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Serena vs Vika: Which Would You Root For?

View Poll Results: If you had to pick one, which one would you root for against the other?
Serena Williams 11 47.83%
Victoria Azarenka 12 52.17%
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01-25-2013, 02:22 PM
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Serena vs Vika: Which Would You Root For?

Yeah, I know, most people would not deign to root for either player. They are both very unpopular around here. But suppose you had to make a choice, one or the other.

If they faced each other, who would you root for? Explanations encouraged.

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01-25-2013, 02:38 PM
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I actually think that I would root for Serena. Ever since I saw the sisters documentary, cleverly called Venus and Serena, I have warmed ever so slightly to Serena. But Vika leaves me stone cold. She seems calculating all the time and a cheat some of the time.

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01-25-2013, 02:51 PM
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Serena...always been a fan.

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01-25-2013, 03:10 PM
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Vika is actually much more popular around here I think. I guess she hasn't been around long enough and had enough exposure in North America to generate the hate Serena does. Vika is in general much more obnoxious on the court and much more tolerable off the court. Voted for Vika just because.

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01-25-2013, 03:14 PM
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Why is Serena so hated in NA?

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01-25-2013, 03:18 PM
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Because of her history of racially-charged comments to the media and her generally dismissive attitude toward her opponents. Also because of her father and because of the incident with the lineswoman at the US Open.

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Serena...always been a fan.
Same here. I take a lot of heat for it, but I have been a Serena fan from day one. And Vika leaves me cold.

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01-25-2013, 06:06 PM
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Why is Serena so hated in NA?
I honestly don't think she is as hated as it comes across on message boards such as this one. She always seems to be well received at Wimbledon & The US Open amoung other tourneys.

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01-25-2013, 06:09 PM
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Geez, my favourite against my least favourite. Tough choice.

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01-26-2013, 01:41 AM
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I have no problems cheering for Serena, only one in the family that bothers me is the father, rest of the family, especially the mother seems the nicest.

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01-26-2013, 02:57 AM
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Serena because I'm a fan.

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01-26-2013, 01:29 PM
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Vika and it's not even close, if I HAD to pick.

Otherwise, I'd pray for an event that would cause both of them to lose.

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I actually really like both of them.

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Serena's been unfairly treated IMO.
Hingis was much more of a hateable character and got away with it all the time (well except in one final at Roland Garros).

Serena is also an exceptionnal champion.

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Right now I hate Vika more.

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I hate Serena and I can't say that about a lot of people. The way she treats people and for years never gave any of her opponents credit made me turn against her really quickly, and the way she acted towards that line judge at the US Open against Clijsters showed exactly what she is all about. I like Vika's game but don't like the grunting. I guess when it comes down to it, I don't watch any matches when Serena is involved but will watch Vika occasionally.

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Vika hot or not?

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Serena's my favourite female tennis player of alltime so easy choice for me. I hate Vika and can't stand her grunting. Serena absolutely owns her too.

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Vika hot or not?
She's ok, I'd take Serena over her here too though.

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She's ok, I'd take Serena over her here too though.
What?

EDIT: Nvm. I thought you were saying Serena > Vika in hotness. Wait, are you?

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What?

EDIT: Nvm. I thought you were saying Serena > Vika in hotness. Wait, are you?
Yes, I am.

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What?

Edit: Nvm. I thought you were saying serena > vika in hotness. Wait, are you?
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Vika, I guess.

I have nothing against Serena. I'm just tired of the US networks insistence on pandering to her at all times. I've seen US coverage pull away from a compelling mid-tier match to go to a Serena sparring session too many times to count now. It really grates.

I also enjoy the butt hurt Vika's success encourages in some of her haters. Unless she's playing Li Na, who is too awesome for words.

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