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Womens Tennis: Is the fat lady singing?

We are at a sad turn of events. Serena/Venus/Kim/Justine are basically no shows at most tournaments. There is no Rivialry. The first 2 days of the french Open are sold out on the strength of a 47 year old past champion playing on one of the two days. The next 12 days tickets are going for a song. As Martina and Andre continue to reduce there playing schedule, the Game continues to fade. Without bankable stars, the game looks set for ruin. As Venus pulls out of another tournment and Serena plays part time, Justine is "Not well", Kim is injured, Monica is fading, Jenifer is playing less and less, Martina is retiring at the end of the year, Lindsay is tossing up retirement...where do we go?..Sevetlana and Karolina etc are great, but they are not Serena et al. There is major problems.
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HUH? Serena's at the Italian Open, The Capster is getting her form back,
Amelie's there too. Justine's is coming back to RG, and LD will be up for
it this year. Actually, it's moving in the right direction with a nice array
of new faces, and improving players like the Russians. Stop reading all
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HUH? Serena's at the Italian Open, The Capster is getting her form back,
Amelie's there too. Justine's is coming back to RG, and LD will be up for
it this year. Actually, it's moving in the right direction with a nice array
of new faces, and improving players like the Russians. Stop reading all
the crap from non-tennis journalists or writers that gloat about men's
tennis.
Well said!
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Sorry mate, disagree with you. Womens tennis is about as low as it can get. There is an article in another thread that states what I have said. As a tennis fan it is over for me, there is nothing worth paying to go and see. Well nothing that will actualy show up!!
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HUH? Serena's at the Italian Open, The Capster is getting her form back,
Amelie's there too. Justine's is coming back to RG, and LD will be up for
it this year. Actually, it's moving in the right direction with a nice array
of new faces, and improving players like the Russians. Stop reading all
the crap from non-tennis journalists or writers that gloat about men's
tennis.
Greenout, you know better than to rationalize with the irrational

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Sorry mate, disagree with you. Womens tennis is about as low as it can get. There is an article in another thread that states what I have said. As a tennis fan it is over for me, there is nothing worth paying to go and see. Well nothing that will actualy show up!!

Good bye, I'm sure w. tennis won't miss you....
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We are at a sad turn of events. Serena/Venus/Kim/Justine are basically no shows at most tournaments. There is no Rivialry. The first 2 days of the french Open are sold out on the strength of a 47 year old past champion playing on one of the two days. The next 12 days tickets are going for a song. As Martina and Andre continue to reduce there playing schedule, the Game continues to fade. Without bankable stars, the game looks set for ruin. As Venus pulls out of another tournment and Serena plays part time, Justine is "Not well", Kim is injured, Monica is fading, Jenifer is playing less and less, Martina is retiring at the end of the year, Lindsay is tossing up retirement...where do we go?..Sevetlana and Karolina etc are great, but they are not Serena et al. There is major problems.

What are you talking about? is that true? that the first 2 days were sold out due to Martina? First i thought there might still be general admission seats. second martina didnt announce shed play singles until very recently. by then the seats were gone anyway. no? I think tennis will be alive and well without Andre, Venus, Serena and the others. sure itll change things for a bit, but it sounds like you are exaggerating. but really, did martina affect ticket sales. tickets were sold in March. at that time martina wasnt playing singles.
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Theres plenty of tennis players to get excited about.......sheesh
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Sorry mate, disagree with you. Womens tennis is about as low as it can get. There is an article in another thread that states what I have said. As a tennis fan it is over for me, there is nothing worth paying to go and see. Well nothing that will actualy show up!!
Thats why you learn to appreciate Smaller Ranked Players. Currently at the Moment I am enjoying the Italian Open, Who would of thought Silvia and Francesca !!! I know they are good players, but It makes it even more exciting seeing as that some of the Normal Faces aren't there.
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Thats why you learn to appreciate Smaller Ranked Players. Currently at the Moment I am enjoying the Italian Open, Who would of thought Silvia and Francesca !!! I know they are good players, but It makes it even more exciting seeing as that some of the Normal Faces aren't there.
Like THAT will ever happen with the usual bandwagon boobs in GM.
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Like THAT will ever happen with the usual bandwagon boobs in GM.
Thats why it's best to stick to Players Forums
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The only problem once the sick list shortens is the changing nationalities of the top players in marketing terms. The US may soon be left with only the Williams sisters who may be too injured for long careers and Spain will need a replacement for Conchita in the same way as Germany still needs one for Graf. In terms of the actual tennis though the top 25 has rarely been so talented.
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Thats why you learn to appreciate Smaller Ranked Players. Currently at the Moment I am enjoying the Italian Open, Who would of thought Silvia and Francesca !!! I know they are good players, but It makes it even more exciting seeing as that some of the Normal Faces aren't there.
Absolutely, but people don't want to believe in that. For many watching a player like Francesca Shiavone is boring because she doesn't bang the ball like say Venus Williams.

In some respects you have to blame the media. They tend to only focus on star power and not talent. If women's tennis is gonna survive, it's needs to be fully exploited and not just by a few handful of women.
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