I know this is the cue for loads of abuse about Monique and her tennis career, but hopefully some people are interested anyway.
If you want to keep up-to-date with Monique's tennis career then I have a webpage and a webboard.
Here are the addresses:
<a href="http://capriati.topcities.com/vindex.html" target="_blank">http://capriati.topcities.com/vindex.html</a><br />Monique Viele InfoPage
<a href="http://pub80.ezboard.com/bmoniquevielewebboard19763" target="_blank">http://pub80.ezboard.com/bmoniquevielewebboard19763</a><br />Monique Viele WebBoard
<br />Feel free to visit them and leave a message at the WebBoard!
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Dec 22nd, 2001, 08:53 AM
Wow... she has a lot of followers for someone ranked so low... the website has like 3902 hits already! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
Who is she? Is she talented?
Dec 22nd, 2001, 08:54 AM
She's half a singer and half a tennis player <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
Dec 22nd, 2001, 08:58 AM
Monique is a bit of a tennis non-entity but I think she doesn't help herself by not playing regularly or committing to tennis. Billie Jean King recommended Monique for wild cards when she was starting out so obviously she has seen something there so hopefully Monique can start winning a few more matches.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:28 AM
Isn't she a bit actress as well?
I know Monis Seles isn't impressed with her from 'Venus Envy'
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:37 AM
Monica was far from impressed.
Best she can ever hope for is maybe to win a 10K event.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:47 AM
Monica is always very generous in complimenting other players so when she says that she isn`t impressed then I guess it is not a good sign.
I think not playing juniors was not a very good idea, I know Venus and Serena did neither but they had at least each other as measure and I believe Monica was kept out of the junior circuit too but Andre was her measure(that`s from an old article I read) so they were exceptions.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 09:47 AM
I totally agree Eggy - <br />I took these comments from one of the posters on that board -
tell monique to quit! jelena dokic's comments about rita kuti kis at the 2000 australian open apply more to monique than rita... "she is a nobody who will never amount to anything"<br />i mean, goodness, someone who loses in the qualifying of satellite events should not have a fan club and why anyone would bother getting her autograph is beyond me, it'd be worth nothing. Monique is already being surpassed by players her own age like Lina Krasnoroutskaya, who is only 6 months older than Monique and is already ranked in the top 40, with a grand slam quarterfinal under her belt. Also, younger players like Ashley Harkleroad, Dinara Safina, etc. already have better results than her. You're wasting your time on Monique. <br />I also read something about her mom saying "she is better than seles", who does she think she is anyway? Also, i was less than amused about the pictures on her site... they borderline on soft porn. Go back to school, Monique!!!!
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:10 AM
Vixen, i wasn't referring to her game when i said Monica was far from impressed.
from the book Venus Envy, it says before her WTT match against Monica she came onto court wearing high heels and sung the national anthem.
As for her tennis ? I've seen kids of 6/7 play better stuff.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:15 AM
lol ...... well maybe i could beat her! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:18 AM
Why doesn't she quit her "tennis career" to concentrate on singing, that way she'd be more successful in that?
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:22 AM
I can beat Monique 6-0 6-0 or 6-1 6-1 <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> Monica would beat me 6-0 6-0 <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> Hehehe
Dec 22nd, 2001, 12:00 PM
What is Moniques ranking?800 ish?
Dec 22nd, 2001, 12:42 PM
Monique dropped some tournaments at the end of the year, so her ranking is in about the 1000-1200 range.
I can't say that I feel much sympathy for her. She's brought so much pressure on herself. Okay, so her parents and Rick Macci mostly did that, but she hasn't exactly helped herself by attempting to add singer and actress to her resume. If she wants to get people off her back, she's got to start winning matches, plain and simple. So far, she's nothing to glowingly crow about. Hit the courts, or hit the books, Monique! Or grab a mike and go karaoke in some strip club.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 01:04 PM
Oh well - I knew it would happen!!! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
Just keeping in the christmas spirit and all <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 22nd, 2001, 06:10 PM
SHE CAN'T PLAY TENNIS AND SHE CAN'T SING TO SAVE HERSELF. SHE COVERED CHER'S BELIEVE AN SOME MELISSA ETHRIDGE SONG AND I CAN SING BETTER THAN HER AND THAT'S PRETTY BAD. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />
Dec 22nd, 2001, 06:22 PM
I know she is from the United States but where are her parents from? The name Viele sounds Hispanic or Italian. She also looks Italian or Hispanic
Dec 22nd, 2001, 06:32 PM
1000-1200 thats bad for so much hype!
Dec 22nd, 2001, 06:37 PM
Isn't Monique Viele the girl that once said that she wanted to be the best tennis player of the world, of both women and men????<br />I assume she's adjusted her expectations by now.
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:30 PM
Well, thank you for this thread,...as I have nothing bad to say about MV. I wish her well in whatever she does, and I enjoy reading about her on your site!
So, thank you again! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 23rd, 2001, 12:05 AM
<img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> im not totally against her, winning a 10K is better than most people could ever do. so if she can do that, shes better than most people. i dont think shes pretty, or rather, not pretty enough to be special, since there are masses of girls much better that i just saw today shopping. normal girls who arent lame