Originally Posted by Shvedbarilescu
What makes this a joke? The word is parity. Remember there are only 16 semifinal spots up for grabs over the course of a year. Fact is 12 of them have gone to players in the top 10 and aside from the world number one those places have been distributed pretty evenly.
Once again what makes this a joke? Would it make you happier if the top 4 all reached each of the 4 semifinals? Is that really what you want?
first of all , sorry, coz I'm no good at arguing lol so....in my eyes...
2010 WTA top 10 = a joke in comparison to say , 1995 Top 10 when I was fondly following tennis, or even 2000 Top 10 .
(Normal , since money/sponsors has invaded the sports so much and nowadays the chicks get more money by having a nice smile rather than sweating their hearts on court .
Of course I'm exaggerating it (as often ) but you get my point . )
and it's not a question of me being happy
I could care less about slams SFists you know, my whole life isn't focused on tennis results
a joke maybe was a bit too harsh of a word, but come on ...isn't it a shame that the so-called top players who are supposed to battle for Slams finals spots , barely if ever reach one Slam SF the whole year ?
[I could also ask : does it really make you happy to see the likes of Kvitova, Bartoli, Pironkova (no offense to them , but come on ...) contend for Slams ? (of course you could argue that in 90s the likes of Werdel , McGrath ... also reached Slams SF) ]
Consistency on WTA Tour is gone . and I think it's a shame . and that's why I somehow started to support Serena Williams
Or inconsistency. All the top 10 players are so inconsistent nowadays, it's ridiculous. They're meant to be the best players in the world, but if they can hardly string two good tournaments together then it defeats the point, no?