Re: End Of The Golden Slam
On the women's side, the draws are just so wide open.
Maria goes out and pummels Justine 4 and 0. Serena goes out and beats Sharapova twice last year, losing only five games. Justine goes ahead and beats Serena in three consecutive GS quarter finals. Maria doesn't like clay. Venus goes to Wimbledon, underprepared, ends up thrashing Maria and winning the title. Women's tennis is largely susceptible to changes in form, and Justine I believe was really the only one who has the versatility on all four surfaces to win the Golden Slam. And since she was thrashed by Maria, I don't think anyone can win the golden slam anymore.
That's the women's game for you, and that's what makes it so interesting to follow.
Serena. Simona. Ana. Petra. Venus.
Clijsters, Henin, Dementieva, Davenport.
Martina Hingis - "No one else played like Hingis - no one could."