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Tennis becomes less interesting

With Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters and maybe the Williams sisters who are going to retire I think that tennis become less interesting.
I'm going to miss all those classic matches at Wimbledon and the US Open.
I think tennis was at it highest points some years ago, with Clijsters, Henin, Capriati, Davenport, Williams Sisters, Hingis, Kournikova..
Off courese there are some good new players out there like Sharapova, but the rest is not as interesting as these players were.
Some years ago I watched the Grand Slams, these days I don't watch tennis anymore, too many boring matches and too many players from East Europe that I don't know.

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Hopefully Vee and Ree will stay put for a few more years... but yeah..that's a lot of GOOD people we're losing

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Yeah we are losing the real personalities, now we just seem to get these production line type players that are like robots. But we still for many years will Have Masha ( the huge star & Glamour girl) and Jankovic (The Diva) , Tati ( A bit of a Diva and Fashionista), Ana( the extreamly beautiful girl next door type) and Nicole (the slightly bratish divaish but very entertaining) all big personalites on the tour as well as Venus and Serena hopefully, but we definatly need an American who will step up, its not the same without them.

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yeah, be sad once some of these big names go like lindsay & kim

but we'll get some up & comers that will make this game become interesting for sure. plus players like ivanovic & others might start to make things interesting you know. but the state of women's tennis at the moment i reckon is still in great tact.
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Tennis is basically all about Maria right now, anyway !
I see her winning 2 or 3 slams this upcoming year. She sees the opening and she's gonna pounce on it !
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Tennis is basically all about Maria right now, anyway !
I see her winning 2 or 3 slams this upcoming year. She sees the opening and she's gonna pounce on it !
I don't see it that way.
Sharapova had her chance to be YE #1 at the YEC, and Justine beat her.
Justine beat her at the AO. Mauresmo beat her at Wimbledon.

Maria hasn't shown herself to be #1, unless this year's USO is all that matters.

The sport should be about rivalries at the top.
But the USTA wants to pretend Justine and Amelie don't exist.

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I like seeing new personalities moving up the ranks. If the wtatour promotes the ladies right, we could have five more Maria's and Serena's to a lesser extent. I see a lot of new players that are going to dominate the game. Right now the tour is going through a rough spot, but give it two years, it'll be brilliant.
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I don't see it that way.
Sharapova had her chance to be YE #1 at the YEC, and Justine beat her.
Justine beat her at the AO. Mauresmo beat her at Wimbledon.

Maria hasn't shown herself to be #1, unless this year's USO is all that matters.

The sport should be about rivalries at the top.
But the USTA wants to pretend Justine and Amelie don't exist.
God, you're annoying. I guess how Maria dominated the tour after Wimbledon didn't really matter to you, either!

But yeah... it's sad to see Lindsay's generation finally stepping aside and making way for the younger one. 1998-2003 was a great period for the WTA, I'm going to miss that.

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For US tennis, it's going to be a rough spot for a long time.
But to me, the sport of tennis is great now.
There is nothing in sports more fun than a major. So many matches going on.
I can't wait to see who wins them in 2007.

Sharapova didn't beat Justine or Amelie all year, except at the USO. There was no domination by her.
Nadia beat Justine and Amelie in finals, and won 23 of 24 this spring. No one said she was dominating.

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That's because Myskina was busy dominating.
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People throw around the word dominating. Sharapova withdrew from Moscow and beat a Tier III field in Zurich.
She beat 1 YEC player between the USO and the YEC, which she lost.
And she lost to Lena D, lost to Sveta, Dinara, Jackson. Those don't count.
Only Sharapova's wins count.

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Yeah,though We All Miss Them All,but Instead There Are Still Lots Of Players To Entertain Fans As Well As Them!!

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Yeah,though We All Miss Them All,but Instead There Are Still Lots Of Players To Entertain Fans As Well As Them!!
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It's the way sports is. Players all retire at some point. There are hungry young players who want the money and recognition. And the current stars want to keep winning.

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People throw around the word dominating. Sharapova withdrew from Moscow and beat a Tier III field in Zurich.
She beat 1 YEC player between the USO and the YEC, which she lost.
And she lost to Lena D, lost to Sveta, Dinara, Jackson. Those don't count.
Only Sharapova's wins count.
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