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treufreund
Sep 7th, 2002, 08:59 AM
This was posted in another thread but it got me wondering why suddenly Martina Hingis has become extremely complimentary towards the Williams sisters while players like Capriati, Henin and lately Amelie are letting their feelings be known. I think Amelie truly believes in her heart that the Williams match in France was predetermined. Either that or something has happened behind the scenes between Amelie and Venus on the players' council. I think it's great that Amelie is willing to be HONEST in her answers though. It adds spice to the WTA and she has the game to back it up.



"As I say, they're not going to be in the finals forever," Mauresmo said.

In an interview with the French reporters yesterday, Mauresmo was asked if she admired the way Venus fought back from love-40 to win the match.

"For sure, she got back from 0-40, but, no, I don't admire her," Mauresmo said. "That means what it means."

treufreund
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:10 AM
Well sometimes I just wonder if the WTA plans some of these stupid rivalries. First it was Hingis, then Hingis and Davenport, then Capriati, now Mauresmo and Henin who are supposedly having this war with the Williams. So sue me for being an insomniac. I drank too much Starbucks. I think the rivalries add flair to the game considering that Amelie has always been seen as the "meek European and shy French girl". Suddenly out of no where she is making bold statement on and off the court.

Sorry you got annoyed Anton. :p

anton
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:31 AM
I think CBS said Amelie is living in Switzerland now. I'm not really annoyed but apporaching that point. I do want to congrat. Amelie. I did not see the match but its good. I would have been nervous maybe. But from what I hear she played well and that semi was more of a match than the Linday-Serena. I feel sorry for Lindsay. I wanted her to win of of those set points. Also I wanted to see more tennis so I was pulling for the 3rd set. since I missed Venus-AM.

Larrybid
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:40 AM
Yeah, Capriati was making bold statements too. Another loser mouthing off..shocking, just shocking - not!

kiwifan
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:51 AM
True Hater, despite Chucky's outspoken tendencies. She likes being popular in the general populace of tennis fans. It was safe for her to go after the Sisters verbally a few of years ago. But she began to look pathetic (even with the #1 ranking because most people who knew anything about tennis recognized Venus as the best player as early as 2000).

No one is more insecure about her place in the WTA than Chucky. The smartest thing she can do is acknowledge the Sister's greatness. That way when she finally takes one from them (clay court season before the French 2003) it will be recognized as an accomplishment instead of an "it's about time" situation.

As for Momo and Henin, my opinion is that they are stating the general sour grapes of the rest of the WTA and are probably encouraged in the locker room in their stupid efforts to tarnish the sisters.

JCap is just a dumb jock who hasn't discovered the words "no comment" yet. Nothing deep going on there.

Normally I don't respond to your posts because they are obviously anti-The Greatest Living Tennis Players On Earth, but I just got in from a great night on the Sunset Strip and am in an indulgent mood.

Now that I have been candid with you, answer me this honestly. Are you jealous of Serena? You seem to obsess on her wearing a tiara an awful lot. Perhaps you wish you were Serena Williams.

Go ahead and admit the root of your hater envy.

The truth will set you free.

THE NET
Sep 7th, 2002, 10:26 AM
Amelie always have big mouth against the Williams sister. In the end, she couldn't do much with them.

:o

2284
Sep 7th, 2002, 10:38 AM
Yes, Amelie does have a big mouth, but I honestly believe that she is the greatest threat to the Williams sisters at the moment

Dahveed
Sep 7th, 2002, 12:30 PM
I don't see why amélie would have to admire the Williams. Hello! She's not a fan, she's an opponent!

wongqks
Sep 7th, 2002, 12:37 PM
Do people actually realise that it is a translated quote from French. Maybe what Amelie means in French does not mean as offencsive as it sounds in english, I think a lot of people had learnt about that through the 'half a man ' comment in 99, obviously they forgot :rolleyes:

irma
Sep 7th, 2002, 12:40 PM
I think her comments improve.
first she said: I go for 3
then: I want to beat them
now: this will not always be the case
next time she will say: I will beat the crap out of them.;)

I love serena but her opponent don't have to talk like they are cows brought to the slaughter, that would be bad spirit!:o

Monica_Rules
Sep 7th, 2002, 12:42 PM
Oh big woopsies!:rolleyes:

Bright Red
Sep 7th, 2002, 01:04 PM
I also agree that players shouldn't admire other players. Truth be told, I doubt that the Williams admire Momo (granted the Sisters would have much less reason to admire Momo than Momo has reason to admire them).

Players like Lindsay and Monica are of a different breed in that they admire players who are obviously supremely talented. Momo just happens to not be like that. And if I had to bet, I would say that there's a very fine line between having a lot of admiration for your opponent, and having a mental block against your opponent. The Williams Sisters and Momo's way seems the best approach to winning.

THE NET
Sep 7th, 2002, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by Bright Red
I also agree that players shouldn't admire other players. Truth be told, I doubt that the Williams admire Momo (granted the Sisters would have much less reason to admire Momo than Momo has reason to admire them).

Players like Lindsay and Monica are of a different breed in that they admire players who are obviously supremely talented. Momo just happens to not be like that. And if I had to bet, I would say that there's a very fine line between having a lot of admiration for your opponent, and having a mental block against your opponent. The Williams Sisters and Momo's way seems the best approach to winning.

Momo just doesn't have the "HEART OF CHAMPION!!" which makes her differed from Seles, Graf, Davenport.

;)

Dawn Marie
Sep 7th, 2002, 06:33 PM
They didn't mean ADMIRER Venus but ADMIRER how she had the WILL TO WIN. Momo didn't have to go there with her last quote. She made this quote: "That means what it means". Did she really have to put that lil sentence in there?

I don't expect Momo to admirer Venus, hell she is her rival. I just don't think she had to add that little quote. Be a bit nicer in defeat.

griffin
Sep 7th, 2002, 06:34 PM
Or Dawn, maybe it meant she didn't feel like discussing the issue all afternoon and wanted to move on.

Whatever. We all pick and choose and decide what we want things to mean. But it would be really interesting if posters (and I do mean all of us) held their own statements up to the same scrutiny they held the players (particularly the ones they don't like)

Dawn Marie
Sep 7th, 2002, 06:36 PM
Griffin that aint' gonna happen. They are the stars and we are the fans. It is our job to scrutinized and debate what they say the good and the bad.

This is why this very board is up here on the internet.:)

midora
Sep 7th, 2002, 06:41 PM
Treufreund,

Interesting and informative post as usual--NOT.

I think it was you who said these words in another post: GET OVER IT. Amelie, Henin,Capriati are all sore losers. Much like yourself

kiwifan
Sep 7th, 2002, 06:47 PM
I'm all for pre-match trash talk from any player about any player.

Once you lose, you do yourself a disservice by bad mouthing the winner (I'm talking generalities not Momo today, or at Wimbledon, or...).

Just say, "She whipped my butt, but I'll be back and I'll play better next time." Even if it's not true, it's the way to go once you've lost.

Australian Open Sister Slam coming up next!!!

harloo
Sep 7th, 2002, 06:50 PM
Who cares if Amelie admires Venus or not? You know, her mouth can be pretty nasty anyways, so this is no suprise IMO. I just hope she doesn't fall into the trap that she needs to save the women's game and put alot of pressure on herself. Anyways, I thought Amelie was different, but she fooled me. Ever since Wimbledon she has said some pretty nasty things. But such is life. She is not supposed to admire her rivals. However, it would be nice if she exemplified some class.

Deira
Sep 7th, 2002, 07:32 PM
What happened with Henin???? Did I miss something (which is not all that unusual ;)). Did she say something offensive about the Williams sisters?

Playa
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:10 PM
don't waste your time arguing about Amelie and the Sisters
amelie has the rigth the Admire or not certain players

notice ,she didn't say "like".

Truefiend is always trying to bring different fan bases against each other , It was Chanda then Jen ,now it's Amelie and Tomorrow it will be Kim or whoever.

He's not obsessed about HINGIS anymore ...

The guy is on a mission to get the williams
the guy is Lunatic ... and... pathetic.

regards.

Playa
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:22 PM
by the way it happend that I can get some french TV ( i mean from france )
and i can understand french too.
I saw Amelie one day at a show called 'union libre'
and she said quote " It's impossible to be friends with any other players , there are so much competitions out there"

It's not only about the Williams sisters to Amelie's mind
but rather about everyone

correct me if I'm wrong but it's excatly the same approch the the williams sisters took, though the didn't say it loudly in pubic.


give the girl some slack.

Volcana
Sep 7th, 2002, 10:44 PM
Bright Red - That doesn't really work. I've heard Venus say she has great respect for Monica and Lindsay. I've also heard her say she respected Jenn for battling back. I've heard her use simialr complimentary words about Steffi. So I have to disagree that tennis requires a 'no respect for your opponent' approach. When Serena lost to Chanda she was nothing but complimentary. Same when she lost to Justine at Berlin. She attributed more of her Charleston loss to her own bad play, but she did credit Patty as well. And the truth is, she played dreadfully that match.

I think most successful players are like Venus and Serena, and give credit, respect and yes, admiration to their opponents.

Jenn - Well, she no fan of Venus or Serena, but she mostly expresses admiration for OTHER opponents.

Jelena - I've certainly never heard her go out of her way to say she DIDN'T admire another player.

Monica - Please

Kim - No

Justine - Well, Justine had a tough summer.

Martina certainly doesn't start matches anymore by asking her opponent 'do you want me to serve, or I break you?'

Amelie

Lindsay - Well, she said a few things in the past that show she HAS less than positive feeling about certain people. But certainly I couldn't quote anything from her like, ' I have no respect for ...'

I just can't agree with you Bright Red. I can't say Amelie was caught just after the match and it was an 'after bitter defeat' type of comment. The last one, sure. This one, she already knew the media would jump all over it, and she made sure they knew exactly what she meant.

When my shots weren't working, I used to imagine the ball was the head of guys I particularly didn't like. Worked everytime.

villa
Sep 8th, 2002, 12:04 AM
Amelie needs to be dished out a couple of bagels by the sisters, man her ego is getting just too damn big, somebody needs to deflate it and deflate it quick....:fiery: :fiery:

Volcana
Sep 8th, 2002, 01:47 AM
Bright Red - That doesn't really work. I've heard Venus say she has great respect for Monica and Lindsay. I've also heard her say she respected Jenn for battling back. I've heard her use simialr complimentary words about Steffi. So I have to disagree that tennis requires a 'no respect for your opponent' approach. When Serena lost to Chanda she was nothing but complimentary. Same when she lost to Justine at Berlin. She attributed more of her Charleston loss to her own bad play, but she did credit Patty as well. And the truth is, she played dreadfully that match.

I think most successful players are like Venus and Serena, and give credit, respect and yes, admiration to their opponents.

Jenn - Well, she no fan of Venus or Serena, but she mostly expresses admiration for OTHER opponents.

Jelena - I've certainly never heard her go out of her way to say she DIDN'T admire another player.

Monica - Please

Kim - No

Justine - Well, Justine had a tough summer.

Martina certainly doesn't start matches anymore by asking her opponent 'do you want me to serve, or I break you?'

Amelie

Lindsay - Well, she said a few things in the past that show she HAS less than positive feeling about certain people. But certainly I couldn't quote anything from her like, ' I have no respect for ...'

I just can't agree with you Bright Red. I can't say Amelie was caught just after the match and it was an 'after bitter defeat' type of comment. The last one, sure. This one, she already knew the media would jump all over it, and she made sure they knew exactly what she meant.

When my shots weren't working, I used to imagine the ball was the head of guys I particularly didn't like. Worked everytime.

Volcana
Sep 8th, 2002, 01:47 AM
Bright Red - That doesn't really work. I've heard Venus say she has great respect for Monica and Lindsay. I've also heard her say she respected Jenn for battling back. I've heard her use simialr complimentary words about Steffi. So I have to disagree that tennis requires a 'no respect for your opponent' approach. When Serena lost to Chanda she was nothing but complimentary. Same when she lost to Justine at Berlin. She attributed more of her Charleston loss to her own bad play, but she did credit Patty as well. And the truth is, she played dreadfully that match.

I think most successful players are like Venus and Serena, and give credit, respect and yes, admiration to their opponents.

Jenn - Well, she no fan of Venus or Serena, but she mostly expresses admiration for OTHER opponents.

Jelena - I've certainly never heard her go out of her way to say she DIDN'T admire another player.

Monica - Please

Kim - No

Justine - Well, Justine had a tough summer.

Martina certainly doesn't start matches anymore by asking her opponent 'do you want me to serve, or I break you?'

Amelie

Lindsay - Well, she said a few things in the past that show she HAS less than positive feeling about certain people. But certainly I couldn't quote anything from her like, ' I have no respect for ...'

I just can't agree with you Bright Red. I can't say Amelie was caught just after the match and it was an 'after bitter defeat' type of comment. The last one, sure. This one, she already knew the media would jump all over it, and she made sure they knew exactly what she meant.

When my shots weren't working, I used to imagine the ball was the head of guys I particularly didn't like. Worked everytime.