Jan 26th, 2002, 01:02 PM
Itīs pathetic! How some people always find something to be disgruntled about, on such a day like this. A glorious day for both victor and defeated! You should be ashamed if you let your personal antipathy towards someone spoil the great tennis and sportsmanship that actually was executed today!
Congrats to Jenn, who always is a true champion, and congrats to Martina, who has come back to the tour with a vengeance!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Jan 26th, 2002, 01:04 PM
Great post! ITA! Both players are to be commended playing in the sweltering heat.
Jan 26th, 2002, 01:15 PM
Thanks! By the way, I donīt think that foul language, overreactions and racket breaking are what affects the kids in a negative way (as been suggested by other posters on other threads), itīs the way people not for their lives can perceive anything but the wrongs of other people.:sad:
Jan 26th, 2002, 01:38 PM
it was a great match and those who are making the worst comments are the one's who are sore losers 'coz in the first place their favorites didn't even manage to get to the finals.
congrats to jenn and better luck next time Marti!!!!:angel: :bounce: :kiss:
Jan 26th, 2002, 02:30 PM
both players showed in their speeches that they really respect each other and so should we. they both gave really their best and they kept fighting til the end.
maybe jen said some things, which she shouldn't have said and Martina shouldn't have broken that racket out there - but emotions are also a part of tennis. in my opinion this is what makes all those player's special - they can't just win or lose without showing any emotions.
maybe we shouldn't judge if this behaviour was wrong or right or whatever - we don't know what it's like - playing at the centre court in front of so many people, the pressure of the media, the pressure you put on yourself, being nervous and also afraid of loosing.....
Jan 26th, 2002, 03:26 PM
Personally I think behaviour on the court is quite unaccountable from the personality off the court. People change when in competitive situations because they want to win and because they care so much. Without these behaviours it would look like the players were just going about a normal match, but it wasn't, it was a grand slam final which was going to show important revelations about their characters to the rest of the tour.
By the hitting of rackets and swearing, we know that they are human and maybe we can all relate to that in some way.
Brilliant match, well worth the 2 hours sleep :)