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Joachim1978
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:33 PM
OK, we've already had some juice on the Schnyder-Martinez feud/mutual loathing front, but who are the other players who can't stand each other?

I think its fair to say that Myskina and Dementieva will not be including Sharapova in their christmas card lists...

While Hingis and Venus HATED each other in the late '90s - I think they are actually quite close now, and root for each other, ditto Hingis with Serena and Davenport.

Kim and Justine? what is the deal there?

Jankovic seems to have beef with the Williams sisters, plus numerous line judges and umpires...

any more?

Pureracket
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Where did you get that Jankovic has something with the Williams Sisters?

MyskinaManiac
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:44 PM
WELL... Capriati for one has a disdain for the Williams sisters. Capriati has also had run-ins of soughts with Monica Seles.

Hingis and Kournikova had a massive bitch fight on court once... televised and all.

I once recall Venus shoving another player on the change overs against Irina Sperilea or something like at the US open semis or quarters way back in 97.

Myskina once yelled at Yuri Sharapov during the YEC 04 for coaching Maria during a match. Justines given him similar... except just dirty looks at the AO this year.

It's a known fact that Maria and Anastasia just don't talk... the Elena D one is debatable.

More recently, Elena Vesnina and Anna Chakvetadze's fathers were embroiled over a tennis court agains Aravane Rezai's father. A bit pushy and shovey.
Hingis called Amelie a 'man' once, back in 99'.

jamatthews
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Where did you get that Jankovic has something with the Williams Sisters?

Jankovic complained after her match against Venus at Wimbledon that during the warmup Venus was just trying to hit winners past her I think. Dunno about Serena.

Neptune
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Where did you get that Jankovic has something with the Williams Sisters?

Wimbledon 2006 :lol:
And i think Nicole can't stand Jankovic too :lol: I don't know why,but I fell it like it! :lol: And the contrary is certainly true also!

MyskinaManiac
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Where did you get that Jankovic has something with the Williams Sisters?

03' US open... it was against Serena

jamatthews
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:46 PM
Patty and Justine hate each other don't they? I was surprised they practiced together at the YEC. Maybe Patty was hoping Justine would come to the net so she could hit a few balls at her as hard as possible.

jamatthews
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:47 PM
Dementieva and Kuznetsova after Moscow 2004? :confused:

I think Dementieva only dislikes Sharapova after she loses. When she beat Sharapova in LA it was "She's an amazing fighter and I have so much respect for her." :spit:

Craigy
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:50 PM
Serena and Jankovic :lol: I'm sure they probably don't hate each other, but you could just feel the tension between them in L.A this year :lol: And Serena looked like she was gonna pounce on Jelena :lol: At the end of a service game, Jelena hit some balls down to the other end but hit Serena :haha: So Serena just stood there staring at her. :scared:
Then Serena directed a smash really close to Jelena and they were staring at each other :lol:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Patty and Justine hate each other don't they? I was surprised they practiced together at the YEC. Maybe Patty was hoping Justine would come to the net so she could hit a few balls at her as hard as possible.

I think Justine seems so cold to the media, that they just assume that she must be that way to the other players. I only know of Serena not liking her and maybe Kim... but since they played in fed cup together this year, Im led to believe that things are rosey again.

radwanska
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:52 PM
hantuchova and serena williams,at LA this year daniela said''she shouldered me at the change overs.serena said hantuchova said some racist comment to her.Also dementieva and pierce after the cold hand-shake of the usopen in 2005!

MyskinaManiac
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Mary doesn't come across as a cheater. She did say that she's an old duck and deserve the break sometimes to keep up with the young ones... still not fair what she did though. Hantuchova being racist? Something that I wouldn't expect either.

Could be true though

IceHock
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:03 PM
hantuchova and serena williams,at LA this year daniela said''she shouldered me at the change overs.serena said hantuchova said some racist comment to her.Also dementieva and pierce after the cold hand-shake of the usopen in 2005!

I don't recall her saying that? Alls I remember was Daniela saying afterwards that Seren expects everyone to move for her, and Serena said well she's prolly mad she lost.

eck
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:10 PM
Patty and Justine hate each other don't they? I was surprised they practiced together at the YEC. Maybe Patty was hoping Justine would come to the net so she could hit a few balls at her as hard as possible.

:tape: :tape:
Where did you get that? I don't think they hate each other...

tennisbuddy12
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:10 PM
Jankovic-Serena
Their L.A. match was high quality and drama. Jelena hit a ball over the net w/o looking on her way to the chair and it hit Serena. Serena got a lil pissed.

Jankovic-Venus
Jelena was rushing points on her serve to keep the momentum her way. Jelena would win a point (on her serve) and right way hit a serve and it threw Venus off. Venus then complained to the chair umpire.

tennisfan5
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:11 PM
Monica and Jennifer are friends, but Capriati was bitching about Monica's grunting as late as 2001, when monica kicked her butt at the Acura classic.

The barbs traded between hingis and the williams sisters in the late 90s were so amusing.

tennisfan5
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:13 PM
I remember the big controversy between Serena and Arantxa during/after their 4th round encounter at the FO '98.

here's relevant parts from an article:

Cat fight, French Open style

Serena Williams blows match, angers Sanchez Vicario
Posted: Sunday May 31, 1998 05:57 PM


PARIS (AP) -- Two points. That's all Serena Williams needed for the biggest victory of her tender tennis career and a place in the French Open quarterfinals with older sister Venus.

She never got them.

Instead, Williams blew a contentious match Sunday that left Arantxa Sanchez Vicario accusing the 16-year-old American of trying to hit her in the head with a shot and of lacking respect for her opponent.

Sanchez Vicario rallied to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a fist-pumping battle featuring glares across the net, an unusual dress change and a slam by Williams that nearly beheaded the Spaniard.

Williams accused her opponent of changing from a black outfit to a white one midway through the second set as a strategic move, while Sanchez Vicario was upset at Williams' attitude after a controversial point in the first set.

"I just think she doesn't have respect. She cannot go in with that attitude," Sanchez Vicario said. "You know, I'm glad that I beat her. That's the thing -- I taught her a lesson."

The most dramatic point came late in the first set, one point after Williams got to deuce by slamming a lob past Sanchez Vicario and punctuating it with a glare.

The following point ended with Williams volleying over a prone Sanchez Vicario. But the Spaniard argued that the ball had bounced twice before one of Williams' shots.

Williams and Sanchez Vicario met at the net. Williams said she told her opponent, "Arantxa, Arantxa, one bounce, one bounce." But Sanchez Vicario said she didn't like the way Williams talked to her.

"She came to the net talking very aggressively," Sanchez Vicario said. "I don't think she can act that way. I don't think it's nice at all."

Williams wrapped up the first set on the next point, pumping her fist while Sanchez Vicario slammed her racket.

"Every time I see her play a match, she always argues about almost every call," Williams said. "If she didn't do that, then I would have been a little surprised because she argues a lot."

The second set featured one game that included seven deuces, and Sanchez Vicario's three-minute outfit change while trailing 3-2. The Spaniard said she changed because her outfit was sweaty and uncomfortable, but Williams didn't buy that argument.

"I think she thought the white dress would be a better tactic against me, so it proved to be," she said.

Williams lost the first three points after that delay, but came back to win the next two games and lead 5-2. She got to 30-30 on Sanchez Vicario's serve -- two points from the match -- but lost the next two points.

In the next game, serving for the match at 5-3, Williams was three points from the match. But she lost the next three points and dropped 15 of the last 21 in the set as Sanchez Vicario won four straight games and the set.

Williams never seemed to regain confidence. In the second game of the third set, she leaned on her racket like a crutch after losing a point.

As Williams made repeated unforced errors, including an easy putaway at the net, Sanchez Vicario took a 4-2 lead. In the seventh game, with both players at the net, Williams slammed a shot just past her opponent's left ear and landed far out.

"She went to hit me. I was lucky that I went to the other side. It just passed me," Sanchez Vicario said. "She just started laughing, looking at me badly."

Rain was falling and the wind was whipping flags when the match ended two games later. Williams' next singles match will be as a spectator at Venus' quarterfinal.

"I'm only 16, my first Roland Garros," she said. "Everything is a learning experience for me."

Marcus1979
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Where did you get that Jankovic has something with the Williams Sisters?

03' US open... it was against Serena

how did it happen during 2003 US Open when Serena didn't contest the US Open due to surgery on her knee that year.

MyskinaManiac
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:22 PM
Did you read my posts after that though?

MyskinaManiac
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Sorry wrong thread.

I wrote any way:

I'm not 100%, Im only reading this from this thread a few pages back... but I'd heard about this instance previously.

Then I go on to say:

San Diago 04

Marcus1979
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:30 PM
yes and Serena is only mentioned once in posts after that so I don't understand

Marcus1979
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:31 PM
its cool :)

Craigy
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:40 PM
:haha: Death at the Serena/Sanchez-Vicario encounter.
Serena was a diva at 16 :awww: :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:54 PM
DAYUM Serena :worship: :bowdown:

iPatty
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:05 AM
:tape: :tape:
Where did you get that? I don't think they hate each other...

after patty got crushed by the juju last year, she said she was annoyed at the unnessecary "ALLEZZ!!!!1111"s that justine did after patty made an error.

i think it was just a sore loser thing, because i don't think they would hit together if they hated each other. patty has great respect for justine, which she's talked about many times.

Farina Elia Fan
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Silvia Farina Elia and John Blom :lol:

Cat's Pajamas
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:10 AM
can someone show me the video of anna and martina yelling? :o

Marcus1979
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:37 AM
did Anna and Martina have a major bitchfest in a locker room once

Sally Struthers
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:39 AM
oo the martina/anna one in Brazil I think it was. Martina said something like "you want to be the queen but I am the queen" ... then there was trophy and flower throwing in the locker room..

and then there's the story about davenport kicking alex stevenson's bag across the locker room

RJWCapriati
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:40 AM
WELL... Capriati for one has a disdain for the Williams sisters. Capriati has also had run-ins of soughts with Monica Seles.

Hingis and Kournikova had a massive bitch fight on court once... televised and all.

I once recall Venus shoving another player on the change overs against Irina Sperilea or something like at the US open semis or quarters way back in 97.

Myskina once yelled at Yuri Sharapov during the YEC 04 for coaching Maria during a match. Justines given him similar... except just dirty looks at the AO this year.

It's a known fact that Maria and Anastasia just don't talk... the Elena D one is debatable.

More recently, Elena Vesnina and Anna Chakvetadze's fathers were embroiled over a tennis court agains Aravane Rezai's father. A bit pushy and shovey.
Hingis called Amelie a 'man' once, back in 99'.


Jennifer and Monica never had problems with each other.....at least off the court.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:42 AM
Who: Martina Hingis versus Anna Kournikova
When: During and after an exhibition match in Santiago, Chile (won by Kournikova, 6–4, 6–4), on November 28, 2000
What went down: After a dispute over a line call, Hingis made Kournikova cry on the court, declaring, “Do you think you are the queen? Because I am the real queen!” In the locker room, the players threw trophies and vases of flowers at each other.


“Martina asked if I thought I was the queen—because the real queen was her,” Kournikova told the media. Later, in the clubhouse, Kournikova threw a crystal vase at Hingis that smashed on the floor. “It was so bad I thought they were going to beat each other,” former pro Jaime Fillol told the New York Post. The talented twosome happily settled their differences and reunited as a doubles team in 2001 and captured their second Grand Slam crown together at the 2002 Australian Open.

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:56 AM
What a bizarre comment to make "...I am the Queen..." And for Anna throwing a trophy, something she has so little of, just strange.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:58 AM
At these exhibitions they give the players flowers and trophies, then they go into the locker and throw it around.

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:02 AM
Mmmm... seems to be the case, wouldn't mind seeing what happens after the Korean exhibition between Davenport and Sharapova... could be WWIII

Sally Struthers
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:10 AM
Who: Martina Hingis versus Anna Kournikova
When: During and after an exhibition match in Santiago, Chile (won by Kournikova, 6–4, 6–4), on November 28, 2000
What went down: After a dispute over a line call, Hingis made Kournikova cry on the court, declaring, “Do you think you are the queen? Because I am the real queen!” In the locker room, the players threw trophies and vases of flowers at each other.


“Martina asked if I thought I was the queen—because the real queen was her,” Kournikova told the media. Later, in the clubhouse, Kournikova threw a crystal vase at Hingis that smashed on the floor. “It was so bad I thought they were going to beat each other,” former pro Jaime Fillol told the New York Post. The talented twosome happily settled their differences and reunited as a doubles team in 2001 and captured their second Grand Slam crown together at the 2002 Australian Open.

Martina! :hearts: :haha: :worship:

Sally Struthers
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:11 AM
Mmmm... seems to be the case, wouldn't mind seeing what happens after the Korean exhibition between Davenport and Sharapova... could be WWIII

Lindsay despite her cool demure has a temper. Sparks could fly. She doesn't put up with any shit :lol:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:15 AM
Yeah... any woman that's over 6' would make anyone back down. Yeah... I totally agree

Wiggly
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:30 AM
hantuchova and serena williams,at LA this year daniela said''she shouldered me at the change overs.serena said hantuchova said some racist comment to her.Also dementieva and pierce after the cold hand-shake of the usopen in 2005!

I read MANY articles about that match and I NEVER read "racist comment".

LindsayRulz
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:41 AM
Mmmm... seems to be the case, wouldn't mind seeing what happens after the Korean exhibition between Davenport and Sharapova... could be WWIII

LOL

pooh14
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:44 AM
first of all, it was nothing but arrogance of hingis to make that remark.
but, did ana just cry because of the comment? if she did because of that comment, then she was silly. and to throw vase after that is even more silly. fortunately hingis avoided, else it would be major major news.

but anyway, 2 kids out there.....it shows, though they may appear mature, they are actually immature.

Brooklyn90
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:49 AM
Serena vs. Hingis
Serena vs. Dani
Serena vs. Jelena

Davenport vs. Mauresmo

metamorpha
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:15 AM
Serena, Hingis, Capriati and Myskina. They're the most arrogant out there :help: :lol:

Sharapova, Jankovic, Stevenson are nothing compared to them.

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:24 AM
Justine can get arrogant at times too. A lot of what Anastasia says is tongue in cheek, similar to that of Marat Safin.

Although I don't defend what she says, it makes me laugh most times

hdfb
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:31 AM
Spirlea and Venus at the US Open SF 1997. :lol:

Anna Kournikova and Patty Schynder as well!!! Patty asked Anna to partner in doubles and Anna said she was too good for her. :lol:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Oh gosh... if only Anna had the knowledge of what would become of Schnyder... being a permanent fixture in the top ten.

All due credits to Anna, she had to have some sort of pride in something... maybe that was doubles.

hdfb
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Who: Martina Hingis versus Anna Kournikova
When: During and after an exhibition match in Santiago, Chile (won by Kournikova, 6–4, 6–4), on November 28, 2000
What went down: After a dispute over a line call, Hingis made Kournikova cry on the court, declaring, “Do you think you are the queen? Because I am the real queen!” In the locker room, the players threw trophies and vases of flowers at each other.


“Martina asked if I thought I was the queen—because the real queen was her,” Kournikova told the media. Later, in the clubhouse, Kournikova threw a crystal vase at Hingis that smashed on the floor. “It was so bad I thought they were going to beat each other,” former pro Jaime Fillol told the New York Post. The talented twosome happily settled their differences and reunited as a doubles team in 2001 and captured their second Grand Slam crown together at the 2002 Australian Open.

I'd pay good money to see that. :haha:

rockstar
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:41 AM
almost everything is around serena, she's such a diva :p

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 02:42 AM
I'd pay good money to have seen Steffi rip it up Martina at the 99 French for her unsportsmanly like behaviour. Would have been good to Steffi walk over to her and tell her "wake up to yourself!"

DutchieGirl
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:06 AM
Spirlea and Venus at the US Open SF 1997. :lol:

Anna Kournikova and Patty Schynder as well!!! Patty asked Anna to partner in doubles and Anna said she was too good for her. :lol:

Yeah, and look at their careers now (tennis wise). :hehehe:

(I like both girls so...). ;)

DutchieGirl
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:07 AM
Oh gosh... if only Anna had the knowledge of what would become of Schnyder... being a permanent fixture in the top ten.

All due credits to Anna, she had to have some sort of pride in something... maybe that was doubles.

Pride in what? Turning down a top player to play doubles with? :lol: Patty's not bad at doubles either.

barmaid
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:54 AM
The "catfight" :devil: Martina and Anna had has been embellished over the years I think:lol: ...who knows what actually happened in the lockerroom:confused: however I do know that a reporter asked Martina onetime about the rivalry between she and Anna...."What rivalry, said Hingis..."I win all the time"!:bounce: :lol: :hearts: :kiss: :tape: :lol:


barmaid:wavey:

metamorpha
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:25 AM
Luckily, it's just flowers and a vase, the real cat fight didn't happen. Otherwise, I didn't know what Martina's hair would have become.

hingisGOAT
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:41 AM
if someone could please explain the dislike between schiavone & bovina :)

i remember petrova making a really rude comment about coetzer, saying she couldn't believe she was a top 10 player.

and, a few years back, didn't carlos rodriguez claim that the williams sisters bullied henin in the USO locker room? 2001 or 2002 maybe?

DutchieGirl
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:44 AM
Petrova made a rude comment about Coetzer? :scratch: I'm really wondering about that, coz Amanda used to be my fave player and I don't remember Nadia saying anything like that... (if she had I'd probably dislike her now). ;)

metamorpha
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:45 AM
Henin was bullied by the black sista? :lol: :haha: :help:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:02 AM
You could have a been a lil more diplomatic

Mitch01
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:27 AM
Petrova made a rude comment about Coetzer? :scratch: I'm really wondering about that, coz Amanda used to be my fave player and I don't remember Nadia saying anything like that... (if she had I'd probably dislike her now). ;)


If I recall correctly, Amanda won a close match on clay by doing what she did best - just getting to every ball, spitting it back and frustrating her opponent. Nadia was pissed about all the moonballs and said something along the lines of someone who played like that didn't deserve to be in the top 10.

Slumpsova
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:56 AM
If I recall correctly, Amanda won a close match on clay by doing what she did best - just getting to every ball, spitting it back and frustrating her opponent. Nadia was pissed about all the moonballs and said something along the lines of someone who played like that didn't deserve to be in the top 10.
that was correct. she complaint about Coetzer's moonballs.

hdfb
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:59 AM
If I recall correctly, Amanda won a close match on clay by doing what she did best - just getting to every ball, spitting it back and frustrating her opponent. Nadia was pissed about all the moonballs and said something along the lines of someone who played like that didn't deserve to be in the top 10.

spot on.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:07 AM
if someone could please explain the dislike between schiavone & bovina :)

i remember petrova making a really rude comment about coetzer, saying she couldn't believe she was a top 10 player.

and, a few years back, didn't carlos rodriguez claim that the williams sisters bullied henin in the USO locker room? 2001 or 2002 maybe?SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Seventh-seeded Elena Bovina lost to Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-1, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the State Farm Women's Tennis Classic.

It was Schiavone's first victory over the Russian teenager in four meetings.

"I'm obviously disappointed to lose in the first round, but I think I just made too many unforced errors," Bovina said.

In other action, sixth-seeded Eleni Daniilidou defeated Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-2, 6-3. Daniilidou broke Zvonareva three times in each set and needed only 52 minutes to improve her 2003 singles record to 13-4.

"On the important points, I was exactly there today," Daniilidou said. "The first round is always the toughest. It was windy; you can really feel it on the court."

Bovina beat Schiavone in three sets at Indian Wells in 2001 and twice in straight sets last year -- at Los Angeles and the U.S. Open.

This time, she shook off a poor first set to break Schiavone in the first game of the second on the way to a 3-1 lead. After Schiavone won twice to tie it, Bovina broke back, taking the game with a tough drop shot.

But the Italian regained her composure and won the last three games when Bovina double-faulted at the end of the eighth and returned a short backhand into the net on match point.

"She was playing better," Schiavone said about the second set. "She played worse in the first set. At the end she tried to do what she can do, but it was too late. I was there like an animal to kill her."

tennisbear7
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:22 AM
^ :haha:

:lol:

Well, I think that when Schiavone and Bovina finished their match, Shiavone shook Bovina's hand and wouldn't let go. :haha::lol:

Slumpsova
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:24 AM
"I was there like an animal to kill her."
:haha:
Fran :yeah:

Mina Vagante
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:56 PM
i'd ove there to be an arguemnt with serena and JHH then serena beats her 6-0 6-0

alelysafina
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:04 PM
"She was playing better," Schiavone said about the second set. "She played worse in the first set. At the end she tried to do what she can do, but it was too late. I was there like an animal to kill her."

:haha: :haha: :haha:!!!!

-sugi-
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Fran :haha:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:12 PM
i'd ove there to be an arguemnt with serena and JHH then serena beats her 6-0 6-0

The funny the thing is, that there already has been... and no, Serena didn't win.

The match in question was the 03 French Open semis. The whole hand incident... do you recall now?

Mina Vagante
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:19 PM
The funny the thing is, that there already has been... and no, Serena didn't win.

The match in question was the 03 French Open semis. The whole hand incident... do you recall now?

do i recall? i didnt forget it:confused: . i was just saying that i want there to be an arguement then serena wins 6-0 6-0

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:39 PM
Yes that would be a sight to marvel. I can't really recall such an event between two high-class players having a remarkbly lop-sided match... other than that 04 French open Final... but to what degree are those two players "highclass"?

I agree with you.

gmak
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:43 PM
nothing tops the Lindsay/Anna bitchfight from Amelia Island 1998

Kournikova had beaten Lindsay in Miami a few weeks earlier, but was beaten in straight sets in the quarters...

at the press conference she said that Lindsay's serve and groundstrokes are nothing special :tape: and that there are other players who hit harder like Lucic...

Lindsay's response: "She can say whatever she wants, the point is i'm in the semis and she's at the hotel packing" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :worship: :worship:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Nasty. Lindsay was somewhat of the thorn in not only Martina's side, but also in Anna side too... intersting.

matthias
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:37 PM
Venus and Spirlea

samn
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Pam Shriver versus Tracy Austin: These two had a long history dating back to their days as junior players when Austin almost always beat Shriver. The first time they spoke to each other set the tone for their future relationship. Shriver was playing cards with a fellow junior player when she heard Austin's pipsqueak voice calling one of her moves "really stupid". Pammy, never one to take the high road, turned to Austin and replied, "Shut up or I'll step on you."

Their mutual dislike of each other got progressively worse over the years and then culminated in a very public incident following Austin's quarter-final win over Shriver in the 1981 Canadian Open. Shriver, frustrated at losing to her arch rival, was ticked off by Austin's celebration of her win, and when they shook hands at the net, Maryland's pride and joy decided that Austin would really enjoy being called a "fucking asshole". Austin, who led a very sheltered life as a young tennis pro, was taken aback by Shriver's abuse, but before she could compose herself, Shriver let forth another stream of obsenities, calling Austin, among other things, a bitch. As a result, Austin left the court in tears, but recovered just in time to repeat what Shriver had told her to the press. Of course Little Miss Tracy in her Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm outfits couldn't bring herself to say those "bad words" out loud, so she reportedly said stuff like: "She called me a four letter word", and "Then she called me another bad word beginning with b".

Tracy's mother, Jeanne Austin, then told her press that even her sons didn't use the sort of language Shriver had used. Pam's response to Jeanne Austin's remark? "Very sheltered boys, those Austins."

Pam Shriver versus Wendy Turnbull was another lowlight in Shriver's combative career. After losing to Turnbull in the 1984 US Open quarters, Shriver took it upon herself to announce to the media that Turnbull's win was bad for women's tennis because she (Shriver) would have been a better match for Martina Navratilova in the semis. Presumably Spam was trying hard not to remember the 6-2 6-1 thrashing Navratilova had given her in the 1983 US semis!

Parsley
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:52 PM
If I recall correctly, Amanda won a close match on clay by doing what she did best - just getting to every ball, spitting it back and frustrating her opponent. Nadia was pissed about all the moonballs and said something along the lines of someone who played like that didn't deserve to be in the top 10.

:rollseyes:

Nadia... Nadia... How many strange things do you have to do turn everyone off your game.

Parsley
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:54 PM
Mary isn't in good terms with Conchita.

The dislike between Mary and Elena is also well known.

tennisfan5
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Not necessarily a "bitchfight", but basically any Hingis quote from the late 90's is bitchy...:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Before a match with Lindsay in '97: "OK, do you want to get broken first or do you want to let me hold?"

On frequent comparisons to Tiger Woods: "It's all the time, 'Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods.' I am better than he is. I've been on top longer and I am younger. I'm just better."

On beating Monica for the fifth straight time: "I don't know actually how I won this match. Maybe because I always beat her."

This famous one:

"I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports."

Responding in a 1999 press conference on why she terminated her doubles partnership with Novotna, Hingis remarked, "She's old and slow."

Quote from '98: "Steffi has had some results in the past, but it's a faster, more athletic game now than when she played. She is old now. Her time has passed."

, Hingis stated in a press conference during the 1999 U.S. Open refering to the W sisters: "They always have big mouths. They always talk a lot. It's happened before, so it's gonna happen again. I don't really worry about that." Serena Williams replied, "She's always been the type of person who just says things and just speaks her mind. I guess that has a little bit to do with not having a formal education." Rowwwr

Blackbeat
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:17 PM
Serena and Jankovic :lol: I'm sure they probably don't hate each other, but you could just feel the tension between them in L.A this year :lol: And Serena looked like she was gonna pounce on Jelena :lol: At the end of a service game, Jelena hit some balls down to the other end but hit Serena :haha: So Serena just stood there staring at her. :scared:
Then Serena directed a smash really close to Jelena and they were staring at each other :lol:

any video?? :p

Sally Struthers
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Pam Shriver versus Tracy Austin: These two had a long history dating back to their days as junior players when Austin almost always beat Shriver. The first time they spoke to each other set the tone for their future relationship. Shriver was playing cards with a fellow junior player when she heard Austin's pipsqueak voice calling one of her moves "really stupid". Pammy, never one to take the high road, turned to Austin and replied, "Shut up or I'll step on you."

Their mutual dislike of each other got progressively worse over the years and then culminated in a very public incident following Austin's quarter-final win over Shriver in the 1981 Canadian Open. Shriver, frustrated at losing to her arch rival, was ticked off by Austin's celebration of her win, and when they shook hands at the net, Maryland's pride and joy decided that Austin would really enjoy being called a "fucking asshole". Austin, who led a very sheltered life as a young tennis pro, was taken aback by Shriver's abuse, but before she could compose herself, Shriver let forth another stream of obsenities, calling Austin, among other things, a bitch. As a result, Austin left the court in tears, but recovered just in time to repeat what Shriver had told her to the press. Of course Little Miss Tracy in her Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm outfits couldn't bring herself to say those "bad words" out loud, so she reportedly said stuff like: "She called me a four letter word", and "Then she called me another bad word beginning with b".

Tracy's mother, Jeanne Austin, then told her press that even her sons didn't use the sort of language Shriver had used. Pam's response to Jeanne Austin's remark? "Very sheltered boys, those Austins."

Pam Shriver versus Wendy Turnbull was another lowlight in Shriver's combative career. After losing to Turnbull in the 1984 US Open quarters, Shriver took it upon herself to announce to the media that Turnbull's win was bad for women's tennis because she (Shriver) would have been a better match for Martina Navratilova in the semis. Presumably Spam was trying hard not to remember the 6-2 6-1 thrashing Navratilova had given her in the 1983 US semis!

Pam! :o :haha: :hearts: :worship:

CanIGetAWhat
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:21 PM
"So Long, Jana, You’re Too Old and Slow"

By Malcolm Folley


Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has been dumped by her doubles partner, Martina Hingis, because the teenage world no. 1 says she is "too old and too slow". The scathing insult was delivered by Hingis as she explained why she was establishing a new, permanent partnership with Russian cover girl Anna Kournikova.

Novotna could scarcely believe her ears when she confronted Hingis over locker-room rumours that their highly profitable liaison was over. "Martina said she had been meaning to talk to me", said Novotna. "Then she told me 'I don’t want to play doubles with you anymore because you are getting old and slow'." :tape:

Although 30, Novotna is recognised as one of the fittest players in the game. Last year she won the doubles at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open with Hingis, so how did she react to being brusquely sidelined? "I told Martina 'You’re too young and stupid'...no, just kidding", she joked, before adding more acidly: "I really can’t wait to show Martina how old and how slow I am when we next play doubles."

Novotna, ranked No 2 in doubles has struck up a new alliance with Natasha Zvereva, the No. 1. "You might assume I’ll be out for revenge", said the Czech. "Martina can do what she likes but she knows we had a commitment for the year and I was annoyed by the way she handles things."

Her postscript carried a sting born of experience. "Perhaps", suggested Novotna, "Martina feels Anna won’t always be in the later stages of major championships and she will be young and fresh for the doubles!"

Slumpsova
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:27 PM
Not necessarily a "bitchfight", but basically any Hingis quote from the late 90's is bitchy...:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Before a match with Lindsay in '97: "OK, do you want to get broken first or do you want to let me hold?"

On frequent comparisons to Tiger Woods: "It's all the time, 'Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods.' I am better than he is. I've been on top longer and I am younger. I'm just better."

On beating Monica for the fifth straight time: "I don't know actually how I won this match. Maybe because I always beat her."

This famous one:

"I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports."

Responding in a 1999 press conference on why she terminated her doubles partnership with Novotna, Hingis remarked, "She's old and slow."

Quote from '98: "Steffi has had some results in the past, but it's a faster, more athletic game now than when she played. She is old now. Her time has passed."

, Hingis stated in a press conference during the 1999 U.S. Open refering to the W sisters: "They always have big mouths. They always talk a lot. It's happened before, so it's gonna happen again. I don't really worry about that." Serena Williams replied, "She's always been the type of person who just says things and just speaks her mind. I guess that has a little bit to do with not having a formal education." Rowwwr
ouch ! :tape:

Slumpsova
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:30 PM
oh my god. Martina was such a bitch back in those years. i wish some player slapped her in the face.

~Kiera~
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:34 PM
any video?? :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuMg9eg0yuM :)

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:37 PM
I think that she was just competitve. I still think that she's that way, but through bad experiecnces she has managed to hide it better.

The Daviator
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:43 PM
nothing tops the Lindsay/Anna bitchfight from Amelia Island 1998

Kournikova had beaten Lindsay in Miami a few weeks earlier, but was beaten in straight sets in the quarters...

at the press conference she said that Lindsay's serve and groundstrokes are nothing special :tape: and that there are other players who hit harder like Lucic...

Lindsay's response: "She can say whatever she wants, the point is i'm in the semis and she's at the hotel packing" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :worship: :worship:

Lindsay :lol: :yeah:

The Daviator
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:44 PM
Not necessarily a "bitchfight", but basically any Hingis quote from the late 90's is bitchy...:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Before a match with Lindsay in '97: "OK, do you want to get broken first or do you want to let me hold?"

On frequent comparisons to Tiger Woods: "It's all the time, 'Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods.' I am better than he is. I've been on top longer and I am younger. I'm just better."

On beating Monica for the fifth straight time: "I don't know actually how I won this match. Maybe because I always beat her."

This famous one:

"I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports."

Responding in a 1999 press conference on why she terminated her doubles partnership with Novotna, Hingis remarked, "She's old and slow."

Quote from '98: "Steffi has had some results in the past, but it's a faster, more athletic game now than when she played. She is old now. Her time has passed."

, Hingis stated in a press conference during the 1999 U.S. Open refering to the W sisters: "They always have big mouths. They always talk a lot. It's happened before, so it's gonna happen again. I don't really worry about that." Serena Williams replied, "She's always been the type of person who just says things and just speaks her mind. I guess that has a little bit to do with not having a formal education." Rowwwr

Serena! :haha::rolls::spit: God I love her :lol:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuMg9eg0yuM :)

That was horrible to watch. Especially when Serena tried to bail Jelena up at the net.

CanIGetAWhat
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Mauresmo speaks of lesbian relationship as coach rips Hingis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Martina Hingis and Amelie Mauresmo shook hands frostily at the end of their Australian Open final, barely looking at each other and skipping the traditional peck on each cheek.

The tension between them had nothing to do with the way Hingis won her third straight Australian title Saturday, 6-2, 6-3, or the way Mauresmo fought back at the end before yielding on the seventh match point.

Rather, it was about a comment Hingis was reported to have made -- and which she denied -- about the 19-year-old Mauresmo's openly lesbian relationship over the past year with another Frenchwoman.

Mauresmo is the first player on the women's tour since Martina Navratilova to talk publicly about being a lesbian. She said she moved to Saint Tropez last year to live with girlfriend Sylvie Bourdon, 31, who cheered her from the players' box at the Australian Open this week.

"At last, I'm clear in my head, clear in my mind, clear in my life, and it shows in my tennis," Mauresmo said in speaking of her decision to be open about her life with Bourdon.

Bourdon said it was "absolutely natural" for them to be open, rather than hide anything.

"We both said, 'Let's go,' and I think it's much better that way," Bourdon said. "It makes life simpler. ... Acknowledging this relationship makes her stronger in her own life and on the court."

And Mauresmo had to be strong to deal with what happened in the two days leading up to the final.

Hingis was asked after the semifinals about the difference between Mauresmo now and when they played last year in a Federation Cup match.

"She's herewith her girlfriend. She's half a man," Hingis was reported to have said in German. :tape:

On the same day, Lindsay Davenport said she thought at times she was playing against a man in her loss to Mauresmo.

The remarks by Hingis and Davenport were widely reported in the press and on television.

While Hingis denied the "half a man" comment, Davenport angrily insisted the next day that she was referring only to Mauresmo's muscular play, especially the way she slugged one-handed topspin backhands unlike other women.

After the final, Hingis said she had "nothing to apologize for," and refused to talk about the issue. :tape:

Mauresmo sought to brush aside the situation, saying that "all that has been happening these past days is a little stupid. Both of them apologized, so I don't want to talk about it anymore."

But Mauresmo's coach, Christophe Fournerie, insisted there was much more to it than that.

"I'd like to make a distinction between Davenport, who not only apologized but also wrote a personal note to Amelie, and Hingis' behavior, which was disappointing," Fournerie said. "And I can tell you that Amelie told her that on the court today."

Davenport was disappointed because she felt what she said had been taken out of context, Fournerie said. That wasn't the case with Hingis, he said.

"In fact, she said that Amelie was half a man because she lived with a woman, and that's not acceptable," Fournerie said. "It would be better if she reflected a little before speaking. Maybe it's because she's still very young but, after all, she's got certain responsibilities given the position she holds in the world of tennis."

Fournerie said Davenport sent "a very heartfelt note," saying how sad she was, and "Amelie was delighted with it."

"But there was nothing from Hingis," he said. "Even this morning, nothing. ... Maybe it got Amelie up a little more for the match. It hurt her, but it motivated her as well. It would hurt anybody, and it's just unacceptable to make that kind of statement."

Bourdon, who runs a restaurant in Saint Tropez, on the French Riviera, said she met Mauresmo last year through a mutual friend, former French player Isabelle Demongeot.

"Things happened very quickly," Bourdon said. "It was like lightning striking, love at first sight. Our relationship arrived at a key moment in her life.

"A balanced love life obviously brings positive things into anybody's life. A champion isn't two people, she's one. When you're confident in your private life, that confidence spills over onto the court."

The relationship, Mauresmo said, has strained her relationship with her family.

"I'm not close to my parents," she said.

Former player Pam Shriver, now a television commentator, said Mauresmo has been uninhibited in embracing Bourdon around the tournament.

"Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King would probably have liked to have been so open," Shriver said. "Times have moved on since Martina, and it's a pretty liberal world now, although there are still some conservative people around."

monster
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:05 PM
What about Myskina and Jankovic. I think it was at The Championships that Myskina called her weird and said all she worried about was the way she looked.

Anyone know what Amelie and Hignis's relationship is like now? It would be very big of Amelie to have forgiven Hignis' vulgar remarks she made at the Oz Open in 99.

Didn't Dementieva say sghe was appauled by Kuznetsiova after the Belgan 'drug' scandal in 04?

Isn't Emmanualle Gagliardi not talking toSchnder affter Schnyder choose Casanova to partner her at the 04 Olympics? They were very good friends prior to that.I think Emmanulae was very disappointed not only at Patty but the Swiss Tennis association after she had supported Fed Cup for so long.
I think the Jankovic and Ivanovic strained relationship is very much.

Bartoli and Kuzzie don't semt o get along. Junior rivals, Marion accussed Kuzzie of aiming the ball at her head in the recent Bali tourie- maybe more to it?

Iroda and Smashanova- I think the same thinkg- anna accused Iri of hitting the ball at her in the Vienna final- maybe it was '02?

Did Groenfeld and Muller/Shruff have a falling out?

Laura Granville made nasty remarks about amelie and her size a few years ago as well.

Nothing formal- but when I have seen Vivi or Poala play Likhovstea in singles- it was always very cold and frosty- again- maybe nothing and haven't read anything.

I wacthec Leanne Baler and Frannu Lbiani loose to Pratt and Daniilido I think it was at the Oz Open in 2005. Very comptetative, firy, playing always arguing about calls- hitting the ball at each other- at one stage, Pratt was complaioning to the umpire and Baker said "get on with it scrag".
Good one!

Helen Kelesi (who I loved but had fallings out with just about everyone) played a very very firery and abusiive math against Elise Burgin in Bridsbane- UI think '87. The reaosn why I remember it so much is that Kelesi was abusing the umpire, questioing every call. The one time Elise questioned a call Helen tsaid 'Shut up fat bitch'- Elisse was in tears. A bit like the kettle calling the pot black as Helen wasn't so slight. Needless to say, I was shokcked to see Elise and Helen team up in doubles over the next few years- I think they made it to a final as well.

I don;t think Maggie Maleva was a big fan of mary Pierce- she said on more than one occassion after beating Pierce that Mary always had an excuse when she lost

Former close knit French friends, Nansty Nalaie Tauziat, Julie hard-D, Sandrine Testud and Amelie had a falling out after Tauziat wriote a book claiming (not so much in these words) that,amongst other things:
Amelie was ungraceful the wa she came out
Halrd's husband was like a lap dog to her
That her doubles partner Alex Fusia cried to much & was too soft to be a good player
I can't remember what she said about Sandrine
Surpizingly Fusai stood by Tauziat & continued pklaying doubles with her.

Amelie, Sandrine and Julie then told the French Fed that they wouldn't play Fed Cup or Olympics with Tauziat in the team.
It is also rumoured that Sandrine went to Sydney Olympcs knwoing she couldn't play due to a rib injuryu but didn't tell the French Fed so when she withdrew from doubles with Julie, Amelie could take her place and Tauziat would miss out.
Tauziat ha also said (like in 91 or 92) she wouldn't play Fed Cup if the 'un french' pierce was choosen- needless to say, as soon as Mary hit the Top 10 this was retracted.

I think that is all I can remember at the moment!

frenchie
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:42 PM
:tape: :tape:
Where did you get that? I don't think they hate each other...

so you have never read Patty's interview to tennis magazine last year:rolleyes:

Slumpsova
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuMg9eg0yuM :)
what did they say at the net? i can't catch any words :shrug:

frenchie
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:52 PM
Petrova made a rude comment about Coetzer? :scratch: I'm really wondering about that, coz Amanda used to be my fave player and I don't remember Nadia saying anything like that... (if she had I'd probably dislike her now). ;)

Yep Nadia said that all Amanda could do was retrieving balls and that she shouldn't be in the top 10
That was at Amelia Island SF in 2001
Amanda won in 3 from memory;)

Wiggly
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:15 PM
Best thread EVER:devil:

CanIGetAWhat
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:46 PM
I believe this picture of Martina glaring speaks volumes. :tape: This is the 1999 Zurich championship ceremony. :tape:

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9548/zurichfin2nd1.jpg

Brooklyn90
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:54 PM
I believe this picture of Martina glaring speaks volumes. :tape: This is the 1999 Zurich championship ceremony. :tape:

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9548/zurichfin2nd1.jpg

:lol: :lol:

Brooklyn90
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:57 PM
Hinis vs. Serena War Of Words 1999
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3uY3wesJmQ

hdfb
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:04 PM
oooo I also remember Serena bagging the shit out of Martina's outfit where she had one long sleeve and one short sleeve.

FERLKE
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:26 PM
I believe this picture of Martina glaring speaks volumes. :tape: This is the 1999 Zurich championship ceremony. :tape:

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9548/zurichfin2nd1.jpg

:bigclap: :devil: :lol:

Sabatinifan
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Anyone remember in 96 Novotna and Sanchez Vicario got into a fight at the olympics, Novotna lost to ASV and then said something like she is more popular than Arantxa and yadda yadda, yet they still played some great dbs together after that but still kept fighting till 98.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:38 PM
I remember Myskina lost to Vaidisova and said that all she has is a serve.

"That wasn’t even a big match. The serve-and-volley was nothing today. It’s just my mistakes and, well, she served pretty well. That’s the only one thing she can do."

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Catfight! Myskina Disses Jankovic

http://www.protennisfan.com/images/myskina.jpg (http://tennis.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/myskina.jpg) This is a day late, but too funny to be missed.
"She's a really strange player," Myskina told reporters.
"Let's put it that way. She walks on the court. I don't think she really care about the way she plays. She cares more about how she looks. That was kind of strange. She was touching her hair, whatever, her skirt."

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:48 PM
Dementieva, 23, said that Sharapova was "not really Russian", while the French Open champion Anastasia Myskina, also 23, claimed that the cool Siberian's mentality was American. Myskina also cast doubt on whether Sharapova had ever been back to the country which she left 10 years ago.

QUEENLINDSAY
Nov 17th, 2006, 12:09 AM
fantastic thread!!!

WIMBLY2004
Nov 17th, 2006, 01:14 AM
Quote from '98: "Steffi has had some results in the past, but it's a faster, more athletic game now than when she played. She is old now. Her time has passed."

It's really ironic as these were addressed to Steffi who is arguably the fastest and most athletic player of all time by Hingis who is well known for not being athletic enough :lol:

~Kiera~
Nov 17th, 2006, 01:32 AM
what did they say at the net? i can't catch any words :shrug:

Serena asks something along the lines of why did you hit those balls at me and Jelena says she's sorry, she didn't mean to. After that, I can't make much of anything out.

Jelena said after the match though (to paraphrase) that Serena had told her at the net that she was a nice girl and she knew that she wasn't intending to hit her.

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 17th, 2006, 01:36 AM
:eek: There are more BitchFights on WTA WORLD then on the WTA T0UR! :spit:

mykarma
Nov 17th, 2006, 01:39 AM
WELL... Capriati for one has a disdain for the Williams sisters. Capriati has also had run-ins of soughts with Monica Seles.

Hingis and Kournikova had a massive bitch fight on court once... televised and all.

I once recall Venus shoving another player on the change overs against Irina Sperilea or something like at the US open semis or quarters way back in 97.

Myskina once yelled at Yuri Sharapov during the YEC 04 for coaching Maria during a match. Justines given him similar... except just dirty looks at the AO this year.

It's a known fact that Maria and Anastasia just don't talk... the Elena D one is debatable.

More recently, Elena Vesnina and Anna Chakvetadze's fathers were embroiled over a tennis court agains Aravane Rezai's father. A bit pushy and shovey.
Hingis called Amelie a 'man' once, back in 99'.
Your recollection is a little off. Irina shoved Venus and Venus kiced her butt on the court.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 17th, 2006, 01:56 AM
Mmmm... seems to be the case, wouldn't mind seeing what happens after the Korean exhibition between Davenport and Sharapova... could be WWIII

Don't worry Sharapova fans... Yuri and Roddick will fight on behalf of her :devil:

Wiggly
Nov 17th, 2006, 01:59 AM
I want Myskina and Yuri to play against each others.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 17th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Yes that would be a sight to marvel. I can't really recall such an event between two high-class players having a remarkbly lop-sided match... other than that 04 French open Final... but to what degree are those two players "highclass"?

I agree with you.

:spit:

Which match were you watching that day? The Doubles?

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 17th, 2006, 02:13 AM
"She's herewith her girlfriend. She's half a man," Hingis was reported to have said in German. :tape:



Ah...the infamous "half-a-man" quote...

Does anyone know whether Amelie is still upset / angry over Martina over that?

rhz
Nov 17th, 2006, 07:44 AM
No one mentioned about Schnyder vs Martinez bitchfight!

Kunal
Nov 17th, 2006, 08:19 AM
i think kim and justine is legit for this thread,......


justine rubs kim the wrong way

MyskinaManiac
Nov 17th, 2006, 10:10 AM
:spit:

Which match were you watching that day? The Doubles?

Not sure if you're trying to be sarcastic, you don't seem to pull it off all that successfully.

I stated: "Two high-class players"

I don't know about you, but there's more than two players on a doubles court.

Lastly, if you're refering to that fact that it was a good match... then you've got you head in the sand... Myskina absolutely dominated Elena D in every aspect.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 17th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Not sure if you're trying to be sarcastic, you don't seem to pull it off all that successfully.

You're mistaken. I wasn't trying to be sarcastic. ;)

The words were quite misleading... it should be like this...

I can't really recall such an event between two high-class players having a remarkbly lop-sided match, other than that 04 French open Final - to what degree are those two players "highclass"?

It would make others understand easier :lol:
Sorry about that post earlier :wavey:

MyskinaManiac
Nov 17th, 2006, 11:18 AM
"I can't really recall such an event between two high-class players having a remarkably lop-sided match... other than that 04 French open Final... but to what degree are those two players "high-class"?"

The presence of "..." almost insinuating "etc." Also it's an informal post, almost like I was saying it - not writing a thesis. I have no idea why, but I've been questioned on my writing style on here previously. It baffles me because A. English is my first language and B. I'm an English teacher.

If you ask me, I thought my post was rather self-explanatory; the former can't be said for your reply. I'm still scratching my head as to what you meant, of which you're yet to explain.

liuxuan
Nov 17th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Your recollection is a little off. Irina shoved Venus and Venus kiced her butt on the court.


'she thinks shes the fucking Venus Williams!' :lol: :lol:

I remember like, at wimbledon years ago apparently some french girl called Anne something had a spat with alexndra stevenson, and apparently turned up at Alex's practise court with a male hitting partner and said, 'right, lets get the black biotch!'

according to alex's mum anyways:p

John.
Nov 17th, 2006, 02:46 PM
'she thinks shes the fucking Venus Williams!' :lol: :lol:

I remember like, at wimbledon years ago apparently some french girl called Anne something had a spat with alexndra stevenson, and apparently turned up at Alex's practise court with a male hitting partner and said, 'right, lets get the black biotch!'

according to alex's mum anyways:p

Anna Gaelle Sidot if I am not mistaken

Coffee&TV
Nov 17th, 2006, 03:06 PM
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9548/zurichfin2nd1.jpg

Im beginning to like Marti.. :lol: If that look could kill..

rockstar
Nov 17th, 2006, 03:36 PM
'she thinks shes the fucking Venus Williams!' :lol: :lol:

I remember like, at wimbledon years ago apparently some french girl called Anne something had a spat with alexndra stevenson, and apparently turned up at Alex's practise court with a male hitting partner and said, 'right, lets get the black biotch!'

according to alex's mum anyways:p

i thought bio-tch is a bitch who had plastic surgery :p

MyskinaManiac
Nov 17th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Biatch maybe?

goldenlox
Nov 17th, 2006, 05:58 PM
No one mentioned about Schnyder vs Martinez bitchfight!
Conchita Martínez d. Patty Schnyder 64 63

Semifinals, Charleston (USA)

http://i.cnn.net/si/2004/writers/jon_wertheim/04/19/0419.mailbag/p1_schnyder_all.jpg

Patty Schnyder refused to handshake with Conchita Martinez.



Martinez Survives Swiss Dis To Reach Family Circle Cup Final

By Brad Falkner
04/18/2004

The finale of the Family Circle Cup semifinal between Conchita Martinez and Patty Schnyder resembled a family feud. A contentious clash between clay-court veterans featured long games and head games, stares and glares and gamesmanship on both sides.


The match ended with Martinez scoring a 6-4, 6-3 victory, but the bad blood was just beginning to boil over as Schnyder turned the post-match hand shake into a hand fake — the ultimate Swiss Dis.

On match point, Martinez hit a forehand winner then celebrated by pumping both fists and unleashing a pelvic thrust reminiscent of the young Elvis in concert.

The Swiss stylist approached the net with her hand extended. The 16th-seeded Martinez leaned forward to shake hands and it was then that Schnyder showed her sleight of hand skills by suddenly pulling her hand back and leaving Martinez grasping for air. Instead of giving Martinez her hand, Schnyder gave the stunned Spaniard a piece of her mind.

On court observers heard one woman call the other “a bitch” as each took the other to task for what both believed was gamesmanship during the match.

"She didn’t shake my hand at the end. (It was) just what you saw," Martinez told the media after the match. " I’m open about it. I mean, I have no hard feelings. Obviously I don’t know what her problems were. We’re not the best of friends, but we’ve never had a problem. I’m surprised, and like I said, she’s gotta live with it. I’m happy I’m in the finals, and that’s all that counts for me."

In Sunday’s final, Martinez meets fourth-seeded Venus Williams, who ended Jelena Kostanic’s Cinderella run with a 6-4, 6-1 win in the first semifinal.

The 11th-seeded Schnyder said she resorted to the hand fake as a tactical ploy similar to the drop shot — she wanted to lure Martinez to the net so she could unload on her.

"I just wanted to look at her. I just wanted to stare into her eyes and say what I wanted to say to her," Schnyder said. "So I have to have the hand before and then I took it away."

Following the fake, Schnyder packed her racquet bag and stormed off the court. The Charleston crowd, which had been impartial in supporting both women for much of the match, booed loudly as Schnyder departed. Moments later, Martinez hit a few balls into the crowd then walked to the middle of the court and raised her index figure in the air as a gesture of triumph and the crowd exploded in a resounding roar.

It may not have been the gesture — or finger — she had in mind for Schnyder.

The Australian Open semifinalist said she was surprised by the crowd reaction.

"I like their (fans) support, but I don’t understand why they support a face like Martinez, who’s showing no respect to the umpires, to the ball kids," Schnyder said. "I don’t understand the crowd up there."

In their post-match press conferences each player pointed the finger at the other for the gamesmanship.

Blasting her opponent for "nasty play" Schnyder suggested Martinez was taking too long between points, behaving badly on court and openly disrespectful to the ball kids and the chair umpire.

" I don’t like (it). I mean she’s showing no respect to the ball person," a composed Schnyder said after the match. "She’s like walking around between first and second serves, letting everybody wait. I don’t think it’s the way you should behave, and especially she has such a great career. Why does she need it? I don’t understand why she’s doing it?"

A match that offered multiple momentum shifts began with Schnyder breaking serve. At two-all, the gamesmanship began. Martinez hit a forehand winner and Schynder responded by picking up the ball and putting it in her skirt pocket.
In keeping with a common superstition among many players is to use the same ball they just won the point with, Martinez, who was serving, wanted the ball back, but Schnyder didn’t want to give it up. Later in the same game, Martinez hit a drop shot winner and Schnyder picked up the ball and slammed it into the stands. The game was crucial to the first set as Martinez withstood seven deuce points to hold serve for a 3-2 lead.

The former Wimbledon winner broke in the sixth game to stretch her lead to 4-2. Martinez served for the set at 5-3 and was broken, but broke back to seal the first set.

"Yeah, there were some things today that they weren’t really nice, like you know how I like the ball when I win the point, and she held it obviously on purpose, and you know, I don’t really understand, but oh, well, that her choice," Martinez said.

Schnyder suggested she withheld the ball to retaliate for Martinez taking too long between points in what Schnyder believed was a deliberate effort by the Spaniard to frustrate her and control the pace of play.

" I mean she does it to everybody, and I don’t think she needs it because she has a great game," Schnyder said. "She’s a great player, and I don’t understand why she’s doing this. With all other players you can have really good sportsmanship, and with her it’s nasty play, and I don’t think it should be on the court."

Defending her slower pace of play as being well within the rules, Martinez said she was simply following her regular routine and was not trying to intentionally rile Schnyder, though she certainly got the job done.

"I can do with those 20 seconds what ever I want, you know, and I have a routine," Martinez said. "I like to do that, not to bother anyone. I think that she was acting a little weird doing those things. I didn’t try to do anything to bother her. I do with those 20 seconds what ever I can to be focused on the next point."

The truth is when it comes to gamesmanship, both women own a top 10 ranking. Martinez’s methodical preparation between points has upset other opponents, who have privately questioned some of her injury time-outs as well. Schnyder has had issues with other players — most notably Anna Kournikova. Schnyder, who made no secret of her dislike for the Internet Icon, once pounded Kournikova with a ball at near point-blank range during a doubles match.

When it comes to mind games, these two know virtually every ploy in the book. Still, it is unusual to see two veterans so openly disrespectful to each other.

Asked about the possibility of a reconciliation, Martinez said that was up to Schnyder.

"It’s up to her. I’m open," Martinez said. "I’m not going to go and say (anything to her). I tried to say what is your problem after the match right after she left, but obviously she had a problem today. You gotta ask her."

One thing’s for sure: today’s tense match makes next weekend’s Fed Cup tie between Spain and Switzerland a grudge match when these two meet again. It makes that first-round Fed Cup match must-see TV and when’s the last time you could say that about Fed Cup?

LefandePatty
Nov 17th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Patty-Conchita :drool:

goldenlox
Nov 17th, 2006, 06:28 PM
FROM THE JPMORGAN CHASE OPEN IN LOS ANGELES/CARSON – Serena Williams was in good cheer after overcoming Meghann Shaughnessy 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals, but controversy continues to surround the prideful seven-time Grand Slam champion.

In a previously unreported incident from her three-set Thursday night victory over Daniela Hantuchova, the Slovak said that Williams bumped into her on purpose during a changeover early in the second set. A photographer sitting court side said that Williams also swore at Hantuchova.
"She always does that," Hantuchova told ********************. "She did say something to me on the next changeover, but I'm not sure what it was."
Serena was not available for comment.
Also on Thursday, Hantuchova accused Serena of faking an injury timeout, a charge that Serena denied.

QUEENLINDSAY
Nov 17th, 2006, 09:47 PM
I can confirm how disrespectful Martinez is with the ball boys. She throw the ball that was given to her anywhere is its the ball she wanted. Its like the ball boys are picking twice as much when conchita is the one playing.

MyskinaManiac
Nov 17th, 2006, 09:51 PM
She's merely working the economy.

The longer she takes, not to mention the longer the ballboys take, the more merchantdise, food, drinks and potential tickets are sold. It's science ;-)

rottweily
Nov 17th, 2006, 11:57 PM
Kim and Justine?



If there is a problem it's due to Lei Clijsters. That lying B*st*rd who never apologized.

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:44 PM
i now hate hingis:fiery:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 3rd, 2007, 04:16 PM
Jelena Janković and Ana Ivanović :rolleyes: :help:

Ballbasher
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:12 PM
I love all the bitchfights :lol:

BartoliBabes
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:14 PM
I recall an incident from Linz '03.. in a match between two fierce competitors.. Elena Bovina of Russia and Italian Schiavone.. there was a fierce showing of temper too! Schiavone was the one to get ratty though.. frustrated with the shrieks of the Russian.. the Italian showed her anger towards Bovina at the handshake.. and as Bovina politely shook her opponents hand Schiavone grasped tightly and tugged Bovina almost over the net.. shouting something along the lines of, 'you won't get away with this!' Bovina tried to pull away but Schiavone held on.. forcing Bovina to use her other hand to force her opponent off(supported by a look that said 'don't f**cking touch me!')
*witnessed on e'sport*
I have to say i was on Bovina's side here.. it's not like Schiavone doesn't grunt! .lol. Her screams can be comical at times..

perseus2006
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:19 PM
Just read the whole thread: To summarize:

Hingis is the Bitch Queen! A mouth as acrid as the floor of a chicken coop.

Serena, shriver and Nastya are also rans, but minor in comparison.

No one else is in the league.

Slumpsova
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:58 PM
Jelena Janković and Ana Ivanović :rolleyes: :help:
gimme some details :p

ViennaCalling
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:59 PM
"She was playing better," Schiavone said about the second set. "She played worse in the first set. At the end she tried to do what she can do, but it was too late. I was there like an animal to kill her."

:haha: Fran is so cool :kiss: :worship: :devil:

ViennaCalling
Jan 3rd, 2007, 06:02 PM
Not necessarily a "bitchfight", but basically any Hingis quote from the late 90's is bitchy...:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Before a match with Lindsay in '97: "OK, do you want to get broken first or do you want to let me hold?"

On frequent comparisons to Tiger Woods: "It's all the time, 'Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods.' I am better than he is. I've been on top longer and I am younger. I'm just better."

On beating Monica for the fifth straight time: "I don't know actually how I won this match. Maybe because I always beat her."

This famous one:

"I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports."

Responding in a 1999 press conference on why she terminated her doubles partnership with Novotna, Hingis remarked, "She's old and slow."

Quote from '98: "Steffi has had some results in the past, but it's a faster, more athletic game now than when she played. She is old now. Her time has passed."

, Hingis stated in a press conference during the 1999 U.S. Open refering to the W sisters: "They always have big mouths. They always talk a lot. It's happened before, so it's gonna happen again. I don't really worry about that." Serena Williams replied, "She's always been the type of person who just says things and just speaks her mind. I guess that has a little bit to do with not having a formal education." Rowwwr

Martina :rolleyes: :tape:

j_dementieva27
Jan 3rd, 2007, 06:43 PM
about dementieva/sharapova... i saw elena, maria, and momma vera at the us open last year (i went on a rained out day, saw very little tennis, but got a good position by the player's entrance)

elena and vera walked past, and then maria... and while elena was inside doing whatever players' business, maria and vera talked for a long time, then elena came out and joined in on the conversation before the dementievas left in a car, and maria entered the sme room elena was in

i don't think they hate each other, and i think a lot of the hate that is said is all just rumors

!<blocparty>!
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:09 PM
:haha: Classic thread. Martina's comment about Jana made me laugh the most - "too old and slow".

Someone tell me what happened between Beebee and Tranny at the net (I think it was at the Pilot Pen one year)... Tranny wouldn't let go of Beebee's hand or something?

I<3Myskina
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Jankovic and Kuzzie. US Open 2006 when Jankovic won, they came to shake hands, jankovic turned at the last moment as hit balls into the crowd while kuzzie went to sit down. they shook hands eventually. but i think jankovic was a bit rude.

AND

Nastya complained about Jankovic attitude at wimbledon 2006.

baleineau
Jan 3rd, 2007, 11:22 PM
Helen Kelesi (who I loved but had fallings out with just about everyone) played a very very firery and abusiive math against Elise Burgin in Bridsbane- UI think '87. The reaosn why I remember it so much is that Kelesi was abusing the umpire, questioing every call. The one time Elise questioned a call Helen tsaid 'Shut up fat bitch'- Elisse was in tears. A bit like the kettle calling the pot black as Helen wasn't so slight. Needless to say, I was shokcked to see Elise and Helen team up in doubles over the next few years- I think they made it to a final as well.

gotta love Helen :kiss:

kittyking
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:47 AM
Marina vrs Leanne is quite a bitch fight, I bet Marinas upset that Sachas injured and Ellen doesnt want to play doubles now (come fed cup time NZ may be represented in doubles by Leanne and Shona :lol: )

urock34
Jan 4th, 2007, 05:32 PM
has any one ever seen this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GNG7QL6jhw&NR

towards the end of the video navritilova says that she wants 2 play the williamses in dubs cuz they r not so great...

frenchie
Jan 4th, 2007, 05:47 PM
has any one ever seen this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GNG7QL6jhw&NR

towards the end of the video navritilova says that she wants 2 play the williamses in dubs cuz they r not so great...

LOL
they showed "the hand #1" too

Xian
Jan 4th, 2007, 06:49 PM
pretty everyone with Sandra Kleinova, the bitch of lower tournies

~Kiera~
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Jankovic and Kuzzie. US Open 2006 when Jankovic won, they came to shake hands, jankovic turned at the last moment as hit balls into the crowd while kuzzie went to sit down. they shook hands eventually. but i think jankovic was a bit rude.

Jelena was understandably excited to have beat Sveta. I don't think she meant any harm by what she did.

samsam4087
May 17th, 2008, 11:03 AM
Dementieva and Kuznetsova after Moscow 2004? :confused:

I think Dementieva only dislikes Sharapova after she loses. When she beat Sharapova in LA it was "She's an amazing fighter and I have so much respect for her." :spit:

:worship::worship::worship:

http://cdn-channels.netscape.com/cp/sports/pm/i/dementieva_2.jpg

BartoliBabes
May 17th, 2008, 11:53 AM
bartoli n golovin

BartoliBabes
May 17th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Jankovic and Kuzzie. US Open 2006 when Jankovic won, they came to shake hands, jankovic turned at the last moment as hit balls into the crowd while kuzzie went to sit down. they shook hands eventually. but i think jankovic was a bit rude.

AND

Nastya complained about Jankovic attitude at wimbledon 2006.

jelena done that to marion at the french last year too, except she got up to the net, then turned and made some stupid sign with her right hand towards her box. she was aware of what she was doing on both occasions

A Magicman
May 17th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Helen Kelesi (who I loved but had fallings out with just about everyone) played a very very firery and abusiive math against Elise Burgin in Bridsbane- UI think '87. The reaosn why I remember it so much is that Kelesi was abusing the umpire, questioing every call. The one time Elise questioned a call Helen tsaid 'Shut up fat bitch'- Elisse was in tears. A bit like the kettle calling the pot black as Helen wasn't so slight. Needless to say, I was shokcked to see Elise and Helen team up in doubles over the next few years- I think they made it to a final as well.




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Helen vs the Maleevas
Helen vs Seles (for being dumped in doubles after winning Rome)
Helen vs Gildemeister
Helen vs Shriver


Helen Kelesi against the world. :lol:

Too sad she had those brain tumors.

scandic78
Jul 1st, 2010, 11:31 PM
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Helen vs the Maleevas
Helen vs Seles (for being dumped in doubles after winning Rome)
Helen vs Gildemeister
Helen vs Shriver


Helen Kelesi against the world. :lol:

Too sad she had those brain tumors.

Helen Kelesi had beef with the Maleevas? That's strange as I thought Helenpartnered at least one of them in some doubles matches, Katerina I think :bounce:

Jankarenka
Jul 2nd, 2010, 03:15 AM
pretty everyone with Sandra Kleinova, the bitch of lower tournies

Can you explain please.