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Safina wants to get rid of Wimbledon

Looks like not everyone reveres it as the most important Grand Slam.

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Q. This is sort of maybe a strange question, but the players, they switch back and forth from different surfaces, clay, hard, indoor, and grass. The grass court season is so short. Do you think it should be elongated, made longer, or maybe even just eliminated?

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DINARA SAFINA: It's like in the middle of nowhere. Like it's three tournaments just on grass. No time. Nowhere else you can just prepare for the grass. There is nowhere else than England and in Holland there is grass courts.

Courts that you ‑‑ I know here we have Racing Club. They have actually grass court courts. But, no. In my opinion, I don't like, so they can take it away. (laughter.)

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You know someone has been training in Spain too long when...


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Re: Safina wants to get rid of Wimbledon

that's not shocking when you look at who she loses to on grass


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Re: Safina wants to get rid of Wimbledon

if she was laughing, she was just joking

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Safina on grass = LOL. Can't believe she had MP against Jankovic on grass and made the final of Holland...
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Re: Safina wants to get rid of Wimbledon

she is 100% current.
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Unless wimbledon add roofs and change thier damn freaking traditions(which includes no sunday plays, all white dress court and other garbage.) It doesn't deserve to be a slam.

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Re: Safina wants to get rid of Wimbledon

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So true!

CLAY CLAY CLAY!

However Safin hasnt been like this





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Re: Safina wants to get rid of Wimbledon

didn't she once reach the final at 's-Hertogenbosch?
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CLAY CLAY CLAY!

However Safin hasnt been like this
Actually he has. I can't remember what year, but definitely within the last five, Safin lost a Wimbledon match and then bitched during the press conference about how stupid the tournament is.
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I could say the same about clay
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Re: Safina wants to get rid of Wimbledon

What is it with that family and Wimbledon?
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I took it as a joke.
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I took it as a joke.
it might be a joke but the fact is she admitted she doesn't like grass, which is lame bc tennis is born from grass
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it might be a joke but the fact is she admitted she doesn't like grass, which is lame bc tennis is born from grass

Yeah, I get that too. It was like she was saying, I don't like grass, so get rid of it to suit me, ha ha and wink wink.
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What is it with that family and Wimbledon?
Exactly
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