Worshipping the bangs
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Larsson's Player Forum
Re: Top-10 USA Players (Historical)
There have been rumblings about the decline, though, since the end of the Evert/Navratilova days (see my above post, and I didn't even throw Austin, Jaegar, and a host of other Yanks into the mix).
Even as the Williams sisters began their ascent, there was a lot of breathless anticipation in some circles, as has been discussed on this board, that all of a sudden a horde of young, black girls were going to pick up rackets and spearhead a revival of American tennis because even then it was clear there was very little in the pipeline after Vee and Ree.
(I won't bother to address the flaw in this argument, other than to point out that had my older blonde, banged child been a girl it would have been precious little reason to assume he'd be the next Elena Dementieva).
Again, I don't know what the problem is, but I don't see the USTA doing much but saying they're addressing the problem without really doing much. Too many applecarts to upset, too many people making money under the old system.
Pass the duct tape and super glue. Lena's done broke my heart one last time.
Onward my LOB! Lena (ret.) Vika Vee TOB Caro Alexa Sabs Wicky Lesia Vania BMS Ekat Andi H. Jo-La Lena V KP2 Lil Bit Kiki Mini Mak Baby Veronika
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Jo-La Duchess of Norrland and Bastad
Elena Viatcheslavovna Dementieva--Eternal Goddess of the Divine Bangs