I certainly hope she will
, but I was curious to see what you guys thought.
When she emerged about 5 years ago and got into the top 10 in just a couple months despite all the attention directed at her coming out
I'm sure a Slam seemed like a certainty for her. But then she kept injuring herself through 99-00, looked a little out of shape in some old pics I've seen (even in some early 2001 pics she looked about 20 pounds heavier than now) and it sounds like her then-girlfriend was a jerk who had a knack for getting into the middle of everything. And I'm sure fielding all those stupid things said about her in the media with grace was a distraction. I know I couldn't have done it!
And then she played really well in early 2001 but had that awful mental lapse at RG. By the time she recovered from that and made SF at Wimbledon and US Open (her SF against Venus was one of the most thrilling matches i've ever seen
) she hurt her knee and then was hurt though most of 2003, choked at Rg, then started playing really well again (but still didn't show up at the YEC final) At the Australian this year she was playing terrific and then hurt herself
It really seemed like a great chance for her
24 is tennis middle age. Though Amélie has a bit of a choker rep and has certainly had her mental lapses, it does seem like she gets injured every time she's playing well
I wonder what causes all those injuries. I'm sure it doesn't help her consistency- gets thrown off every time she gets into a rhythm. Do you think there's still time for her to get a major title? I hope so.