Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: My Own Personal Hell
Re: Nadia Petrova
Why? Hard to like her, choking as much as she does, never having even gotten close to a slam with her talent, being a plain bitch sometimes for indiscernible reasons, wearing some of the worst dresses of modern female history?
And let's talk WTA business... Nadia Petrova winning a slam helps the sport in what way?
If it can't be some 18 year old that would look good in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and inspire the advertising companies to swoon OR some multi-Champion WTA Covergirl like Serena or Maria, then the populace won't take notice.
Women's tennis has righted itself recently, and it doesn't hurt that the rankings are getting to more accurately reflect the true tennis hierarchy. But, damn, if it couldn't use two or three 17-21 year olds that really looked like they were ready to Hingis/Venus/Serena/Capriati/Clijsters/Sharapova it up.
Sports need stars to appeal to the casual fans (which probably don't come here, but every fan who does come here should understand their importance no matter how odious). I personally usually root for the underdog, but I also know that (these days) having marginal players like Petrova or Wozniacki or Radwanska win slams just makes women's tennis less viable.
Last edited by Hiko; Sep 3rd, 2012 at 06:22 AM.