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Dava
Apr 16th, 2003, 12:06 PM
How about to Lina Kras, "You seem very innocent are you like that in your private life," or to Justine Henin "Did you like her Lilac dress"?

Glenn
Apr 16th, 2003, 12:08 PM
Or to Marat Safin: "What do you think the difference is between you and Anna Kournikova?"

tennischick
Apr 16th, 2003, 12:29 PM
to Steffi and Serena: "hey, why are you both such arrogant bitches?" :confused:

irma
Apr 16th, 2003, 12:40 PM
who bite you?
(steffi wimbledon 96)

Glenn
Apr 16th, 2003, 12:49 PM
To Justine Henin-Hardenne: "Why do you wear a watch?"

Leena
Apr 16th, 2003, 02:23 PM
Elena Bovina's 1st interview... after she lost in the Quarters of Indian Wells '01. They went on and on and ON about how she was the "Cinderella" of that tournament, and literally asked her 10 questions about fairy tales and Cinderella.

Q. Because a couple of us clearly think you've been the Cinderella of this tournament. You're the most pleasant thing we've had develop here.

ELENA BOVINA: That's nice.

Lena, that's where you slap them... :)

Spirit
Apr 16th, 2003, 03:01 PM
Just recently, some nutcase who was supposedly conducting research for a new book on Monica asked Andre about Steffi's thoughts on Monica's career and stabbing. When Andre refused to comment, this reporter actually asked Andre to ask Steffi for him and to get back with him with her answer.

Needless to say, Andre said no.

This potential-pulitzer-prize-winner took reporting to a new low: investigative research through the "please ask your wife for me" method. I did better research than that when I was in high school!!!!!!

Incredible.

vaiva
Apr 16th, 2003, 03:20 PM
This was probably not the most stupid question still you can see how a witty answer can reveal the dumbness of it:

When Marat Safin was asked what he would take to a desert island he said: "A woman, not a tennis racket". :)

Iconoclast
Apr 16th, 2003, 04:20 PM
To Justine Henin-Hardenne: "Why do you wear a watch?"Sorry, but that was an absolutely brilliant question, Pulitzer Prize material. And I kid you not.

butch
Apr 16th, 2003, 04:48 PM
I remember once a reporter at Wimbledon asked Steffi what her dog's name was. When the reporting started writing down the dog's name, Steffi asked in total surprise" Are you gonna write that down?" It was quite good.

Spirit
Apr 16th, 2003, 05:00 PM
I've always wanted tennis players to turn the tables on the reporters. For example, Steffi might have asked that reporter, "What's your dog's name?" Then reporters would have to face questions like, "Why do you wear a watch?" "Did you like her outfit today?" "Where did you go shopping yesterday?"

I think it would be quite amusing.

irma
Apr 16th, 2003, 05:03 PM
andre is a star in that. he really can make journalists look like a fool!

Jo Durie
Apr 16th, 2003, 06:00 PM
Monica Seles was asked a few times if she would show her scar to the reporters. And in one press conference she was asked if it hurt [being stabbed]?

irma
Apr 16th, 2003, 06:03 PM
oh yeah they asked her at the pc 4 or 5 days after. :rolleyes:

I guess journalists are not allowed to have feelings.

I am definitely not made for it!

Glenn
Apr 16th, 2003, 06:18 PM
I always thought Martina Hingis was pretty clever in giving answers too! :D

veryborednow
Apr 16th, 2003, 06:34 PM
Wasn't there a specific reason behind asking if Justine was wearing a watch. A guy wrote a really snarky article on how coddled professional tennis players are....

Pamela Shriver
Apr 16th, 2003, 09:02 PM
I was asked after a bad loss once "Are you deliberately bad for comic purposes?"

:mad:

selesfan1
Apr 16th, 2003, 09:14 PM
I think someome once aske Pete Sampras if He was planning on playing wimbledon.

Topher950
Apr 16th, 2003, 09:45 PM
If i remember correctly someone asked Venus when she tought Monica will retire...I like the Lina one

Tratree
Apr 16th, 2003, 09:46 PM
One notoriously insensitive reporter asked Jen at Acura '01 if she had "put on some weight".....to which she replied, "No, have you??" and promptly walked out of the PC while the guy got chewed out by the WTA people.

calabar
Apr 16th, 2003, 09:49 PM
To Venus:

"Hey Venus, how long have you been a black tennis player?

Ok Ok Im kidding, But An idiotic journalist did in fack ask Doug Williams (A black quarterback for the Washington Redskins) how long he has been a black quarterback. Wierd huh?

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 16th, 2003, 09:59 PM
Best response to a stupid question came from Agassi at Wimbledon a while back

"Andre, are you aware that your shorts are see through?"

"Obviously you are." :eek: :D

irma
Apr 16th, 2003, 10:02 PM
One notoriously insensitive reporter asked Jen at Acura '01 if she had "put on some weight".....to which she replied, "No, have you??" and promptly walked out of the PC while the guy got chewed out by the WTA people.

I remember such a story too from the early ninties too. I think in Rome 93 (might have been 92 too), she started crying then!

JCAP
Apr 16th, 2003, 10:22 PM
OMG! Imagine asking someone have they put on weight :rolleyes: ! What an AHOLE :mad: !
Poor Jen started crying! (Its with dickheads like him why must girls are stick skinny now adays :rolleyes: )

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 16th, 2003, 10:44 PM
I remember reading how back in the 93 Italian Open when Jen lost to Coetzer, somebody asked "Do you think you lost because you're too fat and out of shape?" She had to be taken out in tears. That very day she was dropped from her Oil of Olay contract because she had bad acne at the time. Somebody at OOO said her promotion "hadn't worked out like we expected."
:mad:

Brian Stewart
Apr 17th, 2003, 12:32 AM
After her first round match at Wimbledon, 1994, Katrina Adams was asked a series of questions that began on the order of "Can you tell us about your knickers?"

SJW
Apr 17th, 2003, 12:41 AM
that Jennifer thing is just plain mean :rolleyes:

and people wonder why teenagers have self-confidence issues nowadays :rolleyes:

Marti quotes will win any comp hands down and Anna is pretty good too

ico4498
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:04 AM
To Venus:

"Hey Venus, how long have you been a black tennis player?

Ok Ok Im kidding, But An idiotic journalist did in fack ask Doug Williams (A black quarterback for the Washington Redskins) how long he has been a black quarterback. Wierd huh?

"C A L A B A R.
People wonder who we are."

There is a long list of questions where Venus just raised an eyebrow and moved on to the next reporter. Its an integral part of her 'arrogance mystique'.

Stoopid questions? Asking all players what seperates them from the Williams. Does anyone even listen for an answer?

AndySW6
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:09 AM
can some of you give some Martina Hingis and anna quotes, i always loved hearing them but for the moment cannot think of any to say :(

anton
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:09 AM
Steffi was asked at Wimbledon one year after winning the singles:

Q. Is there anything that give you more of a thrill than winning Wimbledon?
A. Oh, What did you have in mind? :eek: :D :wavey: :worship: :p :lick:

anton
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:11 AM
can some of you give some Martina Hingis and anna quotes, i always loved hearing them but for the moment cannot think of any to say :(

anna was asked about sergi at a bra promo-pic-interview and she snapped:

"I'm here to talk about bras, not my private life."

anton
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:12 AM
and dont forget the anna k quote:

"I'm like a menu at a high class restaurant. They can look but they can't afford it."

CJ07
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:17 AM
If andre had been asked what he thought about monicas career that would have been ok but come on

reporters can be so stupid

anton
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:23 AM
serena and somebody in a press conference got into a dissagreement about the orgins of the word "ghetto". She finally answered:

"You have your information and I have mine."

Another classic Serena quote when asked why she didnt shake hands with a chair umpire after a match earlier in her career after she thought she got some bad line calls she said:

"I was thinking about soemthing else."

SJW
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:24 AM
ermmmmm off the top of my head Martina was asked when she beat Monica 0 and 0 if she could feel any compasion for Monica :rolleyes: for gods sake she is a pro sportswoman

i think the answer "what is compassion?" is EXACTLY what the Q deserved :D

SJW
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:25 AM
that was when Serena said "ghettos" came from Nazi Germany and the reporter argued with her LOL

anton
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:27 AM
serena j i was gonna give u some rep points but i have to wait :sad:

everybody give me some so tomorrow when i wake up i'll be at #1 on the rep list,OK? :sad:

AndySW6
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:27 AM
thanks guys, not heard any of them before, but they are funny... Love Monica though...

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 17th, 2003, 05:17 AM
at this year's aus open, the media asked anna, do u have your phone number to give to all the guys who want u ;)

SerialKiller#69
Apr 17th, 2003, 08:08 AM
and anna replied sarcastically, "and then?"

Lisbeth
Apr 17th, 2003, 08:42 AM
Wow, these are great.

My pet hate is every time some idiot asks a player after a big loss "So did the match go the way you planned?" or some such thing. "Are you happy with that result" to a winner is almost as stupid but at least it's not cruel.

Asmus
Apr 17th, 2003, 08:58 AM
At the Aussie Open in I think 2001, Anna Kournikova was asked this absolutely ridiculous question:

"Anna, has your stay in Australia been less enjoyable this year because Mark Philippoussis is not in town?"

Anna replied that she was enjoying her stay in Australia just fine.

Kelly
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:41 AM
one of my favourite lindsay quotes was when she just won the US Open and the reporter told her that martina hingis (they were playing against each other in doubles final the day after) told lindsay to drink a lot a saki when she is celebrating and lindsay said

"i wont be a 100% tomorrow, thats for sure"

another is about when she was wearing a sleveless nike t-shirt and the reporter asked is she copying tommy haas..lindsay said

"i couldnt give a crap what tommy haas wears"

GO LINDSAY!!

Jo Durie
Apr 17th, 2003, 07:52 PM
I was asked after a bad loss once "Are you deliberately bad for comic purposes?"

:mad:

Weren't you once asked if you played table tennis to practise your serve??? :confused:

~|Naomi|~
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:39 AM
I think it was US Open last year :confused:

But Kim was asked if she thought Lleyton was a nice guy?

I thought that question was stupid what did they expect her to say, no I don't and that is why he is my boyfriend :rolleyes: Just for the record Kim said she knew he was a nice guy :)

lleytnkim
Apr 18th, 2003, 11:17 PM
After Lleyton beat Ferrero in a 5 set thriller in the finals of the masters cup in Shanghai last year, he was asked....

QUESTION: Congratulations, Lleyton. Justine Henin got married and she changed her name to the husband's family name. If you marry Kim Clijsters, do you want her to change to Kim Hewitt as well? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: