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Will we ever see points and players like this again.

The athleticism and points that they played were breath taking. This is what is missing in the game right now. Two superb athletes who don't partically like each other going at it in a brawl. I feel like today's player are too friendly and lack that "i want to beat this bitch badly" mentality.


And people wonder why we look back fondly at the early 2000's. This was when women's tennis was at its peak.

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Tennis was so good and interesting. I want the early noughties back. 1999-2005 was peak WTA.

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Wow, JenCap was sponsored by Ferrari??
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high quality stuff
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Well I don't think that tennis has this spirit anymore...
But you know what, I am kind of hopeful. Kvitova is getting better and better for instance, if her priority continues to be tennis and not WTA player parties she will be close to the girls of the old days

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i think so
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The athleticism and points that they played were breath taking. This is what is missing in the game right now. Two superb athletes who don't partically like each other going at it in a brawl. I feel like today's player are too friendly and lack that "i want to beat this bitch badly" mentality.


And people wonder why we look back fondly at the early 2000's. This was when women's tennis was at its peak.
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Serena at her peak is just something from another planet, especially phisically, so so difficult to hit a winner against her. Its amazing how many great shots she produces at the most critical times of a match.. mentally so strong..

Capriati also showed how good of an athlete she was as well by staying with her... Just great stuff.
And to think that back then Capriati was probably the pusher of that match.. Neither the pushers of today or the ballbashers come close to anything like that..

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This is probably our best shot. They still have a long way to go before reaching Serena-JCap levels though, but it's possible.
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Yep.. Courts were greener, tits were bigger.

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....never

I know members here are nostalgic for that era, but I think we're only going through a transition period, which is exacerbated by some of the WTA's poor decisions.


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I just wish we had players that were good both offensively and defensively. Serena, Capriati, Venus, Henin, Hingis, and Clijsters could both control points but also play good defense. The players today seem to only do one or the other unfortunately which makes for poor matches.

It's my opinion and I know some people will vehemently disagree, but I think Azarenka is the one who has the most potential to be a dual threat player like those of the great period in the early 2000's. She can play at an elite level but she sometimes gets lulled into being too safe on her shots. She's moving the best she ever has and she can control points if she wants to but she just hasn't put it all together yet.

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We basically need someone to wake them up by dominating the tour with iron grip and raise the quality bar.
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I know members here are nostalgic for that era

Some people called it nostalgia, some call it revisionist history. I think anyone who has seen the RG final of 2002 would refrain from claiming that tennis was at its peak in 2002.
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Some people called it nostalgia, some call it revisionist history. I think anyone who has seen the RG final of 2002 would refrain from claiming that tennis was at its peak in 2002.
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Some people called it nostalgia, some call it revisionist history. I think anyone who has seen the RG final of 2002 would refrain from claiming that tennis was at its peak in 2002.
I disagree, that 1997/2002 era did produce excellent tennis, yes you're going to have a fluke slam now and then due to injuries & entangibles but look at this year's results, Serena, Li Na, Kivita and then Sam S. but the quality is where the difference lies, the video replays show for example how Serena and Jennifer were far more athletic than today's players plus Venus and Martina played the angles so cleverly..beats brainless "ball bashing" everytime!

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