Williams/Ramos. WTA Pro Barbora Strycova gives her view

PDJ

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For those that don't follow the WTA, Strycova is not one to shy away from confrontation with umpires/players.
 

MLRoy

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Don't apologize for "another" ramos/williams thread. I hadn't seen the other one posted either. My fav was the 1st thread right after it happened, that had several thousand replies. That was deleted the next day. Think of it as helping to drain a swamp (a bog?). Gotta start somewhere.
 
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MLRoy

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I'm sure it's just me, but I respect a 5'4", 135lb, slamless top 25 ranked player who's outspoken, than a FORMER #1, multi-slam winner, who's 5'9", 200lbs, that's been playing pro tennis for 20 years and STILL can't hit a basic forehand or backhand volley. Who thinks she can win a slam being 40+ lbs overweight, even!
 

Bartelby

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I don't think I've ever said I've supported her sexism claims.

I've only stated that Ramos might have been a bit too quick to warn for coaching.

I don't really need to, or want to, speculate on the reason.

Sexism is rampant in society, so it's not implausible. It's just speculative.

And bartelby
 

Sentinel

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And bartelby
That goes without saying :)
I don't think I've ever said I've supported her sexism claims.

I've only stated that Ramos might have been a bit too quick to warn for coaching.

I don't really need to, or want to, speculate on the reason.

Sexism is rampant in society, so it's not implausible. It's just speculative.
And how exactly should he have given a soft warning to someone sitting in the stands?
 

Soianka

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So the only people in the tennis world supporting the sexism claims
I'm sure it's just me, but I respect a 5'4", 135lb, slamless top 25 ranked player who's outspoken, than a FORMER #1, multi-slam winner, who's 5'9", 200lbs, that's been playing pro tennis for 20 years and STILL can't hit a basic forehand or backhand volley. Who thinks she can win a slam being 40+ lbs overweight, even!


If you had any credibility, you just lost it.

So the player who’s won multiple slam doubles titles can’t hit a volley?

And nice try with the absurd weight for Serena.

I’m sure you would have focused on the weight of a male player as well. Good job proving Serena’s point...genius
 

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AM75

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I've only stated that Ramos might have been a bit too quick to warn for coaching.
Who knows, probably the coaching was so obvious and offensive that he had no other choice. Especially when they show PM coaching on the big screen.
 
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MLRoy

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If you had any credibility, you just lost it.

So the player who’s won multiple slam doubles titles can’t hit a volley?

And nice try with the absurd weight for Serena.

I’m sure you would have focused on the weight of a male player as well. Good job proving Serena’s point...genius
Get a life, Oracene. If she ate a puppy during the 2ND PLACE trophy presentation, you'd defend the indefensible. She's as big as the house that dropped on one of her early role models in The Wiz of Oz.
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
I'm still waiting to hear from Bouchard, since she was so opinionated about Sharapova's "cheating".

But, a Barbora and Serena match in the near future would be most interesting. Put Ramos in the chair, and Shino calling the baseline for foot faults. :D
 
I'm still waiting to hear from Bouchard, since she was so opinionated about Sharapova's "cheating".

But, a Barbora and Serena match in the near future would be most interesting. Put Ramos in the chair, and Shino calling the baseline for foot faults. :D
I think we already know what one 1st rd match at the AusO will feature, we'll maybe it will be a 2nd rd match so as not to be too obvious...
 

PDJ

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I'm still waiting to hear from Bouchard, since she was so opinionated about Sharapova's "cheating".

But, a Barbora and Serena match in the near future would be most interesting. Put Ramos in the chair, and Shino calling the baseline for foot faults. :D
I wonder what Bouchard would say given her previous issues with the USTA.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
I don't think I've ever said I've supported her sexism claims.

I've only stated that Ramos might have been a bit too quick to warn for coaching.

I don't really need to, or want to, speculate on the reason.

Sexism is rampant in society, so it's not implausible. It's just speculative.
exactly!

my gosh, i can't believe that i've cosigned/agreed with 2 of your posts today :eek:

anyway, alt-righters (to which you ally yourself at times) are using this episode as some kind of wet dream to further soak their paranoia and insecurities about a society that continues to progress.
 

reaper

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exactly!

my gosh, i can't believe that i've cosigned/agreed with 2 of your posts today :eek:

anyway, alt-righters (to which you ally yourself at times) are using this episode as some kind of wet dream to further soak their paranoia and insecurities about a society that continues to progress.
I've seen him accused of many sins, but I think you're the first to pin him as an alt righter...
 

AM75

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anyway, alt-righters (to which you ally yourself at times) are using this episode as some kind of wet dream to further soak their paranoia and insecurities about a society that continues to progress.
The funny thing that left wing liberals and radical feminists use it too, exactly for same reason.
 

DRII

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I've seen him accused of many sins, but I think you're the first to pin him as an alt righter...
well he loves putin and trump. perhaps Red Star is one of those so far left that he became reactionary right. idk.
 
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