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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2005, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think China will have Russian like success in producing tennis champions?

I personally don't think it will happen in 2006, but it surely is possible. I just like the diveristy of personalities and characters of the Russian girls and China reminds me of the Borg from Star Trek or something. Let's go Russia!
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Based on their economic success and the routes of this success, it will happen.

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Russian like success is ok, but if the Chineese want to really have something to aim for they should try to have American like success- when it comes to producing champions USA is number one by a mile.

China's future is bright and they have an enourmous pool of talent to "pull" from so I think it's only a matter of time before they have a real presence in the top ranks... but it wont happen overnight, so don't expect anything too soon.

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not in the next ten years
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2005, 06:59 PM
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Maybe not before 2008, but I don't think there's anyway to prevent it coming, Peng has already beaten Clijsters, Petrova, Dementieva, Myskina, Safina. Li Na has beaten Jankovic, Golovin, Sugiyama and had MP against Kuznetsova. Sun TT has beaten Serena and Li Ting has beaten Zvonareva.

It's all about consistancy and that's what they haven't got yet but it will come with experience and with the enormous pool of talent I'm sure there will be a Chinese GS champ in this decade.
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If the players are able to move freely around the World, yes- without a doubt.
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Not if they all get birdflu first.
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If the players are able to move freely around the World, yes- without a doubt.
Agree - they miss huge chunks of the tour or are in China playing ITF events. If they could play as they wish, a few could make headway on the tour.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2005, 07:09 PM
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Wouldn't it be great if they could dominate tennis like they dominate TT and badminton ?
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wtf???

Club_Fed made a remark about hoping Jon Wertheim got birdflu, and I thought it was in poor taste.
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Wouldn't it be great if they could dominate tennis like they dominate TT and badminton ?
Humm let's say it will be great they add to the multitude of top players outthere I would like to have a vierty between at least two-three countries
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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2005, 07:11 PM
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No, they won't be like the Russians. None of them have great serves or can really domniate opponents consistently. Not to be sterotypical, but most Asian women aren't very tall so their serves will all be affected. They are all good players and can hit hard off the ground, but their serves are all lacking.
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post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2005, 07:13 PM
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I get the sense that the Chinese players tend to be extremely consistent and steady but don't have enough weapons to be top players. That suggests that we'll see a lot of Chinese players in the top 75 in the coming years, but most won't storm the upper echelon of the ranks. Peng is the exception to this, not surprisingly since she was trained in America and has a different style of play, more like the Sharapova's of today.
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