If Sharpaova is going to dominate, isn't it about time?
These things vary from generation to generation. Obviously, Sharapova isn't going to follow the same model of GS wins as Venus (4 of 6) or Davenport (3 of 6) or Hingis (4 of 5), all of whom, when they started winning slams, won several slams in a short period of time.
She's a bit off the Serena plan too. Win one. Nothing foe a couple years. Win a bunch.
ASV had this kind of staggered-ness to her slam wins, but she had her year where she won two. I wonder if Sharapova will fool around and let three out of Ivanovic, Vaidisova, Jankovic, Peer, Peng, Mirza, Bartoli and Safarova find slam winning form before she wins another couple more. She could have the misfortune of being one of the best players of two different eras, without ever being the dominant player on tour.
Still, once you've won the second GS singles title, you totally know you can win, it's not some kind of fluke.
She's got that over the non-slam winners.
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