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Venus is the only one in the top 10 with no Slam SF

Wow I just noticed this. Venus you better work it at the US Open because your reputation as a "Slam only" player is in danger.

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Re: Venus is the only one in the top 10 with no Slam SF

JJ didn't have a slam SF too last year, no? But she still was in the top 10.
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Re: Venus is the only one in the top 10 with no Slam SF

Well she does have that amazing Wimbledon QF.

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and...none of the top 10 except Serena have reached Slams SF twice in the last 4 Slams???

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JJ didn't have a slam SF too last year, no? But she still was in the top 10.
and jj has never got any stick for her lack of grand slam results ever

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and...none of the top 10 except Serena have reached Slams SF twice in the last 4 Slams???

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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?

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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?
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?
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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?
I think what it says is that rolling 12 month rankings are irrelevant when you're talking about who the best players in the world are at the present time.

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Wow I just noticed this. Venus you better work it at the US Open because your reputation as a "Slam only" player is in danger.

Serena: USO SF, AO W, Wim W
Jelena: RG SF
Caro: USO F
Sam: RG F
Elena: RG SF
Kim: USO W
Fran: RG W
Vera: Wim F
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Well she does have that amazing Wimbledon QF.

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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?
What we have right now is a top 10 in which every single one of them is capable of reaching a Grand Slam semi and with the exception of Venus, who is certainly capable as well, has done so in the last year.

Consistency? You want consistency? You want to go back to the days of Evert and Navratilova when you could almost put the top 4 into the semi finals without having to play their matches. Is that really better?

Sure everyone is inconsistent. Sure pretty much everyone these days can lose to a lower ranked player at any time as well as beat a higher ranked player. I think this is good. It means everyone is capable of playing well and if you have an off day chances are you won't get away with it.

Is it better to know in advance that player A is too consistent and good for player B and is sure to win and in fact is pretty sure to win the tournament because she is so much better than everyone else? If that was the case then why even watch the matches? The only way predictable consistency is preferable to what we have now is if you are a gambler.

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Venus has 7single slams!Hall of fame...
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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
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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?
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and...none of the top 10 except Serena have reached Slams SF twice in the last 4 Slams???

this tour is a joke
This reminds me of Semipova
Those were times where you could say which 8 players would make it to QF, and not bomb out early..

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