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The WTA: is it time to panic?

Firstly, I'd like to stress this is NOT just a thread bitching about Pironkova and Kvitova making the semis, nor am I going to just chant "pigova" or one of its many variants. Hopefully this can be a serious discussion about the health of the wider WTA.

The most alarming thing is 2010 was supposed to be a vintage year for women's tennis - I like most on here was really excited at the beginning of the year, but unfortunately, after a promising start, the WTA has descended into an even more chaotic state than ever before. And the signs are it's only going to get worse in the coming years. Serena's mail-ins are enough to get multiple Slams. Venus seems on the verge of retirement. Justine is now out for months, and it's questionable whether her always frail body will allow her to go for that long. Kim implied in a press conference the other day that she reckons she has about two years max left. We still don't know if Maria will ever return to her former self. Ivanovic's slump is looking interminable. Jankovic would probably retire now if she was given a lifetime's supply of glitter. And of course, the last two Grand Slams have literally re-defined "crapshoot".

Some people have compared it to the mess of the ATP circa 2001-02, but I think even that's generous. For one thing, the Slams were never as messy as these last two have been even back then for the ATP. And for another, even though there were no real top dogs on the ATP back then, everyone knew that there WERE some very promising future prospects, most of all some kid called Federer, who everyone knew was prodigiously talented but just couldn't hold it together mentally. And there was Nalbandian and Roddick waiting in the wings, and some very well-informed pundits even knew about some 14-year-old Spanish left-hander who could run down every ball. But on the WTA now, while I like Wozniacki and Azarenka, future GOATs they ain't.

When will the WTA stop it's slide into ruins?
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Why is this thread For!!WTA isn't on a slide!!Even though many good players are Injured or coming back from Injury There are still some good matches being played around the tournaments!!!for Sure the last couple of seasons haven't been the best we've seen by far but I believe the WTA will be as it used to be!!these times only prove my Point that:Without a healthy Sharapova,Serena,Venus,Henin,Clijsters there is no Tennis in the Womens Draw!!
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Weird how this threadstarter despises the top two womens tennis players and then has a "faux" anxiety attack about the state of the WTA.

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Weird how this threadstarter despises the fans of the top two womens tennis players and then has a "faux" anxiety attack about the state of the WTA.
Corrected for you.
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Firstly, I'd like to stress this is NOT just a thread bitching about Pironkova and Kvitova making the semis, nor am I going to just chant "pigova" or one of its many variants. Hopefully this can be a serious discussion about the health of the wider WTA.

The most alarming thing is 2010 was supposed to be a vintage year for women's tennis - I like most on here was really excited at the beginning of the year, but unfortunately, after a promising start, the WTA has descended into an even more chaotic state than ever before. And the signs are it's only going to get worse in the coming years. Serena's mail-ins are enough to get multiple Slams. Venus seems on the verge of retirement. Justine is now out for months, and it's questionable whether her always frail body will allow her to go for that long. Kim implied in a press conference the other day that she reckons she has about two years max left. We still don't know if Maria will ever return to her former self. Ivanovic's slump is looking interminable. Jankovic would probably retire now if she was given a lifetime's supply of glitter. And of course, the last two Grand Slams have literally re-defined "crapshoot".

Some people have compared it to the mess of the ATP circa 2001-02, but I think even that's generous. For one thing, the Slams were never as messy as these last two have been even back then for the ATP. And for another, even though there were no real top dogs on the ATP back then, everyone knew that there WERE some very promising future prospects, most of all some kid called Federer, who everyone knew was prodigiously talented but just couldn't hold it together mentally. And there was Nalbandian and Roddick waiting in the wings, and some very well-informed pundits even knew about some 14-year-old Spanish left-hander who could run down every ball. But on the WTA now, while I like Wozniacki and Azarenka, future GOATs they ain't.

When will the WTA stop it's slide into ruins?
So are we to take it that Nalbandian and Roddick are future GOATs?

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Wow, first 2009 was the worst year for womens tennis and the Belgians were supposed to "save" the tour. Now that Serena has proven she isnt going anywhere no matter who comes to play, it's time to panic again.
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It's like thread-virus....
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Wow, first 2009 was the worst year for womens tennis and the Belgians were supposed to "save" the tour. Now that Serena has proven she isnt going anywhere no matter who comes to play, it's time to panic again.
If you actually read my post, you'll see that I illustrate the real panic is for the future: in a post-Williams, post-Belgians WTA.
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If you actually read my post, you'll see that I illustrate the real panic is for the future: in a post-Williams, post-Belgians WTA.
Puleeze tell that to someone who was born yesterday.
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Re: The WTA: is it time to panic?

I wonder before forums, did tennis fans sit at home and wring their hands pondering the demise of the tour when the then-greats retired...
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Re: The WTA: is it time to panic?

Seeing as panicking never makes for better tennis, I'd say No.

Someone is quietly turning back the clock...to them bulldozer dayz...

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So wat u gonna do..kill urself

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