Originally Posted by mrserenawilliams
I've been watching Golovin and there are quite a few things that have impressed me about her:
She has a BIG GAME!
She won her first Grand Slam BEFORE Sharapova (although it was mixed doubles, Serena's first Grand Slam came @ Roland Garros in Mixed Doubles)
She is CONFIDENT in her game the whole year through, not just on grass.
She has SKYROCKETED her ranking this year with impressive GS performances.
If she can build upon the success of 2004, there's no telling that she won't win a Grand Slam in 2005 (maybe 2006, but 2005's not that far-fecthed).
That Golovin girl is, what, almost 17 years old?
And still only #30 or so?
Just to put things into perspective:
Hingis was #1 at that age, had won 3 slams already.
Seles reached #2 with 16, had beaten the greatest of them all in a slam final already.
Austin as well had won a slam with 16 (beating Evert) and was #3.
Even Graf had the #3 spot already when she was 16 years old.
Jaeger, Sabatini and Capriati had been among the top ten already for more than a year.