Friday, September 11, 2009

Quote For The Day

"She's known as the Belgian Maria Sharapova,"--Bill Macatee, about first-time US Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer, on CBS sports.

9 comments:

Ben Rothenberg said...

One of the dumbest things I've heard all tournament.

Craig Hickman said...

Ben, where to begin?

Matt said...

Where does that comparison even begin!?

sG said...

O-kay. Is this supposed to recommend her to me? If so, epic fail.

Why must every new supposedly hot young thing be the next Maria? Why is her no serving ass the ideal?

Craig Hickman said...

sG, welcome back.

pompelmo said...

It can be a mere indication of "style". Your hate makes you blind.

Craig Hickman said...

Actually, pompelmo, it's a reference to her coming to the States as a young girl with her father, without her mother (who, in her case, had passed away) and spending three years at a tennis academy in Florida to develop her game.

Not sure if you were talking to me but if so, I have pretty clear vision.

pompelmo said...

Craig, it is a reply to sG. It does not have to be supposed to do anything. MS a tennis player and somebody is referring to a similarity. I am pretty sure that this comment would have not recieved these kind of comments if it was, for example, Belgian Ana Ivanovic.

When I read the NBA draft capsules, this is a common thing. Nobody knows Wickmeier. I would think it is a little clue for what to expect.

Craig Hickman said...

For me, the statement was stupid precisely because so few know who she is. My first reaction when I heard him say it was, Known by whom? And who coined the moniker?

For her to be "known" as the Belgian Maria Sharapova implies a broader knowledge.

And out of respect for Maria Sharapova's tennis resume -- and she does have an impressive one -- it was an even more jarring description.