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Atown
03-26-2009, 05:40 AM
Larry Scott is resigning as CEO of the WTA Tour to become the new commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090324/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_wta_scott_resigns_1

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/tennis/03/25/scott.ap/index.html?section=si_latest

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article5972457.ece

fantom
03-26-2009, 05:58 AM
Probably a smart move for him. It certainly feels like he's jumping from a ship that's currently sinking.

David_Is_Right
03-26-2009, 06:09 AM
he's jumping from a ship that's currently sinking.

Why do you think the ship is sinking?

fantom
03-26-2009, 07:06 AM
Why do you think the ship is sinking?

I just think women's tennis is terrible at the moment. Look at the current top 10:

1 (1) WILLIAMS, SERENA USA
2 (2) SAFINA, DINARA RUS
3 (3) JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB
4 (4) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS
5 (6) ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS
6 (5) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA
7 (7) IVANOVIC, ANA SRB
8 (8) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS
9 (9) PETROVA, NADIA RUS
10 (11) AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR

Only two of these girls are top 5 material in past eras (Williams sisters). They hardly even play and can easily stay at the top of the game.

Safina , Jankovic, and Ivanovic would probably creep around from the 12 to 7 spots if they played in past eras.

The rest of them would reside outside the top 10.

Objective Danny
03-26-2009, 07:10 AM
Why do you think the ship is sinking?


Here are the two chief reasons.

1.) Venus Williams

2.) Serena Williams

They are detriments to the sports.