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babsi
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:00 PM
Pretty routine question:
Q. The Djokovic family is working on a tennis tournament as you know. I would like to know your thoughts on what that means for the future of the tennis in your country and as well...

And it gets this response:
JELENA JANKOVIC: I can't answer that now. I'm not in the mood.

Something doesn't sit right with me having that attitude, it was a very normal question in a press conference nothing at all controversial that she might not want to answer.

Philbo
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Jelena is a bit of a prima-donna

Harvs
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:04 PM
i hate people who over-analyse shit... she didnt wanna talk about it lol, who gives a flying shite... lol it means nothinggggggggggggggggggg

Bounty Hunter
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:04 PM
:lol: :lol: Nothing wrong with what she said... Maybe she didn't feel like going into details about it... so she said she's not in the mood..

I find it funny because it's something I would say if I don't feel like explaining or express how I feel at that particular time.... :)

Just Do It
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:06 PM
I remember when she was asked to say something in French and she answered " I am not in the mood " :lol:

Nothing wrong with that, another useless thread.

volta
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:08 PM
she is having a really hard start of season and seems lost so of course that this stuff is the last thing that she has on her mind , there is nothing wrong with what she said :o

fawnrc
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:08 PM
She is upset...understandably so.

crazillo
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:20 PM
It's still rude and she is a professional, she shouldn't give answers like that to a really normal question.

Harvs
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:26 PM
^ she's also a person. she has the right to answer how the hell she wants to any question.

AdeyC
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:35 PM
It might be a routine question to us sitting at a PC, but in a press conference after a match theres other things going on in the mind, etc.

дalex
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:38 PM
She already answered that like million times. This time she wasn't up for it because she's upset. Everyone can understand that, I hope.

Jelena :hug:

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:41 PM
...;15200566' she has the right to answer how the hell she wants to any question.

Indeed she has. And we too have the right to consider her answer extremely rude and proof of a conceited mind largely exceeding the lady's achievements.

Harvs
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Indeed she has. And we too have the right to consider her answer extremely rude and proof of a conceited mind largely exceeding the lady's achievements.

and i have a right to tell u my opinion that is not a big deal and to say that i THINK that people who think that her comment is wrong or rude should get a life and worry about other things:D

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:58 PM
...;15200645']and i have a right to tell u my opinion that is not a big deal and to say that i THINK that people who think that her comment is wrong or rude should get a life and worry about other things:D

And I believe politeness, profissionalism and respect for others are a big deal and JJ's answer is lacking in all these three departments.

Brett.
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:59 PM
...;15200645']and i have a right to tell u my opinion that is not a big deal and to say that i THINK that people who think that her comment is wrong or rude should get a life and worry about other things:D

:worship:

BlameSerena
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:59 PM
:lol::lol:Why do I love this response?!
JJ is really growing on me :help:

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:02 PM
I would express my opinion on this matter of Jelena's press conference but I'm not in the mood right now. :shrug:

Ciarán
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Jelena :rolleyes:

Nicolas
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Jelena :worship: stay away from the psycho family

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:06 PM
...;15200566']^ she's also a person. she has the right to answer how the hell she wants to any question.

hmmmmmmmmmm :lol:


anyways...not a big deal :shrug:

pancake
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:07 PM
And I believe politeness, profissionalism and respect for others are a big deal and JJ's answer is lacking in all these three departments.

I don't know, I really don't see how impolite her response is? And if she tanked a match or whatever, that I would call her unprofessional, coz she's actually a tennis player, not someone trained to be answering questions which is not 100% relevent to HER career. Idk, at least she said she's not in the mood, maybe she just didn't want to say something she might regret later therefore she decided to say she couldn't answer that at that momemnt.

Anyway, it's not even a big deal:o.

crazillo
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:10 PM
I don't know, I really don't see how impolite her response is? And if she tanked a match or whatever, that I would call her unprofessional, coz she's actually a tennis player, not someone trained to be answering questions which is not 100% relevent to HER career. Idk, at least she said she's not in the mood, maybe she just didn't want to say something she might regret later therefore she decided to say she couldn't answer that at that momemnt.


She is gaining fucking million dollars of prize money each year, it is one of her duties to hold press conferences and answer in proper ways. It was not an threatening question or anything like that... It is just an inappropiate behaviour and she shows she is not grown up in doing so.

kman
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:15 PM
...;15200566']^ she's also a person. she has the right to answer how the hell she wants to any question.

And people here have every right to think that it's unprofessional.

pancake
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:17 PM
She is gaining fucking million dollars of prize money each year, it is one of her duties to hold press conferences and answer in proper ways. It was not an threatening question or anything like that... It is just an inappropiate behaviour and she shows she is not grown up in doing so.

Gaining million dollars or not has nothing to do with if she has to answer in proper ways or not, actually. She's just being honest at that moment that she was not in the mood, I mean it's one's duty to have intercourse with your spouse, and I really don't think one will accuse of his/her spouse if s/he says 'I can't do that now. I am not in the mood'.
Even if the question is not threatening, she can still find the question annoying or pointless, and though I must say she could do better to handle such case, I can't see how she was being impolite or whatever in this case.

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:20 PM
There are ways and ways of saying things. A simple «I am sorry, but I can't answer that right now» would be just fine.

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:22 PM
some of you act like you are so fucking perfect. uggh. this isn't normal behaviour obviously and she was justing having one of those days. she's HUMAN!. uggh.

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:25 PM
some of you act like you are so fucking perfect. uggh. this isn't normal behaviour obviously and she was justing having one of those days. she HUMAN!. uggh.
This IS her job. Suppose you tell your boss, your colleagues in a board meeting or business partners from other companies the same, where would you be? Probably looking for a new job.

babsi
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:26 PM
No one is perfect, but the whole thing is smacking of arrogance imo. Sorry, am I allowed an opinion?
It would be different if this was a one-off, upset after a match but she has said stuff in the past as well. When she was defending the number 1 saying it is better than winning a GS, then when she loses it, that the number 1 means nothing.

And I have no sympathy at all for her, especially when she has just signed a $5 million + contract, nice life, isn't it.

pancake
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:30 PM
This IS her job. Suppose you tell your boss, your colleagues in a board meeting or business partners from other companies the same, where would you be? Probably looking for a new job.

Her job is to show up in press conference, not to answer questions in a polite way, you can call her rude but no, this is nothing unprofessional about what she said. Geez she is a f**king tennis player! And the 'probably looking for a new job' you said basically just suggests that she doesn't have to be polite, coz if she had to she would also 'look for a new job' then, which means now her job doesn't require her to be polite if she is still keeping her job as tennis player.
Some people here are very impolite by saying mean things, and is it ok to do so? Why don't you give your sermon to those posters?

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:33 PM
This IS her job. Suppose you tell your boss, your colleagues in a board meeting or business partners from other companies the same, where would you be? Probably looking for a new job.

she attended the press conference didn't she? so she met her obligation.

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Her job is to show up in press conference, not to answer questions in a polite way, you can call her rude but no, this is nothing unprofessional about what she said. Geez she is a f**king tennis player! And the 'probably looking for a new job' you said basically just suggests that she doesn't have to be polite, coz if she had to she would also 'look for a new job' then, which means now her job doesn't require her to be polite if she is still keeping her job as tennis player.
Some people here are very impolite by saying mean things, and is it ok to do so? Why don't you give your sermon to those posters?
Her job is to behave like a tolerably polite person at the press conferences. If I were a journalist I would have answered: «And I'm not in the mood to be here too, interviewing such a self-absorbed diva like yourself, but it is my job to do it and I do so professionally, unlike you.»
There are mods here. I am not one of them (regarding your last question).

pancake
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Her job is to behave like a tolerably polite person at the press conferences. If I were a journalist I would have answered: «And I'm not in the mood to be here too, interviewing such a self-absorbed diva like yourself, but it is my job to do it and I do so professionally, unlike you.»
There are mods here. I am not one of them (regarding your last question).

Oh then do tell me if you know how her tone was when she answered the question. Did she sound pissed off and did she sound she was tired or did she sound she was arrogant? Yes OR no? Do you exactly know even tho she was not saying 'I am sorry I am not in the mood' she didn't sound sorry?
Oh so you are not the mods so you don't judge people here, is there what you are trying to say? Then I am wondering who you are that have such a power to judge Jankovic?

crazillo
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:51 PM
No one is perfect, but the whole thing is smacking of arrogance imo. Sorry, am I allowed an opinion?
It would be different if this was a one-off, upset after a match but she has said stuff in the past as well. When she was defending the number 1 saying it is better than winning a GS, then when she loses it, that the number 1 means nothing.

And I have no sympathy at all for her, especially when she has just signed a $5 million + contract, nice life, isn't it.

I totally agree! It didn't happen for the first time, I'm sure she'd have liked talking about her time at No. 1 for hours instead...
Don't get me wrong - I really think she has a nice game, but she has shown
some pretty bad manners since last autumn and I am really happy about her performances therefore. Maybe she will be more down-to-earth after it again.

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:54 PM
lol...she lost. kinda has a right to not wanna talk a lot.

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Oh then do tell me if you know how her tone was when she answered the question. Did she sound pissed off and did she sound she was tired or did she sound she was arrogant? Yes OR no? Do you exactly know even tho she was not saying 'I am sorry I am not in the mood' she didn't sound sorry?
Oh so you are not the mods so you don't judge people here, is there what you are trying to say? Then I am wondering who you are that have such a power to judge Jankovic?
Oh, please. If she were sorry, she would say so. It doesn't take a lot of effort to say «I'm sorry». I'm sure she wouldn't be totally exhausted if she said a single word «sorry».
I am trying to say that I CANNOT (it is physically impossible) to be in every thread trying to curb down the impoliteness, the abuses, the name-calling, etc. That is why this wonderful site has a TEAM of moderators.

volta
Mar 16th, 2009, 02:59 PM
hmmmmmmmmmm :lol:


anyways...not a big deal :shrug:

:haha:

pica_pica
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:02 PM
JJ...:sad:
I feel sorry for her since she has put real hard work during the off-season.

pancake
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Oh, please. If she were sorry, she would say so. It doesn't take a lot of effort to say «I'm sorry». I'm sure she wouldn't be totally exhausted if she said a single word «sorry».
I am trying to say that I CANNOT (it is physically impossible) to be in every thread trying to curb down the impoliteness, the abuses, the name-calling, etc. That is why this wonderful site has a TEAM of moderators.

Oh yeah? If you think a chick in the street is ugly, will you go to her and say 'oh I think you're ugly'. No you won't tell her, PROBABLY, but does it mean you don't think she is ugly? And are you 100% sure that she's not sorry just because she didn't say she's sorry? If not then, oh well, did you give her any benefit of doubt?
I still can't understand why her job includes being polite in press conference, I just don't know what's so wrong with her answer. It's not even a big deal and some of you are already talking about 'professionalism', just find me some official sites and guides listing clearly that she has to do what you guys think she has to do.

Radix2
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Cut her some slack. She was obviously upset about the way things are going with her game right now.

Some reporters just don't know when to ask certain questions. Some of them need a bit of sensitivity training.

AdeyC
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:15 PM
There are ways and ways of saying things. A simple «I am sorry, but I can't answer that right now» would be just fine.

It is - but that would then bring up the question 'why not' - her way is ending the matter quickly.

babsi
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:20 PM
This is last year at the Australian Open in January:
Q. It seemed like when you came back on the court after that medical timeout you had some emotion in your face. Was that from the pain or just from the situation?
JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, I was in pain. I took so many painkillers. I was telling the doctor, he said I'm going to overdose, and I want to live. As you know, it was a sad story that Heath Ledger died and he took so many things, so I was like saying to the doctor, Please don't let me take so many. I still, I am only 22. I want to live.
But I did the best that I could. I took so many painkillers, I put the creams, you know, to relieve my pain, but it was not a muscle that was the problem. When it's a muscle you can kind of camouflage it, but when it's a bone or whatever it is in there, I couldn't do it. Unfortunate.

Very bad taste.

tennisbum79
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:21 PM
This is last year at the Australian Open in January:
Q. It seemed like when you came back on the court after that medical timeout you had some emotion in your face. Was that from the pain or just from the situation?
JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, I was in pain. I took so many painkillers. I was telling the doctor, he said I'm going to overdose, and I want to live. As you know, it was a sad story that Heath Ledger died and he took so many things, so I was like saying to the doctor, Please don't let me take so many. I still, I am only 22. I want to live.
But I did the best that I could. I took so many painkillers, I put the creams, you know, to relieve my pain, but it was not a muscle that was the problem. When it's a muscle you can kind of camouflage it, but when it's a bone or whatever it is in there, I couldn't do it. Unfortunate.

Very bad taste.

houch!!
This was really in bad taste.

Miss Amor
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:26 PM
This is last year at the Australian Open in January:
Q. It seemed like when you came back on the court after that medical timeout you had some emotion in your face. Was that from the pain or just from the situation?
JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, I was in pain. I took so many painkillers. I was telling the doctor, he said I'm going to overdose, and I want to live. As you know, it was a sad story that Heath Ledger died and he took so many things, so I was like saying to the doctor, Please don't let me take so many. I still, I am only 22. I want to live.
But I did the best that I could. I took so many painkillers, I put the creams, you know, to relieve my pain, but it was not a muscle that was the problem. When it's a muscle you can kind of camouflage it, but when it's a bone or whatever it is in there, I couldn't do it. Unfortunate.

Very bad taste.

Joker congratz Jankovic for being mentally paralyzed and making tastless jokes about a dead guy.

http://s5.tinypic.com/34fekw4.jpg

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Oh yeah? If you think a chick in the street is ugly, will you go to her and say 'oh I think you're ugly'. No you won't tell her, PROBABLY, but does it mean you don't think she is ugly? And are you 100% sure that she's not sorry just because she didn't say she's sorry? If not then, oh well, did you give her any benefit of doubt?
I still can't understand why her job includes being polite in press conference, I just don't know what's so wrong with her answer. It's not even a big deal and some of you are already talking about 'professionalism', just find me some official sites and guides listing clearly that she has to do what you guys think she has to do.

Let's get things straight.
If you are sorry and you are polite, you say «sorry». Just thinking about it is not enough. Imagine someone saying «I've already apologized. I have said sorry in my mind.»
It's Common Sense. Official sites and guides needn't say you have to be polite. It is implicit. It is common sense. Do contracts mention you have got to be polite and respect your boss and co-workers?

améliemomo
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:34 PM
I remember when she was asked to say something in French and she answered " I am not in the mood " :lol:

Nothing wrong with that, another useless thread.

Well in fact for the french thing, I think she simply doesnt know how to speak decent french even if she said she studied it.:o

Dementieva knows french whereas jankovic, I'm still waiting lol:lol:

BlameSerena
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:44 PM
This is last year at the Australian Open in January:
Q. It seemed like when you came back on the court after that medical timeout you had some emotion in your face. Was that from the pain or just from the situation?
JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, I was in pain. I took so many painkillers. I was telling the doctor, he said I'm going to overdose, and I want to live. As you know, it was a sad story that Heath Ledger died and he took so many things, so I was like saying to the doctor, Please don't let me take so many. I still, I am only 22. I want to live.
But I did the best that I could. I took so many painkillers, I put the creams, you know, to relieve my pain, but it was not a muscle that was the problem. When it's a muscle you can kind of camouflage it, but when it's a bone or whatever it is in there, I couldn't do it. Unfortunate.

Very bad taste.

True. I won't deny that.

This comment is far different than the one from yesterday though. She wasn't in the mood to talk :shrug:

After reading the statement you posted, maybe it's best she didn't say much :tape:

matty
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:47 PM
It doesn't really come off as being rude to me--just a dumb question from the reporter right after she crashed out of one of the biggest tournaments of the yr to a 17 yr old.

nelsondan
Mar 16th, 2009, 03:57 PM
I am not a fan of JJ. She has this history of saying things, even if it is rude, nonsensical, or sounds like she is making excuses. It is so much a part of who she is, that I would advise her to not try to be any other way---not only is it entertaining, but it probably helps her keep her overall equilibrium. Get over it---very seldom does it even come close to really mattering.

danieln1
Mar 16th, 2009, 04:05 PM
She´s in slump right now so she might be pissed... or it was just her period whatever

crazillo
Mar 16th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Let's get things straight.
If you are sorry and you are polite, you say «sorry». Just thinking about it is not enough. Imagine someone saying «I've already apologized. I have said sorry in my mind.»
It's Common Sense. Official sites and guides needn't say you have to be polite. It is implicit. It is common sense. Do contracts mention you have got to be polite and respect your boss and co-workers?

Couldn't have said it any better! :clap2:

$uricate
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:05 PM
She just couldn't be bothered :shrug:

Press conferences are such a bore :yawn:

pancake
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Let's get things straight.
If you are sorry and you are polite, you say «sorry». Just thinking about it is not enough. Imagine someone saying «I've already apologized. I have said sorry in my mind.»
It's Common Sense. Official sites and guides needn't say you have to be polite. It is implicit. It is common sense. Do contracts mention you have got to be polite and respect your boss and co-workers?

:spit:

Unfortunately, I really have to be rude for once, what you are saying is called BULLSH!T.

First, you can still be rude to your boss and co-workers, and no one will say you are 'not professional'. You DON'T have to be polite to your boss and co-workers, who say you have to? Is every boss super nice to you? Is every co-worker super nice to you? And if they are not do they get fired for being rude and being called unprofessional? So I really get the points of your... example?

Common sense is that sometimes you can feel sorry without saying a word. And you don't even answer my question, are you 100% sure she was not being sorry just because she didn't apoloize? And again what's so rude about her answer?

pancake
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Couldn't have said it any better! :clap2:

:spit:
Then thank god you didn't say much, if you couldn't have said anything better.

RenaSlam.
Mar 16th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Expected.

PizzaMan
Mar 16th, 2009, 07:24 PM
The question was stupid because it was not relevant to the matter at hand. Why not ask her about the world financial crisis as well? I'm not a big JJ fan, but her response makes me like her more.

serenus_2k8
Mar 16th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Eww snotty cow, put ur dummy back in.

MaBaker
Mar 16th, 2009, 07:35 PM
She´s in slump right now so she might be pissed... or it was just her period whatever
If it was ,I'm sure she would've talked about that :shrug:


JJ :hug: :kiss:

serenaforever
Mar 16th, 2009, 08:10 PM
nothing wrong with declining

Olórin
Mar 16th, 2009, 08:30 PM
:spit:

Unfortunately, I really have to be rude for once, what you are saying is called BULLSH!T.

First, you can still be rude to your boss and co-workers, and no one will say you are 'not professional'. You DON'T have to be polite to your boss and co-workers, who say you have to? Is every boss super nice to you? Is every co-worker super nice to you? And if they are not do they get fired for being rude and being called unprofessional? So I really get the points of your... example?

Common sense is that sometimes you can feel sorry without saying a word. And you don't even answer my question, are you 100% sure she was not being sorry just because she didn't apoloize? And again what's so rude about her answer?

Honestly, this post is the definition of verbal diarrhea.

Surely you are either being professional or you are not. Please enlighten me as to what exactly in any work environment is professional about being rude or impolite?

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 16th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Here is my issue with JJ's answer. First off I do agree that the question was not appropriate and I understand JJ being upset after the upset and losing the match.

Still she could have responded with "I'm sorry, I don't wish to discuss that matter at this time" or something along that line. They are all professional players, as well as human beings and do make mistakes but sometimes thinking before speaking is required. And yes I have had issues with my faves as well so it's not like I'm attacking JJ.

Also telling others they are not suppose to having issue with her response is is not right either. People see thinks differently. IMO she could have responded a bit differently.

Foxy

2moretogo
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Everyone is in a pissy mode @ IW it seems. YIKES!! We haven't even played the second major of the year and already the top players are getting snippy.

Having said that Jelena, like Serena is very emotional about losses. I still remember her crying after she lost to Venus at USO a couple of years back. I really can't blame her. It is what makes tennis exciting that they aren't a bunch of drones.

Malva
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:06 PM
It's still rude and she is a professional, she shouldn't give answers like that to a really normal question.

Just for your information: answering "Sorry, I am not in the mood" is not rude at all. Not in English. And the question was one of those empty questions journalists ask when they have nothing better to say. She has every right to spurn similar questions even when she is in the mood.

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:18 PM
:spit:

Unfortunately, I really have to be rude for once, what you are saying is called BULLSH!T.

First, you can still be rude to your boss and co-workers, and no one will say you are 'not professional'. You DON'T have to be polite to your boss and co-workers, who say you have to? Is every boss super nice to you? Is every co-worker super nice to you? And if they are not do they get fired for being rude and being called unprofessional? So I really get the points of your... example?

Common sense is that sometimes you can feel sorry without saying a word. And you don't even answer my question, are you 100% sure she was not being sorry just because she didn't apoloize? And again what's so rude about her answer?

But I won't have to be rude to you, sorry. You don't understand my arguments. Fine. I don't understand yours as well. If people did everything they were in the mood for, this world would be much worse than it already is. That's just what I would like to add.

Josh.
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:18 PM
...;15200487']i hate people who over-analyse shit... she didnt wanna talk about it lol, who gives a flying shite... lol it means nothinggggggggggggggggggg

Saved me looking through this entire thread because this is the perfect answer. :lol:

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Just for your information: answering "Sorry, I am not in the mood" is not rude at all. Not in English. And the question was one of those empty questions journalists ask when they have nothing better to say. She has every right to spurn similar questions even when she is in the mood.

She never said «sorry». Yes, it is but one single word. But it makes a hell of a difference.

AndreConrad
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:27 PM
She never said «sorry». Yes, it is but one single word. But it makes a hell of a difference.
It still doesn't have to be interpretted as a rude answer. Perhaps an answer with an "attitude", but not necessarily rude. We all know that Jelena can be full of attitude and proud of it. Good for her!

VivalaSeles
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:38 PM
It still doesn't have to be interpretted as a rude answer. Perhaps an answer with an "attitude", but not necessarily rude. We all know that Jelena can be full of attitude and proud of it. Good for her!
Where a person sees «x», the other sees «y». I simply do not see any reason why the poor journalist had to be the recipient of JJ's «attitude».

crazillo
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:42 PM
:spit:
Then thank god you didn't say much, if you couldn't have said anything better.

I made my point clear earlier on, you actually even quoted me...

You are saying how some people behave and we say how people should behave. That's what seperates us.

MagicMilan
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:46 PM
With a bunch of morons on WTAworld like reetard, no wonder threads like this have 70+ posts. Good job :yeah:
Some people here really have to get a life ASAP, and not try to interpret every single sentence a player says.

bobbynorwich
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Pretty routine question:
Q. The Djokovic family is working on a tennis tournament as you know. I would like to know your thoughts on what that means for the future of the tennis in your country and as well...

And it gets this response:
JELENA JANKOVIC: I can't answer that now. I'm not in the mood.

Something doesn't sit right with me having that attitude, it was a very normal question in a press conference nothing at all controversial that she might not want to answer.

Maybe there is controversy. Could be a feud between Jankovic and Djokovic --- possibly Dfakers' family sucking up all the tennis oxygen in Serbia. Other reasons for a feud?

serenus_2k8
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:54 PM
With a bunch of morons on WTAworld like reetard, no wonder threads like this have 70+ posts. Good job :yeah:
Some people here really have to get a life ASAP, and not try to interpret every single sentence a player says.

I love how bad tempered the Serbian fans have become now that the serbs rises have levelled off :drool:

When Serena says comments like this, the response of posters would be how disgusting she is and she has no grace and needs to learn from Venus etc. and yet when JJ says it people are just over analysisng. Sure :yeah:

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:04 PM
I love how bad tempered the Serbian fans have become now that the serbs rises have levelled off :drool:

When Serena says comments like this, the response of posters would be how disgusting she is and she has no grace and needs to learn from Venus etc. and yet when JJ says it people are just over analysisng. Sure :yeah:

Thank you!!! Had this been Serena you would have heard a bunch of bitching and mourning about how arrogant she is... yet the spin wheels come out in full force when it others.

Foxy

Malva
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:07 PM
She never said «sorry». Yes, it is but one single word. But it makes a hell of a difference.

That's an important word, for sure, and in the US you hear it all the time. It is the first thing you say when confronted with anything from apologizing for something you did, or did not, to being just baffled. So automatic it became, I doubt journalists care to record such words.

I am always willing to give credit of doubt to anybody. A simple attitude of good will carries you quite far. And certainly, replying "I am not in the mood" is not rude language, is not rude behavior, and is not considered rude. Using expletives is. Using gutter language is.

bobbynorwich
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:08 PM
She could have responded with "I'm sorry, I don't wish to discuss that matter at this time" or something along that line. They are all professional players, as well as human beings and do make mistakes but sometimes thinking before speaking is required.

Foxy

Exactly, that would be the more mature way to answer the question --- not flippant or piqued. And none of us would be talking about her non-answer now.

MagicMilan
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:12 PM
I love how bad tempered the Serbian fans have become now that the serbs rises have levelled off :drool:

When Serena says comments like this, the response of posters would be how disgusting she is and she has no grace and needs to learn from Venus etc. and yet when JJ says it people are just over analysisng. Sure :yeah:
I'm not bad tempered due to the fact that JJ is playing like crap, but because "people" like reetard & KitinovRules still post on this forum. Thank God some were banned.
When JJ loses I'm not angry but sad that she lost. And you will never find a single post of mine that is disrespectful to a player, no matter what a player says or does. That can't be said for the majority of posters here.

Malva
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Where a person sees «x», the other sees «y». I simply do not see any reason why the poor journalist had to be the recipient of JJ's «attitude».

Your zeal in pursuing this totally made up matter bothers me more than her perfectly all-right answer – even in the exact form as stated by the thread opener.

Let me therefore repeat once more: I do not see anything remotely inappropriate in Jelena Janković's answer to that question. I am defending her solely on the grounds that I don't like somebody being attacked, especially attacked unjustly, out of what seems to me could be ulterior motives masking themselves under the appearance of being concerned for 'propriety' and good manners.

joão.
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:24 PM
:lol:

MagicMilan
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Your zeal in pursuing this totally made up matter bothers me more than her perfectly all-right answer – even in the exact form as stated by the thread opener.

Let me therefore repeat once more: I do not see anything remotely inappropriate in Jelena Janković's answer to that question. I am defending her solely on the grounds that I don't like somebody being attacked, especially attacked unjustly, out of what seems to me could be ulterior motives masking themselves under the appearance of being concerned for 'propriety' and good manners.
Couldn't have said it any better. Thank you :worship:

franny
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Her job is to behave like a tolerably polite person at the press conferences. If I were a journalist I would have answered: «And I'm not in the mood to be here too, interviewing such a self-absorbed diva like yourself, but it is my job to do it and I do so professionally, unlike you.»
There are mods here. I am not one of them (regarding your last question).

Her job is to play tennis. That is what she gets paid to do. If people think she is rude and would rather not listen to her, then that is their prerogative. Tennis players owe nothing to anyone outside of showing up to tournaments and playing.

VivalaSeles
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Your zeal in pursuing this totally made up matter bothers me more than her perfectly all-right answer – even in the exact form as stated by the thread opener.

Let me therefore repeat once more: I do not see anything remotely inappropriate in Jelena Janković's answer to that question. I am defending her solely on the grounds that I don't like somebody being attacked, especially attacked unjustly, out of what seems to me could be ulterior motives masking themselves under the appearance of being concerned for 'propriety' and good manners.

And I repeat what I have said from the beginning. I think I am entitled to have my own opinion, without someone questioning so-called ulterior motives. Fans of players tend to dismiss any kind of criticism using the tactic you're using: it all stems from ulterior motives. Do you want to know what my ulterior motives are: I believe everyone deserves respect, even journalist, especially if they don't make rude or nosey questions, as was the case.

MaBaker
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:11 AM
I love how bad tempered the Serbian fans have become now that the serbs rises have levelled off :drool:
Omg :rolls:

When Serena says comments like this, the response of posters would be how disgusting she is and she has no grace and needs to learn from Venus etc
When Serena comments or does something , only SW fans react, cause noone else cares .

partbrit
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:29 AM
i hate people who over-analyse...

You hate them? Wow.

SM
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:32 AM
i love jeca :)

дalex
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:34 AM
I simply do not see any reason why the poor journalist had to be the recipient of JJ's «attitude».

:lol: Poow wittwe youwnalists...

If anything journalists love interviewing Jelena 'cos she talks a lot and usually she makes them laugh. The proof that some of the comments in this thread are silly is in an article of Steve Tignor where he talks about this same press conference. Go read it (http://tennisworld.typepad.com/thewrap/2009/03/iw-the-trouble.html#comments). He never once mentioned JJ's "attitude" and was full of compassion for Jelena. He found much more interesting things to mention from the same presser even if it was very short one for obvious reasons.

I love how bad tempered the Serbian fans have become now that the serbs rises have levelled off :drool:

:weirdo:

When Serena says comments like this, the response of posters would be how disgusting she is and she has no grace and needs to learn from Venus etc. And yet when JJ says it people are just over analysisng. Sure :yeah:

So, your natural reaction to this thread is to repeat what some other posters are saying about Serena? Does that mean you agree with them 'cos it sure looks that way from where I'm sitting:

Eww snotty cow, put ur dummy back in.

Thank you!!!

:scratch: See above!

Malva
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:38 AM
I believe everyone deserves respect, even journalist, especially if they don't make rude or nosey questions, as was the case.

Ad nauseam: Jelena's answer was respectful.

Your firm belief in everyone deserving respect is indeed laudable: hopefully you will apply it to make the WTA forum a place where members treat other members with respect, and, even more, where the players themselves are treated with respect.

~Kiera~
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:43 AM
I believe everyone deserves respect, even journalist, especially if they don't make rude or nosey questions, as was the case.

How idiotically insensitive can one be?

Talented she was, but what a major b****.

He IS and always HAS BEEN a major imbecile ;)

Oops...

VivalaSeles
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:58 AM
Oops...

Care to provide the context/background so that people can understand what had been said.
In one case, "the insensitive" one, the quote was directed to a poster criticizing Azarenka for not having been fit enough to stay on court against Serena at AO.

Here is the original quote in full:

«How idiotically insensitive can one be? Azarenka was almost fainting. This has nothing to do with fitness.»
The «imbecile» refetes to the racist comments of Berlusconi, Italy's prime-minister.

VivalaSeles
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Ad nauseam: Jelena's answer was respectful.


AD NAUSEUM: That is YOUR opinion. I'm entitled to MINE, would you allow me at least that?

Malva
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:05 AM
AD NAUSEUM: That is YOUR opinion. I'm entitled to MINE, would you allow me at least that?

Sorry, this is not just my opinion, I merely expressed a generally accepted view on what is acceptable behavior in public in a place like the United States. Norms of social behavior are not and should not be based on individual opinions. This is why they are called norms. If I come to Portugal and find that people there are a lot more sensitive and have different norms of behavior, then I will certainly try to modify my behavior to conform to the standards expected there.

My original post was to register that Jelena's answer was well within the norms of acceptable behavior in the US where I suppose her answer took place.

socialite
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Care to provide the context/background so that people can understand what had been said.
In one case, "the insensitive" one, the quote was directed to a poster criticizing Azarenka for not having been fit enough to stay on court against Serena at AO.

Doesn't matter - you were still rude. Calling someone insensitve is very rude .... and judgemental.

Calling someone a bitch in the other sentence the poster pointed out is even worse. That is very, very rude. Much ruder than what Jelena said.

Double standards I'd say ..... wouldn't you? :tape:

Seems to me you are "protesting too much". Have you sought counselling for it because you clearly are very unaware of yourself i.e. you can be rude but when others are you are highly against it. Why be highly against it when others do it, but it's OK for you to do it? :confused:

VivalaSeles
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:08 AM
Sorry, this is not just my opinion, I merely expressed a generally accepted view on what is acceptable behavior in public in a place like the United States. If I come to Portugal and find that people there are a lot more sensitive, then I will try to modify my behavior to conform to the standards expected there.

First, Jelena is not American. Secondly, if all native English speakers agreeed with you, then you had a point. As this thread shows, not all English speakers agree with you. So, there is room for discussion.

ChriS.
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:16 AM
It would help to have heard the interview rather than just seen a transcript. It sounds like something JJ might say but was probably said in a light hearted way. She was feeling really down and she was in no mood to talk about tennis in Serbia. Normally she would love to talk about such things. It seems disrespectful in print but I doubt it was meant that way.

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:18 AM
:lol: Poow wittwe youwnalists...

If anything journalists love interviewing Jelena 'cos she talks a lot and usually she makes them laugh. The proof that some of the comments in this thread are silly is in an article of Steve Tignor where he talks about this same press conference. Go read it (http://tennisworld.typepad.com/thewrap/2009/03/iw-the-trouble.html#comments). He never once mentioned JJ's "attitude" and was full of compassion for Jelena. He found much more interesting things to mention from the same presser even if it was very short one for obvious reasons.



:weirdo:



So, your natural reaction to this thread is to repeat what some other posters are saying about Serena? Does that mean you agree with them 'cos it sure looks that way from where I'm sitting:





:scratch: See above!

WHATEVER!!! I'll wait til the next time and see the hypocrisy spilling out on this forum. Lots of posters have CONVENIENT memories.

And let me add while I am at it, that I don't think the thread was necessary and I do understand JJ not being up to it, and not wanting to deal with a question of that kind right after her loss. Reason I think this rush to judge players who gives an answer you don't like right after a loss is totally unnecessary, however I always find it amazing how understandable posters can suddenly be be when the tables are turned. yet they want to crucify others. There are times I wish my faves did not say certain things, think before responding in a particular way but I often remember they are human being and do make mistakes. IMHO Jelena could have worded her response differently, and it does seem rude reading it, but I won't kill her for responding the way she did, she was not happy having just lost a match she should have won even playing horrible tennis. My point is I hope when others say it we will all be as understandable.,

Foxy

Roookie
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Wanna see bad attitude?. Watch Serena or Maria post-match interviews. :lol:

~Kiera~
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Care to provide the context/background so that people can understand what had been said.
In one case, "the insensitive" one, the quote was directed to a poster criticizing Azarenka for not having been fit enough to stay on court against Serena at AO.

Here is the original quote in full:

«How idiotically insensitive can one be? Azarenka was almost fainting. This has nothing to do with fitness.»
The «imbecile» refetes to the racist comments of Berlusconi, Italy's prime-minister.

The little arrows next to each quote goes direct to the thread should anyone wish to look. In any case, the context doesn't matter. "Everyone" is an inclusive word. There really is no room to manoeuvre.

We do like to hold people to high standards, but if we're also unable to meet these perhaps we should learn to be less harsh about others ;)

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:54 AM
And I believe politeness, profissionalism and respect for others are a big deal and JJ's answer is lacking in all these three departments.

I agree with you. Although, I can also see the other side that JJ was upset and just unable to control her emotional response at something she didn't want to talk about in that moment. Bottom line, she could have handled it better. But I still love JJ.

She has had a terrible start for 2009. I'm upset for her myself.

VivalaSeles
Mar 17th, 2009, 02:14 AM
We do like to hold people to high standards, but if we're also unable to meet these perhaps we should learn to be less harsh about others ;)
Well, you are right. But you may have noticed that, in the original quote, I took the trouble of pointing out that the journalist had not been rude or nosey. If the quotes can be tracked, everyone can check for themselves if the recipients of my words were or weren't/had been or hadn't been rude. Anyway, I try to be respectful and polite, though I am sure I sometimes fail. But, one wrong does not make another wrong right.

rada
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:31 AM
Wow she wasn't in the mood to talk so what.

bobbynorwich
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:52 AM
Not about being rude, just a big dump on the Djokovic family's tournament. Big animosity, Dfaker's stealing her limelight.

madlove
Mar 17th, 2009, 05:20 AM
drama queen.. i love it

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 17th, 2009, 05:26 AM
The typical question about another tennis player from your same country is annoying .
I understand her answer

Orbis
Mar 17th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Why this comment somehow warranted a thread with over 100 responses is beyond me.
No one can be a media darling 100% of the time. Jelena almost always speaks her mind and answers questions in interviews, so if she didn't want to answer one question, big deal. Who cares?

miss_molik
Mar 17th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Leave her alone, she's feeling like shit and obviously just wants to answer the important questions and leave.

Matt01
Mar 17th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Leave her alone, she's feeling like shit and obviously just wants to answer the important questions and leave.


It is her job to answer the questions after a match and it is not her job to decide which questions are important or not :shrug:

I'm a big fan of her but to me it sounded like an innocent question from a journalist. She at least could have apoligized for not answering that question or she could have given a little reason why didn't want to answer IMO.

edificio
Mar 17th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Jelena is not my favorite, but I don't think there is anything wrong with saying you cannot answer a question, because you are not in the right frame of mind. Her expression was a bit idiomatic to jaded teenagers, so some might think she was being flippant, as she tends to be. But it isn't good to answer some questions if you are not in the right frame of mind. Just ask Serena.

serenus_2k8
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Leave her alone, she's feeling like shit and obviously just wants to answer the important questions and leave.

All players feel like shit after they lose, they dont need to go round treating journalists like sh*t because of it. When you're a top player its your duty to do your best to answer questions or politely explain you want to move on.

JJ fans just overly defensive and can't admit the comment was rude :shrug:

serenus_2k8
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Omg :rolls:


When Serena comments or does something , only SW fans react, cause noone else cares .

Im sorry, but how funny is this :haha: WS dominate GM, regardless of whether or not they're playing. There is even ''Stop all the WS threads in GM'' threads now to add to the tally :haha: This comment is especially funny since around IW we get about 20 ''Why arent they playing/What Promo work must they do'' threads that pop up. But no, nobody cares about Serena despite her being the biggest marquee player in the game (Venus/Serena/Maria) the #1 player in the world, best player of her generation etc etc, yet strangely she is never in need of helicopters to get her to the outside courts. Wow, how odd!

Optima
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:09 PM
All players feel like shit after they lose, they dont need to go round treating journalists like sh*t because of it. When you're a top player its your duty to do your best to answer questions or politely explain you want to move on.

JJ fans just overly defensive and can't admit the comment was rude :shrug:

Like Serena hasn't been "rude" 15,000 times before.

morningglory
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:09 PM
:lol: it was fun reading this thread.
This is the girl who said she was afraid of ending up like Heath Ledger... so dont take EVERYTHING she says too seriously. She's apparently a very emotional girl.

Mikey.
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Why are Serena fans of all people in here commenting on how rude it was? :spit: :haha: :rolls:

serenus_2k8
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Like Serena hasn't been "rude" 15,000 times before.

When she is rude her fans still have to take the grief :rolleyes: But at least she has the results to back it up.

Why are Serena fans of all people in here commenting on how rude it was? :spit: :haha: :rolls:

Why shouldnt they? I didnt realise this thread was limited to only part of GM?? :confused:

Optima
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:46 PM
I guess you can only speak your opinion if you've won a slam. Everyone else should STFU, right? God forbid someone having the brains to think for themselves and say what's on their mind, what a shame.

young_gunner913
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:55 PM
i know why WS fans are all up in arms about this because yes, if this would have been Serena, everyone and their mommas would be up in here calling Serena almost every name in the book.

but come on. this is getting ridiculous. if Jelena doesnt want to answer a question, she doesnt have to. Same goes for Serena, Venus, Elena, Dinara, Sveta, Ana and whoever else. let's stop trying to make nothing into something. i mean i know Indian Wells has been quite dramatic this year with so many players losing early, but hey, that's women's tennis for you and thats why we all stick around no matter how crazy it gets. :)

serenus_2k8
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:03 PM
I guess you can only speak your opinion if you've won a slam. Everyone else should STFU, right? God forbid someone having the brains to think for themselves and say what's on their mind, what a shame.

Im glad Jelena says how she feels, some of the robots on tour arent doing anyone any favours with their boring personalities. I just hope next time everyone goes to jump on Serena's back about something she does or says, you remember these points ;)

Apoleb
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:05 PM
8 pages for this? :spit: She can't answer that now. She's not in the mood. It's THAT simple.

treufreund
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Wow!! Gawd I Love This Girl!!! Ajde Jelena!!

treufreund
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:11 PM
When she is rude her fans still have to take the grief :rolleyes: But at least she has the results to back it up.



Why shouldnt they? I didnt realise this thread was limited to only part of GM?? :confused:

That is just bizarre. Serena's GLORIOUS RESULTS are to be admired but they don't justify rude behaviour. I am disputing your logic on that one... Serena has been given grief over dumb things at times and rightfully so at other times. This quote by Jelena is actually funny to me. I guess I would have to see the tape, but still I don't think it is that rude. Besides, they should ask Novak and not Jelena.:D

Marionated
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:14 PM
8 pages for this? :spit: She can't answer that now. She's not in the mood. It's THAT simple.

Agreed.

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:38 PM
i know why WS fans are all up in arms about this because yes, if this would have been Serena, everyone and their mommas would be up in here calling Serena almost every name in the book.

but come on. this is getting ridiculous. if Jelena doesnt want to answer a question, she doesnt have to. Same goes for Serena, Venus, Elena, Dinara, Sveta, Ana and whoever else. let's stop trying to make nothing into something. i mean i know Indian Wells has been quite dramatic this year with so many players losing early, but hey, that's women's tennis for you and thats why we all stick around no matter how crazy it gets. :)


exaaaaaaaaaactly!