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Women's tennis in decline

Proof?

Sharapova already lost 5 matches this year by winning 4 or less games.

The same for Ivanovic.

And both of them are top 4 players.

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The Williams sisters are fastly-rising stars that will improve WTA matches in future years to come.
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Mens tennis is in much bigger trouble. 3 of their big stars lost early in Cincy, and they have a gambling scandal.

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Explain to me why top players losing is a sign of declining tennis.

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Mens tennis is in much bigger trouble. 3 of their big stars lost early in Cincy, and they have a gambling scandal.
Yea, that is kinda pathetic. That tournie is gift wrapped for Fed now.


Consider this: ALL of the players who've beaten Federer on hardcourts since 2004 (Djokovic, Canas, Nadal, Murray, Safin) are out of the tournament.
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People need to deal and realize sure, ___ isn't Graf/Seles/Navratilova/Evert/Sanchez-Vicario, whoever, but Ivanovic is going to be someone's Graf/Seles/Navratilova/Evert/Sanchez-Vicario. Things like this happen.
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Explain to me why top players losing is a sign of declining tennis.
For an analogy: Imagine Fed losing in straight sets on hardcourts, winning less than six games. Now imagine that happening four more times.
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For an analogy: Imagine Fed losing in straight sets on hardcourts, winning less than six games. Now imagine that happening four more times.
That would mean to me that other players are getting better and that there's depth in the game.

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Well it is probably a change in attitudes.

The likes of Navra, Graf, Seles, Hingis, Davenport, Williams (all at or near their best) would never have allowed themselves to get thrashed like that, no matter what.

These days it's happening more often. I don't like it, that's for sure.
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For an analogy: Imagine Fed losing in straight sets on hardcourts, winning less than six games. Now imagine that happening four more times.
But there is no 'Federer' on the WTA.... and certainly not Sharapova... she isnt even world number 1

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Even though she's not at the top of her game, Serena isn't losing 1 and 3 to other players. Most of Justine's losses happen in 3 sets. I don't think after reaching top 4, Graf lost matches by winning only 4 games 5 times during her whole career.
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no, top players losing early is actually showing an improval in the depth of womens tennis
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Proof?

Sharapova already lost 5 matches this year by winning 4 or less games.

The same for Ivanovic.

And both of them are top 4 players.

It only proves that you need help ASAP.

I guess Navratilova should have retired immediately after being doublebageled by Evert in 1981 in order not to embarrass herself further by winning 16 GS titles within next nine years...
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