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Patrick Mouratoglou commented on Ion Tiriac saying tennis doesn't need the 23-time Major winner Serena Williams, who has a 90kg weight. Mouratoglou did not know about it, and he said: 'Basically she is a little bit older for a top athlete, but it doesn't matter because she - just like Roger Federer at 36 years of age - can play tennis. Ion Tiriac should respect it. And as young mother you are a little bit overweight, but it's normal. But: Serena improved a lot since her comeback in Indian Wells and Miami. She is in a much better shape now. She wanted to go out there to have the competition feeling again. It was a little bit too early for a real comeback.'

People who watch Serena think that her performances may be connected to her motivation. If she really wants it, then nothing can stop her. 'I know that people often have this impression of Serena. And naturally, her motivation is an important key for her success. But one thing should not be forgotten: she needs to be ready for great triumphes as well. She works on herdelf and is often unsatisfied about herself and wants to improve.'

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In one thread Serena's coach says Tiriac should respect Serena, and in another thread he's insulting the top players for #1 moving around
Be consistent Patrick! Either accept that men insult the womans tour or dont be a part of that trolling if you're going to call out other trolls
 

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In one thread Serena's coach says Tiriac should respect Serena, and in another thread he's insulting the top players for #1 moving around
Be consistent Patrick! Either accept that men insult the womans tour or dont be a part of that trolling if you're going to call out other trolls
How is it insulting in terms of what he said about the top players. Last year was a revovling door in terms of the number 1 ranking. And none of the girls at the top are hardly top stars let alone superstars.

Mouratoglou says some dum shit fairly often but he was bang on in relation to 2017.
 

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Nope, the #1 players are stars and Hallof Famers. Wozniacki, halep, kerber.. these are among the best players of this decade
Knocking them in any way is trolling. He's a coach, not an insult comic. One of them has to dominate? Well, Halep IS dominating the #1 spot this year

The first set of this final is what top WTA tennis is in 2018. Defense and movement
 

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I think Tiriac's disrespect of women players runs a bit further than Serena, eg his recently calling Maria Sakkari a man. Surely Patrick, these incidents deserve a mention as well as the things about Serena or is Patrick saying it is ok to disrespect other players as long as it is not Serena?
 

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I think Tiriac's disrespect of women players runs a bit further than Serena, eg his recently calling Maria Sakkari a man. Surely Patrick, these incidents deserve a mention as well as the things about Serena or is Patrick saying it is ok to disrespect other players as long as it is not Serena?
that was Nastase :SNE:
 

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I think Tiriac's disrespect of women players runs a bit further than Serena, eg his recently calling Maria Sakkari a man. Surely Patrick, these incidents deserve a mention as well as the things about Serena or is Patrick saying it is ok to disrespect other players as long as it is not Serena?
Really? Do you have a link please?
 
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Tiriac respects Thugrena, but since he has a spine, he also calls players on their BS. He also called Frederer for chickening out of the clay season and basically jsut playing when he wants.
 

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In one thread Serena's coach says Tiriac should respect Serena, and in another thread he's insulting the top players for #1 moving around
Be consistent Patrick! Either accept that men insult the womans tour or dont be a part of that trolling if you're going to call out other trolls
I agree with you about Patrick. Half the shit he says is negative about other top women. He bemoans the lack of rivalries and excitement but would think Serena dominating forever would be interesting? Get real.

That said, Tiriac is an idiot.
 

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Well spoken, PM.
 

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Mouratoglu should respect WTA and make sure his players make themselves available for routine tests.
The sustained attack on tennis from this camp is extremely suspect.
 

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Nope, the #1 players are stars and Hallof Famers. Wozniacki, halep, kerber.. these are among the best players of this decade
Knocking them in any way is trolling. He's a coach, not an insult comic. One of them has to dominate? Well, Halep IS dominating the #1 spot this year

The first set of this final is what top WTA tennis is in 2018. Defense and movement
To tennis fans maybe. And that's a big maybe. These are hardly players that draw big crowds or spike up the TV viewership by huge amount. Plus their style of play is hardly what I call eye-catching to make up the lack in popularity/personality

Wozniacki amongst the best this decade. That's laughable. The girl has only 1 slam to her name. Same for halep. Kerber I can agree with but both halep and Woz don't have the resume's in this decade to be even called such a thing. They might yet add to it but right now. No

There are at least 5 women who have been better this decade than both Halep and Wozniacki.
 

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Newspaper translation, Ion about Serena today before Halep's SF:

„The old woman is 36 or 37 years, because she is not very young. Let's say the right one. She also has the kilograms that she has. But when she wins the point, the ball goes twice as fast as of any other player. Now, if you move her twice, she does not get to the ball, that's for sure. But can you move her?!

Does she send the blow that ends or can you move her with the first shot and with the second you almost get the point? If you do not finish the point quickly, she out of three strokes gets a winning one. Mathematically and on paper, Simona can win with anyone and quite easily.”
 
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