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WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse

Players which represent Balkans Countries reach just one Wimbledon final ever (and she is trashed 6-2 6-1 in final) in Ladies singles competition

At all others slams achievements are way much better - for example at Roland Garros in open era 4 different Balkan womens reach 7 RG titles from 12 finals (even twice in Open Era there is two all-Balkan RG finals).

Still... very good try from Bulgarian Pironkova this season

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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Re: WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse

I say this with an extremely high confidence, there is definitely no WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse.

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Re: WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse

Who got trashed 2 and 1 in W final ?
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Re: WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse

Only cause Monica couldn't grunt. Else she would have trashed Graf.

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Only cause Monica couldn't grunt. Else she would have trashed Graf.
Woulda, coulda, didn't.

I wouldn't call it a curse, I would just say that girls from the Balkans aren't particularly good on grass.

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Re: WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse

Ask Venus about the players from the Balkans at W
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Only cause Monica couldn't grunt. Else she would have trashed Graf.
She just doesn't play well on grass.
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She just doesn't play well on grass.
She beat the GOAT in SF. If she could beat Navratilova on grass, she sure could've handled Graf.

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Re: WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse

Well, there's a Pro Tennis curse on Greenland.
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I say this with an extremely high confidence, there is definitely no WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse.
With an extremely high confidence, I agree.
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Only cause Monica couldn't grunt. Else she would have trashed Graf.
Steffi would've still managed to bitchslap Monica, just like she actually did that day. Steffi on grass was far far superior than Monica.

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Well, there's a Pro Tennis curse on Greenland.
Exceeded only by the football curses on San Marino and the Faroe Islands.

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Re: WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse

Seles at all other slams played at least 4 finals, but at Wimbledon that 1992 final is only season when she has better than QF result and for currently best ranked player from Balkan Jankovic Wimbledon is only tournament where she never reach SF. For example Venus Williams is still Wimbledon GOAT, since 2000 only Serena (3 times) and 3 different "Balkan Girls" beat her (Ana Ivanovic SF/07&R4/09 is only player from Balkan which Venus ever beat here ), also there is couple sensational Wimbledon semifinalists from Balkan in last about 10 years (Lucic, Dokic*, Pironkova) but unlike at all other slams, nobody never reach title and only Seles once reach final

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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