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Venus and Serena still the best two players in the world

True Williams fans have always known it and two slams this year they've come out of "nowhere" to win slams beating the best in the world to do so. But the real reason they are true champions is because they've now both won 2 slams when they weren't at their best. It's "easy" to win slams when you're the best in the world and blowing through the competition anyway, but when you have to fight and doubt yourself that little bit, and recover from injury, and not have the same results you're used to, it takes an insane amount of character to come back. I'm not going to use names, but it surely puts a lot of other players careers into perespective that were only able to win slams at the absoulute height of their abilities.

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yes they are. like roaches, the haters and posers have scrambled off now that the lights have been turned on.
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Agreed. The Williams Sisters are still the best. Richard and Oracene should be proud for raising and coaching two great champions.

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I agree when they are on they are the best. They certainly are mentally stronger than the top players.
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They are indeed the best! I wish they could get their rankings to reflect that!
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Agree with all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Little "sis,was there all the way till the end.What a family.
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Was there ever any doubt about that? Venus and Serena in good form are simply the best. They have proven that many times now. If their injuries are not too serious we could have an all-Williams final at the US Open and the YEC as well.
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How can you say Venus didn't play her best tennis? Of course, she played like crap in the first 3 rounds, but from then on she's played "lights out".




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Re: Venus and Serena still the best two players in the world

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True Williams fans have always known it and two slams this year they've come out of "nowhere" to win slams beating the best in the world to do so. But the real reason they are true champions is because they've now both won 2 slams when they weren't at their best. It's "easy" to win slams when you're the best in the world and blowing through the competition anyway, but when you have to fight and doubt yourself that little bit, and recover from injury, and not have the same results you're used to, it takes an insane amount of character to come back. I'm not going to use names, but it surely puts a lot of other players careers into perespective that were only able to win slams at the absoulute height of their abilities.
Justine has won a slam for 5 straight years.
Justine wasn't at her best in 2005 at the French Open.
She was just coming back on tour at Miami and less than 3 months later she was the winner of the French Open.
Almost half of her matches during that time went to 3 sets and yet she won every match that clay season.

I don't see why that's any different than what Venus or Serena did.
The clay season is three times as long as the grass or rebound ace season and yet she won every match even with an hamstring injury during the end of her Roland Garros run.

Sometimes I feel a few people on here would rather knock down people's accomplishments just to bring up another's.

I felt that Venus was the 2nd best player of this generation and I fought for that with her accomplisments in doubles, etc. in a thread a few weeks ago.
There's no denying that she is now.

At the same time Justine is a true champion.
And she's had to fight for her slams just as Venus and Serena.

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I don't know

Congrats to Venus- By the way I was surprised at how ok I was with Venus winning than say with Serena winning. Now, I know it's because she's the less arrogant sister.

To be honest, I think Justine would have won the final had she got there. Such a missed opportunity Justine.

However, back to the title topic, what has Justine not done this last few years not to be considered the best also. She's won a lot more than both sisters!
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Let's all have a look at the rankings, that come out on monday, to see who is still the best player in the world. I have a vague feeling, though, that it will be a little girl from Belgium and not Venus or Serena.
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Why didn't anyone start a thread like this when Henin won the French or Sharapova the US Open?




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Let's all have a look at the rankings, that come out on monday, to see who is still the best player in the world. I have a vague feeling, though, that it will be a little girl from Belgium and not Venus or Serena.
Hmmm because the rankigns really matter don't they... ...anyway, yes as everyone knows, other than on clay, when they are on form they are the best.

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lol, venus_rulez. Let me get this straight. Venus is the best player because she sucks all year and then wins Wimbledon out of the blue? Ah well...

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Why didn't anyone start a thread like this when Henin won the French or Sharapova the US Open?
if you have to ask....
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