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lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 04:51 PM
Updated: 12:41 PM EDT
Federer crashes out as Williams completes shutout
By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The no. 1 men's tennis player, Roger Federer of Switzerland, crashed out of the Olympics Tuesday, losing to the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
In the biggest success of his career, the 18-year-old Berdych who has never won a singles title on the ATP tour, came back from a set down to break the Wimbledon champion's serve in two successive sets.

Federer had been heavily tipped to reach the final. Second-seeded Andy Roddick plays later Tuesday.

A day after failing in her bid for a second straight doubles gold medal, Venus Williams beat Maja Matevzic of Slovenia 6-0, 6-0 to reach the third round in singles - where she's also the defending champion.

It's the first shutout since tennis returned to the Olympics as a medal sport in 1988. Mercifully, the whole thing took just 39 minutes.

And Williams had her doubles defeat in mind the whole time.

"I'm still in shock. I'm not used to losing, especially in a first round. It's pretty tough," she said. "That really affected the way I played today. I couldn't stop thinking about it, and I usually let it go. It bothered me a whole lot."

Williams took it out on the ball, pounding serves at up to 110 mph (177 kph) and hitting perfectly placed strokes off both wings.

Repeatedly, Matevzic barely got to the right spot and made only partial contact, sending balls flying sideways toward the chair umpire or so long that they hopped into the stands on one bounce.

The Slovenian managed merely one winner, on a second-set volley, while Williams conjured 14.

In the early session, two other seeded players lost: No. 5 Juan Carlos Ferrero and No. 9 Marat Safin. Feliciano Lopez of Spain eliminated Safin 7-6 (4), 6-3, while Mardy Fish of the United States came back to upset Ferrero 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Ferrero double-faulted twice when serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set.

Top-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne, out since May with a viral infection, was nearly as impressive as Williams, beating Maria Vento-Kabchi of Venezuela 6-2, 6-1.

"I'm feeling good here. My energy is good even after four months off," the Belgian said. "Mentally, it's going to be tougher, because I need to be focused on every point. In the next few weeks, that's going to be hardest of all."

Also advancing: No. 3 Anastasia Myskina and No. 5 Sveltana Kuznetsova of Russia, No. 8 Ai Sugiyama of Japan, No. 10 Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, No. 11 Francesca Schiavone of Italy, and No. 12 Karolina Sprem of Croatia, best known for beating Williams in the second round at Wimbledon.

Sprem offered much more of a test that Williams faced on Tuesday. Matevzic's ranking slid out of the top 250 because she missed most of this season with a left wrist injury.

Even if she wasn't facing the best of the best, the glorified practice did wonders for Williams' psyche.

"Playing like that just builds my confidence even much more for the upcoming rounds," the four-time Grand Slam champion said. "Just puts an extra boost in my step and makes me feel even more positive, and helps me move on from yesterday."

She seemed stunned Monday night after she and fill-in partner Chanda Rubin lost to eighth-seeded Li Ting and Sun Tian Tian of China 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

Williams won the 2000 doubles title with younger sister Serena, who pulled out of the Athens Games last week with a left knee injury. Monday's match was the first time Venus Williams had ever played doubles with anyone but her sibling.



08/17/04 12:40 EDT

Copyright 2004 The Associated Press.

esquímaux
Aug 17th, 2004, 04:57 PM
Roger :speakles: :tears:

faboozadoo15
Aug 17th, 2004, 04:59 PM
i'm very sad for roger and monica today, but this little venus pick me up is maybe just what i needed ;)

CJ07
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:00 PM
Roger lost?!!? :eek: :sad: :rolleyes:

It seems he either loses 1-3rd round or wins :shrug:

Hope he can get it together for the open :yeah:
Keep giving those beatdowns Venus! :yeah:

Has anyone else realized, Venus has won less than 4 games in each of her non-losses since Wimbledon? (Or atleast I think so, sure seems like it)

DA FOREHAND
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:04 PM
"A day after failing in her bid for a second straight doubles gold medal, Venus Williams beat Maja Matevzic of Slovenia 6-0, 6-0 to reach the third round in singles - where she's also the defending champion.

It's the first shutout since tennis returned to the Olympics as a medal sport in 1988. Mercifully, the whole thing took just 39 minutes.

And Williams had her doubles defeat in mind the whole time.

"I'm still in shock. I'm not used to losing, especially in a first round. It's pretty tough," she said. "That really affected the way I played today. I couldn't stop thinking about it, and I usually let it go. It bothered me a whole lot."

Williams took it out on the ball, pounding serves at up to 110 mph (177 kph) and hitting perfectly placed strokes off both wings.

Repeatedly, Matevzic barely got to the right spot and made only partial contact, sending balls flying sideways toward the chair umpire or so long that they hopped into the stands on one bounce.

The Slovenian managed merely one winner, on a second-set volley, while Williams conjured 14."


ROFLMBAO

Chunchun
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:11 PM
:eek: Roger

safin,JCF :sobbing:

Anna F'd Enrique
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:14 PM
Federer, Fererro and Safin need to be slapped...

boggs570
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:15 PM
Updated: 12:41 PM EDT
Federer crashes out as Williams completes shutout
By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The no. 1 men's tennis player, Roger Federer of Switzerland, crashed out of the Olympics Tuesday, losing to the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
In the biggest success of his career, the 18-year-old Berdych who has never won a singles title on the ATP tour, came back from a set down to break the Wimbledon champion's serve in two successive sets.

Federer had been heavily tipped to reach the final. Second-seeded Andy Roddick plays later Tuesday.

A day after failing in her bid for a second straight doubles gold medal, Venus Williams beat Maja Matevzic of Slovenia 6-0, 6-0 to reach the third round in singles - where she's also the defending champion.

It's the first shutout since tennis returned to the Olympics as a medal sport in 1988. Mercifully, the whole thing took just 39 minutes.

And Williams had her doubles defeat in mind the whole time.

"I'm still in shock. I'm not used to losing, especially in a first round. It's pretty tough," she said. "That really affected the way I played today. I couldn't stop thinking about it, and I usually let it go. It bothered me a whole lot."

Williams took it out on the ball, pounding serves at up to 110 mph (177 kph) and hitting perfectly placed strokes off both wings.

Repeatedly, Matevzic barely got to the right spot and made only partial contact, sending balls flying sideways toward the chair umpire or so long that they hopped into the stands on one bounce.

The Slovenian managed merely one winner, on a second-set volley, while Williams conjured 14.

In the early session, two other seeded players lost: No. 5 Juan Carlos Ferrero and No. 9 Marat Safin. Feliciano Lopez of Spain eliminated Safin 7-6 (4), 6-3, while Mardy Fish of the United States came back to upset Ferrero 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Ferrero double-faulted twice when serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set.

Top-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne, out since May with a viral infection, was nearly as impressive as Williams, beating Maria Vento-Kabchi of Venezuela 6-2, 6-1.

"I'm feeling good here. My energy is good even after four months off," the Belgian said. "Mentally, it's going to be tougher, because I need to be focused on every point. In the next few weeks, that's going to be hardest of all."

Also advancing: No. 3 Anastasia Myskina and No. 5 Sveltana Kuznetsova of Russia, No. 8 Ai Sugiyama of Japan, No. 10 Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, No. 11 Francesca Schiavone of Italy, and No. 12 Karolina Sprem of Croatia, best known for beating Williams in the second round at Wimbledon.

Sprem offered much more of a test that Williams faced on Tuesday. Matevzic's ranking slid out of the top 250 because she missed most of this season with a left wrist injury.

Even if she wasn't facing the best of the best, the glorified practice did wonders for Williams' psyche.

"Playing like that just builds my confidence even much more for the upcoming rounds," the four-time Grand Slam champion said. "Just puts an extra boost in my step and makes me feel even more positive, and helps me move on from yesterday."

She seemed stunned Monday night after she and fill-in partner Chanda Rubin lost to eighth-seeded Li Ting and Sun Tian Tian of China 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

Williams won the 2000 doubles title with younger sister Serena, who pulled out of the Athens Games last week with a left knee injury. Monday's match was the first time Venus Williams had ever played doubles with anyone but her sibling.



08/17/04 12:40 EDT

Copyright 2004 The Associated Press.

Liz you beat me to it I was just about to post this article.

azza
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:15 PM
Funny how they didnt manage to post that this is only her 2nd match of the year :tape: :retard:

mboyle
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:20 PM
Andy might actually have a shot at a medal now:eek: . (watch him lose to pony tail boy...:rolleyes: )

darrinbaker00
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:33 PM
Andy might actually have a shot at a medal now:eek: . (watch him lose to pony tail boy...:rolleyes: )
Now I know who let out that loud "WHEW!" I heard after Roger's match..... :tape:

As far as Venus' double-bagel win goes, she should have saved the Industrial Strength Whoop-Ass™ for Justine in the quarters, because she'll need it then. ;)

WtaTour4Ever
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:35 PM
Was this match on Bravo, I taped the coverage but all I got was the men :-(

boggs570
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:38 PM
Now I know who let out that loud "WHEW!" I heard after Roger's match..... :tape:

As far as Venus' double-bagel win goes, she should have saved the Industrial Strength Whoop-Ass™ for Justine in the quarters, because she'll need it then. ;)

Please tell me why she would need it against jhh and jhh would not need it against vee when Vee leads the h2h 7-1. I still can't get anyone to explain this to me. You keep saying that she'll need it against jhh like jhh is going to just come out and beat vee.

Jericho
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:39 PM
they might show it tonite at 5 pm pacific time

V-MAC
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:50 PM
:worship:Venus!:worship:

Mr. Man
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:55 PM
:worship:Venus!:worship:
Beautiful win.

jbone_0307
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:59 PM
OMG That is hilarious!! I tried to stay up and watch the match, damn, Im mad I didn't. That is Venus' fist double bagel in a while.

darrinbaker00
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Please tell me why she would need it against jhh and jhh would not need it against vee when Vee leads the h2h 7-1. I still can't get anyone to explain this to me. You keep saying that she'll need it against jhh like jhh is going to just come out and beat vee.
She'll need it because (a) Justine is 1-7 against Venus, and some people still think she needs to consistently beat both Williams sisters to "justify" her #1 ranking; and (b) layoff or no layoff, Justine is pretty darn good.

Each player will need to bring their A+ game if they want to beat the other, and you know that, Boggs. Relax. Take a chill pill. Go to your nearest court and hit a few balls. Besides, check my sig. You know who I think will win that match. ¡¡VIVA LA REINA DE TENIS!! ¡¡VIVA VENUS!! :worship: :worship:

boggs570
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:12 PM
She'll need it because (a) Justine is 1-7 against Venus, and some people still think she needs to consistently beat both Williams sisters to "justify" her #1 ranking; and (b) layoff or no layoff, Justine is pretty darn good.

Each player will need to bring their A+ game if they want to beat the other, and you know that, Boggs. Relax. Take a chill pill. Go to your nearest court and hit a few balls. Besides, check my sig. You know who I think will win that match. ¡¡VIVA LA REINA DE TENIS!! ¡¡VIVA VENUS!! :worship: :worship:

Now, that makes more sense when you say that each player will have to bring their 'A' game. In my opinion the sisters are better than jhh that's my opinion and a lot of others opinion also.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:20 PM
lizchris, Venus didn't make history today. Okay? :)

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:44 PM
lizchris, Venus didn't make history today. Okay? :)
This is the first shutout since tennis was reintroduced as an Olympic sport and the first shutout in the Olympics this century. I think that counts as history.:rolleyes:

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:49 PM
This is the first shutout since tennis was reintroduced as an Olympic sport and the first shutout in the Olympics this century. I think that counts as history.:rolleyes:
No it doesn't, dear. :) That's why you won't find the term "history" in any articles mentioning Venus' match. :)

Knizzle
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:53 PM
No it doesn't, dear. :) That's why you won't find the term "history" in any articles mentioning Venus' match. :)
Why would it be mentioned as the first one then??

tennisiscool
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:56 PM
I am sure Venus has achieved many other historical feats she is far more proud of. :)

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:56 PM
Why would it be mentioned as the first one then??
I don't understand?

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:11 PM
Why would it be mentioned as the first one then??Exactly.

If it were not historic, the world first would not have been used.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:12 PM
I don't understand?
We know.

boggs570
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:22 PM
We know.

Go one :lol: :lol: :lol:

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:23 PM
Go one :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't understand?

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:25 PM
Exactly.

If it were not historic, the world first would not have been used.
That something happens for the first time since whenever doesn't mean it's a historic event. :)

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:34 PM
That something happens for the first time since whenever doesn't mean it's a historic event. :)
It's still historic due to the fact that it is the first time it has happened this century at the Olympics.

kyk710
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:36 PM
That something happens for the first time since whenever doesn't mean it's a historic event. :)
I think it does :confused:
;)
Think of all the stupid things historians study. Though it's not a HUGE historic event, it's still history.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:37 PM
It's still historic due to the fact that it is the first time it has happened this century at the Olympics.
But a 6-0 6-0 itself is not a historic event. It's not even worth mentioning because it happens all the time around the world, in Grand Slams etc. :)

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:41 PM
I think it does :confused:
;)
Think of all the stupid things historians study. Though it's not a HUGE historic event, it's still history.
I agree that it's history because it has happened a few hours ago. But it's not historic.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:41 PM
But a 6-0 6-0 itself is not a historic event. It's not even worth mentioning because it happens all the time around the world, in Grand Slams etc. :)
But this is the Olympics, not a Grand Slam.:rolleyes: The Olympics only happen every four years while the Grand Slams come four times a year.:rolleyes:

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:43 PM
And it's not even true:

Sydney 2000:

Montalvo/Suarez(ARG) [3] d. Farina-Elia/Grande(ITA) 6-0 6-0
Dokic/Stubbs(AUS)[6] d. Malhotra/Vaidyanathan(IND) [AL] 6-0 6-0

:ras:

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:46 PM
And it's not even true:

Sydney 2000:

Montalvo/Suarez(ARG) [3] d. Farina-Elia/Grande(ITA) 6-0 6-0
Dokic/Stubbs(AUS)[6] d. Malhotra/Vaidyanathan(IND) [AL] 6-0 6-0

:ras:
That's doubles; this is singles.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:49 PM
That's doubles; this is singles.
Can you show me where the term "singles" is mentioned in the article? Thanks in advance. :)

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:53 PM
Can you show me where the term "singles" is mentioned in the article? Thanks in advance. :)
All you have to use is common sense and the ability to read between the lines to know that the author of the article was talking about singles play.

pokey camp
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:54 PM
Lizchris, why isn't this a thread complaining about this being THE MOST BORING MATCH Olympics in history? Oh right. Momo wasn't playing. :rolleyes:

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:56 PM
Lizchris, why isn't this a thread complaining about this being THE MOST BORING MATCH Olympics in history? Oh right. Momo wasn't playing. :rolleyes:
Probably because I live in the US and unlike Aemlie's match, IT WASN'T ON LIVE TV.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 07:59 PM
All you have to use is common sense and the ability to read between the lines to know that the author of the article was talking about singles play.
The point of a news article is to competently inform the reader with facts so that he doesn't have to read between the lines. :)
The article says "tennis". Last time I checked doubles is part of tennis. :)

Because of that, the article is WRONG. :)

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:00 PM
This is the first shutout since tennis was reintroduced as an Olympic sport and the first shutout in the Olympics this century. I think that counts as history.:rolleyes:
Your post is also WRONG. :)

pokey camp
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:04 PM
Probably because I live in the US and unlike Aemlie's match, IT WASN'T ON LIVE TV.
Yeah, okay. That makes complete sense. :rolleyes: WTF does it not being televised have to do with anything? Jeez.

Isn't your lunch break over? Please?

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:05 PM
Yeah, okay. That makes complete sense. :rolleyes: WTF does it not being televised have to do with anything? Jeez.

Isn't your lunch break over? Please?
My boss took the rest of the day off.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:06 PM
Yeah, okay. That makes complete sense. :rolleyes: WTF does it not being televised have to do with anything? Jeez.

Isn't your lunch break over? Please?
Because I didn't see what Venus was doing, but I heard it is going to be on tape delay tonight, so maybe I might miss it.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:06 PM
Your post is also WRONG. :)
It isn't, but keep dreaming.

pokey camp
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:07 PM
My boss took the rest of the day off.
Shit. :mad:

Martian Willow
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:07 PM
...congrats to Maja for her historic achievement... :worship:

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:07 PM
My boss took the rest of the day off.
If your favourite players had the same work ethic as you, then you wouldn't have much to cheer about. :o

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:08 PM
It isn't, but keep dreaming.It IS wrong. Admit it, instead of being a sore loser. :)

kabuki
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:10 PM
I cannot believe that people want to argue about semantics for 20 posts. Let's fight about something fun!!! :D

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:13 PM
If your favourite players had the same work ethic as you, then you wouldn't have much to cheer about. :o
This is August, a month where people take vacation and not a lot of work to be done. Believe me, after Labor day, I won't be here that much.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:14 PM
I cannot believe that people want to argue about semantics for 20 posts. Let's fight about something fun!!! :D
The only one arguing is GoDominique because he/she/it has nothing better to do. The rest of us are proud of Venus' accomplishment.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:17 PM
The only one arguing is GoDominique because he/she/it has nothing better to do. The rest of us are proud of Venus' accomplishment.
You think being fan of a player who double-bagels someone who has been out for a year because of injury is something to be proud of? I disagree, and the rest of us do too. :)

kabuki
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:19 PM
You think being fan of a player who double-bagels someone who has been out for a year because of injury is something to be proud of? I disagree, and the rest of us do too. :)

Some of the rest of us are proud of Venus. Can't we all just get along? :D

Pureracket
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:19 PM
Liz,
You are cracking me up how you're owning these vultures. . .. LOL!!!!!

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:20 PM
You think being fan of a player who double-bagels someone who has been out for a year because of injury is something to be proud of? I disagree, and the rest of us do too. :)
You and what army?:confused:

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:21 PM
Liz,
You are cracking me up how you're owning these vultures. . .. LOL!!!!!
It is funny and sad at the same time.

While these same people snipe at us Venus fans when we say something critical about another player, they expect us to be silent when they do the same to Venus.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:22 PM
Liz,
You are cracking me up how you're owning these vultures. . .. LOL!!!!!
Pure,
You are cracking me up with your never-ending stupidity. . .. LOL!!!!!

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:23 PM
You and what army?:confused:The army of lizchris-disagreers. We are getting bigger every day. :D

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:24 PM
The army of lizcrhis-disagreers. We are getting bigger every day. :D
Well, I guess that is only you.:lol:

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:25 PM
It is funny and sad at the same time.

While these same people snipe at us Venus fans when we say something critical about another player, they expect us to be silent when they do the same to Venus.
Please show me where I have said something critical about Venus. Thanks in advance.

Why don't you realize, dear: It's not Venus we are hating, it's YOU. :kiss:

Martian Willow
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Liz,
You are cracking me up how you're owning these vultures. . .. LOL!!!!!

...you must be reading between the lines... :)

Crazy_Fool
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Lizchris, why isn't this a thread complaining about this being THE MOST BORING MATCH Olympics in history? Oh right. Momo wasn't playing. :rolleyes:
Hahaha, very good one :lol:

pokey camp
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Because I didn't see what Venus was doing, but I heard it is going to be on tape delay tonight, so maybe I might miss it.
But why should watching it actually matter to you? Hell, you admitted that you didn't bother to watch all of Momo's match.

Believe me, after Labor day, I won't be here that much.

Good.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Well, I guess that is only you.:lol:
Oh lizchris, you are so naive. :awww: Start a poll if you don't believe me. :)

Martian Willow
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:27 PM
...what day is Labor Day...? :)

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:28 PM
Please show me where I have said something critical about Venus. Thanks in advance.

Why don't you realize, dear: It's not Venus we are hating, it's YOU. :kiss:
Why are you so paranoid? Who said I was talking about you?:shrug:

pokey camp
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:28 PM
Why don't you realize, dear: It's not Venus we are hating, it's YOU. :kiss:
Exactly. LOVE the PLAYER. HATE the FAN.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:28 PM
...what day is Labor Day...? :)
If you are an American or lived in America, you'd know the date.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:29 PM
But why should watching it actually matter to you? Hell, you admitted that you didn't bother to watch all of Momo's match.
I said previously I saw all of her match but the last couple of games.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:29 PM
Why are you so paranoid? Who said I was talking about you?:shrug:
"These same people" - Pureracket was referring to people in this thread, so who else were YOU referring to? :scratch:

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:31 PM
"These same people" - Pureracket was referring to people in this thread, so who else were YOU referring to? :scratch:
Anyone else who is wasting their time arguing with an article, which at the moment, the only person is you.

Martian Willow
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:31 PM
If you are an American or lived in America, you'd know the date.

...that is true...but what day is Labor Day...? :)

pokey camp
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:31 PM
...what day is Labor Day...? :)
Not today unfortunately. :fiery:

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:32 PM
...that is true...but what day is Labor Day...? :)
The first Monday in September.

ans
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:32 PM
Venus won and she played quite well. Congrats for that. Let's not forget she played someone who was out for like a year (?) and who's never been a top player. So stop acting as if venus has already won the gold and did something fabulous today. It makes her seem ridiculous and she doesn't deserve that.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:33 PM
Anyone else who is wasting their time arguing with an article, which at the moment, the only person is you.
So you WERE referring to me, and so you said I have been criticising Venus, which is again WRONG. :)

ans
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:34 PM
If you are an American or lived in America, you'd know the date.
hey, pssst, not everyone on this board is American, you know.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:35 PM
Venus won and she played quite well. Congrats for that. Let's not forget she played someone who was out for like a year (?) and who's never been a top player. So stop acting as if venus has already won the gold and did something fabulous today. It makes her seem ridiculous and she doesn't deserve that.
She didn't win the gold as of yet, but she has a great path to the gold.

If she didn't do something fabulous today, the author of the article wouldn't have mentioned what she did.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:36 PM
hey, pssst, not everyone on this board is American, you know.
Willow is, which is why I said what I said.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:37 PM
So you WERE referring to me, and so you said I have been criticising Venus, which is again WRONG. :)
You are, in a backhanded way.

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:38 PM
She didn't win the gold as of yet, but she has a great path to the gold.

If she didn't do something fabulous today, the author of the article wouldn't have mentioned what she did.
Maybe he still had a few lines left so he decided to post some meaningless trivia "facts" which aren't even correct. :)

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:38 PM
You are, in a backhanded way.
You were wrong. Admit it, instead of being a sore loser again.

ans
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:40 PM
She didn't win the gold as of yet, but she has a great path to the gold.

If she didn't do something fabulous today, the author of the article wouldn't have mentioned what she did.
So you really think she did something fabulous today? This means you see her as an average player, certainly not a top player? Strange.

Martian Willow
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:40 PM
Willow is, which is why I said what I said.

...um...no I'm not... :awww:

ans
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:42 PM
Willow is, which is why I said what I said.
sorry, I was looking at his flag. Although I don't know it, it seems rather un-american.

pokey camp
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:42 PM
You were wrong. Admit it, instead of being a sore loser again.
GoDominique, Lizchris is a dead horse. Please stop beating her.

Or continue. Whichever. :cool:

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:44 PM
GoDominique, Lizchris is a dead horse. Please stop beating her.

Or continue. Whichever. :cool:
For now she is dead, but she always resurges. :scared:

Dawn Marie
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:51 PM
Lizchris why are you bothering explaining yourself to these jealous fans. Shit girl just talk about how Dominque Vanroost never really amounted to much on the tennis courts. Venus will always have alot more accomplishments then Domi. I mean Domi had a pretty good game but not the right mental mind. Poor lil waify thing.

By the way, I watch Dom in doubles.. she is a talented little pixie of a girl. I am amazed that she never won as much.

ans
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:54 PM
Lizchris why are you bothering explaining yourself to these jealous fans. Shit girl just talk about how Dominque Vanroost never really amounted to much on the tennis courts. Venus will always have alot more accomplishments then Domi. I mean Domi had a pretty good game but not the right mental mind. Poor lil waify thing.

By the way, I watch Dom in doubles.. she is a talented little pixie of a girl. I am amazed that she never won as much.
You're so mature.

Dawn Marie
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:54 PM
Venus won an Olympic match 6/0 6/0. This is an accomplishment especially as I have not seen many other top players doing it. Hahaha.

Dont get mad at Lizchris for being excited at Venus's win. Sheesh..

Just go pray that your favorite either.. (A)Comes out of retirement.. or (B)Wins a grandslam soon.

Jodie
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:55 PM
pfff :cuckoo:

I agree with ans :worship:

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:58 PM
Lizchris why are you bothering explaining yourself to these jealous fans. Shit girl just talk about how Dominque Vanroost never really amounted to much on the tennis courts. Venus will always have alot more accomplishments then Domi. I mean Domi had a pretty good game but not the right mental mind. Poor lil waify thing.

By the way, I watch Dom in doubles.. she is a talented little pixie of a girl. I am amazed that she never won as much.
Hi Dawn. :kiss:

True, Dominique :hearts: hasn't won Slams like Queen Vee did a few years ago. What a fool I was to have her as my favourite. :o After all it makes me a bad person. :sad:

Oh well, I can always remember Filderstadt 1998. :)

Dawn Marie
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:59 PM
If the TRUTH makes me sound mature then so be it.

ans
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:00 PM
If the TRUTH makes me sound mature then so be it.
If that's all you can come up with to make you sound your age, then so be it.

Joana
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:02 PM
Lizchris why are you bothering explaining yourself to these jealous fans. Shit girl just talk about how Dominque Vanroost never really amounted to much on the tennis courts. Venus will always have alot more accomplishments then Domi. I mean Domi had a pretty good game but not the right mental mind. Poor lil waify thing.

By the way, I watch Dom in doubles.. she is a talented little pixie of a girl. I am amazed that she never won as much.
What a comeback! :eek: :eek: :eek:



Hi Dawn. :kiss:

True, Dominique :hearts: hasn't won Slams like Queen Vee did a few years ago. What a fool I was to have her as my favourite. :o After all it makes me a bad person. :sad:

Oh well, I can always remember Filderstadt 1998. :)
You're gonna leave it just like that? Pfff!

Dawn Marie
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:02 PM
What does Vanroost have to do with your personality GoDomi?? I am just bragging how my favorite will alwyas go down in tennis history as a better talented player than yours.

HAHAHAH.. Venus will always be better then Domi in the tennis history books.

Domi would never of had a 6/0 6/0 win in the Olympics .. and you can take that fact to the bank. Soooo.. if it is not such an accomplishment then why hasn't the pixie one done what Miss Vee just did?? lol.

Dawn Marie
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:05 PM
I would rather get you folks riled up then see Lizchris riled up at this moment. Thank you people for letting me mold you.

Fearless Venus Williams rules. What a great HISTORIC moment for her and her fans.

tennisiscool
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:07 PM
Wow looks like lizchris and Dawn Marie are a tag team who take turns to brag about how great their favorites are . Somehow in their mind that makes them better than others who cheer for lesser players. Good for you'll :)

GoDominique
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:07 PM
What does Vanroost have to do with your personality GoDomi?? I am just bragging how my favorite will alwyas go down in tennis history as a better talented player than yours.

HAHAHAH.. Venus will always be better then Domi in the tennis history books.

Domi would never of had a 6/0 6/0 win in the Olympics .. and you can take that fact to the bank. Soooo.. if it is not such an accomplishment then why hasn't the pixie one done what Miss Vee just did?? lol.
Simple. Dominique is nice and would always give her opponents at least one game, especially when that opponent has been out for a year because of injury.
Handing her a double-bagel - no, Dominique would have thought that this is quite low. :)

Martian Willow
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:07 PM
I would rather get you folks riled up then see Lizchris riled up at this moment. Thank you people for letting me mold you.

...erm...they're laughing at you... :)

Joana
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:08 PM
What does Vanroost have to do with your personality GoDomi?? I am just bragging how my favorite will alwyas go down in tennis history as a better talented player than yours.

HAHAHAH.. Venus will always be better then Domi in the tennis history books.

Domi would never of had a 6/0 6/0 win in the Olympics .. and you can take that fact to the bank. Soooo.. if it is not such an accomplishment then why hasn't the pixie one done what Miss Vee just did?? lol.
Poor him, he'll never have a happy and successful life like you thanks to that talentless Domi... :mad:

tennisiscool
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:09 PM
BTW Hilarious thread or should i say "Historic" thread :lol:

ans
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:10 PM
if it is not such an accomplishment then why hasn't the pixie one done what Miss Vee just did?? lol.
'cause domi never was as good as Venus is. She was never ranked number one, she never won any slams, so she wasn't even supposed to beat a player 6/0 6/0.
You know, not everyone is a fan of a top player, you should respect that instead of laughing at it.

Joana
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:13 PM
Tell me, GoDom, how can you sleep at nights knowing you fave never beat anyone 6-0 6-0 at the Olympics? It must be sooooo hard to live when every day a thought flashes through your mind "She's never been as good as Venus." To open your eyes in the morning just to remember she's never won a Slam... :sad:

Couver
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:17 PM
The most hilarious and at the same time sad thing about this thread, is apparently people who don't like Venus or Lizchris, who find so much time to respond to her. I mean most of the replies come from people who don't like her.

Why not just walk on by?

Or at least just admit you wanted to pick a fight in the first place. :rolleyes:

Venus Forever
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:20 PM
The most hilarious and at the same time sad thing about this thread, is apparently people who don't like Venus or Lizchris, who find so much time to respond to her. I mean most of the replies come from people who don't like her.

Why not just walk on by?

Or at least just admit you wanted to pick a fight in the first place. :rolleyes:
Sad, right??

They're arguing over what makes something historic. http://wtaworld.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

We have a bunch of sad posters here, who have nothing better to do than to argue about whether something is historic or not, just so they can either degrade a player's accomplishment, or hail a player's accomplishment.

Just sad. http://wtaworld.com/ubb/redface.gif

Dawn Marie
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:20 PM
Look give Lizchris her time of glory for Venus's accomplishments. It is not Liz's fault that some of you really can't be excited like liz can.

I am sorry that your favorite player didn't give you much to get excited over..

So dont hate Liz for being excited.. just hate the fact that your favorite has not done the 6/0 6/0 thingy.

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:22 PM
The most hilarious and at the same time sad thing about this thread, is apparently people who don't like Venus or Lizchris, who find so much time to respond to her. I mean most of the replies come from people who don't like her.

Why not just walk on by?

Or at least just admit you wanted to pick a fight in the first place. :rolleyes:
The only person picking a fight is GoDominique. If I wanted to pick a fight with him, I would have posted something nastier than this:rolleyes: .

Venus Forever
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:24 PM
The only person picking a fight is GoDominique. If I wanted to pick a fight with him, I would have posted something nastier than this:rolleyes: .
Just don't reply to the fool.

Who cares what he thinks anyways??

lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:25 PM
Just don't reply to the fool.

Who cares what he thinks anyways??

I'm not, unless he gets personal.

I've had enough.

Couver
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:26 PM
The only person picking a fight is GoDominique. If I wanted to pick a fight with him, I would have posted something nastier than this:rolleyes: .
I know I wasn't directing that at you. You just posted a thread with an article in it.

I mean the people who are arguing with you should just admit they wanted to start a fight with you, instead of hiding behind some false pretense.

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:27 PM
Andy might actually have a shot at a medal now:eek: . (watch him lose to pony tail boy...:rolleyes: )

Um... any *always* had a shot at a medal. Now he has a shot at gold.

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:32 PM
My boss took the rest of the day off.
GOod cover ;)

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:32 PM
Liz,
You are cracking me up how you're owning these vultures. . .. LOL!!!!!
What thread have YOU been reading? Lizchris doesn't have ownage over a two legged poodle:confused:

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:33 PM
Willow is, which is why I said what I said.
How many more times is lizchris going to be wrong in this thread?

Stamp Paid
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:36 PM
http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/yawn.gif

JustIncredible just farted at 5:35 PM for the first time ever during the Olympics!!!

http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/bigclap.gifhttp://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/bigclap.gifhttp://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/bigclap.gif

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Wow looks like lizchris and Dawn Marie are a tag team who take turns to brag about how great their favorites are . Somehow in their mind that makes them better than others who cheer for lesser players. Good for you'll :)
I prefer to think of them as competitiors in the "Stupid Olympics"

Cam'ron Giles
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:36 PM
How old are **most** of you people? :rolleyes:

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:36 PM
http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/yawn.gif

JustIncredible just farted at 5:35 PM for the first time ever during the Olympics!!!

http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/bigclap.gifhttp://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/bigclap.gifhttp://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/bigclap.gif
What a great HISTORIC event! Quick! Everybody jot that down!

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:37 PM
The most hilarious and at the same time sad thing about this thread, is apparently people who don't like Venus or Lizchris, who find so much time to respond to her. I mean most of the replies come from people who don't like her.

Why not just walk on by?

Or at least just admit you wanted to pick a fight in the first place. :rolleyes:
Some of us have NO problem admitting that we enjoy pointing and laughing at lizchris. If she didn't make it so damn easy, maybe we'd do it less often.

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:39 PM
How old are **most** of you people? :rolleyes:
*reflects back on CG's greatest moments and wonders if he isn't just looking for somebody to play in the sandbox with him*

Cam'ron Giles
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:39 PM
Some of us have NO problem admitting that we enjoy pointing and laughing at lizchris. If she didn't make it so damn easy, maybe we'd do it less often.
Take a good look in the mirror...more people point and laugh at you than you think...You know what they say about glass houses...:tape:

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:40 PM
...erm...they're laughing at you... :)
shhhhh

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:40 PM
Take a good look in the mirror...more people point and laugh at you than you think...You know what they say about glass houses...:tape:
Yeah, but the people who point and laugh at me tend to be idiots.

Cam'ron Giles
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:41 PM
*reflects back on CG's greatest moments and wonders if he isn't just looking for somebody to play in the sandbox with him*
After all these years you have'nt found a man to give it to you good...you are still the same old hagg you have always been...must suck to be you...:lol: :tape:

Cam'ron Giles
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:41 PM
Yeah, but the people who point and laugh at me tend to be idiots.
No not really...:wavey:

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:42 PM
After all these years you have'nt found a man to give it to you good...you are still the same old hagg you have always been...must suck to be you...:lol: :tape:
Yes, I'm a "hagg" :sad:

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:43 PM
No not really...:wavey:
Yes, quite :)

Joana
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:46 PM
Look, it's an accumulation of things. If a "normal" poster would have started that thread, I doubt there would be a lot of people who would care, however Lizchris ALWAYS, ALWAYS makes a fool of herself. Everyday or so. So it's normal her stupidity is being pointed out.
Why do you even bother to make sense?