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Aryman3
May 31st, 2008, 04:00 PM
For the first time in my memory all 16 survivors to the 4 round of GS are Europeans.
In comparision with last years last 16 of Rolland Garros only 6 names repeat themselves. It's certainly beginning of new era

RenaSlam.
May 31st, 2008, 04:01 PM
Exciting times in women's tennis.

I hope a teenage champion emerges within the next year or so.

A'DAM
May 31st, 2008, 04:01 PM
Thats a very impressive stats for europeans!!! But anyway clay is european speciality ;)

miffedmax
May 31st, 2008, 04:36 PM
Exciting times in women's tennis.

I hope a teenage champion emerges within the next year or so.

Next year. This year I want to see the Grande Dame of the Sweet 16 finally win one.

(If she's not the grande dame, she's one of 'em anyway).

A'DAM
May 31st, 2008, 04:39 PM
I have checked the draw and what you say is not correct!!!

Sharapova is not European!!!

She was born in Syberia (Asia) and live her whole life in USA so there is no way you can call her European!!!

hayleytrotter
May 31st, 2008, 04:41 PM
Next year. This year I want to see the Grande Dame of the Sweet 16 finally win one.

(If she's not the grande dame, she's one of 'em anyway).

Uh, huh?? :confused:

Shvedbarilescu
May 31st, 2008, 07:21 PM
Good thread. A new era indeed.

At the start of the year I thought this looked like a year of upheaval, transition and change and it has so far certainly lived up to that. The veteran players haven't disappeared completely and Serena Williams particularly impressed during Miami and Charleston but overall it has been a year which has seen great progress from many young players and most of the veterans struggling. Dementieva, the Williams sisters and Schynder have all resisted pretty well for the most part but more and more the game is now in the under 25s hands.

homogenius
May 31st, 2008, 07:39 PM
I have checked the draw and what you say is not correct!!!

Sharapova is not European!!!

She was born in Syberia (Asia) and live her whole life in USA so there is no way you can call her European!!!

So that makes her an Asian-American ?

M-K
May 31st, 2008, 07:50 PM
I'm so excited about this!! To see all the new up-and-coming players!! It's starting to get interesting again with new players in the last rounds of every tournament almost!!
I really hope for a teenage-winner here in Roland Garros!!

A'DAM
May 31st, 2008, 08:14 PM
So that makes her an Asian-American ?


Dont know but surely does not make her European :wavey:

TheBoiledEgg
May 31st, 2008, 08:18 PM
I have checked the draw and what you say is not correct!!!

Sharapova is not European!!!

She was born in Syberia (Asia) and live her whole life in USA so there is no way you can call her European!!!


her parents arent from Siberia :rolleyes:
her parents only stayed in Siberia for about a 18 months or so cos of "that nuclear disaster"

A'DAM
May 31st, 2008, 08:37 PM
her parents arent from Siberia :rolleyes:
her parents only stayed in Siberia for about a 18 months or so cos of "that nuclear disaster"

Well my parents are not Polish but I was born there and guess what I have Polish nationality :rolleyes:

hankqq
May 31st, 2008, 08:38 PM
It doesn't matter where Sharapova is from. She's lived most of her life in the US, is living out the American dream, and when she speaks Russian she has an American accent, whereas she has almost no Russian accent when she speaks English. The girl is American whether she thinks so or not.

A'DAM
May 31st, 2008, 08:41 PM
It doesn't matter where Sharapova is from. She's lived most of her life in the US, is living out the American dream, and when she speaks Russian she has an American accent, whereas she has almost no Russian accent when she speaks English. The girl is American whether she thinks so or not.

Sorry but stop with that American dream shit!!! Most of people in America dream of health care or beeing able to pay their mortage (This is the real Amercian dream!!!)

hankqq
May 31st, 2008, 08:48 PM
Sorry but stop with that American dream shit!!! Most of people in America dream of health care or beeing able to pay their mortage (This is the real Amercian dream!!!)


I'm not going to get into a debate about this. I never said the US was pefect and I know a lot of people aren't well off and are struggling (you'll find that in every country, mind you), but I'm talking about Sharapova, who has a dream life. The idea that whoever you are, no matter where you're from, you have the possibility to take your hard work/intelligence/talent/skill and make a nice life out of it. That's the American dream. Many of the foreign and domestic players owe their time spent in the US for their current success.

Let's not debate politics here.

LudwigDvorak
May 31st, 2008, 08:56 PM
Good thread. A new era indeed.

At the start of the year I thought this looked like a year of upheaval, transition and change and it has so far certainly lived up to that. The veteran players haven't disappeared completely and Serena Williams particularly impressed during Miami and Charleston but overall it has been a year which has seen great progress from many young players and most of the veterans struggling. Dementieva, the Williams sisters and Schynder have all resisted pretty well for the most part but more and more the game is now in the under 25s hands.

This actually blows my mind.

Daniela - 25 (just turned 25 a month ago)
Nadia - 25 (26 in a week)
Justine - 26 (in two days)
Elena - 26 (27 in Oct)
Serena - 26 (27 in Sept)
Francesca - 27 (28 in a couple of weeks)
Venus - 28 (in two weeks)
Amelie - 28 (29 in a little over a month)
Patty - 29 (30 come December)

Maria, Ana, Svetlana, Jelena, Anna, Vera, Agnes, Agnieszka, Victoria, Tatiana, Alize, Dinara, so many more are all 24 and under. And of all the 25-29/30 that I listed:
- only Serena and Elena have posted genuinely good results in the past year that are still active (Venus' Wimbledon will be taken off soon enough)
- I only included Justine for perspective
- I would say Daniela to be part of Serena/Elena too, but her injury leaves me no hope with her. If her injury isn't as bad as it seems, then include her as well
- Francesca's had a solid year, the usual for her...

The young really have taken over. :scared:

Slumpsova
May 31st, 2008, 08:59 PM
you guys ar racists :ras:
this is totally uncalled for :rolleyes:

Sharapowerr
May 31st, 2008, 09:00 PM
Sharapova was born in White russia her parents are both russian , they moved to Siberia after the explosion in Tsjernobyl...