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DPJ
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Kirilenko and Bondarenko go down in straights this week after solid performances the past week. Sure, Kirilenko had to make the tough transition from clay to grass. And Bondarenko survived a 7-6 in the third to win the Birmingham championship. And they both had to travel a bit. But seriously--it's almost gotten to a ridiculous point in women's tennis. After winning a title, you either withdraw from your next event or lose early in your next event. Of course, I'm talking about back to back weeks here (Serena, this year, was smart when piecing together her win streak...taking a couple weeks off between Bangalore and Miami and then between Miami and Charleston.) I know the women's game has gotten incredibly intense and physical in the past ten years or so--we will never go back to the days of Navratilova winning 177 singles titles. But still, it seems ridiculous that people can't string together two good consecutive events anymore.

Any thoughts?

Craig.
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Umm, Maria Zurich-Linz '06 anyone? :p

roelc
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Umm, Maria Zurich-Linz '06 anyone? :p

Umm, Kim IndianWells-Miami '05 anyone? ;)

but it's true, it doesn't happen alot anymore
was stuttgart-zurich from justine last year two weeks in a row?

hankqq
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:33 PM
That's why Kirilenko and Bondarenko aren't top 10. Back to back titles is tough enough for the top players to do, nevermind everyone else.

Poova
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Virginie Razzano did it last year, but they were only Tier III's. ;)

LudwigDvorak
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Lena did it in '03. :hearts: :hearts:

liuxuan
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Venus and Lindsay have dominated the american hardcourt season wth back to back titles quite a few times.

In 1998 Lindsay won Stanford - San Diego - Los Angeles - QF New Haven - US Open

In 2000 Venus won Wimbledon - Stanford - San Diego - New Haven - US Open - Olympics (unbelievable!!!)

In 2001 Venus won San Diego - New Haven - US Open

In 2002 Venus won Stanford - San Diego - New Haven
In 2004 Lindsay won Stanford - San Diego - Los Angeles - Cincinatti!

You just dont get players as consistent as that these days!!

Craig.
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Umm, Kim IndianWells-Miami '05 anyone? ;)

I didn't mean to say that no one else won titles in consecutive weeks, I was just naming a player that I knew about and that was fresh off my mind. But that Indian Wells-Miami is certainly more impressive.

Craigy
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Serena: Roland Garros & Wimbledon 2002. :hearts:

roelc
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Serena: Roland Garros & Wimbledon 2002. :hearts:

I think there are a few weeks in between both tournaments no ;)

but in that case you can mention justine's 6 tournament winning streak, toronto - USOpen - stuttgart - zurich - Masters - sydney

sammy01
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:48 PM
chaky - '06 guanzhuo (sp?) and moscow

'07 cincinatti and stanford.

Natash.
Jun 17th, 2008, 11:16 PM
Kirilenko won Kolkata and made the finals of Seoul? :lol: Close 3 set final against Venus . :p

Alicia Rocks
Jun 17th, 2008, 11:53 PM
Alicia - Zurich, Luxembourg 2004 ;)

Julian
Jun 18th, 2008, 04:18 AM
Either the game is very open nowadays or players just arent as mentally tough anymore lol

lympyisthebest
Jun 18th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Amelie :hearts: :hearts:
2001 - Paris and Nice
2004 - Berlin and Rome, Linz and Philadelphia
2006 - AO, Paris and Antwerp

InsideOut.
Jun 18th, 2008, 04:48 AM
chaky - '06 guanzhuo (sp?) and moscow

'07 cincinatti and stanford.

Guangzhou

In The Zone
Jun 18th, 2008, 04:58 AM
2002. Venus -- Paris + Antwerp. :p

Tennisstar86
Jun 18th, 2008, 05:12 AM
didnt Serena just do it? Miami...Charleston? (technically not week after, but ya know...)I think its got to do with the fact that most of the players who would do it dont play back to back tournys anymore for health reasons? I mean Justine hated Playing 2 weeks in a row.... Serena rarely plays... Maria's cut her schedule down.... Ivanovic clearly cant make that transition.... I mean do you expect A bonderanko to when 2 tournys in a row? not likely.....

Boreas
Jun 18th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Tulyaganova

Vienna/Knokke in 2001