Serena "disrespectful" last night

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by mbpga1222, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. mbpga1222

    mbpga1222 New User

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    #1
  2. woodrow1029

    woodrow1029 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,647
    There are only 2 "COME ON's" in this video. One set up break point to serve out the first set, the second was after breaking to go up 5-3 in the second set.

    It's true that Serena can go overboard with the "come on's", but in this video, those are 2 very legitimate times to get pumped up. What does Sloane think Serena should do? Does she think Serena should quietly say, "Yay, I won that point."?

    Bad video. Definitely doesn't show anything over the top.
     
    #2
  3. mbpga1222

    mbpga1222 New User

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    Well I think the point of the video is to show Sloan mentioning it to her coach.
     
    #3
  4. jokinla

    jokinla Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,705
    She is disrespectful, nothing new.
     
    #4
  5. Gonzalito17

    Gonzalito17 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,311
    Location:
    Bradenton, FL
    THis shows how much SLoane threatened Serena here. Serena only shows this kind of fire and emotion when she is in danger. Big credit to Sloane for forcing Serena to the limits.

    I don't find it "disrespectful" at all. Tennis at the highest most competitive levels, is a bloodbath. It's kill or be killed. Sloane has quite a future if she can keep building, learning and sharpening and refining her competitive intensity. In order to be the best you have to get blood on your hands. Serena has no problems with that aspect of tennis.
     
    #5
  6. jones101

    jones101 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    4,276
    Location:
    Wales
    Sloane has already said that she was joking with her coach, Sloane has a funny sense of humour.

    She and Serena are friendly and this is a non story really.
     
    #6
  7. Beacon Hill

    Beacon Hill Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,219
    Tennis is not a bloodbath. No one kills or is killed. No one has blood on one's hands. It's a game played by people fortunate enough not to be involved in actual wars.
     
    #7
  8. SLD76

    SLD76 Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    9,774
    Location:
    Minneapolis, North of the Wall
    love is a battlefield.
     
    #8
  9. Tanya

    Tanya Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,483
    Location:
    Shangri-La
    Oh please that media cop-out was pure bs...
     
    #9
  10. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    8,754
    I agree it's a complete non-story. Why is there anything disrespectful here? I know Serena has had her genuinely bad-behavior moments, but it just seems like people love to find anything to start a Serena-hate thread. Seriously, two "come ons" deserves a thread? How will the sport surivive after Serena's crazy, disrepectful, belligerent, obnoxious display vs. Sloane Stephens?:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
    #10
  11. Brian11785

    Brian11785 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    TX
    I think her saying something to her coach is a little different than her saying it at a press conference.

    Sloane has always come off as super classy, and maybe she is naive to expect the same in return from every opponent.

    For the record, I think obnoxious is more precise a term for this than disrespectful. At least they came on Serena winners, not errors from Stephens.
     
    #11
  12. Prisoner of Birth

    Prisoner of Birth Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    2,808
    I dislike everything about Serena but nothing wrong here. Every player has done this at some point.
     
    #12
  13. marc45

    marc45 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,722
    Location:
    Ohio
    don't like watching serena do this but she did sloane a favor here...showed her to her face what it's going to take to beat her, not just compete with her, but beat her...sloane was a little soft in the end...this is no joke, this is the ultimate test in women's tennis...we'll see if sloane learned her lesson next time and loses the comedy routine..her actual game isn't there yet either so you better at least be overwhelmingly strong mentally and emotionally...was impressed with a lot about her though
     
    #13
  14. DRII

    DRII Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,410
    Most of you are making way too much out of what occurred. Sloane complaining does not means she's soft or not hungry enough! Calm down!

    Sloane actually showed alot of potential...
     
    #14
  15. mbpga1222

    mbpga1222 New User

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    This wasn't intended to be a Serena hate thread in any way. I'm as big of a Serena fan as anyone in the world really. I've just never seen a player react to the all too common "come on!" before. Sloane was NOT joking either. Her reaction when she looked at her box was genuine when you could read her lips. I want to see these two battle it out in a major or two this year.
     
    #15
  16. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    12,716
    Location:
    Carrboro, NC
    Sloane looks good in pink
     
    #16
  17. Bartelby

    Bartelby G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    12,293
    Just shows what a mistake it is to say anything with tv cameras rolling.
     
    #17
  18. merwy

    merwy Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    5,008
    Location:
    Netherlands
    OP didn't call Serena disrespectful (Sloane did) and almost everyone in this thread thinks that Serena did nothing wrong. The point of this thread is not to shame Serena but to show what has happened between these two players. Are you really that dense that I have to explain this to you?
     
    #18
  19. flyinghippos101

    flyinghippos101 Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,303
    Meh, all players do their celebrations when they win a big point. Sloane seems to be getting wrapped up about something fairly routine on the pro tour

    On another note, the Brisbane camera angle is fantastic; you really get an idea of pace and spin
     
    #19
  20. Mick

    Mick Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Messages:
    8,349
    usually, it could be seen as disrespectful by some people when a younger player does something like that to an older and more established player. But Serena is the older and more established player, so I don't see anything wrong here :)
     
    #20
  21. mbpga1222

    mbpga1222 New User

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    THANK YOU!!!
     
    #21
  22. rufus_smith

    rufus_smith Professional

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Messages:
    883
    Right now, Sloane lacks that intense inner drive to be a champion. She still thinks the WTA matches are like country club match with buddies. That's why she was perplexed by what Serena did to push herself. Just watch Serena play Azarenka in the next match to see two players that are there to win and nothing else matters.
     
    #22
  23. tacou

    tacou Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Messages:
    6,999
    I only saw the last half of the first set of this match. But it was great! The storyline played a part, but the 5 or so games I saw were high class tennis. One of the better WTA matches I've seen of late. I'm assuming 2nd probably wasn't as close?
     
    #23
  24. marc45

    marc45 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,722
    Location:
    Ohio
    both were pretty much equally close, stephens had her opportunities... serena just had that something extra....it must be said stephens is a good athlete but is she freakish like venus or serena, no...does she have any more power than sharapova or even azarenka, no....unique quality to her game and grit like henin...don't see it yet...she'll be moving up in the rankings...perhaps a major comes down the line...a long line though
     
    #24

Share This Page