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View Poll Results: Should WTA fix matches to let Kournikova win her first tournament?

Yes, it's a great idea! 9 18.37%
Yes, but Anna would have to hire Don King as her promoter. 8 16.33%
No, Anna will win many a tournament without anyone's help. 11 22.45%
No, this is a stupid poll and you are just another Anna hater! 21 42.86%
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Old Apr 15th, 2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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Should WTA fix matches to let Kournikova win her first tournament?

It wouldn't have to be a Slam. I am sure a Tier II tournament would do nicely. Of course, no one would be aware of that, including Anna herself, except for the players who would have to lose. But they wouldn't mind doing it for such a worthy cause and, besides, they would be rewarded for their assistance handsomely.

This historic event would not only help Anna but it would also generate enormous interest in women's tennis; something that could not be compared to anything ever taking place in history of all sports dating back to the first Olympic games in the ancient Greece.

Imagine the headlines around the world if Anna finally won her first title. Everyone would talk about it: from Oprah to Oral Roberts. This board would be overloaded with posters, so much so, that it would have to be shut down periodically. Every day, a few overzealous Anna fans would have to be banned from the board to maintain some sort of sanity. Tickets to all tournaments featuring Kournikova would be sold out a year in advance. By association, all top 100 players would become household names.

In short, it would be a win-win situation for everybody. Why not do it?
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Old Apr 15th, 2003, 01:30 AM   #3
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Old Apr 15th, 2003, 01:43 AM   #4
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Hmmm, it sickens me to think that Anna doesn't have the head to win a tournament. Do not tell me she doesn't have the talent to win at least a Tier V event. It's quite sad. Talent is there, no? Come on Anna.
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Hmmm, it sickens me to think that Anna doesn't have the head to win a tournament. Do not tell me she doesn't have the talent to win at least a Tier V event. It's quite sad. Talent is there, no? Come on Anna.
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Hmmm, it sickens me to think that Anna doesn't have the head to win a tournament.
She gives it away too much.
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didn't the WTA try this already...
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Old Apr 15th, 2003, 02:27 AM   #7
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Then it wouldn't be a real win, because they would only do it as a favor, not because she earned it.
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It seems no one thinks Don King would be of any help in this matter. But he is an unmatched master in this type of "business".
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Hell yes, then we're rid of this "When is Anna gonna win her first tourney?" crap once and for all.
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Old Apr 15th, 2003, 04:45 PM   #14
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Maybe just maybe she'll win Dothan $75K tournament that she entered. HA HA HA. I doubt it though.
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I just hope that she can win one stupid WTA title, if its the Middleofnowhere Classic it would be ok, just needs to get that monkey off her back, Elena and Vera as well.
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