I know this is very bold statement but since start of 2008 Ana Ivanovic is established on “GENERAL MESSAGES” subforum here like legitimate target for all kinds of attacks. Everybody have right to have own opinion about her career achievements, talent, game, looks… but in her case even when for example majority of all other WTA TOP100 players in 2008 choose her for official WTA Sportsmanship Award or this Year when she reach official WTA award for her Humanitarian work like UNICEF Ambassador – even that become popular source in GM subforum for new attacks, insults, even for mockery!?
If we compare WTA players “Public Image” with theirs status on this forum we will notice amazing correspondence. Two current biggest WTA Superstars Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams has same “Diva” status here like their “Public Image” is. Always in Focus… Somebody love, somebody hate, but nobody ignore them for sure. On other hand Venus Williams never attracted such attention, but her talent, powerful game and great personality have big respect everywhere, and same thing is with this board. Other very popular WTA girls like Elena Dementieva and Jelena Jankovic is also very popular and loved here, and again - same objections about this two which we will find here – we will find in other tennis or “celebrity” related articles in other media. Public image of some elite players don’t follow theirs tennis talent and results – in past most famous example of that was Justine Henin and now it’s mostly case about some of elite Russians (Safina, Kuznetsova, Zvonareva, Petrova) and exactly same thing which follow theirs public image we have here on tennisforum.com! Since start of work of this forum any player don’t have some “special status” (“help” or “anti-campaign”) so no big surprise why their image and status here is so similar with theirs real Public Image and status at WTA tour, so same examples we will find in cases of retired players like “Crowd Favorites” Kim and Lindsay, “Diva” Pierce, “Sex-Symbol” Kournikova, intrigue Hingis…etc… But all this with one big exception – in last about 20 months WTA player with probably “best” Public Image in that period (since 2008), “Crowd Favorite”, “Media Darling”, “Most Loved”… – is here at tennisforum.com player with probably worst status, “Legitimate Target” in every occasion , “Most Hated”…etc… All this is result of fact that If You want to attack Ana Ivanovic (especially her personality) almost all “weapons” is allowed here (since 2008) no mater how brainless is reasons or arguments for that attack, so basically biggest “crime” related to Ana Ivanovic on GM Subforum here which will maybe force You to “regret” b/c Your post about Ana is actually if You try to defend her or say something positive!? So this is not some childish appeal of some fan which want to see here that his favorite is “more loved” (or at least “less hated”)…
BTW this discussion is resumption of other thread discussion here initiated after so typical “GM vs. Ana” episode on TennisForum, so let's again this case will be example and evidence about permanently shameful (un)official Ana Ivanovic status on "GENERAL MESSAGES" subforum here:
In dramatic 1st round match against Hradecka after faced 2nd MP in 3rd set at *5-6 Ivanovic totally regroup herself and won 10 of next(last) 11 points winning decider 8-6. For one of this 10 points (not important point, but important for this story) she has little help of netcord and only point which she lose is after somebody from crowd "sabotaged" her 1st serve with loud comment. With that win Ivanovic also make history, because Winning three seasons in the row match at Wimbledon after saving match point(s) is unique achievement in Grand Slam history. After that dramatic match we have three new GM threads related to this match result. In title of 1st "Result" thread about this match instead "Ana Ivanovic" thread-starter use "Ana Ivanetcord" with obvious intention to belittle Ivanovic great comeback in last moment so final score is more presented like result of Hradecka bad luck or whatever. 2nd thread is related to that "loud comment incident" from crowd and have Title "Ana Ivanovic was called a Slut". Very inspirational Thread Title I must say, so if You dont want to discuss about crowd behavior You have chance to discuss is Ivanovic "slut" or not... and biggest irony is that actually only thread-starter heard that word (Slut). I'm open 3rd thread related to this match about that unique Grand Slam achievement that same player (Ana Ivanovic) at same Grand Slam (Wimbledon) three years in the row (2007vsVaidisova, 2008vsDechy, 2009vsHradecka) saved match points and reach next round. So moderators of this forum is faced in same time with thread with disrespectful part in title, with other thread which include even more disrespectful and disgrace part in thread-title (classic fake sensationalism) and my exclusive thread about some unique Grand Slam achievement. But to understand their (re)action is very important to notice that all three threads is related to in last 20 months "GENERAL MESSAGES" subforum legitimate and favorite target Ana Ivanovic so don't be surprised that instead to remove obviously malicious parts in titles of other two threads ("Ivanetcord" and "Slut"), they remove my whole thread from GM forum where he belong to Ana Ivanovic players subforum!? No big deal at all and like Ana Ivanovic fan i have much worse experience about her "SPECIAL TREATMENT" at GM subforum than this last case. But what a coincidence... couple hours after i notice that my thread was removed without reason from GM to Players forum I'm also notice that somebody here in same day open thread about Threads removing to players forums How do mods decide if a thread should be moved to player forums? so I simple ask about this case. After not so unexpected answer (btw totally unacceptable for me) which give me moderator who remove from GM my thread about Ana Ivanovic amazing Wimbledon 2007-09 achievement
and after fact that no-one of couple WTAW Admins and Super-Mods involved in discussion about this case not find anything wrong in this moderator action included that "explanation" (OK... I know... Ana Ivanovic is "Legitimate Target" on General Messages" subforum) and refuse to back that thread to GM subforum again (or at least to "Statistics" or "Wimbledon 2009" subforum) I decide now to insist on Official TennisForum.com answer and explanation about shameful status which great tennis talent and lovely person, WTA star Ana Ivanovic, has on "GENERAL MESSAGES" subforum here in last about 20 months and WHY.
I know it's hard for you to understand, but most people don't care about trivial facts about Ana Ivanovic, get over it please, thread won't be moved back. End of story.
Personally I really enjoyed in last 4 years to be involved here in some interesting discussions about WTA, and why not to say, to try to help this forum to be better, more competent or interesting. Even when we talking about this subject, there is nothing so "painful" for me because most of this attacks on my favorite player on GM is so immature that it's so easy to ignore and not to give attention. But after 20 months I think enough is enough and I simple dont want to ignore this things. If some Admins/Mods is in doubt are this Ana/GM Problem exist or not on tennisforum.com i give You easy way to check - if all of this three statements are correct - WE HAVE PROBLEM!
1) All WTA big names on this board has in general almost same perception and status (which is great) like they Public Image and status on WTA tour is - but only exception is Ana Ivanovic (since 2008).
2) Ana Ivanovic current status and Image here at TennisForum.com is TOTALLY OPPOSITE with her current Public Image.
3) "GENERAL MESSAGES" subforum is place here where is generated her shameful status on this forum and that huge disbalance between perception about Ivanovic on this board and her overal Public Image.
If Forum Administration admit that this problem with Ana on GM exist will be any actions to fix that or same things will be repeated again and again? On other hand if all this happen here with Intention - I simple want to know reasons, and if Ana Ivanovic is so "unwelcome" in GM discussions is same thing here means for her supporters? Today where no matches on Wimbledon i hope forum officials has enough time to read this huge post and at least give me answer are we have problem here or not.
Sorry for my bad English.