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Old Feb 6th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Dubaï or not DubaÏ, that's the question

From her return from Australia, Marion is sick : "A viral laryngitis". It means no train, only bed.

As expected, IMG called Marion in order to be an alternate to Maria Sharapova in Paris. But she can't play at the moment. That's why IMG called after her Jelena Jankovic who agreed to play Paris.

She'll fly to Dubaï next wednesday and will take the decision to play or not.

Other new : Jean Gachassin who is about to be the next fft boss on sunday wants to have a discussion with Marion's father.
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Bad news
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Sick again Oh dear.... She has no luck.
Hope she withdraws from Dubai if she doesn't feel ready. Better to get prepared for Monterrey I would say.
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Hey,FFT...........Here's a thought:You might want to use your BEST player instead of your THIRD-best player,whose talent is rapidly fading,in a crucial Fed Cup tie.Mauresmo's only win over Pennetta came almost 3 years ago and Flavia has now whupped her two straight times at major events.......OH,BUT LOOK!Marion actually has a winning H2H vs. Flavia!Too bad she wasn't available....Pretty soon these FFT Vichy cowards are gonna realize how fickle the fans can be;they're gonna demand better results than 1st-round eliminations from the Fed Cup crown.How much crow will they have to swallow when they plead with Marion to join the team??....Of course,there's STILL a mathematical chance of a French comeback tomorrow but,unless they pull off this miracle,my reaction will be VAMOS,MARION!!
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Marion is in a better shape and she started to train yesterday. Hope she will be at her peak for DubaÏ.
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Nicolas Escudé's reaction after French team defeat : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2...r-la-tete.html
One question concerns Marion Bartoli. He confirms that she was sick. And he's still closing the door to her father.

Est-ce que l'absence de Marion Bartoli a pesé ?
Quand on voit l'état physique de Marion Bartoli qui a été au lit pendant une semaine à son retour d'Australie, ce n'est pas sûr que sa présence nous aurait avantagés. Bien sûr, qu'avec Marion dans l'équipe, on serait d'autant plus forts. Mais tout le monde connaît les problèmes de son mode de fonctionnement. Il n'y a rien à ajouter. La porte n'est pas fermée, mais je ne bougerai pas d'un iota. Il est hors de question que je fonctionne avec les venues des coaches privés. Si je fais venir son père, les autres joueuses peuvent demander à faire venir leur coach ou leur mari et c'est la foire du Trône.
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Nicolas Escudé's reaction after French team defeat : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2...r-la-tete.html
One question concerns Marion Bartoli. He confirms that she was sick. And he's still closing the door to her father.

Est-ce que l'absence de Marion Bartoli a pesé ?
Quand on voit l'état physique de Marion Bartoli qui a été au lit pendant une semaine à son retour d'Australie, ce n'est pas sûr que sa présence nous aurait avantagés. Bien sûr, qu'avec Marion dans l'équipe, on serait d'autant plus forts. Mais tout le monde connaît les problèmes de son mode de fonctionnement. Il n'y a rien à ajouter. La porte n'est pas fermée, mais je ne bougerai pas d'un iota. Il est hors de question que je fonctionne avec les venues des coaches privés. Si je fais venir son père, les autres joueuses peuvent demander à faire venir leur coach ou leur mari et c'est la foire du Trône.
Lighter,there's an expression which,I'm almost positive,derives from Asia.In English,it's called 'saving face' and it means to avoid shaming yourself completely by offering justification for a stupid mistake...or by atoning for that mistake by doing something beneficial...that's where Escude is right now.Somehow,I believe that the fighter Marion could have mustered the strength if she had been called upon for Fed Cup,but the arrogant FFT chose the fading Mauresmo instead and she was exposed by Pennetta and Errani.If they ever get tired of being knocked out of Fed Cup competition prematurely,there's a gorgeous Corsican heroine who's ready to help them....VAMOS Marion!!!
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Lighter,there's an expression which,I'm almost positive,derives from Asia.In English,it's called 'saving face' and it means to avoid shaming yourself completely by offering justification for a stupid mistake...or by atoning for that mistake by doing something beneficial...that's where Escude is right now.Somehow,I believe that the fighter Marion could have mustered the strength if she had been called upon for Fed Cup,but the arrogant FFT chose the fading Mauresmo instead and she was exposed by Pennetta and Errani.If they ever get tired of being knocked out of Fed Cup competition prematurely,there's a gorgeous Corsican heroine who's ready to help them....VAMOS Marion!!!
In French, it is the same : "il faut sauver la face". I just read a new blog. Here is the comment : "c’est une sacrée désillusion pour l’équipe de France qui va peut-être devoir revoir ses méthodes d’entraînement et de préparation, calqués sur la Coupe Davis et inamovibles depuis un bon moment déjà." Exactly what Marion is saying. But Escudé isn't ready yet.

Emile Loit also says that it will be better with Marion : http://www.tennis.gdfsuez.com/articl...ens_bien_.html

I guess that if French team must play vs Serbia or Slovakia, it's impossible to do something without Marion.
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In French, it is the same : "il faut sauver la face". I just read a new blog. Here is the comment : "c’est une sacrée désillusion pour l’équipe de France qui va peut-être devoir revoir ses méthodes d’entraînement et de préparation, calqués sur la Coupe Davis et inamovibles depuis un bon moment déjà." Exactly what Marion is saying. But Escudé isn't ready yet.

Emile Loit also says that it will be better with Marion : http://www.tennis.gdfsuez.com/articl...ens_bien_.html

I guess that if French team must play vs Serbia or Slovakia, it's impossible to do something without Marion.
It's nice to see Loit speak out;she always struck me as a mature veteran who wouldn't go for the political B.S. that FFT has preached.I'm happy to see that she's not hostile to Marion
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It's nice to see Loit speak out;she always struck me as a mature veteran who wouldn't go for the political B.S. that FFT has preached.I'm happy to see that she's not hostile to Marion
Emilie Loit won a tournament with Marion and played with her in fed cup
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Didn't know that...thanks
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Since we've been on the topic,I'm curious what Dechy's stance is...anti-Marion,silently neutral,or pro-Marion??Have they had any relationship at all in the past??
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Since we've been on the topic,I'm curious what Dechy's stance is...anti-Marion,silently neutral,or pro-Marion??Have they had any relationship at all in the past??
They were friends at the beginning. But now, it seems that they have no more relations. Moreover, they don't play the same tournaments.
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They were friends at the beginning. But now, it seems that they have no more relations. Moreover, they don't play the same tournaments.
Dechy is several years older;maybe she mentored Marion a little in her early years on Tour?So you're saying that they're NOT hostile...they simply don't communicate...is THAT it?
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