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Does getting married help or hurt a player’s performance??

Do you think it has any effect on a player if they choose to get married while playing on the tour and if so, in what way? Let me put it another way. Does “getting some” on a regular basis help a player’s performance or make them soft?
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Certainly doesn't help, but some players manage .

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Justine had 0/5 of a golden slam before she was married.
now she has 4/5 of a golden slam?
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Sometimes it helps, sometimes it hurts.
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Both. They become happy but distracted, and in Lindsay's case it makes her want to retire. Grr.

For Lindsay I think it's a good thing.

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Well Sprem, Maleeva, Krasnoroutskaya, Dechy are all doing it. We shall see!!
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It depends. If the balance between travelling, playing and spending time with the partner is easy to achieve, then being married can bring personal stability and happiness, which can only give you strength on court IMO.

It can have a negative effect, causing disinterest, losing focus (especially if there are problems) and mental lapses if in the honeymoon period.

Overall, I think marriage can be a positive. You just need to draw a line between tennis and your marriage. I would personally try and keep it as separate as possible.

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It hurt Anna Smashnova. She is now #31. And now she is going through some divorce shit so that definately won't help.

So the answer is definately "hurt"
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Do you think it has any effect on a player if they choose to get married while playing on the tour and if so, in what way? Let me put it another way. Does “getting some” on a regular basis help a player’s performance or make them soft?

'LOVE" in tennis means nothing.....its scored ZERO.
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marriage = less sex = more energy for tennis

marriage = short-term happiness = short-term more energy for tennis

are these good formulaes...hehe
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well lindsays being playing better, but it might just be due to her health.

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It helped Justine..Just look at Justines result before 2003,and look at them after...

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Some people it helps, some gets hurt by it....I think a person like Justine who had such a hard youth, can find it more relaxing when she´s a relaxed group of people around of her.

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