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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2004, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Sharapova vs. Vaidisova

Vaidisova winning her second title as a 15 year old presents a very interesting challenge for the WTA. When Sharapova was 16 and in the top 50 the wta changed the rules for her.

Curious what the wta will do about Nicole..after Philadelphia, she can only play 4 more tournaments until the end of April.

Note that she is already ranked #72 and if she continues her great play can break into the top 50 in her next two tournaments or so and she will still only be 15

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It's very fair to give Nicole a few extra tournaments. Same goes for the less than 18 y.o. If you want higher quality then change the AER. As well the AER provides too many underranked and overranked players. Wouldn't be suprised on average points a tourney Nicole'd have made the top 50 and being on the Silver Exempt list.
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Hmmmm...If they changed rules for Maria I guess it's fair to change them for Nicole as well...
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They were hinting on giving more tourns to players under AER.
Last i heard was 15 yr olds getting 1 extra event.
16-17 maybe 2 more.

the new rulebook wont be in place yet for a few weeks.

Wonder if they'll include any 15yr olds that make Top 100 as a Silver Listed Player

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You can not compare Maria with Vaidisova. Not even Maria was winning TIER V's when she was winning her first titles. Besides I bet if Sharapova had faced off against Vaidisova any day Sharapova would woop her ass (and this isn't coming from Sharapova's biggest fan). The only way they'll change the rules if Vaidisova starts winning Tier I titles and is stunningly gorgeous, which she isn't.
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You can not compare Maria with Vaidisova. Not even Maria was winning TIER V's when she was winning her first titles. Besides I bet if Sharapova had faced off against Vaidisova any day Sharapova would woop her ass (and this isn't coming from Sharapova's biggest fan). The only way they'll change the rules if Vaidisova starts winning Tier I titles and is stunningly gorgeous, which she isn't.
Maria didnt win her first title until she was 16 and it was a Tier III...yes Nicole's was a Tier IV but she came all the way from Qualies

The bottom line is that no 15 year has won two titles in a long time!

I'm not comparing their games, so much as the situation they are both in at a young age..

BTW...Nicole is stunningly gorgeous..you obviously haven't seen her

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Please don't get the looks involved in this...
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Maria didnt win her first title until she was 16 and it was a Tier III...yes Nicole's was a Tier IV but she came all the way from Qualies

The bottom line is that no 15 year has won two titles in a long time!

I'm not comparing their games, so much as the situation they are both in at a young age..

BTW...Nicole is stunningly gorgeous..you obviously haven't seen her
Sorry I don't mean to bring in 'NEGATIVE' vibes but I hate the young guns, they annoy me. I mean don't you think someone like Nicole Pratt, or Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi who like 0.5% body fat should be winning titles over people like Nicoel Vaidisova and Maria Sharapova who've been on the tour for like a year?
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I guess if they did it for Maria, then there isnīt any reason why they shouldnīt do the same for Vaidisova....or are looks THAT important to the wta?!

Because letīs face it: Maria herself ainīt gonna win a miss universe title anyday soon, soo..

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Sorry I don't mean to bring in 'NEGATIVE' vibes but I hate the young guns, they annoy me. I mean don't you think someone like Nicole Pratt, or Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi who like 0.5% body fat should be winning titles over people like Nicoel Vaidisova and Maria Sharapova who've been on the tour for like a year?
Why? The better player wins, simple.
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Admit they made a mistake last time and do nothing. They didn't change the rules to help Sharapova. They cahnged the rule to help Octagon and IMG. The AER works. Fooling with it is a mistake.

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I guess if they did it for Maria, then there isnīt any reason why they shouldnīt do the same for Vaidisova....or are looks THAT important to the wta?!

Because letīs face it: Maria herself ainīt gonna win a miss universe title anyday soon, soo..
Uhm. It's probably just me, but what does looks have to do with this? The comment that Maria won't win a Miss Universe title is totally not relevant here.
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Uhm. It's probably just me, but what does looks have to do with this? The comment that Maria won't win a Miss Universe title is totally not relevant here.

Chubin rings a bell?!

Point still is: What explanation are they gonna give if they donīt give this girl the same treatment as they gave Maria?!

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Chubin rings a bell?!

Point still is: What explanation are they gonna give if they donīt give this girl the same treatment as they gave Maria?!
Pffffff. I really couldn't care less actually. I have too less knowledge about this anyway...
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Pffffff. I really couldn't care less actually. I have too less knowledge about this anyway...
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