Davis Cup- for women?

09-10-2002, 04:02 AM
You know what? Tennis is still a little sexist. I mean, both Williams' sisters could totally kick most of the ATP's spinters; Jennifer, Monica, Steffi, Martina (both of them), and Tracy have all these tennis records; and women's tennis is SO stable at the moment and great - but do we see equal opportunity for everyone in tennis? Do we have a Davis Cup for women? Not that I see!!!
It just bugs me... I'm a little feminist and as much as I love watching the ATP (cos guys ROCK), I think women would make Davis Cup so much fun. It just bugs me- what do y'all think?

Tennis Fool
09-10-2002, 04:03 AM
Umm, it's called FedCup.

09-10-2002, 04:19 AM
oh my :o

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2002, 04:40 AM

What Tennis Fool said.

09-10-2002, 05:02 AM
And also, last time that Venus and Serena played a male pro, it was nicotine fiend Karsten Braasch, ranked in the 200's, and he beat one sister 6-1 and followed it up by beating the other sister (rested) 6-2.

They may be much better these days but so are the men...the result would be about the same if not worse for V & S.

Magnus's #1 Fan
09-10-2002, 05:48 AM
It's called Federation Cup!! :rolleyes:

09-10-2002, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by roddicktennisbabe
[B Do we have a Davis Cup for women? Not that I see!!!

~Mindy [/B]

DUH! How can you not know about Fed. Cup?!

09-10-2002, 10:27 AM
somoeone who is so feminist would know this, wouldn't they?

09-10-2002, 10:32 AM
Relax dudes, the girl made an honest mistake.
you know what would be cool? if they put the two events together! they could have 2 men's singles matches, 2 women's singles matches, one women's doubles, one men double's and a mixed doubles match! that would be amazing!

09-10-2002, 10:46 AM
i-girl - how bout Hopman cup? ;)

09-10-2002, 11:02 AM
nah, hopman cup is lame! only 2 people, and it's not an official tour event. I'm taling about a team of, say, six people, the best players every country can offer! think big! think Lindsay, Monica Serena, pete, James & Andi vs. Amelie, Dechy, Arnaud, sebastian etc. oooh, I'm getting myself excited now:D .

09-10-2002, 11:17 AM
Excited like in wet? ;)

09-10-2002, 11:25 AM
pfff, watch your mouth, Junior. I know your parents raised you better than talking like that to your ELDERS.

09-10-2002, 11:26 AM
lol @ the thread

09-10-2002, 11:36 AM
quietly chuckling to myself ;) hehe

09-10-2002, 11:46 AM
what, you don't find my joined cup idea genius? some people have no vision:rolleyes: . :D

09-10-2002, 11:52 AM
The Hopman Cup has been an Official ITF event since 1997
they don't have the time to expand that
and there is no way the Davis Cup will change to incorporate the women.

A new event is also very doubtful as there isn't room on the calendar and players are already playing too much

09-10-2002, 11:55 AM
yes, it's unlikely, hence the need for VISION.
no sense of humor. do you happen to be a williams fan;) ?

09-10-2002, 12:12 PM
LMAO ....... you got to be kidding :D

09-10-2002, 12:16 PM
ahhaa! humorless russian log. yes, I was kidding, I know you're not a Williams fan. I was trying to make fun of you and of Williams fans at the same time:D .
you are a lost cause TBE:( ! well, at least you're smart ,though politically misguided.
are you mad enough at me already:) ?

09-10-2002, 12:21 PM
Noga talk :p
Eggy likes only russian players. Unless the Williamses will become russian there is no way he will like them ;)

09-10-2002, 12:24 PM
my Grandpa was Russian, so I can say whatever I want about Russians. the rule is, you can make fun of yourself. I can make fun of Jews, and of Russians.

09-10-2002, 12:25 PM
So i can laugh at germans & guys from Poland. Awsome.

09-10-2002, 12:27 PM
I can make fun of Russians, Germans and Hungarians then. but I take it back, you can only make fun of your OWN people, so we can both only make fun of jews.

09-10-2002, 12:29 PM
Ok. But last time it happend (Chanda thread) i got my ass kicked by you.

09-10-2002, 12:30 PM
very true. I'll correct myself again: I can make fun of Jews, YOU will keep quiet and say "yes, Ma'am" to everything I say.

09-10-2002, 12:31 PM
Yes ma'am

09-10-2002, 12:32 PM
good boy.

09-10-2002, 12:32 PM
Bad woman :p

09-10-2002, 12:34 PM
ok, I will simply have to gag you:rolleyes: .

09-10-2002, 12:34 PM
at least you said "woman", and not girl. I did teach you something after all:angel: .

09-10-2002, 12:35 PM
Gag me? Give it your best shot. :D

09-10-2002, 12:36 PM
Why is "woman" better than "girl"?
Lets take it to our thread, i feel people here are getting frustrated with us spamming ;)

09-10-2002, 12:38 PM
did I tell you already today you are a shame to Israelis everywhere?
ok, teenager-from-hell, I will go for a while now, to work some, catch you later. try and be respectable and represent Israel in a dignified fashion.

09-10-2002, 12:39 PM
Yes woman, go to do your stuff. Me in that time, will plan another way to humiliate Israel in WTA & ATPworld, & to laugh at you & piss you off! Mwahahahaha (evil laugh)

09-10-2002, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by i-girl
nah, hopman cup is lame! only 2 people, and it's not an official tour event.

Total management of the event was handed over to the ITF at the end of the last tournament (so it will be ITF in Jan 2003)

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2002, 11:28 PM
TBE likes some players who arent Russian, the Russians are just his faves.

For men, as far as I can tell he ADORES Tim Henman... I mean Carlos Moya :angel:

Tennis Fool
09-10-2002, 11:34 PM
Hopman Cup should incorporate by Fed and Davis Cups and only be played once every two years like Ryder Cup, and get MASSIVE Tv attention.

THAT would be good for the game:)

09-10-2002, 11:57 PM
Eggy loves potatoes, hens, penises(AHAHA), and bad teeth!:o

09-10-2002, 11:58 PM
Ok everyone, I DID not know that... obviously, if me and everyone I know who plays tennis didn't know that, then, ummm... guess it's not that popular like Davis Cup. Sorry about that.. but c'mon, give me a break, ok? It was an honest mistake... besides, what's this board for anyways if it's not for information?! Just don't be all "oh, I don't believe you didn't know that, you're so dumb". NOONE knows everything about tennis, right? But forgive my ummmm... lack of knowledge of women's tennis? Yeah, that! :D Thanks for the info guys~

Chloe le Bopper
09-11-2002, 12:08 AM
Fed Cup doesn't get the recognition Davis Cup does because it hasn't been around as long or some silly reason like that :rolleyes:

As you can see I think that is a weak reason..

They should promote it more, for sure.

But they don't promote the wta well, so I'm not surprised that the Fed Cup falls victim to the same problem :(

09-11-2002, 03:44 AM
Originally posted by Tennis Fool
Hopman Cup should incorporate by Fed and Davis Cups and only be played once every two years like Ryder Cup, and get MASSIVE Tv attention.

THAT would be good for the game:)

It does get massive TV attention here (it gets better coverage than 3 of the 4 slams)

Chloe le Bopper
09-11-2002, 04:47 AM
I think that he meant it would get international attention.

I don't get any Hopman Cup coverage whatsoever, but I'd to get some :(

09-11-2002, 07:12 AM
Move to Australia so you can watch it :p

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-11-2002, 07:28 AM
Doesn't it take place in Aussieland every year?! I love the tournament btw.

09-11-2002, 10:08 AM
Yeah, I think it's 2 weeks before the Australian Open

King Aaron
09-11-2002, 10:14 AM
yeah!! it's the only tournament where both men and women play a part in determining their countries fate!!

09-11-2002, 10:55 AM
...and the Australian team shocked everyone last year because the team member who let us down was...Hewitt....not that he could really help having to forfeit due to chickenpox