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Iga Pummels Coco, Jabeur Makes Anti War Statement In Cancun

For the ninth time in ten meetings, Iga Swiatek defeated Coco Gauff in straight sets yesterday at WTA Finals in Cancun 60 75.

“In the second set, obviously, it got more tight,” Swiatek told reporters of the round robin win. “I was happy I stayed focused. I had plenty of chances in her first service games to break back, but I knew somehow I would use one of those chances.”

Swiatek sounds like herself again. After her only loss to Gauff at the Cincinnati Open semifinals, Swiatek said she wasn’t able to “play freely” – a very strange and slightly suspicious excuse explanation for a world no. 1 player to make publicly.

Now that the shackles and chains have been removed, Swiatek is herself again and she looked in her ultimate form, a stunning combination of accurate shotmaking, hyperactive footwork, wrecking machine body language and energy aura. Minimal sign of stupid shots and dummy tactics which for some reason Swiatek noticeably resorts to on infrequent occasions.

The surprise of the night though was the heroic, bold actions of Ons Jabeur. The Tunisian woman again made an anti war/pro peace statement after her 64 63 win vs. Marketa Vondrousova.

Ons Jabeur announced on Wednesday that she would donate a portion of her WTA Finals Cancun prize money to Palestinian aid. 

After earning her first win of the week at the season-ending championships vs. the Wimbledon champion from Czech Republic, Jabeur tearfully addressed the crowd.

“I am very happy with the win, but I haven’t been happy lately, to be honest with you. The situation in the world doesn’t make me happy,” Jabeur said before breaking down in tears while being interviewed on court by Andrew Krasny. After regaining her composure the WTA no. 7 star discussed the bloody, murderous ethnic cleansing war in Gaza between Palestine and Israel.

“It’s very tough seeing children, babies dying every day. It’s heartbreaking. So I’ve decided to donate part of my prize money to help the Palestinians. I cannot be happy with just this win, with what is happening. I’m sorry guys, [I know] it’s supposed to be about tennis, but it’s very frustrating looking at videos every day. I’m sorry, it’s not a political message. It’s just humanity. I want peace in this world and that’s it.” 

“I try to stay off social media as much as I can, but it’s very tough,” Jabeur said. “You go through videos, photos, they’re horrible, horrible photos every day. It doesn’t help me sleep or recover very well and the worst thing is I feel hopeless. I feel like I cannot do anything. I wish I can have a magic hand and just end all this and just peace for everybody. But it is frustrating, and maybe donating some money would help a little bit with what they have been going through. But I know money doesn’t mean anything right now to them. So I wish freedom for everybody and really peace for everyone.”

It remains to be seen if the media, which heavily favors the Israel genocide of Palestine, will begin to target Jabeur for her heroic statement, or try to cancel or assassinate her character and reputation.

Swiatek, a high profile supporter of Ukraine in the war vs. Russia, but totally mute on the Gaza Genocide, will face next Jabeur in the final round robin group match.

Video of Jabeur’s statement in Cancun is at the WTA site story but Israel is not mentioned.

Ons Jabeur Biofile interview

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  • Sam · November 4, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t follow women’s tennis, but I’m glad that Coco isn’t really dominating the tour after her improbable U.S. Open win.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 5, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Perhaps because they all rolled over for her this summer and that’s no longer happening.

  • Sam · November 8, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    I think I know what you’re saying there. 😏

    Heard that Swiatek won the whole thing, so good for her.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 9, 2023 at 8:06 am

    Sam, Let’s see if Iga is permitted to “play freely” in AO and FO and Wimb next year.

  • Sam · November 11, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    Sam, Let’s see if Iga is permitted to “play freely” in AO and FO and Wimb next year.

    Scoop, maybe she needs to make some sort of donation to someone in order to play “freely.” 😆

    From an article whose comments have now closed:

    The first Night Stalker film about the vampire terrorizing Las Vegas is the best by far

    Interesting—maybe it’s on DVD now or something.

    For some reason I could not watch more than a minute of Beverly Hillbillies )

    Well, did you like any other shows featuring country bumpkins, like Gomer Pyle: USMC or The Andy Griffith Show?

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 12, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Sam, Yes Iga makes it easy to read, easy to see when she’s really playing to win with high energy and animation, and when she’s playing dumb. The Night Stalker original pilot film is definitely worth a watch. Never could watch Gomer Pyle or Andy Griffith either.

  • Sam · November 14, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    Yes Iga makes it easy to read, easy to see when she’s really playing to win with high energy and animation, and when she’s playing dumb.

    Is she still the WTA #1?

    Never could watch Gomer Pyle or Andy Griffith either.

    Well, Scoop, I guess you’re just an insufferable city slicker. 😉

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 14, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    No, i prefer nature actually. most tv shows lose my attention very quickly, not a fan of sitcoms or tv shows of any kind, it’s all social engineering, brainwashing and silliness. I’d rather watch a bird or a leave fall.

  • Sam · November 17, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    not a fan of sitcoms or tv shows of any kind, it’s all social engineering, brainwashing and silliness.

    Certainly nowadays. But 50–60 years ago, I really don’t think most comedies were about social engineering.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 18, 2023 at 8:26 am

    Sam, right, it started in the late 60s and 70s. Even Brady Bunch had an agenda )

  • Sam · November 20, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    Scoop, did The Brady Bunch really have an agenda?

    Well, if that show were still going on today, they’d probably be calling it The Brady Butch. 😉

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 21, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Sam, family break up and dysfunction. It was more subtle back then but between the extremes of Leave It To Beaver and later All In The Family that later family mockery show with Christina Applegate, I can’t remember name of show. Also Diffrent Strokes had an agenda.

  • Sam · November 24, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    Scoop, oh, you’re talking about Married with Children?? Actually, my father used to watch that show a lot. And when he had it on, I couldn’t stay in the same room for more than a few minutes because the dialogue was so disgusting. 🤮

    Never really watched Different Strokes, but I couldn’t stand All in the Family.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 25, 2023 at 6:40 am

    That show was unwatchable degenerate filth to make white people look stupid. While the Cosby Show was absurdly unrealistic and served a different agenda.

  • Sam · November 28, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    You’re probably right that th4e agenda was to make white folks look bad. 🤢

    I remember in the late ’80s, EVERYONE, it seemed, was watching Cosby. But I just never got into it. I didn’t hate the show or anything—I just didn’t really understand the appeal. 🤔

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 28, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Some shows they almost force people to watch, with culture peer pressure. Like white people almost feel subconsciously pressured to keep watching and buying nba and nfl for fear of being called racist. That NFL Chiefs fan kid who wore an indian head dress and painted his face black and red is now being smeared by the anti white media as racist. It’s ridiculous.



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