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Modiac.
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:09 PM
In 2006,may be Shuai will not have her own coach and physical trainer,because she didn't do well in 10th National Games.
Tianjin Tennis Association,who provided all the expenses of Shuai's training and her tournaments ,has made a decision that they will not provide much money for Shuai.So Peng can't afford the high salary of her coach and training in Florida.
Shuai had to back to national team in October,and trained with Na Li and Jie Zheng until she can solve this problem by herself.
Shuai said she didn't wanna back to national team, because she wanna be a real professional player.She feel so upset that there's not a proper coach for her in national team(Chinese national team has 3 coaches in total),and no one can make a good schedule of training and tournaments for her.So There is some doubt in her mind whether national team can give her a good training condition.
Though Chinese tennis officials and other players of national team are happy to see Shuai's back,Shuai still want to play tournaments alone.She is trying to find a sponsor to support her, but CTA and Shuai were divided in their opinions about it. CTA want to hold part of sponsor.If Shuai do well in Beijing Olympic Games,they will give them back to Shuai.Shuai said she can't understand it.If she can get one million dollars' sponsor,she have to pay for tax first, then give about 20 percent to her agent and give CTA a part.she's afriad the money left can't enough for her.
Peng also said she didn't make any preperation for Hopman Cup,because she can't use her racket,her racket is not like the normal one,some parts of her racket have been refited.Her former coach Allen is the only person who knows that totally.
She've sent some rackets to Allen,He will refit them and sent them back just few days before AO.So Shuai cannot use her own racket in Hopman Cup and Sydeny!
She will play with national team for about 3 months,but she still try to find a good solution to her problem.
"I wanna be a real professional player!"Shuai said.

Modiac.
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:35 PM
She have so many points to defend in Sydeny,if she can't defend them……

Klurt
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:40 PM
I'd say do a Dokic!! :p

Libertango
Dec 14th, 2005, 01:21 PM
Oh no...sometimes I feel the Chinese Association is actually only out to jeaopardise their players careers....first Na Li, now Shuai. I don't get what their problem is?!

tennisrox
Dec 14th, 2005, 01:31 PM
I don't understand this.China wants to produce top tennis players for the olympics,and yet they put so much pressure on them.Shuai playing as a professional is not going to ruin her chances at the olympics. :confused:

pierce0415
Dec 14th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Shuai :sad:

So if she had won the match against Jie Zheng in the final she would have gotten funding :rolleyes: talk about alot riding on one match

Oh well. If Na and Jie etc can put up with training in the CTA, Shuai should be able to also :devil:

Volcana
Dec 14th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Oh no...sometimes I feel the Chinese Association is actually only out to jeaopardise their players careers....first Na Li, now Shuai. I don't get what their problem is?!You don't get what THEIR problem is!?!?

"....provided all the expenses of Shuai's training and her tournaments"

They pay the bills. It's that simple. They paid for her training since she was a little girl. They have a system to allocate resources. Part of that is doing well in the national tournament. If Shuai Peng wants to be 'a real professional player', part of that is NOT having the government paying your expenses, but rather earning the money yourself, or finding your own sponsors. They aren't telling her she can't play. They're just telling her that THEY aren't paying for her to do things her own way.

Maryamator
Dec 14th, 2005, 01:38 PM
i feel sorry for shuai, but the chinese association:o diont they want there playerz to be the best??

Rising Sun
Dec 14th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Poor Shuai... :sad:

2008 Olympics?! That's more than 2 years away. A lot of time... :(

A'DAM
Dec 14th, 2005, 02:18 PM
Maybe Penglover will rise some founds for her: HE IS SURE SHE WILL BE NUMBER 1 SO MAYBE SOME INVESTMENT PENGY???

But seriusly its crap what they have done! This girl has a potential! Maybe she can change nationality?

pierce0415
Dec 14th, 2005, 02:25 PM
All this is partly Peng's own fault
She had some awful results to end the year
1R loss to Laine at USO when she predicted she had a chance to win
loss to Gronefeld in Beijing
loss to someone random in Guangzhou
loss to Zheng in Chinese Championships

Rising Sun
Dec 14th, 2005, 02:26 PM
I doubt Shuai would change nationality...

Her dream's been to win gold at Beijing...

brunof
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:27 PM
Ah this is sad. I think it's scary to think how good some of these other Chinese girls would be if they got proper training.

A'DAM
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:30 PM
I doubt Shuai would change nationality...

Her dream's been to win gold at Beijing...

Maybe she will need to choose between her dream and her future career :o Hard choice I know :wavey:

Libertango
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:30 PM
All this is partly Peng's own fault
She had some awful results to end the year
1R loss to Laine at USO when she predicted she had a chance to win
loss to Gronefeld in Beijing
loss to someone random in Guangzhou
loss to Zheng in Chinese Championships

Ouch, that is harsh!!

A'DAM
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:31 PM
Ouch, that is harsh!!

Harsh but kinda true... Its a hard world Im affraid :o

Tenisci
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:33 PM
Disnt understand the racket part ?

wateva
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:35 PM
too bad. retribution for rowdy fans. :)

Pengwin
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:53 PM
OMG :sobbing:

The positive is that if Yuan Meng managed to get a private sponsor there is no reason why Peng cannot :shrug:

Potentially she can be top 3 (ask Kim :p ), and I think as long as she works hard she can get there.

Kimiko Latte
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:55 PM
You don't get what THEIR problem is!?!?

"....provided all the expenses of Shuai's training and her tournaments"

They pay the bills. It's that simple. They paid for her training since she was a little girl. They have a system to allocate resources. Part of that is doing well in the national tournament. If Shuai Peng wants to be 'a real professional player', part of that is NOT having the government paying your expenses, but rather earning the money yourself, or finding your own sponsors. They aren't telling her she can't play. They're just telling her that THEY aren't paying for her to do things her own way.

I feel for Shuai but you're right. She can't bite the hand that feeds.

tennisrox
Dec 14th, 2005, 03:59 PM
All this is partly Peng's own fault
She had some awful results to end the year
1R loss to Laine at USO when she predicted she had a chance to win
loss to Gronefeld in Beijing
loss to someone random in Guangzhou
loss to Zheng in Chinese Championships

This is all because Kim had to go and blurt out that she could be top 3 after losing to Peng :o

I mean,give the girl some time.All the pressure and unrealistic expectations led to her losses at the end of the year.

I think it was her coach who said that she could win the USO,not Peng. :rolleyes:

Pengwin
Dec 14th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Beating Kim was probably the worst thing that happened to her :o

She was on such a roll, having beaten Safina, Dementieva etc. :sobbing:

tennisrox
Dec 14th, 2005, 04:03 PM
Beating Kim was probably the worst thing that happened to her :o


:lol:In a way thats true.

Pengwin
Dec 14th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Penglover are you rich? Could you sponsor Pengpeng? :sobbing:

Mightymirza
Dec 14th, 2005, 04:06 PM
I think it was her coach who said that she could win the USO,not Peng. :rolleyes:
Or was it penglover???Maybe Chinese govt is actually reading and believeing the threads made by Penglover...And then who can blame them if a to be potential 23 GS winner loses in final of Chinese National Games isnt it too disappointing...

Penglover
Dec 14th, 2005, 05:14 PM
she will be in top 10 next year, even she doesnt have her own coach :nerner:

Sanneriet
Dec 14th, 2005, 05:20 PM
You don't get what THEIR problem is!?!?

"....provided all the expenses of Shuai's training and her tournaments"

They pay the bills. It's that simple. They paid for her training since she was a little girl. They have a system to allocate resources. Part of that is doing well in the national tournament. If Shuai Peng wants to be 'a real professional player', part of that is NOT having the government paying your expenses, but rather earning the money yourself, or finding your own sponsors. They aren't telling her she can't play. They're just telling her that THEY aren't paying for her to do things her own way.

I agree. Also, her results have been good enough and the attention she has received should be enough for her to get a coach and sponsors in her own right. She is in a better position to launch her career than many other players, thanks to the Chinese government (Jade Curtis comes to mind). I do think that the adjustment will be difficult for her. It seems to me that people from countries with governments that rigidly control their lives are not always certain how to proceed when that control is lessened or removed.

Rising Sun
Dec 14th, 2005, 05:54 PM
The CTA hasn't been funding Shuai up until now. Her adopted province, Tianjin has. So receiving support from the CTA is a new thing for Shuai...

CooCooCachoo
Dec 14th, 2005, 05:56 PM
:sad: :(

:sadpeng:

Pengwin
Dec 14th, 2005, 05:57 PM
:sad: :(

:sadpeng:

:sobbingpeng:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Dec 14th, 2005, 06:01 PM
You'd think the CTA would be a little more supportive of their top player, and their only realistic hope at a top 10 player in the next few years:rolleyes:

At the same time, I don't understand how Shuai cannot afford her training and expenses. The girl made $250,000 last year. She's not exactly destitute.

LefandePatty
Dec 14th, 2005, 06:05 PM
Chinese association :retard:
Because she ''didn't do well in 10th National Games'' :smash:
they're so dumb!
This girl beat Kim Clijsters this summer, if one chinese player should have her own coach it's well Shuaï !

Volcana
Dec 14th, 2005, 06:10 PM
You'd think the CTA would be a little more supportive of their top player, and their only realistic hope at a top 10 player in the next few years:rolleyes:

At the same time, I don't understand how Shuai cannot afford her training and expenses. The girl made $250,000 last year. She's not exactly destitute.China is, I think, more concerned about ALL their players, than any individual one. Their actions in this matter may not be wise, but they do seem to be fair. They have thousands of players they support, at one level or another. They can't focus a disproportionate amount of their energy on the national team, much less one solitary player.

I also think they have their own ideas about what the 'Fifth Major' will be, but that's a topic for another tread.

Modiac.
Dec 15th, 2005, 11:53 AM
Chinese association :retard:
Because she ''didn't do well in 10th National Games'' :smash:
they're so dumb!
This girl beat Kim Clijsters this summer, if one chinese player should have her own coach it's well Shuaï !
CTA didn't care about who can beat Kim or Lindsay.
Golden medal of Olympic Games is what they want.
I guess if Shuai win a GS title one day,but she can't get a medal in 2008.
They'll say ,"Peng is not a top player!" :devil:

gsm
Dec 15th, 2005, 12:16 PM
Peng also said she didn't make any preperation for Hopman Cup,because she can't use her racket,her racket is not like the normal one,it has changed some parts.Her former coach Allen is the only person who knows that totally.
She've sent some rackets to Allen,He will sent them back just few days before AO. So Shuai cannot use her own racket in Golden Coast and Sydeny!

gl in OZ shuai :o

Modiac.
Dec 15th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Shuai cannot use her own racket in Gold Coast and Sydeny!
oh,i made a mistake,she will not play in Gold Coast.
it should be "Hopman Cup".

tennisrox
Dec 15th, 2005, 12:28 PM
CTA didn't care about who can beat Kim or Lindsay.
Golden medal of Olympic Games is what they want.
I guess if Shuai win a GS title one day,but she can't get a medal in 2008.
They'll say ,"Peng is not a top player!" :devil:

How stupid is that?Isn't it safer to assume that a player who can beat Kim and Lindsay has a better chance of winning an olympic medal than one who can't? :rolleyes:

Its no wonder an asian player has never won a grand slam.Tennis is a very expensive sport,and requires a lot of patience from sponsors.Since SE asians seem to have more regard for blonde foriegners own players,perhaps they don't feel its worth their while,even if they happen to produce a talented player.

Although,to be fair it is their money.I just think that in any sport you should pick the top talents,and back them.They may take time to produce results,but eventually the patience pays off.You can't spend the same amount of money on journeywomen,and hope for the same results :rolleyes:

Modiac.
Dec 15th, 2005, 12:40 PM
One Chinese sports official once said,
"If tennis isn't one event of Olympic Games, we will spend less money on it,and tennis national team may train in China the whole year,and they can only play in some ITF touraments which are held in China."

tennisrox
Dec 15th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Best of luck producing slam champs with that attitude :rolleyes:

Makes the LTA look a tiny bit better :o

Ryan
Dec 15th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Boo hoo. :sad: Like Volcana has already said, Shuai hasn't had to pay for ANY of her expenses as of yet, while many Chinese players probably have. It's rewarding those who play well at their national event, and it's incentive for those who stunk it up to do better next year.

Modiac.
Dec 15th, 2005, 12:52 PM
Boo hoo. :sad: Like Volcana has already said, Shuai hasn't had to pay for ANY of her expenses as of yet, while many Chinese players probably have. It's rewarding those who play well at their national event, and it's incentive for those who stunk it up to do better next year.
But do u know?
Shuai got the sliver medal of National Games.
Tianjing Tennis Association think it's not good enough,unless Shuai can got the gold medal.
I think it's too cruel for a girl of 19 years old,They put too much pressure on her shoulder.it's one of the reasons for Shuai lost to Jie in the final of National Games.

the jamierbelyea
Dec 15th, 2005, 02:15 PM
Wasn't it Shuai who was crying through the National Game finals also? Wouldn't accept her me dal, said that the tennis system was so difficult? I feel for her, for sure.

Ryan
Dec 15th, 2005, 02:51 PM
But do u know?
Shuai got the sliver medal of National Games.
Tianjing Tennis Association think it's not good enough,unless Shuai can got the gold medal.
I think it's too cruel for a girl of 19 years old,They put too much pressure on her shoulder.it's one of the reasons for Shuai lost to Jie in the final of National Games.


I agree, but she has to take these things in stride. Every other 19 year old on tour has to pay for her training and traveling, Shuai doesn't. Now IMO she should distance herself from the TTA and stick it to them. The only way to get back at them is to play good tennis and...keep the money.

Ballbasher
Dec 15th, 2005, 02:52 PM
poor Shuai :sad:

Modiac.
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:11 AM
Wasn't it Shuai who was crying through the National Game finals also? Wouldn't accept her me dal, said that the tennis system was so difficult? I feel for her, for sure.
Here's pics from National Games
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/sy/p/2005-10-25/U1162P6T12D1843418F44DT20051025005217.jpg
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-10-21/U397P6T12D1837297F44DT20051021211108.jpg
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-10-21/U397P6T12D1837164F44DT20051021191508.jpg
She was crying during the final,poor Shuai~! :sad:
http://image2.sina.com.cn/dy/o/2005-10-21/1129879976_wZaOV2.jpg
She may knew she wouldn't have TTA's support at that monment.

tennisrox
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:19 AM
The poor girl.No wonder she was crying so hard.There was a lot more at stake than just a title. :sad:

:hug:

M&M
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:29 AM
she should become polish ;)

Experimentee
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:05 AM
Poor Shuai :sad:
Its obvious that the real reason she performed badly at the end of the year was the pressure and expectations on her. They should know not to put so much unrealistic pressure on their players. Coming 2nd to Jie is not a bad effort, and she had the best year out of all the Chinese players.

I believe that most countries' tennis associations do provide some funding and sponsorship to promising young players, so she should be entitled to the same from the CTA.

andrewC
Dec 16th, 2005, 11:13 AM
aww those pics are really sad... whilst jie and the beautiful smiley tiantian celebrate their achievements, not having to worry about funding as they are already the established centres of the chinese tennis team, poor shuai still doesn't have full backing from TTA never mind CTA... :sad:

saniafan2005
Dec 16th, 2005, 02:26 PM
I would say its alright for any country to give first priority to olympic games because it brings direct credit to the country. Professional players can always take credit on their own and may change nationalities too!!!

alfonsojose
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:19 PM
Kim - the Chinesse slayer :tape:

Pengwin
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:36 PM
Kim - the Chinesse slayer :tape:

:bigcry:

Maybe Kim beat her up in the locker room after the match and mentally scarred her :sad:

LeRoy.
Dec 16th, 2005, 05:15 PM
:awww: OMG I sooo wanna :hug: Shuai and tell her that everything is going to be fine.

njnetswill
Dec 17th, 2005, 01:08 AM
The Chinese Government is obsessed with the Olympic games, much like the Soviets used to be. They pool money into the athletic programs to produce world-class athletes that can win and boost patriotism in the country's government. The program helps players but once they reach a certain level in a sport such as tennis, a lack of freedom ultimately prohibits them from doing as well as they potentially can.

TF Chipmunk
Dec 17th, 2005, 01:28 AM
:retard: CTA :o

I think she should just break off from China, like someone said above: Pull a Dokic (even though her father forced her to). It's not worth it, when you choose nationality or your dream? What's a nation if it infringes upon your ability to achieve? With her solid play, sooner or later she'll have a breakthrough tournament that will give her a big paycheck, and then she'll be well off on her own. Screw the CTA :rolleyes:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 17th, 2005, 01:37 AM
she will get a sponsor if se really works for it

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2005, 01:38 AM
I can't really understand the news and what it means to her. Can somebody give me the bottom line on what exactly it means to her this coming year, 2006, point-by-point? And what was that about the racquet?

She looks so cute with those frizzy things in her hair! Peng Shuai, if you are reading this, please know how much support you have from true tennis fans around the world! I've traveled to tournaments just to see you!! :inlove: :bigwave: :hug:

tennisbum79
Dec 17th, 2005, 02:22 AM
Chinese Federation and its provinces should undertand once for that tennis is an individual sport, where player must be given the freedom to make their own decicion inclduing where to play, who to be coached by, what competition to enter. It is not a team sport. This arrangement is an obstacle to the player development and growth.

TF Chipmunk
Dec 17th, 2005, 02:25 AM
Here's pics from National Games
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/sy/p/2005-10-25/U1162P6T12D1843418F44DT20051025005217.jpg
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-10-21/U397P6T12D1837297F44DT20051021211108.jpg
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-10-21/U397P6T12D1837164F44DT20051021191508.jpg
She was crying during the final,poor Shuai~! :sad:
http://image2.sina.com.cn/dy/o/2005-10-21/1129879976_wZaOV2.jpg
She may knew she wouldn't have TTA's support at that monment.
:eek::eek::sobbing: That's sad to see on anybody's face :sad:

tennisbum79
Dec 17th, 2005, 02:45 AM
Why is the Chinese Federation running tennis like the way to use run everything in the hay day of the communist government?

They have convinced these women that the national tennis is more important than the WTA. She look stressed and devatated.

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2005, 03:20 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/dy/o/2005-10-21/1129879976_wZaOV2.jpg
She may knew she wouldn't have TTA's support at that monment.

Why exactly is she walking away in that last picture? Did someone request her not to be in the photo op?

Modiac.
Dec 17th, 2005, 04:27 AM
I can't really understand the news and what it means to her. Can somebody give me the bottom line on what exactly it means to her this coming year, 2006, point-by-point? And what was that about the racquet?


She may play tournaments with national team all the year.That means she will play in many low Tier tournaments,and she will not have her own coach and physical trainer.
Her racquet was refited by her former coach.She's used to use the racquet.
But now she cancelled contract with her coach for lack of money,her former coach Allen has back to US.So she cannot use her own raquet.She can only sent some raquet to him to refit,so she can use her own raquet in AO.

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:32 AM
She may play tournaments with national team all the year.That means she will play in many low Tier tournaments,and she will not have her own coach and physical trainer.
Her racquet was refited by her former coach.She's used to use the racquet.
But now she cancelled contract with her coach for lack of money,her former coach Allen has back to US.So she cannot use her own raquet.She can only sent some raquet to him to refit,so she can use her own raquet in AO.

I am sorry for being so dense. Please forgive me, this is important for me to understand.

"She may play tournaments with national team all the year."

What does that mean? Do you mean she must play with national team? Or she may? Can she pick her own schedule and play where it suits her? Why low Tier? She just moved up so nicely from qualifying into Tier 4s (2004) to Doing well in higher levels (2005).


"Her racquet was refited by her former coach.She's used to use the racquet.
But now she cancelled contract with her coach for lack of money,her former coach Allen has back to US.So she cannot use her own raquet.She can only sent some raquet to him to refit,so she can use her own raquet in AO."

Peng has been living and practicing in Florida, hasn't she? I didn't think Allen was living in China?
And her raquet... she only has one and he took it with him? That can't be right but it sounds like you are saying that.

I'm just trying to get clear, not criticize anything you are saying. :)

LucasArg
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:49 AM
It is sad to know Shuai is under such horrible situation. And this make me wonder how many players can't get money to travel etc.... :sad:

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:58 AM
It is sad to know Shuai is under such horrible situation. And this make me wonder how many players can't get money to travel etc.... :sad:

I think about this all the time. I'm so curious to see how much a upcoming but new player has won in prize money, and wonder how it gets spent. And when she gets beat, I check the info at the bottom of the draw to see how much she won, and how much she missed out on by not advancing. (Peng and others.) For example, you win $2500 by getting to 2nd round. Do you actually lose when you consider travel expenses for two, hotel, and other expenses? Or take Amanmuradova for example. How does she manage financially? I'm one of those people almost always rooting for the underdog. :angel: :angel:

Modiac.
Dec 17th, 2005, 06:16 AM
I am sorry for being so dense. Please forgive me, this is important for me to understand.



What does that mean? Do you mean she must play with national team? Or she may? Can she pick her own schedule and play where it suits her? Why low Tier? She just moved up so nicely from qualifying into Tier 4s (2004) to Doing well in higher levels (2005).




Peng has been living and practicing in Florida, hasn't she? I didn't think Allen was living in China?
And her raquet... she only has one and he took it with him? That can't be right but it sounds like you are saying that.

I'm just trying to get clear, not criticize anything you are saying. :)

TTA didn't support Shuai any more,and Shuai can't afford the expenses of training and tournaments.So if she want to continue playing WTA tournaments,she have to follow national team.She can't pick her own schedule,she can only play in tournaments which picked by national team.
(She said she will follow national team to play tournaments until she can solve her financial problem.)If she follow national team next year,she will play in more low level tournaments than this year,because the coach of national team said they will pick more low level tournaments as before.(If you pay attention to the schedule of Chinese national team in 2005,u can find that they usually play in low level tournaments.)

yeah,Shuai lived and practiced in Florida.But since September of this year,she has back to China for the National Games,and she've practicing in China for several months.If she can't solve her financial problem,she will not go to Florida.
Shuai have used out all her rackets at hand,and she don't know how to refit her racket.Allen is the only person who know that,and he live in the US.
So Shuai ask him to refit some rackets for her,and she have to pay for that(About 150 dollar per racket).So Shuai can't use her own racket now.

Modiac.
Dec 17th, 2005, 06:24 AM
I think about this all the time. I'm so curious to see how much a upcoming but new player has won in prize money, and wonder how it gets spent. And when she gets beat, I check the info at the bottom of the draw to see how much she won, and how much she missed out on by not advancing. (Peng and others.) For example, you win $2500 by getting to 2nd round. Do you actually lose when you consider travel expenses for two, hotel, and other expenses? Or take Amanmuradova for example. How does she manage financially? I'm one of those people almost always rooting for the underdog. :angel: :angel:

Shuai must take about 65 percent of her prize money for CTA&TTA,she can only get 35 percent.
so i don't think they support her free of charge.
If Shuai can get her full prize money,i think she can afford the expenses of training and playing tournaments.

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2005, 06:39 AM
;) Thanks... it's more clear now

tennisrox
Dec 17th, 2005, 07:05 AM
She may play tournaments with national team all the year.That means she will play in many low Tier tournaments,and she will not have her own coach and physical trainer.
Her racquet was refited by her former coach.She's used to use the racquet.
But now she cancelled contract with her coach for lack of money,her former coach Allen has back to US.So she cannot use her own raquet.She can only sent some raquet to him to refit,so she can use her own raquet in AO.


This is just horrible!She had done all the hard work to get her ranking up to the forties,and become eligible to play high level tournaments :bigcry:

Unfortunately, Shaui is not the only player facing such a situation.There are countless young players out there,sturggling to find the finances needed to be competetive at the highest level of the game.A sad situation.A good youth programme, infrastructure,and training is needed to produce top players.Once they get to a certain level,they need more support and planning then ever.

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2005, 09:21 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-10-21/U397P6T12D1837164F44DT20051021191508.jpg


She looks so much fitter than ever in this shot. Weight training?

I would give her my frequent flyer mileage. (I have a lot.) It would be worth a few flights, anway...........!!

I could pay her Amelia Island entry fee, and she could give me players' tickets, since I'm going.

At Cincinnati, she can stay at my place. I'd even let her have the bed :lol: :lol:

Munchen
Dec 17th, 2005, 11:24 AM
:retard:

good luck Shaui :hearts:

Pengwin
Dec 17th, 2005, 11:33 AM
It's not the end of the world, Tianjing Assoc may not think Shuai is a good business prospect but I'm sure some other wealthy old men do ;)

The CTA is a sort of last resort, where they pay for all your travel if you can't get sponsors; it's not like they're forcing Shuai to join them.

Pengwin
Dec 17th, 2005, 11:34 AM
Isn't Yuan Meng's sponsor some random wealthy old man who saw her practicing? :shrug:

tennisrox
Dec 17th, 2005, 11:36 AM
Isn't Shaui marketable in China?I'm sure a good manager would be able to drum up some sponsorship :shrug:

Pengwin
Dec 17th, 2005, 11:40 AM
Isn't Shaui marketable in China?I'm sure a good manager would be able to drum up some sponsorship :shrug:

It's not like Britain where we are practically begging for a tennis star. If they don't think Shuai can do anything in the next two years then thats their decision, and it's rather sad and unfair. Read 'Death of a Salesman' :lol:

I still think she can win 23 GSs and be #1 for 378 weeks :ras:

tennisrox
Dec 17th, 2005, 11:45 AM
I still think she can win 23 GSs and be #1 for 378 weeks :ras:

Its a pity that the people with the money don't seem to think so :(

Honestly,some people just don't appreciate talent.In Britain we have the opposite problem :o

Vut
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:23 PM
:sad: Shuai!!!
I really like her!!! kepp going :D

pierce0415
Dec 17th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Um I thought the Chinese team was playing in higher tier tournaments next year. That is why they are playing in Sydney instead of Canberra / Hobart

Ellery
Dec 24th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Um I thought the Chinese team was playing in higher tier tournaments next year. That is why they are playing in Sydney instead of Canberra / Hobart

Yeah, that is true, the Chinese girls are apparently playing many more higher tiers :confused: ;)

Fingon
Dec 25th, 2005, 01:43 AM
I don't understand this.China wants to produce top tennis players for the olympics,and yet they put so much pressure on them.Shuai playing as a professional is not going to ruin her chances at the olympics. :confused:

they want to control every aspect of people's lives, they want everything done in their terms (the terms of the Chinese government, not the people of China), they love telling everyone what to do, starting with other countries, so why wouldn't they decide every minute of the life of tennis players? The only country in the world where Google and Yahoo have to filter their search results.

I would definitely advise Shuai to defect, but maybe she is too brainwashed, or maybe she can't find a sponsor in the west, she probably should try Japan, the Japanese would probably sponsor her just to piss the chinese off.

The british would be a good option, they would do anything to have a player in the top 100.

The americans love athletes defecting to them, and they also enjoy pissing the chinese off.

Not to mention Taiwan, the taiwanese would probably have an orgasm if Shuai defected to them. (the orgasm isn't because of Shuai, but their satisfaction of getting in the mailand's nerves).

Pengwin
Dec 25th, 2005, 01:50 AM
they want to control every aspect of people's lives, they want everything done in their terms (the terms of the Chinese government, not the people of China), they love telling everyone what to do, starting with other countries, so why wouldn't they decide every minute of the life of tennis players? The only country in the world where Google and Yahoo have to filter their search results.

I would definitely advise Shuai to defect, but maybe she is too brainwashed, or maybe she can't find a sponsor in the west, she probably should try Japan, the Japanese would probably sponsor her just to piss the chinese off.

The british would be a good option, they would do anything to have a player in the top 100.

The americans love athletes defecting to them, and they also enjoy pissing the chinese off.

Not to mention Taiwan, the taiwanese would probably have an orgasm if Shuai defected to them. (the orgasm isn't because of Shuai, but their satisfaction of getting in the mailand's nerves).

Have you actually read any part of the thread or do you just enjoy spewing ignorant crap around in hope that someone is despearate enough to give you attention? :confused:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 25th, 2005, 01:55 AM
Get out of the China System.....

vutt
Dec 25th, 2005, 08:44 AM
Have you actually read any part of the thread or do you just enjoy spewing ignorant crap around in hope that someone is despearate enough to give you attention? :confused:

Isn't it obvious!