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Feb 1st, 2013 04:13 AM
n1_and_uh_noone
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

I don't care what anyone says. This girl has star quality. She just lights up the screen, and I don't just mean with her perfect smile and well-defined features.
Feb 1st, 2013 03:28 AM
guichard
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by stegall View Post
meh I wouldn't take Ellen shading Serena too seriously. She's a comedian and Serena's been on her show twice before..But anyway when is the CNN interview?
Here is the CNN interview http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...s-aus-open.cnn
Feb 1st, 2013 02:08 AM
JLG
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

Lookin at that pic right....of lil bitty Serena next to giant Jennifer, and for her to just tweet that she's seen enough of her to last a lifetime makes me chuckle
Feb 1st, 2013 02:08 AM
brickhousesupporter
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by dragonflies View Post
There are 2 points that brickhoussuporter raised in the comparisons: youngest ever to reach the top 10 and fastest to come out of the block and beating a bunch of top 10 players.


Capriati took the first, Serena took the second.


"The youngest ever" ones that you mentioned in your post was NOT the point that originally raised by them and was debated. It was understandable, due to Capriati went full force at a later age due to her father's pushing. Hingis also set a bunch of records of youngest ever. But those were the main reason for burning out, not to be encouraged, hence the age restriction rules.




Personally, I found a youngster came out and started beating top players right at once is more impressive at showed with Serena and Seles both of whom are in the discussion of The Greatest of All Time, while Capriati and Hingis, while great, are certainly many cuts below.
I never said youngest anything.......
Feb 1st, 2013 02:03 AM
Deestruction
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

Sloane is a very sweet girl and great personality. I saw her Tennisography as well and fell in love with her. Shes amazing!!!!
Feb 1st, 2013 02:01 AM
Deestruction
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by Helen Lawson View Post
Let me tell you a true story. I was a big Steffi fan. Nervous during matches, hated when she lost, etc. Thought Monica was Satan before she got stabbed, and sadly did not appreciate Monica at that time. Another story for another day.

Anyway, so Steffi is making her way back on tour in late '98 and of course I'm watching the Indian Wells final in '99 and am of course nervous because this Serena character is really taking it to Steffi. WTH? Serena is down a break in the third set and with a bad knee. Fine, girl took it to Steffi but thankfully she has faded. But she didn't! Bitch comes back and wins. Against my girl!! WTH, X100. I was not happy at all. So, I've been watching this with one of the fags I'm usually stuck with who rarely watches tennis, and Serena is making her speech about how she now knows what it's like to be on a roll (having won Paris Indoors the previous week). So my fag says that Steffi has been on a roll her whole career and why begrudge this young girl her roll? And you know what? He was right! So I turned it around and was happy for the teen Serena and her "roll" and have been a fan ever since, and appreciated her gutsy moves against my gal in that match and her fighting spirit. I'm not sure getting to the SF of the Australian Open is equivalent to winning Indian Wells over Steffi, but let this girl have her chance in the sun and go on a few talk shows! This could be the highpoint in her career which she should enjoy now, or a hint of thing to come like with Serena in '99.
Girl PREEEEEACH!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 1st, 2013 01:56 AM
Deestruction
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by thegreendestiny View Post
Venus made Serena so stfu.
What is this fuckery?

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Originally Posted by vixter View Post
But he's right in a way, Venus made Serena. Venus is the older sister. She paved the way. Serena wanted to be everything Venus was and ordered the same food as her at restaurants. If Venus had stopped tennis at 15 to work at KFC, Serena would have done the same.
Age has nothing to do with it. Venus couldnt beat the badass mouth Hingis in that semi final. Serena was the one who stop this bitch from winning another title in the us open. She was the first african american since Athea Gibson in 1959. Serena was the first african american to win austrailian open and french open. Serena was clocking out bitches before they even got recognized. So NO to Venus making Serena. Serena had the balls and the fire to snatch their wigs and put them into her collection. Venus was so jealous of serena the fact that she hingis and she didnt. If you looked at her reaction during the match. It says it all. I love Venus too and i grew up loving both sisters, but what you just said was pure BS.
Feb 1st, 2013 01:55 AM
gbenga
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by dragonflies View Post



Did you even read my posts earlier and understood them, at all
?


Like it or not, stats that I pulled out was in the record book, not from one's arbitrary bias ( definitely from yours
). And they certainly didn't count qualification draws, whether you like it or not, especially they didn't desperately count a few " the testing water tournaments" of a small stick figure 13yo Serena 2 years before she started on tour.
Please stop arguing with that individual. His failed posts and threads are legendary. He thinks that Serena was not good enough because she lost her first professional match at age 13
Feb 1st, 2013 01:54 AM
dragonflies
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by Helen Lawson View Post
Let me tell you a true story. I was a big Steffi fan. Nervous during matches, hated when she lost, etc. Thought Monica was Satan before she got stabbed, and sadly did not appreciate Monica at that time. Another story for another day.

Anyway, so Steffi is making her way back on tour in late '98 and of course I'm watching the Indian Wells final in '99 and am of course nervous because this Serena character is really taking it to Steffi. WTH? Serena is down a break in the third set and with a bad knee. Fine, girl took it to Steffi but thankfully she has faded. But she didn't! Bitch comes back and wins. Against my girl!! WTH, X100. I was not happy at all. So, I've been watching this with one of the fags I'm usually stuck with who rarely watches tennis, and Serena is making her speech about how she now knows what it's like to be on a roll (having won Paris Indoors the previous week). So my fag says that Steffi has been on a roll her whole career and why begrudge this young girl her roll? And you know what? He was right! So I turned it around and was happy for the teen Serena and her "roll" and have been a fan ever since, and appreciated her gutsy moves against my gal in that match and her fighting spirit. I'm not sure getting to the SF of the Australian Open is equivalent to winning Indian Wells over Steffi, but let this girl have her chance in the sun and go on a few talk shows! This could be the highpoint in her career which she should enjoy now, or a hint of thing to come like with Serena in '99.





I got the same feeling.

At the late 80s, I was tired of Navratilova and Everts beating everyone 6-1, 6-2 and all the tournaments were started basically from the quaterfinals, then I was rooting hard for Steffi. I was very pleased with her dominated 88 season. Then suddenly Monica Seles came out from nowhere and took it to Steffi as she was winning 4 of the 5 biggest tournies of the years ( 3 Slams minus Wimbledon plus YEC as known as Virginia Slims), then I really disliked Monica Seles. Even her name irritated me and I was really rooting for Steffi every time. Then the stabbing came. Seles disappeared and Graf started to dominated. Then I really missed Seles on tour until she came back in 95 looking a lot chubbier.



Erh, I think I stop here, this thread was supposed to be about Sloane and thanks to desander06, suddenly derailed.
Feb 1st, 2013 01:41 AM
Helen Lawson
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

Let me tell you a true story. I was a big Steffi fan. Nervous during matches, hated when she lost, etc. Thought Monica was Satan before she got stabbed, and sadly did not appreciate Monica at that time. Another story for another day.

Anyway, so Steffi is making her way back on tour in late '98 and of course I'm watching the Indian Wells final in '99 and am of course nervous because this Serena character is really taking it to Steffi. WTH? Serena is down a break in the third set and with a bad knee. Fine, girl took it to Steffi but thankfully she has faded. But she didn't! Bitch comes back and wins. Against my girl!! WTH, X100. I was not happy at all. So, I've been watching this with one of the fags I'm usually stuck with who rarely watches tennis, and Serena is making her speech about how she now knows what it's like to be on a roll (having won Paris Indoors the previous week). So my fag says that Steffi has been on a roll her whole career and why begrudge this young girl her roll? And you know what? He was right! So I turned it around and was happy for the teen Serena and her "roll" and have been a fan ever since, and appreciated her gutsy moves against my gal in that match and her fighting spirit. I'm not sure getting to the SF of the Australian Open is equivalent to winning Indian Wells over Steffi, but let this girl have her chance in the sun and go on a few talk shows! This could be the highpoint in her career which she should enjoy now, or a hint of thing to come like with Serena in '99.
Feb 1st, 2013 01:14 AM
iWill
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by dsanders06 View Post
Again, this is all merely a technicality. Serena defeated all those top players in her first "main draw" tournaments because she wasn't good enough to even beat the world #150 when she attempted to qualify for her first maindraw; Capriati not only qualified for her first attempted maindraw, she went onto beat top players, at the age when Serena was failing to even qualify for the draws in the first place.



Thank you for revealing that, when you say "delusion", you mean a fact that you dislike. Maria DID reach the top 10 at an earlier age than Serena did (despite Serena doing it "sooner after joining" or whatever technicality nonsense Brickhouse was saying ), that is simply a fact And no, that doesn't mean I think she's "better" than Serena, I was simply correcting the poster when he so misleadingly claimed Serena reached the top 10 "quicker" than anyone else.
Glad you know her place.
Feb 1st, 2013 01:12 AM
dragonflies
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by dsanders06 View Post
Again, this is all merely a technicality. Serena defeated all those top players in her first "main draw" tournaments because she wasn't good enough to even beat the world #150 when she attempted to qualify for her first maindraw; Capriati not only qualified for her first attempted maindraw, she went onto beat top players, at the age when Serena was failing to even qualify for the draws in the first place.



Thank you for revealing that, when you say "delusion", you mean a fact that you dislike. Maria DID reach the top 10 at an earlier age than Serena did (despite Serena doing it "sooner after joining" or whatever technicality nonsense Brickhouse was saying ), that is simply a fact And no, that doesn't mean I think she's "better" than Serena, I was simply correcting the poster when he so misleadingly claimed Serena reached the top 10 "quicker" than anyone else.






Did you even read my posts earlier and understood them, at all
?


Like it or not, stats that I pulled out was in the record book, not from one's arbitrary bias ( definitely from yours
). And they certainly didn't count qualification draws, whether you like it or not, especially they didn't desperately count a few " the testing water tournaments" of a small stick figure 13yo Serena 2 years before she started on tour.
Feb 1st, 2013 12:59 AM
dsanders06
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by dragonflies View Post

Serena was recorded as the the lowest-ranked player in the open era to defeat two top 10 opponents in one tournament at the youngest age at 16yo
. In her first ever main draw, ranked world no. 304, she upset world no. 7 Mary Pierce and world no. 4 Monica Seles, in her second main draw, as a qualifier ranked world no. 96, she defeated world no. 3 Davenport in the quarterfinals. Williams made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open, where she defeated sixth-seeded Irina Spīrlea in the first round, before losing to sister Venus in the second round in the sisters' first professional match.[18]..
Again, this is all merely a technicality. Serena defeated all those top players in her first "main draw" tournaments because she wasn't good enough to even beat the world #150 when she attempted to qualify for her first maindraw; Capriati not only qualified for her first attempted maindraw, she went onto beat top players, at the age when Serena was failing to even qualify for the draws in the first place.

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Originally Posted by I_Will2 View Post
There is not enough time in the world for us to un-delude dsanders06 about his fave.
Thank you for revealing that, when you say "delusion", you mean a fact that you dislike. Maria DID reach the top 10 at an earlier age than Serena did (despite Serena doing it "sooner after joining" or whatever technicality nonsense Brickhouse was saying ), that is simply a fact And no, that doesn't mean I think she's "better" than Serena, I was simply correcting the poster when he so misleadingly claimed Serena reached the top 10 "quicker" than anyone else.
Feb 1st, 2013 12:54 AM
dragonflies
Re: Sloane Stephens on CNN & Ellen Show today

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Originally Posted by homogenius View Post
wrong.dsanders is right (for once), Serena is no match for JCap in this kind of comparisons.Take a look at her first year on tour :

First event : youngest player ever to reach a final (at 13 y.o)and scores her first top10 win.3rd event played : beat Sanchez (#5)and loses to navratilova in the final.After 3 events she get her first rank : #25 !().1 month later : youngest ever player to reach the FO SF (loses to Seles).Then youngest ever to be seeded in a GC (#12 at Wimbly).Then win her first title (4th youngest ever)and finally reaches the top10 (once again, youngest ever at 14 y.o), qualifies for the YEC (youngest ever) and ends her first season ranked #8.




There are 2 points that brickhoussuporter raised in the comparisons: youngest ever to reach the top 10 and fastest to come out of the block and beating a bunch of top 10 players.


Capriati took the first, Serena took the second.


"The youngest ever" ones that you mentioned in your post was NOT the point that originally raised by them and was debated. It was understandable, due to Capriati went full force at a later age due to her father's pushing. Hingis also set a bunch of records of youngest ever. But those were the main reason for burning out, not to be encouraged, hence the age restriction rules.




Personally, I found a youngster came out and started beating top players right at once is more impressive at showed with Serena and Seles both of whom are in the discussion of The Greatest of All Time, while Capriati and Hingis, while great, are certainly many cuts below.
Feb 1st, 2013 12:36 AM
iWill
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Originally Posted by NashaMasha View Post
dsanders06 you've just stirred up an anthill of Willitards especially with the last name in your last sentence It's not gonna be good
There is not enough time in the world for us to un-delude dsanders06 about his fave.
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