I'm not touting myself as an objective observer. Honestly, I stayed away from tennis completely(except for watching some of hte men's final
) after my fave Venus lost.
But honestly, US Open has showed us a lot of things I believe and I just want to get to hear some fans give what they think about what happened and what it means for the future without bashing another player or praising their own faves. Of course, we all have favorites so it would be interesting if you learned anything new about your fave too.
Here's my take on the Open:
The gap has become apparent between what is left of the Big Four(WilliamsX & the Belgians) and the rest of the tour. What has even become more apparent is that not much separates Justine, Serena and Venus whereas so many fans were quick to say that Serena was untouchable, and that any WS would kick Justine's ass on hardcourts.
Although Justine won, it seems to me that in no way does this mean she will dominate the next year. IMO, we finally have some very good possible rivalries on our hands for the next few years and we have a good race towards someone possibly even matching BJK's 12 slams.
We also learned that Jankovic is the real deal, a definite slam contender in a sea of young pretenders that need to strengthen themselves mentally b4 they challenge the Big Three. I'm most looking forward to see if Justine will go on a FEderer like run, if Venus can sustain her form.... or if Serena can return to form(and fitness)