Re: When we speak of best of this generation
Well I also think that Mauresmo is part of the Venus, Serena, Hingis, Kournikova generation too, she just peaked a lot later. So I think all three of those players need to retire before you can close the book on that "generation" of players. I also think that it's interesting that Venus and Serena have gone toe to toe with the top players over four generations really. They started at the tail end of the previous generation and proved they could compete with the very best right out the gate (Graf, Seles, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Conchita Martinez, Mary Pierce), their own generation (Hingis, Kournikova, Davenport, Mauresmo), the next immediate generation (Henin, Clijsters, Myskina, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Sharapova) and this current generation Ivanovic, Jankovic, Vaidisova, Safina.
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