Re: 2010: Williamses, Clijsters, Sharapova, 'Henin' back on top? 08-09 'break'years?
I was thinking about the state of the tour today. Honestly, I believe a lot of the players on top would not be if the more talented players of this era were not plagued by injuries, fragile mentality, and personal issues. If Hingis, Clijsters, and Henin never retired, Golovin and Sharapova not injured, and Dokic did not have family drama I believe the top 10 (in no particular order) would be:
Henin, Clijsters, Hingis, Serena, Venus, Sharapova, Dokic, Golovin, Dementieva, and Ivanovic (Ana would not have been number 1, and would have had more time to adjust to being a top player and a real contender at slams. Then no mental collapse).
Kuznetsova, Safina, and Jankovic would be in at times, but not there consistently. Azarenka, Radwanska, and Wozniacki would all be breaking through, getting close to top 10.
Wow, what could have been....
Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale
Vandeweghe ~ Mattek-Sands ~ King ~ Hampton ~ Riske ~ Glatch ~ Brengle ~ Rogers ~ Stephens ~ Boserup ~ Davis ~ Keys ~ Lepchenko ~ Falconi ~ Chirico ~ Crawford ~ Gibbs ~ Pegula ~ Min ~ Townsend ~ Duval ~ Vickery ~ Bellis ~ Ahn