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So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

unlike the top players? So the tour should just be the top players winning even if they play shockingly bad and the other player doesnt? k.

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Re: So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

Simple solution, the top players should play better.

Basically these scrubs (except Vera who's at least been #5 before) are waiting to get their ass kicked by Serena because they're totally out of their depth that far in a slam.
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Re: So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

no, its bad if the semifinalist dont play well to get there...... Vera is a good player. former top 5, my problem with her is that theres is a 80% chance she is gonna choke in that Semifinal and Pironkova will make a slam final who lets face it, just put the ball in play today. and can probably do that against Vera... and one player putting the ball in play and the other hitting the net spraying balls well wide is not good for the tour.

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Re: So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

I mean, it's not great. Look at Franny after her FO win. 2 losses in a row

Most of these cinderella runs never turn into anything after they end, anyway.
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Re: So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

Good thread, it is one of those things i ddon't get, people root against top players then whine that the tour need saving when the under dog wins.

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Re: So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

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I mean, it's not great. Look at Franny after her FO win. 2 losses in a row

Most of these cinderella runs never turn into anything after they end, anyway.
This. I mean, look at Oudin, Jie etc. now. They're not doing shit.

These upsets wouldn't be so bad if they actually lead to something but they never do.
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Re: So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

Flameon was bitching the other day because there were no upsets in the first week
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I mean, it's not great. Look at Franny after her FO win. 2 losses in a row

Most of these cinderella runs never turn into anything after they end, anyway.
Consider serena, her last 4 titles have been 3 slams and a YEC, she also fizzles out after the slams- bad example I know but it makes a point.

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Re: So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

You can't take anything from Pironkova's performance today.

But given her history, you just can't argue that she's an elite player on a consistent level. As I've said countless times before, I believe a WTA where anyone can be #1 would soon be a WTA where anyone could win a slam.

The emergence of a new star is always good. The occasional fluke run makes things interesting. But when the sport starts to turn into a series of flukey runs--and it hasn't yet, but it's showing signs it might--then it is bad for the tour.

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You can't take anything from Pironkova's performance today.

But given her history, you just can't argue that she's an elite player on a consistent level. As I've said countless times before, I believe a WTA where anyone can be #1 would soon be a WTA where anyone could win a slam.

The emergence of a new star is always good. The occasional fluke run makes things interesting. But when the sport starts to turn into a series of flukey runs--and it hasn't yet, but it's showing signs it might--then it is bad for the tour.

You can't just view today in isolation.
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People want the biggest players and teams at the biggest events. Its what sports is all about.

Y'all are idiots if you think any of the SF ticket holders will be in any way pleased about watching Pironkova v Zvonareva instead of Venus v Kim. Sort it out ye?

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Re: So its bad for the tour if a player makes the semis by holding her nerve,

I have no problem with Kvitova, Pironkova, Kanepi etc. reaching the QF in a slam, but when Kvitova plays with Kanepi in the QF and Pironkova will play with Zvonareva in the semis, the the only thing I can say is:
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I have no problem with Kvitova, Pironkova, Kanepi etc. reaching the QF in a slam, but when Kvitova plays with Kanepi in the QF and Pironkova will play with Zvonareva in the semis, the the only thing I can say is:
This.
I'm happy for Tsveti and Vera, but a semi between these two girls is too much.
I think pushers should be out of top 10
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Big girls really need to sort their shit out!
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unlike the top players? So the tour should just be the top players winning even if they play shockingly bad and the other player doesnt? k.
It's bad for the tour when the top players play like shit.




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