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Aryman3
Feb 26th, 2012, 05:52 AM
Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

Name withheld by request

Brad[le]y.
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:04 AM
good lord :sobbing:

Pops Maellard
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:14 AM
I guess he/she's never seen Nadal play. They wait a lot longer for him at the net while he lines up his drink bottles :haha:.

Raiden
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:31 AM
Comment on Azarenka behaviour from some american journalistNah - it's a random anon feedback/reply to "letters to the editor" section of a UAE based daily rag >>> http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/feedback/prima-donna-behaviour-wears-thin

Yoncé
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:36 AM
He must have a sad and isolated life if that annoys him.

SwingVolley93
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:49 AM
:smash::drink:

duhcity
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:54 AM
What complete bullshit.

Like someone said, Rafa has a ridiculous setup routine. Djokovic routinely quick serves his opponents with his inconsistent bounces. Federer gives a disdainful glance every time someone dares to challenge in his presence. And Murray bitches around the court like a petulant child. Write some shit about their attitude, and then we'll talk.

cowsonice
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:57 AM
LOL go sports journalism!

pav
Feb 26th, 2012, 08:06 AM
The "Going through the service motion" is a long time Serena special that queen Vic seems to have picked up.

Specter
Feb 26th, 2012, 08:40 AM
http://ist1-1.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/5/7/6/6/57663/Y/N/O/J/YNOJ/tumblr_lgb7jbEtRq1qe0eclo1_r2_500.gif

mac47
Feb 26th, 2012, 12:12 PM
The "Going through the service motion" is a long time Serena special that queen Vic seems to have picked up.

The difference is that Serena's service motion is an intimidating reminder intended to get in the head of the opponent. If Vika does her motion at the coin toss, any competent returner should smile or start salivating at the prospect of crushing some of her second serves.

Patrick345
Feb 26th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

Name withheld by request

Nice delivery of your joke in the end.

:worship::worship:

PS. Radwanska is still a crybaby.

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 26th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Fail by Aryman :happy:

pov
Feb 26th, 2012, 03:44 PM
Nah - it's a random anon feedback/reply to "letters to the editor" section of a UAE based daily rag >>> http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/feedback/prima-donna-behaviour-wears-thin
Exactly. So the question is:

Why the bold-faced lying by the OP?

Serenaluv
Feb 26th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

Name withheld by request

You are the worst troll I've ever seen. Good try though.

C. Drone
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:01 PM
polish mafia is rolling, putting tea and wordlife into shame. :spit:

Talula
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Oh dear.

Wiggly
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:08 PM
It seems fairly easy for these sports journalists to throw the WTA under the bus.
Write the truth about the ATP. Grow some balls.

Nadal can do whatever he wants on a tennis court and no one say anything. He doesn't show any respect to anyone.
Djokovic acts like King Kong everytime he wins a 1R match.
Murray is just a little whiny bitch from your local high school.
Federer's gentleman image is starting to show some ugly cracks.

NeKo
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:36 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lu5fi4AaTs1qzbikq.gif

Americans....

Break My Rapture
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:41 PM
This band of Polish Radwanska tards is going way out of line.

dsanders06
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:46 PM
:lol:

_inocencia_
Feb 26th, 2012, 05:25 PM
what a bunch of crap :o
comparing to radwanska, vika is :angel:
:wavey:

fouc
Feb 26th, 2012, 05:48 PM
close this shit somebody :facepalm:

olivero
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:14 PM
close this shit somebody :facepalm:

agreed :lol:

Vincey!
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:28 PM
Ever since I heard she was calling players "bitch" all the time on court in russian (belorussian) so the umpires wouldn't hear it too much I've lost total respect for her, this was when she was still a junior tho. Clearly she hasn't stopped since she clearly called Sharapova a bitch in that Rome match last year lol. The poor quite lame attempt to say it wasn't what she said was ridiculous as well. That on top of all the other shits she does on court. People say that Sharapova was a "cold heartless bitch" but she really rarely disrespect players on court and off court (unless being attacked) as much as Vika does. I don't know if it's because Vika appears to be bubbly and funny but she never really got told by anyone. She deserves that number 1 spot, but she needs to get more classy or else the WTA will have a serious problem with her. Once a brat always a brat lol. She's no Serena so she needs to take back the attitude.

AliceMariaRenka
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Baloney!

Vincey!
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:29 PM
It seems fairly easy for these sports journalists to throw the WTA under the bus.
Write the truth about the ATP. Grow some balls.

Nadal can do whatever he wants on a tennis court and no one say anything. He doesn't show any respect to anyone.
Djokovic acts like King Kong everytime he wins a 1R match.
Murray is just a little whiny bitch from your local high school.
Federer's gentleman image is starting to show some ugly cracks.

haha that's so true, there's as much drama if not more in the ATP than on the WTA.

Albireo
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

Name withheld by request

Alright, forum... fess up. Which of you wrote this?

Doubt it was an American--an American wouldn't be as likely to use "spoilt." Or the u in "behaviour."

Jane Lane
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:44 PM
Obvious troll thread is obvious.

I miss World Life at least he knew how to troll properly.

Hurley
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:56 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lu5fi4AaTs1qzbikq.gif

NeKo....

Fixed.

Added for context:

Radwanska is a pusher. She must stay away from top 10

netonygiants
Feb 26th, 2012, 08:49 PM
we need more acts like azarenka's maybe soon we'll see 2 girls engaged in battle at a tennis court. has it ever happened? i love women fighting...

Brad[le]y.
Feb 26th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Obvious troll thread is obvious.

I miss World Life at least he knew how to troll properly.

he's not even banned, he's just busy staining for Murray on MTF :rolls:

harloo
Feb 26th, 2012, 10:55 PM
:lol:

matty
Feb 26th, 2012, 11:25 PM
The "Going through the service motion" is a long time Serena special that queen Vic seems to have picked up.

Hantuchova does it too :)

matty
Feb 26th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Alright, forum... fess up. Which of you wrote this?

Doubt it was an American--an American wouldn't be as likely to use "spoilt." Or the u in "behaviour."

Good point--that's not American lingo--it's more like British, I think.

gaja kesari
Feb 26th, 2012, 11:39 PM
There are many Brits in Dubai, if it is someone writing to their local paper...

edificio
Feb 27th, 2012, 12:04 AM
Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

Name withheld by request

(1) No journalist ever requested that his/her name be withheld.
(2) No link provided.
(3) A reader here has found a link that show this to be a "comment" written by a member of the public, therefore, not from a journalist.
(4) How in the world do you get "American journalist" from this? For all we know, you sent in the comment to the Web site.
(5) A random comment by a (non)fan to a Dubai paper deserved a thread?:confused:

:rolleyes:

edificio
Feb 27th, 2012, 12:06 AM
The difference is that Serena's service motion is an intimidating reminder intended to get in the head of the opponent. If Vika does her motion at the coin toss, any competent returner should smile or start salivating at the prospect of crushing some of her second serves.

No. It is meant to warm up her shoulder. She is not the only one who does it.

miffedmax
Feb 27th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Yes, the American English would be "spoiled tennis brat."

netonygiants
Feb 27th, 2012, 01:58 AM
how can i place this pic as my signature?
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/341/australianopen2012.jpg

stromatolite
Feb 27th, 2012, 11:30 AM
I’d prefer it if Vika took the headset off before the match, but as long as she’s not overtly rude to her opponent, officials etc. I don’t think it makes sense to make a big deal out of this.

However, I do see a certain irony in the fact that a player who so confidently claims that only a “weak person” could have their concentration affected by her grunting DURING points would feel the need to have such complete control over all audible input that could affect her concentration BEFORE the match and BETWEEN games.

Break My Rapture
Feb 27th, 2012, 02:35 PM
I love that people are bashing the fact that Azarenka has headphones on when she enters the court. Totally not ridiculious and petulant, totally not.

pov
Feb 27th, 2012, 02:53 PM
I love that people are bashing the fact that Azarenka has headphones on when she enters the court. Totally not ridiculious and petulant, totally not.
:lol: :yeah:

Charlatan
Feb 27th, 2012, 05:07 PM
why does it not surprise me the OP is an aga fan? oh right!

marineblue
Feb 27th, 2012, 05:19 PM
The headphones and silly moves are ridiculous but let´s face it,harmless. The real problem is the grunting and faking injuries during match to put opponents off balance.

T_P
Feb 27th, 2012, 05:21 PM
I love that people are bashing the fact that Azarenka has headphones on when she enters the court. Totally not ridiculious and petulant, totally not.

The fact that she still had them up when they were playing the Qatar national anthem was incredibly rude though.

Break My Rapture
Feb 27th, 2012, 05:29 PM
The fact that she still had them up when they were playing the Qatar national anthem was incredibly rude though.
Maybe she didn't know? Or maybe she paused her music so she could hear the national anthem?

All in all, it's just nit-picking once again.

mac47
Feb 27th, 2012, 05:37 PM
No, it's not nitpicking.

stromatolite
Feb 27th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Maybe she didn't know? Or maybe she paused her music so she could hear the national anthem?

All in all, it's just nit-picking once again.

I'm inclined to agree with you that she wasn't intentionally rude, but really the huge brass band on court should have tipped her off that something significant was going on. Whether she was completely focused on the game ahead and simply didn't realize, or was listening with her own music paused, when it comes to national anthems appearances count, and frankly it didn't look good. She'd do well to be a little more alert to things like this in future.

Wiggly
Feb 27th, 2012, 08:21 PM
Having Azarenka as a long-term #1 would be bad for the WTA.
She's way too selfish to represent the Tour in a dignified way.

bobito
Feb 27th, 2012, 08:37 PM
Yes, the American English would be "spoiled tennis brat."

Poor use of the English language that one might expect from the kind of person who doesn't know how to spell colour. :rolleyes:

rjd1111
Feb 27th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

Name withheld by request

Who said Aza was the worlds best player?

Tennis Ball
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:34 AM
I completely agree, every word of it.

netonygiants
Feb 28th, 2012, 02:44 AM
azarenka has a boyfriend? maybe she needs one.

Aryman3
Feb 28th, 2012, 03:30 AM
She has - Sergei Bubka jr - tennis player himself

Steven.
Feb 28th, 2012, 03:47 AM
the whole headphones thing is just so embarassing, I cringe for her. Makes her seem like such a tool. :hysteric:

miffedmax
Feb 28th, 2012, 03:53 AM
Poor use of the English language that one might expect from the kind of person who doesn't know how to spell colour. :rolleyes:

This is why my ancestors fought in the Revolution. So we could spell words sensibly.

bobito
Feb 28th, 2012, 04:39 AM
This is why my ancestors fought in the Revolution. So we could spell words sensibly.

And pronounce them appallingly.

Brad[le]y.
Feb 28th, 2012, 04:44 AM
I can't tell if this is an actual argument or not :spit:

Malva
Feb 28th, 2012, 07:39 AM
And pronounce them appallingly.

Pronunciation of cultivated Americans who grew up and spent most of their life in New England (away from big cities) can be in fact remarkably distinguished. It also preserves traces of older pronunciation lost in modern 'BBC English'.

mac47
Feb 28th, 2012, 10:55 AM
It's not hard to think who would be the best face for the WTA, should she ever get to #1: humble, polite, and sympathetic with the other players, yet with an attacking game that leaves the commentators swooning. Not a bitchy bone in her body. She would never do this finger-in-the-air crap, let alone the headphones during the national anthem,

Yoncé
Feb 28th, 2012, 10:59 AM
It's not hard to think who would be the best face for the WTA, should she ever get to #1: humble, polite, and sympathetic with the other players, yet with an attacking game that leaves the commentators swooning. Not a bitchy bone in her body. She would never do this finger-in-the-air crap, let alone the headphones during the national anthem,

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltmpmcK3tM1qguymuo1_500.jpg

mac47
Feb 28th, 2012, 12:24 PM
Um, no. That's her challenging a line call.

Nice try.

cecilija
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:20 PM
It's not hard to think who would be the best face for the WTA, should she ever get to #1: humble, polite, and sympathetic with the other players, yet with an attacking game that leaves the commentators swooning. Not a bitchy bone in her body. She would never do this finger-in-the-air crap, let alone the headphones during the national anthem,

I am not a fan of Kvitova, but it is true that she has nothing obnoxious about her.

Maruuusya
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:46 PM
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltmpmcK3tM1qguymuo1_500.jpg

:yeah:

Patrick345
Feb 28th, 2012, 02:04 PM
It's not hard to think who would be the best face for the WTA, should she ever get to #1: humble, polite, and sympathetic with the other players, yet with an attacking game that leaves the commentators swooning. Not a bitchy bone in her body. She would never do this finger-in-the-air crap, let alone the headphones during the national anthem,

Then people, who don´t like Kvitova, will call her boring. That´s just how it works.

hurricanejeanne
Feb 28th, 2012, 02:35 PM
I don't know why this "argument" is still going on considering it was established pages back that this wasn't from a journalist, but from a random post in a blog/forum much like this one rendering the original "opinion" simply that without the legitimacy of being from a journalist, who should be remotely objective.

miffedmax
Feb 28th, 2012, 02:37 PM
And pronounce them appallingly.

Okay, so how do you feel about the Canadian side of the family, eh?:p:lol:

Break My Rapture
Feb 28th, 2012, 03:37 PM
I'm inclined to agree with you that she wasn't intentionally rude, but really the huge brass band on court should have tipped her off that something significant was going on. Whether she was completely focused on the game ahead and simply didn't realize, or was listening with her own music paused, when it comes to national anthems appearances count, and frankly it didn't look good. She'd do well to be a little more alert to things like this in future.
Yep.

bobito
Feb 28th, 2012, 06:18 PM
Okay, so how do you feel about the Canadian side of the family, eh?:p:lol:

The less said aboot that the better.

Charlatan
Feb 28th, 2012, 11:43 PM
It's not hard to think who would be the best face for the WTA, should she ever get to #1: humble, polite, and sympathetic with the other players, yet with an attacking game that leaves the commentators swooning. Not a bitchy bone in her body. She would never do this finger-in-the-air crap, let alone the headphones during the national anthem,

yeah, Kvito-GOD is flawless, perfect, ethereal, a majestic Diety that every player/commentator should bow down :p

Number19
Feb 28th, 2012, 11:50 PM
I am not a fan of Kvitova, but it is true that she has nothing obnoxious about her.

Her bark after winning a point is a little obnoxious. Or at least annoying.

Charlatan
Feb 28th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Her bark after winning a point is a little obnoxious. Or at least annoying.

no, those little squeezed sharp barks gave kvitova stans some orgasms. that's why they don't find anything obnoxious about her. she is perfect from top to bottom, from her personality to her tennis. no flaw at all. just look at those above posts

StoneRose
Feb 28th, 2012, 11:59 PM
Maybe she didn't know? Or maybe she paused her music so she could hear the national anthem?

All in all, it's just nit-picking once again.Why was the Qatar national anthem played in the first place, some kind of national celebration thing, new oil well found? Don't see what that has to do with tennis or why Vika should care about it. Nitpicking, absolutely.

mac47
Feb 29th, 2012, 12:41 AM
Yeah, you're right. Just nitpicking. Vika getting paid a sh*tload of money to entertain the nationals of a country isn't obligated by any etiquette to show any respect when that country is honored before she plays.

And the reporters reinforce this behavior by asking her what she has on her iPod.

LOL at desperate fools trying to portray Petra as rude. Next they'll photoshop a picture to make it look like she's shaking her fist at her opponent instead of her box.