Galpa wrote:We have the same problem with tennis regarding sponsorship.
We also have much better women players, there is always someone in top 100. Szávay reached no 13 before her back problems. When I asked a coach about this gender thing he answered: if you are a boy and want to become professional, you have to train abroad with most talented prospects, it costs a lot, families can not afford. But it's easier if you are a girl, you can train with boys at home, international level can be reached in Hungary too. Other reason: less girls are doing sports worldwide than boys, easier to break through, competition is not that huge.
I get your point.About Szavay.I'm very sorry for what happened to her.She was the most talented Hungarian tennis player I can remember,but there are alot of sad stories in sports and tennis is full of them.I was so sad when Mario Ancic had to retire.Same for Dinara Safina,even if she wasn't one of my favs.I think tennis has a problem.There are too many tournament,too many games and that wears out players.That's why we have champions like Henin,Clijsters,Hingis and many more that retire before they're 30.