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alexia1huff
Oct 13th, 2007, 12:26 PM
I've noticed during in Porsche Open and now in Moscow that Serena has behaved differently lately, she's much more in your face, she roars a lot, her game doesn't seem to be as good at AO, she struggles a bit during the matches and seems to shout to pump herself up. Now she almost thrashed her racket. To me she looks constantly in mad mood and annoyed with her shots and this seems to bring her down even further (at least it seems to me that she lost again sveta last time because of her poor played, but also this behaviour). Seems to go with her fighting spirit, sports anger to another level.

To me she was always mentally stable and calm, but now she's a bit out of control. :( :confused:

Keaka
Oct 13th, 2007, 12:29 PM
I thought she mostly behaves like that.Just a bit dramatising, cause she wants it really much.

Beny
Oct 13th, 2007, 12:32 PM
I agree with you,the thread starter.

I think she is far from her best and she knows it. All shots she hits she could hit much better.She is simply not in form and not happy with her game..and she is less confident and therefore easier to beat :)

pigam
Oct 13th, 2007, 12:32 PM
over the last few years, she has often looked like that.
Very miscontented (sic?) (with herself?), and just looking annoyed.
Seeing as she's a very outgoing person, it's not surprising. However, I don't rememebr seeing her do it in 2001/2002/2003

alexia1huff
Oct 13th, 2007, 12:43 PM
yeah over dramatized like never before and so many of these one leg up shots . strange

homogenius
Oct 13th, 2007, 12:44 PM
I agree with you,the thread starter.

I think she is far from her best and she knows it. All shots she hits she could hit much better.She is simply not in form and not happy with her game..and she is less confident and therefore easier to beat :)

I agree.She was like that in FO and USO too.It was kinda sad too see her pumped her fist and yelling "come on" on each point against Sequera at FO.Very different than at AO.These days, when she's yelling "come on", it's kinda in a pathetic way and not in a conquering one.

tilliii
Oct 13th, 2007, 12:46 PM
i think it's rare for a champion to behave like that. i don't know what she wants to prove, everyone knows what she's capable of already. she seems really frustrated on the court and mouthing the word 'b!tch" to her opponents is just bizzare. maybe she has some anger issues.

tae04
Oct 13th, 2007, 12:54 PM
yawn

Cat123
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:12 PM
I don't like her, I never have. I think she generally has a bad attitude. but I can understand her frustrations at not playing her best and therefore getting more aggressive.

SV_Fan
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:28 PM
She wants it so badly.

supergrunt
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:30 PM
get over it. if you don't like her then don't watch her matches. :)

supergrunt
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:31 PM
Justine says allez after every point- df's even- and Maria!!! :rolleyes:

supergrunt
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:31 PM
Mauresmo does stupid flippity kicks

supergrunt
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:31 PM
Rafael Nadal?

barmaid
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Well Serena managed to win over Kuzy 7-6 and 6-1 so bottom line:worship: .....whatever she does to get that results she should continue doing it! Butt out its her game!:rolleyes:

barmaid:wavey:

Olórin
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:33 PM
I agree.She was like that in FO and USO too.It was kinda sad too see her pumped her fist and yelling "come on" on each point against Sequera at FO.Very different than at AO.These days, when she's yelling "come on", it's kinda in a pathetic way and not in a conquering one.

Yet she is still conquering more so than any other year since 2003 :yawn: Try again.

Anyway Pigam is right, she's done it a lot more 2005/6/7 than 2001/2/3. However, she was also doing it at the Australian Open which she won, and she was doing it when she won there in 2005, so I don't think there is a diret correlation between this and her level of play.

Kworb
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:36 PM
That's just Serena on court, like it's a war zone. Outside of tennis she is a very nice person. Just watch her on Punk'd.

FrchTwst
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:38 PM
IMO, its part of her game. If its going to intimidate the opponent, thats good strategy. I felt that she knew this was a default final. And she knew she could whoop Dementieva or Safina's butt in the final. So she was very motivated to win this round, when its actually Moscow her 2nd Tier 1 of the year

homogenius
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:38 PM
Yet she is still conquering more so than any other year since 2003 :yawn: Try again.

Anyway Pigam is right, she's done it a lot more 2005/6/7 than 2001/2/3. However, she was also doing it at the Australian Open which she won, and she was doing it when she won there in 2005, so I don't think there is a diret correlation between this and her level of play.

She was much more composed before.Now she does it each time she has a tight game or is struggling, even against lower ranked players.And i do think that her state of mind was very different in AO and Miami, than for the rest of the year.

taddict
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:43 PM
It's her motivation - leave her alone. All players have a way to motivate themselves and this is hers.

Olórin
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:50 PM
She was much more composed before.Now she does it each time she has a tight game or is struggling, even against lower ranked players.And i do think that her state of mind was very different in AO and Miami, than for the rest of the year.

At the AO she came two points from losing twice, yet she hasn't dropped a set yet in Moscow, so clearly she is just frustrated and just clawing away here :rolleyes:

While in the first part of her career -2003, she didn't "cmon" or shout as much. She still did, just watch her 2001 AO QF against Hingis if you want to see her pumped up, she also threw her racquet down quite a lot then as well, she muttered and sweared to herself quite a lot also; ("she mouthed "bitch" in the AO final when Venus served an ace :eek: ) whereas now she simply tends to be a little more exuberant than before and "cmon" and shout more. She's certainly not falling apart mentally in the way you would have us believe :lol:

jj74
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:19 PM
I think that is her way to motivate herself, and there are other ways far more annoying like Hewitt for example

Craigy
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:00 PM
It's very Serena?.

homogenius
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:02 PM
It's very Serena?.

How fit she was in this pic (sig).Impressive !!

LudwigDvorak
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Her game is terrible at the moment. If I were a pro and playing that'd bad I'd be yelling and telling myself to get it together as well...and she's still winning these matches, and will likely come off a Moscow champion tomorrow. It's kind of sad when Serena's at 0.000001% of her ability and still wins a TI, but that's REENA. :couple:

Lulu.
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:09 PM
She's winning so who gives a f*ck! :)

V-MAC
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:18 PM
I like fiery Serena. To me her behaviour is no worse than a Vaidisova who dramatically falls to her kness and hits her racket off the ground when she loses a point (see yesterday's match for example).

dybbuk
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:26 PM
It's very Serena?.

A very Serena? insight.

le roi miguel
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:28 PM
i likid her muchid bester on Law Order SVU

Brooklyn90
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Well Serena managed to win over Kuzy 7-6 and 6-1 so bottom line:worship: .....whatever she does to get that results she should continue doing it! Butt out its her game!:rolleyes:

barmaid:wavey:

:worship: :yeah:

Il Primo!
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:05 PM
At least she shows her will to take care of the business!

matty
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Maybe she's been depressed--that makes a person angry. I hope not though. I'm just glad she won.

alexia1huff
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:25 PM
get over it. if you don't like her then don't watch her matches. :)

Well Serena managed to win over Kuzy 7-6 and 6-1 so bottom line:worship: .....whatever she does to get that results she should continue doing it! Butt out its her game!:rolleyes:

barmaid:wavey:

If you read properly what I wrote than you should conclude that I was being polite and I haven't started another hater thread, but I just think it's strange, especially when compare with her behaviour before, she seemed to be calmer with occassional eruptions, but now she seems to be doing it a lot more and in the last 3 matches (against vaidisova and 2x sveta) she was playing quite poor, definitely frustrated that she played that way, but the worse she played the more aggressive behaviour seem to get.

Momolinko
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:35 PM
She ain't gettin any.

IceSkaTennisFan
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Maybe she's been depressed--that makes a person angry. I hope not though. I'm just glad she won.
During an interview at the Australian Open, I remember Serena discussing dealing with depression, so she has dealt with in the past. She said she was feeling better, but most people get depressed from time to time.

Momolinko
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:39 PM
She ain't getting any.

friendsita
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Maybe she's just mad at herself cause since AO she doesn't find her best tennis :rolleyes::confused: :rolleyes:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:52 PM
she's my second favourite player after Maria , sometimes I cheer for her so much and sometimes I want to see her loses , don't know why , may be because I think that she created tennis that's not suitable for women and leads to injuries .

Midnite Surfer
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Serena is not mouthing the word bitch to her opponents. She is mouthing it to herself. Serena is very hard on herself on the court. She's screaming at herself not her opponent. She fully expects her opponent to do anything they have to do to win. So what is the point of being angry at the opponent on court? She has always sworn at herself.




i think it's rare for a champion to behave like that. i don't know what she wants to prove, everyone knows what she's capable of already. she seems really frustrated on the court and mouthing the word 'b!tch" to her opponents is just bizzare. maybe she has some anger issues.

Momolinko
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:55 PM
She ain't getting any.

pav
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:08 PM
She ain't getting any.

I'm not surprised.

Momolinko
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:09 PM
I'm not surprised.

Come on. Don't tell me you'd turn her down, pav?

It would be, just like opening a large can of John West salmon. ;)

Bijoux0021
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:12 PM
she's my second favourite player after Maria , sometimes I cheer for her so much and sometimes I want to see her loses , don't know why , may be because I think that she created tennis that's not suitable for women and leads to injuries .
:help:

DannerCal
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Bijoux hasn't been banned yet?

I guess mods would rather have posters be racist, hatefilled, moronic trolls, than act like pierce0415.

HippityHop
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Well, she upset the number 2 player in the world and the number 1 seed. :D

harloo
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:26 PM
she's my second favourite player after Maria , sometimes I cheer for her so much and sometimes I want to see her loses , don't know why , may be because I think that she created tennis that's not suitable for women and leads to injuries .

That would mean she created Maria Sharapova.:tape::lol:

Slumpsova
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:57 PM
:haha:

Slumpsova
Oct 13th, 2007, 08:02 PM
she's my second favourite player after Maria , sometimes I cheer for her so much and sometimes I want to see her loses , don't know why , may be because I think that she created tennis that's not suitable for women and leads to injuries .
:rolleyes:
she can't be your favourite as long as you are happy to see her loses. oh and you know what? had Serena not created women's tennis this way, you will never had Maria Sharapova with 2 slams.

Slutiana
Oct 13th, 2007, 08:15 PM
btw i dont think she intimidates ANYONE anymore. Myabe when they first came onto the tour both her and venus intimidated people but now shes just a normal tennis player in a sense (not in her ability though) if she intimidated her opponent everytime she said 'come on' ther'd be a 0 next to her loss record

williams.i.am
Oct 13th, 2007, 08:22 PM
I've noticed during in Porsche Open and now in Moscow that Serena has behaved differently lately, she's much more in your face, she roars a lot, her game doesn't seem to be as good at AO, she struggles a bit during the matches and seems to shout to pump herself up. Now she almost thrashed her racket. To me she looks constantly in mad mood and annoyed with her shots and this seems to bring her down even further (at least it seems to me that she lost again sveta last time because of her poor played, but also this behaviour). Seems to go with her fighting spirit, sports anger to another level.

To me she was always mentally stable and calm, but now she's a bit out of control. :( :confused:

serena's personality aint for every-damn-body. if y'all like the players to be all actin all goody two shoes and clappin for each others winners and what not that's cool. if y'all like some emotion with even a lil sass thrown up in the mix that's cool. if y'all like it somewhere in between those 2 things that's also cool. for me the way serena is on the court is perfect cuz it give tennis some oomph that it really need to go to the next level. if these girls had more attitude and were more competitive i could see tennis gettin more new fans. sports peeps luv seein the opponents goin at it. tennis aint like that. it makes everybody in the arena watchin shut up on the regular. makes no sense if they want it to be popular like football and baseball. *smh*

Bijoux0021
Oct 13th, 2007, 08:35 PM
That would mean she created Maria Sharapova.:tape::lol:
:worship: :lol: :lol:

There's no doubt that Serena Williams created Maria Sharapova. This reminds of what some parents would sometimes say to their children: "Look! I've brought you into this world, and I can take you out." In 2004, Serena brought Sharapova into the tennis world. And now, in 2007, Serena has completely taken her out.

Bijoux0021
Oct 13th, 2007, 08:37 PM
:rolleyes:
she can't be your favourite as long as you are happy to see her loses. oh and you know what? had Serena not created women's tennis this way, you will never had Maria Sharapova with 2 slams.
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Pureracket
Oct 13th, 2007, 09:25 PM
btw i dont think she intimidates ANYONE anymore. Myabe when they first came onto the tour both her and venus intimidated people but now shes just a normal tennis player in a sense (not in her ability though) if she intimidated her opponent everytime she said 'come on' ther'd be a 0 next to her loss recordBabe, @ any given moment, and @ any given time checking the postings/threads on this message board. I'll guarantee you that over 75% of them are about Serena J. Williams. Most them are not started by her fans. Intimidation and fear both play huge, HUGE roles in how Serena J. Williams is perceived.

It's okay, though. One of the first signs of recovery is denial.

Denise4925
Oct 13th, 2007, 10:11 PM
Oh please...I've been watching Serena since 1998 and this has always been her behaviour on court. She's very dramatic and intense. That's just her. Obviously, you don't watch every match she plays that is shown. I've seen almost every one since 1999. She hasn't changed. Trust. I don't know what the intention of this thread is and I don't want to falsely accuse the threadstarter of starting a flame thread, but I can see that it's going to spiral out of control. So, that's my two cents and I'm out.

:wavey:

Pureracket
Oct 13th, 2007, 10:16 PM
D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mckyle.
Oct 13th, 2007, 10:20 PM
pregnancy hormones...

Ryan
Oct 13th, 2007, 10:21 PM
I think that its a form of motivation. Serena may not have done it as much when she was dominating because she played so well EVERY match, and everything seemed to come easy to her. Now when things aren't as smooth, she needs to pump herself up to stay focused and positive. I dont think its a big deal - it annoys me sometimes, but its not as obnoxious as Safina or Rodionova.

frontier
Oct 14th, 2007, 12:38 AM
Serena is always like this a was watching her match with Capriati in Toronto years ago,she was screaming,looking at her racket talking to herself.She won and celebrated by shadow boxing ,the match was really entertaining because of the drama and Capriati was a drama queen.

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Oct 14th, 2007, 01:28 AM
Someone wrote that Serena "mouthed b*tch" to her opponent? That is out of line to me (IF TRUE!). However, pumping herself up with verbal outburst -- if it helps -- as long as she's not purposely trying to throw her opponent off with the action, I think its fine.

When I saw her two years ago at Carson, I thought Serena was calm. I could see that if she's unhappy with her game, she'll try harder to mentally get herself going. Some players are just more verbal than others. Some hold in the emotion (with little to no self banter).

Although, I think some take the verbal self pumping up goes too far (for me an example is Rafa Nadal).

doni1212
Oct 14th, 2007, 01:32 AM
:worship: :lol: :lol:

There's no doubt that Serena Williams created Maria Sharapova. This reminds of what some parents would sometimes say to their children: "Look! I've brought you into this world, and I can take you out." In 2004, Serena brought Sharapova into the tennis world. And now, in 2007, Serena has completely taken her out.

So true, :lol:
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

BuTtErFrEnA
Oct 14th, 2007, 04:48 AM
It's very Serena?.

LMAO!!!!! you had to do it

homogenius
Oct 14th, 2007, 12:39 PM
At the AO she came two points from losing twice, yet she hasn't dropped a set yet in Moscow, so clearly she is just frustrated and just clawing away here :rolleyes:

While in the first part of her career -2003, she didn't "cmon" or shout as much. She still did, just watch her 2001 AO QF against Hingis if you want to see her pumped up, she also threw her racquet down quite a lot then as well, she muttered and sweared to herself quite a lot also; ("she mouthed "bitch" in the AO final when Venus served an ace :eek: ) whereas now she simply tends to be a little more exuberant than before and "cmon" and shout more. She's certainly not falling apart mentally in the way you would have us believe :lol:

Would you want to add something to your post ?

rada
Oct 14th, 2007, 12:41 PM
well i hope she finds her top game soon

only_one_maria
Oct 14th, 2007, 12:44 PM
I can explain Serena's behaviour in two words: Justine Henin.

Serena is not the top dog anymore and despite all the bluster, she knows it. About time she started to grow old gracefully.

That doesn't mean she can't still win, just that it's not 2003 anymore and never will be again.

homogenius
Oct 14th, 2007, 12:59 PM
I agree.She was like that in FO and USO too.It was kinda sad too see her pumped her fist and yelling "come on" on each point against Sequera at FO.Very different than at AO.These days, when she's yelling "come on", it's kinda in a pathetic way and not in a conquering one.

I stand by what I said : Serena's body expression was terrible today.I don't know if it's due to her bad shape (inducting poor confidence in her game), or losses from Henin or something personal but she seems very fragile and vulnerable theses days.

williams.i.am
Oct 16th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Someone wrote that Serena "mouthed b*tch" to her opponent? That is out of line to me (IF TRUE!). However, pumping herself up with verbal outburst -- if it helps -- as long as she's not purposely trying to throw her opponent off with the action, I think its fine.

When I saw her two years ago at Carson, I thought Serena was calm. I could see that if she's unhappy with her game, she'll try harder to mentally get herself going. Some players are just more verbal than others. Some hold in the emotion (with little to no self banter).

Although, I think some take the verbal self pumping up goes too far (for me an example is Rafa Nadal).

what i'm tryna to figure out is why it bother y'all so much? tennis is a sport. it aint the ballet. c'mon now. if there was more killer instinct and even a lil in-yo-face play then maybe more peeps would watch tennis. but some a y'all seem to want them to be zombies out on the court. :tape:

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:40 AM
what i'm tryna to figure out is why it bother y'all so much? tennis is a sport. it aint the ballet. c'mon now. if there was more killer instinct and even a lil in-yo-face play then maybe more peeps would watch tennis. but some a y'all seem to want them to be zombies out on the court. :tape:

Why not just hand out an ass whupping in the middle of the set if it pumps up the player! Illogical.

Tennis was always and still is considered a "Gentlemen's" and Ladies" sport. Not a hooligan sport. Therefore, calling one's opponent a "b*tch" is out of line for the conduct expected in the sport. They shake hands at the end of the match to show that it was all in sport and no hard feelings. Conduct should be respectful. One should show how "bad" they are with their ability with the racquet and their legs and their minds. Not filthy insulting language and show only their lack of vocabulary and good home training.

karimcartoon
Oct 17th, 2007, 04:54 AM
every thread that says "Serena" or "Justine" gets like 5 pages. Geezh, i know you just want to start like a 2000000000 page thing about this why cant someone just create a mega thread "Serena and Justine" - then we wouldnt have all these threads.

taddict
Oct 17th, 2007, 05:57 AM
Why not just hand out an ass whupping in the middle of the set if it pumps up the player! Illogical.

Tennis was always and still is considered a "Gentlemen's" and Ladies" sport. Not a hooligan sport. Therefore, calling one's opponent a "b*tch" is out of line for the conduct expected in the sport. They shake hands at the end of the match to show that it was all in sport and no hard feelings. Conduct should be respectful. One should show how "bad" they are with their ability with the racquet and their legs and their minds. Not filthy insulting language and show only their lack of vocabulary and good home training.

Never a truer word said :worship: :worship: :worship:

karimcartoon
Oct 17th, 2007, 06:20 AM
i'll have to agree with you taddict. why is that everytime i try to respond after you post. wtaworld.com just freezes. weird.

Onyxangel
Oct 17th, 2007, 06:56 AM
serena's personality aint for every-damn-body. if y'all like the players to be all actin all goody two shoes and clappin for each others winners and what not that's cool. if y'all like some emotion with even a lil sass thrown up in the mix that's cool. if y'all like it somewhere in between those 2 things that's also cool. for me the way serena is on the court is perfect cuz it give tennis some oomph that it really need to go to the next level. if these girls had more attitude and were more competitive i could see tennis gettin more new fans. sports peeps luv seein the opponents goin at it. tennis aint like that. it makes everybody in the arena watchin shut up on the regular. makes no sense if they want it to be popular like football and baseball. *smh*

Attitude won't make tennis popular like football, otherwise Hockey would be far more popular... the fact is that, while tennis might gain some new fans if they had a bunch of players with that kind of attitude, they would undoubtably lose many of their current fanbase who aren't into that sort of thing.

karimcartoon
Oct 17th, 2007, 08:41 AM
williams.i.am : every player has a way of expressing themselves and becoming better mentally. i think people watch and play tennis because of tennis not because of the drama.

Cat123
Oct 17th, 2007, 10:20 AM
I think she's a drama queen with very little respect for others. I don't think she wwas injured yesterday, I think she just couldn't hack a defeat like that and didn't want to embarass herself so now she can say she was injured and get sympathy. Cynical, maybe, but I don't like her and never have.

williams.i.am
Oct 18th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Why not just hand out an ass whupping in the middle of the set if it pumps up the player! Illogical.

Tennis was always and still is considered a "Gentlemen's" and Ladies" sport. Not a hooligan sport. Therefore, calling one's opponent a "b*tch" is out of line for the conduct expected in the sport. They shake hands at the end of the match to show that it was all in sport and no hard feelings. Conduct should be respectful. One should show how "bad" they are with their ability with the racquet and their legs and their minds. Not filthy insulting language and show only their lack of vocabulary and good home training.

but this aint the old days anymore. don't you want tennis to grow and get new peeps interested? and chile i'm NOT talkin about cussin out your opponent. c'mon now. i'm sayin that aint nothin wrong with a lil teasin, a lil tauntin. one of the first match i seen was between jana novotna and mary pierce and at one point when jana hit a lob over mary and jana did this to mary :nerner: i fell out! :haha: and became a jana fan with a quickness!

williams.i.am
Oct 18th, 2007, 11:56 AM
Attitude won't make tennis popular like football, otherwise Hockey would be far more popular... the fact is that, while tennis might gain some new fans if they had a bunch of players with that kind of attitude, they would undoubtably lose many of their current fanbase who aren't into that sort of thing.

oh i co-sign with that but then tennis fans can't complain why there aint no coverage of the sport. just enjoy the matches and it accept as it is what it is. :shrug:

williams.i.am
Oct 18th, 2007, 12:01 PM
williams.i.am : every player has a way of expressing themselves and becoming better mentally. i think people watch and play tennis because of tennis not because of the drama.

that aint what i get when i come up in here. most topic in general message is about some kinda drama. this player gotta nasty attitude, this player always fakin injury, this player always challengin line call, this player is cheatin cuz her coach sendin her signals, this player play too much and only care about money, this player is lezzie, yada yada yada. there aint enough talk about tennis up in here so PLEASE don't be tellin me that peeps watch tennis for tennis and not drama. c'mon now gurl. :weirdo:

williams.i.am
Oct 18th, 2007, 12:02 PM
I think she's a drama queen with very little respect for others. I don't think she wwas injured yesterday, I think she just couldn't hack a defeat like that and didn't want to embarass herself so now she can say she was injured and get sympathy. Cynical, maybe, but I don't like her and never have.

if that true why didn't she just retire in the first set? c'mon now.

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Oct 19th, 2007, 03:53 AM
but this aint the old days anymore. don't you want tennis to grow and get new peeps interested? and chile i'm NOT talkin about cussin out your opponent. c'mon now. i'm sayin that aint nothin wrong with a lil teasin, a lil tauntin. one of the first match i seen was between jana novotna and mary pierce and at one point when jana hit a lob over mary and jana did this to mary :nerner: i fell out! :haha: and became a jana fan with a quickness!

We remember the "old days" differently. When I first started watching in the 70's, I remember Ilie Nastase and Jimmy Connors and Johnny Mc and and Ion Tiriac and even Vitas Gerulaitus and their fiery moments on court (far more than anything seen today!).

By contrast, the greatest gentleman at the time was Arthur Ashe! One of my happiest moments was when the gentleman Ashe took out the unruly number one ranked Connors using perfect strategy at Wimbledon of 1975. No taunting or name calling necessary. The man simply played a smart game of tennis.

p.s. I think its mighty dangerous to taunt an opponent -- do it to the wrong player, and they might get pumped up themselves and start hitting winners all over the place. Whose the b*tch then?! :lol: :devil:

williams.i.am
Oct 19th, 2007, 11:58 AM
We remember the "old days" differently. When I first started watching in the 70's, I remember Ilie Nastase and Jimmy Connors and Johnny Mc and and Ion Tiriac and even Vitas Gerulaitus and their fiery moments on court (far more than anything seen today!).

By contrast, the greatest gentleman at the time was Arthur Ashe! One of my happiest moments was when the gentleman Ashe took out the unruly number one ranked Connors using perfect strategy at Wimbledon of 1975. No taunting or name calling necessary. The man simply played a smart game of tennis.

p.s. I think its mighty dangerous to taunt an opponent -- do it to the wrong player, and they might get pumped up themselves and start hitting winners all over the place. Whose the b*tch then?! :lol: :devil:

:haha: @ the last part. you so right! do that mess to serena and she will make your tauntin ass pay!!! ;)