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Old Feb 15th, 2004, 01:34 AM   #1
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Is this the worst the WTA has ever been?

Serena out, and really no sign of coming back.
Venus out, and no sign of coming back.

Amelie injured one week, healthy the next. Back to injured the next

Capriati out, and looks to return in Dubai, but who knows.
Seles out, no idea when or if she will/can return.

Davenport is healthy...but realistically, for how long?

Kournikova is basically retired; Hingis has retired.

Has the WTA ever been so injury-infested before??? No offence to Kim and Justine, but this could be the reason many think less of their "domination"
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Old Feb 15th, 2004, 01:49 AM   #2
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of course it's stupid to say that kim and justine haven't benefitted from all this
but kudos to them for taking care of themselves (and playing through illness/injuries) to keep the tour together
couldnt imagine if the world no. 1 and 2 are off the tour at this point

and of course i think this slight weakness in the tour is just what some players need to "breakthrough", so it isnt a complete loss
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Old Feb 15th, 2004, 02:03 AM   #3
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I seriously doubt that Justine nor Kim would agree with what's being
said in this thread. They've worked their little butt's off since 1999
to be where they are now...#1, and #2. The same people who aren't
doing well, injured, lame, worried, no match fit were there all
these years ago; but just aren't able to keep up with them
anymore. Is it there fault that they improved beyond everybody else?

The quality and standard of tennis is higher than ever. If you can't
keep up, you'll miss the train. That's just the way it is.

Give them credit!!!!!!!!
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Old Feb 15th, 2004, 02:05 AM   #4
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Yes, b/c I've never been more interested in men's tennis!
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You can't help getting injured sometimes it just happens. Everyone that is injured would be making a big difference if they were back!!!
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Remember the not so distant past when we had quartes like Serena vs lindsay, Venus vs Kim, Jen vs Amelie, Justine vs Myskins, competition all through to the finals. Will we ever have that again?
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yeah its pretty bad at the moment...Serena, Venus, Capriati, Mauresmo, Seles, Rubin and there are like 2 retirements per week
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we just have to hope it will get better
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At this exact moment it's ridiculous. When all the current players are fit, it's a murderously good array of talent, even without the Spice Girls (assuming, for the moment, that Marti's retirement really is permanent and that Anna K won't ever return). But with Venus, Serena, Amelie, Cappy, and Monica all out of action right now, and Mary Pierce still working her way back to her best, that only leaves three players whom I'd consider truly elite. I.e. Juju, Kimmie, and Lindsay. Three is not enough.

If even a couple of those on the injured list returned in the next few weeks it would make a huge difference. If Momo and Venus were back in action, at least we'd have five elite players competing. That's.....hmmm....67% better than only three.
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This thread was in no way trying to degrade Justine or Kim. I was just stating the obvious: this is the reason why some people will "attack"/question their rise.
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Has the WTA ever been so injury-infested before??? No offence to Kim and Justine, but this could be the reason many think less of their "domination"
Well their achievments over the last seveal months have been exceptionable, no doubt about that, But with a few players missing and not in contention during that time of "domination" it does somewhat question their ascendancy might of been given a little "helping hand" as of their injuries. I do believe that in a respective term.
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Whisper it quietly but those of us with a view have had some good matches to watch in Paris. We also have two youngsters making breakthroughs and one of them may be the best 16 year old we have seen for a long time. The point about your list of missing players may be the Americans - the French now have Sandrine back, Mary on form and a new star. The Russians have 10-20 Annas in production. Team USA is a real problem. Where/who is the US Golovin?
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Whats with all this its Americas problem BS?!?! We are talking about top players, nothing to do with nationality...Venus, Serena, Capriati, and Seles are American but also GS champs the cream of the crop, we are also talking about Mauresmo as well who isnt American
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