It's one of those things that should be brought into the conversation, that and Maureen Connolly's auto accident that ended her career. But just as in Connolly's case, since we can't know what would have happened, ultimately she's judged on what she actually won. Even things like relative youth stop making anytime difference as time goes by. Tracy Austin was so good so young, and then injuries derailed her career. All we can say in cases like that is 'we wish we knew what if'.
Certainly there are enough players who's accomplishments were seemingly supressed by non-tennis events that we ought to be able to come up with some kind of standard for dealing with it. But ask yourself this. When you're thinking about the 'greats', how often do you think of Maureen Connolly? For better or worse, fifty years out, that will be Monica's legacy as well.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.