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Russian Revolution nears End!

congratulations to the Russian players for dominating this year. Enjoy it while you can because when this season ends so too will the revolution.

In 2002, the Williams sisters were da bomb

In 2003, the Belgians made their move


2004 was the Russian year and how short their dominance will be.............

...next year.....i guess a new power will emerge. My guess....China!!!! and the re-surgence of the Williams sisters!!!

By the end of 2005 Maria, Anasticia and Svetlana will all but be a forgotten memory!!!
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congratulations to the Russian players for dominating this year. Enjoy it while you can because when this season ends so too will the revolution.

In 2002, the Williams sisters were da bomb

In 2003, the Belgians made their move


2004 was the Russian year and how short their dominance will be.............

...next year.....i guess a new power will emerge. My guess....China!!!! and the re-surgence of the Williams sisters!!!

By the end of 2005 Maria, Anasticia and Svetlana will all but be a forgotten memory!!!
yea im likeing that, but you CANT forget Daniela 4 grand slams that she will win next year
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congratulations to the Russian players for dominating this year. Enjoy it while you can because when this season ends so too will the revolution.

In 2002, the Williams sisters were da bomb

In 2003, the Belgians made their move


2004 was the Russian year and how short their dominance will be.............

...next year.....i guess a new power will emerge. My guess....China!!!! and the re-surgence of the Williams sisters!!!

By the end of 2005 Maria, Anasticia and Svetlana will all but be a forgotten memory!!!

Yeah right...
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Hell yeah....lol!
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The Russians are here to stay. They may not win 3 of the 4 majors next year or any other year for that matter, but they wil be a force to be reckoned with.

I think Serena will be bac at the top but I'm still not sold on Venus. Serena has showed me that she still has the desire to be on top, Venus hasn't.

Either way, Serenaisn't gonna be as dominate as she was a few years back. The Russians will be in the mix. Serena, the Belgians (if healthy) will be there too.

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The difference is that the Russians are verry young, there's so many of them in the elite group and if you look at the promising juniors, they are many more to come. Get ready, the revolution is Russian and it will be televised!!!

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I wouldn't write them off so easily.There's so many of them now, that as one goes out the door, another enters. However, they will have strong competition next year if everyione is healthy.

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The difference is that the Russians are verry young, there's so many of them in the elite group and if you look at the promising juniors, they are many more to come. Get ready, the revolution is Russian and it will be televised!!!
Thats right, the Russians arent going anywhere...
..2 of the 3 GS winners this year are younger than 20 and they'll keep coming

I hope your right about it being televised too
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I think tatiana is rising so quickly and it is logical to expect one slam next year to be an all French one. Tatiana Vs Amelie, but not at the FO

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the difference between the russians and the belgians and the willim sisters is that the russians have come as a contingency rather than a pair. the top 3 russians are very competitve with the other top players and the others like sharapova, zvonareva and petrova and bovina are in a position where they could start to really compete with the top players. and dont forget the younger ones like dinara (who has taken 2 top 10ers to 3 sets in her last few tournaments), anna c, kirilenko, douchevina, linetskaya. but the russians arent the only ones with the chance to be up there, players like sprem, na li maybe even ivanovic and vaidisova and karatantcheva and tati.

of course the williams sisters or the belgians, davenport, capriati, mauresmo also have the chance to get up there, atm i dont see anyone or any 2 players dominating but i see a whole lot of them being up there winning titles next year.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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i dont think this pattern applies to the russians. they have so many strong players (and young ones at that) who will continue to win. they may not be as dominant as they were this year, but who knows, they could win all 4 slams next year. if davenport comes up lame again when it counts, it looks like the next 4 or 5 candidates at most slams would be russians. i would give SEVERAL russians better chances of winning slams than amelie, but serena could certainly get back to slam form one day.
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You guys are missing the big picture.

The supernatural is at work here. I mean, seriously who would have thought that Myskina, Sharapova and Kuznetsova would win their respective grand slams. In 2003, no one ever dreamt of the aforementioned names winning the titles this year. It would have been a laughable matter. In 2002, no one predicted Justine Henin- Hardenne to win grand slams in 2003. Likewise in 2000, who would have thought that Capriati would start a run of her own and win grand slams in 2001.

Wait and listen, the supernatural is at work here.......the Russian revolution will END AS FAST AS IT BEGAN!!!!
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No J. It is you who are missing the big picture. The Russians are winning because they are good, not because they are lucky. Yes a little luck played into the Grand Slam wins but you have to be good enough to take advantage of that luck. As time will prove, it is you who are mistaken

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They are good...of course they are good but lest we forget, athesists or not, we are all part of a web of puppets controlled by forces more superior than us!!
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