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Thumbs up 6 different women have won the last 6 slams...

... This must be a first time in a long while that it has happened? Yes?

Myskina
Sharapova
Kuzanetsova
S.Williams
Henin-Hardenne
V.Williams

Whereas on the men's side looking at the same slams, Feder won 3! and the other 3 were shared between Safin, Nadal and some unknown that I've forgotten his name.

I don't see how anyone can say men's tennis is in a better shape than women's.

Men's tennis is as predictable as it has EVER been! Bar the French Open, I don't think anyone can doubt Federer as the favorite in any slam.

But can anyone be that confident in a single woman on the women's tour? NO!

And let's not be idiots and put it down to lack of mental strength. If it's lack of mental strength, it would be the same players winning all the time like when Seles or Graf was dominating.




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The top in men's tennis is really tight: Roddick, Nadal, Hewitt, Safin,... all playing at a high level.

Federer is just in a league of his own.. he's better then anyone I've ever seen.
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... This must be a first time in a long while that it has happened? Yes?

Myskina
Sharapova
Kuzanetsova
S.Williams
Henin-Hardenne
V.Williams

Whereas on the men's side looking at the same slams, Feder won 3! and the other 3 were shared between Safin, Nadal and some unknown that I've forgotten his name.

I don't see how anyone can say men's tennis is in a better shape than women's.

Men's tennis is as predictable as it has EVER been! Bar the French Open, I don't think anyone can doubt Federer as the favorite in any slam.

But can anyone be that confident in a single woman on the women's tour? NO!

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Lack of mental strength, IMO. And lack of truly great players.

For almost 40 years we had Court, Evert, Navi and Graf. All-time greats.

The last time we hade 6 or more different slam winners was 1955/56. I have an old sports magazine ("World Sports", U.K.) from that time. They are basking in "the depth of women's tennis" .......


Oh yes, the seven dwarfs from 55/56 were Penrose, Mortimer, Brough, Hart, Carter, Gibson, Fry. Gibson is know a little bit today because she was black.
So there is a little bit hope for the sisters. But in 50 years from now people will know new heroes who have won 12+ slams. And the old greats - Lenglen, Wills, Court, Evert, Navi, Graf.
Today is a transition time. As is was post-Connolly and pre-Court in the 50ies and early 60ies.
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... This must be a first time in a long while that it has happened? Yes?

Myskina
Sharapova
Kuzanetsova
S.Williams
Henin-Hardenne
V.Williams

Whereas on the men's side looking at the same slams, Feder won 3! and the other 3 were shared between Safin, Nadal and some unknown that I've forgotten his name.

I don't see how anyone can say men's tennis is in a better shape than women's.

Men's tennis is as predictable as it has EVER been! Bar the French Open, I don't think anyone can doubt Federer as the favorite in any slam.

But can anyone be that confident in a single woman on the women's tour? NO!

And let's not be idiots and put it down to lack of mental strength. If it's lack of mental strength, it would be the same players winning all the time like when Seles or Graf was dominating.
It can also be stated that, 3 of the 6 winners(Venus, Serena, Justine) were all Past MULTIPLE winners of a slam. It can also be argued that Barring Illness and other tragedies There PROBABLY wouldn't have been a change at all. But it's great, the depth.

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there definitely won't be a new 7th added to the list. One of them is sure to repeat!

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there definitely won't be a new 7th added to the list. One of them is sure to repeat!
This is exciting.




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Thats because at every turny there were one in-form player who won the slam and the other five were injured/bad form/bad day..

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I think there won't be a player who will dominate the womens game.
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It can also be stated that, 3 of the 6 winners(Venus, Serena, Justine) were all Past MULTIPLE winners of a slam. It can also be argued that Barring Illness and other tragedies There PROBABLY wouldn't have been a change at all. But it's great, the depth.
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Lack of mental strength, IMO. And lack of truly great players.

For almost 40 years we had Court, Evert, Navi and Graf. All-time greats.

The last time we hade 6 or more different slam winners was 1955/56. I have an old sports magazine ("World Sports", U.K.) from that time. They are basking in "the depth of women's tennis" .......


Oh yes, the seven dwarfs from 55/56 were Penrose, Mortimer, Brough, Hart, Carter, Gibson, Fry. Gibson is know a little bit today because she was black.
So there is a little bit hope for the sisters. But in 50 years from now people will know new heroes who have won 12+ slams. And the old greats - Lenglen, Wills, Court, Evert, Navi, Graf.
Today is a transition time. As is was post-Connolly and pre-Court in the 50ies and early 60ies.
Fry and Hart were two "nobodies" who won all four slams in their careers and Hart was the nobody who was the first woman to win all 12 major titles (singles, doubles and mixed). Brough was a nobody who, with Margaret Osborne-Dupont, formed the greatest doubles pairing ever until Navratilova and Shriver came along. She won Wimbledon 4 times - including 1950, when she won the triple.

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Hoping that Dementieva will make it 7.

Shvedova/Dementieva/Vesnina

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Lindsay had a championship point at Wimbledon, she can make it 7.
Kim is dangerous too.

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Here's the great thing about the US Open, at least 6 women in the top 10 can win this and of course Kim. There's no clear favorites!!!

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The draw will play a huge role of who holds up the trophy at the end. Some top players match-up better with other top-players and I'm sure they're hopping that those players are on the opposite side of the draw which will create a better chance of someone else taking them out before the finals!

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