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Oeh, nice find! That's interesting. :D Probably won't happen for a long time again.
 
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This is a good topic! The global nature of tennis is very special. especially for women where its a chance to be paid fairly and be recognized as a hero in your home country
Look at the reception Halep got after Wimbledon
Andreescu was getting congratulations from celebrities and politicians and other sports stars and sports teams
This is a great sport and the next great player could be from Europe, Asia, North America or South America, or anywhere else
The men have 3 who dominate from Europe, but the WTA game a major can be won from a player from 20 different countries
Its a fun sport to play and its great for those who can make it big on the tour
 
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This is a good topic! The global nature of tennis is very special. especially for women where its a chance to be paid fairly and be recognized as a hero in your home country
Look at the reception Halep got after Wimbledon
Andreescu was getting congratulations from celebrities and politicians and other sports stars and sports teams
This is a great sport and the next great player could be from Europe, Asia, North America or South America, or anywhere else
The men have 3 who dominate from Europe, but the WTA game a major can be won from a player from 20 different countries
Its a fun sport to play and its great for those who can make it big on the tour
Of course the good and interesting topics get like 3-4 responses.....but the threads about Wigs, Scrubs and fanbase dramas get dozens of pages worth :rolleyes:

I think the new generation on both the mens and women's side is as diverse as the sport has ever seen and many of those players look capable of leading and taking over sometime soon.
 

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I was also really surprised to see that only 1 Grandslam has been won by a woman from South America in last 50 years - 1990 US Open by Sabatini.
 

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well good then - that only means the game is evolving and spreading it's popularity worldwide even more than before. Let's celebrate this diverse winners' circle and hope this parity will continue for many years to come!:cheer:
 

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AO - Naomi (Asia)
RG - Barty (Oceania/Australia)
W - Halep (Europe)
USO - Bianca (North America)

Something like this never happened before in last 50 years (not sure about pre 1968 era)
FTFY. Anyways, that's a really cool stat. Shows how we're finally getting so much talent from all over the world. When the Chinese players start doing better we're going to get more Asian talent in the future. Not sure what's the state of tennis in South America and Africa currently though.
 

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One day Ons will tear through a collapse draw at FO and win one for Africa.
 

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FTFY. Anyways, that's a really cool stat. Shows how we're finally getting so much talent from all over the world. When the Chinese players start doing better we're going to get more Asian talent in the future. Not sure what's the state of tennis in South America and Africa currently though.
Damn...not sure why I had Japan instead of Asia. There seems to be a promising junior from Colombia - Maira Camila Osario, she just won US Open juniors title...not sure about Africa.
 

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The world has become more globalized and so has tennis. Just because there are many inane threads doesn't make this particularly remarkable.
 

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Of course the good and interesting topics get like 3-4 responses.....but the threads about Wigs, Scrubs and fanbase dramas get dozens of pages worth :rolleyes:

I think the new generation on both the mens and women's side is as diverse as the sport has ever seen and many of those players look capable of leading and taking over sometime soon.
You can't expect idiot twinks on TF to give shit about expansion of the sport if the adults in the office don't.

I mean the WTA doesn't give a hoot (see calendar), nor does ITF, which just recently gutted the lower end of the tour worldwide... reduced the competition by half or something.

Tennis is unique as it's the only global sport that is going backwards... "de-globalizing" and retreating it into a shell that is being pulled back-and-forth between two big egos (China and US). This is supposedly good for the sport cuz "mo money". Not sure how more money going into fewer coffers is a good thing but I digress.
 

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Very cool, and this would have been the case regardless who won the USO final. Stuff like this is very good for the sport, makes more people from around the world pay attention. Now we just need an African and South American Grand Slam champ, which obviously won't be easy but I trust we'll eventually get there.
 

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Nice find.

However, if you add the runner-ups - Kvitova, Vondrousova, Serena, Serena - you'll find out Europe and the U.S. are still far ahead of the rest.

This becomes even more apparent if you add the beaten semi-finalists - Pliskova&Collins, Konta&Anisimova, Svitolina&Strycova and Svitolina&Bencic.

To sum up, of the 16 semi-finalists of this year's grand slams, 14 have been from either Europe or the U.S.

Needless to say that Naomi Osaka was raised in the U.S. and has been living there since the age of 3.

So that leaves us with Ash Barty as the only player produced by a tennis culture and facilities outside of Europe & North America.
 

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What is really unusual by this fact is that the North America representative is not from the United States but from Canada.
US last major win was in 2017. Now with Andreescu, it could be normal if the North American slam champions the next decade are all from Canada. I expect Felix to be good in a few years and Bianca is already at the top.

Medvedev looks like he might win 1 or 2 down the road while Russian women are in a lull period.
Truly a global sport. Czech Republic was the first 2 majors this year against players from Japan and Australia
 
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