Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?
But also recently we have seen a real glut of players from the former Eastern bloc who see tennis as an opportunity to make a name for themselves and a lot of money, or I suppose the parents have these ideas a lot of the time.
I can only speak of Polish players, Robert Radwanski went the Richard Williams way and put all-in for his daughters (allthough he was a tennis player himself) while Lukasz Kubot's father has ties with the biggest copper and silver mining company in our country and one of the biggest in the world (KGHM). The money was there in first place alright.
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