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13 of last 16 from ex-Communist Eastern Europe

Is this the most successful slam so far for Eastern Europe?

13 of the last 16 are from Eastern Europe

5 Russians (Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Safina and Zvonareva)
2 Serbs (Ivanovic, Jankovic)
2 Czechs (Kvitova, Cetkovska)
1 Pole (Radwanska)
1 Estonian (Kanepi)
1 Belarussian (Azarenka)
1 Slovenian (Srebotnik)

The other 3 survivors are also Europeans: Pennetta (Italy), Suarez Navarro (Spain) and Schnyder (Switzerland).

I presume that this is a record for Eastern Europe in a slam and quite frankly, I can't think of the last time that all 16 fourth round players were European, can you?
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Re: 13 of last 16 from ex-Communist Eastern Europe

I was noticing the same thing. Pretty cool.
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Re: 13 of last 16 from ex-Communist Eastern Europe

they should all share the title
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Re: 13 of last 16 from ex-Communist Eastern Europe

Sharapova is an Asian-born Russian, not European

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Sharapova is an Asian-born Russian, not European
Yeah, russia is technically in Asia...

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wow ajde davai pojdme eastern eastern europe
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Re: 13 of last 16 from ex-Communist Eastern Europe

Too bad Agi couldn't notch one up for Hungary. She'll have her chances though.
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wow is all i can say
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Woah. How great for European tennis and no players from the old European tennis superpowers, Germany, France and Britain.

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13 is a lot. I think that is pretty indicative of what we will see in the future too. I suspect we will probably see an average of 10 to 12 players from East/Central Europe in the final 16 pretty regularly from here on in. Personally, I'm cool with that.

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Re: 13 of last 16 from ex-Communist Eastern Europe

Impressive

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When will Australia get its chance again?!


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Re: 13 of last 16 from ex-Communist Eastern Europe

why is it important to point out "ex-communist"

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Hungary isn't easter european country..I think Czech Republic and Polland aren't either..

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Hungary isn't easter european country..I think Czech Republic and Polland aren't either..
He's referring to the Eastern Bloc

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