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Serena is close to dropping to #8 Venus

points away from dropping to 14. Victims of circumstances, or have they shot themselves in the foot?

Serena has secured her future with her huge Nike contract, not to mention winning four consecutive slams has secured her place in history.


Venus OY!! Where do I start, once again she showed up at the A.O. unprepared and got shown the door. She still has the goods to beat anyone across the net, and talks w/the same confidence, question is how long will it take her to pull it together. One good thing going in her fans favor is her Reebok contract is about due for renegotiation, and I don't think she feels she's left her mark (legacy) on the game.

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I'm not worried about either of them. They just have to start playing again and get in form. They didn't lose their skills, they are just not match tough yet. Serena went from No. 6 at the German Open to No. 1 at Wimby the same year. It may not be this season that they get their No. 1 and 2 rankings back, but it will come.
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On a similar note.... Monica is out of the top 200.
Next week, she's roughly 222.
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WOW, how hard is it going to be for her to get back??

Come back EVENTUALLY Cappy!! Ok this clearly was written back in a day when I still had faith..


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K-Lina should pass Serena in the rankings soon. After Wimbledon, hopefully. And assuming K-Lina can defend her 2nd round performance.
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On a similar note.... Monica is out of the top 200.
Next week, she's roughly 222.
I really hate to hear that. But, Andre came back to No. 1 after being like 167 in the rankings. I'm just not sure that Monica is willing to work that hard to get fit and fight her way back.
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WOW, how hard is it going to be for her to get back??
She'll get an entry ranking of 18 and hopefully a special seeding commensurate to that.
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K-Lina should pass Serena in the rankings soon. After Wimbledon, hopefully. And assuming K-Lina can defend her 2nd round performance.
After she sweeps the clay events, #2 seed for the grass stuff.
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Yep.

It's too bad that she's not playing Acapulco and Bogota.

Budapest
Estoril
Casablanca
Bol

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Yep.

It's too bad that she's not playing Acapulco and Bogota.

Budapest
Estoril
Casablanca
Bol

ALL for K-Lina
No Bol this year.... was sold to Cincinnatti to be played first week of Olympics. So while K-Lina's digging for gold, I can watch some scrubs at a Tier XXIVMCMIX.
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That's right.

I'm going to miss Bol.

But, at least I get to see Cincinnati live in person.

Shyperova will probably win it though. She's not making the Russian team, and she loves Tier 3's.
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That's right.

I'm going to miss Bol.

But, at least I get to see Cincinnati live in person.

Shyperova will probably win it though. She's not making the Russian team, and she loves Tier 3's.
Wow, I'm gonna go there too. Well, I'm like 50/50 that I'll be there in Cincy.
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Um is this a real subject for discussion? It's apparent that any player who does not play for 6-8 months will drop down in rankings. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure this one out.


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Venus hasn't left her mark on tennis yet? She's won 4 grand slams titles, Not very many people have more than she does. She's one of only 13 number ones, and the first black number one at that. She made millions of dollars won 29 titles, two olympic gold medals and she hasn't made her mark? She also ushered in the new power tennis era. Jennifer and monica may have started it, but Venus took it to a whole new level. If she retired now would she be considered the greatest? No. Of course not. But she doesn't have to be. There are still some things she'd probably like to do, but she already has her place in history, if for no other reason than the fact people said she'd never make it anywhere near to where she was. I mean isn't that why Jennifer Capriati will be remembered? Jenny has half the titles Venus does, and a less successful career overall, but it's the fact that so many people discounted her and said she'll never get back to the top 20 let alone win a slam. There's more to being remembered in tennis than winning 1000 grandslams and staying number one for a million weeks.
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yes, I agree, its one thing to drop in the rankings cuz you suck. but quite another to drop becuz you are injured and aren't playing.

I really think a lower ranking for the williams sisters, assuming tourney's don't give then a special seeding, is worse for the rest of the tour than for V&S. who wants to meet them early in a tourney??

I actually think its amazing that Serena hasn't played since July, right? and she's still in the top 10. speaks to the quality of her results...
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