Originally Posted by fan911
A title. Actually, even a tier 2 title... Look at Anna, she made the SF of Wimbledon and nobody cares, all they talk about is that she has no titles...
I agree 100%. No matter how good you are, if you don't win a title and get to, let's say three out of four grand slam finals [Kim], or five out of six [Venus], the best you'll ever be is a bridesmaid, but if you have a title to your credit, even if it is a Tier II (Dementieva won two Tier II and one Tier III (it could be more than that, but all I can remeber now is Amelia, Bali, and China, so be nice Dementieva fans) events last year, but and she hasn't even gotten to the semis of a Grand Slam (like I said earlier Dementieva fans, if I'm wrong, don't go crazy on me), but still her career ranks better than Kournikova's. In the words of Nelly, "Two (runner-up) is not a winner
and three...nobody remebers."
In my opinion, if you win a Tier I, you should be able to win a GS. All of the Tier I winner this year have won at least three (Pan Pacific ~ Davneport  Indian Wells ~ Henin-Hardenne  Miami ~ Serena  Charleston ~ Venus 
). So........... if you can win a Tier I, you should be able to win a GS, but of the two, the Tier I victory is much better!