... because if they challenge the sisters the way they have lately the sisters don't have much to worry about.
V Williams def Davenport Wimbledon 2000
V Williams def Davenport Stanford 2000
S Williams Def Davenport Los Angeles 2000
Davenport def S Williams US Open 2000
V Williams def Davenport US Open 2000
Davenport def V Williams Austria 2000
S Williams def Davenport Indian Wells 2001
V Williams def Davenport Wimbledon 2001
V Williams def Davenport San Diego 2001
V Williams def Davenport New Haven 2001
S Williams def Davenport Us Open 2001
V Williams def Hingis Wimbledon 2000
S Williams def Hingis Los Angeles 2000
Hingis def Serena Montreal 2000 (retired)
V. Williams def Hingis US Open 2000
Hingis def S Williams Sydney 2001
Hingis def S williams Aus Open 2001
Hingis def V Williams Aus Open 2001
V Williams def Hingis Miami 2001
S Wlliams def Hingis US Open 2001
S. Williams def Hingis Scottsdale 2002
S. williams def Hingis Miami 2002
V Williams def Hingis Hamburg 2002
Bottom line Davenport is 2-9 versus the Sisters the past two years. She has lost the last 5 matches.
Hingis is 4-8 versus the sisters in just over 2 years. she has lost the last 5 meetings including all of their matchups this year.
I don't understand why people expect two players coming off injuries who have lost a combined 10 of their last meetings with the sisters to post a bigger challenge than healthy players who have beaten the sisters this year like Clijsters and Henin. Interestingly enough, of the healthy players Capriati is always touted as the biggest threat when she has lost the last 5 matches to Serena and has never beaten Venus.
People used to gripe that Venus and Serena didn't play enough matches. The sisters upped their schedule and are #1 and #2 in the World now people are unhappy.
Once upon a time people criticized the sisters for avoiding each other in tournaments and wished they would play the same tournaments more. Now they are playing the same tournaments and people can't stop talking about how awful it is.
Be careful what you wish for-- you just might get it.