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court70
Mar 15th, 2009, 04:50 AM
http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=168024

NeeemZ
Mar 15th, 2009, 04:52 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

Willam
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:47 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

STFU. :bounce:.

spiritedenergy
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:48 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

:haha:

Pasta-Na
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

:spit: :worship:

spartanfan
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:55 AM
OMG! Did you read her quotes? LMAO, where she says "I wasn't even excited about this match". If she were one of us I think she would have called in a mental health day today. lol. And it doesn't exactly sounds like she'll be in the mood to play Miami in two weeks either. lol.

Protoss
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Very professional Elena. :rolleyes:

The proper way to tank would be to lose 6-3 6-3 or so. :p

3 weeks off since her last match isn't enough rest?

Wojtek
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"
:lol::lol::lol:

Br'er Rabbit
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

That's creepy because that's just something she would say.

Wojtek
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:16 AM
you're not very smart, are you?
Just because you're favourite player can't beat one of the worst players in the 100 it doesn't mean everyone is brainless. :rolleyes:
Ger a life adn stop attacking other poster it's one stupid match

Br'er Rabbit
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:25 AM
Just because you're favourite player can't beat one of the worst players in the 100 it doesn't mean everyone is brainless. :rolleyes:
Ger a life adn stop attacking other poster it's one stupid match

One embarassing one at that

mdterp01
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

LOL...quote of the fucking month!!! :worship::lol::haha:

Edinboro
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:30 AM
lol, that was a funny quote.

I believe her. If im correct she hasnt played IW since 2006.

Slammer7
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:43 AM
Well the first official tank of "The Road Map"

I fully expect Dementieva to have a press conference at Miami where she will say:

"I would like to officially announce that I am joining Venus and Serena Williams in their boycott of Indian Wells. What happened there 8 years ago was a disgrace to tennis and I was partially responsible. I want to stand with Venus and Serena in their fight against the evil bigotry and mistreatment they experienced there, and I will not return until they do. We girls have go to stick together. NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE. FIGHT THE POWER, and THIS WAS A FAMILY DECISION, between mama Vera and me.":devil:
:haha::haha::haha:

bobbynorwich
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Elena definitely wanted to play IW ... would lose chance for $2M year end bonus if missed any of 4 premier tournies, plus 1000 ranking points if won it. Most players are tight lipped after a big upset, human nature.

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 15th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Just because you're favourite player can't beat one of the worst players in the 100 it doesn't mean everyone is brainless. :rolleyes:
Ger a life adn stop attacking other poster it's one stupid match

:worship:

Dodoboy.
Mar 15th, 2009, 09:49 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

:devil::worship:

The Witch-king
Mar 15th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

And that it was her "home".

Mightymirza
Mar 15th, 2009, 09:59 AM
That's creepy because that's just something she would say.

coming from a serena fan? :lol: Atleast lena is inventive enough than 10-5- 20 percent crap Reee pulls off in every post match interview(after loss) :p :lol:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:02 AM
I love Elena but .... If you don´t want to play, don`t play

Inktrailer
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:06 AM
She didn't actually say she didn't want to play IW, she said that she perhaps should have given herself a bit longer before returning. Nothing wrong with that.

Inktrailer
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Full qoute rather than tennis.com's "I think I shouldn't come here".

"I feel I shouldn't have come here because I played a lot of matches at the beginning of the year, and I probably needed more time off to recover."

Sam L
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:09 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"
:haha:

itzhak
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:12 AM
here is the quote

"I just think my mind wasn’t there. I was not really excited about playing this match and I just didn’t play at all. I think I should not have come here because I did not have enough time to recover after playing so many matches at the beginning of the year. I needed a much longer break to get ready to play at my best.”



she did not saying that she did not WANT to play IW, but she SHOULD not have to come because she might need more rest, this is small but significant difference. all the discussion is useless...

LCS
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Haters and that's all I'm saying.

nashi
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

You just say truth:lol:

Direwolf
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:40 AM
yes!!!

hopefully all the top players just boycott that
damn thing!!!

no one so motivated anymore
hahahaha

everyone just wants to beat the
best..
and seems like
the best arent there!!

Infiniti2001
Mar 15th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Very professional Elena. :rolleyes:

The proper way to tank would be to lose 6-3 6-3 or so. :p

3 weeks off since her last match isn't enough rest?

I'm the last one to defend the Demented one :help: but you have absolutely no clue what time and effort she put into her off season training ---- and she's played consecutive weeks :eek: There's no telling what toll this has taken on her body. If she says she's tired and 3 weeks is not enough resting time then so be it.

jjcrew#1
Mar 15th, 2009, 01:00 PM
STFU. :bounce:.

You really think she didnt want to be there! PLEASE
she lost and she is mad! Just say it ED you lost!

Olórin
Mar 15th, 2009, 01:05 PM
coming from a serena fan? :lol: Atleast lena is inventive enough than 10-5- 20 percent crap Reee pulls off in every post match interview(after loss) :p :lol:

She says it often after she wins also. And she is always right. ;)

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 15th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"


exactly.:lol:

Petkorazzi
Mar 15th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Just because you're favourite player can't beat one of the worst players in the 100 it doesn't mean everyone is brainless. :rolleyes:
Ger a life adn stop attacking other poster it's one stupid match
You talking about stopping attacking posters? You bash every single Domachowska supporter. Over. :wavey:

babsi
Mar 15th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Her heart wasn't there to play. That is what happens when players are forced to play tournaments and not decide their own schedule. Hopefully this mandatory tournament rubbish is gone next year.

Svetlana.
Mar 15th, 2009, 03:41 PM
WS fans at their best

Emina.
Mar 15th, 2009, 03:44 PM
IW sucks ...good luck in Miami, Lena :cool::worship:

PizzaMan
Mar 15th, 2009, 04:01 PM
lol, that was a funny quote.

I believe her. If im correct she hasnt played IW since 2006.

So what you're saying is that the roadmap was designed to force her to play IW, not the WS. :eek:
She should have announced, "In support of the Williams sisters, I'm boycotting Indian Wells.", then agreed to do some "promotion". :devil:

PizzaMan
Mar 15th, 2009, 04:11 PM
This thread's title is wrong. It should be:
"In retrospect, ED did not want to play IW." :angel:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 15th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Her heart wasn't there to play. That is what happens when players are forced to play tournaments and not decide their own schedule. Hopefully this mandatory tournament rubbish is gone next year.

yup...

markdelaney
Mar 15th, 2009, 04:44 PM
I'm the last one to defend the Demented one :help: but you have absolutely no clue what time and effort she put into her off season training ---- and she's played consecutive weeks :eek: There's no telling what toll this has taken on her body. If she says she's tired and 3 weeks is not enough resting time then so be it.

This isn't October it's March !


3 weeks off from the middle of February and still not rested enough would suggests she needs to work a bit harder on her fitness.

She's always been a headcase so nothing new.

frenchie
Mar 15th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Elena had 3 weeks between IW and her last match at Dubai:rolleyes:
Moreover she played every week from Auckland to Dubai so that's HER problem if she already needs a break!

That being said, I completely agree with the poster who said that playing a tournament you didn't want to play is not the greatest thing for a players motivation:rolleyes:

I guess the Cetkovska match was a semi-tank from Elena:tape:

Lucas_Arg
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Yeah whatever, she is a looser.

serenus_2k8
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:05 PM
She didnt play IW last year, so why are people suddenly questioning that she didnt want to be there? But you have to ask why she pushed herself so hard? Does she not look at the full WTA calendar and think that there are 2 back 2 back Premier Mandatory events and that it would be wise to leave some energy in the tank for them :confused:

alwayshingis
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:05 PM
It's not like the tour schedule this year comes as a big surprise. She's known for a very long time that IW is mandatory and should have adapted her schedule accordingly. She's enough of a veteran to know how her body reacts to how much tennis she's playing and how much time she needs to recover.

I'm kind of sick of hearing about this "I wasn't excited about this match" and "tournament I didn't want to play" ridiculousness. I think it comes off as rather thankless and spoiled. She gets travel around the world to beautiful places. She has fans who care so much that they will obsess over her every haircut and defend her to the ends of the earth. She gets to play a wonderful game for a living, and if she can't get excited about all that, then I think the least she can do is fake it.

Wiggly
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Shoudn't have played Auckland and/or Paris then.

serenus_2k8
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:12 PM
It's not like the tour schedule this year comes as a big surprise. She's known for a very long time that IW is mandatory and should have adapted her schedule accordingly. She's enough of a veteran to know how her body reacts to how much tennis she's playing and how much time she needs to recover.

I'm kind of sick of hearing about this "I wasn't excited about this match" and "tournament I didn't want to play" ridiculousness. I think it comes off as rather thankless and spoiled. She gets travel around the world to beautiful places. She has fans who care so much that they will obsess over her every haircut and defend her to the ends of the earth. She gets to play a wonderful game for a living, and if she can't get excited about all that, then I think the least she can do is fake it.

Yeah I agree. Players want the tour to be specifically modified to suit their preferences eg Radwanska. You would think the tour was paying them a couple of thousand pounds a year for what they do, when instead they make fortunes.
However, the scheduling continues to confuse so many people, and IW/Miami is just one of the aspects that makes me wonder what these people are thinking when they write the calendar. It needs to be better spaced than it is atm.

Lucas_Arg
Mar 15th, 2009, 05:46 PM
It's not like the tour schedule this year comes as a big surprise. She's known for a very long time that IW is mandatory and should have adapted her schedule accordingly. She's enough of a veteran to know how her body reacts to how much tennis she's playing and how much time she needs to recover.

I'm kind of sick of hearing about this "I wasn't excited about this match" and "tournament I didn't want to play" ridiculousness. I think it comes off as rather thankless and spoiled. She gets travel around the world to beautiful places. She has fans who care so much that they will obsess over her every haircut and defend her to the ends of the earth. She gets to play a wonderful game for a living, and if she can't get excited about all that, then I think the least she can do is fake it.

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

serenaforever
Mar 15th, 2009, 06:29 PM
It's not like the tour schedule this year comes as a big surprise. She's known for a very long time that IW is mandatory and should have adapted her schedule accordingly. She's enough of a veteran to know how her body reacts to how much tennis she's playing and how much time she needs to recover.

I'm kind of sick of hearing about this "I wasn't excited about this match" and "tournament I didn't want to play" ridiculousness. I think it comes off as rather thankless and spoiled. She gets travel around the world to beautiful places. She has fans who care so much that they will obsess over her every haircut and defend her to the ends of the earth. She gets to play a wonderful game for a living, and if she can't get excited about all that, then I think the least she can do is fake it.

my thoughts exactly :worship:

Uranus
Mar 15th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"
Exactly! :worship:

What a lame excuse for losing.

Jero :help:.

Alenyaa
Mar 15th, 2009, 09:16 PM
It's no secret she doesn'treally like the tourny, but if you can't get yourself motivated for a tournament like Indian Wells and instead head over there with the attitude she displayed, there's only one obvious thing to do :shrug:

Trulz
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:25 PM
yep, I mean, it doesn't seem like they are asking for too much, if the tour was not there, they could go where they wanted but I bet they would end up getting a lot less...

tennisbum79
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:36 PM
The only way to save this tounament now to parachute a WS there ASAP.

Oh, I forgot, they are not welcome there... even when they win.

Keegan
Mar 15th, 2009, 10:46 PM
They should either have IW or Miami as Mandatory, not both. Playing two tournaments in a row that last over a week with a very little break can really affect players.

tennisbum79
Mar 15th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Maybe Richards wanted her to lose.

Backdrop: This is where Dementiava first implied that Richard Williams decides who wins or loses in Venus-Serena match up, after losing to one of them.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 15th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Karma is a bitch isnt it? :haha:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Karma is a bitch isnt it? :haha:

:tape::lol:

faboozadoo15
Mar 16th, 2009, 04:55 AM
WTF Elena? Shut up!

Maharhar
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:00 AM
It's not like the tour schedule this year comes as a big surprise. She's known for a very long time that IW is mandatory and should have adapted her schedule accordingly. She's enough of a veteran to know how her body reacts to how much tennis she's playing and how much time she needs to recover.

I'm kind of sick of hearing about this "I wasn't excited about this match" and "tournament I didn't want to play" ridiculousness. I think it comes off as rather thankless and spoiled. She gets travel around the world to beautiful places. She has fans who care so much that they will obsess over her every haircut and defend her to the ends of the earth. She gets to play a wonderful game for a living, and if she can't get excited about all that, then I think the least she can do is fake it.

Makes so much sense, and totally agree.

Temperenka
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:05 AM
Sounds like something Jelena would say. Obnoxious, unnecessary comment by a girl who has been on tour long enough to understand how the system works. I'm ready for Venus, Maria, and Ana to join Serena in the top 4 and take these ego-inflated obnoxious girls out of where they shouldn't be.
Learning to be a champion on and off the court is vital, Elena.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:24 AM
Sounds like something Jelena would say. Obnoxious, unnecessary comment by a girl who has been on tour long enough to understand how the system works. I'm ready for Venus, Maria, and Ana to join Serena in the top 4 and take these ego-inflated obnoxious girls out of where they shouldn't be.
Learning to be a champion on and off the court is vital, Elena.

Exactly what you want, players with small egos :rolleyes:

bandabou
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:01 AM
:lol: She's just joking, guys!

Wojtek
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Sounds like something Jelena would say. Obnoxious, unnecessary comment by a girl who has been on tour long enough to understand how the system works. I'm ready for Venus, Maria, and Ana to join Serena in the top 4 and take these ego-inflated obnoxious girls out of where they shouldn't be.
Learning to be a champion on and off the court is vital, Elena.

:worship::worship::worship:

Dandy_Warhol
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/spotless_rougedirector/random%20stuffs/lol.gif

weary
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Yeah, and if she would've won it, she would've been like "I've been waiting for this tournament for the whole year, I love IW!"

:haha: :tape:

tennisbum79
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Dementieva is now 27 or 28 I think, has been on the tour for a long time.

Yet, she still speaking as a newcomer to the WTA.

She was even mentioned one time as a possible player representative when Venus retires. I have serious doubt about that now.

Temperenka
Mar 16th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Exactly what you want, players with small egos :rolleyes:

I've never heard a childish comment out of Venus, Maria, or Ana. Especially not Venus, she is the classiest woman on tour. Ana and Maria are also very good about handling losses maturely. You wouldn't hear a comment out of them such as "Oh.. well.. I didn't want o play here and that's why I lost."
By the way, this isn't Elena's first incidence of letting her ego and hot head control her mouth. (e.g. Wimbledon 2008)

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 16th, 2009, 05:02 PM
you guys are being too hard on her :haha: :haha:

she's exhausted and was probably just speaking out of frustration.

Svetlana.
Mar 16th, 2009, 05:23 PM
yeah, people don't like insincere & phony responses from players, but at the same time they don't like when someone honestly tells how they feel. Yes, as someone said above, Lena makes tons of money and travels around the world to see beautiful places, but only God knows what players feel after having this life style after 10-15 years in a row.

No excuses for Lena to play and behave the way she did, but common... to say something like she should not be a "possible" player representative and other crap is just :haha:

Ciarán
Mar 16th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Pity she didn't :(

Richie's
Mar 16th, 2009, 05:29 PM
It was a bad day for Elena... I become wondering about Daniela... If she belittle Cetkovska as Wickmayer, she will have huge problem playong her game. Wish she will play with her mind on court.

Wiggly
Mar 16th, 2009, 05:33 PM
What's up with all these divas.
I don't want to play Paris, I'm boycotting Dubai because nobody cares about me, I don't want to play Indian Wells. What's next? CNS refusing to play Wimbledon?

miffedmax
Mar 16th, 2009, 05:38 PM
You know, this was about the most furious I've been with Lena since The Final That Must Not Be Named.

Yet just a few seconds of reading the trollage and poisonous spewing from the usual suspects around here, and I'm right back in her camp.

Thanks guys.

PizzaMan
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Dementieva is now 27 or 28 I think, has been on the tour for a long time.

Yet, she still speaking as a newcomer to the WTA.

She was even mentioned one time as a possible player representative when Venus retires. I have serious doubt about that now.

Huh.
Elena strikes me as too shy to be a "player representative". I can't imagine her doing what Venus did at the Dubai trophy ceremony. Anyway, Elena and Venus are close to the same age. There's no indication that Venus will retire before Elena to begin with.

spartanfan
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:48 PM
You know, this was about the most furious I've been with Lena since The Final That Must Not Be Named.

Yet just a few seconds of reading the trollage and poisonous spewing from the usual suspects around here, and I'm right back in her camp.

Thanks guys.
What final are you referring to?

miffedmax
Mar 16th, 2009, 07:32 PM
What final are you referring to?

The one where I was about a hair's breadth from dumping Elena for Myskina.

saul1333
Mar 16th, 2009, 08:51 PM
lena is getting alot of slack for her comment but i will accept anything she says.

and shame for anyone who will switch sides after losing that final.

serenus_2k8
Mar 16th, 2009, 08:57 PM
lena is getting alot of slack for her comment but i will accept anything she says.

and shame for anyone who will switch sides after losing that final.

I feel sorry for sheep who just blindly follow the word of someone else.

Matt01
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:11 PM
I've never heard a childish comment out of Venus, Maria, or Ana. Especially not Venus, she is the classiest woman on tour. Ana and Maria are also very good about handling losses maturely.


Not sure about Ana, but Venus has made lots or ridiculous comments, like that comment about Clijsters after her Us Open loss to her; or after her loss to Chacky when she said that she wanted to stay undefeated on American Hardcourts. Maria knows how to make good PR for herself so you don't hear any sour comments after losses but her behaviour on court and after wins is partucularly ungracious IMO (like aginst Hantu at IW or against Safina at RG :tape:).

miffedmax
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:45 PM
lena is getting alot of slack for her comment but i will accept anything she says.

and shame for anyone who will switch sides after losing that final.

Eh. I threaten to terminate this one-sided love affair at least once a year, because once a year Lena has one of these awful episodes where she manages to be gutless, clueless and bitchy all at once.

But I'm addicted. Elena is crack in human form.

miffedmax
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Not sure about Ana, but Venus has made lots or ridiculous comments, like that comment about Clijsters after her Us Open loss to her; or after her loss to Chacky when she said that she wanted to stay undefeated on American Hardcourts. Maria knows how to make good PR for herself so you don't hear any sour comments after losses but her behaviour on court and after wins is partucularly ungracious IMO (like aginst Hantu at IW or against Safina at RG :tape:).

All the woman are human and you can find examples when they have made snippy remarks if you look. Overall, despite the need for bulletproof Yonex brand sneakers on some notable occasions, Lena is consistently cited by other players and journalists as being one of the nicer women on the tour.

But she does have those moments where she seems to determined to be the butt of her own blonde jokes.

spartanfan
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:43 PM
What's the big deal really? Haven't we all had days where we just didn't feel like going to work or school, but showed up anyway? Give Elena a break, she wasn't going to win the title anyway, now she gets to go sight-seeing in the middle of the desert. Good for her.

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 17th, 2009, 02:56 AM
Not sure about Ana, but Venus has made lots or ridiculous comments, like that comment about Clijsters after her Us Open loss to her; or after her loss to Chacky when she said that she wanted to stay undefeated on American Hardcourts. Maria knows how to make good PR for herself so you don't hear any sour comments after losses but her behaviour on court and after wins is partucularly ungracious IMO (like aginst Hantu at IW or against Safina at RG :tape:).
For someone who dislikes Venus so much, you sure as hell stay on her coochie :scared:. Remembering what she said and shit? You're one bad mother fucker :rocker:. Stay stalking posts about Venus . And geez, at least add some sugar to those sour grapes :spit:.

Infiniti2001
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:52 AM
For someone who dislikes Venus so much, you sure as hell stay on her coochie :scared:. Remembering what she said and shit? You're one bad mother fucker :rocker:. Stay stalking posts about Venus . And geez, at least add some sugar to those sour grapes :spit:.

Tell me about it :eek: He's like a rottweiler with a bone when it comes to Venus:help:

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:58 AM
Tell me about it :eek: He's like a rottweiler with a bone when it comes to Venus:help:
Sad really. Only a matter of time before spencercarlos joins the party as well :bounce: :spit:.Venus has their minds :haha: :sobbing:.

Svetlana.
Mar 17th, 2009, 04:27 AM
Tell me about it :eek: He's like a rottweiler with a bone when it comes to Venus:help:

right... :lol: like William sisters fans are so innocent and fair to other players

Infiniti2001
Mar 17th, 2009, 04:35 AM
right... :lol: like William sisters fans are so innocent and fair to other players

STFU :rolleyes: Who the fuck was talking about Williams sisters fans here? I'm a Venus Williams fan DAMMIT

Svetlana.
Mar 17th, 2009, 04:48 AM
STFU :rolleyes: Who the fuck was talking about Williams sisters fans here? I'm a Venus Williams fan DAMMIT

and how come you think you are better than a rottweiler :spit: ... your attack only proved my point

Golovinjured.
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Doesn't matter if she wanted to play or not. They are the rules. As a top player she's obliged to play Indian Wells, and there's no way of getting out of it.



... oh wait

Matt01
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:57 PM
For someone who dislikes Venus so much, you sure as hell stay on her coochie :scared:. Remembering what she said and shit? You're one bad mother fucker :rocker:. Stay stalking posts about Venus . And geez, at least add some sugar to those sour grapes :spit:.


Yes, I stay talking about Venus and you stay living on "Planet Venus" where only her fans are allowed to talk about that overrated, inconsistant player. Where everyone who dares to say something negative or critical about her gets a nasty insult :lol: :help:

miffedmax
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:06 PM
One more reason to hate the stupid roadmap.

I'm pretty sure Lena has complained about having mandatory tournaments on opposite sides of a continent in the past.

yassiesj20
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Yes, I stay talking about Venus and you stay living on "Planet Venus" where only her fans are allowed to talk about that overrated, inconsistant player. Where everyone who dares to say something negative or critical about her gets a nasty insult :lol: :help:

Oh dear:tape:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:57 PM
For someone who dislikes Venus so much, you sure as hell stay on her coochie :scared:. Remembering what she said and shit? You're one bad mother fucker :rocker:. Stay stalking posts about Venus . And geez, at least add some sugar to those sour grapes :spit:.


OMG... :lol::lol::lol:

Larrybidd
Mar 17th, 2009, 02:09 PM
I'm the last one to defend the Demented one :help: but you have absolutely no clue what time and effort she put into her off season training ---- and she's played consecutive weeks :eek: There's no telling what toll this has taken on her body. If she says she's tired and 3 weeks is not enough resting time then so be it.

So what are you saying? U think its reasonable that players need a month vacation, less than 3 months into the season? Come on, u can't really mean that. Unless she had mono, 3 weeks should be enough for ANY player not to use lack of rest as an excuse. Tell me you had an injury Elena, don't insult our intelligence by saying you are so tired that 3 weeeks isn't enough time to rest.

I don't really take Elena's comments seriously, since she is a bad loser and is clearly angry with herself. In that context players say things out of frustration that you can't take at face value - and for me, i think players should be allowed to be pissy (as long as it isn't aimed at opponents) after losing. It shows they care. My only point is Elena's fans should not try to make sense out what Elena said, because it makes no sense.

pov
Mar 17th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Reading the tennis.com article, I was ready to lambaste Dementieva for a poor attitude. Then I decided to read the actual interview and . . wtf? Steve Tignor of tennis.com needs to go way easier on whatever strange brews he's imbibing. There is nothing in the interview that suggests anything other than a disappointed and tired player.


The interview (http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/4/players/interviews/2009/dementieva314.asp)
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THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. I heard you like to call home to talk to your dogs. What do you say to them?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Oh, no, actually, I don't do that. I think they just made it up.

Q. On a day like today, it's a hard day. What positive can you take away that you can apply to the next tournament, next match? Do you learn something on a day like today that you can think about next time?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I'm sure every time you lose you're trying to learn something. I just feel like I probably shouldn't come here because I played a lot of the matches in the beginning of the year and I just needed you know, just to take some time off and get ready and recovery.
So, yeah, I didn't have enough time, so just, you know, will think about it and just make some changes for the next tournament.

Q. What's your most important advice for young tennis players?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Well, I think the most important is enjoying and to like competition, because that's what it's all about. Play as much as you can just to get used to it.

Q. Your serve years ago was much slower. You've made some changes. How much better are you now as a server than you were three years ago?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I think I am better.

Q. Today was just an off day? Was there any particular problem or reason?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Well, just like I said earlier, you know, I think I shouldn't come here because I didn't have enough time to recovery after playing so many matches in the beginning of the year. Just needed a much longer break to get ready to play at my best.
So it was a very short period of time after Dubai. When it was about time to start to practice again, I was just too tired. That probably was the worst match for a long time for me. I'm sure there was a reason for that.
I played a lot of the matches, once again. There's nothing I can do about it. I had a good start. All I need was just to have a good break and start over again.

Q. Is it just fatigue? There's no injury or anything like that?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No. I just think my mind wasn't there. I was not really exciting about playing this match. Just didn't play at all.

Q. Did the heat factor in at all? Was the weather any sort of...
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No. Actually didn't feel too hot to me.

Q. You go straight to Miami now or what do you do now?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yes. I just want to take a few days off and get ready for Miami.

spartanfan
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Reading the tennis.com article, I was ready to lambaste Dementieva for a poor attitude. Then I decided to read the actual interview and . . wtf? Steve Tignor of tennis.com needs to go way easier on whatever strange brews he's imbibing. There is nothing in the interview that suggests anything other than a disappointed and tired player.


The interview (http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/4/players/interviews/2009/dementieva314.asp)
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THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. I heard you like to call home to talk to your dogs. What do you say to them?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Oh, no, actually, I don't do that. I think they just made it up.

Q. On a day like today, it's a hard day. What positive can you take away that you can apply to the next tournament, next match? Do you learn something on a day like today that you can think about next time?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I'm sure every time you lose you're trying to learn something. I just feel like I probably shouldn't come here because I played a lot of the matches in the beginning of the year and I just needed you know, just to take some time off and get ready and recovery.
So, yeah, I didn't have enough time, so just, you know, will think about it and just make some changes for the next tournament.

Q. What's your most important advice for young tennis players?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Well, I think the most important is enjoying and to like competition, because that's what it's all about. Play as much as you can just to get used to it.

Q. Your serve years ago was much slower. You've made some changes. How much better are you now as a server than you were three years ago?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I think I am better.

Q. Today was just an off day? Was there any particular problem or reason?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Well, just like I said earlier, you know, I think I shouldn't come here because I didn't have enough time to recovery after playing so many matches in the beginning of the year. Just needed a much longer break to get ready to play at my best.
So it was a very short period of time after Dubai. When it was about time to start to practice again, I was just too tired. That probably was the worst match for a long time for me. I'm sure there was a reason for that.
I played a lot of the matches, once again. There's nothing I can do about it. I had a good start. All I need was just to have a good break and start over again.

Q. Is it just fatigue? There's no injury or anything like that?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No. I just think my mind wasn't there. I was not really exciting about playing this match. Just didn't play at all.

Q. Did the heat factor in at all? Was the weather any sort of...
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No. Actually didn't feel too hot to me.

Q. You go straight to Miami now or what do you do now?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yes. I just want to take a few days off and get ready for Miami.
I can feel her fatigue in her words. Like I said earlier, I know how she feels and I sit behind a desk everyday. She really should have paced herself at the start of the year, she's not 16 anymore. Perhaps she could learn something from how Venus and Serena set their schedule.

Temperenka
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Yes, I stay talking about Venus and you stay living on "Planet Venus" where only her fans are allowed to talk about that overrated, inconsistant player. Where everyone who dares to say something negative or critical about her gets a nasty insult :lol: :help:

Dumbest post I have EVER seen on WTA world. Keep it classy. :cool:

Conor
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:32 PM
When I seen the title thread the first and only name that came into my head was Eleni Daniilidou.

Who cares if Elena didnt want to play anyway *yawn*

pov
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:53 PM
When I seen the title thread the first and only name that came into my head was Eleni Daniilidou.

Who cares if Elena didnt want to play anyway *yawn*
A lot of people care. I would you like to have them each PM you just to verify that?

BTW it's "When I saw" not "When I seen" (Free pass if English isn't your native language)

Happy SPD!