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WEAR & TEAR ON THE TENNIS PLAYER'S BODY

Is the wear and tear on the tennis players body more pronounced for tall players (Venus, Lindsay and potentially Maria) versus shorter player like Serena, Momo, Kim and Justine or is it the same all-round and is only enhanced by the training regime, tournament schedule or hereditary factors?
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Well Mary Carillo at the French Open was pointin out how Venus when she moves doesn't move right or its NOT Natural! I think it depends on U're Movement...Martina Hingis had GREAt Movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's definetly a Natural!!!!!!!!!
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Well Mary Carillo at the French Open was pointin out how Venus when she moves doesn't move right or its NOT Natural! I think it depends on U're Movement...Martina Hingis had GREAt Movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's definetly a Natural!!!!!!!!!
That's why she already retired, right GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!

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Excuse ME!!!! But it was because of those SHoes- she has attributed to Her Foot Problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My opinion stays the same - heavier players will always have more of wear and tear. Muscles or not, it is still an extra weight and extra pressure on your knees, ankles and feet. Seles, Davenport, Serena.

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well Chanda is very short compared to most tennis players these days and she has more injury problems than most of the top 10 put together

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Excuse ME!!!! But it was because of those SHoes- she has attributed to Her Foot Problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was teasing you GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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Chrissie was constantly hampered by groin strains in her career but it had nothing to do with tennis.

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Chrissie was constantly hampered by groin strains in her career but it had nothing to do with tennis.
This grois strains probably resulted from her techniques on bed...
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The shorter lighter player does have an advantage over the tall lanky player or the heavier gal. Martina Hingis had a great injury-free career until late in 2001 when she had her first ankle surgery. But she admitted that she "favored" the leg with the injury and the next thing you know...its the other ankle that needed an operation as well. Remember, Martina was playing since 6 or 7 years old winning tournaments so she was out there competing at a young age for a long time! That being said, look at the ton of injuries most players have suffered, Lindsay, Serena, Venus (even more so than others) Mauresmo, Kim, Justine, Jennifer all shapes and sizes....probably the only injury-free unit are the Russians but they have had them too, just not lately!



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Dementieva's coach Olga Morozova said in her today's interview is that what distinguishes Russian girls from most of other players is that they are very eager to practice and work hard. She said that in modern tennis if you work without real desire, it is a lot of mental burden and most likely you won't be able to handle the heavy physical load of training and playing.

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it's all about training... serena and venus aren't doing that anymore and they are paying the price..... same goes for every sport..... discipline, being in shape (and hopefully not injury prone) and you will be a survivior in the long wrong. you can't pity the weak.

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