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i-girl
May 31st, 2003, 02:18 PM
she was hurting like hell, but kept on playing like a lion :hearts: . what a goddess :kiss: . and OMG, those french creeps :rolleyes:! Lindsay is asking for treatment, sitting on her chair with tears in her eyes, and those jerks are cheering and starting "the wave"! there's being supportive of your local fav, and then there's being a total ass, completly without any sportsmanship (I also didn't appreciate them cheering when Venus dubble faulted against Ferina. no class) :rolleyes: :fiery: . oh well, their lame Dechy couldn't win unless Linds was injured, and oh, wait, she couldn't win WITH lindsay injured. but I am too happy right now to be bothered with them. Lindsay is such a champion, she has such a fighting heart :hearts: . :worship: :worship: :worship: :kiss:

SJW
May 31st, 2003, 02:21 PM
LOL its always a case of the "Partisan Parisians"...today was no different

yes they were harsh but they are always like that :confused: thats what makes the atmosphere so amazing on court. im actually suprised there were spare seats, Dechy playing a great player and all, but they didnt half make a lot of noise still.

im just glad Linzi is ok and got through it :) and i hope Dechy doesnt take the trouble like another player to say she faked THIS injury :)

Elleke
May 31st, 2003, 02:24 PM
:rolleyes:

i-girl
May 31st, 2003, 02:31 PM
I like that the French are spirited, it's fun! and it's completly understandable that they would get behind their local player, but starting a wave to celebrate a player being injured :eek: ? come on... I'm sure Lindsay's feelings were hurt. that was just not cool. and the cheering when Venus double faulted... and all this, from the people who could never manage to forgive Martina H. for not being "sporswoman like" enough when she was 18 years old... double standard.

Shedevil
May 31st, 2003, 02:33 PM
lol, I totally understand ;) but it's the same...wherever you go...

Lindsayfan
May 31st, 2003, 02:34 PM
I'm proud of lindsay too ;) she did fight,she cameback from 0-40 when she was serving for the match.i think she really deserved that match cos she played as a champion in the big points.

french crowd :rolleyes:

Chance
May 31st, 2003, 02:35 PM
What's wrong with Lindsay? I hope she is ok. I think Venus is used to people cheering against her.. I think the players know what to expect from the French... just have to have a thick skin.

Btw Congratulations Lindsay!

Shedevil
May 31st, 2003, 02:35 PM
I don't think linsady feels hurt ;) When Venus played in Antwerp this year ppl even booed at her :eek: afterwards she didn't even notice. If linsday was in the least concentrated then I don't think she gave it any attention. And even if she did, it's not the first time stuff like this happen right?

joaco
May 31st, 2003, 02:43 PM
:bounce: Congrats Lindsay!!! I'm so happy for you! :bounce: :bounce:

Joaco

selesfan
May 31st, 2003, 02:44 PM
Lindsay is injured? :confused:

Giuliano
May 31st, 2003, 02:48 PM
The wave wasn't started because Lindsay called the trainer... I was there more than once and did the wave more than once too and it's always to cheer for someone, not to rejoice over the fact that someone is injured.

BK4ever
May 31st, 2003, 02:58 PM
Lindsay said in her interview that she has sometype of inflamation in her toe...some nerve thing...

sartrista7
May 31st, 2003, 02:59 PM
The wave was started because there was time to start one and there was nothing happening on the court. And it wasn't so much about cheering the injury, or even cheering Dechy, as just creating atmosphere. Really... that should have been quite obvious.

Maajken
May 31st, 2003, 03:40 PM
The wave wasn't started because Lindsay called the trainer... I was there more than once and did the wave more than once too and it's always to cheer for someone, not to rejoice over the fact that someone is injured.
so true

im a huge lindsay fan but not once did it cross my mind they started a wave because of the injury. they just wanted to cheer on their player by making lots of noise...the french (chauvinistic) crowd is always like that :confused:

rated_next
May 31st, 2003, 03:42 PM
no need to insult nathalie :rolleyes:

maccardel
May 31st, 2003, 04:47 PM
Lindsay being hurt tells me that Kim is now in the semis automatically......oh wow!!! what a tourney....

jenny161185
May 31st, 2003, 04:51 PM
is it a serious injury?

Cybelle Darkholme
May 31st, 2003, 05:29 PM
Go Lindsay!

decemberlove
May 31st, 2003, 05:34 PM
yeah, the french fans are like boston, MA fans... assholes

i-girl
May 31st, 2003, 05:56 PM
no,no, the injury is NOT serious. it's a toe inflamation, it hurts a lot, but the next day it's gone, Lindsay said so:).

pfff@all your lame excuses. Lindsay is being treated, very obviously in pain, and they start a wave. don't feed me nonsense please, I've never seen it happen in any other slam, and it's not ok behavior as far as I'm concerned. cheering your fav=fine, insulting the rival=not fine. simple rule.
SheDevil is right, though:). it did not effect(sp) Lindsay's play, nor was Venus effected when her double fault was cheered. true champions only play better when stuff like that happens.

Dawn Marie
May 31st, 2003, 06:20 PM
It seems to me that the French like Venus. They seem supportive more than the dumb ass Americans.

Go lindsay

i-girl
May 31st, 2003, 06:37 PM
all the Williams fans are saying "go lindsay" :D ... ohhhhh how sweeeet :kiss: .

I don't know Dawn, you probably know more than I do about how V is being treated, but I did not appreciate the crowd cheering when she double faulted. I just don't like that kind of thing. I guess,though, that that happens regularly in many tournies. the wave thing? it just made me so mad. I've never seen that happen before. I don't know what they meant, and maybe they meant no harm, but it just felt bad.

Giuliano
May 31st, 2003, 06:44 PM
Lol and I suppose that if I (I'm French and a bit experienced in the wave thing) tell you that the wave absolutely means no harm but it just the sign of a crowd happy to be there, it doesn't count, right?

QUEENLINDSAY
May 31st, 2003, 06:48 PM
Go Lindsay!!!! rest and beat them all the next day.

Maajken
May 31st, 2003, 06:49 PM
i cant believe how paranoid some people are...has it ever crossed your mind that these people just tried to keep things a bit alive out there during a dull moment?
im not saying they were cheering on lindsay lol, but i doubt they would have liked it if she would have had to retire :confused:

if i were in that crowd today, id probably have joined the wave too!

AllyBakerFanClub
May 31st, 2003, 07:02 PM
Did she fart again,and could be the crowd made a wave to take the smell away,who knows :confused:

SJW
May 31st, 2003, 07:06 PM
i want Linzi to make the semis :)

really appreciate her nowadays

Go Linzi :hearts:

bis2806
May 31st, 2003, 07:19 PM
i'm really so proud of you lindsay!!! i stayed in my house for so long until the end of your match when in actual fact i had to attend a wedding reception here at 6 pm and i just couldn't resist it and stayed on till like another hour just to watch the live scoreboard and see you fighting through in the match.... :) i'm so proud of you girl, that even when you got injured you were still able to overcome your doubts and attitude problem i should say... :kiss: you made my day and i made it quite in time to turn up for the wedding reception later :D get well soon and reduce your UEs and DFs!!! all the best to you lindsay :kiss:

shirley
May 31st, 2003, 07:40 PM
You know considering that Nathalie is a French player and this is the French Open. There wasn't a HUGE crowd there.

Brandon85
May 31st, 2003, 08:38 PM
the french crowd sucks! those people are stupid. does any one notice those stupid noises they make? gah guys shut up!

Hendouble
May 31st, 2003, 09:23 PM
Go to an average German tournament, and you'll appreciate the French crowd a hell of a lot more. At least they provide some more atmosphere. And no, of course they weren't mocking Davenport - if anything, it was just a sign of a restless crowd trying to pass the time during the injury timeout.

Havok
May 31st, 2003, 09:53 PM
you know what, WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we all get crowds like this everywhere. and starting the wave isn't saying, yeah someone's injured. it's to get the players fired up, and to highten the crowd's atmosphere. they just wanted to see more tennis, thats all

Dawn Marie
May 31st, 2003, 10:02 PM
American crowds aren't any better, they jeer their own based on skintone and they really were mean to the French players during the war.

At least the French enjoy their own countrywomen and stand by their people.

Sure if Venus was being booed my tune will change but imho the French seem to like Vee. When she was serving for the match they all started clapping to egg her on to victory.

Hendouble
May 31st, 2003, 10:17 PM
That's only because they wanted that dull, one-sided drubbing to be over as quickly as possible.

harloo
May 31st, 2003, 10:30 PM
American crowds aren't any better, they jeer their own based on skintone and they really were mean to the French players during the war.

At least the French enjoy their own countrywomen and stand by their people.

Sure if Venus was being booed my tune will change but imho the French seem to like Vee. When she was serving for the match they all started clapping to egg her on to victory.

The French crowds are horrific, but I do agree that they will stick by one of their own until they start to choke. Remember Amelie last year choked in the 1st round and they were booing. The French is the most toughest crowds in tennis.

But watch if Serena or Venus makes it too the finals, you will see who they will be against.

kku
Jun 1st, 2003, 04:57 AM
You guys are sooooooooo nice :) :) :)

I'm glad that ya'll supporting Lindsay - she really needs all the cheering to help her get through Conchi and Kimmi (though, I think it's a ratio of infinity to one that Lindsay's gonna win against Cljisters).

Nathalie Dechy is a talented player - it's not her fault that the RG crowd act like Gaulish barbarians. I just think it's unfortunate that the crowd had to "over-support" her.

Anyway, we all know what the RG crowd are like - utterly classless. It's quite clear that AO, Wimbbie and US are so much more civilised and appreciative. Why the ITF didn't move the claycourt GS to another country (Germany? Japan? Canada? Italy?) is beyond me. It seems that the RG crowds are only there for their beloved French stars, not the tennis.

Question though: has the ITF ever attempted to do something bout the RG crowd's vicious behaviour? Surely the things they do to players shouldn't be over looked. I mean, couldn't they threaten to move RG to another country or something?

Anyone remember the 1995 (?) match b/w Sanchez-Vicario and Katrina Hadsudova? They booed her so bad that Arantxa was reduced to tears. And what about Monica's 4th round match against Momo (7-5, 6-3 to Seles - sorry, I just had to show everyone who's better :P)? They booed Monica when she just went to blow her nose!!! Even Monica said in an interview later "I felt like I was playing a soccer match out there" Damn right you are!!! And who could forget poor Marty Hingis. Man, the RG crowds act as if she personally ran over their mothers or something. Note to RG crowds: GET OVER IT!!! It was four years ago, she chucked a tantrum, but so what?!? Everyone's gotten angry before. *deep breathe* sorry, I just can't help myself. When I see those idiots going at it again, I just....grrrr!!!!!!

kku
Jun 1st, 2003, 04:59 AM
The French crowds are horrific, but I do agree that they will stick by one of their own until they start to choke. Remember Amelie last year choked in the 1st round and they were booing. The French is the most toughest crowds in tennis.

But watch if Serena or Venus makes it too the finals, you will see who they will be against.

And don't forget last year's final, when the crowd whistled and jeered at Venus and Serena for a "mediocre" final.

Also, who can forget Mary Pierce?!? She was always booed so bad until she won the 2000 RG. Seems like the RG crowds are never satisfied until they take over the world. Like che!

bis2806
Jun 1st, 2003, 05:03 AM
what did they do to martina hingis? sorry i don't know....tell moi! ;)

kku
Jun 1st, 2003, 05:16 AM
what did they do to martina hingis? sorry i don't know....tell moi! ;)

We, We!!!! (sorry, i don't know French :P)

I could go making a MB busting list about what Martina went through with those *JERKS* (apologies to French ppl here - I'm just mad at the RG crowd, not French ppl)........but then, I'd be crying so much that I'll get the computer destroyed in seconds :P

Note to everyone: GOOOOOOOOOOO LINDSAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

BasicTennis
Jun 1st, 2003, 05:17 AM
These stupid Parisian crowd would be getting their own bad karma for behaving like this.......there will only be a French RG winner after 50 years.:devil:

kku
Jun 1st, 2003, 05:32 AM
These stupid Parisian crowd would be getting their own bad karma for behaving like this.......there will only be a French RG winner after 50 years.:devil:

*cackles evilly* GYAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

- Mary Pierce: WHAT?!?!?!? But...I though you lurrrrvvve me!!!!
- Me: (O_o);;; *sweatdrop* I DO love you, but Elena D here *winks evilly at Russian babe* is just tooooo cute....and she loves me as well!!!!!
- Mary Pierce: I thought we were an item!!!!!
- Elena D: Get it right! *says in sexy Russian accent* he loves ME!!! Da?
- Me: OH GOD I DO!!!!!!!!!!!
- Elena: *jumps into my arms* AIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! FWEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! *swoons*
- Serena Williams: *puts sexy hands on sexy hips* Get cho hends offa mah stellion, girlfriend *clicks her fingers and swishes her head*
- Me: *blushes* Ladies, ladies, calm down!!!!!! *turns to Mary and Serena* I do love you girls and you are mah sexy biotch......tennis biotch.....but you see, Elena's is much less muscular and more cute!!!!!!
- Serena Williams and Mary Pierce: (>_<)***
- Elena D: And not to mention girls, he's seen a picture of me in a scandalous skirt *purrs*.
- Me: Come here mah SEEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXYYYYYY biotch *nuzzles Elena's sexy neck*.
- Elena: *swoons* WWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
- Serena Williams: *does sexy pout* Girl! Get cho fat ass offa mah property!!!!! *click click*.
- Mary Pierce: WE! He's MOI!!!!!
- Me: *sigh* I'm just too handsome for my own good....

BasicTennis
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:07 AM
Mary is more Canadian by heart and attitude.:heart: