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Serena Losing proves hard for a woman 30 years of age or older to win a grand slam!!!

Very few women in WTA open era history have won grand slams at AGE THIRTY AND BEYOND. Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are only ones I can think of in the modern era who managed to do it. The 1980s and 1990s it was easier for a woman age thirty and over to win a slam. Now the game is just so tough and competitive. It is just very hard for a woman at age thirty to win a grand slam because the body starts to break down.

Serena's had an incredible career, BUT the truth is she is not the woman she once was. I think Serena and the public are expecting too much. Serena's had a great career and is a multi millionare. She needs to decide whether she wants to compete but I hope she does not make a fool of herself and stay too long.

Justine Henin QUIT because she realized she wasn't going to win any more slams. Serena might be in the same boat.

Australian Open: fourth round loss to Makarova


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Schiavone won RG at almost 30, she was gonna turn 30 within few days and then reached the final at almost 31.
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She will win Wimbledon.

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it's very hard beating someone who's cramping ya'll
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Virginie is 29.

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We all thought Schiavone's peak (top 15, Roland Garros Quarterfinalist, in the QFs she got demolished by Hingis 6-1 6-1) had passed before she went on to win RG

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Li Na 29 Won . Soooooo
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It's impossible for a woman over 30 to win Miss Teen USA.

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Re: Serena Losing proves hard for a woman 30 years of age or older to win a grand sla

I predict Wozniacki will win her first (& only) Slam at the age of 32
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The only thing it proves is that Serena is putting too much pressure on herself. She wanted the US Open too much to come back and prove she is the best after all her hardships. And then here she wanted her 2nd RG too much and was hitting wild woman forehands.


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She still has a shot at 2 or 3 Wimbledons thanks to her serve and return
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actually I love Morrissey threads. So much delusion.

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Very few women in WTA open era history have won grand slams at AGE THIRTY AND BEYOND. Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are only ones I can think of in the modern era who managed to do it. The 1980s and 1990s it was easier for a woman age thirty and over to win a slam. Now the game is just so tough and competitive. It is just very hard for a woman at age thirty to win a grand slam because the body starts to break down.

Serena's had an incredible career, BUT the truth is she is not the woman she once was. I think Serena and the public are expecting too much. Serena's had a great career and is a multi millionare. She needs to decide whether she wants to compete but I hope she does not make a fool of herself and stay too long.

Justine Henin QUIT because she realized she wasn't going to win any more slams. Serena might be in the same boat.

Australian Open: fourth round loss to Makarova


French Open first round: Serena loses to a French NOBODY.
You make a couple of good points. Shame you smother it in baloney.

1) Justine Henin QUIT because of a career ending injury. She was advised she could no longer play competitively again.

2) Virginie Razzano is not a nobody. She has been in the top 100 for the majority of the past decade, been ranked in the top 20, been to the 4the round of three out of the four Grand Slams and accomplished more than probably anybody in this forum ever will.

3) Because Serena is getting older and consequently it is becoming more difficult for her to win additional slams is no reason for her to retire unless she no longer enjoys the competition. That hardly appears to be the case right now.

4) Chris and Martina are not the only players in the open era to win Slams past the age of thirty. Virginia Wade did as well. So did Billie Jean King and Margaret Court. I believe there are one or two others as well.

Having said that, your basic point that it is very hard to win a Slam after the age of 30 is a very good one. This is true. You should have left it at that.

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Re: Serena Losing proves hard for a woman 30 years of age or older to win a grand sla

Li Na, Schiavone were not 30 yet. Even Graf was still 29 when she won her last RG. So the OP has a point. Yet I'm pretty sure Serena has a big chance to win Wimbledon this year.
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