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French Open

Discussion in 'Personal' started by minnie me, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Azarenka - diva. ‘I live in Florida - it’ s too cold ‘ . Walks off court . I hope the respective tennis association has the balls ( no pun intended ) to default her. Nadal whining similarly ( climate and the choice of tennis ball ) . Easy answer - don’t play. Grrrrrr ....
     
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  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    If they run around they'll get warm!

    Mind, I wouldn't want to be playing cricket this weekend!
     
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  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    "I live in Florida, I'm used to hot weather. It's ridiculous, it's too cold. What's the point? We're sitting here like ducks."

    And with that Belarussian Victoria Azarenka refuses to continue playing Danka Kovinic and walks off.

    One would think she is used to cold weather. The Belarus climate ranges from harsh winters, with average January temperatures at -6°C, to cool and moist summers with an average temperature of 18°C.
     
  4. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    I am more intrigued at the ease she chooses to give up on the chance to earn thousands (often hundreds of thousands) of dollars just because it is a bit cold.

    Obviously elite tennis players will indeed struggle not to become divas or spoiled brats.

    But not wanting to deal with an hour or so of cold over big, big money is most weird and I cannot get that mindset at all. She should also consider that yes, the money is amazing but it will stop immediately when the younger players eventually push her aside.

    Get out there and play.
     
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    She's right though. It is too cold to stage a grand Slam event.
    (She's played 3 weeks out of the last 4 after a long lay off. Win and runner up. She's no weakling)
     
  6. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    She 's won $ 1.8 million this year already.
     
  7. colacao17

    colacao17 Lead commenter

    Doesn't take long to become acclimatised to something warmer.
     
  8. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Anyway, she's through now 6-1, 6-2.
     
  9. rararasputin

    rararasputin Lead commenter

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  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Doesn't take long to develop a stroppy diva attitude, either! :D
     
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  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    And cold weather is more likely to lead to injuries.
     
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  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    It's the same as the Nike US Open collection. There was no new design for Paris. Svitolina wears it well. in another color scheme.
     
  13. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Maybe she wasn’t happy about not playing on Chatrier ? Anyhow truly gone down in my estimation and I want anyone but her to win the title :D ..,just imagine if the number 93 in the world had tried the same tack :rolleyes:. Poor show
     
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  14. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Ah hang on, I cannot access many sites on this tablet....so she did complete the match but had a moan?
     
  15. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Kovinic didn't want to wait court side either and agreed to walk off too.
     
  16. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    Should have put on their thermals!
     
  17. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    They were a bit overdressed for tennis, as it was.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Halep indoors on Chatrier, 2nd set.
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  19. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    She is walked off after 3 games then returned to complete and won it. I would not have given her the optiono_O.
     
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  20. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    She walked off with her opponent when they were told to wait court side to see if the weather improved. They came back after 45 mins when the rain stopped.
     

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