Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bojov <---> Prague
Re: Are Americans simply subpar in tennis?
Usually a future great player impresses at Slams in their teens, not everyone can fulfill their potential but it is an indication of future success. Graf, Seles, Hingis and Serena won Slams in their teens, Navratilova made two slam finals when she was 19, Venus made US Open final when she was 17, Henin was in Wimbledon final when she was 19. From current youngsters, Ivanovic made RG final and Wimbledon semifinal, Vaidisova has two slam semis, Golovin reached US open QF last year. There is Sharapova of course. None of them are americans. All the US have now are the WS and a bunch of veterans in the top 100 and it doesn't seem to change in the near future.