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TheHangover
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:18 PM
It seems to me that Petkovic is really loved on this forum, but i can't stand her she looks arrogant to me and also egocentric with all her youtube videos, pektorazzi, dance and all that junk. What are your feelings toward her?

adner
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Only thing that annoys me about her is that she's occupying Eurosport broadcasts every time it's possible (and Wozniacki isn't playing at the same moment), but I guess that's not really her own fault. :p

iPatty
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:21 PM
No, you're not.

nevetssllim
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:21 PM
Don't like her. At all.

FORZA SARITA
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:22 PM
her personality doesn't bother me (sometimes she tries too hard to be likeable :facepalm:) but her game and technique is just :hysteric: and the grunt :cuckoo:

T_P
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:25 PM
She's the only player I really dislike.

misty1
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:25 PM
no, i dont like her either

Mary Cherry.
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:27 PM
No, you're not.

End thread here.

Andy.
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Your not the only one!

Siderophyre
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Well she's being a complete bitch to the ballkids during her shitty performance today.

Martian Jeza
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:30 PM
I don't like her either at all !

WowWow
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:30 PM
I used to like her, but now I find her repulsive (k, that may be a strong word but really, she annoys me a lot).

tennisbum79
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:31 PM
I am surprised this many people are so eager to say they don't like her.

Yes, she overdoes some things and can be overbearing at times, but she is OK to me.

Don't we have enough dislikes on this TF already?

doomsday
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:32 PM
Not since Maria owns her.

FORZA SARITA
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Don't we enough dislikes on this TF already?

dislike and hate are 2 different things :rolleyes:

Craig.
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Trust me, you're not.

Siderophyre
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:34 PM
I am surprise this many people are so eager to say they don't like her.

Yes, she overdoes some things and can be overbearing at times, but she is OK to me.

Don't we enough dislikes on this TF already?

Er, no. :lol: It seems that the whole point of GM is to slag off every single player. Noone is safe here.

backhandsmash
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:35 PM
dislike and hate are 2 different things :rolleyes:

Not around here. ;)

tennisbum79
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:35 PM
Er, no. :lol: It seems that the whole point of GM is to slag off every single player. Noone is safe here.
OK

currie84
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:35 PM
She seems to be a nice,positive,easy going person.Of course she's gonna be hated by a large percentage of miserable people here who do nothing but bitch about every single thing like iPatty.

Tatcher
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:36 PM
I hate her very very much :mad::devil::fiery:

tennisbum79
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:38 PM
dislike and hate are 2 different things :rolleyes:
On this forum I don't believe so.

Effy
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:39 PM
i like her but sometimes she tries way too hard to be funny or whatever :o
not a fan, not a hater :p

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:40 PM
i don't dislike her just that dancing. ugh.

Libertango
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:41 PM
So this is an unashamed hate thread?

Purple_Rain
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:41 PM
I don't like her -- she's overrated, always on ES when there are better players on other courts, not as funny as she thinks, has a boring game, and her grunt is annoying. Oh, and she cheers too often when her opponent makes UEs. But she's not the worst of them.

TheHangover
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:45 PM
On this forum I don't believe so.

sorry but what are you talking about, as long as we like some players it's obvious that we don't like others, we wouldn't be here if we would like all the players at the same way neither we would watch them on tv, like/dislike, love/hate are human feelings

tennisbum79
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:46 PM
So this an uashamed hate thread?
Well, it is not a KKK meeting, so that is good, I guess

TheHangover
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:46 PM
So this is an unashamed hate thread?

there are so many wozniacki hate thread, a petkovic hate thread won't hurt her

GoofyDuck
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:48 PM
No, you're not.

Don't like her. At all.

She's the only player I really dislike.

no, i dont like her either

Your not the only one!

Well she's being a complete bitch to the ballkids during her shitty performance today.

I don't like her either at all !

I used to like her, but now I find her repulsive (k, that may be a strong word but really, she annoys me a lot).

Trust me, you're not.

I hate her very very much :mad::devil::fiery:

I don't like her -- she's overrated, always on ES when there are better players on other courts, not as funny as she thinks, has a boring game, and her grunt is annoying. Oh, and she cheers too often when her opponent makes UEs. But she's not the worst of them.

I know right!

I don't like clowns

Bayo
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Earlier today on another forum I read a post from a Cincy volunteer who helped escort Petko this morning. He described her as "pleasant and gracious." ;)

I could do without the dancing though.

Effy
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:50 PM
there are so many wozniacki hate thread, a petkovic hate thread won't hurt her

:lol:

tennisbum79
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:50 PM
sorry but what are you talking about, as long as we like some players it's obvious that we don't like others, we wouldn't be here if we would like all the players at the same way neither we would watch them on tv, like/dislike, love/hate are human feelings
Fair point, but I think this was rather gratuitous.

Some people take these things too far at times, my point it is not wise to openly acquiesce

Jimmie48
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:57 PM
Her personalty is completely fake and annoying, she tries way too hard to be "different".

In interviews in German magazines she's always quick to point out how she studies politics because just playing tennis like most other girls wouldn't be enough for her. I guess she wants to be perceived as intellectual or something... like I said, I don't buy any of it, she comes off as fake.

Furthermore, in interviews she tends to mouth off on how the players are getting spoiled but she's not having any of this of course... she tries extremely hard to sell the whole "I´m just a regular student girl on the tour" kind of thing..

manu32
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:02 PM
She is boring as hell ,big mouth,but who cares? her dance is meh and her game is bad,so....

ViennaCalling
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:10 PM
Andy isn't arrogant ... she was the nicest player in Bad Gastein two years ago. I took a photo with her and we chatted for about 5 minutes. She's lovely, funny and VERY down-to-earth IMHO, at least she was it two years ago ;)

RenaSlam.
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:10 PM
Her game is stale.

Ayumilover.
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:16 PM
I like her. She's not my favorite but she's a perfect example of a player that wasn't coached/forced into tennis, and i love how fun she is. the dance she does is great, and many people love it. She's such a great personality, and good to watch too. great for the game

CillyUltra
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:21 PM
It seems to me that Petkovic is really loved on this forum

:happy:

Look at her subforum and compare it with her Facebook fanpage.

Reality is: She hasn't many die-hard fans on this board bc she's much more appealing to people outside of hard-core tennisfan bases.

In interviews in German magazines she's always quick to point out how she studies politics because just playing tennis like most other girls wouldn't be enough for her. I guess she wants to be perceived as intellectual or something... like I said, I don't buy any of it, she comes off as fake.

Furthermore, in interviews she tends to mouth off on how the players are getting spoiled but she's not having any of this of course... she tries extremely hard to sell the whole "I´m just a regular student girl on the tour" kind of thing..

I guess you have still to learn how to read texts appropriately boy. :lol:

Chim
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:22 PM
I find her quite annoying after watching her play in person。 She is just another ball pusher with no weapons at all in her game. She was lucky to be able to make it to top 10 but just for ONE week. :lol:

Vikapower
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Her personalty is completely fake and annoying, she tries way too hard to be "different".

In interviews in German magazines she's always quick to point out how she studies politics because just playing tennis like most other girls wouldn't be enough for her. I guess she wants to be perceived as intellectual or something... like I said, I don't buy any of it, she comes off as fake.

Furthermore, in interviews she tends to mouth off on how the players are getting spoiled but she's not having any of this of course... she tries extremely hard to sell the whole "I´m just a regular student girl on the tour" kind of thing..

:spit: Are you serious Jimmie !? That seems more like a depict of Caro than Andrea, the kangaroo jokes, the ITW Nole pranks etc... that's kind of to the same level of immaturity you blame Andrea for. :shrug:

Andrea is very cool and she's one the most fair-play on tour by far.

*JR*
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:26 PM
No, you're not.

Given who you're username is based on Greg, I wouldn't be bashing err, Peppermint Petko? :o if I were you. :p

Ryan
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:27 PM
It seems to me that Petkovic is really loved on this forum, but i can't stand her she looks arrogant to me and also egocentric with all her youtube videos, pektorazzi, dance and all that junk. What are your feelings toward her?



She doesn't annoy me with that stuff, but I can see why it would bother other people. Personally, I think Petkovic is one of the most intelligent players on tour (not tennis-wise, but ...intelligence-wise haha), and it can come off as arrogance I guess.

Tatcher
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:30 PM
I dislike her grunts, ugly technique and boring game.
And her apperance: men's shoulders, short legs, horse face with square chin.:fiery:

young_gunner913
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Nope, I dislike her as well. :)

Ayumilover.
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:33 PM
I dislike her grunts, ugly technique and boring game.
And her apperance: men's shoulders, short legs, horse face with square chin.:fiery:

just get out :rolleyes:

Lord Choc Ice
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:33 PM
I can't begrudge her dance as I'm a fan of Tsonga :sobbing:.

I don't like her in the way that I'll go out of my way to watch a match of hers, but there are far worse personalities on the tour.

Galang
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:36 PM
She tries so hard to be 'funny' and 'quirky.' Ugh, can't stand her

BikezAreForever!
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:38 PM
I like her! I find her witty and with a great personality. She does not comes across as a tennis-only personality as some tennis players do, unfortunately. As far as her game..., well she certainly plays better than me ;) !! Each to their own of course.

Steven.
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Nope, you're not the only one. Don't hate her, but I'd support 80-90% of the tour over her, if not, more. I like her dances and tweets though...

Ayumilover.
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:39 PM
She tries so hard to be 'funny' and 'quirky.' Ugh, can't stand her

it's called being a naturally friendly person. something you clearly know nothing about.

Break My Rapture
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Am i the only one who dislike Petkovic?
Negative.

C. Drone
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:42 PM
her game isnt really pleasing and she is bit annoying on court. But like her offcourt videos.

Only thing that annoys me about her is that she's occupying Eurosport broadcasts every time it's possible (and Wozniacki isn't playing at the same moment), but I guess that's not really her own fault. :p

Eurosport shitting their pants with 3 germans in top20. :lol:

Specter
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:46 PM
It seems to me that Petkovic is really loved on this forum

What are you talking about, mate? People on here hate her guts. It became quite fashionable once she started having success. Credit to the Ma$habators though - they were ahead of the curve by a few weeks. :oh:

RobinT83
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Finally, we can see that she has a lot of haters here, expected result...
In fact, she's disgusting to watch generally, her game is boring as hell, her technique is awful, has annoying grunts and she's not funny at all with that dumb dance.
Hopefully, someone will take out her of the top 20, then of the top 50 to save tennis.

Jimmie48
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:53 PM
:spit: Are you serious Jimmie !? That seems more like a depict of Caro than Andrea, the kangaroo jokes, the ITW Nole pranks etc... that's kind of to the same level of immaturity you blame Andrea for. :shrug:

Andrea is very cool and she's one the most fair-play on tour by far.

No, it's nothing like Caro. The kangaroo thing was a mere reaction to the press complaints that she's boring which is obviously untrue. And the pranks with Djorkovic are a thing between them, you´re just taking offense because the supposedly-boring Caro isn't supposed to do this kind of stuff because it contradicts her critics.

Plus, she isn't really trying to cram this down our throats, there have been two or three things like that in the past 12 months. Petkovic is selling this angle in every single interview, with every one of her blogs etc. She's obsessed with trying to come off as cool and different and it is obviously fake because she is trying too hard.

Plus, like I said, when she was further down the ranking she kept on complaining how spoiled the players are and how outrageous it all is. Have you ever hear Caro talk about the tour like that? I haven't... Petkovic tries to sell herself as someone who's not part of it and who's different, in the end she's benefiting from it all like every other player... but at least they´re honest about it.

And even though I really don't care about Lisicki or Görges much, it kind of sucks for them because Petkovic's antics are absorbing pretty much alle the media attention in Germany because she knows how to get attention.

smarties
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Her personalty is completely fake and annoying, she tries way too hard to be "different".

In interviews in German magazines she's always quick to point out how she studies politics because just playing tennis like most other girls wouldn't be enough for her. I guess she wants to be perceived as intellectual or something... like I said, I don't buy any of it, she comes off as fake.

Furthermore, in interviews she tends to mouth off on how the players are getting spoiled but she's not having any of this of course... she tries extremely hard to sell the whole "I´m just a regular student girl on the tour" kind of thing..

Yeh she seems to think shes unique. But what I hate the most is all those tennis commentators always brown nosing her like she's the best thing since the invention of slice bread and the savior of the tour :rolleyes:. Truth is she kinda sucks and don't get me starting on the dance...

Lord Choc Ice
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Did anyone see this video, the commentators were taking the piss out of her at her mini-outburst over a call. :lol:

yLlxUNGin-U

dynamoRockstarr
Aug 15th, 2011, 10:59 PM
Her dancing just annoys me

Libertango
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:02 PM
You poor lot.

Rainmaker
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:04 PM
i like her

her matches tend to be rather tedious though

merryploughbhoy
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:04 PM
For me Petkovic is quite lousy, her attitude stinks, her delay tactics on court dont help that either - skitters n false injury to take the momentum away from her opposition.... I don't dislike her badly but just one of those one's on the tour you would'nt go out your way to watch unless betting upon, even then she's not the best to watch, give me Lisicki over her anyday and thats saying something lol

claypova
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Pova fans don't like her :oh:

Steven.
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:07 PM
No, it's nothing like Caro. The kangaroo thing was a mere reaction to the press complaints that she's boring which is obviously untrue. And the pranks with Djorkovic are a thing between them, you´re just taking offense because the supposedly-boring Caro isn't supposed to do this kind of stuff because it contradicts her critics.

Plus, she isn't really trying to cram this down our throats, there have been two or three things like that in the past 12 months. Petkovic is selling this angle in every single interview, with every one of her blogs etc. She's obsessed with trying to come off as cool and different and it is obviously fake because she is trying too hard.

Plus, like I said, when she was further down the ranking she kept on complaining how spoiled the players are and how outrageous it all is. Have you ever hear Caro talk about the tour like that? I haven't... Petkovic tries to sell herself as someone who's not part of it and who's different, in the end she's benefiting from it all like every other player... but at least they´re honest about it.

And even though I really don't care about Lisicki or Görges much, it kind of sucks for them because Petkovic's antics are absorbing pretty much alle the media attention in Germany because she knows how to get attention.

Do you realise how hard it would be to keep up a facade day in, day out, for every interview, after every match, every tweet, every blog? Sounds like a lot of work. It's like you're insinuating she trains to be fake or something. That's just what her personality is: extrovert, outgoing, and loves to entertain.

Also, I think the only person trying too hard is Wozniacki. The kangeroo joke was preeeeeeeetty awkward to watch and quite cringeworthy, as was the overused 'one match losing streak' and how long she tried to keep the joke going.

melodynelson
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:10 PM
She does not have the most appealing tennis ever (no one does nowadays anyway), but she is my favorite personality on the tour and I wish her a lot more success in her career/future, not just in tennis but in general. She's bright, funny, witty, and clever, and I like the dance and YT videos. She can try a bit too hard sometimes, but the fact she even makes the effort means a lot to me, as a fan of tennis, when most of the others are just robots, especially the ones who make the top ten or top twenty.

I love her, but obviously a lot of others don't. Shame, because they're missing out I think.

Jimmie48
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Do you realise how hard it would be to keep up a facade day in, day out, for every interview, after every match, every tweet, every blog? Sounds like a lot of work. It's like you're insinuating she trains to be fake or something. That's just what her personality is: extrovert, outgoing, and loves to entertain.



It's worth it for her because the media laps it up. It's her angle, it's what sets her apart...especially in Germany, that's why she keeps on pushing it.

I´m not saying that her personality is entirely different but she understands that this type of behaviour is working for her...so she's putting it over the top.

Specter
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:18 PM
It's worth it for her because the media laps it up. It's her angle, it's what sets her apart...especially in Germany, that's why she keeps on pushing it.

What do you care so much what goes on in the German media anyway? They only talk about the German girls and you clearly can't stand a single one of them. So why not just ignore it? :shrug:

merryploughbhoy
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:18 PM
Do you realise how hard it would be to keep up a facade day in, day out, for every interview, after every match, every tweet, every blog? Sounds like a lot of work. It's like you're insinuating she trains to be fake or something. That's just what her personality is: extrovert, outgoing, and loves to entertain.

Also, I think the only person trying too hard is Wozniacki. The kangeroo joke was preeeeeeeetty awkward to watch and quite cringeworthy, as was the overused 'one match losing streak' and how long she tried to keep the joke going.

I think you've called that wrong matey. I think that this character petkovic plays off court is a fake as it comes. You then speak of Wozniacki, well I think she's a got a lovely personality and character. You try and tell me a joke in Italian,Gaelic or Danish and see how your language/cultures sense of humor comes across. And no wonder why she does'nt have too much enthusiasm towards the press who interview her when all they do is ask her stupid questions trying to catch her out.

Jimmie48
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:24 PM
What do you care so much what goes on in the German media anyway? They only talk about the German girls and you clearly can't stand a single one of them. So why not just ignore it? :shrug:

Because I happen to read German papers and magazines so I´m likely to come across the Petkovic articles there ;)

Plus, it's not true that I can't stand any of the German girls. I don't like Petkovic much for the reasons explained above and I´m completely neutral towards Lisicki but Julia Görges is a nice girl. I don't like her enough to call myself a fan but I don't mind seeing her do good, I would much rather see her in the top 10 because she's just a hard worker and not a part-time clown for the media.

Specter
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Because I happen to read German papers and magazines so I´m likely to come across the Petkovic articles there ;)

Please. If I can ignore DSDS to the point where I miss entire seasons without ever having heard anything about the show or the winner, you can ignore the two or three Petko articles that are written every now and then. ;)

Steven.
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:34 PM
I think you've called that wrong matey. I think that this character petkovic plays off court is a fake as it comes. You then speak of Wozniacki, well I think she's a got a lovely personality and character. You try and tell me a joke in Italian,Gaelic or Danish and see how your language/cultures sense of humor comes across. And no wonder why she does'nt have too much enthusiasm towards the press who interview her when all they do is ask her stupid questions trying to catch her out.

It's not what she says, it's HOW she says it. Jokes are usually best short, sharp, quick and witty in any languages, no? Wozniacki just goes on and on for like 1 whole minute. Imagine having someone right infront of you doing that... :facepalm: AWKWARD. Petkovic doesn't do that - it's more like she speaks whats on her mind and I guess people don't like that and of course, nobody is obliged to but I'm just saying. :shrug:

Petkovic is no JaJa or Serena though. We need more of them on the tour.

Jane Lane
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:35 PM
Her personality is amusing. But her game is so glitchy and robotic I'm just like :facepalm:

Vikapower
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:48 PM
No, it's nothing like Caro. The kangaroo thing was a mere reaction to the press complaints that she's boring which is obviously untrue. And the pranks with Djorkovic are a thing between them, you´re just taking offense because the supposedly-boring Caro isn't supposed to do this kind of stuff because it contradicts her critics.

Your version but another one could find them childish which was my personal case for example, I can't talk for everyone. The kangaroo was really uhm... :lol: after she has her personality, not everyone can be as out going like Andrea.

Caroline doesn't have a strong personality, close to boring and for moments she tried too much way too much (like the Kangaroo...) sometimes at the limits like on clay for example when she was disputing each and every line calls which has never been her habits. I think your misdirecting yourself on whom to criticize.

Plus, she isn't really trying to cram this down our throats, there have been two or three things like that in the past 12 months. Petkovic is selling this angle in every single interview, with every one of her blogs etc. She's obsessed with trying to come off as cool and different and it is obviously fake because she is trying too hard.

Well perhaps she's marketing herself, building herself an image, I see nothing wrong in that. :shrug:

Plus, like I said, when she was further down the ranking she kept on complaining how spoiled the players are and how outrageous it all is. Have you ever hear Caro talk about the tour like that? I haven't... Petkovic tries to sell herself as someone who's not part of it and who's different, in the end she's benefiting from it all like every other player... but at least they´re honest about it.

And even though I really don't care about Lisicki or Görges much, it kind of sucks for them because Petkovic's antics are absorbing pretty much alle the media attention in Germany because she knows how to get attention.

Well Julia doesn't need to create more attention than the features that were naturally given to her and Sabine has a great smile and all perhaps Andrea is the one abled to express herself the best in the trio ? You say she's the intellectual yet you also blame her when she gives ideas, opinions etc... :shrug:

merryploughbhoy
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:56 PM
Your version but another one could find them childish which was my personal case for example, I can't talk for everyone. The kangaroo was really uhm... :lol: after she has her personality, not everyone can be as out going like Andrea.

Caroline doesn't have a strong personality, close to boring and for moments she tried too much way too much (like the Kangaroo...) sometimes at the limits like on clay for example when she was disputing each and every line calls which has never been her habits. I think your misdirecting yourself on whom to criticize.



Well perhaps she's marketing herself, building herself an image, I see nothing wrong in that. :shrug:



Well Julia doesn't need to create more attention than the features that were naturally given to her and Sabine has a great smile and all perhaps Andrea is the one abled to express herself the best in the trio ? You say she's the intellectual yet you also blame her when she gives ideas, opinions etc... :shrug:

Who can blame Caro for getting crabbit in one match against that vile masculine brute schivone ! Would do any girls nut in ! Would bring out the worse in the best of them .... I like to see all the German players do well but that Petkovic is by far the most annoying of them.

Purple_Rain
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:16 AM
Another thread turned to Caro bashing. :haha:

That's how boring you are, Petkovic. Even kangaroo Caro commands more attention than you.

Matt01
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:18 AM
This thread :rolleyes:

Singleniacki
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:19 AM
The only thing i dont like about her is the victory dances after her matches

carling
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:23 AM
I can't go so far to say I dislike her because she IS very likeable, as a person. As a player, definitely not one of my faves.

TheHangover
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:25 AM
This thread :rolleyes:

what? it's nothing against german! thank god we have Angela Merkel :hearts: i love that chick

Matt01
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:28 AM
what? it's nothing against german!


No, it is against Petkovic. And it has turned into a bashing thread which is not allowed on TF. :p

Belmont Lad
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Her tennis game is far too robotic and stilted for my taste as a tennis observer and fan. But I think she is a wonderfully charismatic and engaging personality in women's tennis.

Galang
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:31 AM
it's called being a naturally friendly person. something you clearly know nothing about.

lmao please. She tries way too hard to be 'different' and thinks she's unique. And no, I wouldn't know anything about that tbh

TheHangover
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:35 AM
No, it is against Petkovic. And it has turned into a bashing thread which is not allowed on TF. :p

not my fault, i dislike her with love :angel:

fawnrc
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Her dance is really badd!! Her dance is really not good!! It's just plain old...stupid

Matt01
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:41 AM
not my fault, i dislike her with love :angel:


Then you are forgiven. ;) All the other posters who bash Petko should be punished, though :devil:

Dominic
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:42 AM
No you're not and I think it's pretty obvious.

TheHangover
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:46 AM
Then you are forgiven. ;) All the other posters who bash Petko should be punished, though :devil:

:drive:

Stonerpova
Aug 16th, 2011, 01:02 AM
As a person I don't mind her, not a fan of her game though.

Vikapower
Aug 16th, 2011, 01:04 AM
Who can blame Caro for getting crabbit in one match against that vile masculine brute schivone ! Would do any girls nut in ! Would bring out the worse in the best of them .... I like to see all the German players do well but that Petkovic is by far the most annoying of them.

Well it was not only against Schiavone, against Wozniak she was unpleasant, against Bojana and many others - I don't really know what she was trying to practice but it sure wasn't lovely and no ! All girls wouldn't have reacted like Caro... sometimes she is weird in her attitudes.

Andrea is cool but it's normal that people do not like her because she's some kind of a mirror that reflects people's sadness in every day life by her happiness. :shrug:

Noctis
Aug 16th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Leave her already at least she have personality unlike some people

Ferg
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:13 AM
How fucking dare her having a personality and bringing something different to the tour!!! I want fucking mindless personality-less ballbashers and pushers GODDAMMMTT!!! How dare she do something fun with her spare time and show us her life and what shes like in real life!! what a bitch!!!



What do I sound like? a fucking idiot. Fuvk y'all haters ****s.

Ayumilover.
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:17 AM
This thread :rolleyes:

this.

young_gunner913
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:18 AM
How fucking dare her having a personality and bringing something different to the tour!!! I want fucking mindless personality-less ballbashers and pushers GODDAMMMTT!!! How dare she do something fun with her spare time and show us her life and what shes like in real life!! what a bitch!!!



What do I sound like? a fucking idiot. Fuvk y'all haters ****s.

Gurl, calm your ass all the way down into a seat. :lol: No one is saying she can't have a "personality", they're just saying they don't like the one that she has.

ZODIAC
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:22 AM
there is nothing likeable about her...like Djokovic you dont get a warm fuzzy feeling when you think of her.All i get is arrogance and big mouth with no game to back it up.I always enjoy the way pova always silence her...

Ferg
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:25 AM
Gurl, calm your ass all the way down into a seat. :lol: No one is saying she can't have a "personality", they're just saying they don't like the one that she has.

Im Irish and drunk right now, you should glad I can even spell correctly :p

Ferg
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:27 AM
there is nothing likeable about her...like Djokovic you dont get a warm fuzzy feeling when you think of her.All i get is arrogance and big mouth with no game to back it up.I always enjoy the way pova always silence her...

always?! bahahaha petko beat her thrashy ass out the door in melbourne how quick you forget?!?!

iPatty
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:37 AM
Well, it is not a KKK meeting, so that is good, I guess

The fuck?

Finally, we can see that she has a lot of haters here, expected result...
In fact, she's disgusting to watch generally, her game is boring as hell, her technique is awful, has annoying grunts and she's not funny at all with that dumb dance.
Hopefully, someone will take out her of the top 20, then of the top 50 to save tennis.

:haha: @ "expected result..."

Lachy
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:37 AM
Her technique on pretty much every groundstroke has got to be one of the ugliest I've ever seen. Credit to the person that said her serve looks like a worm inching out of the ground :spit:

ZODIAC
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:45 AM
always?! bahahaha petko beat her thrashy ass out the door in melbourne how quick you forget?!?!only once that was it:p:tape::wavey:thank goodness ..:tape:

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:49 AM
always?! bahahaha petko beat her thrashy ass out the door in melbourne how quick you forget?!?!

:hysteric: no you didn't call her thrashy...:sobbing:

Purple_Rain
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:01 AM
Finally, we can see that she has a lot of haters here, expected result...
In fact, she's disgusting to watch generally, her game is boring as hell, her technique is awful, has annoying grunts and she's not funny at all with that dumb dance.
Hopefully, someone will take out her of the top 20, then of the top 50 to save tennis.

So an unworthy player like Petkovic has to be out of the top 50 or tennis is doomed? By that logic, tennis has been doomed from the start. I doubt TF could agree on 50 players -- past or present -- that deserve(d) to be Top 50.

These days, a player ranked 20-50 is, by definition, bad for tennis. :lol:

Marty-Dom
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:11 AM
I like Petkovic. She has probably the best athletic body on the WTA tour and she is very personable.
Her attitude is very much reminiscent of people who really want to fit in and go out of their way to show it. I have seen it first hand when I lived in Germany for a few years. She also reminds me of my nephews who were born there, but have the "wrong" last name so they are not really part of the "official" German society despite otherwise blending in perfectly.
Had she been a little more laid back in her attitude, she would make a perfect German, but IMO she overcompensates for her heritage a bit and that trait carries over to her tennis-pro persona.
Overall, unless she plays one of my top faves (Serena, Venus, A-Rad, Lisicki) I root for her.
I enjoy her matches very much and I hope she wins at least a few big titles in her career.

wildemu
Aug 16th, 2011, 04:11 AM
petkovic was pretty likable when she was underground (mid-ranked, not well known), humble, and pretty self-deprecating about her antics.

now she's confident, arrogant, and just flat out annoying now that she is in the spotlight. Plain and simple, she's become an attention whore.

Brad[le]y.
Aug 16th, 2011, 04:15 AM
Go Andy :rocker2:

So Disrespectful
Aug 16th, 2011, 04:28 AM
When I watch her game against any top 20 player I find her pretty boring. She seems like a great girl though.

Diesel
Aug 16th, 2011, 04:38 AM
Don't mind her tennis or her personality - neither interests me much, but she's a much needed attraction to the tour.

LH2HBH
Aug 16th, 2011, 05:02 AM
No. You are not.

danieln1
Aug 16th, 2011, 05:03 AM
Hmmm... A hate thread, sign of success here in GM, and overall in the tour... Approaching top 10, haters will carve their way out of their holes.

People are never satisfied, if you don´t have a personality, if you have one, if you do nothing, if you do a lot of things... Petko is a much needed showwoman in the tour, she´s classy, but obviously some people here just complain about everything.

Keep up the good spirits :yeah:

shoparound
Aug 16th, 2011, 05:29 AM
Don't like her victory dances... If Serena or Justine did those I can just imagine the outrage

kris719
Aug 16th, 2011, 05:55 AM
no she's annoying

Natash.
Aug 16th, 2011, 06:01 AM
:lol: Who cares if you are or aren't the only one.

Anyways, she was the nicest player I met at the Sony Ericsson this year. Very nice and talked to all of her fans as soon as she left the court.

onykisses
Aug 16th, 2011, 06:08 AM
no
i hate her dances, it's very ugly towards the opponents she played
i find her very full of herself on court and that is all i see for now i dont care how she is off court if she is full of herself on court

Ian Aberdon
Aug 16th, 2011, 06:17 AM
Petkorazzi ROCKS the WTA. :yeah:

Navratil
Aug 16th, 2011, 06:27 AM
I don't like her technique but still I don't hate her game. It's sometimes spectacular when her game is on.

And her personality: Weather you like her or not but she's an intelligent girl and we should appreciate that!!!

There are not many girls I'd like to see an interview with. But Petko is funny, interesting and honest.

Not as boring as most of the other players who only give their boring PR-answers just to avoid saying something wrong.

So Petko is definitly good for the tour!

Especially in Germany!

Steven.
Aug 16th, 2011, 07:04 AM
always?! bahahaha petko beat her thrashy ass out the door in melbourne how quick you forget?!?!

once again, beating errorpova is hardly an accomplishment. That match was easily one of the worser ones Maria has played all year. It should be pretty telling that she went on to bagel Petkovic twice since.

Maria rocks
Aug 16th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Well she's being a complete bitch to the ballkids during her shitty performance today.

Yeah i noticed that!!! Even the commentator on Eurosport mentioned it. No need of it at all.

Wert.
Aug 16th, 2011, 07:43 AM
I dislike her too.Her nickname is awful,Game Style is awful... :help:

Sammy Stones
Aug 16th, 2011, 07:55 AM
used to really like her. that was before all these months of petkodancing. I realized that if she ever beat sam and danced, I'd want to punch that kid in da face. also, fug style is fug.

Alwaysfan
Aug 16th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Petkovic is funny, talented, good person and will be TOP 5 soon. She brings fresh air to WTA.
COME ON ANDREA!!!!!

azdaja
Aug 16th, 2011, 08:02 AM
i'm a fan even though i don't post in her forum. i don't think she tries hard to be anything - you can say that of caro unfortunately, that cangaroo joke was more than a little bit embarrassing (just be who you are, who cares if people think you're boring). nor do i feel she wants to appeal to everyone and anyone, something i accuse jj of :oh: she does what she does for and with people who like her. arrogance? there are many players who spring to mind when that word is mentioned. she is not one them. and saying that her dances are disrespectful is silly. it's not like she imitates her opponent's routines :oh:

and lol @ people who say she desperately wants to come accross as intelligent and witty. how can you fake intelligence and wits?

Libertango
Aug 16th, 2011, 08:35 AM
there are so many wozniacki hate thread, a petkovic hate thread won't hurt her


So we need to spread the hate?!





:help:

TheHangover
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:13 AM
So we need to spread the hate?!





:help:



:spit: take it easy! i'm not saying that i want to kill her, i'm just saying that i don't like her. people tend to exaggerate things a

bit on this board, i mean we are talking about on court attitude, game style, interviews, youtube videos/blogs/twits, not about the

private life of the player, i'm sure in her life Petkovic is a nice girl, like all the other girls, as far as i know she can be mother

Theresa, but i don't care. So relax we this HATE, here nobody hates nobody, be serious!

Matt01
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:26 AM
So relax we this HATE, here nobody hates nobody, be serious!


Please :lol:

TheHangover
Aug 16th, 2011, 10:02 AM
Please :lol:

:lol::lol: i know, i just wanted to end with style! :angel:

cowmoonski
Aug 16th, 2011, 10:30 AM
She seems like one of those irritating people you lose to in a club match who is obnoxious the entire time -- making bad calls, dancing in between points, talking trash, not focusing, taunting you -- and by the end of the match you're aggrieved because you just lost to someone with abhorrent technique who got under your skin.

But I'm sure she's sweet. :)

Langers
Aug 16th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Yeah I don't like her muich either. She has a really unattractive game too IMO.

Libertango
Aug 16th, 2011, 10:41 AM
:spit: take it easy! i'm not saying that i want to kill her, i'm just saying that i don't like her. people tend to exaggerate things a

bit on this board, i mean we are talking about on court attitude, game style, interviews, youtube videos/blogs/twits, not about the

private life of the player, i'm sure in her life Petkovic is a nice girl, like all the other girls, as far as i know she can be mother

Theresa, but i don't care. So relax we this HATE, here nobody hates nobody, be serious!

Right. Of course.

:tape:

Mistress of Evil
Aug 16th, 2011, 11:11 AM
I have come to be Petko friendly and warmed up to her these few last months :) However, I don't like her tennis wise. She just seem like a nice and cool gal. :yeah:

Patrick345
Aug 16th, 2011, 11:16 AM
So we need to spread the hate?!





:help:

Wozniacki has become boring, now that she sucks. The player needs to be visible and somebody that at least can reach the QF of a major tournament, so the hate can be sustained for awhile. So for now the hate is spread to Snickers, Aga and Petko. :worship:

ZODIAC
Aug 16th, 2011, 11:20 AM
I like Petkovic. She has probably the best athletic body on the WTA tour and she is very personable.
Her attitude is very much reminiscent of people who really want to fit in and go out of their way to show it. I have seen it first hand when I lived in Germany for a few years. She also reminds me of my nephews who were born there, but have the "wrong" last name so they are not really part of the "official" German society despite otherwise blending in perfectly.
Had she been a little more laid back in her attitude, she would make a perfect German, but IMO she overcompensates for her heritage a bit and that trait carries over to her tennis-pro persona.
Overall, unless she plays one of my top faves (Serena, Venus, A-Rad, Lisicki) I root for her.
I enjoy her matches very much and I hope she wins at least a few big titles in her career.this explains the over the top sillyness,she is trying too hard to fit in.:help:overall cant stand her or her ugly game:tape:

furrykitten
Aug 16th, 2011, 11:23 AM
She offers nothing, shes not attractive, neither is her game

laurie
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Come on you lot, I don't think it's necessary to start a thread about disliking a player for irrational reasons only and then everyone else joins in who feels the same way, that herd mentality gets us into trouble.

You might not like a player for whatever reason but I don't see a thread should be started. Free speech is fine but the Moderators should look more closely at things like this.

Siderophyre
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Come on you lot, I don't think it's necessary to start a thread about disliking a player for irrational reasons only and then everyone else joins in who feels the same way, that herd mentality gets us into trouble.

You might not like a player for whatever reason but I don't see a thread should be started. Free speech is fine but the Moderators should look more closely at things like this.

I don't entirely agree. You are right that some reasons for disliking players are irrational, but then so are some reasons for liking them. Sometimes it's hard even to know why you just love one player and couldn't give a shit about another.

Sports leagues and teams live and die by the passion of the fans. And that's love AND hate - look at Arsenal and Spurs in London; the Federer/Nadal love-hate among fans. The WTA seriously needs fans who care enough to have a real opinion about the players. After all it's the players who sell the sport, and it's those individuals that many of us will pay to see.

Huntress55
Aug 16th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Nope not the only one. I dont really care for her, I dont hate her or anything, I just find myself cheering against her more often than not ;)

Mike_T
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:23 PM
The wisecracking gets a bit cheesy sometimes, but if we ever get to see a Petko/Ana sex tape, all will be forgiven.

KBlade
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Eh, I don't mind her as a person, however, I find her irritating on the court. Her service technique is god awful, and her attitude and screaming on the court becomes annoying.

doomsday
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Eh, I don't mind her as a person, however, I find her irritating on the court. Her service technique is god awful, and her attitude and screaming on the court becomes annoying.

Agree with this it's way too masculine, I hate when she hits her chest like men it's not pleasant to see.

davidmario
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:43 PM
she behaved horrible in that gajdo match. she yelled at the umpire CHALLENGGEEEEEE and also she yelled at the ball boys and thats what i really cannot stand

MiiMo
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:48 PM
I really hate her. Don't know why. Poor technique, poor personality, unclassy dances

Excelscior
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Wozniacki has become boring, now that she sucks. The player needs to be visible and somebody that at least can reach the QF of a major tournament, so the hate can be sustained for awhile. So for now the hate is spread to Snickers, Aga and Petko. :worship:

Keep dreaming/wishful thinking, on that quarterfinal in a major. Lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

I didn't know that Petko was a favorite, on the lines of Vika and Woz for a major quarterfinal appearance (with out good fortune)?

OK! SMH

TennisViewer531
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:05 PM
It seems to me that Petkovic is really loved on this forum, but i can't stand her she looks arrogant to me and also egocentric with all her youtube videos, pektorazzi, dance and all that junk. What are your feelings toward her?

she's okay but not my favorite on tour. It's probably just her way of gaining more public attention. Not all players are like Maria Sharapova or Anna Kournikova you know ;)

harloo
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:07 PM
I don't care for her but for some reason I don't dislike her.:lol:

scandic78
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Can't stick her.

Obnoxious egomaniac. Don't like her game either. :wavey:

merryploughbhoy
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Agree with this it's way too masculine, I hate when she hits her chest like men it's not pleasant to see.

I agree, the problem is we're seing more of this barbaric manly behaviour by these so called women on this tour, you would'nt see Wozniacki or Azerenka act in that vile manner.

Steven.
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:13 PM
I agree, the problem is we're seing more of this barbaric manly behaviour by these so called women on this tour, you would'nt see Wozniacki or Azerenka act in that vile manner.

such close-mindedness. Why is it vile to pump herself up in a 'manly' behaviour? Because it's not 'ladylike'? This isn't the 19th century, honey.

I can seriously understand not liking her game ( I don't either :p), but attacking her because of who she is? What she does on and off court isn't anything remotely offensive at all.

Ryan
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:23 PM
I agree, the problem is we're seing more of this barbaric manly behaviour by these so called women on this tour, you would'nt see Wozniacki or Azerenka act in that vile manner.



:spit: Oh god, can we ship you back to the 1940s or something? You're watching women's sports in the 2000s....get used to it.

Beat
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:28 PM
It seems to me that Petkovic is really loved on this forum, but i can't stand her she looks arrogant to me and also egocentric with all her youtube videos, pektorazzi, dance and all that junk. What are your feelings toward her?

my feelings? if you, one of the most annoying posters on this board, don't' like her, then she has to be a great person.

Marionated
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Evidently.

cowmoonski
Aug 16th, 2011, 04:39 PM
such close-mindedness. Why is it vile to pump herself up in a 'manly' behaviour? Because it's not 'ladylike'? This isn't the 19th century, honey.

I can seriously understand not liking her game ( I don't either :p), but attacking her because of who she is? What she does on and off court isn't anything remotely offensive at all.

For real. Who the hell cares if a woman doesn't behave in a "lady like" manner :tape: ?

tennisbum79
Aug 16th, 2011, 04:41 PM
The thread turned out worse than I had thought

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20059590&postcount=13

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20059646&postcount=22

doomsday
Aug 16th, 2011, 06:04 PM
:spit: Oh god, can we ship you back to the 1940s or something? You're watching women's sports in the 2000s....get used to it.

Yep but they are women before all.

Ryan
Aug 16th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Yep but they are women before all.



And your point is? That women have certain characteristics they need to embody or live up to? :rolleyes: I'm all for beautiful, feminine women - but if thats not who someone is, they shouldn't pretend to satisfy your archaic and sexist views.

doomsday
Aug 16th, 2011, 06:12 PM
And your point is? That women have certain characteristics they need to embody or live up to? :rolleyes: I'm all for beautiful, feminine women - but if thats not who someone is, they shouldn't pretend to satisfy your archaic and sexist views.

I don't see atp players giving kisses to the crowd after their wins, don't tell me you wouldn't be surprised if some players start doing this. I don't know I don't like this attitude of hers, way too masculine.

*JR*
Aug 16th, 2011, 07:39 PM
Come on you lot, I don't think it's necessary to start a thread about disliking a player for irrational reasons only and then everyone else joins in who feels the same way, that herd mentality gets us into trouble.

You might not like a player for whatever reason but I don't see a thread should be started. Free speech is fine but the Moderators should look more closely at things like this.
:confused:

No, and FWIW, I absolutely love Andreja, aka Petko, etc. But I find what you said above (that cheering threads are fine, "rational" or not, but "dissing threads" aren't) offensive to every principle of freedom of opinion I hold dear. (You want to live in a dictatorsip, be... my... guest) :rolleyes:

cowmoonski
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:13 PM
I don't see atp players giving kisses to the crowd after their wins, don't tell me you wouldn't be surprised if some players start doing this. I don't know I don't like this attitude of hers, way too masculine.

There would be nothing wrong with a male player blowing kisses to the crowd :shrug: .

Libertango
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:30 PM
^Didn't Agassi do it after every win?

Sam.
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:32 PM
I just know i don't like her ridiculous dance at all

tennisbum79
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:32 PM
^Didn't Agassi do it after every win?
Yes. Four times, one on each side of the stands.

TheHangover
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:39 PM
my feelings? if you, one of the most annoying posters on this board, don't' like her, then she has to be a great person.

:hug:

pla
Aug 16th, 2011, 10:50 PM
And your point is? That women have certain characteristics they need to embody or live up to? :rolleyes: I'm all for beautiful, feminine women - but if thats not who someone is, they shouldn't pretend to satisfy your archaic and sexist views.

How exactly behaving in a polite, well educated manner, which excludes chest bumping, screaming and being rude, is archaic and sexist?

shrOOf
Aug 16th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Petko gets bashed all the time, it's obvious that you aren't the only one who doesn't like her :shrug: :wavey:....

Brad[le]y.
Aug 17th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Keep dreaming/wishful thinking, on that quarterfinal in a major. Lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

I didn't know that Petko was a favorite, on the lines of Vika and Woz for a major quarterfinal appearance (with out good fortune)?

OK! SMHShe made the QFs of AO and RG this year; are those not real majors? :p

Excelscior
Aug 17th, 2011, 02:07 AM
She made the QFs of AO and RG this year; are those not real majors? :p

Sure are.

Let's see how she does at the Open, and back to Oz in 2012 (after not making the quarterfinal at Wimby)?

Ryan
Aug 17th, 2011, 04:10 AM
How exactly behaving in a polite, well educated manner, which excludes chest bumping, screaming and being rude, is archaic and sexist?


There's nothing wrong with wanting people to act that way; but he was directly implying that because they are women they shouldn't act that way. Saying a woman shouldn't hit her chest, fist pump, scream - and should be "ladylike" - is very much archaic and sexist, especially since you're watching athletes. It's not like he just said "I wish she'd be more composed"; it was pretty much saying that no woman should be allowed to act the way a male athlete does.

Brad[le]y.
Aug 17th, 2011, 04:58 AM
I don't see atp players giving kisses to the crowd after their wins, don't tell me you wouldn't be surprised if some players start doing this. I don't know I don't like this attitude of hers, way too masculine.do you live in the 1920s? :spit:

ZODIAC
Aug 17th, 2011, 06:48 AM
she wants to be liked too badly....

thegreendestiny
Aug 17th, 2011, 07:16 AM
I don't like her myself :shrug:

Elenarulez
Aug 17th, 2011, 10:43 AM
And your point is? That women have certain characteristics they need to embody or live up to? :rolleyes: I'm all for beautiful, feminine women - but if thats not who someone is, they shouldn't pretend to satisfy your archaic and sexist views.

This!

Elenarulez
Aug 17th, 2011, 10:44 AM
I don't see atp players giving kisses to the crowd after their wins, don't tell me you wouldn't be surprised if some players start doing this. I don't know I don't like this attitude of hers, way too masculine.

:tape::help:

homogenius
Aug 17th, 2011, 10:51 AM
I like her.She's a smart player and really worked hard to improve.I think she's a good addition to the top10/20

merryploughbhoy
Aug 17th, 2011, 12:37 PM
This!

Thats no surprise coming from something with an avatar like you're one. The whole point I made was relating to how normal people would see It, not the following of WTA with lets face it is, has a certain cult/ilk of hardcore fans - you know what i'm talking about lol File your type under 'perverse'

Galang
Aug 17th, 2011, 12:41 PM
she wants to be liked too badly....

exactly. nobody likes a try-hard

BepaMaria
Aug 17th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Well she's Vera's bitch, so I don't really mind her presence on the tour, though I can't say that I like her.

ZODIAC
Aug 17th, 2011, 12:47 PM
I like her.She's a smart player and really worked hard to improve.I think she's a good addition to the top10/20
she is a ballbasher:pshe just hit the ball hard and has a big mouth.She always loses to Aga because the polish is smarter than her...if you choose to be a ballbasher be the best ballbasher..good example was against Pervak at Wimbledon.:rolleyes:

pov
Aug 17th, 2011, 06:26 PM
What are your feelings toward her?
From what I've seen of her, I think she's got a great attitude - she rocks!!!

pov
Aug 17th, 2011, 06:27 PM
she wants to be liked too badly....
You're a very poor judge of character.

shoparound
Aug 17th, 2011, 09:05 PM
But seriously, she does have an interesting personality.
gedWpR7soz8

Bayo
Aug 21st, 2011, 02:01 AM
To counter this thread, Pam Shriver is totally in love with Petkovic.

How many times will she tell that story about Andrea playing tennis with her daughter?

So Disrespectful
Aug 21st, 2011, 02:44 AM
Was anyone else annoyed by the way she celebrated that point in the first set? :tape:

duhcity
Aug 21st, 2011, 02:48 AM
ESPN has a point here. Have to admire Petkovic for going at it if she feels fine. Plenty of players would withdraw or retire at the slightest discomfort.

shoparound
Aug 21st, 2011, 02:54 AM
Was anyone else annoyed by the way she celebrated that point in the first set? :tape:

I was! It was pretty annoying

ptkten
Aug 21st, 2011, 02:57 AM
I think ESPN is a little bit over the top. If you're injured and you don't play a match 10 days before the U.S. Open it doesn't mean you have bad character, it means you're being smart.

That said, I think Petkovic's personality is good for the tour, I certainly don't dislike her.

duhcity
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
ESPN interviewing Petko after the loss :lol:

Bayo
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:09 AM
ESPN interviewing Petko after the loss :lol:

For realz. Pamela is crushing.

PLP
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:13 AM
ESPN has a point here. Have to admire Petkovic for going at it if she feels fine. Plenty of players would withdraw or retire at the slightest discomfort.

I agree, it definitely is a rarity on tour these days.
So much love for Andrea. :hearts:

young_gunner913
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:30 AM
Good on her to play through the pain but my goodness, her celebrations in the game she held in the second set were ridiculous. In a few months, she might start to rival Ivanovic.

moby
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:42 AM
I like her, but I can see how her personality can be too big for a lot of people.

DOUBLEFIST
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:46 AM
I like her. She could be good for the game.

Jeff
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:31 AM
I don't see Petkovic as egocentric. I just think she recognizes her fans, and in general, recognizes that as viewers, people like entertainment. I don't think she does her dances in poor sportsmanship, rather, just a way to entertain the crowd. She seems like she would be cool to hang out with.

Joey Darling
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:53 AM
I don't dislike her, nor do I hate her... Sure, she can be a bit much at times, but to see someone that happy, and that excited about winning... It's a good thing for the tour.

AnomyBC
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:31 AM
I find her to be pretty annoying at times, and I usually root against her, but she does have a personality, which I guess is a good thing for the tour. I mean, it would be boring if every player was likeable. People need players to root against sometimes too... especially now that Henin is gone and Serena probably only has a few more years left :)

smarties
Aug 21st, 2011, 01:15 PM
ESPN interviewing Petko after the loss :lol:

:rolleyes: They're so far up her ass it's not even funny...

TheAllan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 08:05 PM
This reads like a tribute thread with so much unqualified hate. I've seen better outbursts directed at Sara Errani. Only one or two came even remotely close to a well-articulated tear-down screed. Andrea can almost consider this a pad on the back.

Her attempts at humour may be slightly awkward at times, but I still like the rare mixture of intelligence, self-deprecation, and self-confidence she often displays. I think she realizes some of the absurdities of professional sports, while still managing to take it very seriously as a competitor. Most of the time.

borrowedheaven
Aug 22nd, 2011, 08:35 PM
I like her, but I can see how her personality can be too big for a lot of people.

This.

Siderophyre
Aug 22nd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Well I like her a hell of a lot more after she played that match injured and her comments after. She made Nole look like a fucking pussy.

ZODIAC
Aug 22nd, 2011, 09:13 PM
she is just obnoxious and annoying..cant stand her loud mouth ,ball bashing,disrespectful dance and ugly outfits.

Jakeev
Aug 22nd, 2011, 09:38 PM
Hmm I guess all the women should just be boring and stone faced and that way if they try showing any kind of personality on court they wont be considered "loud, disrespectful, arrogant and annoying"

I swear people on this board need to get over it or find another sport.....

@little levity
Aug 22nd, 2011, 10:48 PM
I think she's the Julia Roberts of the WTA tour. I'm baffled why so many people dislike her, she's charming, funny, engaging, humble, delightful, adorable, delectable, enjoyable, refreshing, thrilling, enchanting, beautiful, congenial, heavenly.....need I go on?

ZODIAC
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:23 PM
I think she's the Julia Roberts of the WTA tour. I'm baffled why so many people dislike her, she's charming, funny, engaging, humble, delightful, adorable, delectable, enjoyable, refreshing, thrilling, enchanting, beautiful, congenial, heavenly.....need I go on?
thats what the media tells you:rolleyes:

@little levity
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:46 PM
thats what the media tells you:rolleyes:

No it's not. I'll tell you why, shall I? (Yes, I hear you shout)

I met her one time when I was on holiday in Germany. At first I wasn't sure if it was her or not. If you haven't seen Andrea in real-life, well, she looks entirely different than she does on tour. For a start she's very athletic and strikingly beautiful. I don't think she comes across on TV, for me she could be a supermodel, easily. So, like I said, I was on holiday in Germany and I literally bumped into her. I was sitting at a cafe enjoying a Cappuccino and Jammy Dodger (I bring them with me when I go on holiday, you can never get and I've tried everywhere) anyway, she was walking by and I dropped my copy of Ace tennis magazine. To be honest, I was just looking at the pictures, because it was a German copy and I can't speak German.

She stopped, picked up the magazine and handed it to me, 'Danke' I said. She smiled (she has beautiful teeth, not as god as Hingis's but nonetheless, sparkling). OMG you're Annnn Annnnddd Annnndrrrr, I could barely get the words out. She laughed and asked could she sit? Of course I said (my father had gone to the toilet 10 minutes earlier, he has terrible bowel problems presently, he's 71 year-old. I took him to Germany, he wanted to go there because he hadn't been back since the war)

Andrea sat down and chatted for what seemed like ages. She was the most warmest, engaging sports pesonality I had ever met, even more so than Paula Creamer and that's saying something! We talked about tennis and most things in general. She's very witty. I'd say she's the Lily Tomlin of the WTA.

I just hope you get the chance to meet her like I did and you'd change your point of view.

Bonfire
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:52 PM
I kind of :hearts: Petkovic. She is good for the tour. And her on-court antics are good natured and humorous imho. Nothing to really complain about if you ask me.

Raiden
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:53 PM
Well I like her a hell of a lot more after she played that match injured and her comments after. She made Nole look like a fucking pussy.Nole is a fucking pussy (proved that by quittin in a tournament final just the other day :lol:

@little levity
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:58 PM
BTW....I know many people will be worried. My father came back from the toilet and when we returned home he has since been diagnosed with IBS.