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VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 3rd, 2005, 05:39 AM
It really seems like she is very intelligent, and thinks before she speaks. She doesn't just mouth off like some of the others do. IMO

Alek
Jun 3rd, 2005, 05:43 AM
Unfortunately Amelia Island 2001 will always be in my mind so for me she'll always be the worst. Good luck in her career though. :)

bmxbandit
Jun 3rd, 2005, 05:52 AM
What happened at Amelia Island 2001?

PointBlank
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:34 AM
She said stuff about Amanda. That she didnt deserve the top 10. I believe thats the one hes talking about. But she did say that. Maybe different tournament.

Dementieva is also a very well spoken Russian.

JenFan75
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:36 AM
She said Coetzer didn't deserve to be in the top 10 because all she did was push the ball back without hitting any winners...or something like that. I think Amanda won that match easily too, I'm not sure though.

Lady
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:38 AM
Well, if you read her interviews in Russian, where she's more honest, you wouldn't think so!

Elena D is the only Russian I can remember now, who says the same things in both languages! Oh, and Sveta I guess too.

HectorMagnus
Jun 3rd, 2005, 07:33 AM
Unfortunately Amelia Island 2001 will always be in my mind so for me she'll always be the worst. Good luck in her career though. :)

right now she's about 4 years older....

give her second chance ;)

switz
Jun 3rd, 2005, 11:07 AM
their different between being well spoken and saying appropriate things.

Martian Jeza
Jun 3rd, 2005, 11:09 AM
What about Nastya Myskina ?

fleur137
Jun 3rd, 2005, 11:09 AM
their different between being well spoken and saying appropriate things.

Yepz!

Wombat
Jun 3rd, 2005, 11:13 AM
I doubt that a lot

*JR*
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:34 PM
Its a good thing that Petrovarated is the best Russian @ something! :p

tucker1989
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:37 PM
Bovina is quite kind and intelligent as well, at least when I talked to her!

Sammm
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:38 PM
She is very intelligent. She loves Tolstoy and she said in an interview that she wishes War & Peace had been longer!
Also, she did an advert for the WTA with loads of other tennis players for Dubai Duty Free - they show it on Eurosport all the time - and Nadia said her line like a normal person with enthusiasm, but not over the top; JCap spoke like a dumb robot and Serena was just as bad :rolleyes: and they're American.

_LuCaS_
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:42 PM
What about Nastya Myskina ?
In her forum check > Articles,Videos and Interviews section. Enjoy

alibaby
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:10 PM
right now she's about 4 years older....

give her second chance ;)
yes,i see it that way too!and one example of her being grown up,mentally,was that reporter,who nearly didnt even wait for her to take some breath after juju defeated her,and she just said "she was on the top her game today!"nothing more to say...

cellophane
Jun 3rd, 2005, 03:08 PM
She is very intelligent. She loves Tolstoy and she said in an interview that she wishes War & Peace had been longer!
Also, she did an advert for the WTA with loads of other tennis players for Dubai Duty Free - they show it on Eurosport all the time - and Nadia said her line like a normal person with enthusiasm, but not over the top; JCap spoke like a dumb robot and Serena was just as bad :rolleyes: and they're American.

Since when is reading War and Peace automatically an indicator of intelligence and being American isn't? :rolleyes:

*JR*
Jun 3rd, 2005, 03:31 PM
Its still funny that Nadya's coach (Glen Schaap of NED) pushed Yuri Sharapov into a garbage can during an arguement!
:devil:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 3rd, 2005, 03:41 PM
Its still funny that Nadya's coach (Glen Schaap of NED) pushed Yuri Sharapov into a garbage can during an arguement!
:devil:


Really??? Good for him.

udachi Elena
Jun 3rd, 2005, 04:45 PM
I've read some quotes from sveta.. she's absolutely terrible...
"I don't think she won the match, it was me who lost it...At the end she was celebrating as if she just won a Grand Slam. It just shows how desperate she was for a win."
-- A touchy Svetlana Kuznetsova after losing to countrywoman Elena Dementieva at Moscow.

She has also insulted her other fellow russians numerous times!

alibaby
Jun 3rd, 2005, 05:25 PM
I've read some quotes from sveta.. she's absolutely terrible...
"I don't think she won the match, it was me who lost it...At the end she was celebrating as if she just won a Grand Slam. It just shows how desperate she was for a win."
-- A touchy Svetlana Kuznetsova after losing to countrywoman Elena Dementieva at Moscow.

She has also insulted her other fellow russians numerous times!
i know,sveta has an absolute will to win,but i can not imagine her insulting other players!!please keep your feet on the ground!!

Ambrosia
Jun 3rd, 2005, 05:26 PM
Nadia speaks very well and has a bit of an English accent which is nice.

goldenlox
Jun 3rd, 2005, 05:32 PM
Nadia has a home in Holland, and likes to spend time in California.
She's lived in Egypt and Poland. Besides Russia.
Her mom won an Olympic medal in the 4x100 sprint.
Her dad coaches hammer throwers.

Epigone
Jun 3rd, 2005, 07:30 PM
Her mom won an Olympic medal in the 4x100 sprint.Her mother won a bronze medal as member of the 4x400m relay team.

IMO, Nadia is one of the nicest players I've met. We spent a few minutes chatting, and she didn't try to run away :lol:

She was also very polite, and was one of the few Russian players to say "пожалуйста" (you're welcome) when I thanked her in Russian for autographing my flag :angel:

Sammm
Jun 12th, 2005, 11:54 AM
Since when is reading War and Peace automatically an indicator of intelligence and being American isn't? :rolleyes:

Have you read War & Peace in the Russian? Do you speakl perfect Russian?
The point was that Petrova managed to act better and be a better spokesperson for the tour in a foreign language, whilst Capriati and Serena were speaking in their mother tongue.

gmak
Jun 12th, 2005, 12:05 PM
yes nadia has matured a lot since that quote about Amanda Coetzer
please just let it go

i've spoken to her at the Olympics, and she is a very friendly and humble person actually :worship: :kiss:

hope she wins her fist title this week! udachi nadia! :bounce: :rocker:

Shonami Slam
Jun 12th, 2005, 01:08 PM
Guys - just remember that although we adore these players - they represent the society - some are smarter than others, some are better spoken and some are pure bimbos.
and all are fine when on court, for me :)

Yonexforever
Jun 12th, 2005, 04:06 PM
I was wondering about her accent when she speaks English, it sounds like she has spent time in Australia or New Zealand.. or does she have a BF/GF from one of those countries?
In either case ME LIKES.... very good English, better than Maria's IMHO!

alexusjonesfan
Jun 12th, 2005, 04:53 PM
Do you speak perfect Russian?


uh oh, he's got you there :p

cellophane
Jun 12th, 2005, 06:15 PM
Have you read War & Peace in the Russian? Do you speakl perfect Russian?
The point was that Petrova managed to act better and be a better spokesperson for the tour in a foreign language, whilst Capriati and Serena were speaking in their mother tongue.

No to the first question and yes to the second (Well, I'm starting to suck, since I haven't read in ages! But it si my first language, and I've been speaking it for around 20 years... ). You don't understand that a lot more people might have read Tolstoy in Russian than you think (since it's read in high school in Russia) - it just doesn't indicate intelligence.

I misinterpreted what you said though about JCap and Serena being American though, so I see what you are saying about her being articulate...

cellophane
Jun 12th, 2005, 06:18 PM
uh oh, he's got you there :p

Well, occasionally it takes me ages to come up with a translation for an English word. :o ;)

No Name Face
Jun 12th, 2005, 06:33 PM
I think Dementieva speaks French and English as well as Russian and sounds good in all three...so I'm not sure if Petrova is the most well spoken because I don't know if she mastered three languages as well.

deja_entendu
Jun 12th, 2005, 07:06 PM
Its a good thing that Petrovarated is the best Russian @ something! :p

:haha:

mauresmofan
Jun 12th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Nadia is long long overdue a title - her all round game is excellent and her movement seems to have improved over the last year. I hope she wins the tournament this week - how good is she on grass? I remember her losing fairly easily to Venus and Jenn the last 2 years at Wimbledon but apart from that can she adjust well?