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Dave.
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:48 AM
Vika! :worship: :worship: Amazing match from start to finish. She stayed well in control and stuck to her gameplan. If she plays with this intensity at the AO she will be threatening to everyone. Vika never let up from the baseline, hitting consistently hard on both wings and absorbing all of Marion’s pace. I also loved the way she put a bit more air on afew of her shots to give Marion even more ground to cover and to keep her pinned back.

Apart from a few flashes of brilliance (which were needed to keep the match even mildly competitive), Marion never really got into the match. Her court positioning was too far behind the baseline, and she’s never going to beat someone like Vika from that area of the court. She couldn’t handle the depth and angle of Vika and so was unable to hit through her like she does most of her opponents, and her serve was dreadful (her biggest letdown). But it was a convincing week for Marion, and it’s just the serve which I see holding her back at the AO.

I loved the ceremony, both were gracious to each other which was good for me as I am a fan of both. :lol:

Dexter
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Congrats to Wika on the first title, she deserved it the way she's been playing this week. :yeah: She should've won it already last year in Gold Coast.
Marion :hug: Just not her day. Couldn't really take her chances and put more pressure on Wika.
Marion was so adorable in the ceremony, it's impossible to dislike her! Wika was cute too, totally didn't know what to say, plus she forgot to congratulate Marion. :lol: She was so embarrassed that I thought she would drop the trophy! :lol:

FrenchY52
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:50 AM
:)

Lulu.
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Vika. :D

Well done and congrats on your first title! :yeah:


Marion. :hug:

Great week and start to the year, please keep it up. :)

mashasabinefan1
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:52 AM
thats awesome! go vika!too bad i cldnt see it:(

SoClose
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Marion :(

Dodoboy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:53 AM
I wish i saw more of this match! That was good ballbashing!!

But when Vee calls :sad:

Vika was so fired up, i kinda like her now! It was great to see her so pumped up. Marion didn't do too much wrong. Well done for making the final :yeah:

Uranus
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Finally she got her first title :yeah:. Well deserved, congrats Vika!

Ferg
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Marion...:sad:

Marionated
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Congratulations on your maiden title, Vika.
Maron :sad:. PLEASE work on the serve.

VIKA?
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:56 AM
OMG OMG OMG:hearts:

I'm so happy:sobbing:


Vika played awesome all the week :worship:


Vika congrats:D

olivero
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Well done Vika! Finally she got a title! :D

darkangel23
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:02 AM
Congrats Vika :yeah:

Marion :hug:

starin
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Azarenka will be a threat at AO. Tactically great and execution was great.

Marion had the right plan I think and I like how she changed her tactics very quickly in the match (and i think her tactics were effective) but she couldn't execute it. Her backhand crosscourt is surprisingly poor. Needs to work on that and her serve.

waratahsrock
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:06 AM
:woohoo: Congrats VIKA!!!!!!!!!!

Shonami Slam
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:09 AM
congrats vika.
it's a good tempo and bounce for her, that's for sure.

Keadz
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:12 AM
Boring final for what turned out to be a pretty boring tournament.

Goodjob Vika, cute in the interview.
Badluck Marion...had to try more than hitting it hard.

adrovi
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:17 AM
Vika :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Ballbasher
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Vika :yeah: Very deserved! :worship:

Demska
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Finally. :)

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:44 AM
She has a nice game but she is such a spoilt brat

Monica_Rules
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:46 AM
Marion :sad:

Mikey.
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Yay! Well done Vika :D She played really great all week. Glad she finally got her first title. :)

Good job from Marion. :hug: She had a solid week and seems to have improved a lot.

Things are looking good in the season ahead for both girls. :D

vettipooh
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Congrats to Wika on the first title, she deserved it the way she's been playing this week. :yeah: She should've won it already last year in Gold Coast.
Marion :hug: Just not her day. Couldn't really take her chances and put more pressure on Wika.
Marion was so adorable in the ceremony, it's impossible to dislike her! Wika was cute too, totally didn't know what to say, plus she forgot to congratulate Marion. :lol: She was so embarrassed that I thought she would drop the trophy! :lol:


That was just too cute how she came back to the mike and apologized for forgetting to congratulate Marion. :lol: :hearts: I really like Vika. She's growing on me.Congrats to her on her 1st title and best of luck at AO. Is she now top 15?

MarieC
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:00 AM
That's quite the scoreline. With the week Marion had I expected a closer match

Eugenia
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Congratulations Vika :D First title :yeah:

FedererBulgaria
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Marion had really lucky run!I was sure that Victoria will be the winner!:)

Protoss
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:20 AM
1st week of the tennis season and we have a first time winner. That's pretty cool. :)

Ferg
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Marion had really lucky run!I was sure that Victoria will be the winner!:)

Lucky how? Sure Momo retired in their match but its not like Vika was playing against better players then Marion was. :o

Hayato
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Congrats to Wika on the first title, she deserved it the way she's been playing this week. :yeah: She should've won it already last year in Gold Coast.
Marion :hug: Just not her day. Couldn't really take her chances and put more pressure on Wika.
Marion was so adorable in the ceremony, it's impossible to dislike her! Wika was cute too, totally didn't know what to say, plus she forgot to congratulate Marion. :lol: She was so embarrassed that I thought she would drop the trophy! :lol:

I know, Marion was so sweet! She was gracious, said all the right things, and smiled, congratulated Vika- she did herself a very good job of the ceremony at least. :hug: I was really impressed by her personality. She was adorable :)

Pretty good match, even though I fell asleep. Vika seemed to be in control of most things, and looks to me like she will do some serious damage at the AO.
It was nice to see Viktoria smiling and looking very happy. That was not the case throughout the week :lol:

CloudAtlas
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Congrats on the first title Vika :D

louisa.
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:25 AM
she was on fire! :eek:
Well done Vika!

Corswandt
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Unexpected result.

Looks like Shrieky Vicky played so well she didn't even gave herself an opportunity to choke.

oleada
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Finally :)

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:31 AM
The perfect opponent for Vika to finally claim her maiden title as Marion hasn't won a title for 2 years now.

Ceri
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Nice for her to get her first title this way. Good job Vic!

gmak
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:33 AM
well done vika :D :worship: :yeah:
finally :woohoo:

great start to the year for me :)

lilimi
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:34 AM
well done vika:) not your last trophy!
but please, those shrieks...:help: ridiculous...
she was so happy :awww:

EDIT: Her coach is hooooooooooooooooooooot :drool:

Iceland
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:40 AM
The perfect opponent for Vika to finally claim her maiden title as Marion hasn't won a title for 2 years now.
Yes it's pretty that. Marion was very nervous herself. I think she could have troubled more Vika had she taken a better start. She just let her grow on confidence.
But it wasn't a bad match, there were a couple of great rallies with some gorgeous winners from Marion. Vika was very solid too and absolutely deserved this title. I really hope that she enters top 10 where she belongs now! Congrats to her :).

I love the speech too, very cute from both players in a friendly atmosphere! A great tournament, Brisbane stadium was amazing!

Dexter
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:42 AM
well done vika:) not your last trophy!
but please, those shrieks...:help: ridiculous...
she was so happy :awww:

EDIT: Her coach is hooooooooooooooooooooot :drool:Haha, tell me more about it! :lol: He's not my type, but he has this little something. :p

And somehow Wika's grunts are easy on my ears. :shrug:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:44 AM
wow Vika :woohoo:

*Jean*
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Vika was unplayable today. :eek:

Marion. :hug:

Mattographer
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:01 PM
When they showed Vika's coach for the first time - I honestly thought it was Guy Pearce until I realised it's her coach :o

Marcelo.
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Marion :sad: :hug:
She has lost a lot of weight :eek:


Congrats Azarenka :D :yeah:

frupachino
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:05 PM
azarenka's excellent game and ability to focus + be consistent makes me be completely untethered by her shriek. :)

i think i have a new favourite player. after mauresmo, of course. but this girl is exciting because i think her fierceness and consistency makes it good to get behind her, because you know she won't let you down easily.

this girl, i'm telling you, will be the next world number 1.

aussie_fan
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:11 PM
From the start it seemed like it was only going one way, Vika played well, hit the ball cleanly and hard, honestly not much Marion could do. Vika has really seem to pick it up as the week has got on, played the perfect tactics and deserveds the title.

Marion :sad: Did ok, serve let her down a bit but that didn't affect the result.

Renalicious
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Marion was kind of pathetic. :sad: Ohwell, at least she made the finals.

vml
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:35 PM
i wish i saw the match but anyway...... can we give credits to Azarenka or Marion screwed this match up ?

KV
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Vika :)

Ferg
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:42 PM
i wish i saw the match but anyway...... can we give credits to Azarenka or Marion screwed this match up ?

Both i think. Vika played really well and Marion didnt have any answer, her serve was horrible.

Super_Marion
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Yes it's pretty that. Marion was very nervous herself. I think she could have troubled more Vika had she taken a better start. She just let her grow on confidence.
But it wasn't a bad match, there were a couple of great rallies with some gorgeous winners from Marion. Vika was very solid too and absolutely deserved this title. I really hope that she enters top 10 where she belongs now! Congrats to her :).

I love the speech too, very cute from both players in a friendly atmosphere! A great tournament, Brisbane stadium was amazing!

Yes the orgainsation and flow of information was superb.

Congrats Vika.

Proud of Marion and just glad she is back fit and healthy after the Mononucleosis illness.

Uranium
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Vika:worship:
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090110/capt.641456d8117c46269ecdd75b16394cd0.australia_br isbane_international_tennis_bri136.jpg

AndreConrad
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Congrats Victoria on your first title :yeah:

Ciarán
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Marion :sobbing:

Harju.
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Vika :woohoo:
Congrats on your first title. About damn time too!

Temperenka
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:44 PM
WOOOO!!!! WAY TO GO VIKA!!! :banana:

Temperenka
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:45 PM
WOOOO!!!! WAY TO GO VIKA!!! :banana:

Derek.
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Vika. :worship:

dybbuk
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Finally! :D Very convincing scoreline too, I'm surprised she didn't have any mental hiccups. Congrats, Vika.

Peterk07
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:02 PM
this girl, i'm telling you, will be the next world number 1.

Probably not the next one, but yes, this girls has everything to be nr1 one day.

Jose.
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Vika :woohoo: I love you :hearts:
She is like that because of her portuguese coach :p :hug:

Linnie
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Vika :bounce: :yeah: :D

Andreas
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:14 PM
7 letters:

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

It's so great that she won her first title. I hope she can do some damage in the AO draw :)

hurricanejeanne
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:24 PM
So happy for Vika! I've been watching her since juniors and this is so sweet! Congrats girl! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Vincey!
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:26 PM
It was about time for Azarenka to win her first title :p..Good for her, starting the year nicely

cn ireland
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Congrats to Azarenka on winning her 1st title:yeah:

Hard luck Marion but you were beaten by the better player on the day!

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:52 PM
very excellent play :)

Tatianadove
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:33 PM
I'm so glad for Vika!!!:bounce:

ce
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:35 PM
:yeah:

Mynarco
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Vika :eek: :D
finally, a title.

Corswandt
Jan 10th, 2009, 06:19 PM
This leaves:

- Cibulkova as the highest ranked player without a WTA singles title

- Stosur as the only active player with a 0-4 record in finals

matty
Jan 10th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Yep, she seems like the real deal---I see a few majors in her career.

homogenius
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Azarenka didn't collapse :eek:
Seriously, she played a good match.Bartoli was too slow, serve was off and she played poorly on BP.She fought well but Azarenka was just better.

If only she could shut up (those shrieks :mad:)

Dawn Marie
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:26 PM
congrats to Vika.:-)

iGOAT
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Oh lord :o

Marion :sad:

Azarenka :rolleyes: She may be nice off court, but the grunts and the spoiled-bratness are too much for me :help:

OsloErik
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:31 PM
YES! Great tournament all-around for Azarenka. No sets dropped, got better towards the end of each match, and as the tournament progressed...this is very good news. Her serve seems rock-solid, too, and she spent much of last year falling apart in deuce games. Very optimistic about her, especially now that monkey #1 is off her back. Time for a BIG slam breakthrough.

For all the people who say this younger generation is unexceptional, I think you need look no further than Azarenka, Wozniacki, Radwanska, and even Cibulkova, Szavay, and Cornet and see that they really are a very talented and fairly different group of players. What strikes me the most is that most of these younger players who are emerging right now are very good movers. It'll be interesting to see if they manage to bring it and knock some good, solid top 10ers out or whether they have to wait for age and injury to knock them out instead.

G&R
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:38 PM
finally a title for victoria..congrats!

Lucemferre
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:40 PM
YES! Great tournament all-around for Azarenka. No sets dropped, got better towards the end of each match, and as the tournament progressed...this is very good news. Her serve seems rock-solid, too, and she spent much of last year falling apart in deuce games. Very optimistic about her, especially now that monkey #1 is off her back. Time for a BIG slam breakthrough.

For all the people who say this younger generation is unexceptional, I think you need look no further than Azarenka, Wozniacki, Radwanska, and even Cibulkova, Szavay, and Cornet and see that they really are a very talented and fairly different group of players. What strikes me the most is that most of these younger players who are emerging right now are very good movers. It'll be interesting to see if they manage to bring it and knock some good, solid top 10ers out or whether they have to wait for age and injury to knock them out instead.

The only two with potential are Azarenka and Cornet-on clay. Others are useless.

Wolverines08
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:43 PM
I love you Vika!!! She is so relentless, and her play has gotten very smart.

hablo
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Congratulation to Vika. She played really well and left Marion with no answers. Too bad the serve let down the Frenchwoman.

Anyhow, I don't really like Vika's attitude on court, maybe it's the Sharapova-like grunt? :tape: I saw play another match in Toronto and she gets way too negative and her game is too hit-and-miss but yesterday she played really. Good for her.

OsloErik
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:49 PM
The only two with potential are Azarenka and Cornet-on clay. Others are useless.

How so? Other than Szavay, they're all in the top 20 and all under 20. And Szavay was spitting distance from the top 10 last season and is BARELY 20. That's not a breakthrough like Serena or Sharapova, but it's certainly not useless. Additionally, they all are improving. Again, other than Szavay, they've all risen substantially in the past 12 months, and haven't shown many signs of slowing down.

Interesting that the four you consider useless aren't the big hitters. Another poster who doesn't see consistency as a weapon. Doesn't it get boring making the same tired old argument all the time? Doesn't get frustrating being wrong?

Lucemferre
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:14 PM
How so? Other than Szavay, they're all in the top 20 and all under 20. And Szavay was spitting distance from the top 10 last season and is BARELY 20. That's not a breakthrough like Serena or Sharapova, but it's certainly not useless. Additionally, they all are improving. Again, other than Szavay, they've all risen substantially in the past 12 months, and haven't shown many signs of slowing down.

Interesting that the four you consider useless aren't the big hitters. Another poster who doesn't see consistency as a weapon. Doesn't it get boring making the same tired old argument all the time? Doesn't get frustrating being wrong?

Being wrong? Name me the last 'consistent' player who won a major. That's right Hingis in 1999. If you try really hard, Myskina in 2004-fluke-. The game's changed. Consistency is not enough anymore. Can't you see? How many majors has Jankovic won? She is by the way much more than just a consistent player. So yes unless they learn how to hit big they won't win anything of significance. Even Radwanska who is very talented and smart on the court, what's her biggest title? She's been on the rise for a long time now. Azarenka's problem wasn't her game it was her head. If she can keep it together like she finally did this week she WILL win big titles. Consistent players can keep winning by letting their opponents self destruct but there will always be at least one big babe on a good day to stop them in latter stages of tournaments.

mr-bean007
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:40 PM
congrats Vika

weary
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Congrats on making the final Marion! :eek:

Well done Vika.

Hardiansf
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Congrats to Wika on the first title, she deserved it the way she's been playing this week. :yeah: She should've won it already last year in Gold Coast.
Marion :hug: Just not her day. Couldn't really take her chances and put more pressure on Wika.
Marion was so adorable in the ceremony, it's impossible to dislike her! Wika was cute too, totally didn't know what to say, plus she forgot to congratulate Marion. :lol: She was so embarrassed that I thought she would drop the trophy! :lol:
Was she? :hearts: Be strong at AO Marion :bounce:

Orbis
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Azarenka continues to impress. I wonder if she'll be able to sustain this form.

Roookie
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:31 AM
What a performance from Vika, she remind me a little bit of Maria at last year AO. This was not one those matches where the score looks impressed but the other player actually sucked. Marion was overplayed, just couldn't do anything. Vika was THAT GOOD!. Who ever said the match was boring I don't what match you saw, but in this one Azarenka was on fire, it was a joy to watch.

Callum
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:37 AM
About flippin' time! :woohoo:

OsloErik
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:40 AM
Being wrong? Name me the last 'consistent' player who won a major. That's right Hingis in 1999. If you try really hard, Myskina in 2004-fluke-. The game's changed. Consistency is not enough anymore. Can't you see? How many majors has Jankovic won? She is by the way much more than just a consistent player. So yes unless they learn how to hit big they won't win anything of significance. Even Radwanska who is very talented and smart on the court, what's her biggest title? She's been on the rise for a long time now. Azarenka's problem wasn't her game it was her head. If she can keep it together like she finally did this week she WILL win big titles. Consistent players can keep winning by letting their opponents self destruct but there will always be at least one big babe on a good day to stop them in latter stages of tournaments.

Since when do non-slam winners (Jankovic, Dementieva, Safina, etc.) qualify as useless? There's a difference between being a nothing player and having a highly respectable, top 20 career. Which, let's face it, Wozniacki and Radwanska are near-about guaranteed.

You may not like it, but greatness alone measured in slam titles. Having an exceptional career is different. 99% of professional tennis players will never hit the top 50. All these players are exceptional, consistent or no.

And I'd argue that Radwanska and Wozniacki each have bigger groundstroke's than Amelie Mauresmo.

Amalgamate
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Beautiful tennis Vika :hearts:
2009. The year of Vika :armed:

frupachino
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Probably not the next one, but yes, this girls has everything to be nr1 one day.

well, yeah, that's what i meant hehe.

Mama´sBoy
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Great start 2009 for Marion ;)
Good Luck in Sydney :drool:

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:07 PM
For all the people who say this younger generation is unexceptional, I think you need look no further than Azarenka, Wozniacki, Radwanska, and even Cibulkova, Szavay, and Cornet and see that they really are a very talented and fairly different group of players. What strikes me the most is that most of these younger players who are emerging right now are very good movers. It'll be interesting to see if they manage to bring it and knock some good, solid top 10ers out or whether they have to wait for age and injury to knock them out instead.

This sounds like a press release.

Like that Romanian chick once said: "Not bad"? I don't want shit that's "not bad", I want shit that's good.

And that's the problem. We don't need consistent mediocrity. We don't need any more useless solid top 10ers (we already have plenty of those). We don't need winners by default. We need contenders for major titles, we need players who can beat the best when they play their best, and we need them now. The void at the very top we currently have is untenable, unless you feel it's good for the game to have Serena winning Slams until she needs a trailer to carry her own ass, or Venus still serving her way to Wimbledon titles while complaining of arthritis.

Right now, I think that the "ambush" players such as Kleybanova or Cirstea, which have the game to beat anyone but are evidently incapable of consistent success for all sorts of reasons (obesity and crazyness respectively for the players mentioned), are more interesting than any of the players you mentioned. Radwanska would have been a multiple Slam winner - had she reached her peak in 1972. La Borz is the bubbly version of Shahar Peer. Azarenka is a slower, less versatile Zvonareva. Cibulkova can become an upset artist, but has limited potential for obvious reasons. Szavay's shit hot streak of the summer of 07 was a fluke. Cornet sux. None of them strikes you as a future world beater. Some people mistakenly saw it in Vaidisova, which just about shows how desperate everyone is for someone new to shake things up.

If anyone wishes to reply to this post, I think it's better that you do it here, because the thread's subject is more appropriate:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=365772&page=9

Lucemferre
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:13 PM
This sounds like a press release.

Like that Romanian chick once said: "Not bad"? I don't want shit that's "not bad", I want shit that's good.

And that's the problem. We don't need consistent mediocrity. We don't need any more useless solid top 10ers (we already have plenty of those). We don't need winners by default. We need contenders for major titles, we need players who can beat the best when they play their best, and we need them now. The void at the very top we currently have is untenable, unless you feel it's good for the game to have Serena winning Slams until she needs a trailer to carry her own ass, or Venus still serving her way to Wimbledon titles while complaining of arthritis.

Right now, I think that the "ambush" players such as Kleybanova or Cirstea, which have the game to beat anyone but are evidently incapable of consistent success for all sorts of reasons (obesity and crazyness respectively for the players mentioned), are more interesting than any of the players you mentioned. Radwanska would have been a multiple Slam winner - had she reached her peak in 1972. La Borz is the bubbly version of Shahar Peer. Azarenka is a slower, less versatile Zvonareva. Cibulkova can become an upset artist, but has limited potential for obvious reasons. Szavay's shit hot streak of the summer of 07 was a fluke. Cornet sux. None of them strikes you as a future world beater. Some people mistakenly saw it in Vaidisova, which just about shows how desperate everyone is for someone new to shake things up.

You're wrong about Azarenka.

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:15 PM
You're wrong about Azarenka.

Hopefully.

Dodoboy.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:16 PM
2r against Elena :armed:

raffles
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:18 PM
The void at the very top we currently have is untenable, unless you feel it's good for the game to have Serena winning Slams until she needs a trailer to carry her own ass, or Venus still serving her way to Wimbledon titles while complaining of arthritis.
:worship: Oh this the best comment I've seen on this board. How many years do the Willies have left in them anyway? More than Maria probably but that isn't a good thing.

If there are no great players in the current 17-19 generation then we better hope that there are future great players in the 14-16 age group.