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Jachal
Jan 1st, 2009, 11:34 AM
http://argwus.blogspot.com/2008/12/all-these-russians.html

"Some Russians are specific. Sharapova is inaccessible. She's always keeping herself out of the way. She's friends with noone. Chakvetadze is very similar. Kuznetsova, on the other hand, is great! She's funny and always the life and soul of the party. Dementieva is also very likeable. She's like a normal girl from the neighbourhood"
- Agnieszka Radwańska sharing her opinions on the dominant Russians on the WTA Tour.

BartoliBabes
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:04 PM
i like her, and i think shes right about what she says too

Elwin.
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:06 PM
:yawn:

tenn_ace
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:06 PM
why is it that every interview of every player has a question about Russian players? I mean, why not to ask what some think of Kazahstan players? Or American players? It is getting to a point of being boooooooring

TeamUla
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:08 PM
Cause Russians are the most noticeable...(?):shrug:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:21 PM
http://argwus.blogspot.com/2008/12/all-these-russians.html

"Some Russians are specific. Sharapova is inaccessible. She's always keeping herself out of the way. She's friends with noone. Chakvetadze is very similar. Kuznetsova, on the other hand, is great! She's funny and always the life and soul of the party. Dementieva is also very likeable. She's like a normal girl from the neighbourhood"
- Agnieszka Radwańska sharing her opinions on the dominant Russians on the WTA Tour.

but why were/are the williams reviled for this?

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:41 PM
why is it that every interview of every player has a question about Russian players? I mean, why not to ask what some think of Kazahstan players? Or American players? It is getting to a point of being boooooooringBecause Russia is the leading nation of WTA perhaps?

tenn_ace
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:44 PM
some will disagree saying it is still the US with 2 Slams last year and a player ranked at No2

tenn_ace
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:45 PM
besides, I still don't remember this question popping up so often say 10 years ago

frenchie
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:51 PM
Radwanska always speaks her mind!

She must be right
But I know Anna C has several good friends on Tour including Vesnina, Shahar Peer and Azarenka

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:52 PM
some will disagree saying it is still the US with 2 Slams last year and a player ranked at No2OTOH 50% of top12 has RUS next to their names.
Anyway, she's just about right for me. At least I had similar similar feelings about at least Lena & Sveta based on personal experience. :p And she didn't exactly say her opinion on Russian players in general, but on 4 different players. Nothing wrong with that. :shrug:

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2009, 12:55 PM
besides, I still don't remember this question popping up so often say 10 years agoWho was in the top echelon of WTA from Russia then? I'm guessing only AnnaK (as I hadn't been following tennis thus far ago). You've answered your won question. :shrug:

tenn_ace
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:00 PM
Who was in the top echelon of WTA from Russia then? I'm guessing only AnnaK (as I hadn't been following tennis thus far ago). You've answered your won question. :shrug:

I meant to give an opinion of, say, American players... There were plenty of them around :p

Jachal
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:00 PM
why is it that every interview of every player has a question about Russian players? I mean, why not to ask what some think of Kazahstan players? Or American players? It is getting to a point of being boooooooring

Aga was asked about players in general, but she only said something about the Russians. I think it's maybe good that she didn't mention Jankovic this time, cause otherwise she would be slaughtered by JJ's fans... :devil:

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:03 PM
That caricature she's drawn last fall was more than enough to express her opinion... :lol:

miffedmax
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:06 PM
I want to move to the neighborhood where Lena D. is just one of the "normal girls." ;) :drool:

AndreConrad
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:06 PM
Aga was asked about players in general, but she only said something about the Russians. I think it's maybe good that she didn't mention Jankovic this time, cause otherwise she would be slaughtered by JJ's fans... :devil:

What is the source of this statement? The link points to your post on another site. I would like to read the entire interview/article. This is just her observation about a few players.

raffles
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:07 PM
Well she hardly telling people something that they don't already know. Nobody likes Sharapova and everybody like Sveta. If your going to talk about the Russians give us some gossip that interesting and we haven't heard before.

AndreConrad
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:08 PM
I want to move to the neighborhood where Lena D. is just one of the "normal girls." ;) :drool:

Try Hilton or Marriott :)

justine schnyder
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:10 PM
Aga :rocker2:
Nice to see her speaks her mind :)

InsideOut.
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:13 PM
Aga :worship:

Adal
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:14 PM
That seems about right.

#kArLoS#
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:15 PM
:yawn:

LOL

Jachal
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:18 PM
What is the source of this statement? The link points to your post on another site. I would like to read the entire interview/article. This is just her observation about a few players.

Aga gave a quite big interview to Gazeta Wyborcza (the main polish newspaper), so I doubt U can find it in english anywhere.

Well she hardly telling people something that they don't already know. Nobody likes Sharapova and everybody like Sveta. If your going to talk about the Russians give us some gossip that interesting and we haven't heard before.

Sorry Mate, unfortunately she didn't take the time to elaborate on every single Russian player in the Top 100, cause it would take awhile :lol:
I, myself am interested, what she would say about Myskina, who actually was the first player she beat/played on the WTA Tour. Unfortunately I guess she didn't have the time to get to know her...

Rumkin
Jan 1st, 2009, 01:41 PM
but why were/are the williams reviled for this?

Oh please, like maria was never criticized about her not being friendly with other players :rolleyes:

raffles
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:00 PM
Sorry Mate, unfortunately she didn't take the time to elaborate on every single Russian player in the Top 100, cause it would take awhile :lol:

No I didn't mean she should talk about the other lower ranked players just that it would have been interesting she she gave us some gossip on the players she mentioned that we hadn't heard before.

Ferg
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:02 PM
Haha, shes making me like her more and more with these interviews! :drool:

RenaSlam.
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:02 PM
Certainly not surprised. I've heard from multiple coaches that have coached/trained/played with Maria that she is a complete diva-bitch.

Anna C. just SUCKS :lol: :rolls: :lol:

TeamUla
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:06 PM
Aga gave a quite big interview to Gazeta Wyborcza (the main polish newspaper), so I doubt U can find it in english anywhere.

I can't find this interview on their website. There's one but there's no questions about players.

Sharapowerr
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:19 PM
Why people should even listen to hear , she didn t achieve anything big so , doesn t matter what she says..

Jachal
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:28 PM
I can't find this interview on their website. There's one but there's no questions about players.

It's in the newspaper, not on the website :devil:

TeamUla
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:29 PM
Have you got a scaner? :p

soul
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:52 PM
I like Aga; she is not afraid of telling the truths anytime.

Koon
Jan 1st, 2009, 04:09 PM
No Vera :ras:

Willam
Jan 1st, 2009, 04:14 PM
No Vera :ras:

just worth-mentioning players.

*JR*
Jan 1st, 2009, 04:38 PM
Her nickname is not Aga, its Isia. ;)

Jachal
Jan 1st, 2009, 04:50 PM
Her nickname is not Aga, its Isia. ;)

Indeed :lol:
But we like to produce as many nicknames and short-forms of names as we possibly can :devil:

It's a shame, that the form Isia ain't that popular on the forum yet.

Svetlana.
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:07 PM
I LOVE Eastern Europeans. They always speak up their mind. :lol:

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:10 PM
I LOVE Eastern Europeans. They always speak up their mind. :lol:Check your maps, Poland is not Eastern Europe. :wavey:

Svetlana.
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:13 PM
Check your maps, Poland is not Eastern Europe. :wavey:

sure, but ask Western Europens what they think about that

Ciarán
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:27 PM
:rolleyes:

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:36 PM
sure, but ask Western Europens what they think about thatI couldn't possibly care less.

raffles
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:46 PM
Where is Poland if it's not in Eastern European - somewhere-in-between Europe?

Jachal
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:54 PM
Where is Poland if it's not in Eastern European - somewhere-in-between Europe?

You can easily find it on a tennis map. It's in the top ten right now. I needed real good glasses to find The (not so) Great Britain in there... :devil:

Svetlana.
Jan 1st, 2009, 07:58 PM
You can easily find it on a tennis map. It's in the top ten right now. I needed real good glasses to find The (not so) Great Britain in there... :devil:

good try, but Poles are very familiar where Great Britain is. Many of them find jobs at that part of the globe. :devil:

raffles
Jan 1st, 2009, 08:05 PM
It's not the point if Britain has crap tennis players, we have the best tennis tournament in the world. Remember plenty of people who spend forever slagging it off seem to find themselves here, it must have some good points.(No including the benefits system.)

I loved how I read a press release from the government department where I work saying there were 250,000 Poles in the UK on the same day that the BBC reported that there over 1 million Poles in the UK when some of the election candidates came over to campaign for their absent votes. No clue.

tennisbear7
Jan 1st, 2009, 08:35 PM
Why people should even listen to hear , she didn t achieve anything big so , doesn t matter what she says..

Guess we shouldn't listen to you then.

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2009, 08:57 PM
I loved how I read a press release from the government department where I work saying there were 250,000 Poles in the UK on the same day that the BBC reported that there over 1 million Poles in the UK when some of the election candidates came over to campaign for their absent votes. No clue.Even 1 mln is a lowered number IMO. But anyway with English currency not doing that great (or at least considerably worse than euro), many of them are either coming back... or moving to Ireland. :tape:

LCS
Jan 1st, 2009, 09:01 PM
some will disagree saying it is still the US with 2 Slams last year and a player ranked at No2

Yet it's always the same americans coming with the goods for the last few years! Should they ask players about Mattek, King and Craybas?? Don't think so.

raffles
Jan 1st, 2009, 09:08 PM
Even 1 mln is a lowered number IMO. But anyway with English currency not doing that great (or at least considerably worse than euro), many of them are either coming back... or moving to Ireland. :tape:I wouldn't be surprised in regard to the numbers. I expect that the UK will become a less attractive place to work, problem with Ireland is that its a much smaller economy than the UK.

Jachal
Jan 1st, 2009, 09:38 PM
I wouldn't be surprised in regard to the numbers. I expect that the UK will become a less attractive place to work, problem with Ireland is that its a much smaller economy than the UK.

Would really love to know how it refers to the threads topic!

Anybody?

jacobruiz
Jan 1st, 2009, 10:25 PM
Certainly not surprised. I've heard from multiple coaches that have coached/trained/played with Maria that she is a complete diva-bitch.
:bs:
Who exactly are these "multiple coaches" who've said Maria is a complete diva-bitch and what exactly did they say?
Maria has her own friends outside of tennis and at least she doesn't go around dissing other players. Although apparently to some bad-mouthing your fellow athletes is a desirable trait.:rolleyes:

SOA_MC
Jan 1st, 2009, 10:34 PM
Well she hardly telling people something that they don't already know. Nobody likes Sharapova and everybody like Sveta. If your going to talk about the Russians give us some gossip that interesting and we haven't heard before.

Cornet did that and everyone here slaughtered her for it:lol:

Willam
Jan 2nd, 2009, 02:53 PM
Yet it's always the same americans coming with the goods for the last few years! Should they ask players about Mattek, King and Craybas?? Don't think so.

are you insane? :cuckoo:

Mattek :inlove:

Brooks.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:52 PM
There's no denying that Sharapova is/can be a bitch. But you could probably say the same thing about a lot of the top players like Serena, Steffi, Monica, Martina, etc...

There's a reason players like Kuznetsova and Clijsters have only won 1 slam.

TeamUla
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:54 PM
The question was in general which player she likes and she told about the russian.;)

Anabelcroft
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:58 PM
Aga was asked about players in general, but she only said something about the Russians. I think it's maybe good that she didn't mention Jankovic this time, cause otherwise she would be slaughtered by JJ's fans... :devil:

What did she say about Jankovic previously?

Dexter
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:04 PM
What did she say about Jankovic previously?She didn't say anything, but she made a rather unflattering drawing. :lol:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:07 PM
Guess we shouldn't listen to you then.

:haha:

Soulslayer
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:02 PM
What did she say about Jankovic previously?
That's the drawing:

http://www.womenstennisblog.com/2008/10/22/radwanska-slams-tennis-ball-into-jankovic%E2%80%99s-face/

Optima
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:19 PM
She's talked about Jelena being a big face of the tour, thats why she decided to draw her. Can't remember where I saw that though.

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:46 PM
There's no denying that Sharapova is/can be a bitch. But you could probably say the same thing about a lot of the top players like Serena, Steffi, Monica, Martina, etc...

There's a reason players like Kuznetsova and Clijsters have only won 1 slam.

Venus is not a bitch, she's classy and has won 7 slams :shrug:

sunsfuns
Jan 2nd, 2009, 09:22 PM
Venus is not a bitch, she's classy and has won 7 slams :shrug:

Never exactly a bitch, but Venus was just as aloof as her sister during her best years. She is more social now, though.