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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2011, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Generation Suck is stepping up!

It's starting to seem like 2011 will be the year when women's top tennis finally undergoes a generational change.

Caro is the clear leader in the rankings. Azarenka is starting to show consistency at the highest level. Kvitova beat Clijsters in the Paris final and is now in the Madrid semis. Goerges won Stuttgart and is also in the Madrid semis. Petkovic, Pavly and Aga can all be expected to be in the top 15 or better by year end.

Among the older players, the Sisters and Kim are constantly injured and close to retirement. Stosur, Franny and Jankovic are far from their best and unlikely to rebound significantly. Sharapova and Ivanovic are both still young but have already been in the elite for several years and now seem to be in a permanent stalemate. Only Li Na and Zvonareva are likely to remain top contenders over the next 2-4 years.

I'm sure people on this forum strongly disagrees as to whether this development is encouraging or not. For my own money I think the future of the WTA tour looks exciting indeed!
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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

They are. The problem is that the quality of matches and audience size are getting lower and lower...

WTA needs some sort of heated rivalry or a controversial character who actually wins slams. The new girls are all BFF's and that sadly makes the game/players very boring and forgettable.
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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

LOL! Wozniacki is queen of the Generation Suck.
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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

Wozniacki is friends with Radwanska, Azarenka and she likes Serena a lot, who seems to like her too... does that make their matches less interesting/boring? I think it´s hard to say... I don´t think Serena would treat Caroline nicely on the court, I think she would try to smash all of her weak shots...

I just can´t see why being BFFs can change their games... I remember when Hingis and Davenport were swapping places at number 1 and 2, they used to like each other very much and had intense matches and a rivalry, and they used to team up against the sisters! Nowadays there´s no rivalry yet, but let´s wait..... But when a player dislikes the other we all have to agree that their matches have a special feeling

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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

huh

I remember AO 2008, when irrelevant people like Jankovic, Sharapova, Ivanovic and Hantuchova reached the SF there(with some of them beating the sisters and Henin from an outdated era). People said they are revolutionary, new generations, whatever...

Look where these are at now!!

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huh

I remember AO 2008, when irrelevant people like Jankovic, Sharapova, Ivanovic and Hantuchova reached the SF there(with some of them beating the sisters and Henin from an outdated era). People said they are revolutionary, new generations, whatever...

Look where these are at now!!
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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

There's one last step, take over the majors.
Caro & Vika won IW, Miami.
Next is the majors.

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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

It's more the old generation fading away. They're all way past their peak.

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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

wait until vika produces this form for a whole year, and for more than one year... same goes for any other "queen" who proves anything.... what made previous generations great was the consistency of their top players on big stages for years and the rivalries they had...

plus...like it or not, people loved the controversy...because whether your hated or loved the controversial player, it brought ATTENTION...

did those players always play their best on the big stages? no...but you were guaranteed they would lay it all on the line...it was the RARE moment when they didn't

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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

You are saying that Wozniacki sucks well?

For the moment I still expect Clijsters and Serena, when back to win the big titles when they are there. Maybe 2012.
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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

The problem is that most of these girls play a good tournament and three bad ones... Goerges had a pathetic start of the season and now she is in Top 20, Kvitova, current TOp 10 player, cannot win a challenger... just Azarenka is showing consistency and great skills, and that's why she's the best between them.
I would bet my money on Petkovic, a talented girl who fought very hard to arrive where she is now, Rezai, who is not just 2010 Madrid (just remind you Sydney and Eastbourne...) and Pavlyuchenkova, a good player who, if improve some things, can really be make the story.
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Re: Generation Suck is stepping up!

Vika-Petra final at a Mandatory. These are 2 of the best and most talented young players.

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They are. The problem is that the quality of matches and audience size are getting lower and lower...

WTA needs some sort of heated rivalry or a controversial character who actually wins slams. The new girls are all BFF's and that sadly makes the game/players very boring and forgettable.
Excuse me?

Goerges, Azarenka, Kvitova and Cibulkova all played great matches all week. Stop talking BS.

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Get back to me when they beat a fully fit / motivated Serena / Clijsters in slams.




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