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Re: Does JH's win finally cancel the idea of American women being the best in the wor
The period of domination was 1999-2003. From Wimbledon 1999-Wimbledon 2003 inclusive, American women won 15 out of 17 grand slams. Since then it's Belgium 7, Russia 4, America 4, France 2.
In the same period (post-Wimbledon 03) Ana Ivanovic is the only person to reach a grand slam final who is not American, French, Belgian or Russian. In terms of finalists it is Belgium 12, Russia 9, USA 7, France 5, then Ivanovic for Serbia.
WTA Tour Championships - Same 4 countries + Switzerland (Hingis and Schnyder) are only competitors from 04-06 - Russian, French and Belgian winners.
From late 2003 onwards no country has dominated the tour, it's been the usual suspects : Russia, France, Belgium and America. Is the idea of American womens tennis domination finally a thing of the past? Yes it is a thing of the past but it's not all of a sudden "finally" because it was clear the domination was over 3 years ago.
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