Venus and Serena - pulling away from the rest.
Far from the rest of the WTA tour providing a greater challenge to Venus and Serena since last year, it seems that the Williams girls are pulling farther AWAY from all the rest.
Look at the evidence:
A year or two ago, both Venus and Serena were strong, fast and had the most powerful serves in the game.
HOWEVER, they still had weaknesses that other payers could exploit to topple them regularly, or at least give them some close matches.
Now, however, Venus and Serena are stronger, faster, still have by far the most powerful serves in the women's game (stronger than many men's) but have ADDED experience, matchcraft, maturity and CONSISTENCY. No more "walkabouts". No more gifting away the first set.
The truth is that there is virtually no one now to TROUBLE Venus or Serena. People like Lindsay, Monica, Martina, Kim, Justine and Jennifer, who USED to trouble the sisters, have all fallen BACKWARD over the past year. New stars like Amelie and Daniela, have not yet got the consistency or weaponry.
Over the past year or so, Venus and Serena have improved on already dominating games. Venus still has a weakness on her 2nd serve, but few people can make capital out of it. As for Serena, in FIVE matches to reach the Semi's, she has lost a TOTAL of 14 games. In only ONE set did she lose as many as 3 games. So it took five opponents, in five full matches to put together enough games against her to win ONE match! three of the beaten players were seeds.
An all Williams final looks increasingly certain. Can they continue to pull away from all the rest.