Re: Sad Serena statistic - Bartoli is the only top tenner she has beaten in last 6 sl
Well if you look at how draws work, 6 of the top 8 seeds don't play another top 10 player until the quarterfinals. So in USO 2007, Serena just happened to be one of those two top 8 seeds to draw a top ten player in the 4th round. She always played Henin in the quarters and couldn't get past her, so the fact that she's only defeated one top-ten player isn't shocking. French Open - don't know what happened there. Wimbledon - Agnieszka became a Top 10 player the next week, and beat #4 in her previous match.
You have to look at the story behind it, and not just the numbers.