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re: Tennis Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Nige™ View Post

Why is it? Azarenka's won as many slams as her this year and had an incredible winning run at the start of the year. She went further in the French & Australian Open, got to the semi final at Wimbledon & Wimbledon II and she's in the final here. Azarenka is the deserved number one based on the year so far, and she had a strong 2011 too. There's no doubt when she's on it Serena is the best player but it's not a mockery at all. Azarenka's well earned her number one spot up until now. Wozniacki & Safina were a joke at number one but look at what Azarenka's done before you come out with utter shit like that.
typical Nige overreaction. Get you a little offside, did I?

Whilst Azarenka has had a stellar season, she hasn't even been remotely close to as dominant and devastating as Serena has been in absolutely beasting aside her 'opposition.' Azarenka is taken to 3 sets quite often, Serena has just smashed them off the court and her quality shines through. She dominated both Wimbledons (even though the Olympics doesn't count for ranking points) but when she is making an absolute mockery of the #1 player in the world (Sharapova at the time at Wimbledon) and will more than likely do the same to Azarenka, then she should be the #1 player in the world, because the one who dominates all around them should be the #1, and the asinine structure of the WTA points system makes the women's game and #1 ranking look like a huge mockery year in, year out. For example, as you pointed out, the likes of Wozniacki and Safina being #1 without winning a major or even looking close to winning a major. It's laughable and a blight on the game.
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