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Apr 30th, 2014 11:39 PM
shap_half
Re: Has the WTA fandom affected personal relationships?

So this happened during the USO final between Nadal and Djokovic. It was a Monday so I was doing my freelance work at a cafe, but I started streaming the match on my laptop as I was there with a couple of friends. I had my head phones on, and there was one really, really long point that just would never end, and eventually Djokovic (my favorite on the ATP) won the point, and I literally let out a massive COME ON! and jolted up from my seat. The entire cafe was completely, completely startled. I was getting evil looks, people were laughing, the manager at the time (who has become my friend because I went here so often) got a little irritated, and my two friends, who were sitting right next to me, were so tragically terrified because they just heard a super loud noise come out of nowhere. One of them was so pissed off, he didn't talk to me for two days. I had to finally buy him a cocktail to make up for it. It was funny.
May 18th, 2013 04:54 AM
nathanj594
Re: Has the WTA fandom affected personal relationships?

There was this little basic bitch back in high school who was the ultimate "bandwagoner" that would root for every single person who is ranked number one at that time if their name wasn't Williams. It started with Ana and moved on to JJ, Sharapova, Caro, Kim, and lately before I finally got out of that dreaded concrete dungeon, Vika. Whenever Wimbledon blew around she'd root for Petra or anyone who played Serena in the draw. The problem with her was that she relentlessly never seemed to accept that her shit stank when I fought back with her. Ultimately, look at today. It was so funny looking back. It got heated a few times. Really heated sometimes. Every time Serena would win she'd accuse cheating or getting lucky, or...something else; and I'll never forget this encounter:

Australia 2009
Me: Hey! Did you catch that final last night? Pretty awesome stuff, huh?

Basic Bitch: No! It was an absolute mockery of tennis! I cannot believe that that COW would treat another player like that on the court!!!

M: Ummm....You mean Serena? What did she do...?
BB: She treated poor little Safina like a common punching bag! It was despicable! She needs to go have her head examined!
M: For what, exactly?
BB: For acting like a brute to everyone!
M: So...she should go to a shrink to get checked for...winning?
BB: It's the way that she does it! She's so relentless! I mean, honestly. How can the fans of this so called woman even call themselves tennis fans. They should go watch rugby or hockey instead. It would have less impactful brutishness than what happened to Dinara last night from that [bleep]!

**teacher overhears**...btw: The teacher's black...
Teacher: :O [Insert Basic Bitch's name here]!!!! Did you just say what I thought you said?
Me: Yep.

**while teacher escorts her to the office**
BB: I HOPE SHE BRAKES HER FUCKING LEG OFF AND NEVER STEPS FOOT ON A TENNIS COURT EVER AGAIN!!!!

Well, in the long-run, I win! And after that craziness happened, I tried to keep conversational interactions with her to a bare minimum. Talk about being impassioned...
Feb 2nd, 2013 11:41 AM
August
Re: Anyone else drive their family mad with their tennis watching?

So far it hasn't but I couldn't imagine dating a Sharapova fangirl.
Feb 2nd, 2013 11:30 AM
Potapovushina
Re: Has the WTA fandom affected personal relationships?

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Originally Posted by Cajka View Post
He supports her, but I'd say that he doesn't have much respect for her. He predicted her slump right after RG title.
Why?
Feb 2nd, 2013 01:29 AM
darrinbaker00
Re: Anyone else drive their family mad with their tennis watching?

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Originally Posted by AnnieIWillKnow View Post
That's nothing - during the Olympics I would have one match on the TV, one on my laptop and one on my phone. Loved the BBC's coverage
I like my dog, but if I had done that, I would have been sleeping with her. I know where my boundaries are.
Feb 2nd, 2013 12:47 AM
Cajka
Re: Has the WTA fandom affected personal relationships?

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Originally Posted by Lesborah View Post
Hopefully for his sake he is not an Ivanovic fan.
He supports her, but I'd say that he doesn't have much respect for her. He predicted her slump right after RG title.
Feb 1st, 2013 11:15 PM
debby
Re: Has the WTA fandom affected personal relationships?

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Originally Posted by Cajka View Post
No, people around me love tennis. My father calls me when he on the train to ask me about results and to talk about tennis even tho we don't even live together anymore.
Hopefully for his sake he is not an Ivanovic fan.
Feb 1st, 2013 08:37 PM
Cajka
Re: Has the WTA fandom affected personal relationships?

No, people around me love tennis. My father calls me when he on the train to ask me about results and to talk about tennis even tho we don't even live together anymore.
Feb 1st, 2013 08:28 PM
Doully
Re: Has the WTA fandom affected personal relationships?

I suppose this is a good thread as any. Was quite tipsy last night in a bar with friends when This is Love by Will.I.Am and Eva Simmons came on. NONE of us could remember the female vocalist. I blurted out Eva Asderaki and everyone totally bought it

Truly a reflection of my time on TF
Feb 1st, 2013 03:46 PM
Roookie
Re: Has the WTA fandom affected personal relationships?

I've made my family get into tennis but only ATP they do not care the slightlest for woman tennis despite all my efforts
Feb 1st, 2013 01:02 PM
Maria rocks
Re: Anyone else drive their family mad with their tennis watching?

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Originally Posted by Alan1991 View Post
That doesn't sound sad, that sound amazing. I wish I could have grand slam sleepovers
Ha ha and me. Its usually just me watching it on my own at 3am or whatever.
Feb 1st, 2013 01:00 PM
Alan1991
Re: Anyone else drive their family mad with their tennis watching?

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Originally Posted by Cosmic Voices View Post
I get in so much trouble (even now at 21 when I'm just home from uni for the holidays )
mainly its because I'm watching tennis is some ridiculous timezone and I'd still be awake at like 4am with my eyes like as I'm staring at my laptop. I once shouted out a big KAMAN accidentally, and in terms of daytime tennis, my dad has one rule and one rule only: if Masha vs Vika is on then I have to watch them on volume 2

other thank that, when I'm in uni I can watch tennis at w/e time I want which is pretty great.
and me and my friend have had (sounds sad/hilarious) grand slam sleepovers where we alternate between each others houses and watch the rounds as they progress throughout the night
That doesn't sound sad, that sounds amazing. I wish I could have grand slam sleepovers
Feb 1st, 2013 12:40 PM
Maria rocks
Re: Anyone else drive their family mad with their tennis watching?

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Originally Posted by M.M View Post
The first match that me and my family watched together was the Henin-Sharapova 2007 YEC final . I remember having a hard time getting them all together. Since then they understand me all the time when I wake up early in the morning or stay up late .
My body clock has only just recovered after the Australian open
Feb 1st, 2013 12:38 PM
Mr.Sharapova
Re: Anyone else drive their family mad with their tennis watching?

The first match that me and my family watched together was the Henin-Sharapova 2007 YEC final . I remember having a hard time getting them all together. Since then they understand me all the time when I wake up early in the morning or stay up late .
Feb 1st, 2013 12:35 PM
Maria rocks
Re: Anyone else drive their family mad with their tennis watching?

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Originally Posted by AnnieIWillKnow View Post
That's nothing - during the Olympics I would have one match on the TV, one on my laptop and one on my phone. Loved the BBC's coverage
Oh and me!!! The BBC'S coverage of sport is awesome. Their coverage of Wimbledon is just superb i hope they never lose the rights to that. If it moved over to sky it would be a disaster with all those adverts ruining it.
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