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tennispassion82
Jul 3rd, 2009, 11:10 AM
The Williams domination has been a driving force in women's tennis and surprisingly has been , for a long time now. And with the form and quality of tennis increasing with every slam passing, it seems the Williams sisters are here to stay. (http://www.tennisearth.com/news/tennisNews/When_WTA_became_Williams_Tennis_Association_586246 .htm)

Ziggy Starduck
Jul 3rd, 2009, 11:14 AM
The WSTA 'Williams Sisters Tennis Association' is going to be very lonely without other opponents.

vwfan
Jul 3rd, 2009, 11:21 AM
The Williams sisters are clearly the best two players of their generation and have taken up permanent residence on the lawns of tennis. :worship:

BUT, there is lots of talent in the WTA and lots of really good players. I am happy to see some of the younger players out there competing and believing in their game and chances. When Serena and Venus were really dominant, a lot of players just folded. Now players are sticking around and believing in the chances until the end. Think Carla Suarez-Navarro. :mad:

At this stage in their career, Venus and Serena are obviously focused more on adding to their slam tally. And certainly when they show up to play, it is going to be tough for everyone else. I am glad to see them still performing at the highest level. Love it!

VOR
Jul 3rd, 2009, 11:26 AM
Williams >>> Your Fav Tennis Player

tennispassion82
Aug 29th, 2009, 06:04 AM
Although i doubt whether it's WTA or Grand Slam tennis, as both women focus only on Grand Slams as opposed to the other major events in the calendar....! Thats not entitled for WTA being Williams Tennis Assoc...

Junex
Aug 29th, 2009, 06:28 AM
I doubt that WTA = Williams Tennis Association as the fact that the WS only seems to be "present" at Grand Slams and Grand Slams aren't hardly WTA events....:confused:

Wojtek
Aug 29th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Never :lol:

Lord Choc Ice
Aug 29th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Serena's tennis association.

Venus outside Wimbledon is irrelevant 90% of the time.

thrust
Aug 29th, 2009, 10:35 AM
This is an insulting, and ignorant thread that never should have been posted. It is comments like these that turn some against the Sisters and Americans. The Williams sisters couldn't care less about the WTA and it's tournaments.

Svetlana.
Aug 29th, 2009, 02:34 PM
The Williams sisters couldn't care less about the WTA and it's tournaments.

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Volcana
Aug 29th, 2009, 03:24 PM
If Kournikova doesn't have a phobia against winning, Hingis doesn't have chronic injuries, Dementeiva doesn't have my serve, and Henin somehow lack the 'star thing', we'd have already lost tack of term 'Williams Tennis Association'. They lasted. How long ago was the Sports Illustrated 'Party Crasher' cover (http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1997/0915_large.jpg)? The tour was Graf-Seles-ASV ad the new kid Hingis. Nowenus is the oldest player in the top ten.

Slutiana
Aug 29th, 2009, 03:28 PM
this

Yeah, Venus is the player representative of the tour yet she doesn't care about it..?

Ciarán
Aug 29th, 2009, 03:46 PM
I highly doubt it is 'their' tour. In fact I blame them for the decline in audiences at smaller events. When you have players like Venus & Serena headlining an event you expect to see good tennis on their behalf, but when they go out and put in a half arsed attempt and bore the audience to death by spewing errors, why would you waste your time going to those events?

is1531
Aug 29th, 2009, 04:03 PM
When both of the Williams sisters retire, I will not miss either one of them. I have never enojoyed one WTA final when the Williams sisters played each other. The WTA is pretty much dead right now, except for the 4 majors. I say when the Williams sister leave the tour will get more interesting bringing more fans. Just stay healthy Sabine and the fans will love you, since you have a lot of talent. :)

V's a star
Aug 29th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Serena's tennis association.

Venus outside Wimbledon is irrelevant 90% of the time.

So Elena is irrelevant 100% of the time? :haha: poor her she deserves better

Ur gettin to predictable showing up in every Venus thread saying the same tired shit

Donny
Aug 29th, 2009, 05:01 PM
This is an insulting, and ignorant thread that never should have been posted. It is comments like these that turn some against the Sisters and Americans. The Williams sisters couldn't care less about the WTA and it's tournaments.

An article not written by either of the sisters turns you against them? And a country of 300 million as well? Seems idiotic, to me.

hingis-seles
Aug 29th, 2009, 05:52 PM
It became the Williams Tennis Association on two occassions:

- When Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport succumbed to injuries and took lengthy layoffs/retired.

- When Justine Henin announced her retirement.

Kudos to them for picking up the pieces, but that's all for now, folks!

#1SteffiGraf#1
Aug 29th, 2009, 06:59 PM
What do you mean by Williams Sister Association? Do you mean how good they are or their popularity?

They are good because they are both physical beasts and just overpower girls with their serves. The rest of their game isnt better than the other players. They are just bigger and stronger than the other girls.

Example, If Martina Hingis had as big a serve as they have, she would have made a mockery of the WS.

Fact is both WS serve like men.

toxina90
Aug 29th, 2009, 07:28 PM
When both of the Williams sisters retire, I will not miss either one of them. I have never enojoyed one WTA final when the Williams sisters played each other. The WTA is pretty much dead right now, except for the 4 majors. I say when the Williams sister leave the tour will get more interesting bringing more fans. Just stay healthy Sabine and the fans will love you, since you have a lot of talent. :)

:worship:

Vlover
Aug 29th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Since the new millenium. They have left their indelible mark on tennis for ever both on and off the court.:worship: Hate as much as you want but your hating cannot change that.:D

hingisGOAT
Aug 29th, 2009, 07:54 PM
It became the Williams Tennis Association on two occassions:

- When Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport succumbed to injuries and took lengthy layoffs/retired.

- When Justine Henin announced her retirement.

Kudos to them for picking up the pieces, but that's all for now, folks!

Indeed, it must be nice for the sisters to have had all the other great players around the same age (Hingis/Clijsters/Henin) retire in their early 20s :angel:

*JR*
Aug 29th, 2009, 07:59 PM
They have left their indelible mark on tennis for ever both on and off the court.:worship:
Let me address the "off the court" part of your post. And acknowledge that as I wasn't @ IW in '01, I don't know precisely who said what in the stands, whether the officials' reaction was adequate, etc. And both have chosen to "take a stand" re. IW, accepting even the "big fat zero points" averaged into their best (now 16?) events for ranking purposes.

But something happened in 2003 where these 2 already wealthy West Palm Beach residents could have won their "moral victory" and helped the less fortunate. As I'm told, various LA area "money ppl" offered to build housing in their name in their still poor native Compton, with IW raising X% of the money if they returned to competing there.

And the TD would have publicly made some statement of regret about the disruption in '01, though not groveled with an apology as if tournament personnel had acted in an offensive manner themselves. (After their sister was slain, the idea was floated to name this badly needed housing something like Yetunde Price Gardens.)

Yet these 2 African-American role models basically said "Fuck Compton" and showed no interest in the olive branch. Also, it was Chanda who led a boycott of Charleston early this decade because of the Confederate flag then still flying atop SC's Capitol, not a Williams sister, though of course they could both command far more media attention. :shrug:

youizahoe
Aug 29th, 2009, 08:03 PM
I don't think its their fault at all. Face it, most people don't wanna pay money to see tennis anymore, and I don't blame them, there aren't enough exciting matches to pay for, just once in a while you have a great match.

Also, the spewing errors thing, is a current issue with the whole WTA, there isn't a player atm, that doesn't hit a dozen of errors per set, unless the opponent hits it for them, or you are a pusher and don't go for the winners.

The difference is, Serena and Venus hit tons of errors, but back it always up with more than 20 winners. Even when they lose, they still hit around that amount of winners, but around the 35+ errors.

Mynarco
Aug 29th, 2009, 08:14 PM
What does williams tennis association mean seriously? I don't think williams sister care the tournies outside 4 slams and play crappier and crappier. Williams' domination in slam is one thing, WTA is another thing.

is1531
Aug 29th, 2009, 08:16 PM
What do you mean by Williams Sister Association? Do you mean how good they are or their popularity?

They are good because they are both physical beasts and just overpower girls with their serves. The rest of their game isnt better than the other players. They are just bigger and stronger than the other girls.

Example, If Martina Hingis had as big a serve as they have, she would have made a mockery of the WS.

Fact is both WS serve like men.

Hingus had a winning record against Venus without the serve, proving how good she was. If Hingis did not suffer those injuries, her record would have been more than 1 game over .500 against Venus. Your right in saying Hingus did not have the Williams Ssiters serve, but she was one of the smartest players to ever play on the WTA circuit. I miss my 2nd most favorite player of all time.

V's a star
Aug 29th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Well to bad Hingis couldnt serve barley over a 100 mph on rare occasions just to test ur point

youizahoe
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Well to bad Hingis couldnt serve barley over a 100 mph on rare occasions just to test ur point

U forget to mention her fastest strokes that looked more like topspin moonballs. :lol:

Morrissey
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:07 AM
When Venus and Serena retire women's tennis will be off the map for a while. Unless, the younger players start producing and winning slams. I am just NOT impressed with these young players at the moment.

youizahoe
Aug 30th, 2009, 03:06 AM
When Venus and Serena retire women's tennis will be off the map for a while. Unless, the younger players start producing and winning slams. I am just NOT impressed with these young players at the moment.

I have a feeling it will take a while, but it depends who of the current players will still be out there. Serena is hinting that she's up for 10 more years. While Venus says she wants to have her own kids some day and will decide after the next olympics. But you never know with these 2. :)