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tennis-insomniac
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:09 PM
Hi guys since i was a kid i've looked on her profile and wondering why she had chosen not to play AO for such a long streak she played only three times out of almost 20 years of her career anyone know the reason ?

http://www.tenniscorner.net/images/players/w/TAN001.jpg

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2950/nathalie.png

the girl also did beat Serena in Paris Indoor final and reached world number three in 2000's

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:14 PM
she hated rebound ace
she probably would have avoided RG as well if she wasnt French :o

jimbo mack
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:14 PM
she just chose to skip it, and have an extended holiday ;)

Blu€
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:17 PM
Too much bingeing at Christmas? :lol: Interesting stat though :yeah:

Matt01
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:18 PM
She started playing the Grand Slams in the middle of the 80s when it was still more common to skip the Australian Open, I think.

Dave.
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:34 PM
Wow that is one long career. :eek:
In 16 years she didn't miss any of the other slams, not once, including 18 straight French Opens. :eek:

This is most likely related to her lack of AO's played. :shrug:


Still, very strange in an era where all the slams are equal and that Tauziat was a top 10/20 player & slam finalist.

miffedmax
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:45 PM
Yeah, the AO wasn't taken seriously in the '80s, really, and there was no A0 in '86.

Even in the early '90s it seems like some players skipped it--a lot of them hated the heat and the Rebound Ace and the early start. I think it was the mid-90s when it started to be considered on equal footing with the others.

tennis-insomniac
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:59 PM
thank you miffdmax abd everyone for all the answers and comments really appreciated it :)

LightWarrior
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:06 PM
Yeah, the AO wasn't taken seriously in the '80s, really, and there was no A0 in '86.



That's not true, it started to be taken seriously in the early '80s.
(in 1981 Nav def. Evert
in 1982 Evert def. Nav etc...)

And the reason why there was no AO in 1986 is just because from 1982 to 85 the AO was played in December. Then it was decided to have the tournament played in January as of 1987. Hence no tournament in 1986.
;)

hdfb
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:04 PM
She started playing the Grand Slams in the middle of the 80s when it was still more common to skip the Australian Open, I think.

I was just about to say, she's an old broad.

miffedmax
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:25 PM
That's not true, it started to be taken seriously in the early '80s.
(in 1981 Nav def. Evert
in 1982 Evert def. Nav etc...)

And the reason why there was no AO in 1986 is just because from 1982 to 85 the AO was played in December. Then it was decided to have the tournament played in January as of 1987. Hence no tournament in 1986.
;)

A few top players always showed up, including Lendl and Wilander on the men's side. But the fields in the early '80s were still generally weaker than at the other three slams until after the shift in '87.

LightWarrior
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:50 AM
A few top players always showed up, including Lendl and Wilander on the men's side. But the fields in the early '80s were still generally weaker than at the other three slams until after the shift in '87.

This is a women's tennis forum, as far as I know. You got it wrong, admit it, then move on. :)

spiceboy
Feb 2nd, 2010, 04:29 AM
This is a women's tennis forum, as far as I know. You got it wrong, admit it, then move on. :)

No, he's not wrong.

*Out of the last 14 GS tournaments Martina N played, none of those was the Australian (she even played RG twice in that time :lol:)
*Out of the last 19 GS tournaments Chris played, just two of them were the Australian (she actually played 6 times in OZ while she played 18 times the USO, 18 times in W and 13 times in RG)
*Both Seles & Sánchez Vicario had won RG and played other GS semifinals before playing in Australia for the first time in the 90's
*Sabatini had played 4 GS semifinals before playing in Australia for the first time in 1989
*Novotna, Martínez, Myskina, Majoli...all of them had played several GS before playing in Australia.

These days things are different but don't make us believe that the Australian Open was taken that seriously by players back then because that is simply not true.

LoveFifteen
Feb 2nd, 2010, 04:43 AM
Miffedmax is right, nothingfails999. :o

STEP TO THIS! :hearts:

As for Tauziat, she probably figured it wasn't worth the risk to travel so far when she couldn't even count on earning enough prize money to pay for her flight. :tape:

HOS
Feb 2nd, 2010, 05:48 AM
Nasty natalie liked to have a good long holiday.

For whatever reason, Oz Open offiicals bent over backwards for her when she first arrived, giving her a cc night match against another ill liked player Meskhi.

Her coach didn't support his players coming to oz either. When Reggie coached Fusai and Cohen Aloro they didn't come.

What happened to his case and Demongeot btw- did he get found guilty?

I think the last time Nasty Nat played oZ was the year she said she would retire so wanted to do one more tour. I watched the match against Jeyasaleen yeah Sonya won!! By this time she had written her nasty book, attacking 3 of my fav's, Julie, Sev and Amelie, f'ken mole.- so I hated her ven more. I think she even bagged Fusai.

To her crdit, she still finnished in the top 10 or near enough for many years when she only really played well from the grass season through to the end of the year

HOS
Feb 2nd, 2010, 05:53 AM
Just foudn this:
Wonder who is lying?
Former Wimbledon finalist Nathalie Tauziat indicated Thursday she will pursue a claim for defamation against the media and three former players, saying she has been falsely accused of keeping quiet over allegations of rape which led to the arrest of her former coach.

Tauziat's former coach Regis de Camaret was arrested in 2007 after several players, including Isabelle Demongeot, accused him of sexually assaulting minors between 1977 and 1989, when he ran an academy at Saint Tropez.

De Camaret insists he is not guilty but Tauziat says she was defamed when Demongeot and fellow players Catherine Tanvier and Isabelle Amiach, as well as various media who carried allegations by those players, that Tauziat had been aware of the alleged assaults but had kept quiet.

Demongeot, alleging that De Camaret had assaulted her over a period of nine years, said two years ago following his arrest that "the day I told Nathalie, I said that I had suffered repeated assaults from my coach and wanted to leave as I could no longer bear it."

According to Demongeot, Tauziat "replied it was not her problem, that he was the best coach in the world and she was going to continue working with him."

But former French number one Tauziat insists: "We didn't talk at all" about the alleged rapes and had known nothing about the subject "until the day they incarcerated Monsieur De Camaret."

Nothing on his trial though

Halepsova
Feb 2nd, 2010, 06:57 AM
Total diva. :o

donniedarkofan
Feb 2nd, 2010, 08:56 AM
yeah, Tauziat is a major diva bitch

Sam L
Feb 2nd, 2010, 01:11 PM
Nasty natalie liked to have a good long holiday.

For whatever reason, Oz Open offiicals bent over backwards for her when she first arrived, giving her a cc night match against another ill liked player Meskhi.

Her coach didn't support his players coming to oz either. When Reggie coached Fusai and Cohen Aloro they didn't come.

What happened to his case and Demongeot btw- did he get found guilty?

I think the last time Nasty Nat played oZ was the year she said she would retire so wanted to do one more tour. I watched the match against Jeyasaleen yeah Sonya won!! By this time she had written her nasty book, attacking 3 of my fav's, Julie, Sev and Amelie, f'ken mole.- so I hated her ven more. I think she even bagged Fusai.

To her crdit, she still finnished in the top 10 or near enough for many years when she only really played well from the grass season through to the end of the year
LMFAO thanks for the wonderful memories. Honestly I don't know how I remember those names but I do.

hingis-seles
Feb 2nd, 2010, 05:49 PM
1993 AO: She faced #1 Monica Seles in the 4th Round. In their previous match, a Wimbledon QF in 1992, Tauziat had complained to the umpire about Seles' grunting in a 6-1, 6-3 loss. This time, Seles decided to play silently, and still ended up winning 6-2, 6-0. :hearts:

Halepsova
Feb 3rd, 2010, 07:54 AM
1993 AO: She faced #1 Monica Seles in the 4th Round. In their previous match, a Wimbledon QF in 1992, Tauziat had complained to the umpire about Seles' grunting in a 6-1, 6-3 loss. This time, Seles decided to play silently, and still ended up winning 6-2, 6-0. :hearts:

Lost to Monica on grass is one thing, but getting a beatdown. :tape: :help:

AdeyC
Feb 3rd, 2010, 12:32 PM
Dunno why everyone calls her a bitch.

Got an autograph from her at Eastbourne some years ago and she was really pleasant to me.

LoLex
Feb 3rd, 2010, 02:08 PM
I loved the way she wiped her hand on her dress before the serve. :o

Karolina_Sprem
Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:39 PM
Interesting info. I've posted similar topic a year ago...

P.s. in my opinion loads of top players cancellled the tournament in Australia because they were not ready for the season...In the past tennis season lasted longer...until the end of Nov.
Think Jana Novotna missed few years at the Aus. Open. just because tennis schedaule was fully booked throughout the year...

HOS
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:11 PM
with all due respect to the season ending tournaments (which are great, good prize money ect) they are not a grand slam. Novotna and Tauziat both sad, oh, focusing on end of year events and then time off. Um, crap thoughts

Helen Lawson
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Dunno why everyone calls her a bitch.

Got an autograph from her at Eastbourne some years ago and she was really pleasant to me.

Hon, it's like when I got Jill Craybas' autograph, when there's one person waiting, they are very gracious!

LoveFifteen
Feb 4th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Hon, it's like when I got Jill Craybas' autograph, when there's one person waiting, they are very gracious!

*TOTAL DEATH*

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

AdeyC
Feb 4th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Hon, it's like when I got Jill Craybas' autograph, when there's one person waiting, they are very gracious!

LOL - well she was due to play Jo Durie that day so there was more than just me :p

donniedarkofan
Feb 4th, 2010, 09:22 PM
LOL - well she was due to play Jo Durie that day so there was more than just me :p

Jo who?

Tauziat is a sore bitch, jealous of everything and everyone.

hingis-seles
Feb 4th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Jo who?

Tauziat is a sore bitch, jealous of everything and everyone.

Jo Durie, the woman with a winning record against Steffi Graf.

Tauziat really unleashed on Monica in her book - she said that if Steffi had been stabbed, the players on Tour would have reacted differently and that she felt no compassion for Monica when she was stabbed.

tennis-insomniac
Feb 5th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Jo Durie, the woman with a winning record against Steffi Graf.

Tauziat really unleashed on Monica in her book - she said that if Steffi had been stabbed, the players on Tour would have reacted differently and that she felt no compassion for Monica when she was stabbed.

OMG, that's a bitchy thing to say :fiery:

Halepsova
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Jo Durie, the woman with a winning record against Steffi Graf.

Tauziat really unleashed on Monica in her book - she said that if Steffi had been stabbed, the players on Tour would have reacted differently and that she felt no compassion for Monica when she was stabbed.

No wonder why I'm rooting for Testud then this 'thing'.

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Why does the thread title remind me of a book that J.K. Rowlings should write. :lol:

tennis-insomniac
Feb 5th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Why does the thread title remind me of a book that J.K. Rowlings should write. :lol:

:lol:

donniedarkofan
Feb 5th, 2010, 08:55 PM
OMG, that's a bitchy thing to say :fiery:

Beacuse Tauziat is a BITCH. Total looser, she is even worse than Liezel Huber...