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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #31
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

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The probably thought they were doing her a favor.
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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #32
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Not the best examples surely.I'm not saying they don'twork hard but they are often criticised even here for being part time players. Don't expect fans of men's only tennis to be impressed by these two. My point was more about the one sided physical attraction between fans and their favorite players.
Don't tell me you like Simon for his tennis
the problem is we only see oncourt effort. it is obvious from the pics of serena recently she has been working hard in the off season. yeah people will mock womens tennis because they will only see serena and kim seemingly rock upto slams win them and then not been seen again for a month. when we know they have had to put in a shit load of time and practice to win those slams.

what i have loved with this oz open so far is the practice vids posted by them. you are seeing much more behind the scenes at the effort that goes into being ready for the oz open. also the streaming of some qualifying matches, so you can see what effort goes into just qualifying for a slam.

i love simon's tennis, he is my chak of the mens tour, all about counterpunching and using other pace and redirecting it. yep he is hot, but he is nothing like the nadal's or verdasco's huge topspin heavy tennis that i often find boring. simon is hot, but that is an added bonus, i mean he isn't in david boreanaz league for me hotness wise, if i need to get my yaya's out over a celeb there are plenty out there to chose from.

del potro is my other male fave, love his ball striking, to me looks so clean. flat lovely hitting, again not the huge topspin that i find offputting.
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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #33
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

Is their new sponsor Max Factor or Maybelline?
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

these boards are populated by die hard tennis fans. The wta wants to appeal to more than the die hards who will follow every tournament and know every player in the top 300, so they have to use everything to their advantage and the beauty of some females in the wta tour is a big advantage.

Like it or not, the tennis itself is not enough.


and the photos are different so until we see the same photo there is no way to tell
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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #35
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

I think they just didn't want to make her skin a talking point/make the first page more presentable. It's not a big deal. It's not like they gave her additional boobs.
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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #36
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and the photos are different so until we see the same photo there is no way to tell


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Is their new sponsor Max Factor or Maybelline?
Oriflame is a sponsor
and Photoshop will be the new mainsponsor from 2013 on
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

She should really try to do something about her acne. But maybe the medication is banned in sports?
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

that does look persuasive.


Still, no big deal. Like it or not, the wta is going to sell looks. That is a fact.
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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #40
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

They photoshop (almost) every photo they put there of people, even when they use stars like Masha and Serena.

Deal wit it.
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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #41
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

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So mean to her
+ 1, although she probably don't give a damn.
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Re: Did the WTA airbrush Barthel's face?

If an ATP player had acne, I doubt anyone would find it necessary to airbrush it out of a photo.
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They photoshop (almost) every photo they put there of people, even when they use stars like Masha and Serena.

Deal wit it.
Exactly. I mean if you look at the players profile pictures on the WTA site, you´d think it´s the Playboy convention or something.
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She should really try to do something about her acne. But maybe the medication is banned in sports?
If you take Roaccutan/Isitretinoin you will get rid of your acne within six months. However, there are a lot of side effects, you have to have your blood checked every 4 weeks because it can damage the liver. Also your skin will dry out and you will have sjorgren syndrom like symptoms because it does exactly what sjorgren does: dries out mouth and eyes and nose and also the skin but it also makes your bones ache. The latter is probably the most difficult for a professional athlete.

I took these pills early enough when I was like 16 and I was playing competitive Junior tennis every day. It does hurt your knees and such but the amount of excercises I did is definitely not as much as a pro like Mona has to do every day. That's why she probably does not consider taking these pills, because it would make her play less and worse tennis.
Also, since she has had this bad skin already for a very long time I think it is too late to heal it that way without scars remaining. I was lucky that my young skin did not leave visible scars but I fear that Mona waited too long

But the recent success in tennis will restore her self-confidence in all belongings so thats another thing why I enjoy to see her winning so much

***EDIT*** What I forgot to say is that it also requires the patient to stay out of the sun. And that, of course, is maybe the main reason why Mona decides against this Therapy.
( check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotretinoin )

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If an ATP player had acne, I doubt anyone would find it necessary to airbrush it out of a photo.
That's probably true, but also the fans wouldn't have cared, made threads about it and repeatedly called him "ugly" or all of that stuff. There's a double standard for sure, but it doesn't have to do as much with the WTA; I think they're just being practical.
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