So many people are complaining about the top heavy draw. Would it be top heavy if there were more depth in the game?
If all of the top ten ranked players were considered serious threats to the title would there be so many complaints?
What i've heard here is Sveta, Anna, Nadia, and Dani have no chance of making the bottom half matches compelling.
Sadly, there's more than a little in that. If you look at times in the past where the Williamses have been in the same half there is a lot more depth :
Wimbledon 05 :
TOP : Lindsay, Kim, Sveta, Amelie, Elena
BOTTOM : Henin, Serena, Venus, Mary (that's 1 1/4) and Sharapova
US Open 05 :
TOP : Sharapova, Sveta, Kim, Venus, Serena
BOTTOM : Henin, Mary, Myskina, Amelie, Elena, Lindsay.
Without Lindsay, Kim, Mary and Amelie the bottom of Wimbledon 05 and top of US 05 would have been the same. Ana and JJ have not replaced Lindsay, Mary and Kim and Amelie's absence has screwed the draw.
Had Amelie played she, Serena and Venus would all have been in the bottom half.