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OZTENNIS
Mar 22nd, 2009, 05:58 AM
:confused:

OZTENNIS
Mar 22nd, 2009, 05:58 AM
PS. I have not turned into samsam :p

DutchieGirl
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:04 AM
In my opinion, no. But I'm sure plenty of others will say yes.

pepaw
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:05 AM
yes but not as boring as this board.


hopefully clay will give us some interesting story lines. sharapova returning? vaidisova winning consecutive matches? ivanovic returning to form?

Andy.
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:10 AM
Yeah I have really lost interest over the last year. If it wasnt for the Williams Sisters I probably wouldnt watch much at all. We are lacking the big personalites and rivalries.

Volcana
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:17 AM
Not at all! This is when we get to see who's 'the best of the rest'.

For Zvonareva, this would be her biggest tournament win ever, and confirmation that she really belongs in that Dementieva/Safina group chasing Serena. For Ivanovic, this win would be the first championship form she's showed since RG.

This tournament, every year, is a chance for everybody else to 'strut their stuff.' Unfortunately, the teenagers didn't show this year, leaving it to the vets to carry the tournament. But that's the story of this year.

jas_aussie
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:20 AM
No where near as boring as mens tennis I watched federer play karlovic so boring its was ace or less than 4shot rally so boring!!!!! I like womens tennis at the moment anyone can really beat anyone

TheFifthAvocado
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:22 AM
yes but not as boring as this board.


hopefully clay will give us some interesting story lines. sharapova returning? vaidisova winning consecutive matches? ivanovic returning to form?

Amen.

LudwigDvorak
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:23 AM
I am satisfied with the women's tour. I am disgusted with the men's tour.

I have Elena, and if not for her I might not watch at all, but overall I am not bored aside from this tournament.

mckyle.
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:28 AM
Kinda, but my favorite has been missing for while ;)

I wish I could watch it more on TV :(

bad_angel_109
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:41 AM
i have to say it is kinda getting boring. and i think its coz of sharapova not playing, especially her being out of the tour for such a long time. i was amused when i was working at the AO, pretty much everything that was promotional (e.g. program, keyrings, those calico bags, etc.) had masha on it (along with ana, federer, nole and rafa). plus when i was at the AO watching matches and stuff, i was just looking for my faves (that didnt make much sense, did it? lol). its like 'way to go promoting the first GS of the year when masha isnt here to defend her title :rolleyes:' but i think its also coz of the WS not playing week in, week out. not to mention how shit the IW website is, bring bak pacific life, dammit! :mad:

but overall to sorta contradict (not really, kinda :p ) wat i've said ^ up there, the game is changing, and thats exciting. u've got the faves such as ivanovic, WS, sharapova, etc. and u've got the other veterans of the game like hantuchova, momo, dementieva, etc. and then there are the young up and comers like azarenka, wozniak, aga, etc. then the occasional big tourney defeat of a seeded player, i.e. Pavlyuchenkova.

just my 2 cents

pepaw
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:47 AM
venus winning stuff off grass is really nice.

and we have weird personalties at the top now. like egoist serena, crazy dinara, exciting ana, tranny jj, etc

bad_angel_109
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:49 AM
venus winning stuff off grass is really nice.

and we have weird personalties at the top now. like egoist serena, crazy dinara, exciting ana, tranny jj, etc:spit: :haha: where'd that come from? :lol: aww, "crazy dinara", we still love dina, she's great.

jrm
Mar 22nd, 2009, 07:03 AM
If you are into tennis and don't want it to be boring switch to ATP ... WTA has always been boring (one or two matches cannot fix it ... just live with it)

Golovinjured.
Mar 22nd, 2009, 07:13 AM
I'm scared to share my answer or else I'll be told to go to www.menstennisforums.com :unsure:

Привет
Mar 22nd, 2009, 07:37 AM
I said no, just because if it was really that boring, I wouldn't be checking results every single day.

But I think the way you answer this question is really just dependant on who your favourite players are. Sharapova fans are more likely to find it boring when she hasn't played a singles match in 6 or so months.

I find it a bit dull without Masha playing, but Venus being in good form, and Jelena playing on the WTA are keeping me interested.

I really don't understand how somebody can say that WTA has always been boring yet they have 20 000+ posts on a WTA forum. :confused: This isn't a dig or anything, it just confuses me. :)

madlove
Mar 22nd, 2009, 08:15 AM
yes it is.

Jakeev
Mar 22nd, 2009, 08:19 AM
Not for me because I love women's tennis period.....

Keadz
Mar 22nd, 2009, 08:28 AM
Well my favorites are sucking shit at the moment so it isn't so much boring, more so disapointing. Though I have warmed up to Vera since the end of last year and through this years Aussie Open so she is making it some what enjoyable.

Lots of upsets could be seen as exciting, but it makes the end of the tournaments boring because the matches end up being who can choke the chance away first.

sammy01
Mar 22nd, 2009, 08:37 AM
for me i can accept the top players who i don't deem top players being ranked so high (i mean safina on the verge of #1, vera top 5, these girls are not youngsters, for me there rise up the rankings is only a reflection of the wta's quality right) but i just cant accept the shit matches they play. i mean i've watched so much shit from safina over the last few months i go into a match expecting her to play shit, be an UE machine but win because most girls dont have the balls to beat her.

i cant remember one match this year thus far i finished watching thinking, yeah that was a great quality match.

its so ironic for me that womens tennis is going through a really bad patch right now, right at the time the prizemoney has gone through the roof. i think if you asked the people who signed these contracts to invest this money in womens tennis they would be very dissapointed with womens tennis right now.

cyannnnn
Mar 22nd, 2009, 08:43 AM
yes it's bored
the best period is when we have henin, clijsters, mauresmo and sharapova because they are all four different.
now all the girls have similary

kiwifan
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:16 AM
Just during Indian Wells. :devil:

Always the wrong two weeks to evaluate women's tennis. :shrug:

FrenchY52
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:56 AM
Yeah, haven't felt like watching a match for ages.

martinahfan
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:25 PM
yes for me without martina hingis this wta tour is so boring , i miss so martina

Ladyfifteen
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:40 PM
YES women's tennis is boring and has been boring for a while now...
There's no exciting rivalry, no consistency in the results, i mean no lady is leading. Girls are just coming and leaving, winning one tournament or two, you can't really follow your favourite if you have one...

OZTENNIS
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:41 PM
I think it says a lot when, on a women's tennis forum, the majority of voters say YES women's tennis is boring at the moment.

DutchieGirl
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:43 PM
It's a slim majority.... but even so, what does it help? Nothing. I mean it offers nothing to fix the so called problem of womens tennis being "boring". :p

MarieC
Mar 22nd, 2009, 01:05 PM
Boring no, lacking quality yes.

pwayne
Mar 22nd, 2009, 01:07 PM
No.

OZTENNIS
Mar 22nd, 2009, 01:29 PM
It's a slim majority.... but even so, what does it help? Nothing. I mean it offers nothing to fix the so called problem of womens tennis being "boring". :p

The thread isn't supposed to 'help' fix anything. It's a simple poll to see what TF members think

nevetssllim
Mar 22nd, 2009, 01:32 PM
No :rolleyes:

Cp6uja
Mar 22nd, 2009, 01:33 PM
Exciting!
:ras:

Esther
Mar 22nd, 2009, 01:34 PM
Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. :sobbing:

olympus28
Mar 22nd, 2009, 01:44 PM
i hate sharapova, but i miss her!

RFSTB
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:17 PM
Yes. But I don't think it's just women's. The men's are also a bit boring these days with Federer and Djoker in a slum, Andy Roddick going nowhere, and Nadull the moonballer dominating everything.

I think the main problem is this big lull between the AO and FO. Tennis is boring to me outside of slams. I think they need to shake things up by having a 5th slam in an exotic new city in March, like Moscow, Rio or Beijing. Too bad Moscow and Beijing are freezing cold in March. But Rio can do it, especially if they win the 2016 Olympics.

Marshmallow
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:29 PM
Boring no, lacking quality yes.

I agree. Tennis has really suffered in the quality stakes when Henin FLED tennis, Kim couldn't keep her ovaries in check for a few more years, and probably Hingis' addiction. It feels like we've missed something... Henin, Clijsters and possibly Martina should be here along with Vee and Ree extending their rivalries and giving the hatchlings that are Ivanovic, Jankovic, Safina and Kuzy a chance to develop and get comfortable being contenders and then champs.

It's really unfortunate how the top women starts just couldn't hang in there. But It's not all that boring I don't think.

Roookie
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:30 PM
Boring no, lacking quality yes.

Co-sign. I think its just a matter of time for things to get better.

iPatty
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:52 PM
Only interesting storyline these days is whether Safina will take the #1 spot or not.

WTA is extremely boring, ITF is pretty exciting since that's where most of my favorites are anyway. Especially with the big European $100K tournaments in the next months.

mashamaniac
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:54 PM
Yeah it's so boring...

mashamaniac
Mar 22nd, 2009, 06:55 PM
Only interesting storyline these days is whether Safina will take the #1 spot or not.

WTA is extremely boring, ITF is pretty exciting since that's where most of my favorites are anyway. Especially with the big European $100K tournaments in the next months.

You think safina becoming #1 is interesting?? :lol::lol::tape: that's awful ... :help:

bobbynorwich
Mar 22nd, 2009, 07:46 PM
It's exciting as the field is deep, no predictable winner, lots of talented new blood, and high quality play.

Mashafaaaaan
Mar 22nd, 2009, 07:54 PM
Take a look at this final:help::help:

Rumkin
Mar 22nd, 2009, 08:03 PM
For me yes, not surprising because my fave hasn't been playing for the last 8 months now :(

But it is nice to see Azarenka and Nastya doing well. But other than that there wasn't much excitement, and the fact that there is barely tennis on tv doesn't help either.

Apoorv
Mar 22nd, 2009, 08:25 PM
yup!! no big stars other than williamses and injured sharapova, rivalries are absent and no crowd involvement in matches. :yawn:

Many are injured and infact even this forum is very boring since last few months.

LightWarrior
Mar 22nd, 2009, 09:59 PM
Yes. But I don't think it's just women's. The men's are also a bit boring these days with Federer and Djoker in a slum, Andy Roddick going nowhere, and Nadull the moonballer dominating everything.


You're out of your mind. There's a huge richness in men's tennis among top 10 players right now. You can't even compare with women.

Temperenka
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:06 PM
Yes, Vera Zvonereva just won a big title.

Wilson_07
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:12 PM
it's more open right now which can be exciting...alot of players you wouldn't have expected to do so well are reaching higher stages of bigger tournaments or even end up winning them. it's weird not to have a clear dominance (even though the WS seem to be quite strong atm), but i it's exciting somehow :shrug:

nevetssllim
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:07 PM
Well surely the women's final in Indian Wells was better than the men's final?!

V's a star
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:09 PM
Well surely the women's final in Indian Wells was better than the men's final?!

Sadly no :haha:

C. Drone
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:19 PM
only boring things is here the constant moaning and whining from WS and Sarapova fans 24/7.

hingisGOAT
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:44 PM
Let's face it -- Serena and Venus are so, so far ahead of the field right now that they can stroll into tournaments out of shape and out of practice and win easily. And let's not pretend like they are playing better tennis than they were 5+ years ago... they are, in fact, playing far worse.

What has killed the WTA? At the top level, the retirement of Clijsters, Henin, and Hingis -- three players who are younger than Venus, and far and away the three best players of this "era" other than the Williams duo -- has left a tremendous void in the competition which few posters seem to recognize. Why are there no great rivalries? Good matches? Seeded players performing well? Where are the matches between proven Slam champions? When 3 out of 5 of the absolute best players of a generation retire during their early-to-mid twenties, well, what should we expect? It's Venus, Serena, and the pretenders. There is no worthy competition, or any active player with a comparable singles record except for possibly Sharapova, who hasn't been playing (and is basically the "B" version of Venus anyway).

When the Williams sisters don't play, things are even worse, because none of the pretenders step up to the plate with any sort of consitency. Ivanovic? :tape: Are you for real?

Compound this with the fact that there seem to be no great young talents on the horizon (and certainly none in the top 20/anywhere close to the top 20), and the WTA is in the worst shape its been in my lifetime. Anyone who denies this is helpless.

vadin124
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:48 PM
it isn't as exciting as it was a couple of years ago, but a couple of years ago the WS were part time players...

i'd take Vee and Rena playing full time, over Kimmie, Juju and Lindsay playing full time any day!

Temperenka
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:14 AM
Yes. The "top girls" are sh*t compared to past top players. Safina, Zvonareva, Jankovic..... really!?!?!
I know at least I have not been watching the matches since the AO minus those of Nicole and Vika. It's just really not interesting. whoever can keep the unforced errors under 45 wins the match. That is not good tennis. Thank god for checking this board for results in the games section, because otherwise I probably never would.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:18 AM
it isn't as exciting as it was a couple of years ago, but a couple of years ago the WS were part time players...

i'd take Vee and Rena playing full time, over Kimmie, Juju and Lindsay playing full time any day!

I really miss all 5 of them playing at the same time :sad:.

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:25 AM
Certainly Justine and Maria not playing lowers the quality of the top players.
But it also creates opportunities.
Vera got $774,000 at the YEC and $818,000 at IW plus $300,000 at the AO.

It creates a good financial trickle down for the rest

debopero
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:36 AM
the prospect of what Serena could do keeps it interesting... at least for me. :)

Kworb
Mar 23rd, 2009, 04:43 AM
Tennis in general is suddenly really boring to me. :sobbing:

Temperenka
Mar 23rd, 2009, 04:56 AM
Tennis in general is suddenly really boring to me. :sobbing:

I hear ya. I don't know what it is either. Thank god for basketball and March Madness!!!! :D

switz
Mar 23rd, 2009, 05:09 AM
An overwhelming yes. Big deal if the men's final was let down, there was a still long list of enthralling matches during the tournament. women's tennis is just a big snooze/unforced error fest over the past year.

danieln1
Mar 23rd, 2009, 05:10 AM
No it´s not, you can´t judge by one tournament the whole state of the WTA!
Ivanovic only lost today because of the wind, otherwise she would have won easily!
The sisters are still around, we have Ana, Amelie, Azarenka, Caroline, Elena, Dokic, Maria will return, so it´s not boring at all!
Obviously we can´t compare nowadays with the golden era of tennis (1998-2005), but women´s tennis is pretty exciting at the moment!

Hardiansf
Mar 23rd, 2009, 05:41 AM
Boring no, lacking quality yes.
I will answer yes for both of it :help: :tape::sad::sad::sad:

Wojtek
Mar 23rd, 2009, 06:39 AM
yes it's bored
the best period is when we have henin, clijsters, mauresmo and sharapova because they are all four different.
now all the girls have similary

:worship::worship:

Wojtek
Mar 23rd, 2009, 06:40 AM
Yes, boring as hell .All players are playing in the same :yawn:

I don't like Serena but without her i woudn't been watching WTA.

Ellen Dawson
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:02 AM
Yes...lackluster. :yawn:

LoveFifteen
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:09 AM
Women's tennis has been a bit disappointing recently, but that's basically because Venus and Serena expose the rest of the tour for the hackers that they are. I personally find it entertaining to watch Serena dispatch of Kuznetsova, Safina, and the rest of the tour's Kleinfelters sufferers.

freeandlonely
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:25 AM
Yes. And Vera Zvonareva winning a Premier surely doesn't help.

DutchieGirl
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:56 AM
The thread isn't supposed to 'help' fix anything. It's a simple poll to see what TF members think
Where did I say it was? I was pointing out that merely sitting around saying womens tennis is broing isn't going to fix anything. I didn't say this thread was (or had to be) about fixing anything.

Londoner
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:54 AM
Yeah I have really lost interest over the last year. If it wasnt for the Williams Sisters I probably wouldnt watch much at all. We are lacking the big personalites and rivalries.

Agree.

thrust
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:16 PM
Womens tennis today is VERY BORING! True, the wind was strong yesterday but that final was pathetic compared with the men's final. Today there are the Williams Sisters, then the rest who are second rate players. If and when Safina, Ana and Jelena can play at a higher level consistantly the Sisters will have little to worry about.

AndreConrad
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:32 PM
The women's tennis will be there and doing fine with or without the Williams sisters like it will be fine with or without any other player. On the other hand all the people that don't see anything beyond WS will feel that the game is screwed unless they will grow up, but then it is their problem. Personally I find WTA very exciting for the most part. :yeah:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:47 PM
It's been boring since.... AO 2009.

I can't wait for clay!

moby
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:59 PM
No. I recently came to the conclusion that error fests are ultimately reflective of the postmodern society we live in, and the horrible quality of ball-bashing tennis can only be a philosophical intrusion into reality, of mankind's violent but futile attempts to grapple with the impossibility of constructing metanarratives as the post-postlapsarian age merges irrevocably with a secular future. God-like figures (e.g. Graf) must come to die in this age and time; players deconstruct their own games for the noble purpose of truth-seeking; everything turns to dust.

It's very intriguing and thought-provoking. I don't see how anyone can find it boring.

bobbynorwich
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:02 PM
Look at quality of the play: unbelievable shots, thrilling rallies, amazing gets, and blistering serves.

Look at all the new exciting blood: the Radwanskas, Azarenka, Pavlyuchenkova, Wozniacki, Zvonareva, to name a few.

Look at the tried and true old guard: the Williams, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Safina, Sharapova, Chakvetadze and Dementieva.

Every tournament is unpredictable with this mix.

Given all of the above, how could womens tennis be better?

spartanfan
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:04 PM
I have to be honest and say I'm somewhat bored with both mens' and womens' tennis at the moment. For me the Golden Age of tennis took place between 1997-2003 when you had players like Hingis, Davenport, Seles, Capriati, Rubins, Serena, Venus, Kournikova, Clijsters, Mauresmo and they all were capable of winning the big titles or taking down the top players. Now if it weren't for Venus and Serena I don't think I would either follow or watch womens tennis. The men's side isn't much better, I absolutely cannot stand that Neanderthal man-child known as Rafa Nadal. If I have to watch him pull his shorts out of his ass one more time I'm gonna trash my flat screen. I think Federer is fading, Roddick is boring, and he's the only real American male player capable of winning anything big, but he still can't beat the big guns: Federer, Murray, Nadal. And his chances of winning another GS are not much better than James Blake. And let's be honest, the only real difference in the top mens game is consistency and execution (aside from the man-child Neanderthan (he's just better than everyone else at the moment). Djokovic can't seem to pull it back together and drop from the top 4, Murray is boring but can at least challenge Roger and Nadal. Daveydenko still has some foot injury, Simon is boring to watch. Monfils needs a haircut, and can't win once he gets to the finals. Verdasco has talent but isn't a top contender. Did I miss anyone? Yep I'm pretty bored. YAWN.

Juanes
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:09 PM
for me not, i still have fun .... :D

that´s because of i dont support just the best players... ;)

Costanza
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:14 PM
Look at quality of the play: unbelievable shots, thrilling rallies, amazing gets, and blistering serves.

Look at all the new exciting blood: the Radwanskas, Azarenka, Pavlyuchenkova, Wozniacki, Zvonareva, to name a few.

Look at the tried and true old guard: the Williams, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Safina, Sharapova, Chakvetadze and Dementieva.

Every tournament is unpredictable with this mix.

Given all of the above, how could womens tennis be better?

Zvonareva is new blood:tape:

bobbynorwich
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:15 PM
No. I recently came to the conclusion that error fests are ultimately reflective of the postmodern society we live in, and the horrible quality of ball-bashing tennis can only be a philosophical intrusion into reality, of mankind's violent but futile attempts to grapple with the impossibility of constructing metanarratives as the post-postlapsarian age merges irrevocably with a secular future. God-like figures (e.g. Graf) must come to die in this age and time; players deconstruct their own games for the noble purpose of truth-seeking; everything turns to dust.

It's very intriguing and thought-provoking. I don't see how anyone can find it boring.

:clap2: Love it. :clap2:

améliemomo
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:18 PM
yes.

pov
Mar 23rd, 2009, 03:41 PM
A cool, exciting time in the WTA. Lot's of movement and competition. Maybe those who find it boring will stop posting here and let the real fans of the sport keep on enjoying it.

LoveFifteen
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:25 PM
Look at quality of the play: unbelievable shots, thrilling rallies, amazing gets, and blistering serves.

Look at all the new exciting blood: the Radwanskas, Azarenka, Pavlyuchenkova, Wozniacki, Zvonareva, to name a few.

Look at the tried and true old guard: the Williams, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Safina, Sharapova, Chakvetadze and Dementieva.

Every tournament is unpredictable with this mix.

Given all of the above, how could womens tennis be better?

I don't know you as a poster, but I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume this is a joke. Thanks for the good laugh! :lol:

If this is serious, then ... honey, you need Jesus!!! :hysteric:

RFSTB
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:27 PM
That final between Ivanovic and Zvonereva...what was that? :zzz:

bobbynorwich
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:04 PM
I don't know you as a poster, but I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume this is a joke. Thanks for the good laugh! :lol:

If this is serious, then ... honey, you need Jesus!!! :hysteric:

Please don't insult my religion.

Craig.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:19 PM
Without Maria?

Sure.

bobbynorwich
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:36 PM
If you equate having blockbuster champions as "non-boring" tennis, then the 1970s and 1980s with Martina, Chrissy, and Billie Jean were "exciting." Not sure that's the right metric, however. Today we have about a dozen women who in any given week can win that tournament. That's much less boring than having a clearly dominant player.

Most Singles Titles Won (Open Era)

Player --------------------- No. Titles
1 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic)/http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Martina Navratilova (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Navratilova) 167
2 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Chris Evert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Evert) 157
3 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany) Steffi Graf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steffi_Graf) 107
4 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia) Margaret Court (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Court) 92
5 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia) Evonne Goolagong Cawley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evonne_Goolagong_Cawley) 68
6 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Billie Jean King (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Jean_King) 67
7 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Lindsay Davenport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsay_Davenport) 55
8 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom) Virginia Wade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Wade) 55
9 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States)/http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svg/22px-Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslavia)/http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f8/Flag_of_FR_Yugoslavia.svg/22px-Flag_of_FR_Yugoslavia.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Republic_of_Yugoslavia) Monica Seles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Seles) 53
10 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium) Justine Henin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justine_Henin) 48
11 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Switzerland.svg/20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland) Martina Hingis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Hingis) 45
12 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Venus Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Williams) 41
13 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium) Kim Clijsters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Clijsters) 37
14 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Spain.svg/22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain) Conchita Martínez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conchita_Mart%C3%ADnez) 36
15 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Serena Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serena_Williams) 33

Wiggly
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:47 PM
Matches are boring to match. the quality is absurd.
ATP has as muhc, if not more drama with a much higher level of play.
Meaning no UEs on every point.

pan
Mar 24th, 2009, 12:00 AM
oh yeah, it bores. we need STARS. (and we need stars from a lot of different countries.) after steffi, monica, gabriela, jana, martina, kim, justine - and so many more - there are only venus and serena, maybe maria, who still give women's tennis some character. i don't care about ana, jelena and all the russian girls (sorry!), they are colorless and uninteresting - as women's tennis is right know.

bobbynorwich
Mar 24th, 2009, 12:17 AM
i don't care about ana, jelena and all the russian girls (sorry!), they are colorless and uninteresting - as women's tennis is right know.

Ana, Jelena, Elena, Vera, Vika, Aga, Dinara, and Svelta are colorless? Might want to have your eyes checked for color-blindness.

Solitaire
Mar 24th, 2009, 12:25 AM
I'm not bored with the WTA. I do feel the ATP has more to offer and the over all quality is a lot higher. The interesting thing about the WTA is that there is no dominate player. I don't miss the days of one person ruling a whole tour. It seems like lots of people really like it when one or two players win week after week. I say bring on the variety and the unknown!

OZTENNIS
Mar 24th, 2009, 07:09 AM
If you equate having blockbuster champions as "non-boring" tennis, then the 1970s and 1980s with Martina, Chrissy, and Billie Jean were "exciting." Not sure that's the right metric, however. Today we have about a dozen women who in any given week can win that tournament. That's much less boring than having a clearly dominant player.

Most Singles Titles Won (Open Era)

Player --------------------- No. Titles
1 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic)/http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Martina Navratilova (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Navratilova) 167
2 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Chris Evert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Evert) 157
3 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany) Steffi Graf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steffi_Graf) 107
4 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia) Margaret Court (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Court) 92
5 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia) Evonne Goolagong Cawley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evonne_Goolagong_Cawley) 68
6 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Billie Jean King (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Jean_King) 67
7 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Lindsay Davenport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsay_Davenport) 55
8 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom) Virginia Wade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Wade) 55
9 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States)/http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svg/22px-Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslavia)/http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f8/Flag_of_FR_Yugoslavia.svg/22px-Flag_of_FR_Yugoslavia.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Republic_of_Yugoslavia) Monica Seles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Seles) 53
10 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium) Justine Henin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justine_Henin) 48
11 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Switzerland.svg/20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland) Martina Hingis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Hingis) 45
12 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Venus Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Williams) 41
13 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium) Kim Clijsters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Clijsters) 37
14 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Spain.svg/22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain) Conchita Martínez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conchita_Mart%C3%ADnez) 36
15 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) Serena Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serena_Williams) 33
Please get your stats right before posting, or at least check their WTA profiles rather than using wikipedia.

Overwhelming majority on a WOMEN'S TENNIS FORUM say 'yes' women's tennis is boring at the moment...WOW