Ladies US Open 2014 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by soyizgood, Aug 24, 2014.

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Who will win?

Poll closed Sep 6, 2014.
  1. Serena

    44.6%
  2. Halep

    9.2%
  3. Kvitova

    7.7%
  4. Radwanska

    1.5%
  5. Sharapova

    6.2%
  6. Kerber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Bouchard

    9.2%
  8. Azarenka

    1.5%
  9. Ivanovic

    4.6%
  10. Other

    15.4%
  1. ScentOfDefeat

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    Because people are gregarious by nature and highly susceptible to dichotomy, both Serena and Sharapova - who are unjustly but very conveniently perceived as polar opposites - are the most vilified and adulated women in tennis. And they're usually vilified by those who adulate the other one, as if people couldn't possibly like both players or find them equally unappealing.
     
  2. TheTruth

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    It's just amazing to me that a person can be so athletic and smart on the court. I picked Serena to become an all time great when she was seventeen. I like her personality too.

    Sharapova, I'm not fond of, but Vika is OK to me. I like the way she competes.
     
  3. TheTruth

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    I think that's true for a lot of people, but sometimes I like competitors who vie for the same titles. For example, I like Rafa and Murray, and enjoy watching Djokovic too. I pretty much like anyone who has an original personality and competes well. I even like some people who don't compete that well, like Berdych and Verdasco.

    But, you bring up a good point, some people are so into fandom that they can't even like people who have opposing opinions. Quite funny, actually.
     
  4. Midaso240

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    I like Sharapova and can't stand Serena,but it has little to do with their matches,or comparison in terms of success or anything. I just never liked Serena the first time I saw her(Venus is OK though),nothing she could do could ever redeem her for me...
     
  5. Nostradamus

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    Serena is fake, she doesnt' even like tennis. she just plays so can control men like torgulou and the other guy
     
  6. Man of steel

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    These threads are filled with keyboard warriors
     
  7. PDJ

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    I must be in the minority that finds them equally unappealing- I rarely watch either of them. However, I hope I've never resorted to writing spiteful comments about them, and I've definitely never written any thing racist about SW- some of the comments actually sicken me: I can't find these comments funny because it's not really that far back to segregation. What is amusing is the levels some posters go to denigrate the players they perceive to be rivals of their chosen favourite (read obsession). Do they not read what they write before they press 'post'? There's a full moon and they are full-on howling....
     
  8. britam25

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    What in the WORLD are you babbling about???????????
     
  9. Brian11785

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    You're on a roll.

    I am a fan of the underdog, so I have usually root against Serena in the latter part of her career. Unless she's playing Maria. But I don't think I've ever said a word about them worse than calling Maria's game boring and one-dimensional or referencing Serena's line-judge threats. It seems some on this board revel in binary thinking "Rafa/Serena/Graf good---Roger/Maria/Seles bad." I just want to ask these people....do you even enjoy tennis? Or you just a flag waver and tennis is simply the outlet that you've used to do so?!?
     
  10. PDJ

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    I don't think they even enjoy life. But why would they, clearly something very dark happened along the way... Hey ho.
     
  11. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    We know the reason why--and no one buys your "Venus is OK" lie.

    Thankfully, Serena continues to make history, while your false god could not in her best year.
     
  12. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    The member you refer to does not know what he's posting. Just confusion sandwiched by wild hatred.
     
  13. britam25

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    Yes, he's probably a fan of the "Dr. Fell" syndrome:

    I do not like thee, Dr. Fell,

    The reason why, I cannot tell,

    But this I know, and know full well,

    I do not like thee, Dr. Fell
     
  14. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    LOL! --I'm sure he will not get the meaning of your post at all, but he will go back to "Serena is fake" nonsense.
     

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