Will this be an 'Old Guard' or a 'Changing of the 'Guard' slam?
In 2004, it looked like a changing of the guard was on in women's tennis. Two teenaged slam winners. 2005 reversed that trend, as all four slams were won by well-established players, with mutliple GS finals appearances. In fact, every finalist had at least four previous GS finals appearances.
So what will OZ bring? Will the winner be one of the 'old guard'? Players with repeated GS finals appearances? Or from the group with only one? And of course, their are som veteran players who don't fit into either group. Myskina, Schnyder, Mauresmo, Dementieva. Or four finals between the four of them, but the youngest of them is 25.
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.