She will be #1 but she won't go in as favourite, it is very open and any number of players are capable of winning it. I don't think she will feel any pressure, she usually is relaxed at Wimbledon it is probably a relief after RG.
What's she supposed to do, throw some matches to ensure she slips to No. 2 before a major?
I think this just reflects that maybe 5-10 years ago, No. 1 connoted dominance over the tour and predictability on who would win majors or tournaments. It doesn't anymore, it connotes who can win a major in the last 12 months and a handful of other tournaments and remain healthy. I'm not cutting up anyone who is No. 1 recently, it's just doesn't mean exactly what it used to, for better or worse.
19. In the period from January to April 2006 Dr. Skalny sent very detailed messages to Ms Sharapova [...]: “Mildronate 1-2 X 10, repeat in 2 wks (before training or competition)”; “1 hr before competition, 2 pills of Mildronate”; “During games of special importance, you can increase your Mildronate dose to 3-4 pills (1 hr before the match). However, it is necessary to consult me on all these matters (please call)”; “30 minutes prior to a training session: Mildronat – 1 Capsule. 30-45 minutes prior to a tournament Mildronat 2 capsules”.
Can a sista get the entire stats for the #1 seed winning grandslams since the OPEN ERA?
I want to compare Ame's odds.
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Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
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