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chris_d08
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:09 PM
For those of you who didnt watch the 2006 Wimbledon Preview...mary carillo analyzed the womens draw and said Venus's groundstrokes, serve and return, and all court will make her my heavy favorite. "Someone is going to have to play aweful well to beat her"

WAY TO GO MARY!!!!!!!!!

UDACHi
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:10 PM
There was a preview? :eek:

Paneru
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Mary still trying to get into
Venus' good graces. :angel:

K-Dog
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Forgot about this. Turning it on now.

40-0
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:16 PM
yeah i saw it, they even showed her practicing , with a ponytail, and a brand new interview!

oakkao
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:20 PM
On grass, Venus forehand isn't as bad as it is on other surfaces, particularly grass. Same for Fed, is backhand isn't as bad! So I would have to agree with her! :angel: I just saw Venus practising! She looks amazing! :herats:

backhanddtl4
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:25 PM
On grass, Venus forehand isn't as bad as it is on other surfaces, particularly grass. Same for Fed, is backhand isn't as bad! So I would have to agree with her! :angel: I just saw Venus practising! She looks amazing! :herats:


Federer's backhand isn't "bad" anywhere.....

chris_d08
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:27 PM
Venus's thoughts: "I've already hit on the grass and so far so good and everytime i come here my game is just so much better. I can feel it already. I wanted it more than anyone last year so im defenitly going to have to channel that again this year." They showed her practicing, she looked very good, she was hitting hard forehands. Im so excited. Too bad she doesnt play until Tuesday though.

K-Dog
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Federer's backhand isn't "bad" anywhere.....

against nadal on clay, his backhand is bad.

franny
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Federer's backhand isn't "bad" anywhere.....

Did you watch the French Open final? It was bad there. He was hitting so many easy backhand errors. It wasn't even like he was missing them on Nadal's heavy shots, he was missing them on easy midcourt shots that didn't even have Nadal's normal spins on it.

IceHock
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:29 PM
yup venus is #1 fave,then maria.outsiders were amelie,kim,and justine.vaidisova was her darkhorse.

Aaron.
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:32 PM
What channel?

IceHock
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:34 PM
it's done

K-Dog
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:34 PM
it's done now. it was on espn2.

Infiniti2001
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Here is Mary's preview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW__9sOlKF8

K-Dog
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:39 PM
there was a preview show on NBC and then one on ESPN2. okay, did not know that.

vw.
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:40 PM
Who analyzed the women's field in the ESPN preview? and who did they pick as THEIR favourite?

K-Dog
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Who analyzed the women's field in the ESPN preview? and who did they pick as THEIR favourite?
mary jo. she didn't say who she thought was the fav. she just gave an analysis of each contender.

Infiniti2001
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:43 PM
Who analyzed the women's field in the ESPN preview? and who did they pick as THEIR favourite?

Mary Carillo did both for the women-- Mary Jo had a little to say too-- she thinks this is the most wide open wimbledon ever.

vw.
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:44 PM
oh, cool cool. thanks. :D

RenaSlam.
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Something about Venus when she steps on the lawns of Wimby- watch out!

IceHock
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Mary Jo mentioned Svetlana on ESPN...NBC didn't. Neither mentioned Petrova at all. :tape:


maybe becuase nadia isn't playing:confused:

40-0
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:52 PM
hey infiniti did u get venus interview?

tenn_ace
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:52 PM
Here is Mary's preview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW__9sOlKF8


thanks hon... I wish I could give you a good rep... Next one available...

vogus
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Carillo is just trying to curry favor with the Williams camp. Did she make this prediction last year? I doubt it, she was off the bandwagon then.

crazyroberto6767
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:54 PM
I thought the preview was the same on NBC and ESPN. Oops :(

K-Dog
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Mary Jo mentioned Svetlana on ESPN...NBC didn't. Neither mentioned Petrova at all. :tape:
Why would they? Nadia withdrew. DUH!

SelesFan70
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM
maybe becuase nadia isn't playing:confused:

Oh, shit! :haha: My mind is slipping! I'm totally gonna erase that thread even if I lose v-Cash!

:smash: me

Infiniti2001
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Carillo is just trying to curry favor with the Williams camp. Did she make this prediction last year? I doubt it, she was off the bandwagon then.

That's exactly how I feel :lol:

tenn_ace
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:57 PM
CMary hasn't even mentioned Sveta... :mad: :rolleyes: oh well, CMARY will come crawling on your knees to beg for forgiveness :p

SelesFan70
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:57 PM
I thought the preview was the same on NBC and ESPN. Oops :(

It pretty much was...the same words more or less.

Infiniti2001
Jun 25th, 2006, 08:18 PM
hey infiniti did u get venus interview?

Here's the one on youTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99sj775Sv1A

and this one on megaupload(better quality)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J0FXT6Q3

Shenanigans
Jun 25th, 2006, 08:26 PM
That is the first time I have ever heard or seen this woman, I thought it was a man talking at first. :o

mykarma
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:12 PM
That is the first time I have ever heard or seen this woman, I thought it was a man talking at first. :o
Where are you from, Mars?

K-Dog
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Where are you from, Mars?
No, France. They don't get Mary there. Lucky them.

volta
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:24 PM
Here's the one on youTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99sj775Sv1A

and this one on megaupload(better quality)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J0FXT6Q3
omg thank you she was just drop dead gorgeous there :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Lulu.
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:37 PM
I watched it. Of course Venus is the favorite I cant wait to see her play

vejh
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the clip :)

darrinbaker00
Jun 25th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Did you watch the French Open final? It was bad there. He was hitting so many easy backhand errors. It wasn't even like he was missing them on Nadal's heavy shots, he was missing them on easy midcourt shots that didn't even have Nadal's normal spins on it.
If I remember correctly, Sir Roger even whiffed on one backhand. :lol:

darrinbaker00
Jun 25th, 2006, 10:47 PM
No, France. They don't get Mary there. Lucky them.
Mars, France, same place... :devil:

lizchris
Jun 25th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Carillo is just trying to curry favor with the Williams camp. Did she make this prediction last year? I doubt it, she was off the bandwagon then.


She said in an interview last year with Matthew Cronin from tennisreporters.com that Venus was finished as a top three player and finished as a Grand Slam contender.

junlee_vee
Jun 25th, 2006, 10:58 PM
That is the first time I have ever heard or seen this woman, I thought it was a man talking at first. :o

Jumping on the Carillo hate bandwagon without any information of your own I see....how about forming your own opinion next time.

new-york
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:00 PM
bleh.

40-0
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:08 PM
Here's the one on youTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99sj775Sv1A

and this one on megaupload(better quality)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J0FXT6Q3
:wavey:

mykarma
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:43 PM
No, France. They don't get Mary there. Lucky them.
OOPS! I thought he/she was talking about never seeing Venus before. I was wondering how he/she could be on a tennis board and has never heard or seen Venus.

The French don't know how lucky they are.

mykarma
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:48 PM
Jumping on the Carillo hate bandwagon without any information of your own I see....how about forming your own opinion next time.
Why does it bother you if the majority of people don't like Mary?

junlee_vee
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:20 AM
It doesn't bother me that people don't like her...I'm just getting annoyed but all of these "I HATE MARY CARILLO" topics (even if this isn't technically one of them) coming all at the same time....I don't understand why people let her get to them so much. Oh well.

Shenanigans
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Jumping on the Carillo hate bandwagon without any information of your own I see....how about forming your own opinion next time.

Sorry, I think you are the one jumping to conclusions, I live in Europe and have only heard British and French commentators but I know alot of people on the board talk about her.
I was just stating after watching the youtube vid that I thought it was a man who was speaking before I saw her face. :rolleyes:

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:50 AM
She said in an interview last year with Matthew Cronin from tennisreporters.com that Venus was finished as a top three player and finished as a Grand Slam contender.
She was probably was right about the top three player. :tape:

junlee_vee
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:53 AM
Sorry, I think you are the one jumping to conclusions, I live in Europe and have only heard British and French commentators but I know alot of people on the board talk about her.
I was just stating after watching the youtube vid that I thought it was a man who was speaking before I saw her face. :rolleyes:

It doesn't matter how much you hate her (or think you hate her), she in no way sounds like a man. :o

vwfan
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:56 AM
Here is Mary's preview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW__9sOlKF8thanks so much!

Shenanigans
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:59 AM
It doesn't matter how much you hate her (or think you hate her), she in no way sounds like a man. :o

I don't even have an opinion of the women, I have never heard her commentary, I have heard 2 Americans Shriver and McEnroe and that is all and generally like their commentary.
Maybe it was the quality of the vid but when she was first speaking I thought it was a man who was speaking that is all!

vwfan
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:03 AM
She was probably was right about the top three player. :tape:as long as she is winning slam, because ultimately that is the stat that matters.

most people can't remember who the #1 player is from one year to the next, let alone the #2 and #3. :rolleyes:

junlee_vee
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:10 AM
I don't even have an opinion of the women, I have never heard her commentary, I have heard 2 Americans Shriver and McEnroe and that is all and generally like their commentary.
Maybe it was the quality of the vid but when she was first speaking I thought it was a man who was speaking that is all!

Aight aight, sorry for being a dick. :wavey:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:10 AM
It doesn't matter how much you hate her (or think you hate her), she in no way sounds like a man. :o
I have only heard about her on here. I never saw her or heard her speak. Last year at Cincinatti when she did the presentations I thought she was a guy until Chris Bailey said that Mary Carillo is doing presentations. No need to go and attack someone else!!!!

mykarma
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:36 AM
It doesn't bother me that people don't like her...I'm just getting annoyed but all of these "I HATE MARY CARILLO" topics (even if this isn't technically one of them) coming all at the same time....I don't understand why people let her get to them so much. Oh well.
I'm not trying to be a smart ass, but if it's annoying you, why do you continue to read the threads? :confused:

junlee_vee
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:39 AM
I'm not trying to be a smart ass, but if it's annoying you, why do you continue to read the threads? :confused:

Well the first two didn't bother me, eventhough I was wondering why another one had been made, but then I came into this one NOT expecting Carillo hate, but that's what I got (mostly from the same posters). I just thought it was getting old. No hard feelings. :wavey:

mykarma
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:41 AM
She was probably was right about the top three player. :tape:Only time will tell whether she'll ever be in the top 3 again. Anyway, the way the women's ranking works is :eek: anyway. Before Martina retired she was number one on paper, but certainly not the best player on tour. That honor belonged to ...the Williams sisters.

As Venus said, never count a Williams sister out.

barmaid
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:23 AM
Mary Carillo knows what side of her bread is buttered....#1 She's an American...she works for an American network...naturally she's going to go for Venus..#2 Venus is the defending champion even though she hasn't won a title since last year:rolleyes: :eek: #3 - So call in the Stars and Stripes she's going to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" until Venus gets beat:sad: then she'll leap:bounce: on to somebody else's bandwagon:hearts: :lol:


barmaid:wavey:

abayen
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:05 AM
i guess the french men speak like american women?

I don't even have an opinion of the women, I have never heard her commentary, I have heard 2 Americans Shriver and McEnroe and that is all and generally like their commentary.
Maybe it was the quality of the vid but when she was first speaking I thought it was a man who was speaking that is all!

LoveFifteen
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:25 AM
Um, the first time I watched a tennis match, I heard Mary's voice and I thought it was a man, too. It's actually a very common reaction to her voice when you don't know who is speaking.

junlee_vee
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:09 AM
I guess I must have bad ears...her voice sounds NOTHING like a man's voice to me. :confused:

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:15 AM
as long as she is winning slam, because ultimately that is the stat that matters.

most people can't remember who the #1 player is from one year to the next, let alone the #2 and #3. :rolleyes:
Here we go again with the positive spin from something that isn't. I swear some of you Venus fan should work for Dubya. His rating would have never gotten so low with the help of yall. :tape:

azinna
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:50 AM
Carillo's voice is definitely low. I've had an aunt say the same thing (is it the woman talking?) while watching a match. I think we US tennis fans have long since linked her voice to MC....so our ears aren't bad, junlee vee, just a little too good at recognition....

junlee_vee
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:03 PM
I never said that you guys have bad ears, I said that I must have bad ears....your eyes must not be as good as your ears. ;)

hingisGOAT
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Only time will tell whether she'll ever be in the top 3 again. Anyway, the way the women's ranking works is :eek: anyway. Before Martina retired she was number one on paper, but certainly not the best player on tour. That honor belonged to ...the Williams sisters.

oh please. when hingis was #1 on paper, the only players who were better than her were venus and capriati, except both of them thought the season was 6 months long. serena was certainly not better at the time

vwfan
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:45 PM
Here we go again with the positive spin from something that isn't. I swear some of you Venus fan should work for Dubya. His rating would have never gotten so low with the help of yall. :tape:Where's the spin? Winning slams is more important than tennis rank? Ask any tennis player. Specifically ask Davenport, who has ended the year at #1 more than any other active tennis player. What would Linds say?

vwfan
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:46 PM
oh please. when hingis was #1 on paper, the only players who were better than her were venus and capriati, except both of them thought the season was 6 months long. serena was certainly not better at the timeSerena was better at the U.S. Open in 1999. :tape: And don't forget Davenport.

Kunal
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:51 PM
nice to see carillo predicting venus winning...

venus#1

Bijoux0021
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Here we go again with the positive spin from something that isn't. I swear some of you Venus fan should work for Dubya. His rating would have never gotten so low with the help of yall. :tape:
Do you think Davenport would have rathered won a Grand Slam last year or ranked #1?

rjd1111
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:14 PM
Who analyzed the women's field in the ESPN preview? and who did they pick as THEIR favourite?

Pam was on this morning and She picked Venus

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:08 PM
She is tring to jinx Venus :fiery:

TonyP
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:10 PM
Wait, you mean that nasty Mary Carillo, the woman who hates the Williams sisters so much, is actually picking Venus to win the title? Must be a mistake. She must have forgotten her bias or something. Short term memory loss, no doubt. She'll soon wake up and remember how prejudiced she is.

new-york
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:17 PM
oh please. when hingis was #1 on paper, the only players who were better than her were venus and capriati, except both of them thought the season was 6 months long.

lolz.

Infiniti2001
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Wait, you mean that nasty Mary Carillo, the woman who hates the Williams sisters so much, is actually picking Venus to win the title? Must be a mistake. She must have forgotten her bias or something. Short term memory loss, no doubt. She'll soon wake up and remember how prejudiced she is.

Oh SHUT up!!! Mary is just trying to get in Venus's good graces --- after all she is the one who complained that she along with a few others don't speak to her :rolleyes:

Bijoux0021
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Wait, you mean that nasty Mary Carillo, the woman who hates the Williams sisters so much, is actually picking Venus to win the title? Must be a mistake. She must have forgotten her bias or something. Short term memory loss, no doubt. She'll soon wake up and remember how prejudiced she is.
Carillo is just trying to cover-up her prejudice for Venus by picking her to win. That's the easiest thing she could do. It doesn't mean anything. It doesn't mean that she won't be rooting for Venus' opponents to beat her as she always does.

RunDown
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Pam Shriver picked Venus to win this morning.

Brad Gilbert picked Justine to win without dropping a set :tape:

Pam and Chris implied that Brad was delusional.