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mboyle
Nov 16th, 2004, 09:21 PM
from http://www.tennis.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=126291&itype=1189&icategoryid=286

And she later acknowledged slipping up during the post-match awards ceremony. ``I forgot to thank Serena,'' she said. ``I'm sorry I didn't mention her name.''

SJW
Nov 16th, 2004, 09:26 PM
i sympathise with her. it must be really hard to remember playing an opponent in a match (such as that.)

jacobruiz
Nov 16th, 2004, 11:07 PM
After 5 matches in 5 days and a strenuous 3 set match, her dad rushing out on court,people shouting and swearing, no security to stop strange men running around interrupting her speech, Maria forgot to mention Serena and now apologizes for it.

What is so fucking terrible? :rolleyes: Why are there so many hypocrites about this? Many players don't mention their opponent unless prompted with a question regarding the opponent; it's not exactly earth-shattering news.


I think we should make a separate board for hate and leave this one for tennis.

Knizzle
Nov 16th, 2004, 11:08 PM
At least she apologized. She gets points back for that. :worship:

Crazy Canuck
Nov 16th, 2004, 11:28 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't care if she didn't mention Serena? I don't like Maria either, I just don't care about this :confused:

Sanneriet
Nov 16th, 2004, 11:29 PM
[QUOTE=jacobruiz]After 5 matches in 5 days and a strenuous 3 set match, her dad rushing out on court,people shouting and swearing, no security to stop strange men running around interrupting her speech, Maria forgot to mention Serena and now apologizes for it.

QUOTE]


Too true! Yet another tempest in a teacup in WTA world. I forgot my husbands name at our wedding, somehow we survived.

Mr. Man
Nov 16th, 2004, 11:34 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't care if she didn't mention Serena? I don't like Maria either, I just don't care about this :confused:
I'm there with you. My post was purely sarcasm.

apoet29
Nov 16th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Jesus, people are unbelievable. She forgets to mention Serena and she is a bitch. She apologizes for forgetting and she is still a bitch. I had no idea that success could make a person so disliked.

Kabezya
Nov 17th, 2004, 12:30 AM
Serena didn't forget and that's the only important thing to me.

rockbottom
Nov 17th, 2004, 12:30 AM
Serena's very 1st grand slam 1999 US open she did not mention Hingis name once during her speech, not once.
WHAT'S GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND.

bandabou
Nov 17th, 2004, 01:35 AM
Nice...donīt have much problem with it. Afterall itīs all about the winner....but class of her for apologizing.

~RedRose~
Nov 17th, 2004, 01:39 AM
I don't see how she could've forgotten esp considering the injury was a BIG part of the outcome of the match, but it was nice of her to apologise.

Im sure she is a very nice girl but she sortof needs to try and get some stuff worked on.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 17th, 2004, 01:45 AM
Jesus, people are unbelievable. She forgets to mention Serena and she is a bitch. She apologizes for forgetting and she is still a bitch. I had no idea that success could make a person so disliked.
Did you just start posting here yesterday?

(as an aside, she was disliked before Wimbledon too)

Orion
Nov 17th, 2004, 01:58 AM
as an aside, she was disliked before Wimbledon too


As another aside, random jerk that's been told is annoying, she was successful before Wimbledon too. As another aside, you most likely were the type that accused Sharapova of being a washout/cheap player because she competed in Tier 3 and Tier 4 events. Look at what that did: she now actually HAS a dropshot. Maybe Serena could use a lesson. I like everyone on the tour, but some fans (namely you) are irritating. And as a note to the moderators, since when did deragatory comments about a players character become acceptable on messageboards ANYWHERE??? Calling a player a whore online, simply because she makes a mistake (at 17, and I bet everyone made at least one at 17. Crazy Canuck's probably was joining the AV club and having no friends.) is unacceptable. If it weren't for some people's valid posts, I would warn everyone to avoid this site like the plague. Learn to edit the board, or lose members. Your choice.

BlazeII
Nov 17th, 2004, 02:00 AM
As another aside, random jerk that's been told is annoying, she was successful before Wimbledon too. As another aside, you most likely were the type that accused Sharapova of being a washout/cheap player because she competed in Tier 3 and Tier 4 events. Look at what that did: she now actually HAS a dropshot. Maybe Serena could use a lesson. I like everyone on the tour, but some fans (namely you) are irritating. And as a note to the moderators, since when did deragatory comments about a players character become acceptable on messageboards ANYWHERE??? Calling a player a whore online, simply because she makes a mistake (at 17, and I bet everyone made at least one at 17. Crazy Canuck's probably was joining the AV club and having no friends.) is unacceptable. If it weren't for some people's valid posts, I would warn everyone to avoid this site like the plague. Learn to edit the board, or lose members. Your choice.



As yet another aside, I think you misintepreted Crazy's post

tennischick
Nov 17th, 2004, 02:05 AM
Maria was sooooo tired last night after that match that she remembered her own mother as an afterthought.

Sonja
Nov 17th, 2004, 02:05 AM
As another aside, random jerk that's been told is annoying, she was successful before Wimbledon too. As another aside, you most likely were the type that accused Sharapova of being a washout/cheap player because she competed in Tier 3 and Tier 4 events. Look at what that did: she now actually HAS a dropshot. Maybe Serena could use a lesson. I like everyone on the tour, but some fans (namely you) are irritating. And as a note to the moderators, since when did deragatory comments about a players character become acceptable on messageboards ANYWHERE??? Calling a player a whore online, simply because she makes a mistake (at 17, and I bet everyone made at least one at 17. Crazy Canuck's probably was joining the AV club and having no friends.) is unacceptable. If it weren't for some people's valid posts, I would warn everyone to avoid this site like the plague. Learn to edit the board, or lose members. Your choice.
There's a report post button under each post. Why don't you learn to use it?! Do you think we monitor each and every post on this board? Why don't you lend a hand and use the button or quit complaining. :rolleyes:

Rocketta
Nov 17th, 2004, 03:53 AM
There's a report post button under each post. Why don't you learn to use it?! Do you think we monitor each and every post on this board? Why don't you lend a hand and use the button or quit complaining. :rolleyes:
Now Now Sonja, You know you moderators and admins are suppose to read each and every post on this board. :cool:

:wavey:

Jakeev
Nov 17th, 2004, 07:39 AM
Serena's very 1st grand slam 1999 US open she did not mention Hingis name once during her speech, not once.
WHAT'S GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND.
Yeah but believe me Serena got dumped on about that on the old board back then.

It really has nothing to do with Maria forgetting to say anything. Believe me posts like we have seen since Monday will keep coming all of 2005.

Wanna make some bets?

Jan2005
Nov 17th, 2004, 07:51 AM
Maybe Maria will thank her when Serena apologizes for referring to Maria as just another "Ova" on the schedule. This was before Maria kicked that big booty of Serena's at Wimbledon.

SJW
Nov 17th, 2004, 09:21 AM
i was being sarcastic :shrug: (as always) i didn't need her to mention Serena to feel like Serena is worthy of being a runner up to the new Queen of tennis :worship:

in all seriousness....she remembered she forgot. so it's all good. i mean she's only 17, maybe she forgot Serena's name.

DemWilliamsGulls
Nov 17th, 2004, 10:50 AM
I mean I dont think Maria had to really thank Serena...I had that problem with people when Serena and Venus would win...and everyone thought as if they had to always compliment the other player in interviews or what not. Thats just me...though...

pigam
Nov 17th, 2004, 11:06 AM
I have always found it very hypocritical (?) to thank your opponent who just lost.
I've always felt it's like "rubbing it in" especially when yu're opponents's injured.

SJW
Nov 17th, 2004, 11:17 AM
a bit hypocritical, seeing as serena cant even remember playing the wimbledon final this yr :devil:

LMAO. ok a hypo for you here. if Serena won the champs, maria was injured but showed great courage and determination to finish the match, and Serena forgot to comment on her in any way at all, would you think that was cute?

i sure wouldn't.

Orion
Nov 17th, 2004, 07:47 PM
Glad to know about the bad post button. That'll help me a lot! Thanks.

p.s. sorry for the somewhat angry post, I just don't like foul language on messageboards!

maccardel
Nov 17th, 2004, 09:36 PM
she needs to be kissing Serena's feet for being hurt, cos she would have been another payback and defeated bitch if serena didn't get hurt.

apoet29
Nov 17th, 2004, 10:50 PM
she needs to be kissing Serena's feet for being hurt, cos she would have been another payback and defeated bitch if serena didn't get hurt.
Maria led 5-2 in that second set before Serena got hurt, so it is hard to say what would have happened in that match if Serena hadn't gotten hurt. Besides, Serena lead 4-0 in the third set before dropping the next six games. Losing that set and the match had to hurt worse than her stomach.

Besides, if the reverse were true, would your feelings be different?

Maria won and Serena lost. Both played a great match to end a great season. Serena showed great courage to play through pain to try and win and Maria should great courage to keep fighting even when she seemed to be losing.

Both ladies deserve a lot of credit and I'm looking forward to next year.

akosijepoy
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:53 AM
i'm sure Serena doesnt care if Sharapova forgot her name.

Tochio
Nov 20th, 2004, 05:04 PM
:tape:

Kart
Nov 20th, 2004, 11:10 PM
From what I remember, Serena opened up her speech with a lot of nice stuff about Maria. I was surprised she didn't reciprocate but hey, at least she said something at the end.