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womens tennis getting more competitive

With all the usual griping that mens tennis is so much better blah blah waffle waffle, it seems to me that, particularly here at USO ,there are many more
tight matches than usual between high and low ranked players.
Most of the top seeds have had problems with players ranked way below them
and some of these qualifiers etc have played some superb tennis.
I really feel we are heading for some exciting times here at WTA Towers and really look forward to the future.
Come on, Womens tennis is the best ,this comes from a guy too!
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yup... many of the top players have had tiebreak sets, even dropping sets...

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I've always enjoyed women's tennis more than men's tennis. However, in the last couple of years, I think the men have surpassed the women in quality of play and especially in their ability to provide quality tennis in big-time matches. The points the men are playing are fantastic -- even when they end in errors, the mistake usually comes after several good shots in the rally. Even Roddick, who people criticize as being all-serve and one dimensional, is playing tremendous from the backcourt. He really schooled Rafael Nadal last night, and Nadal has superb groundstrokes. I will say the women have been playing better this summer and in the U.S. Open than they were earlier in the year. And I thought the Zvonareva-Myskina match this summer in San Diego was just gripping!
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It is alot closer. I think it's because the top 100 are just as powerful as the top 20 sometimes. It's also because of the top players starting of well, then making lots of errors and then eventually finding their form again.
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With all the usual griping that mens tennis is so much better blah blah waffle waffle, it seems to me that, particularly here at USO ,there are many more
tight matches than usual between high and low ranked players.
Most of the top seeds have had problems with players ranked way below them
and some of these qualifiers etc have played some superb tennis.
I really feel we are heading for some exciting times here at WTA Towers and really look forward to the future.
Come on, Womens tennis is the best ,this comes from a guy too!
it's nice to see the top players being tested in the early rounds instead of coasting until they played each other. women's tennis has suddenly become a whole lot less embarassing IMO.

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putting it another way, the players who have dominated women's tennis for the last few years are not playing as well as they used to, they are dropping back into the pack somewhat. And therefore the tour is getting more competetive.
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putting it another way, the players who have dominated women's tennis for the last few years are not playing as well as they used to, they are dropping back into the pack somewhat. And therefore the tour is getting more competetive.
that's what i thought too at first. when serena came back on tour, the first thnig i said when i watched her play was that she's not as good as she was before she had that long break. but if you observe closely, she's still as strong a player as she was before...minus the injuries, of course. she's not winning as much because women's tennis has become more competitive. we have all these russians coming in the top 20, even 10, and it has taken everyone by surprise.
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i'm not seeing the depth everyone is seeing
as of the end of the 5th day, only one of the top 16 seeds have lost - anastasia

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i'm not seeing the depth everyone is seeing
as of the end of the 5th day, only one of the top 16 seeds have lost - anastasia
I think people are commenting more on the fact that the top seeds are getting tested in the early rounds. In the past years, the top seeds usually won their matches 6-0, 6-1 not like we are seeing in this year US open.

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