Now, I know, a lot of you are going to say: "not going to happen," or maybe just "
But listen for a second. If Maria Sharapova were to win Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and the US Open, and thus complete the Grand Slam for this year, how would you respond?
What I mean is, would you consider this Grand Slam to be not as good as when past players did it?
The surfaces vary more than they used to, so a lot of people say that if you win on Clay, Hard and Grass today you're more of a better all around player than the former Grand Slam champions...
But with today's game, would Sharapova's accomplishment be more amazing or less amazing?
The way I see it is that women's tennis is at a low. I mean, the #1 player in the world BY FAR in not only the rankings but game play (at least last year) just retired, we just saw the only former Roland Garros champion get blown off the court, along with her sister who were considered two of the top favorites. Six of the top 10 players in the world have never won a grand slam, including the #2 and #3 players in the world.... All of these things, to me, say that Sharapova winning wouldn't be as amazing. Granted, it would still be incredible to win the 4 biggest tournaments of the year, but when your competition isn't much, is it really that amazing?
On the other hand, like I said before, the game is advancing so much today; not only the surfaces varying so greatly, but the amount of power that is used and how absolutely physical the game has become. It's tough for a player to be healthy for all 4 grand slams nonetheless win them!
Thoughts? Does anyone care?