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I cannot lie to myself any longer.. I have a confession to make

Even as a Williams sisters fan, I find that the tour right now is boring. I've tried to trick myself into thinking otherwise. With players like Maria, Justine, Capriati, and Kim, you got the feeling that there was some kind of threat towards one of the Williams sisters winning the title, and the danger of having several real contenders made the tournament more exciting. Now it seems like the Williams sisters are women's tennis.
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Re: I cannot lie to myself any longer.. I have a confession to make

True ?

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Re: I cannot lie to myself any longer.. I have a confession to make

Serena has already been beaten (thrashed actually) once this year. Don't worry, they are not the be all of women's tennis.

And even if they were (like in 2002) that would not be a bad thing. They are both great players, and it would only motivate others to raise their level.
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I think we both know Dementieva isn't beating Serena in a slam.
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Re: I cannot lie to myself any longer.. I have a confession to make

There are a few players that are capable of stopping the sisters actually.
It's not a foregone conclusion that either is going to win.
They both lost to a Serbian sister last year.
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I think we both know Dementieva isn't beating Serena in a slam.
So? She beat her in the Olympics and a Premier SemiFinal. Huge matches.

If you only follow the slams (which aren't even WTA events) then you shouldn't be that sad about lack of competiton because it's only 8 weeks of the year you have to endure.
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I think we both know Dementieva isn't beating Serena in a slam.
I think we both know that there are no such things as psychics.

Jesus people, stop predicting things, pleaaaaase.

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womens tennis is the best

you have vaidisova currently going alllllllllllll crazzzzzzzzzyyyy on us

Watching chakvadtze on court is like watching a soap opera, tears/tantrums, so fun to watch her going nuts.

Vera zvonereva isnt going mad anymore

Wozniaki is a breath of fresh air, wonderkid who will dominate in two years time.

Then we have the new relaxed/chilled kuzzie just playing free powerflow tennis, she was better when she was more defensive but what the heck.

then you have dementieva, you have to admire her, she had the most pathetic serve in the history of the sport and now LOOK AT IT.

What an inspiration this woman is, i love you lenaaaaaaaaaaaa d!

Ivanovic is playing tennis whilst carrying verdascos sperm, you have to love that...

we love you annaaa!

then you have the stroppy know it all /loud, powerful boring william sisters who i have to admit are amazing.

then we have cibulkovas beauty

dont forget safina screeches...oooooohhh ahahhhhhh argghhhhhhhh hennnnnshfffff

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Re: I cannot lie to myself any longer.. I have a confession to make

Well obviously Dementieva could beat Serena in a GS, but I give that about a 20% chance.
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Re: I cannot lie to myself any longer.. I have a confession to make

I think you need to be concerned about Dementieva actually winning the AO and becoming #1 with that terrible serve. That will signal the end of women's tennis for good.

And to be honest, the problem isn't the sisters because they've always drew interest in the sport. What you have now is a system that rewards players who attend the Bolleteri Academy and learn one-dimensional tennis. These players have no personality, can only play one way and have no plan B when things aren't working. It makes most of the matches boring and predictable.

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Well obviously Dementieva could beat Serena in a GS, but I give that about a 20% chance.
You gave her about 20% chance to beat Serena during Olympics, and we saw the result.
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I didn't make any predictions for that match.
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How come you are not the official retard and troll anymore? It was my favourite custom title on the board.

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I didn't make any predictions for that match.
Of course.
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well lets see how far dementieva gets
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