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TeamUSA#1
Mar 17th, 2006, 05:48 PM
from tennis-x

"If she was committed, like she was at the turn of last year when she won the Aussie Open, she could rehab, but she's not," said tennis reporter Matt Cronin. "It's the least well-kept secret in the sport that she's found plenty of time to hit the New York and L.A. party circuit, but has devoted little time to get in shape and practice her sport...It's a very sad state of affairs for Serena, who, with the exception of her mom, surrounds herself with a clucking group of enablers. Like Tom Cruise, she disdains so-called "negative" people. She wants people around who keep telling her how very cool she is, and how very sexy she looks."

YIKES :tape: :fiery:

I wonder if this is one of Matt's bull shit stories or if he knows something I DONT want to know.... :sad:

Dementinator
Mar 17th, 2006, 05:52 PM
sadly it does sound about right

meyerpl
Mar 17th, 2006, 05:53 PM
The fuse had been lit; here we go.......................

SelesFan70
Mar 17th, 2006, 05:54 PM
a clucking group of enablers.

:help:

I think Matt's been reading this board...

selesbooz
Mar 17th, 2006, 05:55 PM
:tape:

Helen Lawson
Mar 17th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Since when does a Simpons' producer have any say on tennis? I swear, they all have opinions today!

venus_rulez
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:04 PM
What's funny to be about this is that if a bunch of people wrote this man and told him his articles suck ass, he would write us off as not only being negative but that we can't handle the truth about one of our favorite players. From day one, the sisters have said tennis is not nor will ever be THE priority in their life, yet people continue to write things as if they've said tennis is the be all and end all. It seems the people with the biggest problems with the sisters lack of play are the people who can't handle the truth themselves. What many people also forget is that the "lack of dedication" from the sisters (going to movie premieres, tv shows, etc.) is why tennis has had most of its exposure in the last few years.

Nickk
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:10 PM
She doesn't have to play tennis. She has the money.

Serena is not a child anymore and can do what she feels like doing.

She doesn't hurt anyone not playing, nobody got the right to be sad or mad about it.

People who have achieved as much as her should have a right to live their own way.

Paneru
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:14 PM
What's funny to be about this is that if a bunch of people wrote this man and told him his articles suck ass, he would write us off as not only being negative but that we can't handle the truth about one of our favorite players. From day one, the sisters have said tennis is not nor will ever be THE priority in their life, yet people continue to write things as if they've said tennis is the be all and end all. It seems the people with the biggest problems with the sisters lack of play are the people who can't handle the truth themselves. What many people also forget is that the "lack of dedication" from the sisters (going to movie premieres, tv shows, etc.) is why tennis has had most of its exposure in the last few years.

So true!

Not to mention that they are the same poeple who've said the sisters are too dominant, the sisters aren't good for tennis, and blah blah blah blah!

When they play and win, their critics look for petty things to try and tear them down. Then, when the ladies are down or not playing it's sad because they don't care about tennis and won't be as great as they could be.

Nothing but the bumbling hypocrtitc fork-tounged asses!

RJWCapriati
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:21 PM
Didn't even read the article because Cronin is an IDIOT.

griffin
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:25 PM
People who have achieved as much as her should have a right to live their own way.

Of course. Heck, people who have achieved LESS have a right to live their own way. But just because she has a right to make a decision doesn't mean it's beyond criticism or comment.

I don't pretend to know what mix of injury, shifting priorities, lack of motivation or whatever is truly behind it, but it seems a great talent is going to waste.

Lets face it, there are a lot of people capable of being b-list celebrities and getting their picture taken by the paparazzi. There are/have been very few human beings who can do what Serena is capable of doing on a tennis court. It is absolutely her decision if she wants to do other things, but it seems a shame to lose that.

Supermonica
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:27 PM
What's funny to be about this is that if a bunch of people wrote this man and told him his articles suck ass, he would write us off as not only being negative but that we can't handle the truth about one of our favorite players. From day one, the sisters have said tennis is not nor will ever be THE priority in their life, yet people continue to write things as if they've said tennis is the be all and end all. It seems the people with the biggest problems with the sisters lack of play are the people who can't handle the truth themselves. What many people also forget is that the "lack of dedication" from the sisters (going to movie premieres, tv shows, etc.) is why tennis has had most of its exposure in the last few years.


You think fans go to tennis tournaments because Serena goes to movie premieres .... ? :tape:

Paneru
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Of course. Heck, people who have achieved LESS have a right to live their own way. But just because she has a right to make a decision doesn't mean it's beyond criticism or comment.

Ofcourse, but it's a different ballgame when
some of these people fan/critic alike act as if
Serena owes them anything. Explanation or
otherwise.

Supermonica
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Of course. Heck, people who have achieved LESS have a right to live their own way. But just because she has a right to make a decision doesn't mean it's beyond criticism or comment.

I don't pretend to know what mix of injury, shifting priorities, lack of motivation or whatever is truly behind it, but it seems a great talent is going to waste.

Lets face it, there are a lot of people capable of being b-list celebrities and getting their picture taken by the paparazzi. There are/have been very few human beings who can do what Serena is capable of doing on a tennis court. It is absolutely her decision if she wants to do other things, but it seems a shame to lose that.


She will regret it bigtime in 10 years ....

Brooks.
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:28 PM
I'm sorry but who the fuck does he think he is criticizing who Serena wants to hang out with... it's her business ... and it's Serena's choice whether or not she wants to work hard for her tennis ... she's not 10 years old ... she knows what she needs to do and we'll just have to wait and see if she decides to do it... regardless I'll always be a fan whether she plays again or not

Brooklyn90
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:30 PM
What's funny to be about this is that if a bunch of people wrote this man and told him his articles suck ass, he would write us off as not only being negative but that we can't handle the truth about one of our favorite players. From day one, the sisters have said tennis is not nor will ever be THE priority in their life, yet people continue to write things as if they've said tennis is the be all and end all. It seems the people with the biggest problems with the sisters lack of play are the people who can't handle the truth themselves. What many people also forget is that the "lack of dedication" from the sisters (going to movie premieres, tv shows, etc.) is why tennis has had most of its exposure in the last few years.
:worship: :worship: :worship:

winone23
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:44 PM
How the heck does this guy know who Serena hangs with. She actually knows tons of successful people like herself. The dude is probably angry because he won't get his jollies off,while she is playing a tennis match. People don't know what's Serena is going through in her personal life and they should shut up. I bet Serena doesn't give a rats rump about Matt but obviously Matt has affection for Serena.

winone23
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:50 PM
This is proof of just how BIG the WILLIAMS SISTERS impact is when you have a cartoon Producer worrying about one of them withdrawing for a tournament. The only reason he should be worried about Serena not playing, is if he is a sponsor in Miami, if not he needs to worry about Homer.

Cam'ron Giles
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:42 PM
All people are saying is that she is wasting her talent...she will end being an has been and will regret it soon enough...hope I'm wrong...:rolleyes:

I wish some of us Williams fans would stop loving them so blindly...not everyone is knocking them...the fact that people are giving her props for what she is capable of doing on a tennis court should tell you how respected she is...be honest...it's a shame...a damn shame.

Cam'ron Giles
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:42 PM
He is not a cartoon producer...:retard:

tennisboi
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Last week Serena was at an oscar party getting hammered and now she is, shockingly, with drawing from Miami so what Matt Cronin is saying holds a lot of truth. I'm not a Serena hater but the girl needs a dose of reality for her sake and her fans and maybe falling out of the top 100 which is likely will be a good wake up call for her

Helen Lawson
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:52 PM
This is proof of just how BIG the WILLIAMS SISTERS impact is when you have a cartoon Producer worrying about one of them withdrawing for a tournament. The only reason he should be worried about Serena not playing, is if he is a sponsor in Miami, if not he needs to worry about Homer.

Maybe he's a big tennis fan, but still, I don't think he has any real knowledge about tennis and stuff. Maybe Serena dissed him at a Hollywood party or something, but the whole thing is very odd. I don't see Serena trashing the Simpsons in public.
I swear, these Hollywood types need to mind their own business!

Diesel
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:55 PM
So true!

Not to mention that they are the same poeple who've said the sisters are too dominant, the sisters aren't good for tennis, and blah blah blah blah!

And now suddenly they want the same rededication so that they can just turn around again and bitch about Serena and Venus dominating.


When they play and win, their critics look for petty things to try and tear them down. Then, when the ladies are down or not playing it's sad because they don't care about tennis and won't be as great as they could be.

Nothing but the bumbling hypocrtitc fork-tounged asses!

Exactly.

Cam'ron Giles
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:56 PM
This is proof of just how BIG the WILLIAMS SISTERS impact is when you have a cartoon Producer worrying about one of them withdrawing for a tournament. The only reason he should be worried about Serena not playing, is if he is a sponsor in Miami, if not he needs to worry about Homer.

:retard:

Cam'ron Giles
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:58 PM
And now suddenly they want the same rededication so that they can just turn around again and bitch about Serena and Venus dominating.




Exactly.

You are both missing the point...:rolleyes:

pigam
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:59 PM
:lol:and talking about serena's weight all the time!! Homer could loose a few pounds too :fiery: Atleast serena has five fingers!!

drake3781
Mar 17th, 2006, 08:04 PM
All people are saying is that she is wasting her talent...she will end being an has been and will regret it soon enough...hope I'm wrong...:rolleyes:

I wish some of us Williams fans would stop loving them so blindly...not everyone is knocking them...the fact that people are giving her props for what she is capable of doing on a tennis court should tell you how respected she is...be honest...it's a shame...a damn shame.

Thank you appreciate what you are trying to do here; I see how difficult it is and share your frustration. :wavey:

Meesh
Mar 17th, 2006, 08:11 PM
:help:

I think Matt's been reading this board...

I was thinking the same thing. I just finished reading all the seven threads about her withdraw and remember the same "wording" in one of the posts.

harloo
Mar 17th, 2006, 08:21 PM
I was thinking the same thing. I just finished reading all the seven threads about her withdraw and remember the same "wording" in one of the posts.

Oh lord, so now reporters are scoping WTAWORLD for material. Sad indeed.:lol:

RAA
Mar 17th, 2006, 08:22 PM
Of course. Heck, people who have achieved LESS have a right to live their own way. But just because she has a right to make a decision doesn't mean it's beyond criticism or comment.

I don't pretend to know what mix of injury, shifting priorities, lack of motivation or whatever is truly behind it, but it seems a great talent is going to waste.

Lets face it, there are a lot of people capable of being b-list celebrities and getting their picture taken by the paparazzi. There are/have been very few human beings who can do what Serena is capable of doing on a tennis court. It is absolutely her decision if she wants to do other things, but it seems a shame to lose that.

yes I totally agree. of COURSE she can do what she wants. but she is wasting her tennis talent.. and maybe she won't regret it.. more power to her.. but I will always be sad if she didnt' fully live up to her potential because she wanted to hit the party scene.

borisy
Mar 17th, 2006, 09:13 PM
He's right.

Lulu.
Mar 17th, 2006, 09:31 PM
Ive never liked his articles they always suck and he thinks he knows everything

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 17th, 2006, 09:39 PM
from tennis-x

"If she was committed, like she was at the turn of last year when she won the Aussie Open, she could rehab, but she's not," said tennis reporter Matt Cronin. "It's the least well-kept secret in the sport that she's found plenty of time to hit the New York and L.A. party circuit, but has devoted little time to get in shape and practice her sport...It's a very sad state of affairs for Serena, who, with the exception of her mom, surrounds herself with a clucking group of enablers. Like Tom Cruise, she disdains so-called "negative" people. She wants people around who keep telling her how very cool she is, and how very sexy she looks."

YIKES :tape: :fiery:

I wonder if this is one of Matt's bull shit stories or if he knows something I DONT want to know.... :sad:


:eek:

terjw
Mar 17th, 2006, 09:47 PM
He's right.

:yeah:

tennisbum79
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:26 AM
from tennis-x

"If she was committed, like she was at the turn of last year when she won the Aussie Open, she could rehab, but she's not," said tennis reporter Matt Cronin. "It's the least well-kept secret in the sport that she's found plenty of time to hit the New York and L.A. party circuit, but has devoted little time to get in shape and practice her sport...It's a very sad state of affairs for Serena, who, with the exception of her mom, surrounds herself with a clucking group of enablers. Like Tom Cruise, she disdains so-called "negative" people. She wants people around who keep telling her how very cool she is, and how very sexy she looks."

YIKES :tape: :fiery:

I wonder if this is one of Matt's bull shit stories or if he knows something I DONT want to know.... :sad:

Hey, he stole it from my post. I said the extact same thing in the original withdrawal thread.
OK, I did not mention party circuit, it is the same general idea

*JR*
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:30 AM
The most "cheated" party here might be Nike. But since they have no qualms about exploiting sweatshop labor, fuck em! :ras: