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Which tennis players are jokes?

Which players, if any (if you want to take the 'they're all better then us so give them a break' route) do you think are jokes and have no business playing professional tennis and probably just made a bad career move becuase they will never have any manner of success?
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Which players, if any (if you want to take the 'they're all better then us so give them a break' route) do you think are jokes and have no business playing professional tennis and probably just made a bad career move becuase they will never have any manner of success?
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I don't think ANY player is a joke, but it's funny how Koulikovskaya hits with two forehands

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Well everyone can say Nancy Loeffler-Caro, and in that case, you can't use the * she is better than you* argument

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It's all relative, for some people Stevenson and Kournikova are a joke, and they are better than most WTA players.

To me, Tanasugarn is a bit of a joke. The fact that she can't win a match on clay proves it.

Pratt also. I respect her, but I mean, I saw her play against Jeyaseelan and it was terrible to watch.
No player is really a joke...

Even someone like Stevenson has tons of talent, and at least puts some effort behind it.
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No player is really a joke...

Even someone like Stevenson has tons of talent, and at least puts some effort behind it.
I'm sorry, but given Alex's results this year, I must disagree. I don't think she's putting ANY effort into her tennis these days. I wouldn't call her a joke (I reserve that distinction for Kournikova and Kournikova alone), but it's clear that her heart isn't in it right now.

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Even Princess Maria?
Just because I want to stab her with a fork, doesn't mean I think she's a joke.

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I'm sorry, but given Alex's results this year, I must disagree. I don't think she's putting ANY effort into her tennis these days. I wouldn't call her a joke (I reserve that distinction for Kournikova and Kournikova alone), but it's clear that her heart isn't in it right now.
But, she at least does practice... even if it's 99% serves.
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Just because I want to stab her with a fork, doesn't mean I think she's a joke.


But, she at least does practice... even if it's 99% serves.

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Jelena Dokic, Anna Kournikova, Alexandra Stevenson & Daniela Hantuchova
You just named four players who made the top twenty at some point in their careers. Three made the top ten. Two the top five. At one point in their professional careers, all four were, at some point, measurably better than 98.2% of the players on the tour.

Let's see. The thread asked for players who "made a bad career move becuase they will never have any manner of success?".

Wow. Ranked ahead of 98.2% of the tour. That's your idea of 'never have any manner of success.'

You do realize that without 98.2% of the tour, the tour would consist of 17 players. Pretty hard to get 128 players in a GS with only 17 players to choose from. And, shockingly, most of the tour considers it a great success to even get INTO a GS tournament.

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You just named four players who made the top twenty at some point in their careers. Three made the top ten. Two the top five. At one point in their professional careers, all four were, at some point, measurably better than 98.2% of the players on the tour.

Let's see. The thread asked for players who "made a bad career move becuase they will never have any manner of success?".

Wow. Ranked ahead of 98.2% of the tour. That's your idea of 'never have any manner of success.'

You do realize that without 98.2% of the tour, the tour would consist of 17 players. Pretty hard to get 128 players in a GS with only 17 players to choose from. And, shockingly, most of the tour considers it a great success to even get INTO a GS tournament.

You have exceedingly high standards.
You are absolutely right, Volcana. There are currently 1,200 women ranked on the WTA Tour computer, so everyone from Justine Henin-Hardenne to Adriana Serra Zanetti is in the top 10 percent of their profession. Forget about playing in a major; just to make the Q-draw in ANY professional tournament is quite an accomplishment. Having said that, though, I still think Kournikova is a joke.

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