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Karolina_Sprem
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:36 PM
Who was/is the most arrogant player on the tour in your opinion?

My votes for Miss Sharapova and Miss Vaidisova.... :wavey:

AnywhereButHome
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:37 PM
1 Sharapova
2 Vaidisova
3 S.Williams

ASP0315
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:38 PM
Hantuchova, Sharapova, Serena Williams.

Europe rocks
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:39 PM
Serena Williams, Richard Williams, Sharapova

Helen Lawson
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:39 PM
Kim, Amelie, and Petrova.

Europe rocks
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:40 PM
Oh yeah, Richard isn't a player! Oh well, he's pretty arrogant

mauresmofan
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:40 PM
*takes the bottle off Helen Lawson*

Mine are:
1. Serena Williams - We know and she knows what a fantastic tennis player she can be but she isn't shy about telling the world how great she is.

2. Nicole Vaidisova - Seeing her scream at ball boys and go off court in floods of tears doesn't do much for me I'm afraid! Was it at the US Open last year where she got booed fairly harshly by the crowd for her on court antics.

3. It was going to be Maria Sharapova but she's gone up in my books and regularly gives credit to her opponents so I'm picking Martina Hingis. She knows how talented she is and who can forget all those nasty comments from her back in the day - I'm just waiting for the latest outburst and I'm sure it won't be long coming.:tape:

And a special mention to Alexandra Stevenson - the deserved *butt of so many jokes on the board due to her big mouth and non-existent game.

*note or excuse the pun whichever you prefer

cellophane
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:42 PM
Kim, Amelie, and Petrova.

:haha:

Brooklyn90
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:43 PM
sharapova

tennisbuddy12
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:43 PM
my coach doesnt like the williams sisters....mainly for their arrogance and their father...

alextim
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:43 PM
1 - vaidisova
2 - justine henin
3 - venus williams

Lenny_DH
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:45 PM
Martina Hingis

~Poseidon~
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:48 PM
The early Martina Hingis...

Uranus
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:48 PM
Hantuchova
:confused:

Like everyone here, I'd say Sharapova, S. Williams.

jacobruiz
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:49 PM
:lol: What exactly has Maria ever said or done to be considered "arrogant"?


And don't say "fist pumps and grunts 'cause half the WTA does that.

davidmario
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:50 PM
Hingis - "Why are they drug testing ME?"

Sund7101
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:50 PM
Sharapova

zibaas
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:50 PM
Masha

saki
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:53 PM
I don't see any arrogance from Maria - every time I've seen her interviewed, she talks about what she has to improve.

For me, arrogance is confidence that is unjustified so players like Venus, Serena, Hingis & Justine - the ones who are at the top of their generation can't really be considered arrogant.

So, I'd say - Alexandra Stevenson.

Derek.
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:54 PM
Hantuchova, Sharapova, Serena Williams.

:confused:

~Carsten~
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:55 PM
well I have to say Martina Hingis!

lk89
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:56 PM
Hingis and Justine

~~*Elena.D*~~
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:57 PM
1. Myskina
2. Hingis
3. Sharapova

oakkao
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:59 PM
Don't mistake arrogance for confidence! Serena is confident, NOT arrogant :ras:

Alec
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:59 PM
Hantuchova
Sharapova
Vaidisova
Petrova

~Poseidon~
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:59 PM
If someone can't respect the other players affords, i would call him arrogant.

Myskina and Dementieva are two of the girls, who often give interviews like that: "I was so bad, bla bla" "She only won because..."

Well, but i like them, anyhow.

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:59 PM
all the top players are arrogant in some way. nothing wrong with that =)

Uranus
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:01 PM
But why Hantuchova? :confused: Explain pls.

Lulu.
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:02 PM
Don't mistake arrogance for confidence! Serena is confident, NOT arrogant :ras:



Excatly :)

mauresmofan
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:03 PM
So, I'd say - Alexandra Stevenson.

I forgot about her probably because I don't rate her as a tennis player or a singer, those memories still haunt me from when she sang on the BBC during her miraculous run to the Wimbledon semis. *runs off to edit my list.....:bolt:

416_Man
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:04 PM
When I think of arrogant, I imagine someone who is at a level, imagining themselves to be at a MUCH higher level.

Based on that idea, I don't think Serena, meh even Maria are that arrogant.

Someone ranked #4234 that is playing Tier II QDs would better fit that description.

*COUGH STEVENSON COUGH*

Paul.
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:06 PM
vaidisova, hingis

dreamgoddess099
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:08 PM
my coach doesnt like the williams sisters....mainly for their arrogance and their father...
Correction, before they proved themselves you could call arrogant, now that they have proved it, it's called confidence. ;) That's the difference in arrogance and confidence.

Bijoux0021
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:19 PM
my coach doesnt like the williams sisters....mainly for their arrogance and their father...
What has your coach accomplished? Could it be he's jealous of the Williams sisters and their father's achievements. After all, to be arrogant, you would have to have something to show for it.

Ourania
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:20 PM
I think it has to be Sharapova for me, by a long way.

illianna
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:22 PM
Vaidisova, JHH, Hingis

meruvien
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:29 PM
For me the most arrogant player is by far Vaidisova because she is a real b**** on the court and off the court, she behaves like she is the queen and from i what i saw she doesn't care at all about her fans ( Refuse to sign an autograph because of what who knows ??? )
Then maybe Justine Henin Hardenne and Serena Williams

I read the topic and i saw that many people are saying is arrogant but i don't know why she's nice, i don't like her at all but she seems nice.

Winnie
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:34 PM
Maybe you tought that Vaidisova is arrogant by the way she acts on the court,but she mostly flair-play in all her matchs that I watched.
Just the fact that she yells and throws her racquet doesn't mean that she is arrogant.It's just show her emotion and feeling.
I would tell you that dechy says that she was the most correct girl on the tour and like to play with her,Mauresmo that the girl was looking nice and Henin that she have never be in trouble with her on the players lounge.
And like the protagonist said about her "If you talk about me with people,the word arrogant will never come to their lips. When I'm on the court,it's different,I need to express myself,it's just had to say it." ;)

Winnie
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:36 PM
For me the most arrogant player is by far Vaidisova because she is a real b**** on the court and off the court, she behaves like she is the queen and from i what i saw she doesn't care at all about her fans ( Refuse to sign an autograph because of what who knows ??? )
Then maybe Justine Henin Hardenne and Serena Williams

I read the topic and i saw that many people are saying is arrogant but i don't know why she's nice, i don't like her at all but she seems nice.
Did you saw her on fed cup?I was on me too!And Vaidisova was really nice! :)

franny
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:37 PM
Serena, Venus, Martina. But sorry, all three deserves to be arrogant.

ezekiel
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:38 PM
I agree with everyone, it's hand down Maria Sharapova. The girl refers to herself as a great player among other things and acts totally self centered and selfish but with her one dimensional game she can not afford to be arrogant

Dann
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:45 PM
Why Dementieva ? when she won match 5-7 6-3 6-1 Dementieva vs A. Radwanska she say :
I have lucky today (Jelena wasn't arogant ) :)

But Vaidisova she is arogant but this is another story. :o

dreamgoddess099
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:45 PM
Serena, Venus, Martina. But sorry, all three deserves to be arrogant.
Pompous is the word for them because they actually are great players, arrogant is some who only thinks they are important or worthy.

The_Pov
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:57 PM
I agree with everyone, it's hand down Maria Sharapova. The girl refers to herself as a great player among other things and acts totally self centered and selfish but with her one dimensional game she can not afford to be arrogant

Yes she can she has a slam and YEC title along with being a former number 1, all before she has turned 20. She is by far the best of the new bunch so has plenty to be confident about!

SvetaPleaseWin.
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:59 PM
hingis
sharapova
stevenson

Winnie
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:59 PM
But Vaidisova she is arogant but this is another story. :o
I'm surprise that most of people thnik that Vaidisova is arrogant,I saw her and she was really nice. :shrug: But, it's sound like you have another story that mine.

I think that Martina,Maria and Justine are arrogant even if I like the two first.

pengluv
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:01 PM
umm when u think of arrogant you usually think of the william sisters and shapova. but in my opinion neither is arrogant. serena jus like falunting that shes the best who doesnt? venus loses with grace. and when sharpova loses she says the opponent jus played too good like when she lost to davenport in bagels and venus.


the real arrogant ones are
1) hingis who else says i feel sorry for the girls that played against me. tahts why she got her butt handed to her by suji. the french open with graf also brings some memories
2) the chick says she could beat shapova's azz.. lol before she even did anything and then she acted like she could escape from the doping incident
3)myskina each time she loses she says she could of won if only she played better... no you just lost

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:08 PM
Roger Fedclown , the most arrogant asshole in the world

davidmario
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:21 PM
Hingis - "Why are they drug testing ME?"
I got a badrep from "heylookimgay" (what a nick :rolleyes: ) saying "hating; she must have a winning record against all of your faves"

Go back to Kindergarten :rolleyes:

BTW... Hey look I'm str8.

mauresmofan
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:22 PM
Roger Fedclown , the most arrogant asshole in the world

I think you mean the GREATEST PLAYER in the world - Arrogant HELL NO!

vogus
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:24 PM
I got a badrep from "heylookimgay" (what a nick :rolleyes: ) saying "hating; she must have a winning record against all of your faves"

Go back to Kindergarten :rolleyes:

BTW... Hey look I'm str8.


straight guys on wtaworld :worship: :worship: :worship:

hingisGOAT
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:24 PM
I got a badrep from "heylookimgay" (what a nick :rolleyes: ) saying "hating; she must have a winning record against all of your faves"

Go back to Kindergarten :rolleyes:

BTW... Hey look I'm str8.

its a completely reasonable statement. youre hatred from hingis, im going to guess, stems from her ass-kicking record against your favorites. omg @ her record against sandrine :haha: or in Slams v. Venus :lol: i'm sure the rest of them have eaten some hingis-flavored bagels, too :)

now stop crying out for attention every time you get a bad rep. nobody cares :sad:

Steffica Greles
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:31 PM
Hate to say it, but Serena and Venus Williams by far. Serena more so, but Venus too. They really do believe they're born stars and their egos tell them they're champions at everything they put their fingers to. Who else would wear a t-shirt saying "I love me", as Serena did. And, of course, this is why both of them have underachieved in their careers (which is saying something, with 12 slams between them).

Fair play to them, if it makes them happy...maybe I'm just jealous, but I think their confidence -- and arrogance -- is why I've never warmed to either of them.

ezekiel
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:36 PM
Yes she can she has a slam and YEC title along with being a former number 1, all before she has turned 20. She is by far the best of the new bunch so has plenty to be confident about!

until she proves otherwise all that it says is that she fluked out on some of those titles. At least Ana and Nicole have variety to play and win against current #1 unlike sharapova

vogus
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:40 PM
Hate to say it, but Serena and Venus Williams by far. Serena more so, but Venus too. They really do believe they're born stars and their egos tell them they're champions at everything they put their fingers to. Who else would wear a t-shirt saying "I love me", as Serena did. And, of course, this is why both of them have underachieved in their careers (which is saying something, with 12 slams between them).

Fair play to them, if it makes them happy...maybe I'm just jealous, but I think their confidence -- and arrogance -- is why I've never warmed to either of them.


i think you are way off here.

i don't find the Williams sisters arrogant. That would be giving them too much credit. I'd just say they are self-absorbed, which is not the same thing. I think both sisters have something of a self-esteem problem that causes them to value themselves only through their celebrity. Truly arrogant people do not have low self esteem.

Bijoux0021
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:43 PM
Hate to say it, but Serena and Venus Williams by far. Serena more so, but Venus too. They really do believe they're born stars and their egos tell them they're champions at everything they put their fingers to. Who else would wear a t-shirt saying "I love me", as Serena did. And, of course, this is why both of them have underachieved in their careers (which is saying something, with 12 slams between them).

Fair play to them, if it makes them happy...maybe I'm just jealous, but I think their confidence -- and arrogance -- is why I've never warmed to either of them.
What could be better than loving yourself? Better for Serena to love herself than hoping and waiting for anyone else to love her.

Havok
Aug 1st, 2006, 11:50 PM
Sesil Karatancheva.

Alex Stevenson is the winner though, by a mile!

dreamgoddess099
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:03 AM
i think you are way off here.

i don't find the Williams sisters arrogant. That would be giving them too much credit. I'd just say they are self-absorbed, which is not the same thing. I think both sisters have something of a self-esteem problem that causes them to value themselves only through their celebrity. Truly arrogant people do not have low self esteem.

Talk about being way off, they thought highly of their abilities when they lived in Compton playing on cracked courts with broken glass and metal nets, years before they ever got on tour. In a television interview, someone asked 8 year old Serena "Who do you want to be like when you grow up" and Serena answered "I think other people are going to want to be like me." :haha:

BTW, Serena and Roger are everything that they think they are, that's why they think it.

Il Primo!
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:07 AM
Serena Williams, Martina Hingis

vogus
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:08 AM
Talk about being way off, they thought highly of their abilities when they lived in Compton playing on cracked courts with broken glass and metal nets, years before they ever got on tour. In a television interview, someone asked 8 year old Serena "Who do you want to be like when you grow up" and Serena answered "I think other people are going to want to be like me." :haha:



just because Serena is (was) supremely confident in her TENNIS abilities, does not mean she is confident in every aspect of her life. A lot of great athletes, both male and female, have struggled privately with self esteem issues.

Steffica Greles
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:13 AM
i think you are way off here.

i don't find the Williams sisters arrogant. That would be giving them too much credit. I'd just say they are self-absorbed, which is not the same thing. I think both sisters have something of a self-esteem problem that causes them to value themselves only through their celebrity. Truly arrogant people do not have low self esteem.

I think a lot of it's from their background. They come from a black American culture which has probably instilled in them that they should aim for the stars and never allow negativity to become their reality. Generations of black Americans, and this is obviously rooted in slavery, were only able to aspire to very little.

But my sympathy does not extend to them because I see them advertising for McDonalds, appearing on cheesy American chat shows, hanging out with shallow celebrities who are famous for nothing and posing for photos like Beyonce. They epitomise the very capitalist system that bleeds so many black people dry. They're no more guilty than white people, but my point is that they're no less.

I find it hard to make the distinction that you do between "self-absorbed", which they are, and "arrogant". Both involves thinking that others are less intelligent, less fortunate, etc, etc.

And I've never seen any evidence of either of them being low in self-esteem. Serena in particular is narcissistic to the point of plain delusion.

Orion
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:18 AM
For me, arrogance is confidence that is unjustified so players like Venus, Serena, Hingis & Justine - the ones who are at the top of their generation can't really be considered arrogant.

I think that's valid when they're at the top, but when they are no longer tops (as in, the player you don't want to meet the most, over-confidence is misplaced. When Serena was losing early in events and refusing to get professional (not parental) help in regaining form and fitness, that was arrogance. Justine's withdrawal at Australian stems, in my opinion, more from arrogance than anything else. She seemed downright upset that someone could beat her so handily. Same goes for Hingis in her non-#1 years (99-02). However, I think arrogance is much more forgivable in a proven champion than in a 2nd rate player.

My nod goes to Kournikova. Anyone remember her comments when she said that she considered herself the real winner because she played a match a certain way, and still lost, but deserved the win? I think it was against Venus at some point. Another time that she said she was the better player that day, and Lindsay said "She can say whatever she wants, fact is she's in her hotel packing and I'm into the semifinals" or something like that.

vogus
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:21 AM
I think a lot of it's from their background. They come from a black American culture which has probably instilled in them that they should aim for the stars and never allow negativity to become their reality. Generations of black Americans, and this is obviously rooted in slavery, were only able to aspire to very little.

But my sympathy does not extend to them because I see them advertising for McDonalds, appearing on cheesy American chat shows, hanging out with shallow celebrities who are famous for nothing and posing for photos like Beyonce. They epitomise the very capitalist system that bleeds so many black people dry. They're no more guilty than white people, but my point is that they're no less.

I find it hard to make the distinction that you do between "self-absorbed", which they are, and "arrogant". Both involves thinking that others are less intelligent, less fortunate, etc, etc.

And I've never seen any evidence of either of them being low in self-esteem. Serena in particular is narcissistic to the point of plain delusion.



again, narcissistic is not the same as arrogant at all. I think you are using the wrong definition of the word.

Arrogant is when you are better than everybody else, and you know it. The Serena Slam in 2002 - now THAT was arrogant. In a way, real arrogance is kind of the opposite of the celebrity posing that the Williams have gotten caught up in the last few years. I think you're confusing "arrogant" with "trashy" or "shallow".

dreamgoddess099
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:21 AM
just because Serena is (was) supremely confident in her TENNIS abilities, does not mean she is confident in every aspect of her life. A lot of great athletes, both male and female, have struggled privately with self esteem issues.
All people struggle with self esteem issues in one area or another at some time or another, that doesn't mean they have a low sense of self worth. Confidence come in waves, nobody is contantly filled with it. Some people just have more waves than others and some start getting those waves at earlier ages.

Justine Fan
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:25 AM
I think that's valid when they're at the top, but when they are no longer tops (as in, the player you don't want to meet the most, over-confidence is misplaced. When Serena was losing early in events and refusing to get professional (not parental) help in regaining form and fitness, that was arrogance. Justine's withdrawal at Australian stems, in my opinion, more from arrogance than anything else. She seemed downright upset that someone could beat her so handily. Same goes for Hingis in her non-#1 years (99-02). However, I think arrogance is much more forgivable in a proven champion than in a 2nd rate player.

My nod goes to Kournikova. Anyone remember her comments when she said that she considered herself the real winner because she played a match a certain way, and still lost, but deserved the win? I think it was against Venus at some point. Another time that she said she was the better player that day, and Lindsay said "She can say whatever she wants, fact is she's in her hotel packing and I'm into the semifinals" or something like that.

You can't help but love Lindsay :hearts:

For me, that was one of the best quotes and comebacks ever :lol:

50Sense
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:28 AM
Confident/Arrogant/Whatever

Serena Williams knows what she's got and isn't afraid to let anyone know. And I don't mind hearing her say it :lol:

vogus
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:30 AM
All people struggle with self esteem issues in one area or another at some time or another, that doesn't mean they have a low sense of self worth. Confidence come in waves, nobody is contantly filled with it. Some people just have more waves than others and some start getting those waves at earlier ages.


well, rather than calling it a self esteem issue then, i'll just say that i think Serena has become caught up in the celebrity lifestyle, and that in some ways she has lost control of her own destiny. She's way over in the fast lane now and she can't get out of it, and she doesn't want to admit that that is what is happening.

Sally Struthers
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:30 AM
Hingis - enough said
Davenport- beneath the down to earth exterior lies her inner bitch :lol:
Serena - can't be so good without the ego

vogus
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:33 AM
Davenport- beneath the down to earth exterior lies her inner bitch :lol:




yeah, i find Davenport very arrogant.

dreamgoddess099
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:34 AM
Serena in particular is narcissistic to the point of plain delusion.
:lol: Oh come on now, she's not that bad.

dreamgoddess099
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:42 AM
Arrogant is when you are better than everybody else, and you know it.
Again, that's pompous. Arrogant is believing you are more than you are.

égalité
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:46 AM
Anastassia Rodionova :haha:

perseus2006
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:47 AM
Yet another fatuous thread! It's very reminicent of the Junior high boys game of who's got the biggest dick - but nobody would whip it out to prove it, though, even when Nancy offered to take the measurements!!!

"She's arrogant!"
"No, she's not!"
"Yes, she is!"
"Not! Not! Not!"
"Is! Is! Is!"
"Not!"
"Is!"

Are there any others that are tired of this type of thread?

Justine Fan
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:51 AM
Are there any others that are tired of this type of thread?

Yup .... these sort of threads are very childish. Perhaps it's because the schools are on vacation? :shrug:

Cp6uja
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:54 AM
It's not fair very young girls 17-18-19 years old refere like ARROGANT (Vaidisova, Sharapova, or Hingis and Serena before they have 20 years) because this is so tipical behavior for all verry young teenage female stars (not only in sports) and that is not real "arrogance" - this is more like some psychological "defense mechanism" of this young ladies who is not prepare for all that publicity and glory... but if she is still "arrogant" after 21+ - only that means that she is realy ARROGANT PERSON. IMO

Cp6uja
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:01 AM
It's not fair very young girls 17-18-19 years old refere like ARROGANT (Vaidisova, Sharapova, or Hingis and Serena before they have 20 years) because this is so tipical behavior for all verry young teenage female stars (not only in sports) and that is not real "arrogance" - this is more like some psychological "defense mechanism" of this young ladies who is not prepare for all that publicity and glory... but if she is still "arrogant" after 21+ - only that means that she is realy ARROGANT PERSON. IMO

So... my point is that in woman tennis you dont have very much REAL arrogant players (for example Vaidisova this season is "better" than last, and Masha too, and Hingis and Serena is much "better" than in past... etc - and they all is most arrogant of active players in WTA no doubt)!

Carsten
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:07 AM
Serena of course....
Ondraskova seemed arrogant to me, too... also Vaidisova... (won't blame the czech, I love czech republic ;) )
possibly Pennetta sometimes...

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:13 AM
Hate to say it, but Serena and Venus Williams by far. Serena more so, but Venus too. They really do believe they're born stars and their egos tell them they're champions at everything they put their fingers to. Who else would wear a t-shirt saying "I love me", as Serena did. And, of course, this is why both of them have underachieved in their careers (which is saying something, with 12 slams between them).

Fair play to them, if it makes them happy...maybe I'm just jealous, but I think their confidence -- and arrogance -- is why I've never warmed to either of them.

:haha: thanks.

IceHock
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:42 AM
1.serena williams
2.maria sharapova
3.venus williams

Abizack
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:49 AM
I have to go with Serena. I will give her the edge here because I think she says the least complimenting things about her opponent after the match.

RatedR Superstar
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:07 AM
not in order

1 Sharapova
2 Vaidisova
3 S.Williams

Davenselesport
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:00 AM
Hm... dunno I think they all hide it well

supergrunt
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:02 AM
Venus- "I am the best and whats wrong with me thinking that" or something... ain't nothing arrogant about the truth. :worship:

Dan23
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:19 AM
So it looks like the big name players are automatically arrogant?

RJWCapriati
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:22 AM
Sharapova, S. Williams, Vaidisova

anlavalle
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:06 AM
well acording to my diccionary arrogant means "behaving in a proud, unpleasant way, showing little thought for other people", that has nothing to do with confidence and you can achieved everything you want and it doesn`t mean you have the right to be arrogant, in fact you should be humble, just my opinion.

having said that for me Vaidisova, Serena and Hingis are the most arrogants players in the WTA :cool:

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:09 AM
So it looks like the big name players are automatically arrogant?

Basically

perseus2006
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:30 AM
In just six pages of tripe, it is clear that the most arrogant player is:

Any player not in your list of favorites.

So now we know!

*of course any thinking being knew that from the thread title!*

Sally Struthers
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:38 AM
why do you people make such a big deal about players being arrogant or not? It's not necessarily a bad thing to be arrogant.

CooCooCachoo
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:41 AM
Gagliardi.

CooCooCachoo
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:41 AM
Serena of course....
Ondraskova seemed arrogant to me, too... also Vaidisova... (won't blame the czech, I love czech republic ;) )
possibly Pennetta sometimes...

Flavia? :eek: No way :lol:

supergrunt
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:52 AM
astrid besser

delicatecutter
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:09 AM
Serena is incredibly arrogant, but I believe she has every right to be. At least she keeps it real, which is more than I can say for other girls.

OTOH, Ana is the sweetest girl. I'm almost scared she's too sweet (like Kim), but she definitely is not like some of the other younger girls of her generation (Nicole I'm looking at you). BTW, did she ever explain why she was attacking innocent ballkids?

lilimi
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:19 AM
i don't think sharpie and nikki are arrogant, they just completely loose their mind on court. :rolleyes: they're both completely insane, in a trance :eek: :smoke: :lol: maria is a noisy robot. nikki is completely :smash: sometims I wonder how her opponents don't throw rackets at her! she also dreams all the balls are out!
Serena is not arrogant :confused:
for me the most arrogant are :
1) Martina Hingis
2) daniela Hantuchova, though I like her, i'm disappointed by her attitude on court this years :sad:
3)Davenport (for the same reason)

the cool girls :
1) Jankovic :)
2) Safina :)
3) Shinobu asagoe! :)

JackFrost
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:46 AM
Hingis and Justine

I don´t think, that Justine is really arrogant. She is very introvert.
Introvert People seems sometime arrogant, because they are rather uncommunicative. But if you know them better, you notice, that they are nice people.

Mileen
Aug 2nd, 2006, 08:03 AM
Martina Hingis :rolleyes:

Prizeidiot
Aug 2nd, 2006, 08:08 AM
Nicole "I'm playing like a top 20 player" Pratt - who rates themself 389156184658921346581435616 places above they're actual ranking? :p

louisa2k2
Aug 2nd, 2006, 08:24 AM
Serena and Venus williams.

I dont think that i have noticed any other really arogant players but you hear the most about the high profile players.

forever_rafter
Aug 2nd, 2006, 08:26 AM
Hingis, Serena, Henin & Sharapova come to mind

stijntje
Aug 2nd, 2006, 08:52 AM
S. Williams
V. Williams

davidmario
Aug 2nd, 2006, 09:37 AM
its a completely reasonable statement. youre hatred from hingis, im going to guess, stems from her ass-kicking record against your favorites. omg @ her record against sandrine :haha: or in Slams v. Venus :lol: i'm sure the rest of them have eaten some hingis-flavored bagels, too :)

now stop crying out for attention every time you get a bad rep. nobody cares :sad:
Actually, Venus and Serena were the reason why Hingis retired. So I don't care about matches back in 1997.

And I'm not like you, I don't pick my faves by looking at their success. Of course a Kveta Peschke or a Sandrine Testud didn't beat Hingis (although you have to say that matches between Testud-Hingis were always VERY close. A lot of three setters. And I remember Kveta having some tight matches against her too.)

They are my faves because I like their personalities and their game.

I think it is sad to see people with 8 of their 10 favourites being in the Top10.

Sam L
Aug 2nd, 2006, 09:44 AM
Serena Williams

tennislover
Aug 2nd, 2006, 09:47 AM
Steffi Graf

Russianboy90
Aug 2nd, 2006, 10:16 AM
1.Vaidisova :devil:
2.Vaidisova :devil:
3.Vaidisova :devil:

The_Pov
Aug 2nd, 2006, 11:03 AM
until she proves otherwise all that it says is that she fluked out on some of those titles. At least Ana and Nicole have variety to play and win against current #1 unlike sharapova

Ok call me when they've won a slam, the YEC's and are number 1!

And please what's the point of having variety when you can't reach the ball, Ana has way more problems with her game than Maria!

Sidneygod
Aug 2nd, 2006, 11:15 AM
Ok call me when they've won a slam, the YEC's and are number 1!

And please what's the point of having variety when you can't reach the ball, Ana has way more problems with her game than Maria!

ezekiel thinks "talent" means "not being able to win a title above a tier 3" aka Ana and Nicole

I wouldn't bother argueing with him/her/it

The_Pov
Aug 2nd, 2006, 11:18 AM
ezekiel thinks "talent" means "not being able to win a title above a tier 3" aka Ana and Nicole

I wouldn't bother argueing with him/her/it

I know, it's just too much fun!

trivfun
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:17 PM
I would say Jennifer Capriati after getting into a screaming match with another arrogant player as well, Billie Jean King.

dizoo
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:32 PM
Shutupova

Bijoux0021
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:34 PM
well, rather than calling it a self esteem issue then, i'll just say that i think Serena has become caught up in the celebrity lifestyle, and that in some ways she has lost control of her own destiny. She's way over in the fast lane now and she can't get out of it, and she doesn't want to admit that that is what is happening.
I definitely agree with that.

Williamsser
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:35 PM
hewitt for men, stevenson for women.

hdfb
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:49 PM
Jee it took some time for Hingis to be mentioned.... halfway down the 1st page, I mean come on!!

But I love her anyway! :p

Martyś
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:10 PM
Sharapova is arrogant ? What to hell are you talking about ?

Martina Hingis is arrogant but I think it suits her ;)

rheumaKai
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:13 PM
of course it is maria scharapowa
no discussion

rheumaKai
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:13 PM
Sharapova is arrogant ? What to hell are you talking about ?

Martina Hingis is arrogant but I think it suits her ;)
oh sandrine bially
i am biathlonfan too

Just Do It
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:21 PM
Jankovic...she is always complaining...something about the court or judges :)
That why i love her :)

amyfan
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:21 PM
Hingis

Mother_Marjorie
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:26 PM
:lol: What exactly has Maria ever said or done to be considered "arrogant"?


And don't say "fist pumps and grunts 'cause half the WTA does that.

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

SJW
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:29 PM
The one with 7 reasons to be. :worship:

Mother_Marjorie
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:33 PM
1. Martina Hingis

2. Serena Williams

3. Patty Schneider

lindsayno1
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:51 PM
Sharapova by a mile. Every time i have either met her or seen her, shes been so stuck up her own arse its untrue. Shes 'too big' for fans, even little kids and strolls round like she owns the place.

At the DFS she even turned up to her sheduled practice time late. She went on her OWN court away from the others to do her own stretches and then had to go on and share a practice court with Sugiyama and someone else. She tried to have them turfed off it seems so she could have it to herself, but they wouldnt leave!! HA! Go AI!!!

Others:
Dani Hantuchova...what a cow!!
Nicole Vaidisova
Serena!

.ivy.
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:51 PM
Sharapova, Vaidisova, Karantancheva.

mila_mail
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:02 PM
vaidisova is so disgusting that she was always booed by the crowd. She always threw her racket tot the crowd and screamed to the ball boys and girls. I didn't know what she was actually doing when she was on the court...

SAEKeithSerena
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:38 PM
1)justine henin-hardenne
2)martina hingis
3)nicole vaidisova

vejh
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:38 PM
Big ups to the person who actually gave the definition of arrogance as it really is.

A narcissistic person, therefore, can also be arrogant. No one has the 'right' to be arrogant. Sure everyone is free to be what they want to be, but there is no stature in life that makes being arrogant alright.

JackFrost
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:11 PM
Jankovic...she is always complaining...something about the court or judges :)
That why i love her :)

I don´t think, that Jelena is arrogant, because she is complaining about the courts or the judges.

nizelegz
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:12 PM
Out of all the players I have met, Venus by far!!

Steffica Greles
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:25 PM
Arrogant is when you are better than everybody else, and you know it. The Serena Slam in 2002 - now THAT was arrogant. In a way, real arrogance is kind of the opposite of the celebrity posing that the Williams have gotten caught up in the last few years. I think you're confusing "arrogant" with "trashy" or "shallow".

So being "self-absorbed", "egocentric" or "narcissistic" doesn't entail a person believing that they or their perspective is better or more important than that of another person?

Perhaps not always, but there are overlaps. And Serena and Venus sit on that overlap.

:inlove:
Aug 2nd, 2006, 06:17 PM
Serena Williams and Martina Hingis.
But I like it. :hearts:

vanillalatte
Aug 2nd, 2006, 06:25 PM
Vaidisova!!

vutt
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:00 PM
If so many think it's Serena then there must be some truth in it.

wipeout
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:13 PM
Dani Hantuchova...what a cow!!

Why do you say that?

squig2k
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:55 PM
Maria

Reiken
Aug 2nd, 2006, 08:29 PM
this thread should belong to sania mirza. she is soooooooooo arrogant!!