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rockmyworld
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:38 PM
The last Asian tennis players to win a Grand Slam tournament were Ann Kiyomura from Japan who won the Women's 1973 Singles and 1975 Doubles Wimbledon events, and Michael Chang (Chinese American) who won the Men's Singles 1989 French Open.

Will we ever see an Asian woman dominate the same way as Navratilova, King or Evert did? Will we ever see an Asian player as popular as Sharapova and the Williams sisters? Will we ever see an Asian woman on the top of the rankings?

pcrtennis
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:44 PM
Yes...and it will be a CHinese player. Ai Sugiyama has won 4 doubles slams by the way and Ann Kiyomura was American if I'm not mistaken.

njnetswill
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:47 PM
It would be tough. Asian players tend to be counterpunchers. There needs to be an Asian girl who has solid consistent groundstrokes, good pace on the serve and good movement. They also need that extra something that creates champions.

pcrtennis
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:49 PM
A Chinese player will get there I guarantee it...the Japanese are often too small in stature to be a Grand Slam champion....Ayumi MOrita will be a great but probably not a GS champ. Wait for China.

exodus'05
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:50 PM
It would be tough. Asian players tend to be counterpunchers. There needs to be an Asian girl who has solid consistent groundstrokes, good pace on the serve and good movement. They also need that extra something that creates champions.

Sharapova is actually asian :o
anyway, Na Li kinda fits your describtion doesn't she

ASerenusFan
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:50 PM
now that China has taken an interest in tennis, I'm sure there will be another asian grandslam winner sometime in the near future

pcrtennis
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:51 PM
Sharapova is actually asian :o
anyway, Na Li kinda fits your describtion doesn't she


riiiiiiiiiggggghhhhht......

The_Pov
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:51 PM
now that China has taken an interest in tennis, I'm sure there will be another asian grandslam winner sometime in the near future

Depends how long the interest lasts, I expect after 2008 they'll withdraw most of their support for their tennis players

The_Pov
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:52 PM
riiiiiiiiiggggghhhhht......

Well she was born in Siberia which is in Asia, so Maria is asian.

Experimentee
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:58 PM
The last Asian tennis players to win a Grand Slam tournament was actually Jie Zheng and Zi Yan, who won the 2006 Wimbledon Doubles.

Experimentee
Sep 3rd, 2006, 05:00 PM
Depends how long the interest lasts, I expect after 2008 they'll withdraw most of their support for their tennis players

I dont think so. The Olympics are the most important thing to the Chinese government, but they would like to dominate all Olympics, not just Beijing.

njnetswill
Sep 3rd, 2006, 05:17 PM
Well she was born in Siberia which is in Asia, so Maria is asian.

riiight. and if Davenport was born in Tokyo she'd be the best Asian player EVER!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

njnetswill
Sep 3rd, 2006, 05:20 PM
On the LPGA tour, Asians dominate. But, not on the WTA tour. I guess that they are better at golf than tennis.

Korean girls have a thing for golf. :lol:

China does really well in other raquet sports, I think with time China can produce a "great". It might take a while though.

blumaroo
Sep 3rd, 2006, 05:26 PM
China is too big not to produce a champion. There are many tall and strong girls and their work ethic is almost unrivalled.

ASerenusFan
Sep 3rd, 2006, 05:36 PM
On the LPGA tour, Asians dominate. But, not on the WTA tour. I guess that they are better at golf than tennis.
Michelle Wie should join the WTA, she's not doing too well with golf at the moment and the WTA really needs some more beautiful people

The_Pov
Sep 3rd, 2006, 05:39 PM
She was also born on Earth, so why not call her an Earthling instead of Russian?

and you were born in retardland so lets call you a retard!

skanky~skanketta
Sep 3rd, 2006, 06:05 PM
i'm hoping it will be sania mirza. :tape:

The_Pov
Sep 3rd, 2006, 06:31 PM
:haha: Pot, meet kettle.

So you admit it, you're a retard! :lol: