I dont know how many have been following DOHA this week, apart from Paul and Tiger, but It has been an absoluteloy brilliant week of Tennis of the highest quailty. Fast intense games being executed by even the lowest ranked players. Really great stuff.... And next week will be even better in Dubai. Next week 9 of the Top Ten players are due to play and..... guess who is conspicious by her absence? You Guessed it....Miss 'I'd rather be wandering around New York in 5 inch heels, than sweating my ass off on a Tennis court'.
Well, Maria, I have news for you. You wont be missed a bit. The Quality of Tennis we have been watching this week, and will be again next week is far beyond that which you can produce. Your slow boring game is just not required, it would only dampen the proceedings. You just get your ass comfy on the patio of your beach house and dream of being a fashion model. Leave the tennis up to those players who give 120% ALL THE TIME.
That's very harsh, and by the way, Vera, Li, and Andrea aren't playing, so actually there are 4 out of the top 10 players who are not plaaying ub Dubai.
Maria obviously does love tennis, or else she woun't be playing at all. She has mroe than enough money to retire, she doesn't need to continue her tennis life anymore if she doesn't want to. But she does. Why? Because she loves it and she's determined to win. OK, maybe she doesn't play as much as the other players, but she does have a life outside tennis, and I respect that.
My prediction with Azarenka is that she goes on to win Dubai. Commentators and fans will praise her and say she is unstoppable and will win the Olympics, but when Miami rolls around, she'll lose. The only player in Dubai that threatens her is sadly, Wozniacki. Exactly. I don't see Wozniacki beating anybody in the top 20 at this point. Off topic time: I just have this big feeling Maria is not done yet. Last year she came to Indian Wells with everybody doubting her but it was that tournament she reinvented herself. I hope this means this year, when Indian Wells comes around, Maria's clicks in another level. She's gotten over the Kvitova hurdle, now it's the Azarenka hurdle. Keep improving Masha.
Peace and love.
shrapi, the "noise concerns" have only EVER been about ONE THING: gratuitous sh!t-picking to denigrate Russian and other Eastern players--right now, Masha & Vika above all.
Expect this babble to increase as the Yankees work to undermine tennis in the Olympics (part of a larger scheme to destroy the Games themselves).
That said, let me add I don't think my country's master class expected to move on this so soon. But they hadn't foreseen the Great Revolt against the 1% would spread so fast. Perception will be the beginning of the end for multcorps capitalism represents the doom of an "Amerikan Empire". Response of DC & NYC will be to move as fast as possible to reignite a cold war with Russia & the East.
Their sportspimps follow suit, as will those of the Brits, Aussies, Israelis, Germans, and other Amerikan lickspittles globally. This is the hand destiny has dealt your generation.
Pick which side you are on and don't credit their propagandistic trash-talk, ANY of it.
I totally agree, Maria is one the best and will continue to improve and very soon will lift a GS trophy.
Ugh Radwanska annoys the crap out of me. Didn't she just say she had no problem with her grunt? What is wrong with her, she's just insulting those players who she can't beat because they're so muh better and it makes it her feel better... UGH.