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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2002, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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The Domination Times are OVER...

The Eurosport commentator said, that the domination times in women`s tennis are now over. It´s not like the times when Navratilova, Evert, Graf, Seles dominated, REALLY DOMINATED the tour.
What is your opinion. Do you like it? I think it´s great to see so many good players out there instead of seeing each time the same winner.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2002, 04:23 PM
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Two players won the last seven GS titles. The more things change....

Seriously, the skill of the challengers HAS grown. It IS good someone outside the same group of four or five players win the Tier I's. You really don't know who's going to win a WTA event. The ITF events, the slams, are another story.

Venus and Jenn are on a streak that only a few pairs have achieved.

BJK and Margo
Martina and Chris
Steffi and Monica

V & J aren't on that level yet, but certainly they are the 3rd most accomplished GS pair in the Open era. (Court/King was mostly pre-Open era.) Seven straight GS titles between them. Dominance isn't dead. It's just being slapped around in a dark alley right now.

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Yes Volcana you are right, you really don´t know who will win a wta event nowadays.
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I don't think domination is over. The Williams Sisters, for example, are still quite young. Everyone's getting better, but so are the Sisters.
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I can see Venus still dominating to an extent (she's the only one who beats all of the rest consistently), but she's never going to play as many tournaments as the rest so there will always be others to take her place when she's not around.

However, if Venus doesn't step up to the task I don't really see any of the other players doing it - they're all too capable of beating one another.
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