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lizchris
May 31st, 2003, 07:12 PM
"I don't think anyone cares that she won 6-0, 6-0. The only thing people care about is who the champion is"

She is right about the second comment, but don't think the remaining players on Serena's side of the draw ignored the match, considering Justine, Amelie and Chanda have had nothing to say about the rout as far as I am aware.

Diya
May 31st, 2003, 07:13 PM
Maybe they were not asked about it ? :rolleyes:

SJW
May 31st, 2003, 07:14 PM
ermmmmm ok :confused:

jenny161185
May 31st, 2003, 07:15 PM
I think she was trying to point out, they know how dangerous Serena is and not much of the girls pay attention to the scores unless a maybe it was a tough three setter. Cappy momo lindsay kim venus and serena have all ben winnin pretty easily so far

SJW
May 31st, 2003, 07:18 PM
LOL thanks for clearing that up :D

i was searching for the point :confused:

TeeRexx
May 31st, 2003, 07:19 PM
Cappy is trying to convince herself that she would even have a chance to beat SERENA. :)

ys
May 31st, 2003, 07:20 PM
Cappy is trying to convince herself that she would even have a chance to beat SERENA. :)


She won't have a chance. Serena won't make it to the finals.

lizchris
May 31st, 2003, 07:21 PM
Maybe they were not asked about it ? :rolleyes:

They coudl ahve been asked but the reporters may not have reported what they said. That happens sometimes.

Dava
May 31st, 2003, 07:21 PM
I dont think Jenny will get as far as beating Serena, but if they did meet it would be interesting. A match I would want to see!!!

Anyway I dont really get what Cappy is saying. Mind you she bagled someone in her opening match at US last year, and failed to do much else so...

Goal_Post
May 31st, 2003, 07:24 PM
Look, you have a go at Capriati when she says stuff about Williams sisters and comments about their matches etc. But then you have even more of a go when she doesn't. Plus, who does really care that she won 6-0 6-0??

anton
May 31st, 2003, 07:25 PM
didnt babsi lose 5 or 6 matches in a row?

So really what score did people expect? Serena was going to bulldoze Schett from the beginning so this score is nothing special I think. to beat someone badly who lost 6 or 7 matches in a row is expected.

Hopefully amelie can give Venus an assist in her win in the final if they both get there.

Now if Serena beats Amelie 6-0, 6-0 then that will be something to seriously look at.

jenny161185
May 31st, 2003, 07:26 PM
well said ys!

lizchris
May 31st, 2003, 07:27 PM
She won't have a chance. Serena won't make it to the finals.

Are you sure about that? Of course anything can happen, but Serena and Kim have been playing the best on the women's side of the draw so far and they look like they will meet in the finals.

TeeRexx
May 31st, 2003, 07:42 PM
YS - Why, are they going to give SERENA the trophy because she will eventually win anyway.? :p

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"Plus, who does really care that she won 6-0 6-0??"
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Duh, like any of her possible future opponents, perhaps? :)

Serendy Willick
May 31st, 2003, 07:58 PM
didnt babsi lose 5 or 6 matches in a row?

So really what score did people expect? Serena was going to bulldoze Schett from the beginning so this score is nothing special I think. to beat someone badly who lost 6 or 7 matches in a row is expected.

Hopefully amelie can give Venus an assist in her win in the final if they both get there.

Now if Serena beats Amelie 6-0, 6-0 then that will be something to seriously look at.



While it is true that Schett hasnt been in that hot of form, she did however get far enough to take out last years semifinalist Fernandez and get to the third round. So dont fucking piss on Serenas win :mad: :mad: because had Clisjsters or Henin-Hardenne had've done the same thing, this whole board wouldve been howling. Serena knows that it takes 7 whole matches to win a grand slam but what is wrong with celebrating Double bagelling a potentially very tough opponent who took your sister out in the first round just two years ago? Besides Anton, you should be glad because it seems like Serenas performance has inspired Venus to wake the fuck up and start playing like a top five player in the world. As for Capriati, she needs to worry about getting out of the quartefinals before trying to piss on anyones wins.

hinquit
May 31st, 2003, 08:17 PM
Are you sure about that? Of course anything can happen, but Serena and Kim have been playing the best on the women's side of the draw so far and they look like they will meet in the finals.

I want to ask if you sure about that? What special you think Clijsters
is playing during this touranment that warrant her final place.
Do you know who clijsters has in part of draw?
A combined 10 grandslam winners, all of whom in fact she has not
beaten in any grandslam encounter. Go figured.

Schalckske
May 31st, 2003, 08:22 PM
I want to ask if you sure about that? What special you think Clijsters
is playing during this touranment that warrant her final place.
Do you know who clijsters has in part of draw?
A combined 10 grandslam winners, all of whom in fact she has not
beaten in any grandslam encounter. Go figured.

Nothing against Venus but what special has she been playing during this tournament, it's not because she had good results in the past , that she's guaranteed of a new final this year. Kim, Lindsay, Venus, Jennifer could all make it to the final, because on a very good day, they can all beat each other. and all those williams finals of the last year will not change this ...

hinquit
May 31st, 2003, 08:38 PM
Nothing against Venus but what special has she been playing during this tournament, it's not because she had good results in the past , that she's guaranteed of a new final this year. Kim, Lindsay, Venus, Jennifer could all make it to the final, because on a very good day, they can all beat each other. and all those williams finals of the last year will not change this ...

Venus is not playing special. Nobody acknowledged the little she is
playing either. But Clijsters is hyped too much during this tournament.Do you know why some of you the fans should be scared
about clijsters' chances in this tournament?
She has to beat one from three of the best tennis players on WTA.
Either Davenport in the quarters, CApriati or Venus in the semi.

Schalckske
May 31st, 2003, 08:41 PM
Venus is not playing special. Nobody acknowledged the little she is
playing either. But Clijsters is hyped too much during this tournament.Do you know why some of you the fans should be scared
about clijsters' chances in this tournament?
She has to beat one from three of the best tennis players on WTA.
Either Davenport in the quarters, CApriati or Venus in the semi.

I don't know if you realise it, but Clijsters is also among the best of the WTA...
In fact, you can say it different too: if Venus wants to reach the finals, she also has to defeat those players, same for Jennifer, so i don't understand your "logic thinking"...

treufreund
May 31st, 2003, 08:42 PM
So far KIM does not look convincing to me. Solid, but not convincing. Also I think she has put on some weight.

o0O0o
May 31st, 2003, 08:43 PM
Clijsters won her last match on clay against Venus and Capriati and has won 4 of her last 5 matches against Lindsay.

Anyway, Serena's performance wasn't that dominating. Schett really handed it to her on unforced errors, what a pitiful performance from Barbara. 23 winners and how many unforced errors for Serena? It seems just like any early round match for her, but this time, her opponent was extremely bad.

hinquit
May 31st, 2003, 08:59 PM
I don't know if you realise it, but Clijsters is also among the best of the WTA...
In fact, you can say it different too: if Venus wants to reach the finals, she also has to defeat those players, same for Jennifer, so i don't understand your "logic thinking"...

There is logical thinking in what I am saying. Somebody just said that
Clijsters and Serena are playing the best on their side of draw and that
they will meet in the final. And I never came with a bold statement
that Venus will be in finals considering the potential of meeting some
good players in the latter part of the tournament.

harloo
May 31st, 2003, 09:01 PM
Let cappy talk all she want's too, in the end she will not be the champ though. How do you expect to win a slam when you can't even win a regular tournament in a years time. :rolleyes:


Also none of you know who will win. It will be one of the favorites IMO, but it depends who performs the best in later rounds IMO. Serena is still the heavy favorite, with Justine not too far behind. Kim is up their also.

Schalckske
May 31st, 2003, 09:07 PM
There is logical thinking in what I am saying. Somebody just said that
Clijsters and Serena are playing the best on their side of draw and that
they will meet in the final. And I never came with a bold statement
that Venus will be in finals considering the potential of meeting some
good players in the latter part of the tournament.


Then let me be logic for a moment too.
No matter how many times venus or whoever defeated kim, one victory over each player can be enough for kim of reaching the final. And if i understand you wel you said right here: combined 10 grandslam winners, all of whom in fact she has not
beaten in any grandslam encounter. Go figured
IMO that's saying venus and kim will playing semis against each other, and venus will definitely win because of the past :confused:

Schalckske
May 31st, 2003, 09:09 PM
Let cappy talk all she want's too, in the end she will not be the champ though. How do you expect to win a slam when you can't even win a regular tournament in a years time. :rolleyes:


Also none of you know who will win. It will be one of the favorites IMO, but it depends who performs the best in later rounds IMO. Serena is still the heavy favorite, with Justine not too far behind. Kim is up their also.

Totally agree, none of us know who will win, but hinquit seems to be very sure of who will not win :confused:
i think he must have a special gift :confused:

Lien
May 31st, 2003, 09:14 PM
If he knows with his gift who won't win, why can't he tell us who shall win RG?

Cybelle Darkholme
May 31st, 2003, 09:22 PM
Clijsters won her last match on clay against Venus and Capriati and has won 4 of her last 5 matches against Lindsay.

Anyway, Serena's performance wasn't that dominating. Schett really handed it to her on unforced errors, what a pitiful performance from Barbara. 23 winners and how many unforced errors for Serena? It seems just like any early round match for her, but this time, her opponent was extremely bad.

Funny how when serena hands over a match with bad play and unforced errors you are no where to be seen. LoL It amazes me you can be so biased in your views.

GO VENUS
GO SERENA
GO LINDSAY
GO CHANDA
GO JEN

o0O0o
May 31st, 2003, 09:25 PM
Funny how when serena hands over a match with bad play and unforced errors you are no where to be seen. LoL It amazes me you can be so biased in your views.

GO VENUS
GO SERENA
GO LINDSAY
GO CHANDA
GO JEN

What? I was here celebrating her losses to the Belgians, and I commented on her Mauresmo match. I really don't understand your point. I post here no matter who is playing who. It amazes me you can be so baseless in your accusations.

Havok
May 31st, 2003, 09:26 PM
well Jennifer really hates it when people bring up the Williams sisters during her interviews, so i'm sure she just said that to end the question as quickly as possible

treufreund
May 31st, 2003, 09:29 PM
i like KIM a lot but she needs to pick up IMO. Maybe she is just saving her reserves for later but she still does not seem to have the same precision, patience or bite in her game as usual to me. She is playing VERY WELL but SERENA just looked unreal to me and so did JUJU!

harloo
May 31st, 2003, 09:30 PM
Clijsters won her last match on clay against Venus and Capriati and has won 4 of her last 5 matches against Lindsay.

Anyway, Serena's performance wasn't that dominating. Schett really handed it to her on unforced errors, what a pitiful performance from Barbara. 23 winners and how many unforced errors for Serena? It seems just like any early round match for her, but this time, her opponent was extremely bad.

Sorry, but none of these early round matchups means nothing. The real tournament will start for the ladies during the second week. Then we will see who is really on form and who is off.

Justine, Kim, Jennifer, Venus, Serena have all had easy early round opponents. Amelie too. Serena did get a double bagel so she did good, just as justine had 2 breadsticks and she did good.

But those easy matches that they had does not guarentee some type of win when it gets tight in the second week. :rolleyes:

Cybelle Darkholme
May 31st, 2003, 09:30 PM
What? I was here celebrating her losses to the Belgians, and I commented on her Mauresmo match. I really don't understand your point. I post here no matter who is playing who. It amazes me you can be so baseless in your accusations.

no you misread what I wrote. I didn't say you didn't post I said you fail to acknowledge the times when serena loses due to her own unforced errors and bad play and NOT because of the superior play of her opponent. TO sum it up you fail to comment when serena or venus effectively beat themselves yet you're all over the place when someone else does it.

Example: venus semi aussie open 2001. venus effectively beat herself not because of anything special martina was doing.

o0O0o
May 31st, 2003, 09:45 PM
Oh please, let us not start. The point was that Schett really did nothing to push Serena so despite the scoreline, I'm sure it wasn't Serena's best match this clay season. Schett essentially put up no fight to a superior opponent. What I did not say was that Serena did nothing to earn her victory, that is ridiculous nonsense only Williams fans spew forth about losses.

Whenever Venus or Serena lose, the direct reason for that is their opponent. Sure they can have bad days but a bad day for Venus and Serena still beats most players. Hingis whupped Venus' out-of-proportion butt that day by making a grand total of 4 or 5 unforced errors, an impressive serving percentage, and a series of unsettling drop shots, lobs, and wrong-footing backhands. Venus played a poor match but Hingis had 100% to do with the outcome.

To say Hingis did "nothing" to win the match is quite a compliment to Martina and reflects on why she has had such a superior career. Because if she did "nothing" to beat her 6-1 6-1 she was truly the better of the two when she did "something", no?

Cybelle Darkholme
May 31st, 2003, 09:52 PM
Oh please, let us not start. The point was that Schett really did nothing to push Serena so despite the scoreline, I'm sure it wasn't Serena's best match this clay season. Schett essentially put up no fight to a superior opponent. What I did not say was that Serena did nothing to earn her victory, that is ridiculous nonsense only Williams fans spew forth about losses.

Whenever Venus or Serena lose, the direct reason for that is their opponent. Sure they can have bad days but a bad day for Venus and Serena still beats most players. Hingis whupped Venus' out-of-proportion butt that day by making a grand total of 4 or 5 unforced errors, an impressive serving percentage, and a series of unsettling drop shots, lobs, and wrong-footing backhands. Venus played a poor match but Hingis had 100% to do with the outcome.

To say Hingis did "nothing" to win the match is quite a compliment to Martina and reflects on why she has had such a superior career. Because if she did "nothing" to beat her 6-1 6-1 she was truly the better of the two when she did "something", no?

She did nothing to push serena because she couldnt do anything because serena played her off the court.

Also I disagree because unforced errors by definition having NOTHING to do with your opponent. It has everything with you making silly careless shots that you should me making. If you cannot keep the ball in play and hit a unforced error on every shot, exaggerating, then guess what? You beat yourself. Yes of course the opponent figures into the match how could they not. But if your play on that day was so bad that even rita kuti kiss would win then sorry but the opponent did not do much.

How many winners did martina hit in that match? How many unreturnable serves? How many aces? How many forced errors did she make venus commit? Those are indicators of dicating play and dominating a match and playing a superior game than your opponent.

What your saying is too black and white and life is not like that. I suppose when monica dusted martina off in her last us open it was soley do to monicas play. whatever. life is not so black and white as you invariably always try to make it.

harloo
May 31st, 2003, 09:52 PM
Oh please, let us not start. The point was that Schett really did nothing to push Serena so despite the scoreline, I'm sure it wasn't Serena's best match this clay season. Schett essentially put up no fight to a superior opponent. What I did not say was that Serena did nothing to earn her victory, that is ridiculous nonsense only Williams fans spew forth about losses.

Whenever Venus or Serena lose, the direct reason for that is their opponent. Sure they can have bad days but a bad day for Venus and Serena still beats most players. Hingis whupped Venus' out-of-proportion butt that day by making a grand total of 4 or 5 unforced errors, an impressive serving percentage, and a series of unsettling drop shots, lobs, and wrong-footing backhands. Venus played a poor match but Hingis had 100% to do with the outcome.

To say Hingis did "nothing" to win the match is quite a compliment to Martina and reflects on why she has had such a superior career. Because if she did "nothing" to beat her 6-1 6-1 she was truly the better of the two when she did "something", no?

5 O's Martina is retired. You still are delusional to this very fact. Why don't you let her enjoy her life. I know it's hard for you to get over her leaving tennis, but it's time to move on. :rolleyes:

Also, face it NONE of the top womens player has had any tough matches. NONE OF THEM. Just because you dislike Serena does not mean you have to be bias and try to single her match out.

But what should anyone expect from a person who still cannot get over Hingis leaving tennis for good.

Cybelle Darkholme
May 31st, 2003, 09:55 PM
5 O's Martina is retired. You still are delusional to this very fact. Why don't you let her enjoy her life. I know it's hard for you to get over her leaving tennis, but it's time to move on. :rolleyes:

Also, face it NONE of the top womens player has had any tough matches. NONE OF THEM. Just because you dislike Serena does not mean you have to be bias and try to single her match out.

But what should anyone expect from a person who still cannot get over Hingis leaving tennis for good.


Venus had a tough second round but only because she has had little match play and is coming off an injury. Part of me still thinks she should be resting for wimbledon.

Dawn Marie
May 31st, 2003, 09:56 PM
The fact that Jen stated that nobody cares REALLY means that she did care. You only cae when u don't ignore the person or question at hand.

Serena's 6/0 6/0 turned heads and alot of people care.

Alot of u can't deal with Serena's tennis skillz. As much as I dislike Hingis I always gave her tennis credit. Five zeros u would do well to do the same.

Infiniti2001
May 31st, 2003, 10:01 PM
Funny how when serena hands over a match with bad play and unforced errors you are no where to be seen. LoL It amazes me you can be so biased in your views.

GO VENUS
GO SERENA
GO LINDSAY
GO CHANDA
GO JEN


Forget that bozo Cybelle.. He is classic case of sees what he wants. he has squandered his few remaining shreds of credibility. He is famous for touting Hingis 6-1 6-1 victory over Venus at OZ , while conveniently omitting Venus's mountain of UEs-- meanwhile here he is reducing Serena's fantastic play and dissing schette :eek: :rolleyes:

Dawn Marie
May 31st, 2003, 10:14 PM
U gotta feel sorry for FIVE ZEROS though, Hingis quit at 22 and left him in limbo. He is clearly hurting and traumatized.

If they sold "Hingis Bobbleheads" I would send him one to put on his back windshield.

anton
May 31st, 2003, 10:42 PM
5 zeros stop trash talking venus or i'm going to put a zudu curse on you!!! :wavey:

SJW
May 31st, 2003, 11:07 PM
its insane to compare Kim with Marti lol! :D

well you know....whoever gets through the bottom half will deserve it. i dont care whether its Venus Linzi Kim Jennifer or Nadia...they will have to have shown up.

Serenas got the two mentally unstable (IMO. and no disrespect to Amelie or Justine). yes they are both great players, but Justine has shown when its time to show up on the biggest stage, she can rarely do it, while Amelie and Paris do not go well together (for some absurd reason :confused: )

you know, the ladies French Open starts right here and i cant wait :D

BrianII
May 31st, 2003, 11:36 PM
Its not trash talking its just stupidity ....and once a moron always a moron ....Venus and Martina played 19 times even when martina was no1 in 97 and Venus hadn't cracked the top 60 they had three matches no loss was as bad as Aus Semi. After Venus cracked the top 15 its acually Venus who was the better player winning two more times than Martina. That Aus we know Venus struggled in every round hadn't played a singles match in months hadn't prepared ..a look at martina's matches on eithe side of the venus match shows martina struggling to a win against Serena ,then slightly inferior to venus, and routine loss to capriati who would go onto beat martina 3 more times to show that was no fluke and would go onto to lose to venus 3 more times . If the martina Venus match was really martina playing well she would have repeated that performance several times in the many times they played , she would have shown the same form in other matches in the same tournament ...martina played a typical martina match and venus played a terrible match just the same as when dokic thrashed matina at wimbledon... the reasons don't matter . Although frankly if you are the number 3 player in the world being thrashed by the no1 probably sits better than being the no1 and being thrashed by a virtual junior outside the top 100 ..thats pretty pathetic.

F-R-E-A-K
May 31st, 2003, 11:42 PM
oh well!

maccardel
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:09 AM
In every situation, a player is asked about another player and they have to give their opinion, but it should be taken into consideration that the player making the comment is also a competitor. Jennifer is known for her on court competitiveness and the comment should be taken as such.

She is right about no one caring but she have to realize that she is also in Venus' half and they will soon meet up, therefore she will need to really worry bout the score when she comes upon venus and not keep hoping for someone to eliminate venus like in Miami....before venus gets to her....I imagine all the top players' success depends on how well the williams perform and not on those same top players' own performance.......therefore Jen can make all the comments she wants but soon she might find herself rolling on the clay like Agassi had Ancic.....

Dirty Sanchez
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:15 AM
What Jen said is right. In a year's time you won't look back to the first week where the seeds are all winning comfortably, you look to the final or maybe semi finals.

That is basically what she was saying at the time, and is why it made Eurosport quote of the day! :)

jenny161185
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:51 AM
I agree capriatifan

1jackson2001
Jun 1st, 2003, 02:24 AM
A 6-0 6-0 is a great scoreline nonetheless. But Serena didn't look nearly as spectacular as she did against Lindsay in the semis of Charleston. Barbara played pretty badly.

Cariaoke
Jun 1st, 2003, 02:34 AM
I get what Jen is saying, totally. It's great news for like a day that Serena bageled somebody but it's what happens at the end of the tournament that people will remember.

I get annoyed when the reporters ask questions about other players they won't meet until the final, if then.

the cat
Jun 1st, 2003, 02:40 AM
Cari, questions from reporters are often ill timed and annoying. And Jenny is always being asked about the Williams sisters. That really has to bother her.

Cariaoke
Jun 1st, 2003, 02:43 AM
Cari, questions from reporters are often ill timed and annoying. And Jenny is always being asked about the Williams sisters. That really has to bother her.
for sure. they only ask Serena and Venus about the players they're going to meet in the very next round. it's like the press enjoys making Jen squirm. If I was in Jen's position and I had lost 6 times to someone and never won against her sister and every time I got in a press conference, I was asked about one of them or even both of them, I'd be pissed off. Just like when they asked Kim about V/S all last year. I wish the reporters would focus on who you're interviewing and who they're going to play and stop trying to start shit all the time. They must not have anything better to do.

Greenout
Jun 1st, 2003, 02:51 AM
Jen knows what she's talking about.

I don't know if your tv coverage showed this;
but mine was "live" and the camera panned up
on Jen sitting in the front watching Serena vs Babsi.
In the context of the event this year that match
wasn't that big of a deal. Cappy seen for herself
how crappy Babsi was playing, and in the form
she has shown in the past 9 months Babsi really
had nothing to offer to Serena.

Babsi was playing so badly that you can't really
judge Serena's form. This was Jen's point. Even
the Virginia Rizici during the commentary said
that 6-0, 6-0 doesn't mean much unless it
was one of the contenders or on form players.

theultimateone
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:36 AM
The only thing Capriati's comments show me is that once an idiot always an idiot. Of course fans and players take note of which players are being bagelled and who is doing the bagelling. One thing is for damn sure, Schett cared a great deal about being double bagelled.

Serena played a great match and won decisively. Schett came out with a plan she thought would neutralize Serena, but it backfired. Schett didn't hand anything to Serena. Serena WON this match, sending Schett on her merry way with her tail between her legs.

Also, Venus and Serena are ALWAYS questioned by reporters about their later matchups(semis, finals). Reporters never just ask them about their next opponent.

Bottomline is, Capriati continues to show how envious she is of Serena's talents. Otherwise, why is she sitting watching Serena's match. Could it be she is trying to pick up a few pointers from Serena? The answer is YES, YES, YES. She definitely wasn't there trying to pick up anything from Schett.

Greenout
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:38 AM
Yeah, but have Serena and Venus ever
called the opponent by their first name?

It's always "her", "my opponent", "She"
kind of rude considering they see these
people 10 months of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

theultimateone
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:57 AM
The answer to your question is an emphatic YES!!! Both Venus and Serena have addressed their opponents by name. But is it really necessary when the reporters ask a question utilizing the opponent's name. My answer to that question is an emphatic NO!!!

DA FOREHAND
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:27 AM
SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm definitely not holding anything back. I think I had to take Conchita Martinez very seriously as well. She seems to love to win this tournament. She does really well here. But I just think Mauresmo, at this point, is playing very well. I'm playing very well as well, so it should be a good match.



Gasp Serena mentioned Conchita by her first name. I guess now they'll say it's rude that she used the first name of one of her elders, instead of the proper Miss Concita

Greenout
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:33 AM
It's an old trick that terrorists use. Never
humanize the victim by giving them a name,
a family, a history, something to make you
feel they are beyond contempt. For all it's
worth these things in front of your way are
just that- things- nothing, trash, sub-human,
garbage.

Greenout
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:37 AM
[QUOTE=Greenout]The entire week Serena has only mentioned
by name "Barbara" during her 6-0, 6-0 match.

Justine was called "her", the contenders
Amelie, justine, and kim were called "they".



Where as Jen is personable enough to call
other players by their names. Kim, Amelie, Justine


Way to go defending champ!!!

Greenout
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:45 AM
The thing is that the tv commentators
1978 RG winner Virginia Rizici, and old
BBC guy John Barrett were making a big
deal about how ruthless Serena was in her
thrashing of Babsi. Didn't Steffi use to
do the same? Mr. Graf refused Steffi to
play doubles with Gabby Sabitini because he didn't
think it was good being chummy with a rival.
Steffi's friends on tour were the journeymen of
the tour, players below 50, ones never to compete
in later rounds of tour events.

topspin
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:36 PM
Jennifer C. has won her match. She is now in the interview session. She thinks the questions will pertain to the match she has completed. The interviewer throws this up in your face "Oh yeah, Serena defeated her opponent 6-0, 6-0."

I don't think her comments was so much as trying to diss Serena's victory. I think she was just trying to articulate to the interviewer that it doesn't matter how you play throughout the tournament. It is more importantly how you play in the final. Meaning one can play the best tennis but what difference does it make if the player doesn't win the championship.

the cat hit the nail on the head. The reporters were trying to stir something up.

Da forehand, thanks for listing the proof of Serena's acknowledgement of other players.

GermanBoy
Jun 1st, 2003, 01:07 PM
"I don't think anyone cares that she won 6-0, 6-0. The only thing people care about is who the champion is"


Jen just answered a stupid question of a reporter. We all know these questions... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: