Originally Posted by Chrissie-fan
I'm not so interested in who's classy and who's not. I'm ok with players showing some emotion, be it positive or negative emotion, be it happiness or anger. No problem for me. Besides, GMers should be the last people to talk about such things and point an accusing finger at anyone.
But be that as it may - people often say what a great competitor Vika is. To be fair to the girl - yes, she is, when a) she's confident because she's on her game, and b) when she's up against another big name like Serena, Maria, Li or Petra and she knows beforehand that she's going to get a tough match. But when she's not on her game and she's up against a lower ranked player that she expects to beat in no time, and things don't go her way she gets frustrated and panics quite easily. And Vika is no Connors, McEnroe or Serena. She doesn't play better when frustrated - she plays worse. This is a big difference with someone like Maria. No matter who she's up against, scrub or all time great - no matter what the score is, Maria always keeps giving it her all and each point is like a match point to her. Doesn't matter if she's 6-0/4-0 in front or 0-6/0-4 behind.
I cannot possibly explain with words how much I needed to read a post from you.
I have froth at the mouth (I had to google how to say this!) at how furious I am at what I'm reading on GM.
The amount of retardness in there isn't imaginable for the human brain. I wasn't so mad since the infamous OG final match thread.