I was hoping that Meghan and Alex would play the doubles, but who knows--- I'm selfish, Venus needs to be on a plane to Poland UGH!! :fiery: Anyway, she apparently wants to win at any cost... Then again, there are those who would criticize her regardless of what she did.
It really makes no logitically sense.. I mean like BEgg said, it was a done deal. They went out there for pretty much nothing, well I mean I guess its a nice feeling to be part of the Fed Team, but one would think playing would make it even more of an experience, thats just common sense... I would definiltey be interested in hearing the rationale on that choice.
u also have to remember that fans are paying big bucks for seats to see venus and serena play matches. so maybe they did it for the fans. i mean that is what sports is about right? besides last minute decisions usually cause boos and stuff.
Ok well im not proclaiming to be BJK, but if I were, my plan would have been to win and have the US advance to the next round, and sure, if I used the sisters for that then fantastic. But once I got to the point where we advanced, I wouldnt have cared WHO played the subsequent matches, because my job would have been to just get us advanced.. I know what you mean, but I have a hard time thinking they sat around before they left to the Cup and BJK said something to Meghan and Alex like 'Dont even plan on playing because we're using the sisters all the way.' How demoralizing would that have been to those two? Again, I'd have a hard time with that plan..
i really doubt that these decisions are demoralizing. if your team wins, your team wins. its a team effort. do u think fans wanna see meghan play daja or whoever or dou think they wanna see Venus and serena crush these opponents just as teh programs has listed. what about those who would be mad they didntget to see venus or serena as they hoped.
I guess what Im saying is having the sisters take the first three, so the USA advances was absolutey the right decison... No question about it. But I still cant see why she wouldnt have let Alex/Meghan play a match after they had clearly advanced. Sure, people love to see the sisters, and they had 3 oppertunites to do so. Sometimes you have to put peoples feelings before money and let them go out and play, regardless of what the public may want... They went out there out of respect for the USA, show them some respect and let them play ONCE its a done deal.