Wimbledon looking forward
WAY forward, like three or four years. Mabe five or six
Mauresmo, Venus, Serena retired. Recurring shoulder problems have rendered Sharpie a pernnial semi-finalist. Dangerous to anyone, but a couple year past her last slam. (Probably her 5th or 6th.)
Who's winning Wimbledon?
Go back four or five years, and we had a pretty good idea whod be winning Wimbledon for the next few years. Go back nine or ten years, and we had a pretty good idea whod be winning Wimbledon for the next few years.
What we have now, as far as I can see, is a couple VERY established veterans, Sharapova's shoulder, and a whole lotta maybe. Venus Williams seems as likely to win 2014 Wimbledon as anyone else on the tour. Except of course that's ridiculous.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.