PDA

View Full Version : I feel so sorry for Maria and Serena.


creep
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:32 PM
Now I just joined up here a few weeks ago. But when I read many of the comments concerning both these players I really do feel so sorry for them. What have they done thatís so bad? If itís not their sportswear, itís the modelling, if itís not the acting itís their poor attitude they have (what poor attitude is this?) theyíre both very competitive, nothing wrong in this. Yet every little quote or titbit they say is analysed beyond comprehension, with each rival fan base venomously attacking the other. Itís not as if itís a criticism of their game fans make, because itís quite obvious that most of the critics have not seen either lady play in the flesh, or else they would clearly see that Serena is one of the true greats of the sport, and Maria will become one of the greats.

Freakan
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:05 PM
Now I just joined up here a few weeks ago. But when I read many of the comments concerning both these players I really do feel so sorry for them. What have they done thatís so bad? If itís not their sportswear, itís the modelling, if itís not the acting itís their poor attitude they have (what poor attitude is this?) theyíre both very competitive, nothing wrong in this. Yet every little quote or titbit they say is analysed beyond comprehension, with each rival fan base venomously attacking the other. Itís not as if itís a criticism of their game fans make, because itís quite obvious that most of the critics have not seen either lady play in the flesh, or else they would clearly see that Serena is one of the true greats of the sport, and Maria will become one of the greats.

I totally agree with you!!! :yeah:

kabuki
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:10 PM
Don't they know that Serena vs. Sharapova is sooooo last year.

harloo
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:15 PM
No need to feel sorry for them. We should feel sorry for those who live in third world countries, not millionaire tennis princesses.

Peace,

harloo

mr_zebra
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:27 PM
Pssst. News Flash: They don't know we exist.

Zippy
Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:04 PM
No need to feel sorry for them. We should feel sorry for those who live in third world countries, not millionaire tennis princesses.
Even though you may have meant this reply to be sarcastic. I must say that I completely agree with you here. Though I will add that we should feel for those "3rd world countries" who's native are starving, disease stricken, at civil war, etc... but not all of them. Some people are completely satisfied and happy with the small amount and/or simple things they have, though it may come accoss to us as poor. :)

Szymanowski
Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:11 PM
Even though you may have meant this reply to be sarcastic. I must say that I completely agree with you here. Though I will add that we should feel for those "3rd world countries" who's native are starving, disease stricken, at civil war, etc... but not all of them. Some people are completely satisfied and happy with the small amount and/or simple things they have, though it may come accoss to us as poor. :)
Well, this doesn't stop me feeling sorry for celebs + sportsstars who are often not in the right position to cope with their fame. I also think the original poster meant more they felt sorry that they get so many hateful messages around this forum.


This does not stop me being sorry for those in 3rd world countries or conditions, and this kind of situation, I fully support all kinds of charitable causes to help them.

@m@nd@
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:05 PM
Now I just joined up here a few weeks ago. But when I read many of the comments concerning both these players I really do feel so sorry for them. What have they done thatís so bad? If itís not their sportswear, itís the modelling, if itís not the acting itís their poor attitude they have (what poor attitude is this?) theyíre both very competitive, nothing wrong in this. Yet every little quote or titbit they say is analysed beyond comprehension, with each rival fan base venomously attacking the other. Itís not as if itís a criticism of their game fans make, because itís quite obvious that most of the critics have not seen either lady play in the flesh, or else they would clearly see that Serena is one of the true greats of the sport, and Maria will become one of the greats.
i know.its pathetic.

Denise4925
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:58 PM
Ach, it's all apart of the game and competition to have rivals and fans hating each other. It happens in all sports, why should tennis be any different? It's fun to argue and lament about our favs against their rivals. If there weren't rivalries, it would be boring. It's fun to get excited and hyped up about a certain match because two rivals are playing and one or the other player's fans can have their day at rubbing it in after the match is over. That's what sports is all about.

beall420
Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:41 PM
i agree leave! why does'nt everyone try saying one nice thing about their rivals main competition every time the post any trifle of minutia about their fav.

i bet people would stop post so many inane polls about beauty and physical attributes right away if this was made into a rule.

as an aside i feel sorry for serena / maria/ etc and i alos feel sorry for poeple and animals in bad situations around the world.

certainly you can feel both? cant you harloo?

Julia1968
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:04 AM
Ach, it's all apart of the game and competition to have rivals and fans hating each other.

It didn't USED to be that way in the sport of tennis.

Libertango
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:12 AM
Well I don't feel SORRY for them...because as harloo said, they are not exactly in positions to warrant our sympathy. However I do feel they are unfairly criticised and scrutinised. These are two players that are exactly what the tour needs!! They are determind, fiesty, ambitious, glamorous women who would be a great advert for any sport. I love watching them play becuase its entertaining, and that they are not afraid to show their feelings and display a bit of attitude is great to see.

A few years ago, especially on the mens side, there were complaints that tennis had no characters, no interesting faces. Serena and Maria are now probably two of the biggest sports stars, male or female, on the planet....so why do we criticise them so much?? I think they're fabulous!! :cool: :worship:

Brooks.
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:38 AM
i wonder if any tennis players .............actually do come on this board...........i mean if i was a tennis player i would want to come on here and see what people are saying about me

CC
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:56 AM
It happens everytime there's a fesh rivalry.

La Reine
Apr 4th, 2005, 01:18 AM
Even though you may have meant this reply to be sarcastic. I must say that I completely agree with you here. Though I will add that we should feel for those "3rd world countries" who's native are starving, disease stricken, at civil war, etc... but not all of them. Some people are completely satisfied and happy with the small amount and/or simple things they have, though it may come accoss to us as poor. :)


:worship: :worship: :worship: Good post.

I think life is sweeter in my so-called "third world" country (friends, family, more relaxed), :angel: although I have to be in the first world and work so hard for a doggone meal. :( :( :( :( :fiery:

Believe it or not a lot of people there live better lives than Europeans/Americans so don't feel too sorry for them. ;)

Denise4925
Apr 4th, 2005, 05:14 AM
It didn't USED to be that way in the sport of tennis.
That's bull, it just wasn't as exposed. :rolleyes:

creep
Apr 4th, 2005, 07:31 AM
No need to feel sorry for them. We should feel sorry for those who live in third world countries, not millionaire tennis princesses.

Peace,

harloo


I am fully aware that there are people who are far worse off than us, never mind pampered tennis professionals, but what I mean is. I feel sorry for them as sporting professionals and itís shameful the way posters on this board use every opportunity to belittle people they think they know but donít. My sympathy is in a sporting manner.

Peace :)

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:04 AM
I agree with denise's principle, rivalries are fun, but there is so much hateful crap posted around the forum, it's just not necessary.

SJW
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:11 AM
No need to feel sorry for them. We should feel sorry for those who live in third world countries, not millionaire tennis princesses.

Peace,

harloo

i was tempted to say that but didn't wanna spoil his attempt at a positive thread :)

basically...i find it hard to feel sorry for people who earn that much money most of the time. but there are times when you cant help but feel for them. IW incident one of the main ones.

dreamgoddess099
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:17 AM
Now I just joined up here a few weeks ago. But when I read many of the comments concerning both these players I really do feel so sorry for them. What have they done thatís so bad? If itís not their sportswear, itís the modelling, if itís not the acting itís their poor attitude they have (what poor attitude is this?) theyíre both very competitive, nothing wrong in this. Yet every little quote or titbit they say is analysed beyond comprehension, with each rival fan base venomously attacking the other. Itís not as if itís a criticism of their game fans make, because itís quite obvious that most of the critics have not seen either lady play in the flesh, or else they would clearly see that Serena is one of the true greats of the sport, and Maria will become one of the greats.I really don't think either gives a shit about what people are saying about them, as long as people are talking about them. Either way, they'll still remain millionaires. You can't have both millions and everybody's respect. Frankly, If you asked which one they prefered, I'm sure they'd both say millions.

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:27 AM
I really don't think either gives a shit about what people are saying about them, as long as people are talking about them. Either way, they'll still remain millionaires. You can't have both millions and everybody's respect. Frankly, If you asked which one they prefered, I'm sure they'd both say millions.
I don't actualy agree wih you there; I could be naive, but I think more of them as people than this.

mr_zebra
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:54 AM
if i was a tennis player i would want to come on here and see what people are saying about me

i thought that, too. But with the endless traveling and practicing and hotel rooms - they don't have time.
And during the off season when they may have a few days of downtime - do they really want to come on this forum to read peoples opinion, followed by that opinion being made fun of and ridiculed ??

Yasmine
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:59 AM
I don't actualy agree wih you there; I could be naive, but I think more of them as people than this.
Actually I suppose if they're ask all they'll tell is that money is not the problem all they want is play tennis :cool: ... That's a very easy attitude to have when you're on the good side of the banner ;)

creep
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:37 PM
i was tempted to say that but didn't wanna spoil his attempt at a positive thread :)

basically...i find it hard to feel sorry for people who earn that much money most of the time. but there are times when you cant help but feel for them. IW incident one of the main ones.

I did not find what harloo said as being negative. So you would not have spoiled anything at all. :)

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:40 PM
I did not find what harloo said as being negative. So you would not have spoiled anything at all. :)
I give a creep a hug :hug:

I dunno why; I'm giving out many hugs lately :confused:

creep
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:45 PM
I give a creep a hug :hug:

I dunno why; I'm giving out many hugs lately :confused:

I bet somebody will come along and post......'Watch out! You don't know where he's been' Hehe ;):)

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:47 PM
Watch out! You don't know where he's been

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:47 PM
I bet somebody will come along and post......'Watch out! You don't know where he's been' Hehe ;):)
looks like you were right :eek:

le bon vivant
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:57 PM
Last two people in the world I would feel sorry for. ;)

creep
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:59 PM
Last two people in the world I would feel sorry for. ;)

Do you mean D.Hutchings and me. Or Maria and Serena?

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 07:03 PM
probably us. In fact both. My Name's Maria Sharapova. Didn't I hear you were called Serena? Serena Williams, that is?

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 07:04 PM
gawd, I've really lost it :p

Dominic
Apr 4th, 2005, 08:26 PM
I agree sometimes people go way over the edge inventing stupid things just to diss players. Its really not needed here. This is a tennis board, we all have a passion for the same thing so shouldnt we get along. I cant even understand why people tend to hate their fave's rival. I actually like most of my faves' rivals cause I know they must be good if they can beat my faves.

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:28 PM
I agree sometimes people go way over the edge inventing stupid things just to diss players. Its really not needed here. This is a tennis board, we all have a passion for the same thing so shouldnt we get along. I cant even understand why people tend to hate their fave's rival. I actually like most of my faves' rivals cause I know they must be good if they can beat my faves.
When I first came on here I started hating my fave's rivals. Then I realised this was hate for some of their more extreem fans/trolls with whom I spent worthless hours arguing on WTAworld. That's when I learned to ignore these fanatics. Once I did that, I was able to engage in more sensible conversaition with proper fans who knew the meaning of the word 'objective' and I then learned to respect those rivals of my faves for the people/players they actually are.