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Which ones look like Wozniak and Rodionova? I don't see any resemblance at all!

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Which ones look like Wozniak and Rodionova? I don't see any resemblance at all!
They won't say that when they'l lsee the new Wozniak

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Re: Margaret Lumia (54yo) - oldest newcomer ever?

wow...a decent usta player can get through to the semis of a 10k at the age of 54 that's more sad than impressive

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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wow...a decent usta player can get through to the semis of a 10k at the age of 54 that's more sad than impressive
She's much better than a recreational club player though. She's won a bunch of national doubles titles in the 30 and over and 35 and over divisions recently. Even results like that would be impressive given her age.

Hopefully she keeps playing when she can. Although it's pretty funny that one of the girls she beat in the first round here is 15 years old
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I said that.
sorry i saw wozniacki instead of wozniak

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She's the woman on pink

the woman on the right is rodiobitch
woz in the middle
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Full of respect but I'm sure she must've given their opponents some hard times...and won quite some points for that. I mean if I were on the other side of her court, I would seriously not know how to play worrying I might hurt her by accident.

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sorry i saw wozniacki instead of wozniak






the woman on the right is rodiobitch
woz in the middle
She looks too nice and friendly to be Rodionova.

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And Wozniak's standing next to Lumia, too.
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She does look like Wozniak.
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http://www.circuitotenisfeminino.com...benlumia_m.jpg Here´s another pic of Margaret (on the left) with Andrea Benitez. She reached two 10k semis with Andre in Brazil.

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Nice story.
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Re: Margaret Lumia (54yo) - oldest newcomer ever?

Margaret Lumia (54)is the oldest ranked player on the tour and must be the oldest rookie in the history of the game. She played her first professonal tournament in Sep 2010 at the age of 53. Since then, she reached the finals of Havana, four semi finals (Mazatlan, Bucaramanga, Ribeirao, Sao Paulo) and two quarter finals (Rancaqua, Encarnacion) of ITF $10,000 events.

I watched her play with Andrea Benitez in Havana last week at an ITF $10k. Two seeded singles players got heat stroke during the tournament and retired. The humidity and heat oppression was unbearable. And the extra heat coming off the hard court ... makes Miami appear mild! The semi final match was terrific tennis. Lumia/Benitez won the third set 16-14 after saving 6 match points against them and finally converting their third match point. Their first round and quarter final matches were easily won. Unfortunately, they appeared flat for the finals which was not enough to get the job done.

Looking at the ITF records, Lumia has had several partners. At the pro level, everybody has a good partner and all know how to play the game. These professionals would easily expose and exploit a weak player on the court. I have watched many Futures matches - and these girls all hit the felt off the ball. In doubles, all have great serves, returns and love to go right at the net guy. Lumia obviously has the skill to compete and win. And her WTA ranking continues to climb - for sure, under 800 with her points from Cuba.

USTA records show she was ranked number 1 in 30s doubles in 2009 and 2010. Also shows she was ranked number 1 in Open doubles and had nice success playing open and 30s mixed. Besides the USTA, Lumia has no other history. No college play. Nothing. She has come out of nowhere to be a ranked player facing kids one half to a third her age. I find her amazing and great for the sport of tennis. It shows that hard work does pay off.
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She's the woman on pink
Blimey, she looks good for 54!
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