lol @ 2005.
the players who won the slams barely played or won anything else
'cept for clijsters' on ONE surface. boring as all hell -- whatever happened to rivalry?
the answer to this question is 1999. hingis/mauresmo, graf/hingis, lindsay/graf, serena/hingis -- 4 great slam finals with 4 great champions, all with different playing styles. also the level of tennis was fabulous. after '99, lindsay, hingis, graf etc. would slowly fade away, and before '99, the williams sisters weren't really into their own groove yet. some fantastic matches:
serena/seles, hingis, lindsay USO
among many, many others... compare that to say, this year, there have been very few 'classic' or even good matches.