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tennisfan5
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:28 PM
***my favorite line is in bold***

MADRID, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Male models being used as ball boys at this week's end-of-season WTA Championships need to keep their minds on the job and not be distracted by the female players, world number eight Elena Dementieva said on Monday.

"We were practising the other day and I don't think they really know what they have to do on the court because they are too busy watching the players," the 25-year-old Russian told reporters ahead of the Madrid event, which starts on Tuesday.

"We'll have to see if it will work out or not but I think it will be a distraction for them to do their job.

"I don't think that they realise what they have let themselves in for and that they will have to be very careful about what they are doing on the court.

"The players are so focused and sometimes they get crazy with the ball boys so they don't know what they will be facing in a couple of days."

Organisers decided to use male models as an answer to criticism over the use of female models as ball girls at the men's Madrid Masters.

Kim Clijsters, who won the tournament in 2002 and 2003, said the initiative had been a talking point among the eight players taking part.

"I was talking to Maria (Sharapova) in the taxi and she said they looked nice," the world number six said. "I'm excited about it, although it is going to be strange. As long as they do a good job, that is all that matters."

Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne, who is bidding to wrap up the year-end number one spot at the Championships, joked that her husband had warned her to be on her best behaviour. :devil:

"I'm very excited but I'm married so I can look but not touch," she smiled.

Martina Hingis added it would give her a chance to get even with boyfriend Radek Stepanek, ranked 19 in the world.

"Radek played here in Madrid in the past so now it's my turn," she said.

Princeza
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:30 PM
Masha made the choice, gonna be sexy guys!

Kunal
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:32 PM
lol.....shld be interesting

pengluv
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:34 PM
umm i think its justines husband that should b on his best behavior

moby
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:34 PM
LOL @ Justine and Martina. :haha:

Nicolas
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:37 PM
umm i think its justines husband that should b on his best behavior

lol :lol:

goldenlox
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:37 PM
"I don't think that they realise what they have let themselves in for and that they will have to be very careful about what they are doing on the court.

"The players are so focused and sometimes they get crazy with the ball boys so they don't know what they will be facing in a couple of days."


It's true. These guys don't understand how important these matches are for the players.
They have to stay out of the way, and do their job

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:41 PM
the problem lies in the linejudges not the ballboys
you often find the lines people watching the players ;) :lol:

xan
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:41 PM
Dementieva is a tough taskmistress....

Anyway, these are the "boys"...

http://cdn.digitalcity.com/ch_tmz_photos/maria_sharapova_ball_boys_article_1.jpg

CooCooCachoo
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:42 PM
umm i think its justines husband that should b on his best behavior

:rolls:

I love the quotes :hearts:

Greenout
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:42 PM
:lol: The comments from the players.

jamatthews
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:44 PM
I didn't get to your bolded part because I was still shocked that another player shared a taxi and talked to Maria...:p

bellascarlett
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:46 PM
:lol: at Justine and Martina...

Masha and Kim sharing a cab? :awww: but why? :lol:

Lena...always the prude. :o She knows what she's talking about though as she can sometimes give it to the ball boys if she isn't pleased.

xin_hui
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:47 PM
I didn't get to your bolded part because I was still shocked that another player shared a taxi and talked to Maria...:p

well, that player had to uphold her reputation as "miss congeniality" ;) :lol:

bellascarlett
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:48 PM
I didn't get to your bolded part because I was still shocked that another player shared a taxi and talked to Maria...:p

she has friends! :banana: :p

Greenout
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:53 PM
she has friends! :banana: :p


Knowing Maria - Kim was doing the driving while she sat in the back seat. ;) :p

MistyGrey
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:55 PM
the guys in this pic look a little better, but overall I am disappointed in maria's taste in men.
:lol: @ Justine. Clever PY, first he forces Justine to play this event then tells her to keep her distance and then :hehehe:

Lunaris
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:00 PM
You know Elena, you don't make it any easier for them. :)

Williams Rulez
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:01 PM
the guys in this pic look a little better, but overall I am disappointed in maria's taste in men.
:lol: @ Justine. Clever PY, first he forces Justine to play this event then tells her to keep her distance and then :hehehe::lol: tt's really funny

tennisfan5
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:04 PM
somehow I don't think the ballboys will be distracted in any match between Justine and Nadia:tape:

bellascarlett
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Knowing Maria - Kim was doing the driving while she sat in the back seat. ;) :p

but they took a cab, greeny. :lol:

it's more likely kim was up in front and maria had the back seats all to herself. :)

bellascarlett
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:10 PM
somehow I don't think the ballboys will be distracted in any match between Justine and Nadia:tape:

lol....just realized...dementieva is playing sharapova first...her concerns are thus valid...this is probably the best match for the ball boys to get distracted.

RR-87
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Justine :haha:

itzhak
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Lena, you are always distracte all the people on court...

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4643/hahags6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

jamatthews
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:15 PM
but they took a cab, greeny. :lol:

it's more likely kim was up in front and maria had the back seats all to herself. :)

Or maybe Maria was up front, and Kim was very kindly carrying Maria's luggage. :hug::hearts:

bellascarlett
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Or maybe Maria was up front, and Kim was very kindly carrying Maria's luggage. :hug::hearts:

:lol: don't you just love kim, she's so nice.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:18 PM
http://cdn.digitalcity.com/ch_tmz_photos/maria_sharapova_ball_boys_article_1.jpg

THOSE ARE THE BALL BOYS??? :eek:

Radek Stephanek looks way better than these guys... and's he fugly! :tape:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:22 PM
Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne, who is bidding to wrap up the year-end number one spot at the Championships, joked that her husband had warned her to be on her best behaviour. :devil:


:haha: That's my beloved Justine :lol:

Hmm... wonder what her husband warned her...

Pierre: "If you don't behave, I'll turn into a real guy!" :devil:

Slumpsova
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:48 PM
eww

Slumpsova
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:48 PM
eww Kim why

Slumpsova
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:49 PM
eww Kim why do you

Slumpsova
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:49 PM
eww Kim why did you talk to Maria

Slumpsova
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:49 PM
eww Kim why did you talk to Maria eww

Slumpsova
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:49 PM
eww Kim why did you talk to Maria eww :o

xan
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Why do idiots

xan
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Why do idiots like

xan
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Why do idiots like you

xan
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Why do idiots like you post

xan
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Why do idiots like you post on

xan
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:55 PM
these boards?

Sally Struthers
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:56 PM
Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne, who is bidding to wrap up the year-end number one spot at the Championships, joked that her husband had warned her to be on her best behaviour. :devil:





I misread it the first time and thought she told him to be on his best behavior :haha: :haha: :spit:

tenn_ace
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:57 PM
these boards?


:lol:

tennisfan5
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:58 PM
I am sure Pierre Yves will be decked out in his finest pink sleeveless zip up blouse to impress the ballboys

triple-ace
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:59 PM
:lol: @ Hingis and Henin

but give me one of those ball-boys over Stepanek :o

clementine
Nov 6th, 2006, 05:47 PM
Lena...always the prude. :o She knows what she's talking about though as she can sometimes give it to the ball boys if she isn't pleased.
Lena's hardly a prude. She enjoyed the Wimby streaker's dance well enough. More than Maria did. :devil: :lol:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Nov 6th, 2006, 06:04 PM
:lol: 2 Justine :haha: that's a good one :D

morningglory
Nov 6th, 2006, 06:09 PM
PY :haha: look but not touch eh?

Uranus
Nov 6th, 2006, 06:09 PM
umm i think its justines husband that should b on his best behavior

I don't think so ;)

Wannabeknowitall
Nov 6th, 2006, 06:21 PM
she has friends! :banana: :p

Ummm...Kim will be a friend to anyone and anything.

If Kim happened to see a Great White at the beach, she would befriend it.
Luckily this time there was one in the taxi she was sharing.

LadyLil
Nov 6th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne, who is bidding to wrap up the year-end number one spot at the Championships, joked that her husband had warned her to be on her best behaviour.

"I'm very excited but I'm married so I can look but not touch," she smiled.

Meanwhile Pierre-Yves will be doing what?:devil:

tenn_ace
Nov 6th, 2006, 07:02 PM
Ummm...Kim will be a friend to anyone and anything.

If Kim happened to see a Great White at the beach, she would befriend it.
Luckily this time there was one in the taxi she was sharing.


Like in that commercial: "Look, dolphins!"

samn
Nov 6th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Or maybe Maria was up front, and Kim was very kindly carrying Maria's luggage. :hug::hearts:

Well, you know, someone has to do it now that Alex Stevenson is no longer available to run errands.

Nicky2002
Nov 6th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Dementieva is a tough taskmistress....

Anyway, these are the "boys"...

http://cdn.digitalcity.com/ch_tmz_photos/maria_sharapova_ball_boys_article_1.jpg


they aren't good looking models im afraid.
maria seems excited to be close to these boys :drool:

cometz9
Nov 6th, 2006, 07:46 PM
i think those ball boys will get too excited when Lena/Sharapova match starts, those screams and grunts :tape:

MikeJones
Nov 6th, 2006, 09:04 PM
"I was talking to Maria (Sharapova) in the taxi and she said they looked nice," the world number six said. "I'm excited about it, although it is going to be strange. As long as they do a good job, that is all that matters"

100 bucks says one of them invites her to club after Tourny :p

miffedmax
Nov 6th, 2006, 09:08 PM
Lena, you are always distracte all the people on court...

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4643/hahags6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Good thing he wore the baggy trousers that day.

manu32
Nov 6th, 2006, 09:15 PM
curious dementieva.....good comments from sharapova and henin......

Stamp Paid
Nov 6th, 2006, 09:19 PM
LOL Lena's really the only one who really has to worry about that. :drool:

Gerri
Nov 6th, 2006, 09:22 PM
I'm damned disappointed with the models. Surely they could find some really hot Spanish pretty boys??? At least this bunch won't distract the players.

Allez-H
Nov 6th, 2006, 09:31 PM
The female models were so much more hotter then these male ones.
I expected better from you Maria! :p

bellascarlett
Nov 6th, 2006, 09:37 PM
these boards?

to embarrass themselves...for others to laugh at...:rolls:

soccerjock
Nov 6th, 2006, 10:24 PM
LOL.. those guys are MODELS???????????????????

for WHAT??????? Gloves? Shoes? Cant be anything to do with their faces!

LOL :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

jamatthews
Nov 7th, 2006, 04:43 AM
Sharapova selected which male models would be ball boys this week, as she questioned them about their knowledge of tennis history, rules and their duties on court.

One was eliminated when Sharapova asked him who the 2004 women's Wimbledon champion was and he took too long in answering that it was, indeed, the teenage Russian. "I think it's going to be interesting having the models. I think it will definitely provide extra entertainment," said Sharapova, one of four Russians in the field.

:spit: :haha:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml;jsessionid=EHE30NF1EKRY1QFIQMGCFFWAVCBQ UIV0?xml=/sport/2006/11/07/stshar07.xml

esquímaux
Nov 7th, 2006, 04:52 AM
umm i think its justines husband that should b on his best behavior
:haha: *deathness*

udachi Elena
Nov 7th, 2006, 05:05 AM
Elena's right...get rid of the dumb model idea...talk about taking opportunities away from kids

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 7th, 2006, 05:46 AM
Meanwhile Pierre-Yves will be doing what?:devil:

Buying a new blouse.

DavyJone96431
Nov 7th, 2006, 08:59 AM
Lena puhlease!!!! We all know you are dying to get those cocks into your henhouse :haha:

kittyking
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Since when is Martina dating Stepanek?

Louis Cyphre
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:24 AM
Lena, you are always distracte all the people on court...

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4643/hahags6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Lena you cant blame him,everybody will do the same :lol:

kittyking
Nov 7th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Lena, you are always distracte all the people on court...

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4643/hahags6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

:haha:

Asif_Nawaz
Nov 7th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Nver know Yvonne might do.Justine gotta keep her in check!!

Steffica Greles
Nov 7th, 2006, 11:16 AM
As usual, though, the women reduce themselves to the level of the men.

There's nothing wrong with finding models attractive. We all have eyes and senses. What I take exception to is models being used above other young men or women who would do the job just as well, if not better.

The WTA could have taken a stand against objectification and excessive capitalism, but instead it follows the ATP.

Where are we going to end up?

hwanmig
Nov 7th, 2006, 11:43 AM
I'm damned disappointed with the models. Surely they could find some really hot Spanish pretty boys??? At least this bunch won't distract the players.

Alvarillo perhaps;)

jazzfuzion
Nov 7th, 2006, 01:42 PM
too bad for amelie!

thedragon
Nov 7th, 2006, 01:43 PM
Since when is Martina dating Stepanek?

since about April :lol:

Shappica
Nov 7th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Good thing he wore the baggy trousers that day.

:haha:

ViennaCalling
Nov 7th, 2006, 03:05 PM
Lena you cant blame him,everybody will do the same :lol:

:lol:

DavyJone96431
Nov 7th, 2006, 04:23 PM
hmmmm

jazar
Nov 7th, 2006, 05:02 PM
i think its a good idea to have male model ballboys. it'll compensate for radek stepanek being there.

Shappica
Nov 7th, 2006, 06:03 PM
I can't make this thought go away:
since ball boys are models, what does BALL in that frase really stands for?

LH2HBH
Nov 7th, 2006, 06:05 PM
We're talking about ball boys here, not even line judges. It's not rocket science! :rolleyes: