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Why all the Russian Headcases?

Kuznetsova?
Chakvetadze?
Zvonareva?
Kirilenko?
Safina?
Petrova?

I know that it is dangerous to stereotype, but there sure seems to be a lot of mental midgets hailing from Russia. (Particularly at this AO) Bad rep me if you will, but WTF?

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but there sure seems to be a lot of mental midgets hailing from Russia. ?
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It is in their blood. They either run away with it (all sports) or lose narrowly.
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Re: Why all the Russian Headcases?

To be fair half the WTA Tour are headcases.

Sharapova / Bartoli / Azarenka / Rezaï
Cornet / Karatantcheva / Kirilenko
Safina / Dulko / Görges / Shvedova
Fedak / Czink / Harkleroad / Gallovits
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Re: Why all the Russian Headcases?

The only real headcase out of them is Chakvetadze for earning over a million dollar on tour last year and not moving to a gated community.
It's like winning the lottery and staying in Compton.

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To be fair half the WTA Tour are headcases.

Good point. Maybe there are just so many good Russians, they just have more opportunities to be headcases.
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Re: Why all the Russian Headcases?

After about one hour of matches:

Petrova - Radwanska 6-1 3-0
Kirilenko - Hantuchova 6-1 3-1

And both lose at end

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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[QUOTE=Wannabeknowitall;12357924]The only real headcase out of them is Chakvetadze for earning over a million dollar on tour last year and not moving to a gated community.
It's like winning the lottery and staying in Compton.[/QUOTE

Hell naw, lol. this is too funny but true. Can i ask you if you are black by any chance?
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After about one hour of matches:

Petrova - Radwanska 6-1 3-0
Kirilenko - Hantuchova 6-1 3-1

And both lose at end

Aggie Radwanska is the CHAMP!!! Of course she can come back!!!

As for Daniela, I don't know how she came back. Kirilenko must have stopped playing tennis
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Re: Why all the Russian Headcases?

the wta Russians are very emotional/temperamental group. if they can harness their emotions, it can become a deadly asset... otherwise, it can be a plaguing weakness.

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The only real headcase out of them is Chakvetadze for earning over a million dollar on tour last year and not moving to a gated community.
It's like winning the lottery and staying in Compton.


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To be fair half the WTA Tour are headcases.


Both me laugh out loud. hah!

I will always love Daniela but sometimes it's nice to support players who actually win - so thanks Kim!
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Hell naw, lol. this is too funny but true. Can i ask you if you are black by any chance?
Yes I am.

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Re: Why all the Russian Headcases?

I don't know how it happens but Myskina, Dementieva, Petrova, Zvonareva, Chakvetadze, Kirilenko, Kuznetsova all seem to have regular meltdowns.
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The only real headcase out of them is Chakvetadze for earning over a million dollar on tour last year and not moving to a gated community.
It's like winning the lottery and staying in Compton.

Maria Sharapova
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Re: Why all the Russian Headcases?

As compared to who? Who is not a mental midget besides Justine?
No one wins shit on this tour besides Justine.

Chakvetadze is 6-0 in finals. She overachieves more than anyone on the tour besides Justine.

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As compared to who? Who is not a mental midget besides Justine?
No one wins shit on this tour besides Justine.

Chakvetadze is 6-0 in finals. She overachieves more than anyone on the tour besides Justine.
Sharapova is one of three mantaly strongest players on tour (with Serena and Henin) and Chakvetadze is one of three mentaly strongest players of new generation (with Sharapova and Ivanovic) and also, when is in good shape, Dementieva is great warrior... but all others is




BTW...
Is some Russians posters here still belive that Sharapova not desserved to play at Beijing Olympic and represent Russia (b/c Fed Cup)??? At field with Henin, Sisters, Serbians, (Davenport, Mauresmo, Vaidisova) she have better chances to reach gold than any other Russians bronze!

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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