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Interesting Analysis from famed sports writer Jon Wertheim....Here's some excerpts on latest article.

In a nutshell, Wimbledon provided both the men's and women's games with just what they needed. With veterans retiring, the Williams sisters declining and injuries ravaging the fields, the WTA got a new star to enter the cosmos: Maria Sharapova. She's young, she's bilingual, she has a transcendent appeal and, above all, she competes with almost feral intensity. On the men' side, after years of enduring crippling parity and hearing complaints about one-dimensional bangers, the ATP now has an undisputed No. 1 in Roger Federer and a game No. 2 in Andy Roddick, who comes with a contrasting game and style. All in all, a pretty darn good tournament for the sport of tennis.

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• That Sharapova can bludgeon the ball was no revelation. That she can summon her best tennis down 2-4 in the second set of the Wimbledon final was stunning. Can anyone else recall a fearless Monica Seles taking on the theretofore indomitable Steffi Graf as he watched Sharapova play unflinching tennis against Serena Williams?

• Think it's safe to note that the "Russian Revolution" is no longer a case of quantity over quality?

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Everyone in the world of sports is still in great shock over the mindboggling display of :fiery: firepower and fearlessness of Maria Sharapova in her lopsided win over Serena Williams in the finals at Wimbledon........It's eerily very similar to seeing a reincarnation of the young Monica Seles tearing up the tennis circuit and bringing down Steffi Graf to her knees.

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I.It's eerily very similar to seeing a reincarnation of the young Monica Seles tearing up the tennis circuit and bringing down Steffi Graf to her knees.

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It is equally similar to seeing a reincarnation of the young Marat Safin tearing up up the tennis circuit and bringing down Pete Sampras to his knees.

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It is equally similar to seeing a reincarnation of the young Marat Safin tearing up up the tennis circuit and bringing down Pete Sampras to his knees.

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Yes, very true. :fiery: But Marat never lived up to the huge expectations. Marat is an excellent tennis player but certainly not among the "legends" of the sport as what Seles had become.
 
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