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People who thought the WS were bad for tennis want them back.

I keep reading tennis board after tennis board of WS fans and WS haters wanting them to leave tennis more hater than fans for obvious reasons, now those same haters want them back playing tennis. What gives haters? If I were the WS I wouldn't return back to tennis they both are wealthy young women who don't have to work another day in their life and probably happy wouldn't we all be that's what everyone strives for, make lots of money then retire. Let's face it womens tennis is getting what it deserve, poor attendence, fewer viewers and a lot of tennis commentators and sports writers bored and complaining about the decline in womens tennis. So there you WS haters got what you ask for.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2006, 07:45 PM
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They are STILL here, just not competing as well as in the past. I think they will still make waves in tennis over the next few years.
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I keep reading tennis board after tennis board of WS fans and WS haters wanting them to leave tennis more hater than fans for obvious reasons, now those same haters want them back playing tennis. What gives haters? If I were the WS I wouldn't return back to tennis they both are wealthy young women who don't have to work another day in their life and probably happy wouldn't we all be that's what everyone strives for, make lots of money then retire. Let's face it womens tennis is getting what it deserve, poor attendence, fewer viewers and a lot of tennis commentators and sports writers bored and complaining about the decline in womens tennis. So there you WS haters got what you ask for.
I think the sisters should take your advice. Definitely. They should strike back at women's tennis. Don't ever play another day. That'll show them.
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I keep reading tennis board after tennis board of WS fans and WS haters wanting them to leave tennis more hater than fans for obvious reasons, now those same haters want them back playing tennis. What gives haters? If I were the WS I wouldn't return back to tennis they both are wealthy young women who don't have to work another day in their life and probably happy wouldn't we all be that's what everyone strives for, make lots of money then retire. Let's face it womens tennis is getting what it deserve, poor attendence, fewer viewers and a lot of tennis commentators and sports writers bored and complaining about the decline in womens tennis. So there you WS haters got what you ask for.
First of all from a tennis/WTA point of view: No single player is above women's tennis and the WTA. Women's tennis will do fine with or without the WS.

What I want to see is one way or the other:
Either: they should do something else and leave tennis if that's what they want and it makes them happy.
Or: do what it takes - put the effort in - to get back. And start treating ALL tournaments seriously. Not just the slams - although it was joke at the AO - their preparation was awful. Forget about the shopping trips, the fashion shows etc. The days they can do load of other things and just waltz into tournaments under-prepared are gone. If they continue to play I want to see them make it a priority and put the same amount of effort that every other player makes.

Sorry I've lumped them into one. Obviously could be that one of the sisters may want to stay in the game and the other retire.
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First of all from a tennis/WTA point of view: No single player is above women's tennis and the WTA. Women's tennis will do fine with or without the WS.
Totally agree - the game will always be greater than any individual player.
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If I were the WS I wouldn't return back to tennis they both are wealthy young women who don't have to work another day in their life and probably happy wouldn't we all be that's what everyone strives for, make lots of money then retire.
Fact is, I get the impression both sisters are natural born competitors. Both are too proud to leave the sport without a bang. Wouldn't any tennis player want to end their career like Graf did - with a final GS win in their pocket and being ranked inside the top-5?
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I keep reading tennis board after tennis board of WS fans and WS haters wanting them to leave tennis more hater than fans for obvious reasons, now those same haters want them back playing tennis. What gives haters? If I were the WS I wouldn't return back to tennis they both are wealthy young women who don't have to work another day in their life and probably happy wouldn't we all be that's what everyone strives for, make lots of money then retire. Let's face it womens tennis is getting what it deserve, poor attendence, fewer viewers and a lot of tennis commentators and sports writers bored and complaining about the decline in womens tennis. So there you WS haters got what you ask for.
Are you one of those haters?
They are so in love with the sport, n even though how much they want to leave it and just continue making money from other things, they still cant leave the sport.
They have got each other so strongly that they can seldom afford training session with other coaches.
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2006, 05:41 PM
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I thought the presence of the wiliams sister brought tennis to a new level.. so yeap i would wan to watch them play as well as they did before, which WTA will be the poorer for, if they don't

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First of all from a tennis/WTA point of view: No single player is above women's tennis and the WTA. Women's tennis will do fine with or without the WS.
Your point is well taken, but tennis does much better when the WS are involved. Note all their competitors reaction when they do get a win over any one of them. They are to tennis like Tiger is to golf, in that more people tune in when Tiger or WS are contending for a big win than other players. There are empirical data to support this fact. Yes, the game does go on but it so bland and dull without the sisters.
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I think it was more that people thought the WS dominating (winning all the slams/rarely losing, etc) was bad for the sport, not them being in the mix and playing well.
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I am not a fan but I think they are great for tennis. I don't think the game needs them, but they do add that extra bit of spice into any tournament that they enter.

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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2006, 07:24 PM
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the game needs them because too much defensive players at the top.......the ratio winners/unforced errors is awful...some players are keeping the ball on the court and waiting for errors or winners with a real talent ,i admit but it's boring.....
please,WS and lindsay.....
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Tennis, like any non-team sport (where you're having your home city or whatever to identify with), needs strong personalities and intense rivalries among top players to keep a mass audience interested. The Williams sisters provide both, and so they are of course good for the game.

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Tennis, like any non-team sport (where you're having your home city or whatever to identify with), needs strong personalities and intense rivalries among top players to keep a mass audience interested. The Williams sisters provide both, and so they are of course good for the game.

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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2006, 09:32 PM
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I never thought they were 'bad' for tennis, I just didn't like them or their style of play. I think though, 5 years after I started watching tennis, that I appreciate their games more and have grown to like them as people too. I want them back playing well, even if it just means that I can cheer for them to lose.
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