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TeamUla
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:27 PM
Do you see pictures of yourself on the covers?

Well... If media are interested, it means that I achieved something, that I am good at my field. However... during those interviews there's often one question - what I do at free time. What I am to answer? I'm in radio or television and I am interviewed 24/7. I cut it fine always. I haven't got much time. That's why I laught that sometimes I walk so fast that noone can catch me.

Do you read articles about yourself?

Sometimes I look through but tabloids exaggerate or look for sensations. I don't want to bother myself.

Do Poles know tennis better now?

In general, they don't know sport too much, in this point that they don't do it. Not many people know what does being a professional mean, that you can't have much time because of that and that you must put your soul into work.

Which question don't you like most?

- Absolutely number 1 is: "What happened in the second game of the third set when you played THIS forehand. Or: "Why you didn't shoot ball at line in third game". I hate such questions because tennis match is a composed thing. Right, single actions decide but you must see the wholeness and not one action. One of tv channels asked: "Who would you never loose to?". My dad stood near and he said that to Jadwiga Jędrzejowska. They didn't get a hanging that she's dead. (!!!) I am also irritated that sometimes there are journalists who don't know tennis at all! I appreciate that they are interested in me but it would be right to know what's WTA Tour or Grand Slam. One lady didn't know who's Justine Henin (!!!). I thrilled.

Will you move to Monte Carlo some day like other tennis players do?

There was such an idea, but I would prefer to stay. I want to live normally in Kraków. My home is here. I always miss it, when I'm long abroad.

Have you got a favourite place?

I love Wedel’s Chocolate Lounges. They are in various place. On marketplace but also in shopping centre.

Did you enjoy your holiday in Egypt?

Thanks, I did. I basked, I swimmed in the sea, I rode a camel. That was fine.

Are you recognized by people?

Mainly by Poles. There was a plenty of compatriots. They recognized me although I was without rackets. It was pleasant, however next time I'll have holiday in such place where noone will recognize me. I want to feel fully relaxed.

You're the master at shopping. Is there any specialization?

Shoes.

How many pairs in wardrobe?

I didn't count but many. Maybe several dozen. I don't fall into extremum but when I see something nice, I buy it.

You told that your soups are favourite christmas food - mushroom soup and borsch [beetroot soup] with ravioli. What does top tennis player eat during whole year?

I like experimenting but without exagerration. I am a fan of italian cuisine: salads, lasagne, pizzas. Hawaian pizza is my favourite.

[B]Sushi?

Oh no! My dad loves it, I hate it.

We can see a movie in internet when you listen to music in the car. You're singing "All That She Wants" by Ace of Base.

It's not my favourite song or band. It wa just in radio. It's classics. I listen to everything - rock, pop, RNB. Generally top songs. I like eg. Justine Timberlake. Dad listens to very hard music, sometimes I can't bear it. System of a down is a lullaby comparing his heavy metal pieces.

Are you interested in other sports?

Usually I don't have time but I try to follow Adam Małysz's performances. I like ski jumping because it's "one moment" sport. You don't have to engage yourself few hours. Małysz hasn't been that good recently but he may reborn. I was in ski jump in Zakopane. Same view down is scaring and they jump. You must be brave.

Soccer

I hate it. I'm annoyed that it's so terribly overrated. My club courts of Nadwiślan in Krakow are wreck and near they built a pitch for some fifth league which cost 2 millions złotys.

Did you get to know privately most of top tennis players?

Everything changed during last three years. In the past, all were unavailable for me. Now they are friend that I see in changing room. We spend with one another for 10 months a year. I talk a bit with everyone.

Who's nice and who don't you like?

Some Russians are specific. Sharapova is unavailable, she keeps aside and she's friend with nobody. Same is Chakvetadze. However Kuznetsova is great. She's witty, the life and soul of the party. Dementieva is also likeable. Such a normal girl from neighbourhood, she's always with her mother on the tournaments.

Are you a real friend with someone?

We like each other, real friendship is too much. Unfortunately linguistic barrier is big on the tournaments. Apparently everyone speaks english but it's most convenient to stay with compatriots. Eg. Italians are quite noisy because they are always together. I am also mainly with polish group - with my sister Ula and with Marta Domachowska. There are some tennis players who speaks polish - eg. Caroline Wozniacki or Angelique Kerber. Alicia Molik also can speak polish a bit.

Did you expect that this year will be so good?

The best in my hitherho career. Two quarterfinals of Grand Slam were the most important. Surviving the first week on this tournaments is very pleasent feeling.

The best moment in season?

Winning Eastbourne. It's the biggest tournament that I have won. Besides it was just after a hand injury which was in Roland Garros. Quarterfinals of Slam are nice but I didn't win them. In Eastbourne I got a cup. Outside the court passing a driving test was the best. It's great that I found some time for that and that I learn so much to pass it.

Is Kraków a good city to drive?

Somehow I manage to. However the city is horrible to drive. There's much traffic.

Was there any moment of collapse in season?

Each defeats hurt but I try not to think much about them.

So such matches like defeat in II round of Miami to 15-year-old Portugal Larcher de Brito are not in your mind?

Weak matches happen to everyone. When you don't have a forehand you'll manage nothing. I don't know why it happened in Miami. A week before in Indian Wells I play great, I was in QF. Additionally, de Brito is not 15! She and her coach claims so but noone believes it. (!!!)

Olympic games in Beijing?

I had a hand injury and in general I feeled bad there. Somehow I couldn't bear the weather. Courts were different everywhere. Everyone had a different surface a bit, it was difficult to feel it. Olympic Games is untipical tennis tournament, I must get used to it. Maybe next time it'll be better.

You know your 2009 schedule?

WTA has changed the schedule a lot lately. Players from TOP 10 must play in the biggest tournaments. When you add 4 Grand Slams and 10 mandatory events, you don't have a big choice. There was a row in Doha because of it. We had a meeting with WTA authorities. We tried to protest but we didn't manage to do anything. In our opinion, each top player should have a free choice where to play. Argument of WTA was that there are bigger money now, there will be more tournaments with 4 mln $. Sponsors just want to have a guarantee that whole TOP10 will come to their tournament.

In which smaller tournaments will you play?

Surely in Warsaw because it's the only tournament where I can show my game to polish people. I wanted to go to Pattaya where I won last year but I couldn't. Vera Zvonareva wanted to play there. She's ranked higher than me so she has a priority.

In 2008 you played in 25 tournaments. At the end of the year you were tired. Will you play less this year?

Yes, mainly because of the new rules. However, the news about my tiredness are inflated. I'm prepared to played such an amount of tournaments but there must be a weaker moments. Especially if you play well and after finishing one event on Friday or Saturday you must play next tournament on Monday. Being tired of the season is a sign that you played well. You're not tired if you still loose in first rounds. Each tennis player knows it. Really, the season finishes after US Open. It's the last tournament where each girl plays her best and is well prepared. The last tournaments are leftovers. You play because you must defend your points, you have some commitments. However, everyone thinks only about holiday.

How about your health before the new season?

It's all right now. In 2008 I had a hand injury - inflammation of joint. If only it didn't repeat.

If there's an injury, can't you have a rest then?

I can, but only two times a year. If next year I leave some mandatory event, I'll pay a huge fine. In whole year, the ranking of TOP 10 from 2008 will be counted (!!!). It won't matter if I'm out in AO in first round or I am ranked second. I can't rest because of each injury. I must keep those two possibilities for really serios injuries.

Will you play less doubles now and concentrate more on singles?

I will surely play in Grand Slams. We want to make a strong couple with Ula.

Last year, it wasn't the best solution - eg. in Paris you had an injury because of it what afterwards influenced your match against Jelena Janković.

In Paris it was a coincidence. We played in doubles against strong Anabel Medina Garigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, eventural champions [they lost 6:7 7:6 3:6]. Match was close, it began to rain. We finished in the morning. It all lasted four hours, noone knew it would finish so bad. For sure, there will be less doubles, but I won't absolve on Grand Slams. The majority of tennis players play doubles. It is good if you loose in singles. What would I do if I lost sometime in first round? I believe that such a story won't repeat.

What are your aims for 2009?

To play my best on each tournament, especially on Grand Slam. Ranking? Stay in top. It doesn't matter if it is 6 or 12 rank.

Do you feel that you developed this year?

I know now well how WTA Tour works, how you solve the problems on the tournaments. I got to know the style of game of the majority of players. I don't have to watch their matches now.

I meaned rather sport issues eg. serve. I know it's irritable topic...

Nobody is ideal. I serve worse than Serena Williams, but she moves on the court worse than me. I agree with my dad that with my bodyshape I would have to turn into cyborg on the gym. I don't have the strenght or posture of Venus Williams but it doesn't mean I can't serve. I am annoyed with the people who don't know tennis well. My serve is technical, rotating, with "kick". In TV it looks like as if ball was slow hovewer it's not so in reality. Elena Dementieva serves in similar way, she's ranked higher than me and noone asked her everywhere: "Why do you serve so weakly?"

Are you interested in sponsorship issues?

It's a field of my father and our manager Victor Archutowski but I always know about everything.

Do you agree with your father's policy not to connect you with manager agency?

Yes, aggencies arrange the contract but they take your independence. I know a lot of tennis players who signed the contracts on the beginning of their careers and now they regret because they could to it on better conditions. Agencies begin to decide instead of us. Roger Federer is a good example. He signed the contract when he was number 1. There are always pros and cons always. But now we're waiting.

Doesn't 10th racket of the world need a bigger staff of people?

It's the next thing we are persuaded and which I don't really understand. On the tournaments you play, you don't train. You can have a staff of people at home. We have a such one.

General coach wouldn't help?

Sometimes we take someone eg. to Miami. But in general, the specialists from various things are everywhere - physiotherapeutists, masseurs. They are the best, WTA assures so. There are also sparingpartners. The freshness is the most important on the tournaments. There's no need training on the gym or runnin in the forest

When do you go to Australia?

Sydney is my first tournament. I go 5 January so this time I'll spend the beginning of the new year in Kraków. But surely not in the Marketplace. I don't like crowds. We'll find some intimate place.

PS. I was translating it all from polish, in office with no heating, with frozen fingers. So don't pick on me if you find some mistake.:rolleyes:

Vaidisova
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:31 PM
:eek:

Marionated
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:34 PM
So the question is, do they believe she's older or younger.

azizy
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:45 PM
this is the first time i read her interview

one thing new is she doesn't like soccer

she is an introverted girl

but i like her

come on aga, keeps better

RND
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:55 PM
So does she mean Larcher de Brito was too good to be only a 15 year old, or she's really saying that they were faking it?

TeamUla
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:57 PM
So does she mean Larcher de Brito was too good to be only a 15 year old, or she's really saying that they were faking it?

Well, having read her answer in polish language, she says thay are faking brito's real age. That's how I interpret this.

CooCooCachoo
Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:59 PM
I love her opinion on football :lol: It's exactly the same as mine :p

TeamUla
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:01 PM
So do I.:p

Dexter
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:02 PM
So that makes 3 of us, at least in this thread.

Nederlander RUS
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:04 PM
Michelle will be 72 on th 16th of Jan, 2009. So rest in peace all the Michelle-haters :lol:

goldenlox
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
She's wrong about this. Lena is asked all the time about her serve

Elena Dementieva serves in similar way, she's ranked higher than me and noone asked her everywhere: "Why do you serve so weakly?"

Ciarán
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
She's so blunt :lol:

Jose.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:12 PM
Bitch Aga :ras:
I liked her but that comments :sobbing:

Kworb
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:14 PM
Aga is now one of my favorite players. I love people who hate soccer.

Marcelo.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:17 PM
:scratch:

:haha:

Optima
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:19 PM
:rolls: I love her. :lol:

$uricate
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:20 PM
What a good interview!

She is clearly an intelligent girl with the guts to speak out against things she doesn't believe.

raffles
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:21 PM
I'm not Brito lover but it's not like she's the first 15 year old who is beating Top 10 players, sour grapes from Radwanska. Who are we going to claim is faking their age next?

Rumkin
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:27 PM
wow that's a bold statement.

goldenlox
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:30 PM
She's still new at beiing interviewed. She'll learn that every statement can be overanalyzed and she'll be much more reserved.

So enjoy this while she's still giving her opinions publicly

Elwin.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:38 PM
what a bitch :o
Another reason for me why i don't like this girl

gaviotabr
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:40 PM
That's quite bold from Aga. There are tons of examples of sportspeople who fake their age to compete and get some advantage.. but I don't remember any on tennis. Do you guys recall any? I know plenty on soccer though. There are teams in Europe, such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona, that get contracts with really young players in South America and to be sure of their age they run bone tests.

The Guilty
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:40 PM
Yes, Michelle is faking it. She's just pretending she's 15 so she can be restricted by the age eligibility rule and play less tournaments. She's so smart :hearts:

LCS
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:41 PM
Bitter much still after her defeat to Michelle?? Aga is such a sore loser. :ras:

frenchie
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:42 PM
What a good interview!

She is clearly an intelligent girl with the guts to speak out against things she doesn't believe.


exactly my thoughts:worship:

LCS
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:43 PM
That's quite bold from Aga. There are tons of examples of sportspeople who fake their age to compete and get some advantage.. but I don't remember any on tennis. Do you guys recall any? I know plenty on soccer though. There are teams in Europe, such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona, that get contracts with really young players in South America and to be sure of their age they run bone tests.

There's no advantage in tennis, as the age-rule exists and prevents players from competing in all the tournaments they want.

frenchie
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:43 PM
There were rumors about Golovin as well!

gaviotabr
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:46 PM
There's no advantage in tennis, as the age-rule exists and prevents players from competing in all the tournaments they want.

Yes, you are right.. I wasn't even thinking about the age restrictions and already thought there shouldn't be any advantage.

debby
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:46 PM
Since when does Serena move worse than Aga :unsure: . Delusional much?

Delusional yourself.

Serena is moving good but NO WAY as good as Agnieszka who builds her game on defense, so many people blames her to not be offensive on the court. :rolleyes:
I think Serena moves worse and worse, she was amazing back in 2002-2003 then, but not now.

Marion-Agnieszka in Tokyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncPSxTR9hN0) - Agnieszka moves really well, you can check it in this video.

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At 4:30 ... :inlove: this match.

tenn_ace
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:49 PM
she's been very talkative recently

Play_Suspended
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:50 PM
Brilliant:drool:, we spend so long moaning about players being bland and overly media conscious. Keep it coming Aga:lol:

spencercarlos
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:57 PM
what a bitch :o
Another reason for me why i don't like this girl
My feelings too, another plus in the minus box for this boring Aga thing.

M84
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:59 PM
Maybe she's just joking, no? You can't really tell when you read it, but at least in the english translation I can imagine her saying that as a joke, as if she was trying to find a silly excuse, but actually joking in self-mockery.
If she was actually serious, she's just too dumb... lol

frenchie
Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:59 PM
LOL

Aga is anything BUT boring!

alwayshingis
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:00 PM
I usually like bitchy players, but in a number of interviews she has just come off as cranky, not fun-bitchy. It seems like she is always complaining - about the tour, the other players, the press. It's all part of being a tennis player. Get used to it and stop being such a Negative Nancy.

olivero
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:06 PM
Can you give a link to this article please?

You all start to bash her. Maybe she was just trying to say that de Brito is just too good for a 15 yo and it's hard to believe she's actually that young. There's no clear statement that she's faking.:rolleyes:

Broken Racquet
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:06 PM
My feelings too, another plus in the minus box for this boring Aga thing.

You can't hate and be bored with somebody at the same time. High emotion and no emotion are two contradictory feelings.;)

sunsfuns
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:13 PM
Brilliant:drool:, we spend so long moaning about players being bland and overly media conscious. Keep it coming Aga:lol:

Exactly. I like her more and more :)

OsloErik
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:14 PM
"My serve is technical, rotating, with "kick". In TV it looks like as if ball was slow hovewer it's not so in reality. Elena Dementieva serves in similar way, she's ranked higher than me and noone asked her everywhere: "Why do you serve so weakly?""

I think EVERYONE asked Dementieva why she serves so weakly!

OsloErik
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:17 PM
On topic, anyway, Agnieszka is a firecracker! She always keeps her interviews interesting. It's nicer than the blatant phoniness of some players.

Zébulon
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:17 PM
Maybe she's just joking, no? You can't really tell when you read it, but at least in the english translation I can imagine her saying that as a joke, as if she was trying to find a silly excuse, but actually joking in self-mockery.
My thought exactly. :worship:

darkangel23
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:25 PM
I like Aga. But WTH should that comment about Michelle be?! I mean does she really think that the WTA Tour can be fooled by giving some wrong age?! I mean COME ON they're not stupid, they won't accept some fake identity paper... :rolleyes:

-NAJ-
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:28 PM
Perhaps she have some informations about that which the rest of the world don't have
:haha:

iPatty
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:32 PM
How many threads are going to be created about her? I mean can we just have one thread where all the Polish posters can share the interviews that she seems to do every single day during the off-season. Better yet, it could just go in her player forum where it belongs.

AndreConrad
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:33 PM
Thanks Martin for translating. I am not sure what to think about the comment about Michelle. I did not see the original, but I can't believe Agnieszka would look for excuses for the loss. She actually states it was not a good match for her. I don't think Michelle is trying to fake her age; what for?

I like reading Agnieszka's interviews. They are different and not predictable. I realize I am a fan, but I think I would like them even if I wasn't.

Maria Rosa
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:46 PM
No she is not 15, no... lose with a 15 year old?
No... cant be... no, no, no !

Some tenis players are gelous, but Radwanska walks a extra mile.

Ah, by that token... Martina Navratilova was not born at 1956, more likely at 1976... :) :D

Radwanska... the dumber they are, the harder they fall :)

Larcher de Brito is not 15... is more likely....(thinking)... is 26. Yes... 26 :)
There is no shame at losing with a 26 year old.

Cp6uja
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:50 PM
I personally thinking that Portugal is too serious country in early 90'is when De Brito is born (not enough "corrupted") that is not possible to fake personal data and documents. Maybe some easteuropian players which is born at end of 80'is when communism collapsed in Europe with fantastic results at 15 (Karantantcheva, Golovin, Vaidisova) is little bit suspicious... but i dont think it's really possible to happen in 1990+ Portugal.

BTW all who dont understand which advantages and benefits De Brito will eventualy have with fake ages i must to explain couple things:
- best ranked 1991 girl is #45
- best ranked 1992 girl is #304
- best ranked 1993 girl is #512
De Brito is currently #130 and if she is 1991 born she is obviously very talented upcoming player. If she is 1992, she is currently best ranked player of that generation and potential "real-deal". But if she is really 1993 and #130 ranked she is already phenom, "wunderkind", with "upcoming (super?)star" status and with already better and lucrative contracts than many of TOP30 players. In comparasion with this, restriction age rules means nothing. Reason why England is so obsessed with Laura Robson is not b/c she won junior slam... but because she won junior Wimbledon at 14, so thanks to big expectations i think she already have better sponsors contracts than all British tennis players together if we not count Andy Murray. Or look for example if Aga have fake birthday dates - like 1989 girl she is youngest player into TOP10 and great prospect of worlds womans tennis. But what if she is actually two years older? She is still TOP10 but from 1987 we already have two slam winners and former #1 players Sharapova and Ivanovic (Chakvetadze former TOP5) so Agnieszka don't be so special like now seems.

Marty-Dom
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:53 PM
The one thing they (A-Rad and her management) are doing right, is they keep her in the tennis news through carefully placed interviews and somewhat controversial statements. She gets a lot of attention for someone who's not a major champion yet. I think they are positioning her for the best possible endorsement deals and are doing a heck of a job.
It helps that A-Rad is naturally outspoken, but every other top-10'er weighs their words more carefully (maybe except for Dementieva).
Somehow, more casual tennis watchers know her than other top 10's such as Safina, Zvonareva or Chakvetadze.

Saying that she moves better than Serena is in my opinion a calculated statement meant to bring more attention to her.
She might anticipate better than Serena (questionable, but possible), but I'm yet to see A-Rad retrieve balls like the supposedly slow and overweight Serena did during her match with Venus last USO.

That said, if she ever wins a major, she is poised to become a well known athlete due to her personality- of which we have gotten only a small taste so far. She will be a very colorful sports persona once she reaches certain accomplishment level and gets on TV more often.

rrfnpump
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:53 PM
Yay, I hate soccer and sushi as well. :hearts:

She seems to be complaining a lot though.

Sylvester
Jan 2nd, 2009, 05:57 PM
Weak matches happen to everyone. When you don't have a forehand you'll manage nothing. I don't know why it happened in Miami. A week before in Indian Wells I play great, I was in QF. Additionally, de Brito is not 15! She and her coach claims so but noone believes it. (!!!)

Does she realize that Portugal was a member of the European Union and one of the so called "First World Countries" when Poland was still one of poorest countries in Europe and led by a communist and corrupt regime? :lol:

Thinking that someone could change their date of birth in a Western European country just shows the ignorance of some tennis players. :lol:

What about going to school in the off-season to try to not embarrass themselves in the media? :haha:

ViennaCalling
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:01 PM
She has only friends who can speak Polish it seems :lol: :tape:

I won´t give a comment to the rest of the answers ...

raffles
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:07 PM
Oh please the UK is obsessed with anyone winning anything at all. Look at the big deal they made out of the cycling and rowing medals at the Olympics. I mean who normally cares about those sports?

Radwanska's statements are alot more interesting than her game. Plus she needs to stop talking crap until she actually has won something worth talking about. The post-Sharapova generation has been a dissapointment, prime example of her losing to a 15 year old. Bitter.

debby
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:08 PM
What about going to school in the off-season to try to not embarrass themselves in the media? :haha:

:weirdo: At least she is going to school. Congrats, you are the dumbest poster I've ever read. Is she going to school in the off-season just for not embarrass themselves in the media? :tape: :bs:

debby
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:08 PM
Radwanska's statements are alot more interesting than her game. Plus she needs to stop talking crap until she actually has won something worth talking about. The post-Sharapova generation has been a dissapointment, prime example of her losing to a 15 year old. Bitter.

Hingis has won her first Slam at 16 ...... :tape:

networthy
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:12 PM
Additionally, de Brito is not 15! She and her coach claims so but noone believes it.

There's one reason to think that de Brito is indeed lying about her age: her WTA profile pic!

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/314929.jpg

Petkorazzi
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:13 PM
For your info, 2 Georgians are faking their age as far as I know, I just refrain from contacting the ITF cause of their nationality. :rolleyes:

Sylvester
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:13 PM
:weirdo: At least she is going to school. Congrats, you are the dumbest poster I've ever read. Is she going to school in the off-season just for not embarrass themselves in the media? :tape: :bs:

You're the one you should go to school to try to read my post conveniently, something you have just missed clearly... :lol:

supergrunt
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:15 PM
Delusional yourself.

Serena is moving good but NO WAY as good as Agnieszka who builds her game on defense, so many people blames her to not be offensive on the court. :rolleyes:
I think Serena moves worse and worse, she was amazing back in 2002-2003 then, but not now.

Marion-Agnieszka in Tokyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncPSxTR9hN0) - Agnieszka moves really well, you can check it in this video.

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At 4:30 ... :inlove: this match.
Meh, I find these better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bktg4zioVQE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbeKayKaonM

raffles
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:17 PM
Isn't de Brito just wearing too much make-up in her profile pic?

There is not really any shame in Radwanska losing to a 15 years old, but it does make her an spare part in the Top10 who has to boost her profile by giving a million dumb interview instead of making news with her game.

joăo.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:28 PM
lmao

Ksenia.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:38 PM
As long as she doesn't have a proof, it is better not to talk about things like that :shrug:

Agata.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:38 PM
Well, I understood the comment about de Brito same as olivero - that Aga was just joking that de Brito is too good to be 15 :shrug: I doubt she would say anything like that seriously.

BTW, this is only her (as far as I remember) 2nd interwiev in the off-season, not "milion" one, as some of you claimed :/

I like that Aga is blunt and says what she thinks :)

sunsfuns
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:40 PM
BTW all who dont understand which advantages and benefits De Brito will eventualy have with fake ages i must to explain couple things:
- best ranked 1991 girl is #45
- best ranked 1992 girl is #304
- best ranked 1993 girl is #512
De Brito is currently #130 and if she is 1991 born she is obviously very talented upcoming player. If she is 1992, she is currently best ranked player of that generation and potential "real-deal". But if she is really 1993 and #130 ranked she is already phenom, "wunderkind", with "upcoming (super?)star" status and with already better and lucrative contracts than many of TOP30 players. In comparasion with this, restriction age rules means nothing. Reason why England is so obsessed with Laura Robson is not b/c she won junior slam... but because she won junior Wimbledon at 14, so thanks to big expectations i think she already have better sponsors contracts than all British tennis players together if we not count Andy Murray. Or look for example if Aga have fake birthday dates - like 1989 girl she is youngest player into TOP10 and great prospect of worlds womans tennis. But what if she is actually two years older? She is still TOP10 but from 1987 we already have two slam winners and former #1 players Sharapova and Ivanovic (Chakvetadze former TOP5) so Agnieszka don't be so special like now seems.

I wanted to write something like this, but was too lazy...

I've also heard about some players faking their age. But the thing is it's usually done at very young age (9-12) in order to have more success among juniors (means better opportunity to get funding). And of course you can't "go back" later ;)

Zébulon
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:50 PM
Isn't there some rule which limits the number of pro tournaments for the youngest girls ? :shrug:

This said, I believe she just joked and her tone got lost on paper. :)

miffedmax
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:55 PM
Well, I love soccer, so not liking it is a demerit. On the other hand, it means she can't possibly be a fan of Peter Novak and his gang of puppy-murdering, Satan-worshiping, glue-sniffing deviants known as the Chicago Fire, and that's always a huge plus.

Geisha
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:56 PM
whatta shit talker. but shes koo.

Craig.
Jan 2nd, 2009, 06:59 PM
Ew.

Who the hell does she think she is?

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:04 PM
People calling soccer to the sport known as football :weirdo:

Leo_DFP
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:12 PM
She's very honest and blunt. I loved what she said about Kuznetsova as the life of the party and Dementieva as a down-to-earth gal.

She also doesn't mind sparking controversy. I mean, de Brito does look young. It's possible she is just 15 years old.

Feliciano
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Michelle has mentality of 19 years
or more. Aga 15 or less.
So Michelle 2 (Miami and interview) - Aga 0

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:15 PM
The 2009 season is heating up VERY quickly :lol:.

raffles
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Michelle has mentality of 19 years
or more. Aga 15 or less.
So Michelle 2 (Miami and interview) - Aga 0
Hahaha, I agree. Good luck for 2009, Michelle. I hope she takes out a few more in the Top10. The game needs a little shaking up.

Spartan
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:36 PM
Well she's certainly not boring - it was a very interesting interview. Not really sure what to think about the de Brito comments though, maybe she just meant it as a joke??? :shrug: It does sound like she's a bit bitter tbh. Oh and where was she after 04 RG final if she thinks nobody asked Dementieva about her serve??? :lol:

karimcartoon
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:18 PM
well there isn't, so get on with it.

Jachal
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:21 PM
At her time - there were rumours, that Karatantcheva was also faking her age, but as we all know Sesil likes faking stories...

Radwanska should have been wiser not to post such opinions, though I find it very amusing and I think the tennis fans live of those stories :)

Hakapeszi
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:29 PM
There's one reason to think that de Brito is indeed lying about her age: her WTA profile pic!

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/314929.jpg

Guess, how old these girls

http://forum.tenis.sk/download/file.php?id=367&mode=view

Marty-Dom
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:36 PM
Guess, how old these girls

http://forum.tenis.sk/download/file.php?id=367&mode=view

The blonde looks 15-16, the brunette has face of a child- 12 year old?

adner
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:38 PM
Guess, how old these girls


Not every young girl wants herself to look like..... old woman(though there is a better word to use). That's just gross and they should better spend time learning. You should not accuse Michelle of that.

FORZA SARITA
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:44 PM
For your info, 2 Georgians are faking their age as far as I know, I just refrain from contacting the ITF cause of their nationality. :rolleyes:

:o

Slutiana
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:48 PM
Well De Brito wouldn't be the first person to fake her age....

hugo2004
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:49 PM
Aga is just embarassed about loosing to a 15 years old girl and now comes up with this dumb invention. I remember before that game in Miami, she said that Michelle was just another teenager.. Now she is saying she is older, lol. Come on grow up..

OsloErik
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:51 PM
Pretty sure she's joking, people.

Hakapeszi
Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:55 PM
The blonde looks 15-16, the brunette has face of a child- 12 year old?

My view is different.
At first seen, the blonde looks around 20, rather 20+, the brunette somewhere around 16.

Europe rocks
Jan 2nd, 2009, 09:13 PM
Good old Aga :lol: She may have a habit for beating Nadia and Sveta, but she's alright sometimes!

tonybotz
Jan 2nd, 2009, 09:14 PM
she wouldnt be the first to lie about her age. and this was a great read. i'm a fan of this girl now. this is what happens when players are allowed to speak their mind because they weren't trained to give practiced answers by her management company. it was actually quite refreshing to read her candor.

debby
Jan 2nd, 2009, 09:29 PM
The blonde looks 15-16, the brunette has face of a child- 12 year old?

The blonde is Cibulkova. So 19 years old. :lol: :tape:

Broken Racquet
Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:37 PM
Does she realize that Portugal was a member of the European Union and one of the so called "First World Countries" when Poland was still one of poorest countries in Europe and led by a communist and corrupt regime? :lol:

Poland was betrayed by Western Europe in Yalta (after fighting all WWII on Allies side) therefore it became a poor country. So shut up you dumb ignorant hater and go read some history books.

raffles
Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:44 PM
Poland was betrayed by Western Europe in Yalta (after fighting all WWII on Allies side) therefore it became a poor country. So shut up you dumb ignorant hater and go read some history books.
That may be the case but it doesn't make Sylvester's statements untrue and Larcher De Brito wouldn't be able to fake her age either.

Broken Racquet
Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:50 PM
That may be the case but it doesn't make Sylvester's statements untrue and Larcher De Brito wouldn't be able to fake her age either.

Honestly, I don't care about de Brito age issue and what whoever thinks about Radwanska. This should not to be an excuse to make hate comments about other nations.

Chance
Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:53 PM
Aga comes across as very serious.....
I didn't know that Alicia could speak Polish..... Serena used to be soooo fast....

matty
Jan 3rd, 2009, 03:06 AM
You could tell she was pretty gutsy when she was moving so far in on Maria's serve at the 2007 US Open. I like it when players are blunt--it makes things interesting...

SOA_MC
Jan 3rd, 2009, 03:11 AM
How many threads are going to be created about her? I mean can we just have one thread where all the Polish posters can share the interviews that she seems to do every single day during the off-season. Better yet, it could just go in her player forum where it belongs.

What is your problem?:weirdo:

A thread of a top ten player giving blunt and honest answers about things related to tennis isn't GM worthy to you? What do you prefer in GM more peak v peak threads:help:

supergrunt
Jan 3rd, 2009, 03:11 AM
I serve worse than Serena Williams, but she moves on the court worse than me.

whatever you say...

Keadz
Jan 3rd, 2009, 03:13 AM
Alicia's background is Polish :) so is Peter Luzcak

Anybody who think Soccer is an over rated, pussy, shit, and boring sport is good in my books. She didn't actually say that but clearly it is what she was thinking.

Randwanka's moving IS better than Serena's as well.

Lacrish
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:14 AM
interesting interview

AnomyBC
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:29 AM
Guess, how old these girls

http://forum.tenis.sk/download/file.php?id=367&mode=view

I would have guessed 20 and 15. So if that's Cibulkova on the left, who's the girl on the right? If she's a tennis player too, then I hereby announce that I'm a fan :hearts:

Hakapeszi
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:07 AM
who's the girl on the right? If she's a tennis player too, then I hereby announce that I'm a fan :hearts:

Yes, she is a tennis player. A 'tennis hope'. ;)

madmax
Jan 3rd, 2009, 09:34 AM
Wow, Cibulkova looks much slimmer and sexier in this photo than on tennis court...is that really her? And brunette besides her is not ugly either, yummy

jrm
Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:57 AM
Wow, new WTA bitch (but you could tell that without this interview)

and she follows Polish Geek's results :help:

Corswandt
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:37 PM
So such matches like defeat in II round of Miami to 15-year-old Portugal Larcher de Brito are not in your mind?

Weak matches happen to everyone. When you don't have a forehand you'll manage nothing. I don't know why it happened in Miami. A week before in Indian Wells I play great, I was in QF. Additionally, de Brito is not 15! She and her coach claims so but noone believes it.

I don't usually jump to the defense of Micaela Carolina, or haven't done it in a while at least, but something must be said about this. Namely, that, for all its (many) flaws, Portugal isn't the kind of country where you can forge ID papers/birth certificates just like that.

Also I think that Radwanska still being bitter about this (meaningless) loss shows something about her true colours.

iPatty
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:41 PM
I would have guessed 20 and 15. So if that's Cibulkova on the left, who's the girl on the right? If she's a tennis player too, then I hereby announce that I'm a fan :hearts:

Wow, Cibulkova looks much slimmer and sexier in this photo than on tennis court...is that really her? And brunette besides her is not ugly either, yummy

The brunette is Petra Uberalova a 13-year old girl.

AndreConrad
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:55 PM
I don't usually jump to the defense of Micaela Carolina, or haven't done it in a while at least, but something must be said about this. Namely, that, for all its (many) flaws, Portugal isn't the kind of country where you can forge ID papers/birth certificates just like that.

Also I think that Radwanska still being bitter about this (meaningless) loss shows something about her true colours.

I am sure Portugal is not a country where one could forge documents easily; not many countries left where you can do that. There should be no need to defend Micaela or Agnieszka. They are both rising stars and if they will remain on the course they will be always followed by the public. Either one of them (and other stars) are bound to say or do something silly from time to time. It is only us who can distinguish the "real colors" from the stains after accidental tripping in the mud.

Having said that, in my biased opinion (I am a fan) I love that Agnieszka doesn't hesitate to say what is on her mind at the moment. Since she is this way, it is very likely that she will make statements that sometimes are not well thought through or just not clear enough leaving a lot for interpretation. For me it makes her more interesting.

brent-o
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:59 PM
That's quite bold from Aga. There are tons of examples of sportspeople who fake their age to compete and get some advantage.. but I don't remember any on tennis. Do you guys recall any? I know plenty on soccer though. There are teams in Europe, such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona, that get contracts with really young players in South America and to be sure of their age they run bone tests.

Well, there haven't been an any with any solid proof in tennis. But there were murmurings a few years back about Vaidisova and even Sharapova I think...

ViennaCalling
Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:07 PM
The brunette is Petra Uberalova a 13-year old girl.

:speakles: Strange!

Rui.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:12 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/2945c3b.jpg


:rolls:

This photo was funny :lol: Thanks to Marcelo.

:rolls:


Though i still think that Aga maybe just said that Michelle doesn't look like a 15 year old :shrug:

terjw
Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:27 PM
Weak matches happen to everyone. When you don't have a forehand you'll manage nothing. I don't know why it happened in Miami. A week before in Indian Wells I play great, I was in QF. Additionally, de Brito is not 15! She and her coach claims so but noone believes it.


I reckon she's right. Well certainly the part that no-one else beliieves it. I reckon she's not the only player who doesn't believe the claim.

Morrissey
Jan 3rd, 2009, 03:07 PM
The girl certainly doesn't look 15 that's for sure I thought she was 16 or 17.

Freakan
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:36 PM
I'm not saying MLDB is not 15 because I believe she is but if a very popular AMERICAN singer Anastacia was for many years claiming she was 6 years younger than she was then it wouldn't be a big problem for a Portugal girl living in US to have a fake birth certificate.
Once again: I do think she is 15.

raffles
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:46 PM
Yes but who would actually have needed to check Anastacia's documents in relation to her age? They wouldn't because its not relevant to her profession. However due to age restrictions I bet that prove of Michelle's age would have needed to be produced at some stage.

If we are going to say she doesn't look 15 then are we going to start on the rest of the girls as well? Laura Robson is already taller than Michelle are we going to start saying she doesn't look 14? (Not that I think she's lying because the British media would be all over that).

Regina Felange
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:55 PM
I'm looking Serena's WTA profile. Who really belive that her weight is 68 kg? This's only a number.... so... :lol:

Malva
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:03 PM
The one thing they (A-Rad and her management) are doing right, is they keep her in the tennis news through carefully placed interviews and somewhat controversial statements. She gets a lot of attention for someone who's not a major champion yet. I think they are positioning her for the best possible endorsement deals and are doing a heck of a job.
It helps that A-Rad is naturally outspoken, but every other top-10'er weighs their words more carefully (maybe except for Dementieva).
Somehow, more casual tennis watchers know her than other top 10's such as Safina, Zvonareva or Chakvetadze.

Saying that she moves better than Serena is in my opinion a calculated statement meant to bring more attention to her.
She might anticipate better than Serena (questionable, but possible), but I'm yet to see A-Rad retrieve balls like the supposedly slow and overweight Serena did during her match with Venus last USO.

That said, if she ever wins a major, she is poised to become a well known athlete due to her personality- of which we have gotten only a small taste so far. She will be a very colorful sports persona once she reaches certain accomplishment level and gets on TV more often.

Completely misplaced comments. The interviews are by Polish media, in Polish, and for Poles. In Poland, she is the first female tennis player at the Top since before World War II.

raffles
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:09 PM
I'm looking Serena's WTA profile. Who really belive that her weight is 68 kg? This's only a number.... so...
I don't believe Maria's either. There is probably a few others that have out of date information too if we look into it.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:09 PM
I meaned rather sport issues eg. serve. I know it's irritable topic...

Nobody is ideal. I serve worse than Serena Williams, but she moves on the court worse than me. I agree with my dad that with my bodyshape I would have to turn into cyborg on the gym. I don't have the strenght or posture of Venus Williams but it doesn't mean I can't serve. I am annoyed with the people who don't know tennis well. My serve is technical, rotating, with "kick". In TV it looks like as if ball was slow hovewer it's not so in reality. Elena Dementieva serves in similar way, she's ranked higher than me and noone asked her everywhere: "Why do you serve so weakly?"



is this for real? :tape: :help:

Malva
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:12 PM
Well she's certainly not boring - it was a very interesting interview. Not really sure what to think about the de Brito comments though, maybe she just meant it as a joke??? :shrug: It does sound like she's a bit bitter tbh. Oh and where was she after 04 RG final if she thinks nobody asked Dementieva about her serve??? :lol:

«After 04 RG final» she was still so young that she couldn't possibly remember what anybody could have said then.

The blonde looks 15-16, the brunette has face of a child- 12 year old?

I thought she looked 12-13. That was indeed her actual age.

I don't usually jump to the defense of Micaela Carolina, or haven't done it in a while at least, but something must be said about this. Namely, that, for all its (many) flaws, Portugal isn't the kind of country where you can forge ID papers/birth certificates just like that.

Also I think that Radwanska still being bitter about this (meaningless) loss shows something about her true colours.

You are a possessor of one of the finest analytic minds on this forum, yet you miss such an obvious distinction that «claiming» is not the same as forging the birth certificate.

A lot of people, especially women, claim a different age from the actual one, especially in countries that are «rich and developed», like Portugal, not necessarily «poor and backward», like Poland.

And I would be very surprised if they actually forge their birth certificates, though I am certain that they put wrong age in many forms they fill.

Elisse
Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:32 PM
Additionally, de Brito is not 15! She and her coach claims so but noone believes it.

I agree. I don't believe she's 15 either :o

Marty-Dom
Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:56 PM
Completely misplaced comments. The interviews are by Polish media, in Polish, and for Poles. In Poland, she is the first female tennis player at the Top since before World War II.

Yet, somehow this very international community has been discussing her words at length for a few days now. This is not the first time A-Rad is in the spotlight through semi-controversial statements or deeds (such as the infamous drawing of Jelena). Don't think for a second that when researching before a live match producers for a TV station will not find these things and have the announcers mention them on air. I was surprised how much inside info on Agnieszka Mary Carillo and Mary Jo Fernandez had last few times she was being shown. A board like this is a great source of information and inspiration. Mary Carillo even knew Agnieszka's Internet only nick name- A-Rad and said it on air a few times during her Wimbledon match with Serena. So, clearly they do look at all sources.

I think that Agnieszka is great in all of her candid and blunt statements, but I also think that she is not being discouraged from expressing such feelings or thoughts exactly because it brings attention to her. Like they say in advertising: There is no bad publicity. She is shopping for sponsors. Being talked about a lot is a selling point. (Unless it's embarrassing of course- but so far she has been playing it right).

Malva
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:21 AM
Yet, somehow this very international community has been discussing her words at length for a few days now. This is not the first time A-Rad is in the spotlight through semi-controversial statements or deeds (such as the infamous drawing of Jelena). Don't think for a second that when researching before a live match producers for a TV station will not find these things and have the announcers mention them on air. I was surprised how much inside info on Agnieszka Mary Carillo and Mary Jo Fernandez had last few times she was being shown. A board like this is a great source of information and inspiration. Mary Carillo even knew Agnieszka's Internet only nick name- A-Rad and said it on air a few times during her Wimbledon match with Serena. So, clearly they do look at all sources.

I think that Agnieszka is great in all of her candid and blunt statements, but I also think that she is not being discouraged from expressing such feelings or thoughts exactly because it brings attention to her. Like they say in advertising: There is no bad publicity. She is shopping for sponsors. Being talked about a lot is a selling point. (Unless it's embarrassing of course- but so far she has been playing it right).

I would be more likely to agree with what you are saying if those interviews were given in English to international media. As it happens, she has been constantly in the spotlight in her home country — which is totally understandable.

The fact the she has been so hotly debated on this forum for the last couple of days is exclusively due to translations posted by some enthusiasts in GM section with intentionally provoking headlines, and due to the fact that nothing else is happening right now. The original interview takes five full pages, and is anything but about de Brito's perceived age. That is just an aside comment (of the type — «she and her father say that she is only 15 but nobody believes her»; I personally would take this not as a serious statement, neither as a joke, but as piece of insider's gossip, which news hungry members of this forum should be rather grateful to her for revealing it).

Saying that she is doing this because she is shopping for sponsors seems to be without any foundation: when I tried to locate that original interview I noticed that the press in Poland publishes something about her, or with her, almost every other day. And that has been like that for months since the last Wimbledon. In meantime she lost the sponsor she had.

homogenius
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:34 AM
I dunno about Larcher de Brito faking her age or not but Radwsanka wouldn't have talk about this (for the 125332233 times)had she won this match.She should get over it cause she is only at the beginning of her career and she'll face many other hurting (in real big matches, not like this one) losses.Would be funny to see her reaction if/when she'll lose against de Brito or another "notsupposedtobeatme" players, in big slam's matches.

Roookie
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:33 AM
Aga is turning out to be quite a little biiiitch!.

Malva
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:44 AM
I dunno about Larcher de Brito faking her age or not but Radwsanka wouldn't have talk about this (for the 125332233 times)had she won this match.

I must have missed the other 125332232 times. Funny, for I have been following her career quite closely.

And, for the record: this 125332233-rd time it is not her who brings the subject but the journalist who is obviously teasing her.

TeamUla
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:11 AM
The fact the she has been so hotly debated on this forum for the last couple of days is exclusively due to translations posted by some enthusiasts in GM section with intentionally provoking headlines, and due to the fact that nothing else is happening right now. The original interview takes five full pages, and is anything but about de Brito's perceived age. That is just an aside comment (of the type — «she and her father say that she is only 15 but nobody believes her»; I personally would take this not as a serious statement, neither as a joke, but as piece of insider's gossip, which news hungry members of this forum should be rather grateful to her for revealing it).

That's true. You should also know that this interview is more commented here than in Poland. Under that interview there were only 12 short comments. Conclusions: Tennis is not very popular in my country.;)

The headline: "De Brito is not 15" was my journalistic operation to encourage you to read that. The true title was: "I walk so fast that noone can catch me".

Ceri
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Thanks for translating, enjoyed that! :)

Corswandt
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:46 PM
you miss such an obvious distinction that «claiming» is not the same as forging the birth certificate.

A lot of people, especially women, claim a different age from the actual one, especially in countries that are «rich and developed», like Portugal, not necessarily «poor and backward», like Poland.

And I would be very surprised if they actually forge their birth certificates, though I am certain that they put wrong age in many forms they fill.

Because of course Micaela Carolina and her handlers could fill in all kinds of forms, sign up for tournaments etc. while never having to show any ID documents.

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:52 PM
God, I strongly disliked Aga, but it's getting worst every time she gets out in the media. After her 'Whatever' attitudes towards politics, this interview, I really don't get a good vibe at all from the girl.

Corswandt
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:57 PM
I am sure Portugal is not a country where one could forge documents easily; not many countries left where you can do that. There should be no need to defend Micaela or Agnieszka. They are both rising stars and if they will remain on the course they will be always followed by the public. Either one of them (and other stars) are bound to say or do something silly from time to time. It is only us who can distinguish the "real colors" from the stains after accidental tripping in the mud.

Having said that, in my biased opinion (I am a fan) I love that Agnieszka doesn't hesitate to say what is on her mind at the moment. Since she is this way, it is very likely that she will make statements that sometimes are not well thought through or just not clear enough leaving a lot for interpretation. For me it makes her more interesting.

Now you're all "why can't we all just get along", but once Radwanska beats Micaela Carolina, I'd place a Vegas bet you'll be among the first to jump in and post "REVENGE!1!!1!! Eat shit de Brito!" :p

charmedRic
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:05 PM
very good interview :)

AndreConrad
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Now you're all "why can't we all just get along", but once Radwanska beats Micaela Carolina, I'd place a Vegas bet you'll be among the first to jump in and post "REVENGE!1!!1!! Eat shit de Brito!" :p

Well, what is wrong with getting along and still having your own opinions? On the other subject it is not likely that I would come with the "REVANGE" post; it is not in my nature (most of the time), however I would not find anything wrong if someone else did (obviously without the "eat manure" thing) :p. It does feel good if the player wins against opponent who she lost before and it does not mean anything negative towards the opponent. However all of this has nothing to do with my main thought which is that if you speak publically often you are bound to say something silly from time to time and one can choose to cherry pick those statements or just look at the big picture.