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jrm
Jan 1st, 2009, 08:46 PM
Zvereva, Savchenko and Meshki weren't born in Russia and those are the only names i remember ... who were Russian born girls doing well in this period of time and could someone name any of their successes (that is if there any :p )

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 1st, 2009, 09:58 PM
Soviet government didn't allow its players to compete at the same events South Africans entered, there were virtually no Soviet players at WTA tournaments at all till 1986-1987.

miffedmax
Jan 1st, 2009, 10:04 PM
Russian tennis at this time consisted of Anna running off to Florida, a young Elena Dementieva crying, and little Nasty Myskina eating lots of pizza.

Vaidisova Ruled
Jan 1st, 2009, 10:13 PM
Soviet government didn't allow its players to compete at the same events South Africans entered, there were virtually no Soviet players at WTA tournaments at all till 1986-1987.
It's crazy.

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 1st, 2009, 10:20 PM
It's crazy.

That's how USSR fought against apartheid in RSA :tape: