Originally Posted by ys
I honestly think that if one of Russians lifts the trophey in two days time, then already slim chances of Anna ever playing professionally again will instantly drop next to zero, because that will be an achievement she will never be able to match.
1st, IF Anna ever comes back, it will be for the love of the game, not because she feels the need to match achievements of others. Not because she feels the need to prove anything to anyone.
A character, who treats fans and press as she did, a character, who goes into court against its parents in public, a character, who deals with on-court disasters as US-Open 2001 1st Rd (Widjaja) and Melbourne 2002 2nd Rd (Henin) the way she did, a character, who doesn't appear for scheduled exhibition matches without announcement or statement ... clearly doesn't give a shit about others and their opinions.
2nd, watching todays semifinals (especially Suarez-Dementieva) and adding the disastrous performances in previous rounds, I wonder how anyone can come to the conclusion that any Top-30 player is able to go all the way in a Grand Slam tournament ...
... if the draw is okay, some opponents are injured, other opponents play like they are on drugs the day you face them on-court, some real dangerous top-players eleminate each other etc etc.