Raj - Some of us think winning 9 tournaments in a year, including 5 Tier I's, is pretty impressive. It may not come up to YOUR lofty standands, but it's pretty damn hard to do.
Also, with respect, 2000 is a much better indication of what martina can do NOW than 1997. And unless she's been taking some rather suspect chemicals, 2000 is a better indicator of what she'll do in the future than 1997.
Youth is not everything. Martina Navratilova won her first GS title at 23. In the universe of GS titles, how long you're on top is more important than how fast you get there.
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