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... and all the articles that are appearing now I think basically comes down to one reason.

That is, without the Williams, there are NO realistic American hopes.

The reason why so many American papers want the Williams back isn't because of the Williams, per se. Because realistically, Davenport and Capriati are not seen as big threats. They're long shots. Let's face it, who here really thinks either can win.

So a Williams-less GS essentially = a non-American winner. Hence the reason why articles that say men's tennis is better for example are surfacing. Those who were fans of tennis in mid 90's will remember how there no American hopes (in the women's side) and how women's tennis got the same treatment from the American media. This is nothing new.

However, I do wonder. What if? What if Capriati or Davenport were to win this. I really think there will be very little talk of a Williams-less Open in the American papers because they would've gotten what they were afraid of NOT getting: an American champion.
 

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Zvonerevian said:
:yawn:

Who cares? Although I agree with you, the media has been ruthlessly annoying throughout the Open and talking about this topic is no longer interesting.
I'm also sick of this topic, but I thought I need to give my opinion on the motivations of the media. Because of I've seen these articles before and imo this has only partially to do with the sisters.
 
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