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ugh. im so aggravated. we went from seles/capriati/venus/serena/lindsay to no one challenging for slams!
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It pretty much sucks right now, yeah. And it will probably get worse before it gets better (assuming it ever gets better.) I think they really need to start pressuring Sharapova to play as an American. She may be the only person who can save American tennis.
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I guess we will have to wait like 2-4 years to see if anyone of the up and coming girls can be the next big thing.
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sharapova is so american. i hate these players who move here at 10 years old, take advantage of everything america has to offer, and then they play for their birth countries in competition. sharapova is as russian as pierce is french. its ridiculous.
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There certainly isn't another Chris Evert or maybe even a Serena Williams waiting in the wings, but sooner or later, we'll have Davenport/Capriati/V Williams-esque players winning majors. It's bound to happen again sooner or later. Many of the best coaches, academies, and conditions are found here in the states. The USTA needs to really make more of a push for the American born girls to get to the front of the pack.

The US has been blessed with the most talented players ever to play the game. We're incredibly lucky to have had so many players at the top of the game honestly. There's no unity like there is in more desperate federations, however. That's the problem. Our players are too spoiled.
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our players aren't spoiled. theyre pragmatic. they dont train as if their life depends on it, because for most of them, it doesnt. their parents are wealthy so their results don't matter as much.
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And doesn't that mean they are spoiled? I'm sure they don't have this issue in Eastern Europe or in Asia.

Tennis is a luxury sport here. For them, it's a way out. Many of our best talents probably just go on to play college tennis and do something wonderful and ordinary with their lives. I doubt that's an option or a goal elsewhere.
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seles/capriati/venus/serena/lindsay
*sigh* Those were the days..
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sharapova is so american. i hate these players who move here at 10 years old, take advantage of everything america has to offer, and then they play for their birth countries in competition. sharapova is as russian as pierce is french. its ridiculous.
She respectively Yuri paid for taking advantage of "everything America has to offer", right?

Same would apply for all the Russians training in Spain.

America now has the same problem as Germany - we are both toast in terms of future perspectives in tennis. You at least have some decent men in Blake or Roddick....

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Similar things have happened in the UK and in Australia.
I'm not sure what the deal is with the US, but in Australia, the federation became complacent, having produced players of the calibre of Court, Cawley, Bowrey and Turnbull, TA kind of expected things just to keep happening. Obviously they didn't.

I'm sure the USA will have a more pronounced presence on the circuit in the next few years with the likes of Oudin, Brengle, Coco V, Muhammad and others coming through. Will be interesting to see who does best

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@ trying to claim Sharapova
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You have Beth Mattek. I'd kill for that to have.
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@ trying to claim Sharapova
Same here... Haha!!! She's no wannabe like L. Huber

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ugh. im so aggravated. we went from seles/capriati/venus/serena/lindsay to no one challenging for slams!
Didn't venus and serena only become american after seles/capriati/davenport stoppped being a force???

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