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tennnisfannn
Feb 13th, 2004, 03:18 PM
Isn't it amazing how a person may make a comment about a player, be it commentator, some tennis reporter or even a member on this board and suddenly it becomes gospel truth. I will begin with kim, the impression I get on this board these last few days is people think she is dumb, has no variety, no strategy and that all she does is get the ball back. This is simply not true. Anyone who is objective (non fans) can see this. Losing a match to a better player on the day does not demean a player. Kim is an amazing player and very few players can get past her. I think she has tonnes of variety, if anyone thinks Amelie and justine have variety so does kim. I also happen to think her niceness has become a bit of a myth too;)
Justine.
Well the girl has been judged way too harshly. I know she made a mistake at the FO (cameras don't lie), but does she have to be judged by that single moment. At the AO final, McEnroe said that match had had alot of drama and all Justine needed to do was take some injury timeout. Again the time outs way too exaggerated.
Serena
Like Justine, too much is expected of her, she is also judged very harshly.
Anyone else want to add more of what you consider a myth regarding your favs or none favs.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Jen gets bashed a lot too on this board and all over. All I hear is that she is fat and out of shape. Well how the hell do all of you know that. No one has really seen her in the past couple months. She has been working her ass off trying to get back on the tour. She isn't fat at all and never has been I hate when I hear that. I am sure she is going to be in great shape and in a week you will all see when she comes back and takes over the tour. Jennifer Capriati is a fighter and never gives up. She is going to come back and prove all of you wrong and I can't wait!!!!!!

for-sure
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:27 PM
RE: JUJU
At the Aussie Open during the 'out call' people think that Justine influence the Umpire, when in reality the ball was called out before Jusitne raised her hand.

Daniela:

The talk of her having an eating disorder is crazy.

Black Mamba.
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:33 PM
Venus and Serena get bashed just for living. If they play their wrong if they don't play their wrong if they get endorsements they are socially irresponsible. It almost seems like they just can't win with some people

GoDominique
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:39 PM
Martina Hingis being the smartest player on tour during 2001 and 2002.

for-sure
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:41 PM
Martina Hingis being the smartest player on tour during 2001 and 2002.
lol

alfajeffster
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Monica Seles EVER having a winning record versus Steffi Graf (sorry, couldn't resist)

for-sure
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:49 PM
Steffi Graf being the best player when Monica was healthy (sorry, couldn't resist)

bigshow21
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:50 PM
Jen gets bashed a lot too on this board and all over. All I hear is that she is fat and out of shape. Well how the hell do all of you know that. No one has really seen her in the past couple months. She has been working her ass off trying to get back on the tour. She isn't fat at all and never has been I hate when I hear that. I am sure she is going to be in great shape and in a week you will all see when she comes back and takes over the tour. Jennifer Capriati is a fighter and never gives up. She is going to come back and prove all of you wrong and I can't wait!!!!!!

I agree with you. I'm tired of hearing that stuff too.

Good Luck Jen!!

alfajeffster
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:51 PM
Steffi Graf being the best player when Monica was healthy (sorry, couldn't resist)
You mean "better" player, don't you? Or was it "better athlete" you were thinking?:lol:

Black Mamba.
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:57 PM
The thread is about myths... There is no myth about Serena being a socially irresponsible person, geez just because a poster starts a thread about it, it doesn't make it a myth.

That means every player with an endorsement is socially irresponsible.

Caralenko
Jun 26th, 2013, 04:34 AM
Popular myths of today include "Peak Pierce could beat anyone", "Dementieva/Hingis/Some other old bint could come back and win a slam", "Kirilenko is limited and/or weaponless", "Errani is only good on clay" and "Kvitova's only weakness is her fitness".

tommyk75
Jun 26th, 2013, 05:19 AM
^^ The one about Pierce is pretty much true, IMO. She's beaten Serena, Steffi, etc. and very decisively so. She could blast anyone off the court when she was on (and didn't have to move a lot).

Caralenko
Jun 26th, 2013, 06:50 AM
^^ The one about Pierce is pretty much true, IMO. She's beaten Serena, Steffi, etc. and very decisively so. She could blast anyone off the court when she was on (and didn't have to move a lot).

But you think best vs best she'd beat them?

VeeJJ
Jun 26th, 2013, 07:13 AM
But you think best vs best she'd beat them?

Yes.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jun 26th, 2013, 07:32 AM
my god why was this revived lol

Sean.
Jun 26th, 2013, 10:18 AM
Myth's:

1)Azarenka is a power player.
2)Ivanovic's best surface is still clay.
3)Having a big serve & groundstrokes automatically means you have a good game for grass.


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The Dawntreader
Jun 26th, 2013, 10:23 AM
1. Golovin was potentially the best player who ever lived.
2. Peak Pierce
3. Hantuchova was a Slam contender at her best
4. Hingis being the most complete player who ever played.

Hugues Daniel
Jun 26th, 2013, 12:01 PM
Anyone else want to add more of what you consider a myth regarding your favs or none favs.

Pretty much everything on GM is exaggerated. Each point overstated to keep, I believe, a kind of entertaining fire in the debate. If you're more balanced in your arguments, people don't jump in. Most of the started topics are like oil thrown in the fire already.