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Why Do African American Players Always Play Well On Grass?

The Fact That We Have Althea Gibson, The Williams Sisters, Zina Garrison Jackson And Lori Mcneill Reaching The Final Here(and Win Some Of Course) Is So Amazing.

And It Seem That Some Random Girl Like Mashona Washington, Alexandra Stevenson, Shenay Perry, Angela Haynes Seem To Play On This Surface Is Better.

This Thread Isn't About A Racist Joke. I Admire Them And Want To Know The Exact Reason Why They Are So Good In Wimbledon.
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Re: Why Do African American Players Always Play Well On Grass?

Because of the overuse of the shift button.

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Re: Why Do African American Players Always Play Well On Grass?

Americans in general are good on the surface.

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Re: Why Do African American Players Always Play Well On Grass?

their games suit grass (fast serve, powerful groundstrokes and good volleys and slices) unlike other category of players, such as a typical spanish player who's strengths bode better on clay than on grass
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Re: Why Do African American Players Always Play Well On Grass?

You could ask what the europeans are great on clay and get the same response.

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please don't turn talent into a race issue

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Because black people smoke so much grass

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Re: Why Do African American Players Always Play Well On Grass?

I don't think it's got anything to do with race, but more with height. Taller players always do better on grass.

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it has nothing to do with race...americans on a whole are good on grass mainly because they like fast courts...blake is the exception

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Re: Why Do African American Players Always Play Well On Grass?

I think the poster who implied it's the "American" part got it right. Americans in general have done well at Wimby, because we grow up on fast courts (grass in the old days, hard in modern days) and develop the big serves and hard strokes that work well on the surface. Throw in some talent and a lifetime of hard work and voila! "Natural" grass court ability.

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their games suit grass (fast serve, powerful groundstrokes and good volleys and slices) unlike other category of players, such as a typical spanish player who's strengths bode better on clay than on grass
I was in 2 minds whether or not to respond, but I have to!

Clay success for the Spanish has nothing to do with being Spanish per se. It's because they grow up on clay courts! Anyway, Martinez, Sanchez Vicario and others did pretty well at Wimbledon!

When you say 'their game' it's as if because they are African Americans they have fast serves etc. It may just have been how you worded it but it had a bit of a funny ring to it for me! It's because Americans grow up on fast courts. Like Lindsay Davenport - who is as white as I am!

The entire 'theory' just doesn't withstand any examination!
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Re: Why Do African American Players Always Play Well On Grass?

Americans are better on grass it has nothing to do with black players. U can take many white players and make the same thread.

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