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I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 19:52
She tweeted and then deleted a picture of herself with a conspicuous pregnancy type bump with the caption "20 weeks".

If this is true then it means she won the Australian Open whilst pregnant at the age of 35 without dropping a set.

Greatest. Of. All. Time.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 19:55
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East German athletes used to get pregnant on purpose because the first trimester creates lots of extra blood cells which in turn makes them better athletes

So in a way it's cheating
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 19:56
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Oh **** off you whining old khunt.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 19:58
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Are you cross at having your biological ignorance rubbed in your face? Cos I don't think i can be blamed for that.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:00
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Brad's big donger
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:13
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Have you ever seen a female east german athlete? There ks absolutely no way one of them would have been able to get pregnant.
Osama
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:14
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couldn't catch them?
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:15
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Heh@oz
Tam
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:17
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that has to be utter rubbish. The first 3 months of pregnancy are for a good proportion of women a mixture of exhaustion and all day nausea
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:19
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I suspect they were happy to top up with thalidomide where necessary
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Posted - 19 April 2017 20:34
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Your mother obviously did.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:51
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Because...?
Tam
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:55
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clergs, Serena Williams is fab please take back your unkind comment about her

be quick, it's my bedtime
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Posted - 19 April 2017 20:56
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I didn't ask her. I expect she just didn't like you, even when you were in the womb.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 20:56
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Oh no Tam. According to Clergs Serena used Thalidomide to win the Australian Open.

Mind you, Clergs is a ladypart so what can you expect?
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:57
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What's unkind about saying that pregnancy can improve athletic performance and so performing well while pregnant isn't actually a surprise?
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 20:57
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Oh army you actually are teclis!

I see

Weird
Tam
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:00
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I think the reference to cheating qualifies as unkind
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:02
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It's arguably an unfair advantage. I'm not suggesting she should be disqualified, it wasn't banned or anything.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:03
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And pregnant women aren't some sort of special Olympics situation

The op was ignorant
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:04
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Yes Clergs. Everyone who doesn't like you is Teclis.

You abused a dead woman's memory today. A woman who give far more to the world in her short lifetime than you will in all of yours should you live to be one hundred. You are a stupid, ignorant, mean, nasty woman and you spoil anything nice you come across.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 21:05
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Like I said Tam, she's a stupid, ignorant, mean, nasty woman and she doesn't know when to shut up or fvck off.

If I thought it would do any good I'd actually hate her.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:07
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I just assumed only teclis did pathetic hissy fits to this level of competition

I guess he has a challenger

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Posted - 19 April 2017 21:09
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You have no challengers for spitefulness Clergs. You're out there on your own. I now understand why you don't really have any friends. Why would anyone want to be friends with you. You don't do empathy and that's the sine qua non.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:10
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In case anyone is wondering, I abused a dead woman's memory by agreeing that her adage (we have more in common than divides us) was true but not in the way she intended (we're all equally rubbish).

I didn't even bring up how her husband was bundled out of save the children after being accused of sexual impropriety towards colleagues.

Picture of restraint.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:11
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The friends thing is quite a miss

Maybe try "I can see why all your relationships are weird"
Osama
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:12
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Clergs you're being attacked by a child
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:14
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Sorry, it's like when I got sucked into "no it's MY CHOOCHOO TRAIN"
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:15
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Keep going love. Put your back into it. You're not even trying.
Osama
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:16
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defo not teccers, nearer matty but not certain
jolijohn
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:17
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Ethel Kennedy was back on the tennis court the same day after giving birth
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:20
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You can tell a person by the company they keep. Clergs and Osama. How appropriate.
Osama
Posted - 19 April 2017 21:20
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alright Thicky?
left-arm wheels
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:13
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I assumed army was bright carver
Praises Orgies
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:19
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No army is neither BC nor teclis

He's a top poster generally, and it's a pretty understandable to clerg
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:19
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Ahhh he's one of serg's sock puppets
Praises Orgies
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:27
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It's not one of my sockpuppets clerg you arse flavoured toolbag

Everyone knows my sockpuppets. I've got my fake Hyoo account, my fake devereux (RIP) account (although I'm not sure I can remember the password) and I've got my account for when I wish to post incognito, Pergio Sarisse.

Besides, I was fvcking awful at using sockpuppets because I kept forgetting to log in as the right one.

Army is no-one's sockpuppet and has been a regular poster for a long time.
Praises Orgies
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:28
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I'm not sure I can remember my fake Hyoo password either, come to think of it. It's been months since I posted from it iirc
Keef is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:46
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1. Graf
2. Court
3. Williams, S
4. Navratilova
Saillaw
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:49
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Brad are you too you have fantasised about Katrin Krabbe?
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:49
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Graf was blown away by Monica Seles and would never have won the number of grand slams she did if Seles hadn't been stabbed. She was a superb athlete and a great player, no doubt but Seles was better.
Keef is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:55
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There was a period during which Seles had the upper hand, just like there was a period where Nadal had the upper hand on Federer. There's no doubt where history stands on either.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 22:58
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Seles came on the scene and beat her up, then got stabbed. That's pretty much it, except that she came back and won a few more grand slams a few years later.
Keef is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:59
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I'm not sure you've said anything new there.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 22:59
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Keef is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:03
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Could have. Would have. Should have...

Tbf I have a lot of sympathy with the view that Seles would have won more than 9 had she not been stabbed. The unfortunate part is that she was, and she didn't. I'm not sure that detracts all that much from Graf, especially the golden slam of '88.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 23:10
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Except that as Mary Joe Fernandez says, Seles took the game to a new level. She was a better player m7. In 1991-1992 she won 6 out of the 8 Grand Slam titles and was in the final of Wimbledon without winning in 1992. She won the first one of 1993 and was then stabbed before the French. She was in the ascendant at that point. She was the better player.

The stats don't lie.
hoolie is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:11
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What tam said

I was so relieved when I found out I was pregnant. I thought I had leukaemia
Praises Orgies
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:11
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I'd be interested to know what Seles' winning record was like just before she got stabbed. Obviously her overall 80% or so (still seriously good) will be taken down by her post-stabbing performance.

Graf's is well over 88%, which is miles ahead of Williams, or even Federer or Djokovic (albeit that their relative competition was fiercer).

Graf was just frighteningly consistent, as well as bagging so many titles.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 23:13
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Mate. Seles won 7 of the 98 Grand Slams she played in before the stabbing and was in the final of one of the others.

That's pretty much total domination of the sport.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 23:14
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That should say *7 of the 9 Grand Slams*
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Posted - 19 April 2017 23:16
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hoolie is voting lib dem
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What tam said

I was so relieved when I found out I was pregnant. I thought I had leukaemia


Well quite. But Clergs read something on the internet so, you know......

Or maybe the idea of someone doing something she can't and, god forbid, being praised for it was just too much for her to cope with.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 23:19
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The bloke who stabbed her was a bonkers Steffi Graf fan who said he wanted Steffi to be back at the top of the game. She won 8 grand slam singles titles before her 20th birthday. The grunting was annoying but she could really play.
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:19
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Are you the one who usually has Charmed (the TV series) usernames?
Praises Orgies
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:20
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That can't be right because she didn't win Wimbledon either year? Or did she not compete in one of them?

In any event, so did Graf in 88-89.

Stepping up in the biggest tournaments is obviously integral, but I'd just be interested to know what Seles' overall record was like. Even though Graf went off the boil a bit mid career 89-93, she still has a career record bettered only by Court I believe.
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:21
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Usually is a strong way of putting it. I've been around quite a long time. I've had many usernames - most of which I can't even remember.
Praises Orgies
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:21
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Oh sorry you said 7 of 9, yes
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:23
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Yeah i haven't JUST read about it on the internet, have I

Maybe stop spouting off about things you can't actually ever experience and accept that there are biological reasons that it can make some women superpowered

I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:25
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1991 Aussie, French, US wins - didn't win Wimbledon
1992 Aussie, French US wins - finalist at Wimbledon
1993 Aussie win - stabbed at a clay courter in Germany before the French

That's seven in nine, with one of the other two reaching the final. She had taken over from Steffi by then. She came onto the scene after Steffi was established and was in the process of stealing her crown. She was world number one. It was over.
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:26
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Yeah, just like Tam and Hoolie just described.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:28
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Yes except I would describe the opposite as would, clearly, all the athletes on record as saying the same and indeed the two world record winners

Sorry if two women with bad experiences on ROF are your only evidence but doesn't make you right
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:28
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Yeah that's right I'm literally likening myself to a lady usain bolt
Praises Orgies
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:31
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Yep, agreed, but then (a) she was stabbed at the peak of her game, never having gone through a rough patch (all sportsmen do, even Jahangir Khan) (b) it would still be interesting to see what her overall record was just before the stabbing, because that's a secondary measure.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:32
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Was this around the time of the ice skating bludgeoning?

Sport in the 80s
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:34
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Sorry if two women with bad experiences on ROF are your only evidence but doesn't make you right

Could say exactly the same about you except it's only one woman and what you read on the internet.

Now, off you toddle.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:37
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Yeah. My experience and referenced experience vs two people you've never met and you with your cock.

Snort. I hope that first they come for the fannies. I'll wave you off.
Praises Orgies
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:39
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Fvck off clergio notm7 I'm being tennis educ7d from b4 I was born
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:43
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If you stay close enough for me to see you I'll be phoning them up to take me away.
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Posted - 19 April 2017 23:45
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It's funny because before she was stabbed Seles was not very popular. She was the first one to really get her grunt on. A lot of people really disliked that. Then she got stabbed, took two years out, came back and won another Grand Slam and by the time she retired everyone loved her.

Suffering eh?
Keef is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 19 April 2017 23:57
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Lots of women players get off to a flyer when they're young (e.g. Hingis) and are untouchable for a couple of years before fallibility / boredom / discovering cock kicks in, and they wander down the rankings. There's no guarantee that Seles would have continued on that early form - she could have done a Hingis and faded away.
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Posted - 20 April 2017 00:03
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No-one could touch her Keith. Seriously.

I love Steffi to bits too but Monica was a different gravy. She hit it harder, moved better, thought faster. Steffi was never going to catch up.
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Posted - 20 April 2017 00:06
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And she cane back won another one.
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Posted - 20 April 2017 01:53
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Keef is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 06:13
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Seems a very knowledgeable chap.
Bert Weedon
Posted - 20 April 2017 06:56
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Well, Charmed I'm sure....
hoolie is voting lib dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:17
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Looks like it's true anyway

Baby due in the autumn so probably 6-8 weeks pregnant at the time.