View Full Version : It's the doubles, stupid!

Apr 26th, 2005, 07:47 PM
Rabid Grafans try to denigrate the great Martina Navratilova by implying that Navi's tons of doubles titles are worthless, that doubles is a social event and not sports.
Nothing can be further from the truth!

In singles competition greats (esp. Stefanie Graf!) had and have only to play unexperienced youngsters most of the time. Graf played against teenagers like Seles, ASV, Sabby in her prime. So what?

Look, how tough today's doubles opposition is. Mature women show experience and guile in abundance!

12 of the top 20 are 28+ years old, 6 even older than 30!
Ruano-Pascual (31), Suarez (28) and Stubbs (34) are the WTA doubles ranking's leaders. Even the great Navratilova struggles to overcome this strong, strong opposition. Nicole Pratt (32) and Liezel Huber (28) are threating the top 10.
Doubles - this is the place to be!
It's here, where all-time greats are made.

As it was the case of course back in the 70ies, 80ies and 90ies when Martina Navratilova secured her position as the greatest-ever.
It's the doubles, stupid!

And we are not even talking about MIXED doubles yet ....

Take that, Steffi!

Apr 26th, 2005, 07:51 PM
I want to tell you to shut up, but that would be bumping the thread :o