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What's the biggest thing that has happened in the last decade?

I would say the emergence of the Williams sisters. I admit they are not not my favorite but in terms of the impact they have had on the game, nobody comes even close to the sisterhood. They have rasied the bar for the rest of the players and their influence to the game has been so huge that nothing has been discussed more then her absence from the tour.
The second biggest thing should be either Graf's long reign at the no.1 or Hingis becoming the youngest GS champ n no.1 player.
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I'd rather said that it's the importance power has got in the game

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The arrival of Queen Masha no doubt. Never had it happened that a top player was as beautiful and as talented as Masha.

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I agree with Saint Seiya. The Williams sisters are the biggest stars tennis has produced since Chris Evert in my opinion (yes, I am speaking from an American-oriented viewpoint, sorry if that bothers you). They're powerful, athletic, brash, controversial, strong, sexy, and whether you like them or not, they've brought so much interest to women's tennis. Behind Serena and Venus, I'd actually choose Anna Kournikova as the biggest sensation in women's tennis. Although she wasn't a champion, she forever erased the perception of women's tennis players as all being manly or unsexy. She upped the glamour and sex appeal quotient of tennis by a hundred times.
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1 Martinez win Wimbledon in 94, beating Nav
2 Hingis win GS at (teen age)
3 Williams sisters - total 6 GS Final
4 Serena v. Justine RG 2003 - Justine the cheater?
5 Belgian duo dominate 2003
6 Sharapova win Wimbledon at 17 years old and 2 months

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steffi graf's 1999 final year has to be up there- particularly that french open final, which will always be talked about - (in our lifetime anyway!)
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I'd rather said that it's the importance power has got in the game

When no-one has touch anymore power becomes the only deciding factor.
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I would say the emergence of the Williams sisters. I admit they are not not my favorite but in terms of the impact they have had on the game, nobody comes even close to the sisterhood. They have rasied the bar for the rest of the players and their influence to the game has been so huge that nothing has been discussed more then her absence from the tour.
The second biggest thing should be either Graf's long reign at the no.1 or Hingis becoming the youngest GS champ n no.1 player.

The Williams sisters only could take over because Graf, Novotna retired in 1999 and Hingis started her decline shortly after. So they could profit from the interlude - until the emergence of Henin.
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The arrival of Queen Masha no doubt. Never had it happened that a top player was as beautiful and as talented as Masha.

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I agree with Saint Seiya. The Williams sisters are the biggest stars tennis has produced since Chris Evert in my opinion (yes, I am speaking from an American-oriented viewpoint, sorry if that bothers you). ...
Yes, and Graf was the biggest star since Cilly Aussem in Germany.

But we would be interested to know what you think was the biggest thing in the last ten years in tennis WORLDWIDE!
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1 Martinez win Wimbledon in 94, beating Nav
2 Hingis win GS at (teen age)
3 Williams sisters - total 6 GS Final
4 Serena v. Justine RG 2003 - Justine the cheater?
5 Belgian duo dominate 2003
6 Sharapova win Wimbledon at 17 years old and 2 months

Hey Demented, you were in a coma at the time of FO 99 final?
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steffi graf's 1999 final year has to be up there- particularly that french open final, which will always be talked about - (in our lifetime anyway!)

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The Williams sisters only could take over because Graf, Novotna retired in 1999 and Hingis started her decline shortly after. So they could profit from the interlude - until the emergence of Henin.
Of course.......two players of "lower-class"-origind BLACK at it too!!! couldn´t possibly have done well with the from "upper-class"-origins Steffi Graf....impossible. Isn´t that right, our social elitist friend calimero?

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