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venus and martina are gonna be 27 this year!

can you believe how time quickly goes by. it was only yesterday that these 2 played their first match at wimbledon in 97, when both were 16 and 17, and 2 months later in the us open final. success came so quickly for both that at their would be age of 27, they've had legendary careers. they've both had their issues, missed years of tennis, though venus was on/off. they've both grown up in front of the world. what happens when vee, martina, and serena retire? other players just dont have what these players have. the "it" factor. the matches from 97-2002 from linds, vee, tina, rena,capriati, seles, mauresmo, and throw in a young henin and clisjters, etc...were just awesome, and the matches that were produced then are just so much better than it is these days. will we ever see those days again.
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can you believe how time quickly goes by. it was only yesterday that these 2 played their first match at wimbledon in 97, when both were 16 and 17, and 2 months later in the us open final. success came so quickly for both that at their would be age of 27, they've had legendary careers. they've both had their issues, missed years of tennis, though venus was on/off. they've both grown up in front of the world. what happens when vee, martina, and serena retire? other players just dont have what these players have. the "it" factor. the matches from 97-2002 from linds, vee, tina, rena,capriati, seles, mauresmo, and throw in a young henin and clisjters, etc...were just awesome, and the matches that were produced then are just so much better than it is these days. will we ever see those days again.
Good post!

Momo will be 28 and Serena 26, still, I think we will see some great matches involving the 'veterans' for a few more seasons at least!

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can you believe how time quickly goes by. it was only yesterday that these 2 played their first match at wimbledon in 97, when both were 16 and 17, and 2 months later in the us open final. success came so quickly for both that at their would be age of 27, they've had legendary careers. they've both had their issues, missed years of tennis, though venus was on/off. they've both grown up in front of the world. what happens when vee, martina, and serena retire? other players just dont have what these players have. the "it" factor. the matches from 97-2002 from linds, vee, tina, rena,capriati, seles, mauresmo, and throw in a young henin and clisjters, etc...were just awesome, and the matches that were produced then are just so much better than it is these days. will we ever see those days again.
Nice post to remember these girls. But not only Venus was on/off so is
Martina and the rest.
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hope there will be another 10 more years!

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I dont think they played eachother at the 97 Wimbledon. but yea time flies!

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Re: venus and martina are gonna be 27 this year!

they did not play each at wimbledon 1997

venus lost first round to grzybowska and hingis won the whole thing, beating novotna in the final

but still, they're approaching veteran ages
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And now Lindsay is gone and it looks doubt ful that Jennifer will be back

Hope Martina and the Williamses stay healthy and play for another few years yet

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They are now veterans
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Kinda both funny and sad to think that they can be considered "veterans" of the tour by now

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Yes funny since they started so early that at this age they are already called veterans and Martina Hingis was even in the historical profiles of WTA tour when it was up. :P Funny thing

Hope they play as long as they can because I truly love that generation of legends. (Lindsay gone, Monica gone .... only Martina, Pierce and the Williamses left)

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ya. even 10 years later....they are still class of their own.

hingis came back after almost 4 years to be rank top 10.
serena won AO after 1 year of semi-rest.
venus is still scaring of others......

to me, hingis, serena, venus are in the class of their own

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Re: venus and martina are gonna be 27 this year!

They certainly had one of the best rivalries in tennis and hope it will continue for at least another couple of years. While Venus doesn't seem to have a "man" in her life at the moment we all know Martina is engaged so depending on how successful she plays this year she could be ready to "pitch" it all and go down the aisle. However I'm hoping for more aren't you


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