Originally Posted by Sam L
... This must be a first time in a long while that it has happened? Yes?
Whereas on the men's side looking at the same slams, Feder won 3! and the other 3 were shared between Safin, Nadal and some unknown that I've forgotten his name.
I don't see how anyone can say men's tennis is in a better shape than women's.
Men's tennis is as predictable as it has EVER been! Bar the French Open, I don't think anyone can doubt Federer as the favorite in any slam.
But can anyone be that confident in a single woman on the women's tour? NO!
Lack of mental strength, IMO. And lack of truly great players.
For almost 40 years we had Court, Evert, Navi and Graf. All-time greats.
The last time we hade 6 or more different slam winners was 1955/56. I have an old sports magazine ("World Sports", U.K.) from that time. They are basking in "the depth of women's tennis" .......
Oh yes, the seven dwarfs from 55/56 were Penrose, Mortimer, Brough, Hart, Carter, Gibson, Fry. Gibson is know a little bit today because she was black.
So there is a little bit hope for the sisters. But in 50 years from now people will know new heroes who have won 12+ slams. And the old greats - Lenglen, Wills, Court, Evert, Navi, Graf.
Today is a transition time. As is was post-Connolly and pre-Court in the 50ies and early 60ies.