Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: A galaxy far far Away
How much does the absence of Jen, Martina, Monica, etc hurt the women's game?
During the course of the season, I noticed a couple of sports writers (Liz Clarke and Bruce Jenkins) claim that Jennifer wasn't missed at all this year. As a Jen fan, my first thought was, yeah f-ing right. It was obvious they don't like Jennifer and instead of saying "I don't miss her", they put those feelings into the tennis fanbase. However, what if we took that statement seriously? If a popular 3 time Grand Slam winner, who has played in over a dozen thrilling Grand Slam matches in recent years, and recently wound up as talk show fodder for "dating" a porn hunk, is NOT MISSED, then that pretty much says that none of the players even matter.
IMO, I think that the opinions expressed by these two writers: that Jennifer is basically expendable and not important to the game of tennis sucks. The game would be so much better if Jen, MOnica, Martina, Justine, Serena, and everyone else was healthy and playing. How much more exciting would the FO be if Guga were contending again? ETc. Etc.
I don't get the mentality that as long as you have two players hitting the ball back and forth, it doesn't matter who the heck is playing. Maybe we should just clone Ivo Karlovic 500 times and let everyone else retire while the clones serve each other to a billion tiebreaks.
"I resolve to get arrested for indecent exposure," Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe on 24).