Martina

venusfan
Apr 6th, 2004, 09:39 PM
So granny got a beat down today.

Sofiane
Apr 6th, 2004, 09:51 PM
Sequera is ranked #83, and it's her first win of the season.
I think Martina did well for someone almost 48.
I mean this is also Martina least favorite surface.
Congrats to both ladies.

darrinbaker00
Apr 6th, 2004, 09:59 PM
Congrats to Sequera. What is she ranked anyway?
1. Milagros Sequera is #83 on the computer this week, De.

2. Talk about a no-win situation.....Sequera gets no bonus points and not much respect for being extended to three sets by an unranked 47-year-old who hadn't played a singles match in two years, but she would never have heard the end of it if she had lost.

3. I think the only reason Grandma lost is because she had prepared to play Kristina Brandi, not Sequera. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

WF4EVER
Apr 6th, 2004, 10:11 PM
3. I think the only reason Grandma lost is because she had prepared to play Kristina Brandi, not Sequera. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Forgive me, DB, if I'm dense, but what was the difference? Did she have to wear a different set of drawers to play Sequera?

IMO at least she was prepared to play, when did Milagros learn she'd have to take Brandi's spot?

And if this is her least favorite surface, is she hoping to meet another Sequera in her first round on grass? I really don't get it. None of the current top 100 (save very few) should be losing to Navratilova. She's 48 for crying out loud and she has had her successfull tennis career up to her last doubles match. She should not be playing singles and most of all she should not be winning any singles match.

Any player who allows herself to be beaten by this woman, who's at least twice most players' age should be ashamed. look what happened to Panova after losing to her. It's just ridiculous. She was good, no great, in her heyday but now it's just plain out ridiculous.

WF4EVER
Apr 6th, 2004, 10:14 PM
Before I'm misunderstood, let me add one important thing. I think Martina has a lot to offer tennis, she's very knowledgeable, very experienced. She'd probably make someone a great coach, but I just don't think she should be taking the spot on a tennis court that some young player could have.

Philbo
Apr 6th, 2004, 10:48 PM
I think all the NOBODIES in this thread thinking they have the right to tell a legend like Martina what she should or shouldnt do should all just fuck up.

Im SO glad Martina doesnt listen to losers like you people, thats why she achieved what she has so far in her life!!!

XaDavK_Kapri
Apr 6th, 2004, 10:52 PM
She was good, not great ??? :o :speakles: Come on dude, you can find better arguments than that. Say like the others, that she doesn't belong on a tennis court anymore or something, but attacking her on how good a player she was back in her prime ? Please! :rolleyes:

WF4EVER
Apr 6th, 2004, 11:19 PM
Ten Isse Fan, read slowly. I said she was good, then said, no great. That simply means I was correcting myself. Take ur time reading next time. I know that she was a great player; she is still one of the all-time greats, in some people's opinion the greatest. I clearly corrected myself.

And next time, it's ma'am.

SerialKiller#69
Apr 6th, 2004, 11:21 PM
Why is there so much negativity towards Martina? Isn't it amazing by itself that a 48 year old woman can take a set off of a top 100 player?Geez..

XaDavK_Kapri
Apr 6th, 2004, 11:31 PM
Ten Isse Fan, read slowly. I said she was good, then said, no great. That simply means I was correcting myself. Take ur time reading next time. I know that she was a great player; she is still one of the all-time greats, in some people's opinion the greatest. I clearly corrected myself.

And next time, it's ma'am.
Sorry, Ma'am :p :lol:

Rocketta
Apr 6th, 2004, 11:31 PM
This wasn't Milagros' first win this year! She won a match in qualifying at this tournament.

Hulet
Apr 6th, 2004, 11:34 PM
Sequerra :yeah:
Navratilova :wavey:

ys
Apr 6th, 2004, 11:34 PM
Martina should be palying the likes of DeWonder Davis or Nancy..:)

- L i n a -
Apr 6th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Why is there so much negativity towards Martina? Isn't it amazing by itself that a 48 year old woman can take a set off of a top 100 player?Geez..
I know...

If I were in Martina's shoes, I certainly wouldn't be playing...

But the insults that a lot of people are saying are completely disrespectful, and unnecessary.

raquel
Apr 6th, 2004, 11:39 PM
Any player who allows herself to be beaten by this woman, who's at least twice most players' age should be ashamed. look what happened to Panova after losing to her. It's just ridiculous. She was good, no great, in her heyday but now it's just plain out ridiculous.

What happened to Tatiana Panova was nothing to do with her loss to Martina :rolleyes: Tatiana had a mental illness and thankfully seems OK now. Martina's loss today is not ridiculous to me. Martina will never be ridiculous to me, as having read her autobiography and with all her achievements, I admire her a lot and this loss does not mean a thing really. I really like Martina and I am glad she has come back in doubles and especially winning Wimbledon mixed last year, but I do think she should stick to the doubles now and I said that before this result. While I don't think it is ridiculous for her to accept wildcards and a lot of fans will love seeing her again, I am not sure what she is trying to achieve. At least in doubles she has a chance of winning events and is still showing what a great player she is.

carling
Apr 7th, 2004, 01:06 AM
Great effort! My God, the woman is nearly 50 years old! Amazing. As Jenny Cap once said, Martina's a LEGEND. She deserves a lot of credit for competing the way she did. The funny thing is I couldn't stand Martina when she was at her peak. I like her better now than I ever have.

arcus
Apr 7th, 2004, 02:06 AM
Any player who allows herself to be beaten by this woman, who's at least twice most players' age should be ashamed. look what happened to Panova after losing to her. It's just ridiculous. She was good, no great, in her heyday but now it's just plain out ridiculous.


As I understand it, tatiana panova developed a psychiatric illness and took time off last year to recover. Most psychriatic illness (particulary the pananoid types that panova allegedly developed) are due to a chemical brain disturbance, which often respond well to medication.

They are not induced by 47 year old tennis players. To suggest that losing to MN made Panova psychotic, and imply that the tour risks players mental health by MNs participation, expresses not only lack of perspective about the history of tennis, but worse, IMO (and this is why im posting), prejudice against those unlucky enough to develop psychriatic illness.



Since she got mentioned, I wish Panova a speedy and complete recovery as well as a great career!

arcus
Apr 7th, 2004, 02:11 AM
What happened to Tatiana Panova was nothing to do with her loss to Martina :rolleyes: Tatiana had a mental illness and thankfully seems OK now. Martina's loss today is not ridiculous to me. Martina will never be ridiculous to me, as having read her autobiography and with all her achievements, I admire her a lot and this loss does not mean a thing really. I really like Martina and I am glad she has come back in doubles and especially winning Wimbledon mixed last year, but I do think she should stick to the doubles now and I said that before this result. While I don't think it is ridiculous for her to accept wildcards and a lot of fans will love seeing her again, I am not sure what she is trying to achieve. At least in doubles she has a chance of winning events and is still showing what a great player she is.


Part of me agrees with you raquel, as I doubt that martina can do much in the few months that are left to her on tour.

However, who knows till you try? I didn't think she'd be knocking on the door to the top five in doubles by the end of last year, but she was.

Martina is a special player, and although its prob too late for her in top flight singles, who knows? she doesnt know either, which is why she is out there, I guess..........

She's curious how competitive she is.

Plus, a lot of the top players dont play every week, so whats the harm in giving the fans something else to see....... :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


I think what she trying to achieve is show that at 47 years old she can really compete. That may not seem that important to you, but wait till your 47, and you might be glad that someone showed that that wasn't the end of the world...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Whammo Cluck
Apr 7th, 2004, 02:23 AM
Why can't everyone just self-medicate, put on some non-binding evening wear, and enjoy the fact of Martina Navratilova, active in singles, as the art piece that it is? She's a genius lezbo; her insticts will lead her to feats that us lesser, non-genius lezbos might find specious.

Jonnystennis
Apr 7th, 2004, 02:31 AM
I agree, Sequera did well to win, didn't she put together a good run at the US Open if I'm right? I think stamina could be a problem for Martina, look at the way she lost to Hantuchova at Eastbourne. At Panova losing to Ratnavrilova at Eastbourne was pathetic and she really showed the WTA up by beating Anna later on. Its worse than McEnroe making a comeback and losing to Tommy Robredo, if thats a good enough example

PatM04
Apr 7th, 2004, 03:16 AM
Milagros!:)

ys
Apr 7th, 2004, 03:44 PM
Looking at what Petrova is doing to Sequera now, you can only think that Navratilova should be very thankful to Sequera that she spared her of a possible monumental embarassment.