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Old Oct 8th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Interesting Fact: 1st time in WTA history every player in top 8...

comes from different country. First I thought it is just curious trivia fact, which it also is. Then I though it means something. I think it is because of growing popularity of tennis across the globe. Would you agree?

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Old Oct 8th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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Re: Interesting Fact: 1st time in WTA history every player in top 8...

No, its not.
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Old Oct 8th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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Re: Interesting Fact: 1st time in WTA history every player in top 8...

I guess I misinterpreted it. Every player playing at WTA championships. so the history is a little shorter. See recent post here: http://www.facebook.com/WTA
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Old Oct 8th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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Re: Interesting Fact: 1st time in WTA history every player in top 8...

Tennis has always been a global sport so I'm not sure it's because of that per se'. If anything I think it's because it's the first time that a single country isnt dominating the sport, there's a more even distrubutuion of talent than ever before. In years past only a few select countries offered the best training facilities, not to mention the prize money increasing to make the sport more lucrative for female athletes in general. Now of days people from all over the world have more access to better training and there's more training abroad than ever before as well. It's a very interesting fact though- thanks for bringing that to our attention.
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Re: Interesting Fact: 1st time in WTA history every player in top 8...

The curremt top 13 are from 13 different countries.
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Old Oct 8th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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in 2004 - only 3 countries were represented at YEC )))
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Old Oct 8th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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I guess it means Russia's golden generation maybe over except for sharapova
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Russian tennis has passed it's peak (cuz that's the country that has most recently been represented by more than one top ten players).
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Re: Interesting Fact: 1st time in WTA history every player in top 8...

But Maria is an American!!!1!!1
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is it you, John McEnroe?
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is it you, Pete Bodo?
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No, its not.
So when was the other time
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Good to know that!
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Belarus and Russia are practically the same.
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