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A) The Williams sisters going 1 and 2, playing each other in blockbuster Grand Slam finals 17 22.67%
B) Kim Clijsters (or another retired champ) returning and turning back the clock 24 32.00%
) A new emerging superstar (Michelle Larcher de Brito etc) makes a big breakthrough 6 8.00%
D) Maria Sharapova returns to the WTA 18 24.00%
E) Jelena Jankovic is banned from having the trainer on court 2 2.67%
F) Other? 8 10.67%
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What is the single best thing which can happen to improve the state of the WTA?

A) The Williams sisters going 1 and 2, playing each other in blockbuster Grand Slam finals
B) Kim Clijsters (or another retired champ) returning and turning back the clock
C) A new emerging superstar (Michelle Larcher de Brito etc) makes a big breakthrough
D) Maria Sharapova returns to the WTA
E) Jelena Jankovic is banned from having the trainer on court
F) Other?

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Option A! We need a big rivalry!
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I went with Maria returning. Slightly biased, but face it, she is the main draw. My friends know of no other tennis players (not even Ivanovic) except for maybe the Williams Sisters.

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A) The Williams sisters going 1 and 2, playing each other in blockbuster Grand Slam finals
B) Kim Clijsters (or another retired champ) returning and turning back the clock
C) A new emerging superstar (Michelle Larcher de Brito etc) makes a big breakthrough
D) Maria Sharapova returns to the WTA
E) Jelena Jankovic is banned from having the trainer on court
F) Other?
A. It won't be good because they know eachother so well that they don't play good matches.
B. It will be really good for WTA. She is big name in tennis and people loved and still love her. With this kind of level in WTA she will be top ten in 6 months.
C. We need new stars - de Brito and Robson. First de Brito has to learn how to serve.
D. No doubt WTA needs Masha. Her matches with Williams will be big show in every event. There will extra trick when she will return because her ranking will be low and it will be when Clijsters, Henin and Serena came back. Some top players will have to play with her in the first or second round.
E.Jankovic's coach doesn't change the level of WTA
F. Dementieva and Petrova and other boring Russian has a pause for a year.
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Re: What is the single best thing which can happen to improve the state of the WTA?

WTF is with option E?
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Option A! We need a big rivalry!
Big rivalry doesn't mean better level of play.
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I'm sorry, but Serena and Venus' matches have almost always been very underwhelming. It's got the potential to be a great rivalry, but it just doesn't eventuate.

The best things that could happen to the tour right now?

Serena, Venus, Kimmie and Sharapova form the WTA's Big 4. Meanwhile, the likes of Ivanovic, Golovin, Wozniacki, Azarenka and Vaidisova get sorted and develop into consistent TOP 20 players, with the potential to win slams/be part of the next "big 4" in the next few years. The likes of Dokic, Mauresmo & Hantuchova all back in the TOP 15. Jankovic out of TOP 10.

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A) The Williams sisters going 1 and 2, playing each other in blockbuster Grand Slam finals - boring
B) Kim Clijsters (or another retired champ) returning and turning back the clock - Kim wasn't the great anyway and any other greats would be too old by now. Unless its Henin.
C) A new emerging superstar (Michelle Larcher de Brito etc) makes a big breakthrough - This would be great but not necessarily the screecher. As a Brit I would much prefer it be Robson but if both of them could emerge as slam winner while in their teens I can only see that being a good thing for the sport. They both seem liken they would be very marketable girls as well which wouldn't hurt the profile of the sport either.
D) Maria Sharapova returns to the WTA - Of course that would be great for the WTA but only if she came back in top form and stayed in top form.
E) Jelena Jankovic is banned from having the trainer on court - Nah that gives me a laugh during the boring matches.
F) Other? - Rivarlies.
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Dementieva going on a tear, winning all three slams, becoming number one growing back her bangs, and, with her finally getting the attention from the mainstream press she deserves, the rest of the world will inevitably become besotted by her incomparable beauty and charm.

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WTF is with option E?
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Martina h , justine and kim return at wta tour
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less mental midgets, more fighters with champion mentality.

less slumps , less brainless ball bashing (we are starting to get some of that) and more rivalry

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Option A

Their two matches at the slams last year were easily the best matches of the year

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Nicole back playing best tennis, Masha back

MLDB is an emerging superstar? she keeps lossing in Q
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