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Cris Senior
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:31 AM
Vey unusual for mild mannered BBC to write such a harsh story on a player.They portray Vaidisova as a self-involved,ungracious brat during her loss to the great Ana Ivanovic who crushed her very badly.
According to BBC:"She was ranting,shrieking and then,after being broken for 6-5 in the second,came the sudden tears.When she rose from her chair,her face was cherry red,and the ballboy at the net,..looked visibly shocked....After the match she refused to shake the umpire's hands,annoyed at ..calls in the tie-break,and stomped off the court."
But,"three hours later she was at the beach for a photo shoot!"
It looks we have have one more case of a player whose head has been washed into grandiosity and riches by her managers way before her time.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4387169.stm
Cris

Daniel
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:33 AM
:confused:

SilK
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:35 AM
I think they weren't out to diss Nicole, but to make a point towards implying that being a tennis player, you are no longer just an athlete, you are a running business all by yourself! They just used this particular occasion as an example...

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:36 AM
I'm not too surprised by this story. I really like Nikki_V but I've witnessed her attitude in person and it's pretty bad. I don't think the BBC was too harsh on her, but we all have to remember that she's only a 15 yr old. I'm sure as she matures her attitude will improve. I wish someone would clue her in that keeping her composure can translate into a lot of positivity on court.

BUBI
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:42 AM
Poor Nicole :sad: Does anyone have those crying pictures more and better quality? I wanna see what happened...

SilK
Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:13 AM
Poor Nicole :sad: Does anyone have those crying pictures more and better quality? I wanna see what happened...

I had it in my avatar, but at the site of gettyimages, you see a couple of the pics during that match! I can't link them though! :wavey:

Cris Senior
Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:23 AM
Just type the posted URL for the BBC article (not the attachment) and you'll get a higher quality photo of Nicole's tear jerking on court.
Also got to kep in mind that the way she acts is not just her but a reflection of the way managers and publicists transform players into vedettes and prima donnas.
Cris

jacobruiz
Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:34 AM
Well, I can't really blame the kid for crying but refusing to shake the umpire's hand!:eek: That's just bad form and I hope she apologized for doing it.

Greenout
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:52 AM
I'm not too surprised by this story. I really like Nikki_V but I've witnessed her attitude in person and it's pretty bad. I don't think the BBC was too harsh on her, but we all have to remember that she's only a 15 yr old. I'm sure as she matures her attitude will improve. I wish someone would clue her in that keeping her composure can translate into a lot of positivity on court.

True; but Nicole was very cool and mature on the BBC World
news show "HARD TALK" on their special feature about
young tennis stars from the Boliterri Academy during the
week of the Australian Open 2005. The reporter gave very
hard questions, while going out of his way to be very friendly
and gentle with a young Afro-American player the same age
as her during the interview.

Personally...I don't think they liked her much. Example of
the questions they gave Nicole..

"Don't you think in a way your deceiving yourself if you
imagine to be a #1 player and champion tennis player at
this young age? You say it's a dream; but aren't you really
simply deluding yourself for something that may never
happen?"

I'm not joking this is the type of question Nicole got! :eek:
The other young guy got this question..

"So, tell me how Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are
your role models?"


:tape:

Hayato
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:54 AM
Everyone has bad days like this.

gmak
Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:41 AM
:rolleyes: it can happen to anyone

vogus
Apr 3rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
True; but Nicole was very cool and mature on the BBC World
news show "HARD TALK" on their special feature about
young tennis stars from the Boliterri Academy during the
week of the Australian Open 2005. The reporter gave very
hard questions, while going out of his way to be very friendly
and gentle with a young Afro-American player the same age
as her during the interview.

Personally...I don't think they liked her much. Example of
the questions they gave Nicole..

"Don't you think in a way your deceiving yourself if you
imagine to be a #1 player and champion tennis player at
this young age? You say it's a dream; but aren't you really
simply deluding yourself for something that may never
happen?"

I'm not joking this is the type of question Nicole got! :eek:
The other young guy got this question..

"So, tell me how Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are
your role models?"


:tape:


:lol: welcome to the Double Standard Cafe...

Greenout
Apr 3rd, 2005, 01:43 PM
:lol: welcome to the Double Standard Cafe...

The guy could've asked Nicole..."Who are your idols that you'd
like to follow in?" but noooo. He went straight for the "aren't
you deluding yourself" question. Rather harsh...

10nisfanofruz
Apr 3rd, 2005, 02:24 PM
True; but Nicole was very cool and mature on the BBC World
news show "HARD TALK" on their special feature about
young tennis stars from the Boliterri Academy during the
week of the Australian Open 2005. The reporter gave very
hard questions, while going out of his way to be very friendly
and gentle with a young Afro-American player the same age
as her during the interview.

Personally...I don't think they liked her much. Example of
the questions they gave Nicole..

"Don't you think in a way your deceiving yourself if you
imagine to be a #1 player and champion tennis player at
this young age? You say it's a dream; but aren't you really
simply deluding yourself for something that may never
happen?"

I'm not joking this is the type of question Nicole got! :eek:
The other young guy got this question..

"So, tell me how Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are
your role models?"


:tape:

I was thinking the same :lol:

Greenout
Apr 3rd, 2005, 02:35 PM
I'm not too surprised by this story. I really like Nikki_V but I've witnessed her attitude in person and it's pretty bad. I don't think the BBC was too harsh on her, but we all have to remember that she's only a 15 yr old. I'm sure as she matures her attitude will improve. I wish someone would clue her in that keeping her composure can translate into a lot of positivity on court.

This is a totally different report than what I've heard from
young Komorli down at H2HQ who spent time at the
Bolitteri Academy a couple of months ago for some courses. She
seen Nicole and Sesil, and said they work really, really
hard. No bratting around- in fact Nicole's father cuts
that girl no slack to the point of shouting at her to hurry
up and fill her water bottles. :eek:

jochem
Apr 3rd, 2005, 02:57 PM
I think Zvonareva's crying on court is much much worse than nicole's... I mean, Vaidisova is only 15 years old and she has so much to learn when it comes to having a good personality and the fact that it is not only about winning, but that it is about having fun on court. But Zvonareva, oh my god, she is 19/20 and still cries in between points in a match, very very immature... They both can learn a lot from Kimmie in my opinion, as she enjoys playing the game very much, does a lot of good off court stuff with kids, handles lost points in matches better and is just a very gracious loser and winner. Today it seems that the women's game is beginning to turn into a teenage revolution, with all those yound prospects, but personally I think that is not all to good as everybody says. They only live for winning and go crying if they lose a match and refuse to shake hands with opponents or umpires... Tennis should be fun to watch, with a good competition between players and all the drama involved, but with this teenage revolution, it is all about winning, winning and a little respect for opponents is far to be noticed. And fathers like Yuri Sharapov, who are willing to do anything to make their daughter succesful should be banned too haha :)

Did anyone see the Clijsters-Sharapova match? For the first time in my life I saw a different Yuri Sharapov!!!!!!!!! When Maria hit a drop shot Clijster ran towards the ball and hit it back deep and Maria couldn't control the lob...Yuri was applauding that point bij Kim!!!! Wow, he is human after all :)

Chunchun
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:14 PM
:ras: :ras: Nicole u rock :rocker:

starr
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:17 PM
I watched Nicole at IW where she lost and didn't witness any of these hysteronics.

But.... I'm sure she has temperament to spare at her age. ;)

I just hope she doesn't squander her talent.

Doc
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:22 PM
I do think they're being very harsh on Nicole. remember journalists are always looking for an "angle" for a story. The angle here was obviously "Tennis Brat!"

The point is Nicole is "only 15", and this was a very important match for her. Virtually a "who's boss?" of Junior prodigies. Nicole will very much have wanted to beat Ana. Losing to her will be far more painful than to a Top Ten or Top twenty player.

ginger_fish668
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:39 PM
Give her a break. She'll mature. And unless she keeps doing this even when she's 22, I don't think it's fair for anyone top critize her at this moment. Plus, I didn't think the article was that harsh...

Berlin_Calling
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:06 PM
She only 15.

Scotso
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:12 PM
I agree, she's young. She'll get over this (hopefully).