Originally posted by Seles
Henin has beaten a Williams this year.
Clijsters has beaten a Williams this year.
Rubin has beaten a Williams this year.
Seles has beaten a Williams this year.
Schnyder has beaten a Williams this year.
Testud has beaten a Williams this year.
While yes they're on top of the game and playing the best tennis out there - they are not completely invincible. They do lose. Until they finish the year with losses against only one another, I don't buy your statement that: most are quite shell shocked and a couple have already started to spiral downwards.
i agree w/ Tee - the fact is, you actually have to go and search for the 6 names that have beaten a Williams (and not just Serena or Venus, A williams, please note that there are two of them). ALL the other names are not like that. i mean, you basically proved tee's point - you found SIX names that have combined to beat two people all year. and technically, you could call it seven and add Meghann Shaughnessy to the list, but i don't think she really counts (she beat serena at sydney before OZ). and please note that none of those players have repeated. none of them (not even my favorite has troubles, and yes, please note that my favorite is lindsay, not either venus or serena, and for the record, i like serena more anyway.) and all things considered, its bound to happen - you just cant have a million-and-zero record against someone, probabliity says that won't happen - but that's another story.
ooooo - about what you said.
along w/ what was already commented above, venus has dominated the tour as well. while her record is not as good as it was last year or in 2000, let's look at it. ok, so a 60-7 record isn't AS good as a 46-5 record, in your opinion. fine. but let's look at that 60-7 record. 4 losses have been to serena. so that makes her record 60-3 if you discount serena. as if that wasn't amazing. that means that she's played 14 tournaments and won 7 of them, lost in the final in 3 majors to serena, hasn't lost in the quarterfinal ever this year, and even then she's lost in one quarterfinal and two semifinals. that's 11 finals in 14 tournaments. that's not dominating? where are YOU living - in a cave? i mean honestly, what does she have to do - win every tournament, beat serena all the time? even in 2000 and 2001, venus and serena dominated the tour. venus did the winning overall, but when they were separated, serena contributed to the williams household trophies too. there is no way you can say that they haven't dominated this year. that's absurd.