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Yes 16 38.10%
Nah, maria can still do damage 11 26.19%
Nah, vika can still do damage 10 23.81%
Nah, caro can still do damage 6 14.29%
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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2019, 08:45 PM
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Re: are maria, vika and caro done??? can they be great again?

Are they done!?....

Yes!!!

Like a burnt up turkey in the oven!!

No more use. Throw Dem Bumbs Out!!
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I don’t see anyone of them being consistently at their best anymore but any of the three could easily peak and have a deep run at a big event
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Re: are maria, vika and caro done??? can they be great again?

Nah, maria can still do damage
bon appetit, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, Shazarenka, Siegerin, Triggervic

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LMAO @ doperpova getting the most votes for "can be great again" <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/happy0188.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Happy" class="inlineimg" /> the delusion continues.
The *belief* won't ever end. You can quit your pearl clasping and just get used to it.
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None, the current level is very high. Kim Clijsters came back after pregnancy and was stronger, more motivated. You don't forget to play tennis and physically they are all good. Just that the current era has a very high level. No more Jankovic, Ivanovic, Safina, Dementieva and Wozniacki. ATP is trash, WTA has one of the best eras.
Clijsters was younger and came back a year and a half after her daughter was born.

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Nah, maria can still do damage
bon appetit, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, PovaBmachY, Shazarenka, Siegerin, Triggervic

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Lol. You know I can only vote once. My page wouldn't load so hence the multiple presses of the submit button. I'm not THAT crazy. REAL results are the only truth, whether I agree or not. Fortunately, this time, 9 others also agreed
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Re: are maria, vika and caro done??? can they be great again?

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Of course they are done. They can be great mothers, wives or entrepreneurs in the candy industry but as tennis is concerned greatness and big titles are gone. Same goes for the W. sisters. If the tour had any great talent to monopolize the big titles they would already be retired.


You sound like the 'geniuses' who were saying that Serena should have retired in 2007

Go worry about your favorite, and stop worrying about 2 players not even in this conversation/discussion who've won 30 singles slams, numerous doubles slams, medals et al between them over the last 25 years or so.
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Caro is not top anymore because of her health, but in fact Azarenka and Sharapova can't come back anymore because the level is very high. That's why nobody is dominating hugely the tour. There are 200 solid players in the WTA.

I think Maria could be top 5 if she remains uninjured. Sadly I don't think that is going to happen. We should remember to be grateful that she managed to continue playing after 2008, after an injury that has ended careers.
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It's strange. Physically, Sharapova is nearing the end. Her body is breaking down...but that desire and that competitive fire is still there. If she can trust her shoulder, I think it will be easier to hold her serves. She can beat top players on a good day and still seems motivated to win a grand slam.

Vika and Caroline just lack that spark that Sharapova still has. They may be younger, but less likely to ever do anything big again.

Sharapova is a champion and will probably fight on and keep believing she can win...like, truly believing, not fake posturing like Vika seems to do for 1 set. Caroline's game is not a champion game.
I agree.

Maria has the biggest fire and desire to win and play tennis and is still hungry for success
Yes, the problem is her body. The many injuries. Not her strong mind.
Maria loves the sport tennis, the competition.

Azarenka still has fire. But her son is priority #1 now.
And as we have seen vs Halep she breaks down mentally. Choker, nervous, mentally weak.
Her many easy UEs from 3-1 were shocking. No consistency anymore.

Caroline's fire/motivation for wins is not that big anymore as it used to be.
She has won her Grand Slam, has a bad illness and found and married the love of her life.
All these things stopped the big motivation/fire/hunger for wins she had.

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Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."


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