FTW- After losing her second round match 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 in a tough match against Ekaterina Makarova, which didn’t conclude until after midnight on Thursday morning because of a rain delay, the World No. 5 took a swipe at the U.S. Open for its decision to put her on the fifth court, and Sharapova on center court.
Here’s what she said:
“I think putting out a schedule where the No. 5 in the world in playing on Court 5, fifth match on after 11 [p.m.], I think that is unacceptable. When you look at center court, I understand completely the business side of things and everything, but someone who comes back from a drug sentence, and you know, performance enhancing drugs, and then all of the sudden gets to play every single match on center court, I think that’s a questionable thing to do.”
You know, if you re-listen to Caroline Wozniacki's comments after finding out they came following a loss then they start to sound a lot like this...
Now, maybe that's because Caroline Wozniacki - ironically enough - looks strikingly like the grown up version of Jan, but it's probably more than likely because she's whining about not getting attention immediately she proving she wasn't deserving of it.
I'd choose a hell of a lot of other hills to die on before I even thought about scaling an unforgiving mountain to argue on behalf of Maria Sharapova's playing ability, so perhaps it is "unfair" that someone who gave a black eye (or a broken nose) to women's tennis immediately regained it's spotlight. I just think there is a better time to bitch about the inherent injustices of the business side of things than immediately after coming out on the ass end of the athletic side of things.
Admittedly, I would be pissed if I was the 5th ranked player in the world and was getting served table scrapes in terms of time slots because the disgraced 146th ranked player in the world made for better eye candy. I just wouldn't display my envy in front of a camera until I made that shitty time slot my bitch. Her point which, all things considered, is a pretty fair one instantaneously loses it's luster when the circumstances surrounding it make it sound like the manifestation of a middle child's inferiority complex.
Simply put? Just win baby...then worry about calling the hot girl a morally corrupt piece of shit whose occupational legitimacy is skin deep.