Can they get ova the final hurdle?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by marty fewcott, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. marty fewcott

    marty fewcott New User

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    Why are the Russian ladies getting near the top, but never quite there?

    No world number 1's. No Grand Slam winners for ages.

    The men do ok (Safin, Kafelnikov), so the Russian system seems to work.

    Anyone got a good theory why? :?:
     
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  2. PDJ

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    From the very first page of the forum - I was intrigued - then came Maria Sharapova. Is she still in the news.... ;)
     
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  3. Phoenix1983

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    The OP was written a mere four and a bit months before Sharapova, then aged 17, stunned the world by besting Serena Williams to win on the hallowed lawns of SW19. (Mind you, Myskina had actually beaten her to become the first Russian woman to win a slam, at the FO).

    Then she became a pin-up and a superstar, winning four more slams.

    Then she became a drug cheat and a pariah.

    And now....?
     
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