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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #2851
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I still dislike Caro not her as a person though, I just hate her style of play that's all and that will never change. I dislike pushers and It's not my fault Caro is one .
Well, different strokes for different folks I guess. Although I know that most people use the word 'pusher' as an insult, or at least as a criticism, to me it just means that when I watch that player I won't get to see an obscene number of UE from her.

But I don't dislike any type of game really. I find it healthier that we have a variety of playing styles rather than that everyone would be the mirror image of everyone else. I like Maria, but if everyone would play like Maria I would find it boring. And if everyone would play like Caroline I would find it boring as well. It's the contrasts in playing styles and personalities that keep us interested, or keep me interested anyway.

And each player has to play to her strenghts. If Caroline would try to be a Sharapova it would be suicide because she can't do that. And if Maria would try to rebuild her game around a strong defense and ignore what she actually does best it would make no sense either. But Caroline is in a phase of her career where she tries to find some middle ground. She tries to add to her offensive arsenal without ignoring her core game. And since the Paszek match at Wimbledon her quota of winners has gone up. She's working with a new coach and changed the string tension of her racquets from 27 to 21 kilos to give her shots more pop. It's much too soon to say whether all of that will work for her, but SHE IS trying to make some adjustments to her game.
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #2852
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Well, different strokes for different folks I guess. Although I know that most people use the word 'pusher' as an insult, or at least as a criticism, to me it just means that when I watch that player I won't get to see an obscene number of UE from her.

But I don't dislike any type of game really. I find it healthier that we have a variety of playing styles rather than that everyone would be the mirror image of everyone else. I like Maria, but if everyone would play like Maria I would find it boring. And if everyone would play like Caroline I would find it boring as well. It's the contrasts in playing styles and personalities that keep us interested, or keep me interested anyway.

And each player has to play to her strenghts. If Caroline would try to be a Sharapova it would be suicide because she can't do that. And if Maria would try to rebuild her game around a strong defense and ignore what she actually does best it would make no sense either. But Caroline is in a phase of her career where she tries to find some middle ground. She tries to add to her offensive arsenal without ignoring her core game. And since the Paszek match at Wimbledon her quota of winners has gone up. She's working with a new coach and changed the string tension of her racquets from 27 to 21 kilos to give her shots more pop. It's much too soon to say whether all of that will work for her, but SHE IS trying to make some adjustments to her game.
That's nice to hear. The problem with Caroline and with the image that I have of her is that she was girl who was satisfied with herself and with her game while she was number 1 in the world, and as long as she was number 1 at that time she didn't want to make any changes to her game and that bothered me. I dislike her style of play because of the way she tries to drag her opponents down to an UE rather than go for a winner on her own, but you're right in a way cause since that match with Tamira at Wimbledon she is going for winners more and that's good to see.

On the other hand she seemed happy with the way she was playing and she was happy with her ranking as a result of which she wasn't committed to making any changes to her game and as proven her style of play got her to 1# but she wasn't able to win any slams. For me the ranking aren't important, of course in a certain degree they probably are but not that important when it comes to comparing it with a slam, and Caroline seemed too obsessed with that 1# ranking for most of the time she filled that position.

She seems as a nice girl and everything but sometimes her attitude is just too much. The kangaroo thing at AO her relationship with Rory her not being able to deliver when she was supposed to against top players made me dislike her game. And of course one of the reasons that made me dislike her even more was Mega_DC I know I know I shouldn't base my opinion on a player based on a trollish fan but .
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #2853
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Could y'all please stop discussing The WoZZZzzz in here?
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Re: London 2012 - Mission: Olympic Glory & Career Golden Slam!

Yeah, maybe Caro issues could be discussed on PM??
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #2855
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Re: London 2012 - Mission: Olympic Glory & Career Golden Slam!

In fact there is not much more to say about olympics, it could be an OT thread discussion aswell.
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #2856
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We have an OT thread...
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We have an OT thread...
Don't worry. I've deleted my latest Woz related post and PM'd it to 'Long and Hard' instead.
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #2858
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Nah.

Hey Chrissie-Fan you know Caro gave me her sweat towel one time after a hit on the practice courts. It was the first AO I ever went to, I think like on my second or third day there. Cheered me right up because I arrived in Melbourne on day 2- the fucking year Maria lost on day 1 wahhh.

Edit: I named it Caro.
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Nah.

Hey Chrissie-Fan you know Caro gave me her sweat towel one time after a hit on the practice courts. It was the first AO I ever went to, I think like on my second or third day there. Cheered me right up because I arrived in Melbourne on day 2- the fucking year Maria lost on day 1 wahhh.

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Well, if I have that effect on people maybe I should start posting at all the player forums.

As for your second paragraph, without singling out Serena fans or any particular fanbase in particular - I never get why people get such a kick out of pissing on players other than their fave(s). I mean, when I look around GM I never get the impression that the majority of TF members actually like tennis. 80% of it is name-calling, bitching about this or that player or complaining about the level of the WTA. It's all sooooo negative. Why even follow the sport if they hate it that much? There are countless other sports that they can choose to follow that perhaps would be much more to their liking. And if not why not read books, listen to some music or go to the movies? Anything is better than to waste their time on something they apparently have nothing but contempt for.
I've long stayed away from pointless hating on players. There're of course the rare occasions of bitchiness (Aga, Vika) but nothing that bad, unless if we can name journalists for example...

But yea, GM used to be a lot less hate-oriented, judging from your join date you should know. Just disappointed that we've lost a sane discussion ground to a worthless cause. At least SS is still around.

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Nah.

Hey Chrissie-Fan you know Caro gave me her sweat towel one time after a hit on the practice courts. It was the first AO I ever went to, I think like on my second or third day there. Cheered me right up because I arrived in Melbourne on day 2- the fucking year Maria lost on day 1 wahhh.

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But yea, GM used to be a lot less hate-oriented, judging from your join date you should know.
It's always been a pretty bitchy forum, but yes - in recent years the bars of what is deemed to be acceptable behavior have been lowered considerably, even by GM standards. I'm amazed that this Sgt.Timmykinz character seems to have taken over all threads that are related to Maria. I doubt that he's even a real Aga fan. Could be that he's just pretending to be one to get under the skin of you guys even more.
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It's always been a pretty bitchy forum, but yes - in recent years the bars of what is deemed to be acceptable behavior have been lowered considerably, even by GM standards. I'm amazed that this Sgt.Timmykinz character seems to have taken over all threads that are related to Maria. I doubt that he's even a real Aga fan. Could be that he's just pretending to be one to get under the skin of you guys even more.
Enigma. With that I shall direct you to Jamie's vault of receipts. He managed to find some of Sgt-whatever's incredible Maria fanboying posts prior to RG, just worthy the 180 change in attitude.

Oh well, Olympics over, time to look forward to US hardcourts!
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It's always been a pretty bitchy forum, but yes - in recent years the bars of what is deemed to be acceptable behavior have been lowered considerably, even by GM standards. I'm amazed that this Sgt.Timmykinz character seems to have taken over all threads that are related to Maria. I doubt that he's even a real Aga fan. Could be that he's just pretending to be one to get under the skin of you guys even more.
What surprises me is that people get banned for so many silly reasons and yet someone like Sgt.Timmykinz is not banned. I mean WHAT MORE does he need to do. That avie is enough.
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The reason people get banned is because people report their posts. Personally, I only report explicit homophobic content. I guess a lot of other fan bases just press it more often than us.
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