The Big Four vs. The "Other" Four
for a long time justine, serena, kim, and venus were guarenteed to be the last 4 standing in any event they all entered. they were dubbed "the big 4". a lot has changed and other players emerged. the 'other' 4, lindsay, maria, mauresmo, and alicia are actually doing better in the rankings thanks to health reason and more confidence in their games. which group of ladies do you think will have the most success this year, the big four or the other four?
the big 4
Serena-(13-2) (1 title) (the 2005 australian open champion) (ranked #4, YTD# 2)
Kim- (16-1) (2 titles) (She was the lowest-ranked player (133) ever to win a Tier I singles title at Indian Wells and the first unseeded player to win in Miami) (ranked #38, YTD#8)
Venus- (10-4) (0 titles) (the only player on tour that has played kim and not lost a set to her and to beat serena in straight sets this year) (ranked #9, YTD #22)
Justine- (3-1) (0 titles) (after a 6 month layoff, she was able to comeback and reach the QFs of Miami, equaling her best effort there) (ranked #40, YTD #?)
the other 4
Maria- (17-2 record) (2 titles) (has not lost before the SF in any event entered this year) (ranked #3, YTD #3)
Lindsay- (19-3 record) (1 title) (hasn’t lost before the finals in any event she’s entered this year) (ranked #1, YTD#1)
Amelie- (18-5 record) (1 title) (reached back to back finals this year winning the second over venus) (ranked #2, YTD #5)
Alicia- (19-5 record) (1 title) (including the Hopman Cup, she has won her first 12 matches of the year) (ranked #8, YTD #4)
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