Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Chicharito, Aug 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM.
Is that genuine?
If yes, she's even more disguting than I thought.
Least likeable woman on tour, just a disgrace.
What the heck is wrong with this girl?
was she being coached by gulbis back then? funny irony that hardcourt are her least succesfull surface, winning wimbledon in juniors and roland garros, if that is true then someone wil bring this to her at some point just for the jiggles
Is that genuine?
if yes, I love her even more than I already did.
What a character.
LOL talk about being direct. I hope she will boss them all at some other Major in the future too.
I like people who are not afraid to say what they think and if that transcript is accurate. I fully support it and those comments. Forget all this nice guy attitude, she's spot on about Gulbis and how tennis has changed compared to Hingis days. Saying what everyone is thinking makes you more likable in my eyes but you just gotta handle it with grace when appropriate.
The part about Wozniacki is the best by far.
Can't say she's really wrong on almost every count.
Her comments about Pushwanska last year were a bit whiny, but so true as well. I thought only average fans like us make such comments, it was such a nice surprise hearing it from a pro.
All fine but don't include Graf in 'Hingis days' she was a proper athlete who would be a top player now.
She is the one who can bring back some interest to the women's tour
That is not shade throwing, that is walking up to someone and punching them straight in the face. Reminds me of a Heel Stone Cold Steve Austin.
She would fit well to TTW
Don't like it, but she was 14.
cue TT criticism on a bonafide prodigy:
? abso lutely nada. she is a champion.
This is how it is done. Straight trash talking.
Interesting posts to her comments.
My rub is all of us posters are the same. The difference is, where it is that we each draw the line of what is appropriate.
For the moment, people like you and me think that she is great. Fun to read. We think that some of the things she said are only some of the things that we, and others have been thinking for a long time.
But with that mouth and lack of filter, I think it is only a matter of time before she says something that crosses the line that we each have established as proper decorum.
Until that time though, we are riding the Ostapenko train!!
P.S. That is, if any of what was quoted by the OP is true. No source cited, or link provided by the OP.
If she said this stuff, kudos on her for telling it like it is. Sadly in our world of political correctness, that stuff gets destroyed by the media who are more inclined to honor the guy that lies about how great everyone is and vilify the honest person that points out the flaws.
I agree with what she says. Go watch some old Chris Evert matches. It's like ladies club level stuff.
Nice interview. How dare she be honest - lol!
Watch this giant bunch of pussies (incoming) complain for the next 2 pages. I myself am appreciative.
Well, she doesn't pull any punches does she even at the tender age of 14? Doesn't even spare her fellow countryman, her nation's tennis darling of that time!
Still, you can't say she hasn't put her money where her mouth is after landing her maiden Slam title just 6 years after giving that interview. How ironic it should come on the very surface she said she disliked to play on!
Talks tough but plays tough too.
She was 14. Give her a break ( for those who are criticizing here)
Apart from the slightly ironic comment about clay, I thought it was pretty funny.
Oh wait, there's some more juice at the bottom of the interview...
When I translated this in Google here's what we get:
Do you watch a lot of tennis on TV?
Yes, I really like it! It looks not only for women but also for men's tennis. I really like how Juan Martin Del Potro is playing. Like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. However, Novaks Djokovic does not like it! He's a pony . He does not work at all, too much "draw". Say, I'm the best and so on.
Don't agree with it, but she spoke her mind there - bear in mind she was 14 at the time of the interview
Too funny. I like this kid...spot on about Gulbis, Woz etc.
I wonder if she has changed her mind about any of the comments she made back then or does she still stand by them?
Only one that could annoy me if I was that way inclined, the talk about when Hingis was playing. Saying they played like amateurs. Maybe it is just because we have HDTV now. Watching some old matches is not pretty. But seriously, that is the only thing I could argue with. Then I'd beat her with stupidity by mentioning time travelling and let's see what happens if you go back to that era and play against Martina Hingis etc.
But seriously, they should have asked her who's the GOAT in men's and women's tennis. Her answers would elicit some nice and juicy threads.
She'd make a great coach after she retires. Doesn't bs, tells it straight up.
Ah the callowness of youth, always thinking they know better than the generations who went before. I look forward to hearing future young Ostapenkos taking potshots at the players of today and some may even have the current version in their sights!
They were weak as tissue flowers, it just took one person - Martina - raising her physical capital by gymming and working out really hard to blow them all away, including Evert. But, they were feminine. As defined as being non threatening to a certain kind of male representation of women.
Ostapenko's direct and abrasive attitude is probably a part of what's made her successful.
One of my coaches used to say that those who sliced a lot didn't let him play 'tennis', so that mindset is a lot more common than we think. And far better for Ostapenko to shoot straight and reveal what she's really thinking than for ahem a certain uncle coach to fire bullets on behalf of his ward with nonsense like "Wawrinka doesn't give you time to think".
Guess, he'd have a difficult time playing against the likes of Steffi Graf, who probably sliced close to 50% of her groundstrokes.
Don't know if she's grown up much in the past year but her mentality appeared to be about the same last year as a 19 year old. She was very insulting wrt Radwanska's game in Connecticut but then proceeded to lose the 2nd set (and the match) badly (1-6). Appears to be very disrespectful toward players who play or prefer a different style than her own.
She sounded like a sulking/petulant child playing against Pliskova last year. While her mom was trying to coach her and get her on track during that match, Jelena preferred to vent rather than listen to the advice of her mom/coach. Insisted that she just wanted to quit -- over and over and over again. Is this the straight-shooting mentality that posters regard so highly in this thread?
Not surprisingly, of all the coaches I have had, he had the strongest serve and topspin shots and weakest volleys. Though his approach shots were so good he rarely had to make a volley once he got a short ball. But yes, he would have got frustrated against a top class slicer.
Classic sliced approach shots or more modern topspin approaches? The former would be rather ironic in his case.
Nah,modern approach shots. He didn't slice very much, if at all. Sometimes chipped short returns. Don't get me wrong, he was not a bad volleyer. But I could at least get him to miss some of them whereas another coach (who sliced very well) could volley while chatting on the phone with one hand and block my hardest hit passing shots. He had great hands which this real tennis guy doesn't have.
If true then first, it's from a 14 year old, second, it's from an audacious 14 year old and finally, sounds like the mind of a confident 14 year old who wants to be a champion.
Confidence and a sense of entitlement - I'd say good ingredients to have if you want to beat the world.
Growing up with Connors, McEnroe and Nastase, this all seems pretty tame. Heck, most reported bad behavior today seems tame.
I love the comments. Funny as hell, but @SystemicAnomaly makes a great point too, and if she hadn't already won a slam we'd be roasting her for being a "nobody", let's be honest.
She does act whiny and petulant when things don't go her way even now at 20 years old, and she just did it again at the Rogers Cup. She looked like she was about to cry as she was in the process of losing, and as another poster mentioned, while the comments are in a way funny it is also only a matter of time before she crosses a line that almost everybody has in their own mind.
And I realize she was only 14 but I'm not entirely sure she's grown up totally yet, so I'd give her a warning or a bit of advice for lack of better terms. If you're going to continue to rip people like that you better back it up, and I don't mean by winning 1 slam and fading away. I mean by being truly great.
It's a bit like using the same joke or talking about the same topic over and over again. At first it's funny, but it gets stupid fast if you don't spice it up a bit.
In terms of annoyance her grunt is on pair with Shara/Aza to me.
Also despite some character flaws I like her powerful game
I said some fooked up shizzle when I was 14. I'd like to hear it.
6 years later and still a *****.
Don't understand all the hate. I love her
To be fair to her, she is walking the walk not just talking the talk. She blew Halep off the court in the RG final, finishing the match with a beautiful bh winner dtl. She's already accomplished more than 99% of the other pros will on tour by winning a GS title. Look at Halep and Woz…been grinding it out for years and may never win one while Osta stepped up and just took it.
Yet to see confident (in a right way ,delusional yes )14 yo.
Don't get me wrong I'm a fan too , she was not grown up mentally much since then as System said.
Maybe she will polish some of her statements in future, but character will remain pretty much the same.
Some of these words from 14 yo looks like they're coming from person with Tourette Syndrome.
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