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if Venus or Serena had won the French Open...then this thread might be more valid.

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ps:- Just for the note, WS >>>>>>>> all the people you mentioned COMBINED
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I guess the same could be said about some other players too

Ana Ivanovic won RG cause Henin,Clijsters,Hingis didnt show up


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I guess the same could be said about some other players too

Ana Ivanovic won RG cause Henin,Clijsters,Hingis didnt show up

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The Williams won that matters, all the losers quited and lost to them because they weren't good enough. But anyway, It's great to see the low level of intelligence on GM being dropped by every thread.
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if Venus or Serena had won the French Open...then this thread might be more valid.
If Dinara Safina had won, it would have been because all her opponents choked for her instead.
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The thread is a total insult to the Williams hard work.
They have won two majors, unfortunately you have to live with it for the next 12 months.
Are you bitter or in denial?
In other words you want to tell us that the Williams have been responsible for retirements and sidelining major rivals.You are a joke.

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I think the thread should be...The Serbs recent success is due to the retirement or sidelining of their major rival...namely Justine who really terrorized them.
Kim Justine Ana have never stopped Venus at Wimbledon...even if Justine was still playing she was not going to stop these slams from happening this year
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I think the thread should be...The Serbs recent success is due to the retirement or sidelining of their major rival...namely Justine who really terrorized them.
Kim Justine Ana have never stopped Venus at Wimbledon...even if Justine was still playing she was not going to stop these slams from happening this year
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The thread is a total insult to the Williams hard work.
They have won two majors, unfortunately you have to live with it for the next 12 months.
Are you bitter or in denial?
In other words you want to tell us that the Williams have been responsible for retirements and sidelining major rivals.You are a joke.
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If Dinara Safina had won, it would have been because all her opponents choked for her instead.
Like I said, if Venus or Serena had won the French Open...then this thread might be more valid. If Dinara had won it...it would definitely be more valid than Venus or Serena.

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Like I said, if Venus or Serena had won the French Open...then this thread might be more valid. If Dinara had won it...it would definitely be more valid than Venus or Serena.
Oh ok, but I still like Dinara, I just dislike her ghosty-moan
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This thread is a joke but since you want to go there, I'll take the ride.

Here is my only statement:

The 2003 US Open and the 2004 Aussie Open should be stripped from Justine because Serena & Venus completely and utterly owned her on all courts except clay before the knee & abdominal injuries. (note: she had to cheat on clay at RG & venus was beating her on clay)

So let's not start playing the if game because my statement seems way more likely than yours. In 2007, Justine had to play the match of her life just to beat Venus at the Open and Venus won Wimbledon when she was around so QUIT the foolish talk.
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I dont want to show a disrespect for 2008 Wimbledon and USOpen performances of Serena and Venus. They won the trophies fair and fair. However, the WTA is in a truly awful state. Take a look at the condition of the former rivals and supposed up-and-coming challengers and tell me the Williams arent beneficiaries:


Kim Clijsters: Quit the WTA at age 23
Justine Henin: Quit the WTA at age 25 (after owning Williams in '07)
Masha Sharapova: 2008 has been a non-year for her after Aus Open
Ana Ivanovic: Played like average Top 30 player at Wimby/USO
Amelie Mauresmo: Satisfied & complacent with her 2 GS in '06
Nicole Vaidisova: Supposed next WTA big star is a train wreck
Tati Golovin: Repeated injuries destroy her chances to be top player
Sveta Kuznetsova: Appears simply not to give a damn
Jelena Jankovic: The weakest #1 player in the history of pro tennis
Anna Chakvetadze: Her 2007 successes now appear simply a fluke
Martina Hingis: Her comeback had potential but ended with a thud
I can't resist troll threads someone has to point out the obvious to you. Firstly, let me start with a fairly fundamental concept that some people still seem unable to grasp. Serena and Venus are different people. They were born in different years, started playing professional tennis in different years, they have had different careers and they have both had different major rivals.

Only one person on your list was a major rival to Serena, Justine Henin. Jelena Jankovic still is a major rival and she played arguably the best match of her Grand Slam career against Serena in the US Open Final recently. All the other head to heads are embarassingly in favour of Serena, so lets not even go there.

Justine retired but it was after being owned by Serena, during the middle of her winning streak, and greatest period of success this year. So please explain to me how Justine's retirement helped Serena's success when she was an active player for the majority of it?

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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I actually LOVE these kinds of threads because OPs wind up getting pwned in the end...like Vee and Rena's opponents.

Anyway, didn't Serena wax Justine's azz before she retired?
In fact, didn't Maria wax Justine before she decided to give up?
And what is the H2H between Serena and those mentioned in the OPP?
Fact is, champions demonstrate their championship character by making comebacks, or reclaiming that champion status.
There is always new talent coming up, and there is always a lull in between...in any sport.

Let's not disrespect these players when they clearly show us great matches like this past USO.

Now I'm waiting for the perennial "The Williams Sisters Will Never Win Another Slam" thread.
That thread is about due isn't it?

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