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Claudius 01-25-2013 10:09 PM

An Azarenka win would be so awkward at this point.
 
If she wins AO2013, the crowd would most certainly boo her. Not only that - imagine her speech. She would be pretty much obligated to address the MTO controversy to gain even a modicum of sympathy from the crowd....so awkward.

Djoker 01-25-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Claudius (Post 7165890)
If she wins AO2013, the crowd would most certainly boo her. Not only that - imagine her speech. She would be pretty much obligated to address the MTO controversy to gain even a modicum of sympathy from the crowd....so awkward.

Maybe awkward for her supporters. But she doesn't strike me as if she would give a f... either way. She wants the title. End of. How she gets it is not the important part.
That's only my opinion, of course. But that's how I kinda read the situation.

NadalAgassi 01-25-2013 10:56 PM

Hopefully she wont win and we wont need to find out.

oneness 01-25-2013 11:40 PM

Azarenka says she misunderstood the on court interview question , hence did not elaborate on her MTO. May be she really was not able to breathe.

Dedans Penthouse 01-25-2013 11:54 PM

The crowd won't boo her because the Aussie tennis crowd is too sporting to do so. But since they appreciate sportsmanship they will be politely reserved towards Ms. Owen Wilson Nose Azarenka should the calculating gawk win.

Azarenka walked out onto the court with a hood over her head wearing earphones to block out the crowd reception. What a piece of trash.

fms 01-26-2013 02:28 AM

The applause certainly was awkward enough. At least her box clapped a bit longer :)

zagor 01-26-2013 02:35 AM

Awkward? Why? Because there's an unwritten rule that the eventual champion has to be adored by the crowd? Please, if the crowd doesn't like the fact that she won, it's their problem, not hers.

nereis 01-26-2013 02:44 AM

Azarenka won the battle, but not the war.

If her ultimate goal is tennis greatness it must also include rising up and representing the sport towards the greater public on a regular occasion.

She will have to win people back over the same way Lendl & McEnroe had to after their numerous ***-hat-like moments in the locker room and on court.

It could also have implications about her marketability and hence her future endorsement prospects. This is the same problem that Serena Williams faces on a relative scale to more popular players like Sharapova or even Wozniacki if her underwear line is any evidence.

One small move at an extra few hundred thousand dollars could end up costing her millions. But it's the fact that unlike us, her less stellar moments are in full view of cameras that makes that incident seem bigger than what it was.

THUNDERVOLLEY 01-26-2013 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by zagor (Post 7166605)
Awkward? Why? Because there's an unwritten rule that the eventual champion has to be adored by the crowd? Please, if the crowd doesn't like the fact that she won, it's their problem, not hers.

Well said, zagor.

Objective Danny 01-26-2013 02:48 AM

I question the validity of this thread.

nereis 01-26-2013 02:57 AM

Strictly speaking, you would be questioning the cogency and strength of the OP's line of reasoning.

I don't see much of a problem here. Sports are highly ritualised and played within an agreed set of code of behaviour separate from the rules itself, much like Parliament. He's just making a normative claim that Azarenka's behaviour in the last round would not have endeared her to the crowd.

THUNDERVOLLEY 01-26-2013 03:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Claudius;7165890[B
]If she wins AO2013, the crowd would most certainly boo her.[/b] Not only that - imagine her speech. She would be pretty much obligated to address the MTO controversy to gain even a modicum of sympathy from the crowd....so awkward.

That did not happen.


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