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judgejudy27
10-17-2010, 04:24 AM
At this rate, I wouldn't be surprised if Date Krumm wins a major next year. :D

I hope she does and exposes the current WTA as the laughing stock it already is. Plus I like Date as well.

Current WTA has a 40 pound overweight and part time Serena and part time and most often seemingly disinterested Clijsters dominating, while a wannabee contender who cant even make a slam final (other than 1 U.S Open already over a year in the past) as its #1 ranked player. Other main contenders include Henin coming off her worst year of tennis and competing focus in history (she still almost won a slam and was favored to win another even in that form and mental state), washed up at 23 with a busted up/multipe surgeries shoulder Sharapova, and an aging and past her prime Venus. Making up the support casting is a collection of joke headcase Russians (other than Maria), most past their prime, including the flukiest multi slam winner in history Kuznetsova. The overrated and already past their best Serbs, the overrated ball bashing headcase Azarenka, the one event wonder who couldnt even beat Schiavone in that event Stosur, the chubby bunny Bartoli, the future trivia question Schiavone, and some other jewels I probably forgot.

Thankfully the ATP is producing spectacular tennis and saving the sport.

neptune
10-17-2010, 04:56 AM
I hope she does and exposes the current WTA as the laughing stock it already is. Plus I like Date as well.


And maybe Tsvetana Pironkova will win her first Wimbledon next year as well. :)

judgejudy27
10-17-2010, 06:31 AM
In all seriousness my early guesses for slams next year are Clijsters at both the Australian and French Opens, Serena for Wimbledon, Henin for the U.S Open. We will see though.

neptune
10-17-2010, 06:59 AM
In all seriousness my early guesses for slams next year are Clijsters at both the Australian and French Opens, Serena for Wimbledon, Henin for the U.S Open. We will see though.

Those picks sound reasonable. Now here's another quiz:

Question: How many WTA players does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer: No one's really sure. When several players line up to change the bulb, they get confused, thinking perhaps the WTA has redesigned the tennis ball. So they start swinging at it madly with their rackets, and glass flies everywhere. They end up being taken to the local hospital for cuts and lacerations. In the meantime, a janitor cleans up the mess and then decides to just change the bulb himself, because he sees clearly that those WTA players aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in the box. ;)

Megi
10-19-2010, 01:20 PM
WTA scoreline of the year recorded today: Petkovic beats Govortsova 0-6 7-5 6-0. :scream:

oleada
10-19-2010, 02:06 PM
Moscow always has the most WTAtastic scores ever. JJ beat Lena D 06 61 60 a few years back :rofl: I think it's because it's late in the year.

oleada
10-22-2010, 12:27 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2010/10/21/maria-sharapova-sasha-vujacic-engaged-proposed-los-angeles-lakers/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Masha's supposedly getting married.
Congrats to the couple ;)

Garden Kitty
10-22-2010, 12:54 PM
:respec: to both Roger and Rafa for their charity matches. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101022/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_nadal_federer)

Very nice idea.

CaptCrunch
10-27-2010, 01:30 PM
So the organizers of the Vienna ATP tour event this week did indeed give Thomas Muster a wild-card into the event. He lost in the 1st rd to a fellow Austrian 6-2, 7-6. American James Blake also lost first round. Maybe Blake should consider himself lucky that he didn't have to play Muster. ;)

Beefcake
10-27-2010, 05:00 PM
:respec: Courier named new US Davis Cup team captain (sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/tennis/10/27/davis.cup.courier.ap/index.html)

Seerek
10-29-2010, 06:12 PM
Elena Dementieva announced her retirement today in Doha at the WTA Tour Year End Championships after a loss in her final round-robin match vs. Francesca Schiavone

CaptCrunch
10-29-2010, 08:56 PM
I was surprised to hear that. Dementieva has had a great career, winning the Olympic gold medal and making it to 2 GS finals back in 2004 but I don't think its enough to put her in the hall of fame.

Vera and her porny glasses will be missed.

oleada
10-29-2010, 09:23 PM
Elena Dementieva announced her retirement today in Doha at the WTA Tour Year End Championships after a loss in her final round-robin match vs. Francesca Schiavone

Wow, I'm really surprised to hear that. Best of luck to her in whatever she decides to do. She's had a long career with many achievements that she should be proud of. She seems like a lovely person both off and on the court.

Beefcake
10-29-2010, 10:31 PM
Goodbye, Elenagoddess. :glamor: I'll miss you, but I will not miss the "sigh, crap, shoot" feeling I get every time you lose in a Slam far too early.

Olympic Champion! Even if that were a person's only title, it'd be hard to call that a disappointing career. :respec:

SI's Wertheim gives Elena some kind ink (sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/jon_wertheim/10/29/dementieva.retires/index.html?eref=sihp)

judgejudy27
10-30-2010, 12:33 AM
So sad she didnt win a slam. I actually believe she would have won the French this year if she hadnt injured herself in the semis vs Schiavone.