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sebbe
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:09 AM
My god, her matches make me fall asleep...
Is there ever any kind of rythm? Oh I forgot, like once a year....

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:12 AM
My god, her matches make me fall asleep...
Is there ever any kind of rythm? Oh I forgot, like once a year....

And you're supposed to be a fan of Pierce?

tennisforadults
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:14 AM
You can fall asleep... and she can keep winning matches. I really don't give a damn. Try a more interesting topic.

Zzz... Ah the irony.

SVK
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:15 AM
ehm..no:unsure:

Actually I like her game:)

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:15 AM
her matches are dull, shes up there on my least like to watch list with pavy, kleybanova and the woz

sebbe
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:16 AM
And you're supposed to be a fan of Pierce?

Well I would say Mary have had some more success then ms Stosur...

Keadz
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:18 AM
I honestly don't care if she loses matches playing like this. She needs a wake up call, because fuck...I don't what she is thinking sometimes. She honestly can't sustain concentration!

When she is playing well, like at the Fed Cup she is very enjoyable to watch :)

Harvs
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:19 AM
when shes on song shes amazing to watch cause she hits the ball so hard... she must be playing shite to be at this stage in a match against garbin ha

Boreas
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Exactly my thought when I saw her playing in the SF of RG:o She makes LDL look like a top class entertainer

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Garbin's even worse. But Smashnova will always be number one on my list of most boring.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Well I would say Mary have had some more success then ms Stosur...

and?

nevetssllim
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Exactly my thought when I saw her playing in the SF of RG:o She makes LDL look like a top class entertainer

:lol:

sebbe
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:24 AM
and?

She obviously could do well for weeks compared to stosur...

hdfb
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:32 AM
Try Nicole Pratt.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:35 AM
She obviously could do well for weeks compared to stosur...

and??

Btw, this statement is false. Pierce was chronically uncapable to play good tennis on weekly basis, she was always too "hot and cold".

aussie_fan
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:37 AM
When she's one like at RG or that American hardcourt swing, she's awesome to watch, actually probably one of the best players to watch. But when shes a bit off, it's very ugly.

Patrick345
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Stosur defeats every argument ever made over doubles players ability. How she failed to recognize that she can attack Garbins backhand over and over again with the kick serve and volley or a backhand/forehand slice is beyond me. IŽd say 40% that it is an outright error from Garbin with her backhand, 30% is an easy volley/smash, 20% are a tough volley/smash and only 10% will be an outright Garbin point.

Slutati
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:41 AM
She's never awesome to watch.

The Dawntreader
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:42 AM
She has the most predictable patterns of play than any player in the top 20.

Kick serve-forehand. Kick-serve-forehand. Kick-serve-forehand......zzzzzzzz..... And people wonder why she has such a poor record in majors against top players.

She makes Dementieva look like a master tactician.

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Stosur defeats every argument ever made over doubles players ability. How she failed to recognize that she can attack Garbins backhand over and over again with the kick serve and volley or a backhand/forehand slice is beyond me. IŽd say 40% that it is an outright error from Garbin with her backhand, 30% is an easy volley/smash, 20% are a tough volley/smash and only 10% will be an outright Garbin point.

i so agree, it was painfully obvious anything decent to tax backhand will win the point. it is not like tax has an henin slice backhand, the moment she slices it players should be in and knocking off the floaty slice with a volley.

i must edit this to add, i don't condone stosur coming in with her volleys in singles, but she seems determined to, so this should be her tactic if she comes in.

Danii's Law
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:49 AM
I agree her game is not natural and boring as hell.

Slutati
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:49 AM
as if you know anything
Oh hi there. :lol::wavey:

sebbe
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:50 AM
and??

Btw, this statement is false. Pierce was chronically uncapable to play good tennis on weekly basis, she was always too "hot and cold".

she had her ups and downs yes, but her results can talk for themselves

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:51 AM
She's never awesome to watch.

If she were hot, you so wouldn't say that.

sebbe
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:51 AM
She has the most predictable patterns of play than any player in the top 20.

Kick serve-forehand. Kick-serve-forehand. Kick-serve-forehand......zzzzzzzz..... And people wonder why she has such a poor record in majors against top players.

She makes Dementieva look like a master tactician.

actually thought of dementieva as well:)

Slutiana
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:52 AM
I LOVE watching her play. :bowdown: It's SO exciting to try and guess which of her thousands of shanks will dribble over the net and which one will fly out of the stadium. :bowdown: Not to mention the incredible variety she has on her serve and THAT doubled-handed backhand. :bowdown: Aussie aussie aussie, OI OI OI! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

when shes on song shes amazing to watch cause she hits the ball so hard... she must be playing shite to be at this stage in a match against garbin ha
YEAH! That's so exciting, I really do enjoy seeing a player who goes for their shots, we never ever never ever never ever see it on the WTA tour nowadays!! And she hits the ball so cleanly. :bowdown:

Slutati
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:53 AM
If she were hot, you so wouldn't say that.
:lol: Well she ain't ugly.

Nikkiri
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:53 AM
I LOVE watching her play. :bowdown: It's SO exciting to try and guess which of her thousands of shanks will dribble over the net and which one will fly out of the stadium. :bowdown: Not to mention the incredible variety she has on her serve and THAT doubled-handed backhand. :bowdown: Aussie aussie aussie, OI OI OI! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!


YEAH! That's so exciting, I really do enjoy seeing a player who goes for their shots, we never ever never ever never ever see it on the WTA tour nowadays!! And she hits the ball so cleanly. :bowdown:

:hysteric:

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:56 AM
I LOVE watching her play. :bowdown: It's SO exciting to try and guess which of her thousands of shanks will dribble over the net and which one will fly out of the stadium. :bowdown: Not to mention the incredible variety she has on her serve and THAT doubled-handed backhand. :bowdown: Aussie aussie aussie, OI OI OI! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!


YEAH! That's so exciting, I really do enjoy seeing a player who goes for their shots, we never ever never ever never ever see it on the WTA tour nowadays!! And she hits the ball so cleanly. :bowdown:

sarcasm at its best :worship:

Slutiana
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:59 AM
sarcasm at its best :worship:
Sarcasm? What television? Who?

















































:p

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:00 PM
I LOVE watching her play. :bowdown: It's SO exciting to try and guess which of her thousands of shanks will dribble over the net and which one will fly out of the stadium. :bowdown: Not to mention the incredible variety she has on her serve and THAT doubled-handed backhand. :bowdown: Aussie aussie aussie, OI OI OI! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!


YEAH! That's so exciting, I really do enjoy seeing a player who goes for their shots, we never ever never ever never ever see it on the WTA tour nowadays!! And she hits the ball so cleanly. :bowdown:

:worship:

timafi
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:07 PM
when she is hot she is on fuego but when she is having a bad;she can have horrible day and the first thing that goes away is her backhand:shrug:
she slices worse than Roddick:help:

Huntress55
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:11 PM
I like watching her play, then again shes one of my faves. So its all each to their own.

Sometimes I find watching Serena, or some of the other top players incredibly boring.

Eh.

The Witch-king
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Oh hi there. :lol::wavey:

what.

mankind
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:38 PM
She's frustratingly inconsistent. Obviously she's done something right to get so high in the world, but every time I watch her play, she's nothing short of shocking. Even her winners seem kind of flukey. And the serve, for all its hype, is actually quite predictable. All in all, not too impressed with her, but let's see what she can do before those RG points come off.

And she's pretty much the only thing keeping Australians interested in the sport, so I wish her well. It would be such a shame for a country with such a rich history in tennis to completely lose interest in it.

tim2502
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:41 PM
I don't even watch her matches.

Deck
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:41 PM
don't worry
once Tomic wins his 1st GS:(, Australia will regain interest

and watching Sam play is great

mankind
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:42 PM
don't worry
once Tomic wins his 1st GS:(, Australia will regain interest

and watching Sam play is great

Now HE'S a good player.

Slutiana
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:50 PM
:rolleyes: try harder next time :shrug:
Go away, sheep boy. Stop stalking me. :lol:

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Now HE'S a good player.

An annoying, self-absorbed little tosser at the same time, though.

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:58 PM
An annoying, self-absorbed little tosser at the same time, though.

with a bruce forsyth chin lol

Valanga
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:26 PM
now watching a bit of this match in Eurosport...OMG...Sam kept making wild UE :help: she is top 15? :help: this is worse than cornet being in top 15 :tape:

Garbin played superb, especially the volley in 5-2* 2nd set

Mina Vagante
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:33 PM
She has zero personality. During hit for haiti, she didn't say one thing. :rolleyes:

Vamos Feńa
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:38 PM
indeed she's boring, and a mental midget too. She plays good for like 2 tournaments per year... and her clean hitting is just :tape:

Serenus Christ
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Sam should take notes off Ellen.
And Tomic has wayyyyy to much hype,
Did you know he lost in the 1st round in the Brisbane International,
which is like the lowest ranked tournament on th atp tour?

volta
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Garbin's even worse. But Smashnova will always be number one on my list of most boring.

the moonball queen , her matches against Momo oh dear :sobbing:

i don't like to watch Stosur play AT ALL the only time i actually see her matches is when she's losing :lol:

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:40 PM
now watching a bit of this match in Eurosport...OMG...Sam kept making wild UE :help: she is top 15? :help: this is worse than cornet being in top 15 :tape:

Garbin played superb, especially the volley in 5-2* 2nd set

Nothing was worse than that.

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Sam should take notes off Ellen.
And Tomic has wayyyyy to much hype,
Did you know he lost in the 1st round in the Brisbane International,
which is like the lowest ranked tournament on th atp tour?

DeGeneres?

Farrow
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:41 PM
She has zero personality. During hit for haiti, she didn't say one thing. :rolleyes:

That's true, but I'm sure she was quite overwhelmed by the situation. Every other player on court with her was a GS champion, most of them multiple, and all huge names in tennis with the personalities to match.

It's one thing to play on a court in front of thousands of people ... it's an entirely different thing to be expected to not only speak but to be witty and jovial too. I'm sure she was intimidated by it all - but kudos to her for still going out there.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:53 PM
intimidated by what??? go out there, laugh at yourself and laugh at other players :shrug: they all did so what was so hard about it

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 02:05 PM
intimidated by what??? go out there, laugh at yourself and laugh at other players :shrug: they all did so what was so hard about it

this. there was no preasure on her tennis, go out laugh, have a joke, make some fans happy.

tennisforadults
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Sam should take notes off Ellen.
And Tomic has wayyyyy to much hype,
Did you know he lost in the 1st round in the Brisbane International,
which is like the lowest ranked tournament on th atp tour?

Not a place to talk about men's tennis. But you really have no idea, do you? He's only 17.

tennisforadults
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:20 PM
this. there was no preasure on her tennis, go out laugh, have a joke, make some fans happy.

Don't try judging someone else based on what you 'might' do. Sam is not the laughing or joking type. You're in no place to say whether she feels pressure or not. Unless you're her shrink... but I really doubt it.

tennisforadults
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Go away, sheep boy. Stop stalking me. :lol:

Stop stalking Sam like an attention-seeking idiot with the maturity of a 3 yr old.

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Don't try judging someone else based on what you 'might' do. Sam is not the laughing or joking type. You're in no place to say whether she feels pressure or not. Unless you're her shrink... but I really doubt it.

:help: your defense of stosur is she has no sense of humour

gmak
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:27 PM
"The Wall" aka Anna Smashnova should be #1 on the "most boring player" list
no one else comes close really

Apoleb
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:28 PM
I think she deserves as much hate as Wozniacki, tbh. I'm totally down to organizing the anti-Stosur movement. I hate players who literally can only serve. Everything else about her is just repulsive.

The Dawntreader
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:30 PM
Don't try judging someone else based on what you 'might' do. Sam is not the laughing or joking type. You're in no place to say whether she feels pressure or not. Unless you're her shrink... but I really doubt it.

Oh come-on, just call a spade a spade.

It was a charity match in front of her HOME fans. A smile or any kind of communication wouldn't have killed her.

fish_wilson
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:36 PM
maybe, boring she is.

Slutiana
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Stop stalking Sam like an attention-seeking idiot with the maturity of a 3 yr old.
:lol: I think you need to sit your uptight ass down and stop attacking anyone who dares to dislike your dear Shanksur. :wavey:

TheAllan
Feb 15th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Oh come-on, just call a spade a spade.

It was a charity match in front of her HOME fans. A smile or any kind of communication wouldn't have killed her.
From what I saw of the match, she was smiling. She just wasn't engaging in the banter. How many jokes is she expected to crack on Federer's expense? Sorry, it is just beyond silly to judge someone's personality based on the fact that they were a little shy or nervous at a charity match. Maybe she has has great sense of humour in other settings where she is more comfortable.

The Dawntreader
Feb 15th, 2010, 05:36 PM
From what I saw of the match, she was smiling. She just wasn't engaging in the banter. How many jokes is she expected to crack on Federer's expense? Sorry, it is just beyond silly to judge someone's personality based on the fact that they were a little shy or nervous at a charity match. Maybe she has has great sense of humour in other settings where she is more comfortable.

I'm not judging her entire personality. Frankly, i couldn't give a crap about her personality.

It just made me question people saying she was 'nervous' or 'overwhelmed'. It was a charity match. What other setting would be more comfortable than tennis for a pro tennis player?

Oh well, i'll drop it now:p

Slutati
Feb 15th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Don't try judging someone else based on what you 'might' do. Sam is not the laughing or joking type. You're in no place to say whether she feels pressure or not. Unless you're her shrink... but I really doubt it.
You do realize Stosur doesn't give a fuck about you, right? :weirdo:

Svetame
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Okay, I've had enough of the hate.

About her game:
Sam has a good serve, one of the best. A forehand like a whip, and crisp volleys. My god, she even has a slice backhand! Compare that to Jankovic, Wozniacki, even Azarenka. They're one dimensional. And for those of you who accuse her of only having a serve, as Karlovic once said "If I can win with only one shot, I'm a genius".

About her personality:
In the "Hit for Haiti" event, Sam said in her blog (Which I'm going to assume no-one read since it's obviously going to be too boring :o ) she was humbled to be playing amongst such Champions as Federer, Nadal and Serena. She wasn't being boring, she was nervous. If you took the time to actually watch any videos of her, you would realise she actually is extremely funny!

For those of you who might be interested, here's a link to an article about Sam: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-21/201001211264065051171.html

Oh, and another interesting fact: She is the only player on tour to have beaten every player in the top 5 last year!

I'm sick of everyone hating on Sam. Leave the girl alone.

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Okay, I've had enough of the hate.

About her game:
Sam has a good serve, one of the best. A forehand like a whip, and crisp volleys. My god, she even has a slice backhand! Compare that to Jankovic, Wozniacki, even Azarenka. They're one dimensional. And for those of you who accuse her of only having a serve, as Karlovic once said "If I can win with only one shot, I'm a genius".

About her personality:
In the "Hit for Haiti" event, Sam said in her blog (Which I'm going to assume no-one read since it's obviously going to be too boring :o ) she was humbled to be playing amongst such Champions as Federer, Nadal and Serena. She wasn't being boring, she was nervous. If you took the time to actually watch any videos of her, you would realise she actually is extremely funny!

For those of you who might be interested, here's a link to an article about Sam: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-21/201001211264065051171.html

Oh, and another interesting fact: She is the only player on tour to have beaten every player in the top 5 last year!

I'm sick of everyone hating on Sam. Leave the girl alone.

you lost me there :help:

Svetame
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:09 PM
you lost me there :help:

Yeah, you're right. Anyone can get to no.1 doubles player in the world with mediocre volleys.

:o

TheAllan
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:11 PM
It was a charity match. What other setting would be more comfortable than tennis for a pro tennis player?
Just because it's tennis doesn't mean it's a normal setting for her. The event was littered with players far more accomplished than her (if we discount Tomic who just made a brief appearance). She was hitting with the likes of Nadal and Federer for the first time in her life most likely and had a mic stuck to her body. Plus there was of course an expectancy from the crowd to see some entertaining tennis.

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Yeah, you're right. Anyone can get to no.1 doubles player in the world with mediocre volleys.

:o

you obviously haven't watched much doubles recently. her volleys are wooden and her touch is poor. she was doubles #1 because she has a great serve and the doubles tour is a mess.

if you like stosur great, but seriously she has average volleys at best.

Svetame
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:15 PM
you obviously haven't watched much doubles recently. her volleys are wooden and her touch is poor. she was doubles #1 because she has a great serve and the doubles tour is a mess.

if you like stosur great, but seriously she has average volleys at best.

Okay, you know what, fine. Let's just brush that point aside. But is there anything else in my first post you can contradict? Seriously, I want to know?!

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Okay, you know what, fine. Let's just brush that point aside. But is there anything else in my first post you can contradict? Seriously, I want to know?!

her slice backhand is not exactly a weapon, it is not knifed like henin, it is mostly used because she is so erratic on the 2 handed backhand, it is mostly floated.

as for her personality, she seems devoid of one, and her feeling intimidated by those other players to me only shows she knows she does not belong in that company. still no excuse for not having a laugh with them.

there are some very good parts to stosurs game, serve and forehand when she hits through it. but there are some huge holes in her game, like the backhand and touch and point construction, which i cant overlook. you use vika, jj and caro as examples of players with less shots, but they have the basic 2, foreahnd/backhand down, stosur does not.

Svetame
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:32 PM
her slice backhand is not exactly a weapon, (1) it is not knifed like henin, it is mostly used because she is so erratic on the 2 handed backhand, it is mostly floated.

as for her personality, she (2) seems devoid of one, and her feeling intimidated by those other players to me only shows she knows (3)she does not belong in that company. still no excuse for not having a laugh with them.

there are some very good parts to stosurs game, serve and forehand when she hits through it. but there are some huge holes in her game, like the backhand and touch and point construction, which i cant overlook. you use vika, jj and caro as examples of players with less shots, but they have the basic 2, foreahnd/backhand down, (4)stosur does not.

1. I didn't say it was. It's just a bit of variety. I'm saying she doesn't just have one type of boring backhand.

2. Yeah. She seems devoid of a personality. Until you actually take the time to do a bit of research, which you obviously haven't.

3. She gave up her last day of practise before a Grand Slam to raise money for Haiti victims. It was a charity match, get over it!

4. Well if she can win matches without a backhand, she's better than any player.

shoparound
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Try ana ivanovic pre-RG Slam title. No excitement whatsoever. At least now we can laugh her ball tosses and UE.

Vaidisova Ruled
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:51 PM
I don't find Sam's forehand boring. And her match against sveta at the FO was quite good, and so was the one against Serena.

Didn't expect this sam "hate" at all.:eek:And I thought I've seen everything here...
Can someone do the same for Razzano? For some reason I really dislike her

dabossK
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:52 PM
Sam is so boring. She has no variety at all. She will never be top 10 nor does she deserve to be top ten. Imagine if she dint have that serve... :help:

Slutiana
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:59 PM
intimidated by what??? go out there, laugh at yourself and laugh at other players :shrug: they all did so what was so hard about it

Okay, you know what, fine. Let's just brush that point aside. But is there anything else in my first post you can contradict? Seriously, I want to know?!
A whip doesn't have a frame.

ZODIAC
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:11 PM
if she cracks a smile here and there during her match she will be fun,she looks too serious on court like its a battlefield...and then those shades ...aaghh

The Witch-king
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Okay, I've had enough of the hate.

About her game:
Sam has a good serve, one of the best. A forehand like a whip, and crisp volleys. My god, she even has a slice backhand! Compare that to Jankovic, Wozniacki, even Azarenka. They're one dimensional. And for those of you who accuse her of only having a serve, as Karlovic once said "If I can win with only one shot, I'm a genius".

About her personality:
In the "Hit for Haiti" event, Sam said in her blog (Which I'm going to assume no-one read since it's obviously going to be too boring :o ) she was humbled to be playing amongst such Champions as Federer, Nadal and Serena. She wasn't being boring, she was nervous. If you took the time to actually watch any videos of her, you would realise she actually is extremely funny!

For those of you who might be interested, here's a link to an article about Sam: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-21/201001211264065051171.html

Oh, and another interesting fact: She is the only player on tour to have beaten every player in the top 5 last year!



when did she beat venus. Or are you talking of the year end rankings

LMAO at all the digs at the Williams Sisters in that article. Why are Australians so jealous of them?

Midnight_Robber
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Definitely one of my least favourite players to watch. I find her game is dull and a cure for insomnia. She's defiinitely no Mary Pierce who, inconsistent or not, had athletic movement and who was actually exciting to watch when on. Even when Mary was melting down it was an apalling spectacle - but at least it was a spectacle.

The Witch-king
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:17 PM
I don't find Sam's forehand boring. And her match against sveta at the FO was quite good, and so was the one against Serena.

Didn't expect this sam "hate" at all.:eek:And I thought I've seen everything here...
Can someone do the same for Razzano? For some reason I really dislike her

i hate the way she walks and the shape of her nose :eek:

Svetame
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:18 PM
when did she beat venus. Or are you talking of the year end rankings

End of year rankings.

She beat Serena in Stanford, Safina in Miami, Kuznetsova in Toronto, Wozniacki in Osaka, and Dementieva in Roland Garros.

The Witch-king
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:24 PM
End of year rankings.

She beat Serena in Stanford, Safina in Miami, Kuznetsova in Toronto, Wozniacki in Osaka, and Dementieva in Roland Garros.

pretty sure Serena beat all those people last year as well (including herself ;))

The Witch-king
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Stop stalking Sam like an attention-seeking idiot with the maturity of a 3 yr old.

OWNED!! :haha: tho i must say the 3yr old bit is a bit generous on your part :)

VIKA?
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:35 PM
100% agree:bowdown:

Gallofa
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:52 PM
She looks like a stubborn player to me. Not very capable of adapting her game to what's going on in the court. She knows what her strenghts are and appears to plan her matches exclusively based on them, instead of sometimes milking weaknesses of her rivals.

There's also a lot of *thud* *thud* *thud* where she is involved. She smashes just about every ball above waist level. Hence, she misfires quite a bit too. I would think that only made watching her more exciting. ;)

Regarding all the uncessary hate on this thread, she appers to be a nice, shy girl. Not sure what all the hate is about? Give her a break. So she didn't smile enough. Big reason to hate her. :rolleyes: Just imagine if she had refused to sign an autograph (*shudder*) :rolleyes:. I am guessing most of the haters to be around 12. And I mean 12 mentally.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:59 PM
Oh come-on, just call a spade a spade.

It was a charity match in front of her HOME fans. A smile or any kind of communication wouldn't have killed her.

We don't know that for sure though. :p

is1531
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:04 PM
She is probably my least favorite player. She has no finess to her game at all. Maybe if she lost all here muscles it my loosen up here tin can style of play. When she plays, it looks like only an oil can could loosen her up. When Stosur is playing , I just shut the TV off.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Oh come-on, just call a spade a spade.

It was a charity match in front of her HOME fans. A smile or any kind of communication wouldn't have killed her.

agreed

Vaidisova Ruled
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:09 PM
i hate the way she walks and the shape of her nose :eek:
:lol:
And i don't like the way she speaks. Last year, when she won against kanepi here in dubai and when she started crying and talking BS,that was my worst tennis moment. Worse than Vaidisova being ranked 196. Worse than Maria being demolished by anyone.

Oh, and Stosur is shy. What can you do? Some people are shy and asking them for too much is not a good thing

Gallofa
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:19 PM
Oh, and Stosur is shy. What can you do? Some people are shy and asking them for too much is not a good thing

Not the expert in body language or anything. But look at her in the 'Hits for Haiti' event. She's obviously quite shy.... and smiling (for all of you who missed it). :p

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4024/bhaiti1718.jpg

The Witch-king
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:28 PM
:lol:
And i don't like the way she speaks. Last year, when she won against kanepi here in dubai and when she started crying and talking BS,that was my worst tennis moment. Worse than Vaidisova being ranked 196. Worse than Maria being demolished by anyone.


what in the world did she say that got you so hot and bothered?

I remember that match. And was unimpressed by all her allez! when kaia was basically playing horrible and the match wasn't even close

ZODIAC
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:35 PM
Not the expert in body language or anything. But look at her in the 'Hits for Haiti' event. She's obviously quite shy.... and smiling (for all of you who missed it). :p

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4024/bhaiti1718.jpg
even shy people smile on the job otherwise they will considered aloof conceited bland or wet blanket:tape:

Gallofa
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:36 PM
even shy people smile on the job otherwise they will considered aloof conceited bland or wet blanket:tape:

Probably, but only by irrelevant people. So doesn't matter, really.

ZODIAC
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Probably, but only by irrelevant people. So doesn't matter, really.touchy:confused:she has to practice on the mirror everyday... its easy to fake a smile:tape:

Gallofa
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:43 PM
touchy:confused:she has to practice on the mirror everyday... its easy to fake a smile:tape:

Not really. I think it's really unfair to say shy people are thought of as "aloof conceited bland or wet blanket".

Surely faking a smile is a lot worse? You really prefer fake people?

ZODIAC
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Not really. I think it's really unfair to say shy people are thought of as "aloof conceited bland or wet blanket".

Surely faking a smile is a lot worse? You really prefer fake people?you see these players are actors and the tennis court is their stage...so faking a smile is not a stretch:tape:

Farrow
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:15 PM
intimidated by what??? go out there, laugh at yourself and laugh at other players :shrug: they all did so what was so hard about it

this. there was no preasure on her tennis, go out laugh, have a joke, make some fans happy.

Some people get nervous speaking in front of massive audiences. (Some people get nervous talking in front of small ones :rolleyes:)

Her job is to play tennis in front of a crowd, not to talk to them. I can go on stage and act in front of an audience with little problem - but asked to be myself in front of them or engage with them in a manner which isn't acting, I stumble.

I'm not a fan of Stosur, and don't find her tennis particularly exciting, but I don't think the Hit for Haiti event can be seen as a particularly good representation of her personality ...

M.A.S.L.
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:18 PM
She is one of the tennis players with suprising shots.
Without her, Wta is dead.

Midnight_Robber
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:48 PM
Hmm. I don't like her game - that's what makes her dull to me as tennis player. But I'm not going to lay into her because she's shy or not particularly charismatic. She's free to smile as much or as little as she pleases - doesn't bother me either way.

tennisforadults
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:54 AM
:lol: I think you need to sit your uptight ass down and stop attacking anyone who dares to dislike your dear Shanksur. :wavey:

There are clearly more than 10 people who have expressed dislike for Stosur. I'm just dealing with the lowest denominator.

And of course Sam doesn't give a fuck. My only regret is giving you all trolls too much of a fuck. :lol:

miss_molik
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:16 AM
pretty sure Serena beat all those people last year as well (including herself ;))
of course she did she's no.1, but this isn't about her:rolleyes:

Sam is just a shy girl who is trying to do what she loves, leave her alone:(

ZODIAC
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:37 AM
I dont understand her shyness she has always been in front of people playing doubles mixed and now singles.I think she is just bland period but seems to be a nice enough player...no drama from her for sure but tennis is entertainment ..fans pay to be entertained by personalities and the sport.

PlayByPlay
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:45 AM
Not a big fan so I really don't care.

The Kaz
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:57 AM
as if you know anything

Same goes for you :o

Hayato
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:08 AM
It's not just her game, but her personality on court is always so emotionless. I watched all her matches at the Hopman Cup, Sydney and a couple at the Australian Open, even years of her matches, yet somehow I still find her very hard to warm to. If she took the shades, the hat and the serious, stern expression off for just a second, people would find her much more interesting!

tennisvideos
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Personally her game doesn't excite me unless I watch her playing S&V doubles. Then it's quite fun.

I think she is a shy girl. Plus I also think she is very reserved because she is protective of her sexuality. And I don't blame her at all. She probably feels like an outcast and is trying to just fit in with society and their judgements.

But give the girl a break. She's just being a tennis player - she isn't an actress.

Huntress55
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:23 AM
so U agree with the slutards then? :lol: try thinking b4 u post dear :hug:

personally i think Sam is just stuck up. She thinks she's better than all the players at hit for haiti she bought all the hype the australian media have placed on her ... Best second serve bla bla bla child if your second serve is basically the same as ur first nobody give a damn lol

You think shes stuck up? Really? Like really really :confused: Wow, I never thought anyone would think that!

She brought the hyper by reaching a high ranking, but the media did the rest. Australia cant exactly boast when it comes to tennis players so when one of them does well they pounce on it. Not her fault.

I get the whole no emotion thing that people dont like. Sometimes I even wish she'd show some emotion, Ive heard her give a c'mon a couple of times which is nice, but if she likes to show no emotion and keep focussed then whatever works for her.

I just never though Sam would get so much negativity. She seems like one of the nicest players on tour, maybe a little shy, but I guess when you're use to players who do show more emotion and get more attention off the court and share a bit more, people would see her as a little boring in comparison.

I still think attacking a player personality wise, or if they hardly smile is a little unnecessary and too picky , but whatever, I guess thats what you get on a internet forum.

Cookie Power
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:57 AM
She's just a very reserved person. Even when the going gets tough she still maintains her composure which is more than can be said for many a player on the WTA, and the tour is all the worse for it.

You may not like her, but you have to respect her.

Golovinjured.
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Personally her game doesn't excite me unless I watch her playing S&V doubles. Then it's quite fun.

I think she is a shy girl. Plus I also think she is very reserved because she is protective of her sexuality. And I don't blame her at all. She probably feels like an outcast and is trying to just fit in with society and their judgements.

But give the girl a break. She's just being a tennis player - she isn't an actress.

This.

I can't understand all this Stosur hate. What has she done wrong? Really?

Her game is okay. She has a great serve, and a great forehand. Her backhand should be better, but her tactics on court need a major overhaul and her volleys for a doubles specialist are BAD. A lot of this comes with a lack of confidence though, which can disappear in the middle of set instantly. When she has confidence in her shots she's got a lethal game, with big weapons. She doesn't show much emotion on court, because I think she feels uncomfortable doing so. She doesn't have to fake that sort of thing if it isn't instinct.

Slutati
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:33 AM
LOL at all these Aussie posters. :rolls:

Cookie Power
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:40 AM
no we don't.

I was referring to the reasonable people. That doesn't include you.

sebbe
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:17 AM
I had no idea people would be writing this much about Sammy..

crazillo
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:19 AM
It's not like Molik is exciting though.

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:33 AM
you strike me as an unhappy person :hug:

Honey, just stop. Nobody in this thread agrees with you :hug:.

Cookie Power
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:39 AM
you strike me as an unhappy person :hug:

k.

Cookie Power
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Honey, just stop. Nobody in this thread agrees with you :hug:.

He's used to it. Poor thing.

Svetame
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:05 AM
LOL at all these Aussie posters. :rolls:

Well if you think the only people who support Sam are Aussies being patriotic, *cough*. :wavey:

ZODIAC
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:16 PM
the Aussie ladies wih the exception of Stubbs look miserable on court,Dokic is one example,Molik is a bit better,Dellaqua and Sam.Dokic rarely smiles even after winning and is falling out of the top 100..seems she is regressing into her old habits soon she will be playing the challenger circuit.

Cookie Power
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:34 PM
bullies. :o

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb21/kittenkraze/emo_wall.jpg

doktor
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:37 PM
the Aussie ladies wih the exception of Stubbs look miserable on court,Dokic is one example,Molik is a bit better,Dellaqua and Sam.Dokic rarely smiles even after winning and is falling out of the top 100..seems she is regressing into her old habits soon she will be playing the challenger circuit.

Dokic is really laughing inside...

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:49 PM
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb21/kittenkraze/emo_wall.jpg

:lol:
u are still a bully tho :tape:

Cookie Power
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:04 PM
:lol:
u are still a bully tho :tape:

This is worse than the time Rosie O'Donnell called me fat.

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:12 PM
bullies. :o

I was trying to help :hug:

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:24 PM
LOL at all these Aussie posters. :rolls:

i think the amount of support that Sam has gotten in this thread pretty much shows that she isn't the horrible unlovable person you and your cronies are trying to make her out to be. The fact that they are mostly australian doesn't change a thing...

tennisforadults
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:56 PM
so U agree with the slutards then? :lol: try thinking b4 u post dear :hug:

personally i think Sam is just stuck up. She thinks she's better than all the players at hit for haiti she bought all the hype the australian media have placed on her ... Best second serve bla bla bla child if your second serve is basically the same as ur first nobody give a damn lol

Are you Sam's friend or a body language expert? If not, your assessment of someone else's personality based on your television screen is simply irrelevant.

The slutards... let's just leave them to their own sorry devices.

moby
Feb 16th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Personally her game doesn't excite me unless I watch her playing S&V doubles. Then it's quite fun.

I think she is a shy girl. Plus I also think she is very reserved because she is protective of her sexuality. And I don't blame her at all. She probably feels like an outcast and is trying to just fit in with society and their judgements.

But give the girl a break. She's just being a tennis player - she isn't an actress.This. This. And this.

I call her Samantherena.

dsanders06
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:42 PM
I'd like to see the people in this thread step onto a court with Federer and Nadal infront of thousands and have jokeish banter with them.

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:46 PM
I'd like to see the people in this thread step onto a court with Federer and Nadal infront of thousands and have jokeish banter with them.

well if she has a problem with those two she could have joked with Serena :hearts: who may have let her join THE clique

Svetame
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:52 PM
I'd like to see the people in this thread step onto a court with Federer and Nadal infront of thousands and have jokeish banter with them.

:worship:

Apoleb
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:57 PM
:lol: @ people chosing to bash her for her personality. If you want to watch clowns, go to a circus. "Showmanship" is so overrated.

Let's stick with bashing her fugly game. She might have the worst groundstrokes in the top 30, at least?