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So Disrespectful
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:04 AM
Just saw this on the sports tonight preview :) I actually don't blame them. She was wearing three-quarter length pants, and her t-shirt did have an oversized logo planted on it.

http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM38702.5070429977

At least Jelena wasn't wearing the same sweat-pants she's had on for the past fortnight ;)

DomenicDemaria
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:35 AM
I was shocked to see her walk onto court like that. I thought she had shorts underneath her 3/4 pants. But she didn't! :lol:

^bibi^
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:57 AM
Here we go again...

bellascarlett
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:58 AM
I dont get it...why would they be annoyed exactly?

DomenicDemaria
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:06 AM
I dont get it...why would they be annoyed exactly?

I dunno. It wasn't that bad. I just didn't expect her to play in 3/4 pants even though I play in 3/4 pants all the time :lol: I'm not the only person :haha:

Paneru
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Maybe she just wanted it and the focus on her
to be all about tennis, maybe.

xin_hui
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:09 AM
I dont get it...why would they be annoyed exactly?

if you look at the pix posted, how often do u see players turning up for a match wearing like that? its more like practice gear than match gear

and there've been some hoohaa about oversized logos the past year

LostGlory
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:11 AM
Give her a break guys, she hasn't been playing or practising well and obviously she has been making less money then what is needed to get her going, maybe she can not afford things at the moment .... or maybe all she is concentrating about at the moment is playing well again not how she looks....

Experimentee
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:12 AM
She looked like she was wearing a practice outfit. All the other players were dressed up in their normal match gear.

Experimentee
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:14 AM
Give her a break guys, she hasn't been playing or practising well and obviously she has been making less money then what is needed to get her going, maybe she can not afford things at the moment .... or maybe all she is concentrating about at the moment is playing well again not how she looks....

Shes still made about 10 times more in her career than all of these other girls have put together, so its not like shes poor and destitute just because shes had a bad year recently.

xin_hui
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:15 AM
Give her a break guys, she hasn't been playing or practising well and obviously she has been making less money then what is needed to get her going, maybe she can not afford things at the moment .... or maybe all she is concentrating about at the moment is playing well again not how she looks....

not saying she cant wear what she wore, just that u understand why officials arent exactly happy

BTW, she's definitely more well-off than the rest of the girls in the playoff. she's not a poor destitute player struggling to make ends meet

So Disrespectful
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:19 AM
Maybe Jelena isn't confident with her current physique and is therefore avoiding shorts? :confused: Anyways, I think she looks great, whatever she chooses to wear.

Tennace
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:23 AM
It looks like practice clothes. Is there a rule that says that players cant wear that???

Solitaire
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:36 AM
When I first saw the pics I thought it was from a practice session rather then an actual match. She knows the media is going to be there taking photos. It doesn’t hurt to put some tennis attire on. Some nice shorts and a much smaller shirt would have been a lot better.
I'm just glad she won the match and goes on to win the whole thing. Good Luck Jelena!!! :bounce:

bellascarlett
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:37 AM
if you look at the pix posted, how often do u see players turning up for a match wearing like that? its more like practice gear than match gear

and there've been some hoohaa about oversized logos the past year

but shouldn't the players know the rules or something...if there are rules? even protocol...or somebody should have advised her then...:shrug:...

but yeah i do get why officials would be scratching their heads a little...but it's a minor issue really and easy to solve - just tell her to wear clothes that qualify more as match gear the next time...

vutt
Dec 16th, 2005, 10:37 AM
LOL! You all missed the point. She looks like all those empty ad-places with words: "your ad can be here!". She's just looking for sponsors ;)

Darop.
Dec 16th, 2005, 11:09 AM
So Nadal can do it but she can't? :rolleyes:

WorldWar24
Dec 16th, 2005, 11:13 AM
she feels confortable what's the problem. Everyone would be wearing their confortable clothes of choice like Jelena did (not saying they'd wear those pants) for their matches, but unfortunately they do have to wear those things their sponsors make for them to promote. Jelena doesn't have a sponsor so she can wear whatever she likes

auntie janie
Dec 16th, 2005, 11:20 AM
Shes still made about 10 times more in her career than all of these other girls have put together, so its not like shes poor and destitute just because shes had a bad year recently.

How do you know if Jelena ever saw much of that money? For all we know, Damir took it all -- as the "head of the family", he may have felt he was entitled to it. We can't assume anything with this family.

tennisrox
Dec 16th, 2005, 11:25 AM
Whatever. :rolleyes:
She could wear a paper bag for all I care.The only thing that matters is that she's out there playing tennis,and far away from her stupid father.

wipeout
Dec 16th, 2005, 11:51 AM
So Nadal can do it but she can't? :rolleyes:

Yeah, and just thinking of some of the things Serena has worn over the years, Jelena was being fairly conservative in comparison. :D

auntie janie
Dec 16th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Not to mention that Rafael Nadal wore long pants all last year. Why should Jelena be treated any differently?

alfonsojose
Dec 16th, 2005, 12:21 PM
What's the problem?

Erika_Angel
Dec 16th, 2005, 12:39 PM
It is just that one station making a hoo ha out of nothing. From what I've heard, no other news reports metioned it and no news articles mentioned her clothing.

Cmon guys, it is Jelena. They need to have something bad to write about her.
"she won her match, straight sets, said she played better than she expected to .... oh and officials were annoyed at her attire..."
Pah-leese, it isn't even a tour event, and I've seen girls wearing track pants on the tour. I doub't anyone cared.

marmite1
Dec 16th, 2005, 12:42 PM
Not to mention that Rafael Nadal wore long pants all last year. Why should Jelena be treated any differently?

precisely.

saniafan2005
Dec 16th, 2005, 02:08 PM
How about sania wearing this kind of pant????
All the problems she is facing in India will be solved!!!!!

saniafan2005
Dec 16th, 2005, 02:12 PM
You guys are supporting jelena for wearing full cloths and also suporting sania for wearing less cloths!!!! strange, isn't it??

tennisrox
Dec 16th, 2005, 02:18 PM
How about sania wearing this kind of pant????
All the problems she is facing in India will be solved!!!!!

No.That would mean giving in to fundamentalists.They have no right to tell her what to do.If she feels like wearing short skirts she should go ahead and wear them.If she wants to wear 3/4 pants thats a different matter.

They are always going to have a problem with her, no matter what she does.So I say,ignore them.

xin_hui
Dec 16th, 2005, 02:20 PM
You guys are supporting jelena for wearing full cloths and also suporting sania for wearing less cloths!!!! strange, isn't it??

there's nothing strange. they are just saying players can wear whatever they want, be it jelena's baggy outfits or mirza's outfits

dreamgoddess099
Dec 16th, 2005, 02:28 PM
The officials were only mad because she wasn't wearing a top that showed her boobs or a short skirt that showed her legs. What they really fear is that it might catch on.

saniafan2005
Dec 16th, 2005, 02:30 PM
The officials were only mad because she wasn't wearing a top that showed her boobs or a short skirt that showed her legs. What they really fear is that it might catch on.

Yes, perfect!! Officials and the whole world wants ladies to be more naked!!!
because it sells the game!!!

Ryan
Dec 16th, 2005, 03:49 PM
It's a fucking Wildcard QUALIFICATION tournament. It's less prestigous then a $10k! She could go out in her pajamas and I'd expect them to STFU.

tennisluver99
Dec 16th, 2005, 03:57 PM
I think she looks fine.

Welcome back Jelena!!!!

faboozadoo15
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:15 PM
You guys are supporting jelena for wearing full cloths and also suporting sania for wearing less cloths!!!! strange, isn't it??
how is it strange to support someone's decision to wear what they like? seems pretty logical to me.

Blonde_Ambition7
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:19 PM
i didnt know those pictures were from her actual match, i thought they were from practicing. nothing wrong with them though.

King Aaron
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:25 PM
I remember seeing Patty wearing a sweatshirt in a match this year, it was cold so you can't blame her. ;)

But I don't see the problem with Jelena wearing what she wore today.

*JR*
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Sweatpants are actually banned in the WTA rulebook. (The Referee can waive the rule if its too cold and/or windy, I think).

PointBlank
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:28 PM
They didnt have a problem withb Rafas.

hablo
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:30 PM
is this really something to fuss over :lol:

like the others have already mentioned nadal wears that, but the difference is that he wears really tight tops to go with his pants :haha::shrug:

controlfreak
Dec 16th, 2005, 04:38 PM
I've seen much stranger outfits in USO qualies.

SelesFan70
Dec 16th, 2005, 05:01 PM
how is it strange to support someone's decision to wear what they like? seems pretty logical to me.
:worship:

Tosh
Dec 16th, 2005, 06:34 PM
she mentioned in her interview afterwards that she didn't see it as a proper tournament so the outfit matches her view of the event.

Ty-Ty
Dec 16th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Unless she walks out in a moo-moo, people should just live with it. [I think I spelled moo-moo wrong. :tape:]

griffin
Dec 16th, 2005, 08:54 PM
she mentioned in her interview afterwards that she didn't see it as a proper tournament so the outfit matches her view of the event.

My money says THAT is what's annoying the officials ;)

wally1
Dec 16th, 2005, 08:58 PM
hmmm - to those saying players should be able to wear what they like, how much do you think women's tennis would decline in popularity if players always dressed like that? I'm not saying that's anything to be proud of, just a fact...

ceiling_fan
Dec 17th, 2005, 04:31 AM
The officials were only mad because she wasn't wearing a top that showed her boobs or a short skirt that showed her legs. What they really fear is that it might catch on.

:lol: too true

hwanmig
Dec 17th, 2005, 04:49 AM
Basing on the words on this board you would have thought it was that bad. It actually looks fine. And is that her new clothing sponsor?
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Zauber
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:19 AM
Does it affect her play?

PatM04
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:33 AM
When did she start wearing Nike?

Erika_Angel
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:35 AM
OK here is the deal peoples :)

Noone was annoyed at Jelena's attire. The channel who broadcasted that obviously just used it as a ploy to attract viewers to the story. No other news or media reports reported this.
Jelena wore the same pants again today. If she was reprimanded she would have obviously changed clothes.

Jelena is not with Nike. She has no clothing contract. Perhaps she wants Nike to sponser her or something but they arn't with her yet.
She was with Nike when she was a junior though, and changed to fila shortly before her whole 99 Wimbledon run.

So yeh, just media making stories up :)

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 17th, 2005, 06:11 AM
its her prerogative to wear what she wants so get over it i say.