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CoryAnnAvants#1
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:00 AM
Can't believe she didn't let her doubles partner win a game :lol:

Sharon :sad:

Noctis
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:02 AM
:spit:
Legend.
Just give her the trophy already

Rafito.
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:02 AM
She must get bored, it's so easy for her everytime.

Mynarco
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Some out of form WTA players should be in this draw

Sp!ffy
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:03 AM
.....

Serenita
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:09 AM
:hearts::clap2:

shoparound
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:30 AM
How is Esther so good and no one else holds a candle to her in the wheelchair league?
Wonder how she'd do against some of the WTA players

Jolene
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:33 AM
I thought this was an awesome article about Vergeer hitting with men's player Aisam Qureshi - http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2011-01-23/201101231295787078352.html

So often we see the men showing disrespect to women tennis players, it was nice to see this type of article instead.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:36 AM
Some out of form WTA players should be in this draw

:spit: no hope
Esther would double bagel them too

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:54 AM
How is Esther so good and no one else holds a candle to her in the wheelchair league?
Wonder how she'd do against some of the WTA players

I'm not sure if there's something about the sport itself that causes the top players to be really dominant, but the #1 men's player is on a winning streak of almost 200 matches as well.

As good as Esther is though, she wouldn't be able to win games against even the lowest ranked WTA players. It's an able bodied-athlete versus a disabled athlete. There was a women's wheelchair player named Karin Korb who was ranked #11 in the world a few years ago, and she's currently registered as a 4.0 level USTA player, which is basically like an high-level intermediate/low-level advanced club tennis player.

hurricanejeanne
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:54 AM
Ester is the all time GOAT.

Temperenka
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:59 AM
Esther probably wouldn't have much trouble with Jelena Jankovic at present.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:09 AM
I'm not sure if there's something about the sport itself that causes the top players to be really dominant, but the #1 men's player is on a winning streak of almost 200 matches as well.

As good as Esther is though, she wouldn't be able to win games against even the lowest ranked WTA players. It's an able bodied-athlete versus a disabled athlete. There was a women's wheelchair player named Karin Korb who was ranked #11 in the world a few years ago, and she's currently registered as a 4.0 level USTA player, which is basically like an high-level intermediate/low-level advanced club tennis player.

put the able bodied person in a wheelchair and Esther would kill them
they arent used to controlling the wheelchair as well as hitting the shot and then getting back in position.

shoparound
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:25 AM
put the able bodied person in a wheelchair and Esther would kill them
they arent used to controlling the wheelchair as well as hitting the shot and then getting back in position.

And on the flip side if you take the wheelchair off of Esther you would get the same result...

I'm still amazed that no one can catch up to her level. Great player.

edificio
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Esther needs to develop a tennis school to create more competition for herself. :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:37 AM
And on the flip side if you take the wheelchair off of Esther you would get the same result...

I'm still amazed that no one can catch up to her level. Great player.

big diff is Esther cant walk
able bodied person can still move the wheelchair

kman
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:03 AM
I thought this was an awesome article about Vergeer hitting with men's player Aisam Qureshi - http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2011-01-23/201101231295787078352.html

So often we see the men showing disrespect to women tennis players, it was nice to see this type of article instead.

"Firstly she's a remarkable talent," Rasheed said. "The fact that she hasn't been defeated in eight years and over 400 wins is extraordinary. Just watching her ability, and not only with the chair but just her racquet ability and her ability to hit the ball, she's as pure as a modern day player as far as what she does with her racquet and what she does with the ball."

What a weird thing to say. People in wheel chairs are from ancient Greece or what?

BlueTrees
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:18 AM
Just give her the trophy already