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Date: 28 Jan 2009 19:11:52
From: DavidW
Subject: Kuznetsova pissed off
RST calling for the roof to be closed because it's cruel on the players. Well,
this is what a _Russian_ thinks of it:

Q. Some people that were in the tunnel when you came off court suggested that
you were a little bit angry to have been brought off court. Is that correct?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, yeah, definitely angry. Why should I not be? Game
going my way. I'm fine playing with the roof. I think the guys yesterday, it
was the same weather. Everybody was playing with the roof. Why today they had
to close it? I didn't get it.

Yeah, that was why I was angry.

...

Q. Is it difficult for you and the other players to understand how the rule on
heat works here?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I didn't get the rule at all. Closing the roof middle of
the match, I don't get

Q. Was it especially surprising for you that you started with an open roof and
then during the match they closed it?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah. I mean, how you do that? I don't know. You just
playing outdoor tennis, and one set you play indoor tennis. It's very good.

Serena was tough. She's playing great. I give her credit. But I don't get this
rule. This is it.

Q. In your heart of hearts, do you think if the roof stayed open you would have
won the game?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: You know, there is one saying that they say. It's not very
good one. I mean, you can say what happen if, if, if? The match is over. She
won. This is it.

But it could have been different way.

Q. Did you feel okay out there? You didn't feel any physical discomfort or
danger?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: What, in the heat?

Q. Yes.

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: No. I was completely fine. It was not easy to play because
it's heat. But we are in Australia. It's normal, no, to play with the heat.

Q. When you were looking at Serena down the other end, did you detect she was
having trouble in the heat?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, you can compare her serve with the roof closed and
with the roof open. This is it. This makes all difference.

Yeah, I saw it's tough for her. It was the same, not very easy for me, you
know. But I managed to move pretty well. I was fine. I was playing well. This
is it.







 
Date: 28 Jan 2009 06:01:56
From:
Subject: Re: Kuznetsova pissed off
On Jan 28, 3:11=A0am, "DavidW" <n...@email.provided > wrote:
> RST calling for the roof to be closed because it's cruel on the players. =
Well,
> this is what a _Russian_ thinks of it:
>
> Q. Some people that were in the tunnel when you came off court suggested =
that
> you were a little bit angry to have been brought off court. Is that corre=
ct?
>
> SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, yeah, definitely angry. Why should I not be? G=
ame
> going my way. I'm fine playing with the roof. I think the guys yesterday,=
it
> was the same weather. Everybody was playing with the roof. Why today they=
had
> to close it? I didn't get it.
>
> Yeah, that was why I was angry.
>
> ...
>
> Q. Is it difficult for you and the other players to understand how the ru=
le on
> heat works here?
>
> SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I didn't get the rule at all. Closing the roof middl=
e of
> the match, I don't get
>
> Q. Was it especially surprising for you that you started with an open roo=
f and
> then during the match they closed it?
>
> SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah. I mean, how you do that? I don't know. You jus=
t
> playing outdoor tennis, and one set you play indoor tennis. It's very goo=
d.
>
> Serena was tough. She's playing great. I give her credit. But I don't get=
this
> rule. This is it.
>
> Q. In your heart of hearts, do you think if the roof stayed open you woul=
d have
> won the game?
>
> SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: You know, there is one saying that they say. It's no=
t very
> good one. I mean, you can say what happen if, if, if? The match is over. =
She
> won. This is it.
>
> But it could have been different way.
>
> Q. Did you feel okay out there? You didn't feel any physical discomfort o=
r
> danger?
>
> SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: What, in the heat?
>
> Q. Yes.
>
> SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: No. I was completely fine. It was not easy to play b=
ecause
> it's heat. But we are in Australia. It's normal, no, to play with the hea=
t.
>
> Q. When you were looking at Serena down the other end, did you detect she=
was
> having trouble in the heat?
>
> SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, you can compare her serve with the roof closed=
and
> with the roof open. This is it. This makes all difference.
>
> Yeah, I saw it's tough for her. It was the same, not very easy for me, yo=
u
> know. But I managed to move pretty well. I was fine. I was playing well. =
This
> is it.

poor kuzny was screwed.....


 
Date: 28 Jan 2009 08:19:30
From: Stapler
Subject: Re: Kuznetsova pissed off
Kuzzy the ugly can complain all she wants, but real champs step up no matter
what the conditions(see Federer, Nadal, Graf, Seles).



  
Date: 28 Jan 2009 10:08:48
From: Steve Jaros
Subject: Re: Kuznetsova pissed off
On Jan 28, 4:10=A0am, "DavidW" <n...@email.provided > wrote:
> Stapler wrote:
> > Kuzzy the ugly can complain all she wants, but real champs step up no
> > matter what the conditions
>
> Then why didn't Serena step up in the _outdoor_ conditions, which slams a=
re
> supposed to be in?

When i read your header, i was primed to call kuz a whiner, but rather
than blaming serena, she did the right thing and pointed at an actual
problem: the AO doesn't seem to have a CLEAR POLICY that lets the
players know the specific conditions that will trigger the roof being
closed.

As long as the policy is ambiguous, then players will fear that
favoritism is at work, and justifiably so.


   
Date: 29 Jan 2009 07:38:58
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Kuznetsova pissed off
Steve Jaros wrote:
> On Jan 28, 4:10 am, "DavidW" <n...@email.provided> wrote:
>> Stapler wrote:
>>> Kuzzy the ugly can complain all she wants, but real champs step up
>>> no matter what the conditions
>>
>> Then why didn't Serena step up in the _outdoor_ conditions, which
>> slams are supposed to be in?
>
> When i read your header, i was primed to call kuz a whiner, but rather
> than blaming serena, she did the right thing and pointed at an actual
> problem: the AO doesn't seem to have a CLEAR POLICY that lets the
> players know the specific conditions that will trigger the roof being
> closed.
>
> As long as the policy is ambiguous, then players will fear that
> favoritism is at work, and justifiably so.

I don't think the players or anyone else is suggesting favouritism. It was just
a policy decision mid-match that happened to favour Serena.





  
Date: 28 Jan 2009 09:50:02
From: andrew.reys@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Kuznetsova pissed off
On Jan 28, 2:10 am, "DavidW" <n...@email.provided > wrote:
> Stapler wrote:
> > Kuzzy the ugly can complain all she wants, but real champs step up no
> > matter what the conditions
>
> Then why didn't Serena step up in the _outdoor_ conditions, which slams are
> supposed to be in?

And, of those two, why call Kuznetsova the ugly one?


  
Date: 28 Jan 2009 08:33:52
From:
Subject: Re: Kuznetsova pissed off
On Jan 28, 4:10=A0am, "DavidW" <n...@email.provided > wrote:
> Stapler wrote:
> > Kuzzy the ugly can complain all she wants, but real champs step up no
> > matter what the conditions
>
> Then why didn't Serena step up in the _outdoor_ conditions, which slams a=
re
> supposed to be in?

yes. She got incredibly lucky, Has she ever won a slam in a credible
way?


  
Date: 28 Jan 2009 21:10:29
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Kuznetsova pissed off
Stapler wrote:
> Kuzzy the ugly can complain all she wants, but real champs step up no
> matter what the conditions

Then why didn't Serena step up in the _outdoor_ conditions, which slams are
supposed to be in?