Women's thinking on the court cannot be compared with men's thinking. Women's tactic is: Just hit your ball to the place where your opponent doesn't stand at! And nothing more! There's no "now give some spin, now is an important point, rise it a little, switch to the backhand." No way! It's only close your eyes and and storm-blast with all force to the opponent's side.
Some of Tipsarevic's criticism in this rant has validity--that the women's power game has overtaken what some of us would refer to as real tennis, but then--I could say the same for the men's game. I, for one, think that doing away with wooden racquets was a major assault on the beauty and cerebral excitement of the game. Martina Hingis herself said that some of the younger players know power much more than they know strategy.
Tipsarevic, however, puts no value at all on women's tennis, and claims that most ATP players feel the same way. His suggestion for what WTA players should earn when they play the Grand Slam tournaments? "...the plane ticket, and nothing more." He also says that Ivanovic "hits like a truck on steroids." And to see Sharapova and Ivanovic lose only a few games in a match, he says, "makes me sick!"
Had Tipsarevic stuck to the valid (in my opinion) criticism that more women in the WTA need to learn to be tacticians and not just hitters, I would not have found his statements offensive at all. But he asserts that no women in the WTA use meaningful tactics or understand the cerebral part of the game. That is pure nonsense. His own countrywoman, Jelena Jankovic, has one of the most well-rounded games on the tour, and is a great court thinker. Has he never watched Amelie Mauresmo, Anna Chakvetadze, Patty Schnyder, Tatiana Golovin, Flavia Pennetta, Daniela Hantuchova, or Anabel Medina Garrigues? And if he thinks that power hitters are limited to power hitting, has he never watched Venus and Serena Williams?
The type of thinking that manifests itself in statements like Tipsarevic's goes like this: You have contempt for someone. You pay attention to the incompetent and undesirable things that person (or group of persons) does, then conclude--because of your prejudice--that all members of that group do the same thing. Your conclusion, in other words, fits your preconceived notion. Sadly, that is the only explanation for Tipsarevic's thinking, because a more objective observer would have seen both the weaknesses and the strengths in the women's game.
Welcome to the creepy little club, Tipsy. You just lost a fan.