maybe that's why CR never reaches anything real big in professional tennis tour even though their potential is (maybe) second to none (if we put Russia and US aside just temporarily)
i'm not saying they are the sole nation plagued by such inexplicability, but for a tennis tradition this profound, it's really a sad thing
hopefully Petra would be an beautiful exception to that
Well, both Ivan Lendl and Martina Navratilova did leave the Czech Republic when they achieved their best success.
I hate to bring his up, cause I wanted to keep this to myself and stay positive, especially with Petra's talent. However, since you brought up the topic with the Czech Republics tennis players, I'm going to say this now Timey.
I remember during the 2011 season, I was speaking to someone on GM here in Tennis Forum, and I told them that "Petra will be #1". After I did that person responded to me and said "Petra can never be #1, cause no recent European player has made #1 with out going to America".
I'll never forget that discussion Timey. And as much as I wanted to argue with him, when I thought about it, I realized that probably was the case for the women (maybe not the men, with Roger, Rafa and maybe Djokovic as current examples), and he may of been right. It really made me think. However, I kept it to myself and hoped for the best.
Though I still would not like to believe what that individual said, but maybe it's situations like this for Petra in the Czech Republic, is exactly what that poster (and you now) were talking about?
Obviously, Petra doesn't have to go to America (or where ever) at this stage. Petra's already won her Lucky Slam. She just needs to have access to people outside of her small Czech, Crony Circle to maybe get the 2nd, third, etc, slam. The world should be open to her.
I don't think Martina, Lendl or Slozil are happy with Petra's people, coaching, management and career direction at the moment either (based off of their little public comments, and Martina's situation with the Czech tennis honcho's).