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WARisBad
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:27 PM
I would just like to say Vera the way you reacted and helped and comforted Mary was so nice and satisfying to watch.

You did not just stand and watch like another Russian watching a French woman in pain

You are a great person and you deserve more respect :D

Ferosh
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Vera :bowdown:

Please, no need to make any comparisons to anyone else.

Berlin_Calling
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:30 PM
VERA is so great. This is why she is one of my favs!

Helen Lawson
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Crybaby has a good heart!!

Piotr'ek
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Vera :worship:

bis get out of this thread now! :lol:

Justine Fan
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Vera :worship: :worship: :angel:

WARisBad
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:34 PM
She apprently helped Peng also?

If so even more respect to my fave player

LDF
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:35 PM
Vera :worship: :angel: :hug:

Europe rocks
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:35 PM
Vera :bowdown: Great tennis, great personality - more people should be like her :angel:

itzhak
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:38 PM
BTW, I'm not sure how she will be able to play tomorrow in the same court....

Mark Spruce
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:41 PM
totaly respect to Vera. I would love to say thank you for helping my favourite.

Nicjac
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:42 PM
Kudos :worship:

RR-87
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:43 PM
Vera :worship: :worship:

RenaSlam.
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Vera :worship:

Wayn77
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Vera=Class :worship:

WARisBad
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:49 PM
Thanks for your support

Mary though :sad:

lukehingis
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:17 PM
Such a nice gesture from Vera! Good Luck in your next match!!

Craigy
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:18 PM
Vera is a lovely girl :yeah: I've always liked her!

bis2806
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:21 PM
Vera :worship:

bis get out of this thread now! :lol:

Why did my name suddenly pop up in this thread? What have I got to do with this? Is this your defense mechanism against possible attacks made towards Maria?

maddyus
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:21 PM
VERA=CLASS :worship: :bowdown:

She did a really nice thing,some players should be like her!!!!

skanky~skanketta
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:22 PM
this shows that whenever she gets angry, its at herself. i'm glad that despite whatever emotions she goes through on court, she's got a good head on her shoulders and a good heart too. Peng and Pierce. honestly, not many players would do what she did. i didn't watch the sharapova-golovin match, so i wont say anything, but i did watch pratt vs morigami and pratt was a total cow there.

go vera!

Cat's Pajamas
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:23 PM
Vera, I used to not care for you but you did a very valiant act today :worship: :hug:

Ballbasher
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Vera :worship: I can't believe I disliked you just because of one match :help: @ myself

fOxYLiCiOuS
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:27 PM
Vera :)

hurricanejeanne
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:28 PM
Vera:worship: :worship:

Twice in one year she comes to the aide of an injured or ill opponent. True class and sportsmanship.
I've been a fan of Vera's since 2004 and I have always enjoyed her headcase character but she truly has a big heart and sound head on her shoulders.
She deserves nothing but praise for her kindness.

Lindsayfan32
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:35 PM
Yep great show of sportswoanship on part of Vera.

The Jabberwock
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Vera :worship:

Paul.
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:47 PM
thank you vera :) im hurting so much but just seeing her doing that is really refreshing. she is a great girl. i hope she goes far in this tournament - for mary

Buitenzorg
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:48 PM
Vera, good on you :)

Lenafan
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:50 PM
During adversity and amidst chaos, you see one's true instincts and find about someone's true character. Kudos to Vera for being thoughtful and also having the presence of mind to bring over ice to other side of the court.

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:55 PM
Loves Bepa :hug:

LUXXXAS
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:03 PM
great reaction Vera :kiss::hug::sad:

gredin
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:06 PM
God bless you Vera ! :worship: Your behaviour will have to inspire a lot of your opponents ;)

DomenicDemaria
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:08 PM
Vera! :worship: From what I have read you are classy person. I have alot of respect for you.

Andrew..
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Bepa :worship:

I was at the match in Carlsbad where Peng like died in the middle of the match. Bepa went over and helped the trainer apply ice and rub Peng's legs. She's really a class act.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Our little Vera has grown up nicely :worship: :bounce:

jenny161185
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:15 PM
very classy Vera :)

No Name Face
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:16 PM
that's why i love her ;)

Ben.
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Vera - your attitude & demeanour towards mary's injury woes were class acts of kindness :yeah:

that's great 2 see a player of her go up & give support 2 her opponent. keep up the great attitude vera, may it never die out :clap2:

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Vera :worship: :wavey: GREAT job with classy play. I wish all players could be more like you. I remember when Nadia retired from her Bejing SF against Serena, Serena went over and talked to her, and tried to get her mind off her her injury, but this is a new level of class and sportswomanship.

VERA :hug: GREAT JOB!

akosiirwyn
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:33 AM
she's so classy! if only she could keep her own emotions in check.

zibaas
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:41 AM
Bepa was so classy!
Good Luck next round

LindsayRulz
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:55 AM
Great reaction Vera! :)

cometz9
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:59 AM
Vera :clap2: great heart out there, good luck tomorrow :D

Nicolás89
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:22 AM
this says a lot of your person vera:worship:
the best luck against patty:wavey:

XaDavK_Kapri
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:38 AM
Keeping in mind how competitive tennis is nowadays, I think Vera's gesture shows tremendous sportsmanship and especially humanity. But I wish those kind of gestures weren't so surprising to us, because if it's surprising, it means it doesn't happen much. Which is sad :sad:

I already loved Vera. I just love her even more now. It's always fun to know for sure that the player you like is REALLY a good person with a big heart :)

bis2806
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:08 AM
We see that sportsmanship is so crucial to the game of tennis. :) Go Vera!

Ben.
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Keeping in mind how competitive tennis is nowadays, I think Vera's gesture shows tremendous sportsmanship and especially humanity. But I wish those kind of gestures weren't so surprising to us, because if it's surprising, it means it doesn't happen much. Which is sad :sad:
I already loved Vera. I just love her even more now. It's always fun to know for sure that the player you like is REALLY a good person with a big heart :)

Yeh, dunno how great sportsmanship gestures r surprising 2 us all. it should happen more often which would make women's tennis even greater & better (no offence). and vera :angel: is just another one of those who goes out of her way 2 show heart towards opponents that have been hurt or injured.

fammmmedspin
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:22 AM
Horrible day for vera. it was a tightly fought match and they both suffered from bad line calling but there was something going on betwen the two of them when they hit out in rallies - rather as if Vera wanted to see what it was like to rally against one of the really big hitters in tennis history and was having fun doing it. Then we get the awful scream and poor Vera finds herself trying to help pick up the pieces - well done Vera.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:23 AM
:) Vera :hug:
The tour needs more players like you :) :worship:
You deserve our endless respect

serenafan08
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:28 AM
Vera :yeah: She's a class act.

Jeff
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:43 AM
Not just sportmanship, but rather a natural reaction from an obviously caring person.

Modiac.
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:45 AM
She did the same thing serveral times before.
How sweet! :hearts:

tterb
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:52 AM
I became a fan of Vera for her tennis ability in 2004.
This is a nice reminder that she's not just an excellent player, but a wonderful person as well.

Vera :hearts:

anlavalle
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:53 AM
Go Vera, I always like you and now even more :angel:

mdsc8
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:53 AM
i agree with all of u guys. tennis is NOT as if the players are in war -- like the more injuries, the better!

Mightymirza
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:59 AM
Bepa :worship: sharpy :tape: :D

Martian Stacey
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:03 AM
This is very nice to hear :)

To be honest, i'm not a fan of Vera, i don't like the way she acts on court sometimes, but obviously she is a really good person :worship:

LefandePatty
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Vera :bowdown: :hearts: :kiss:

how sweet! :D

get well soon Mary :hug:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:17 AM
"And The Award For Best Sportsmanship Goes To...." :yeah:

bis2806
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:44 AM
Bepa :worship: sharpy :tape: :D


:lol: :lol: :lol:

~Eclipsed~
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:52 AM
You know i never really like Vera before this because of her on court personality and honestly i never thought she would have went over to help Mary before seeing this, but she did. That was really nice of her. I like her more after seeing what she has done.

rrfnpump
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:08 AM
when Vera doesnt hit a ball in a competitive tennis match she is a nice, fan-friendly and classy person, that was always the case. However, when she is playing a competitive tennis match (sometimes even in practice) she is a :bigcry: :baby: :explode:

Thats Vera, you cant change her :kiss:

tennisrox
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:14 AM
Great attitude vera :yeah:

DutchieGirl
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:23 AM
:yeah: Vera, very classy. Glad to see there are still some people who see their opponants as people too.

-sugi-
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:32 AM
Vera :worship:

bis2806
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:59 AM
:yeah: Vera, very classy. Glad to see there are still some people who see their opponants as people too.

Ditto.

guycan
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:30 AM
I've always liked Bepa...she's had her share of heartbreaks, and it was nice to see what she did today (although it was necessary since the stupid WTA Tour/Linz Committee didn't have anyone immediately attending to what was an obvious emergency injury) because she embodied what sport should be. Playing to win, but having compassion and unity with fellow competitors. It was a touching moment on reflection afterwards.

It wouldn't surprise me if Bepa went to go and visit Mary at the hospital because she looked genuinely mortified and concerned for Mary's condition. Great sportsmanship and conduct Bepa! That deserves an award!

!Gio!
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:49 AM
She has a great heart, and showed some great sportsmanship in a very difficult time. As a huge Mary fan, and as a sports fan, I really admire how she conducted herself out there.

salima
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:52 AM
Vera=Class :worship:

Actually it is Vera= Beliefe, in Russian.

Yes she was quick to react to get iced down the injured knee. To me it looked to be a ligament torn or streched.

pierce_fanatic
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:15 AM
Vera :worship:

You gained a new fan today :)

lilimi
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:19 AM
vera is great i've always liked her!

shibi
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:25 AM
Nice gesture by Vera. :worship:

BTW, I think the thread title is misleading since 'show one's true colour' is generally used in a negative sense.

cheo23
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:29 AM
......:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

Thanks Vera, for bringing ice to my girl Mary Pierce. We really appreciate u're kindness.:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

What a beautiful thing u did VERA!!!!!!!!!!

WE LOVE U!!!!!!:hearts: :hearts:

obiku
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:33 AM
Bravo Vera!

ioni
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:46 AM
Vera :bowdown:

Please, no need to make any comparisons to anyone else.

:yeah:

stefi62
Oct 27th, 2006, 08:45 AM
Great attitude Vera, and great reactivity as well (far more than the referees!).

I wish her all the best, I hope she goes as far as possible in linz, even though I am sure it will affect her too!

Anyway, :worship:

brayster87
Oct 27th, 2006, 08:47 AM
Vera you are pure class...Congrats

AceTennisGrrrl
Oct 27th, 2006, 08:48 AM
I never thought she had a great attitude, but reading about all what happened she seems so nice

Mauresmo Fan
Oct 27th, 2006, 08:49 AM
nice one vera:worship:

.david.
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Wow Vera what a GREAT reaction..

danra
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:17 AM
If they still do the Karen Krantze(sp?) Sportmanship Award at the end of year, it shoudl def go to Vera on teh back of last night.

Kunal
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:24 AM
yea i think that kinda behaviour sets a good tone for the wta

leviathane
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:45 AM
if only Vera could beat Sharpie in semis i would be very happy ....

DutchieGirl
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:46 AM
if only Vera could beat Sharpie in semis i would be very happy ....

She has to beat Patty first... ;)

forever_rafter
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Not my fave player but I do respect her for this class behaviour :worship: :worship:

Ben.
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:52 AM
She has to beat Patty first... ;)

now i wouldn't mind if vera beat patty :devil: so that kim can qualify 4 the YEC earlier ;)

Vut
Oct 27th, 2006, 10:28 AM
she is so great!!! :yeah:

sapir1434
Oct 27th, 2006, 11:07 AM
respect Vera :worship:

frenchie
Oct 27th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Vera has always been a very nice and friendly girl!!

her bad behaviour and attitudes on court are only toward herself

DevilishAttitude
Oct 27th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Vera :)

I'm not a fan, her attitude annoys me. But I was impressed with her. Although I think any player would have come over due to those screams, if they hadn't well, she would have been emotionless. It was good to see her quickness to the cause.

Uranus
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:33 PM
Vera is lovely, I hope she gets it together to the top 10! :yeah:

Pasta-Na
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:53 PM
vera did it once again... advanced to next round because her opponent was injured :worship: :lol:

Or Levy
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:20 PM
What amazed me is that no one else came to her, I mean - wasn't there a good friend or a family member in the match? Someone to hold that poor girl's hand?

Jogi
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Vera :)

btw, almost no sharapova-fans here :confused:

dizoo
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Vera :)

btw, almost no sharapova-fans here :confused:

probably they are ashamed :confused: :confused: :confused:

Belmont Lad
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:09 PM
Vera acted with great sportmanship and respect for Mary. From calling for ice immediately after Mary started screaming, to arrainging the ice packs, draping towels to preserve Mary's dignity, to padding her head on the stretcher. Big props to Vera :kiss:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:18 PM
it shows that she aint a brat she really is an amazing person

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:18 PM
also if i remember she did the same when peng retired during the summer for heat exhaustion she comforted her

leeber
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:19 PM
probably they are ashamed :confused: :confused: :confused:

oops :tape:
Vera :hearts: go gal, always knew you had it in you :D

Rocketta
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Good Job Vera! :clap2:

Poor Mary. :sad:

Veenut
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Vera :)

btw, almost no sharapova-fans here :confused:

Hey kindness, sympathy, empathy in sports is a foreign concept to some.;)

Thanks Vera for showing it can be done!:yeah: Oh sad for Mary though!

Sally Struthers
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:45 PM
People saying that Sharapova would not have come over like Vera to see what was wrong with Mary are completely off base. After the Golovin incident and all the bad press that ensued, I'm sure her team of image consultants and advisors prepped her for handling a similar event in the future more gracefully. :tape:

Harju.
Oct 28th, 2006, 03:39 AM
when Vera doesnt hit a ball in a competitive tennis match she is a nice, fan-friendly and classy person, that was always the case. However, when she is playing a competitive tennis match (sometimes even in practice) she is a :bigcry: :baby: :explode:

Thats Vera, you cant change her :kiss:
Nicely put, Basti ;)

:bowdown: Bepa :baby:

hotandspicey
Oct 28th, 2006, 03:51 AM
cThat's what I call a class act! Very considerate on Vera's part.:worship:

DutchieGirl
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:14 AM
People saying that Sharapova would not have come over like Vera to see what was wrong with Mary are completely off base. After the Golovin incident and all the bad press that ensued, I'm sure her team of image consultants and advisors prepped her for handling a similar event in the future more gracefully. :tape:

So now she'd go over coz she was told to? :tape:

Qrystyna
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:39 AM
She may be a crybaby sometimes, but she truly has a heart of gold. :worship:

cakiteror
Oct 28th, 2006, 05:19 AM
thank you vera!