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dumped Laura Robson after it became apparent she was outdoing Laura on the XWTA

said she does not have time for friends but then become BFF with Vuvurenka

turn her back on her native Canada for cash in order to play Hong Kong

cold personality

tried to steal Maria's boyfriend

viewed as XWTA Golden girl by Stacy since they are both from Canada, asked to promote Singapore in January when it seemed like she had no chance to qualify

got to SF of 3 Grand Slams using cakewalk draws

is that enough reasons for you
for once I agree with you!

Also, in all her press conferences, she is just so boring and robotic. Maybe this is her personality, but as a public figure you need to try to act somewhat friendly and likable. She acts like she's above it all. She will soon come crashing back down to earth .
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Re: Why is Bouchard so hated?

She's had a few bumps in the road but let's be honest TennisForum NEEDS to hate on people. Its like the DNA of the board's members. The minute you start becoming successful, all of a sudden you start to become hated.

She hasn't helped herself with a couple of incidents but they don't really justify the amount of hate and bashing she gets. The same thing with when Caro was on Top and even to this day, people STILL hate her like she killed their family member or something.

For some reason the board is constantly in need of finding a person or people to hate on. Maybe it makes them feel better about themselves, whatever.

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Re: Why is Bouchard so hated?

Fed Cup incident, openly not wanting any friends on tour, ugly groundstrokes, overconfidence, largely overrated in the looks department.

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Re: Why is Bouchard so hated?

Well, young, already a great and successful player and obviously the "real deal" so to speak. Also pretty and cold as ice on the court and 100 % focused to win. It's some sort of "Sharapovaism", haha. So, nothing wrong here in terms of the competition, but of course it can irritate a lot of folks and let's not forget all this is making a lot of folks envy, especially when somebody is skyrocketing like Genie atm.

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I think the mindset of this forum would be incomprehensible to those who are unaware of the postings herein. I was watching the SF match on ESPN3 as I get better image quality on the computer than on the television and besides I avoided the commentary of Chris Evert that way. After Eugenie won a particular point, one of the commentators noting the applause opined that Bouchard apparently had more of the crowd with her. This prompted the other commentator to observe that Eugenie attracts fans all over and has become very popular. As I heard this I thought obviously he was unaware of this board. (PS I forget which commentator said which hence the anonymity)
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Re: Why is Bouchard so hated?

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dumped Laura Robson after it became apparent she was outdoing Laura on the XWTA

said she does not have time for friends but then become BFF with Vuvurenka

turn her back on her native Canada for cash in order to play Hong Kong

cold personality

tried to steal Maria's boyfriend

viewed as XWTA Golden girl by Stacy since they are both from Canada, asked to promote Singapore in January when it seemed like she had no chance to qualify

got to SF of 3 Grand Slams using cakewalk draws

is that enough reasons for you
SAISAI-GOAT you forgot the main one: thinking is LAME to shake hands before a fed cup tie
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Because a huge part of sport is the psychology. It's not just about working on your strokes. It's about working on your mind and convincing yourself that you deserve and earn your results. If you view your results as flukes or surprises, you're not going to believe that they are coming from your game. And that could be disastrous when put in tight positions.

She's said before that she spends a lot of time working on the psychological aspect of the game, and you very much see that in how she responds to interview questions.
I totally agree with you, but people were asking why she is not particulary liked among other players and many people on the board. And I do think this is a very reasonable explanation. There's nothing wrong with her tennis.

But yeah, I tend to agree with you. There's many players out there who don't expect to win a Grand Slam. But if you don't believe in your ability, I think you might never make it in the end. And if they have a big success somewhere, they will probably show more emotions, be very much liked by the fans for their good run, but they won't hold the trophy at the end.

As a fan, I like the second kind of player more. In terms of pure career achievement, option one might be better.

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Re: Why is Bouchard so hated?

Her boobs are kind of weird
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People dislike her because she's confident? That's pathetic. Without her self-assurance this year she wouldn't have achieved so much. In two days time she may be Wimbledon champion, it's all happened so fast for her. Genie doesn't have a lot of experience playing on the tour so she's heading into unchartered territory. I hope she can back up her fine form here.
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Her boobs are kind of weird


Ah yes! The definitive rationale for her negativity.
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This is just a latent form of sexism, IMO. If a male tennis player says "I work hard and expected this win from myself", like Dimitrov did yesterday, no one bats an eyelash. He's just being a regular "confident" guy.

But a woman saying the same thing? Suddenly she's conceited and arrogant. Society still expects women to be modest dolls who just sit there and look pretty.
That's just stupid. A lot of male athletes get criticized and disliked for being too arrogant and cocky.
One of these days even taking a shit will be regarded as sexist. Jeez.

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Re: Why is Bouchard so hated?

She makes me feel bipolar...I like her then I dont like her. I feel like she will be the new Sharapova. I was orignally a fan then over the years I just grew to dislike her.

The hype doesnt help and when I say hype I mean basically giving her credit and blowing her up as if she is doing brand new things in tennis, when everything about her has been done before.
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I think that young women who are overtly confident get more flack than young male athletes who do the same. She's clearly very confident in her abilities, and it definitely grates to a certain extent, but there's no reason to hate someone because they believe in themselves.
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Too much resemblance to Sharapova would be my guess and I'm not talking about the looks alone

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Too much resemblance to Sharapova would be my guess and I'm not talking about the looks alone
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Hostility toward Genie does not come from her looks, it comes from attitude.

While Maria is guarded and aloof, Genie is direct and unafraid.
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