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Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these days...

No this is not an offense to Justine. She has been playing for weeks now --and years before that !--
and this was just a match too many.

But to see such a poorly equipped sportswoman go to the final of Wimbledon is a disgrace.

Sorry to say but the current generation of young tennisplayers is a disaster. No wonder that Williams, Henin and Mauresmo as elder players are still dominating the rest of the field easily.

I feel sorry for the spectators at Central Court today.
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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

Didnt somebody say the SAME THING about Serena winning the Australian open? I dont think WTA tennis will ever be golden like it was 5 or 6 years ago when we had Seles, Capriati, Clijsters, Mauresmo, Henin, The Williamses, Pierce, Davenport and Hingis ALLL playing good competitive tennis with minor injuries and consistently. Those, to me, were the GOLDEN YEARS of womens tennis

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yes of course and I confirm what I said. It is a fact.
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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

why? bartoli deserves to be there.

she out played justine today
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No it just shows that in the next 5 years or so one or 2 people wont dominate.

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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

So true... Womens tennis is on low shelves these days I so miss the Grand Slams from 2003. Those were the days.
But nevertheless congrats Marion
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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

Maybe, but there's no doubt that she's a fine player.
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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

Of course it does. An overweight candy-loving Cake in the Wimbledon final doesn't exactly do wonders for the credibility of women's tennis.

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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

I think this shows that the depth of women´s tennis has increased. Plus the comments about Marion being overweight are really getting tired. She has a plump overweight appearance but that doesn´t mean that she is not fit enough to compete at this level. She obviously is. You cannot beat Jankovic who is one of the fittest players on tour and Henin when you are overweight. She was moving very well from side to side yesterday. I would rather watch her three set battles than Jankovic being easily trashed by Henin again in the semis.
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Bartoli is an excellent player: has taken out the world No. 1 and No. 3 - deserves a crack at the title. Williams is playing better than when she last won the title, her performances this week have been awesome.

The other main contenders Ivanovic, Vaidisova, Jankovic are adding much needed variety to their games and improving fast.
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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

She was lucky with the rain i mean she deserved to win against Justine but Jankovic would have put her away if it wasn't for the rain, same with Krajicek

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Marion's performance was one of the most high quality semi wins in recent years on the WTA, 86% first serve %, 1 double fault, more winners than UEs, I guess because she's not a big 'star' that makes her win awful Had one of the marquee players played like that to win, you'd all be raving about them...

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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

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No this is not an offense to Justine. She has been playing for
And it is an offense to Marion.
She is in the final because she deserves to be there. She beat #1 and #3 in the world so this means a lot.
Get over it

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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

Well so if Jankovic and Sharapova get into the final, would it mean WTA is in great condition?

Stupid, just stupid.

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Re: Marion Bartoli in the final just indicates the poor level of WTA tennis these day

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I think this shows that the depth of women´s tennis has increased. Plus the comments about Marion being overweight are really getting tired. She has a plump overweight appearance but that doesn´t mean that she is not fit enough to compete at this level. She obviously is. You cannot beat Jankovic who is one of the fittest players on tour and Henin when you are overweight. She was moving very well from side to side yesterday. I would rather watch her three set battles than Jankovic being easily trashed by Henin again in the semis.
Only once has Jankovic been easily trashed by Henin. The other five times they played each other were all highly entertaining 3 set thrillers. But other than that, yeah I agree the depth of women's tennis is increasing and also that, while Bartoli is not as fit as she could be, she is clearly fit enough to play some very fine tennis by beating two very tough players in Henin and Jankovic.

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