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can sharapova play central court again?

now she is n23.
i don't think the players of top 10 are very happy if a n23 plays central court ...
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Re: can sharapova play central court again?

She will if she plays Serena or Venus in the early stages.
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Re: can sharapova play central court again?

Sharapova is one of the the biggest draw cards in the game if not the biggest there is no way they are moving her to back courts.
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what a ridiculous question.

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Re: can sharapova play central court again?

her ranking will rise again soon enough
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now she is n23.
i don't think the players of top 10 are very happy if a n23 plays central court ...
Because you think WTA cares about that Sharapova can play wherever she wants.
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Re: can sharapova play central court again?

It's always about "star-power", not about official WTA rating. BTW, home players (aka crowd favorites) even if not ranked in TOP50 always has chances to play at Central Court. Look example of #180+ ranked Dokic at 2009 AO which played last three or four matches at Rod Laver Arena, playing just once against TOP10 opponent (which means SHE is reason).

At Roland Garros 2009 probably, and maybe at Wimbledon 2009 also, 1st seed will be Dinara Safina, but for both organizers (b/c "star-power") she will be still behind Sharapova (or Sisters, or even Ivanovic) from WTA part. Star-power sell the tickets and that's how things works in tennis.

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Re: can sharapova play central court again?

ranked 81 serena played almost all if not all her matches on centre court AO 07, it is not about the raking but the person, ask no.2 ranked JJ who needed a helicopter just to get to court 18 at wimby

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She would be put on central court even if she was unranked lol...

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Centre Court is about marquee value, not rankings. Sharapova has the best marquee value n tour next to the Williams sisters
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Re: can sharapova play central court again?

It's not exactly by normal circumstances (ie. bad performances) that Sharapova's ranking has slipped, so she still absolutely deserves to be central court.

I'm feelin' they jealous, like I'm Monica Seles.

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Re: can sharapova play central court again?

Everywhere aside from Wimbledon.
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Re: can sharapova play central court again?

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ranked 81 serena played almost all if not all her matches on centre court AO 07, it is not about the raking but the person, ask no.2 ranked JJ who needed a helicopter just to get to court 18 at wimby
.... or the defending champion Venus Williams was delegated to Court 2 at Wimbledon. So, it's not really about the rankings, but about "star power" as others have said.

PS. I just couldnt let that little dig at Jelena get by Everyone knows both Jelena and Venus are huge superstars of the WTA tour.

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