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Thumbs down 2004 - The Year of the WALKOVERS???

Just from the top of my head:

Gold Coast:

Dechy def Schnyder W/O

Sydney:

Henin-Hardenne def Davenport W/O

Aussie Open:

Zuluaga def Mauresmo W/O

Tokyo TPP:

Rubin def V.Williams W/O
Maleeva def Rubin W/O

Paris:

Golovin def Hantuchova W/O




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it was meant to be

just to balance things out you see... last year... in the beginning of the year, the top players were kinda healthy (Williams, Belgiums) everyone,well, me!!, thought that they would be playing fighting for each tourny they would be in... good in the beginning bad at the end...

now its bad at the beginng hopefully a happy ending...
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The scary thing is tis only the fourth tourny, the injury list continues to build and past injuries don't seem healed, serena still not fit, venus reinjured, jen nobody knows how serious, Amelie's injury seems difficult, kim as an ankle that ain't getting better, seles still no one knows. At this pont only Justine, myskina and dementieva seem healthy but mentally elena isn't.
is there someone out there with a voodoo doll?
Hingis must be positvely healthy compared to the majority of the top players. Maybe tis time she considered a comeback.

Rena- a tennis great! 22 at striking distance.

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This season is turning out to either be a turning point, a breaking point
or just really fu*ked up! I'm picking the latter, really weird shit.
I don't know if everyone is just burned out, living on their past glories,
given up, coasting or unable to keep up the new super standard ala
Serena and Justine "Suck it up! NAVY seals" Ms. Buff fitness programs?
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WTA is in a huge slump. It's boring as hell.
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did you also know that there were at least 3 walkovers in the mixed doubles of the AO open?
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Does anybody else think that Venus and Serena have raised the WTA
bar sooooo high that nobody, not even themselves can compete and sustain
that level season, after season, after season? Add to the mix, the super
NAVY Seals like fitness of the new #1 and #2 players in the world, who
if you recall were already super fit and running around like electric
jack rabbits when they first appeared on tour back in 1999.

We have to also understand that because of high level of play
from the Sisters, JHH and Kim, most players are shut out
of the semi's or finals. They have to player smaller
TIER 2 or TIER 3 events to gather points, make their sponsors
happy, earn a wage.

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injuries happen, its sport!!

dont focus too much on the injuries, otherwise u'll end up hating women's tennis!!

focus on other things, like the fact that lindsay davenport is playing the final against maleeva to attempt to take her 4th tokyo tournament AND 39th career title in all
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injuries happen, its sport!!

dont focus too much on the injuries, otherwise u'll end up hating women's tennis!!

focus on other things, like the fact that lindsay davenport is playing the final against maleeva to attempt to take her 4th tokyo tournament AND 39th career title in all
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thats rude and childish
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injuries happen, its sport!!

dont focus too much on the injuries, otherwise u'll end up hating women's tennis!!

focus on other things, like the fact that lindsay davenport is playing the final against maleeva to attempt to take her 4th tokyo tournament AND 39th career title in all

Your right! Let's not focus on the negative.
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I agree that the Lindsay vs. Maggie final has a bit of excitement, but it still doesn't mean much. Last year Lindsay took the final against Monica, and it didn't change anything for her.
And it won't change that this year has been really bad so far and that won't change anytime soon with Venus, Serena, Amelie etc. out and the other players not being able to step it up.
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I agree that the Lindsay vs. Maggie final has a bit of excitement, but it still doesn't mean much. Last year Lindsay took the final against Monica, and it didn't change anything for her.
And it won't change that this year has been really bad so far and that won't change anytime soon with Venus, Serena, Amelie etc. out and the other players not being able to step it up.
The last point is very important. Having a couple more top 10 players fit would help but if a couple of Myskina, Dementieva, Zvonereva, Dokic, Schiavone or one of the talented players cramming the rankings from 20-40 could make a real run to the top five or ten things would be really exciting. As it is the only people moving anywhere are Patty and Maggie who are coming home and Fabiola who is having a nice outing.
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Does anybody else think that Venus and Serena have raised the WTA
bar sooooo high that nobody, not even themselves can compete and sustain
that level season, after season, after season?
I've been saying that for years, that Williams sisters killed the sport by pushing the fitness requirements for the sport beyond what feminine body can handle.

Only today - Jancovic retired injured, Smashnova retired injured, Dechy withdraws injured.

"..just knowing that as long as i choose life, there is hope."

Je ne suis pas charlie

PLAY TENNIS!

No more obama, la-la-la-la-la-la
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of course the Williams are to blame, even though one is not even playing at all and the other has just come back from 6 month injury break



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