|No Player Found|
French media or Tennis Babes- Who's to blame?
Reads: 8,917, Comments: 0
|Please provide feedback on our new site design and any other features.|
|Rate our site and your likelihood of sharing it with your friends.|
|1. You are deemed to have accepted the following terms and conditions once you enter the Contest.|
|2. The Contest is open to individuals of 18 years and above and to residents of USA, Canada, UK and India only.|
|3. E-gift card worth $15 (US/ Canada), £10 (UK) and Rs 500(India) will be emailed to winners within 5 working days of winner announcement.|
|4. Employees, their relatives and immediate families of TennisEarth.com, BookingPulse.com and CuriumTechnologies.com are not eligible to enter.|
|5. The Contest can be withdrawn / terminated at any point without prior intimation or notice.|
|6. Contest winners will be selected randomly by TennisEarth.com and may be published on the site.|
|7. E-gift card will be e-mailed to winner within 5-7 business days. TennisEarth.com will not be liable if the e-gift card is not accepted by the service provider.|
|8. This is a limited period contest and TennisEarth.com reserves the right to withdraw or change the details anytime and without assigning any reasons whatsoever|
|9. All Details submitted must be accurate. Any incorrect or incomplete information found in the entry will result in disqualification from entering the contest.|
|10. Only those entrants will have a chance to win the contest who answer the question correctly.|
|11. Other terms and conditions reserved.|
In recent years top French tennis stars have had media attention for all the wrong reasons. The popular French-trio of Virginie Razzano-Marion Bartoli-Aravane Rezai is often found engaged in verbal vollies due to their on-court spats and several unjustified reasons.
And to everyone's delight, the French media covers the alleged Cat-Fight to perfection. The story goes back in time when former French and Australian Open champion Mary Pierce was quoted as saying that everytime she loses a match, she is referred to as 'Canadian born French' as opposed to her adopted nationality of being a Frenchwoman.
Last year, Virginie Razzano accused Bartoli of taking undue mental advantage during matches by making a fuss about minor injuries. In response to this, Bartoli refused to shake hands with Razzano after retiring from the semifinal match at Aegon International last year.
"She can stop any time in any match," Razzano commented. "If you stop to look at her because she has pain everywhere, she tries to make your concentration go down and you can't play because you are thinking what has happened.
"What she said about me in the newspaper was not really brilliant, but I get that's the way she is," Bartoli said. "I could never say that about another player."
In the latest edition, Bartoli has shown her anger and disapproval over the French media's excessive attention towards Madrid champion Aravane Rezai. Bartoli is ranked higher than Rezai and lost their previous meeting in the final at the year ending Bali championships.
"I don't give a damn," Bartoli said about media's attention to Rezai despite a comparatively lower rank than hers. "When I played semis in Miami, I had the impression that nobody cares. Nobody notices. You can manage the way you want. I don't care. I try and play well and win matches."
When asked about her ambitions, Bartoli later added - "There is no ambition, you know. The player who had ambition is the player you mentioned before."
Rezai, who is in phenomenal form these days and is more than eager to hog the limelight, didnt waste anytime in responding to Bartoli's comments - Marion is a difficult girl. She already attacked me two years ago when I reached the final in Istanbul. If she has a problem with me, I don't know, because I did nothing. That's a bit of a shame, but that's her education. I mean, she attacked me many times in the press."
"I don't have the same education as the one she has. I think I have respect for players. I do what I have to do. I get on with many people. But with Marion, it's very difficult. She has difficulties getting included with the other girls," Rezai added.
Bartoli may be a common element in these few instances but the truth is that the way the French media has handled the entire series of spats not very admirable. When Mary Pierce was going through the rough phase in her career, she wasn't really handled well by the native media
Now a look at the other side of the coin shows that some of the issues have been handled with grace and dignity as well. Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo's coming out as a Lesbian could have been given a controversial stint, but things turned out in Frenchwoman's favour due to the fine media coverage.
Unfortunately, in the current scenario, the increasing spats between WTA players and the media coverage has added a different flavour to these tournaments, especially the French Open, which is already dogged by severe criticism for mis-management.
Follow the Swashbuckling action at Roland Garros with TennisEarth.com and get the minute by minute updates of the French Open
You could also be the Champion at this season. Participate in Tennis Earth Amateur Grand Slam Tournament and win loads of prizes. For more details click here.
|Shoot Your Photo with Webcam||Upload Your Photo|
|Please Choose Your Gender|