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Jelena Jankovic - a great reason why more top players should play doubles/mixed?

How do you guys feel about the current doubles situation in tennis... introducing the Super Tiebreak and now the first point at deuce wins thing coming in soon.

I know Jelena's playing with a Brit on Centre right now but just look at the crowd ... it's usually really empty after the Ladies' final. Just imagine how much more popular it would be if top players teamed up with other top players (male of female) at the Slams.

I'd love to see two top-tenners teaming up for some mixed events - Djokovic/Ivanovic , Roddick/Sharapova. etc.

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Its great for doubles when the top players are playing it because it attracts more people, there is a better atmosphere often because people know who they are watching. Like when Venus played with Knowles and Clijsters with Rochus against each other on court 2, the crowd were going wild, the tennis was great, and they were all taking it serious. Today's matcch was also really fun to watch and i hope more of the top player play Mixed in the future

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I really would love for every top player to try to play doubles at least once in a while. Seeing Hingis/Hantuchova and Venus/Serena would be amazing. Or how about Kirilenko/Sharapova and Ivanovic/Hantuchova? It would be the tours four hottest girls all playing together, that would definately attract quite a large crowd.
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That would be a great team Ivanovic/Djokovic I really want Jankovic/Murray to stay together for a long time now and play at the US Open

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heytennis, good point as these players have already played with each other.

it would be the battle of the hotties (masha+lilmasha vs hantu+ana)

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ivanovic djokovic would be just great! i havent seen djoko play doubles once though.

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ivanovic djokovic would be just great! i havent seen djoko play doubles once though.
They played Hopman cup together, and fucked.

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Venus/Roddick would be unbreakable on grass

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Nole has played doubles a few times, got to the final of Adelaide this year with Stepanek. Him and Ana would be a great team!
I love mixed doubles, they should definitely put mixed into the Olympics
Jamie and Jelena, make a great pair, the crowd were soo loud tonight you could see they were really popular.

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Venus/Roddick would be unbreakable on grass
Jesus,they would scare the crap out of there opponents with the power of there shots

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They played Hopman cup together, and fucked.

They won two of their doubles matches and lost one to Raymond/Dent.

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Re: Jelena Jankovic - a great reason why more top players should play doubles/mixed?

Aside from Jankovic, who is the iron woman of the WTA, I'm not convinced the rest of the top players are fit enough.

They'd just get injured even more often that they do already or pull out at short notice halfway though the tournaments once they decide they want to focus on the singles.

I agree it would be nice to see big names team up and it would draw bigger crowds.
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Re: Jelena Jankovic - a great reason why more top players should play doubles/mixed?

Usually top players don't play Mixed Doubles because of the injuries. But it's obvious that if top players play together (Federer/Hingis vs. Nadal/Henin) or something like that, the stadium will be full!!!

PS: I remember that Roger played with Martina at the Hopman Cup a few years ago (and with Mirka too).
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Re: Jelena Jankovic - a great reason why more top players should play doubles/mixed?

I really didn't like Jankovic to begin with. Too much attitude when she was in the 20-30's, arguing with umpires, tantrums on the court.

Now she is in the top 3, she has become more mature, yet still maintains that cheeky, subtle attitude of court which you can get away with and come to like.

She is such a character, playing singles or mixed. Take the title!
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Venus/Roddick would be unbreakable on grass
At least Roddick would then also have someone else to help him volley seeing as whilst his volleys are getting better he has no clue about the positioning Unbreakable though, of course not

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