As I wrote elsewhere in a thread that was "moved", Justine is clearly the best women's player in the world right now.
She takes tennis very seriously and probably (I'm guessing here) has no life outside of tennis.
Even though she does all of the things that the pundits
say that the Williams Sisters should be doing i.e. eating, drinking, and sleeping tennis, her accomplishments are still questioned.
Mary Carillo said that whoever won the Juju/Vee semi would have to be considered the number one player in the world.
Patrick McEnroe said that if she won the US Open that she would have to be considered the number one in the world.
HELLO????? Justine has been ranked number one for how many weeks?
And it seems that instead of celebrating the fact that Justine, who is a tennis machine a la Martina Navratilova, has won two majors in 2007, the big news is that she beat Serena everywhere except Miami and that she beat both Serena and Venus in this tournament.
Indeed there is so much made about her beating Serena and Venus in the same tournament that commentators make that seem more important than her winning the championship.
Is this because no matter what anyone accomplishes, the standard by which they will be forever judged is Venus and Serena?
Even despite Justine's accomplishments, I get the feeling that many people (not including the Williams and Henin fanbases) in the sport still believe that she's not the real deal. Kind of like Hingis was considered a bogus number one for a long time.
Almost every article mentions the Williams sisters who play very little yet are still able to step into the top ten and grab a major here and there with little or no preparation.
But it does
show that no matter what the Willies do or don't do, they are still
driving the story of women's tennis.
Frankly, I consider that disrepectful to Justine after all she's accomplished.
Again, maybe it's because everybody knows that after Vee and Rena leave that American women's tennis has practically no
chance of a champion in the foreseeable future.
But it wasn't that
long ago that they were considered bad for tennis.
Well, get over it. There was not an American in the US Open final this year. But hey, there was no Brit in the Wimby final, no Frenchwoman in the RG final and no Aussie in the AO final.
What the problem is?