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Cp6uja
Jul 1st, 2010, 02:15 PM
Players which represent Balkans Countries reach just one Wimbledon final ever (and she is trashed 6-2 6-1 in final) in Ladies singles competition :help:

At all others slams achievements are way much better - for example at Roland Garros in open era 4 different Balkan womens reach 7 RG titles from 12 finals (even twice in Open Era there is two all-Balkan RG finals).

Still... very good try from Bulgarian Pironkova this season :yeah:

NyCPsU
Jul 1st, 2010, 02:21 PM
I say this with an extremely high confidence, there is definitely no WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse. :)

Just Do It
Jul 1st, 2010, 02:21 PM
Who got trashed 2 and 1 in W final ?

Kworb
Jul 1st, 2010, 02:23 PM
Only cause Monica couldn't grunt. Else she would have trashed Graf.

Keegan
Jul 1st, 2010, 02:48 PM
Only cause Monica couldn't grunt. Else she would have trashed Graf.

Woulda, coulda, didn't.

I wouldn't call it a curse, I would just say that girls from the Balkans aren't particularly good on grass.

cecilija
Jul 1st, 2010, 02:51 PM
Ask Venus about the players from the Balkans at W :tape:

Polikarpov
Jul 1st, 2010, 02:51 PM
Only cause Monica couldn't grunt. Else she would have trashed Graf.

She just doesn't play well on grass.

Kworb
Jul 1st, 2010, 03:01 PM
She just doesn't play well on grass.

She beat the GOAT in SF. :shrug: If she could beat Navratilova on grass, she sure could've handled Graf.

Wiggly
Jul 1st, 2010, 03:19 PM
Well, there's a Pro Tennis curse on Greenland.

shega
Jul 1st, 2010, 03:19 PM
I say this with an extremely high confidence, there is definitely no WTA Wimbledon Balkan Curse. :)

With an extremely high confidence, I agree.

MistyGrey
Jul 1st, 2010, 03:57 PM
Only cause Monica couldn't grunt. Else she would have trashed Graf.

:lol: Steffi would've still managed to bitchslap Monica, just like she actually did that day. Steffi on grass was far far superior than Monica.

miffedmax
Jul 1st, 2010, 04:42 PM
Well, there's a Pro Tennis curse on Greenland.

Exceeded only by the football curses on San Marino and the Faroe Islands.

Cp6uja
Jul 1st, 2010, 06:09 PM
Seles at all other slams played at least 4 finals, but at Wimbledon that 1992 final is only season when she has better than QF result and for currently best ranked player from Balkan Jankovic Wimbledon is only tournament where she never reach SF. For example Venus Williams is still Wimbledon GOAT, since 2000 only Serena (3 times) and 3 different "Balkan Girls" :eek: beat her (Ana Ivanovic SF/07&R4/09 is only player from Balkan which Venus ever beat here :tape:), also there is couple sensational Wimbledon semifinalists from Balkan in last about 10 years (Lucic, Dokic*, Pironkova) but unlike at all other slams, nobody never reach title and only Seles once reach final :shrug: