It`s a year when it became visible that the new generation will soon overcome the "old" one. So it`s a year of new hopes :)
P.S. Welcome back aboard, ys :)
Nov 19th, 2002, 10:03 AM
all-round its been a pretty good year, plenty of titles.
the juniors of 2001 coming good with the new youngsters doing very well in the junior slams.
Elena D's fall to #19
and the serious injuries to Lina & Nadya :sad: :(
Likhovtseva's demise in doubles as well as singles.
And 2003 hopefully will be even better :)
Nov 21st, 2002, 10:03 PM
A good year, maybe
Sveta K & Dinara S with WTA titles and gaining more experience on the tour :)
Nastia, Elena B, Vera Z climbing up the rankings :)
Unfortunately, no Russian girl inside the top 10 but things will get better :)
If I compare my country's achievements with yours :mad:, I should say it's been a wonderful year when even the outsiders started wondering if Russian girls are becoming a real threat to the USA dominance ;)
Good luck to all the girsl in 2003 and, hopefully, no more serious injuries
Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by zosse
If I compare my country's achievements with yours :mad:
Nov 22nd, 2002, 04:00 AM
nope zosse is from Lithuania.
they've got a couple of bright sparks coming through too.
16 yr olds Aurelija Miseviciute and Lina Stanciute.
Nov 22nd, 2002, 01:54 PM
In his yesterday interview to Soviet Sport, Tarpishev suggested that it won't take long for Safina and Kuznetsova to become better than Williams sisters. Does he see what we don't?
Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:03 PM
A very brave statement, indeed ;)
Maybe because he knows the girls and their mindset? ;)
Nov 22nd, 2002, 05:52 PM
Or maybe he keeps in mind that they are younger and will definetely will be better than the sisters once they have retired :)
Nov 22nd, 2002, 08:15 PM
Who would say " this has been a good year"?
The best anyone will say in my country is "not bad".
It gives bad luck to say anything better than that.:p
This year has been not bad, giving signs and hopes of better things head. Hope is the key word.