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.