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We’re a bit meaner and say junkie for drug addicts.

Definitely not what we can describe our lovely Brengle!!
Not for Heather too. Now she will never be British number 1.
 

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Madison Brengle is a textbook journeywoman (not my favorite though :p ).

A bunch of ITF titles in local environement, usually ranked high enough to qualify for GS MD and never having any noteworthy deep runs at a big event (she has one R4 at GS level). It doesn't get any more journeywoman-ish than Brengle.
I see that and raise you Voegele.
 

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It's je na sais quoi for me. There is just something about one of this year's slam winners which has scrub written all over it.
 
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Journeywomen starts with players ranked outside the top 50 who have spent years plugging away but never secured a top 50 ranking either at all or for only a brief period before falling back to their natural ranking of 73 in the world or something. I am thinking people like Heather Watson and Madison Brengle.

Scrub I don't really use, but if I did, I would use it for players in their late 20s/early 30s ranked below 150 who have never been ranked above 150 eg Ulrikke Eikeri, Danielle Lao but still seem to chug along for years in the ITFs, occasionally breaking into WTA Qs or even a WTA main draw when the entry list is extremely thin. When you see them in a WTA, they look like total no hopers and you sort of admire them for trying but you wonder if they are deluded or just really enjoy playing ITFs and qualies the whole time. I don't really understand how some of these players even continue to play because they must earn virtually nothing and will not get any sponsorship because they have no potential even to be in the top 100.
 

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I googled ‘better word for scrub’ - this is what the search returned:

  • scour
  • dump
  • junk
  • undergrowth

Maybe undergrowth?
Too long. Maybe grub?
 
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A never was
 
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Idk why but this thread reminded me of this (copied and pasted from Wikipedia):

"Dokic was defeated in the first round of the Australian Open by Rita Kuti-Kis of Hungary. After the match, Dokic said, "I lost to a player who has never been a player and, I guess, probably never will be."
 

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Idk why but this thread reminded me of this (copied and pasted from Wikipedia):

"Dokic was defeated in the first round of the Australian Open by Rita Kuti-Kis of Hungary. After the match, Dokic said, "I lost to a player who has never been a player and, I guess, probably never will be."
Kuti Kis went on to win her maiden WTA title a couple of weeks after Jelena made those comments - good times.
 

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Hm... maybe a doubles specialist who at 24 yo has never reached the top 100 . Yup that’s what I’d call a scrub .
You're never going to let this go are you? :ROFLMAO: poor Babs,,,,she will never be loved. If she looked like Bouchard, a vastly inferior player, would that matter to anyone?:unsure:
 

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"Where does the 'scrub' territory starts with players for you?"

Around 300.
I rolled my eyes when reading that Świątek beat 'two scrubs' in Indian Wells, Martić & Kudermetova.
 
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Naomi Broady, Asia Muhammad, Brengle are journeywomen, they're playing tennis, traveling, having fun, making decent money, vacationing. Sounds great to me
 
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