Re: Can you think of a player that was never in a slump
sometimes a world number one can set ridiculously high standards and then an average year is considered a slump.
The difference between when Martina and Steffi (88-89) were number one was that they clearly were number one players both on form, ability and results. These days you often find the world number one beaten heavily by Serena or Venus who lack the motivation and fitness to get the points to be top ranked, but on form will clearly blow away the "current" number one. After '97 Hingis was beatable by almost anybody in the top 10 but she stayed number one for a long time despite some awful results. She lost to Serena, Venus, Kournikova, Seles, Davenport, Novotna, Pierce, Schnyder, Van Roost, Graf, Mauresmo, Rubin, Dokic, Martinez, Frazier, Capriati, Clijsters, Sanchez-Vicario, Ruano-Pascual, Dementieva all while ranked number one. But despite all those defeats and no grand slam win since February 99, she still stayed number one for a few more years !