Venus And Martina: Proof Of Current State Of The Tour?
Look at the excitement over this match, both here, in the press etc. And look at recent tournaments. Regardless of whether or not you like either of the players, is it not proof that the Tour without the likes of Martina and the Williams is simply second rate which much less interest?
This match had more interest than the Martina/Sharapova clashes!
It's the drama, history and emotion, and the sheer meaningfulness of it. It reminded me of the days when the Tour had the Williams, Seles, Capriati, Lindsay, Hingis, Mauresmo and the Belgians all in one tournament! And now we get Petrova and Schnyder!
And to those who say the Williams and Hingis mean nothing, the sheer excitement this match caused just goes to show.