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Old May 29th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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In Fairness to Safina...

The girl is rising to the challenge of justifying her number one status.

She's scything through some decent players.

Okay, it's still relatively early in the tournament and if she loses before at least the semi-finals, then what I'm saying is out of the window. But nevertheless, what she's doing is not easy, and she's competing with ferocious determination. I remember when she won the Brisbane 2007 title against Hingis, Martina remarked on her fighting qualities and potential to go a long way. Now, finally, I see what Hingis was talking about.

She's not the most talented number one ever. But then, nor was Jankovic. We know that the standard of women's tennis has fallen, and average players of yesteryear only have to make small improvements and suddenly they're number one. Who would have predicted this time three years ago that Jankovic would have long since been number one, and Safina would ascend too. We'd have picked a host of other players.

But thus far Safina has done the best that she can do, and she must be saluted for that.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: In Fairness to Safina...

we are saluting her for some time now... you are a little too late, but better later than never
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Old May 29th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Re: In Fairness to Safina...

Agreed. I like the fighting spirit from her. Just would like to see the final results. It would do the WTA a world of good.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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She's really in scary form right now.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #5
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Re: In Fairness to Safina...

It is only a matter of time. Unfortunately for safina shegot to no. 1 after a string of terrible losses, she only started making noise after she made no.1. That and the fact that regradless of what serena has done poorly in the last 52 weeks she has 2 slams and another final, hard to argue against that,
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Old May 29th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #6
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Re: In Fairness to Safina...

Agreed. I no longer dislike her as much as I did a few months ago. She really deserves a lot of respect for what she's been able to achieve and the level she consistently reaches.
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Agreed. I no longer dislike her as much as I did a few months ago. She really deserves a lot of respect for what she's been able to achieve and the level she consistently reaches.


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Old May 29th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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Re: In Fairness to Safina...

Keep going Safina she's grown on me! To only lose 4 games to make the 4th round just deserves x100! She deserves it though from all her effort so hers hoping she can make it one better than last year !
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Re: In Fairness to Safina...

The biggest thing I admire about Safina is how she IMO, treats every match like its the most important one she'll ever play. She is so committed and focused all the time, which has got to be mentally taxing and physically draining.

The hardest thing to do right now in women's tennis is be consistent, yet Safina has managed to do that very well.
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Keep going Safina she's grown on me! To only lose 4 games to make the 4th round just deserves x100! She deserves it though from all her effort so hers hoping she can make it one better than last year !
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