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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2004, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Whoever said Women's Tennis had depth?

Look at taht final... when would you ever see that on the mens tour between 2 top players with the exception of Federer/Agassi at the masters?

I could serve faster that Elena with my left hand ..god she is bad

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I didn't.
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i suggest you add "it doesn't matter wither you face a puddle or the ocean....winning is winning" to your sig
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i suggest you add "it doesn't matter wither you face a puddle or the ocean....winning is winning" to your sig

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I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.

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? I'm not taking anything away from Serena's win but it is disgusting how low the competition level is for her still after 8 months off.

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She beat the World number 8 and the world number 25 ?
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Please note that none of the Top 5 players in the world were in Miami.
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Nobody said it had depth. But Leena brings up a good point.
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Please note that none of the Top 5 players in the world were in Miami.
ok. and?
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no-one with half a brain and an ounce of objectivity. next question...

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I think Serena would still win if the top 5 players were there..seh would probably demolish Mauresmo and Davenport and have tougher matches against Justine and Clijsters...But that is 3 players who challenge eachother and then they are far and away better than the rest of the top 10.

That fact that she was out for 8 months and she beat the world number 7? 6-1 6-1 is a sad sign.

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Marat Safin had better wins for his first event back, no one questioned the depth of men's tennis then.
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His first event back he lost to Fabrice Santoro..he played I think 3 more including Hopman Cup and then played the Australian Open where all of his matches went at least 4 sets and all extremely difficult.

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I think Serena would still win if the top 5 players were there..seh would probably demolish Mauresmo and Davenport and have tougher matches against Justine and Clijsters...But that is 3 players who challenge eachother and then they are far and away better than the rest of the top 10.

That fact that she was out for 8 months and she beat the world number 7? 6-1 6-1 is a sad sign.
And she also lost a set to Likhovtseva...
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You can't possibly compare Safin's comeback to Serena's, he spent over 20 hours on court battling to get through to the final of the Australian Open (I think that's a record for on-court time in a Slam), and then got crushed by Federer largely because of his exhaustion. The serve has long been a weakness among lower-ranked female players, however I do think a lot of other women would have been able to hold serve at least once in a Tier I final, and Dementieva couldn't even manage that. There's no doubt that if they could all serve at least half-decently, and that doesn't necessarily mean hitting bombs, then there would be more depth in the game.

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