Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The consulting room
Are we now in the Age of Russian Domination?
And if so, will it be good for tennis?
In the past three grand Slams only one non-Russian has appeared in the Final, and a Russian has won all three of them. Myskina, Sharapova and Kuznetsova. Dementieva has managed two finals. There are five Russians in the top ten, and "lesser" Russians like Petrova have shown the ability to tackle the top Players.
The opposition, Justine, Kim, Venus, Serena, Amelie, Davenport, Capriati, seems to be either approaching retirement or carrying lots of injuries.
Williams domination seems over. Belgian domination seems to be in abeyance.
Will Russian domination continue? If not, who can stop the Russians now?
Sabine Lisicki, Maria Sharapova, Elena Dementieva,
Victoria Azarenka, Dinara Safina, Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova, Samantha Stosur, Ana Ivanovic.
0026..Eternal follower of the Golden Girl .... Official Political Advisor to the Maria Mafia.