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Should the US Open champion mention Serena's abscence

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in thier acceptance speech? Or was that something only Steffi Graf should have done?
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in thier acceptance speech? Or was that something only Steffi Graf should have done?
You mean did. Really, how many majors have been played in the history of our sport where the #1 player was out due to injury?
hingis-seles said:
DF, very lame thread!

All I'll say is that Serena, Thank God, hasn't been brutally attacked. What happened to Monica Seles was NOT an injury.
Blast from the Past section?
Volcana said:
Funny, that's what her doctor called it. 'The injury to Monica's back ....'

What would be better? The 'wound'? The 'incision'? The 'old-news-but-I-don't-have-a-life-so-I'm-focusing-on-an-event-12-years-ago-by-a-player-who isn't-even-competing'?

What Monica Seles got as a result of that attack was an injury.

A narrow but not shallow incision in the upper back, which healed completely in two months or so.

They say if you fall off a horse, you should get right back on. Otherwise, it may be a long time til you can make yourself do it. Monica chose not to come back on the court as soon as she was physically able. In fact, she waited over another year.

I stopped feeling sorry for Monica the third time I heard her say 'I don't want people to feel sorry for me'. That seemed to be the best way to honor a great champion. TREAT HER LIKE A CHAMPION, not a victim.

What happened to Monica in 1992 is OVER. If she were standing next to you, SHE'D tell you to stop bringing it up over and over and over. She's said enough times she doesn't want to focus onthe past, but rather the present and the future. Why is it so hard to accede to your favorite's wishes?
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Thank you Volcana- my point exactly. If we want to keep reliving it- get the tape from the Hamburg incident and pop it in your VCR and make a few stills and use it for desktop wallpaper, but if you want to keep discussing it- the subject belongs in the Blast From The Past section!
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