Join Date: May 2001
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Re: When will the next Star emerge in women's tennis?
quote*: tennisforadults: Look, it really depends on what you define as having 'slam winning potential'.
If Safina has reached 3 slam finals, I call that slam winning potential. She's basically one match away from winning a slam 3 times.
Wozniacki and Jankovic both reached a grand slam final each. I would call them both as having slam winning potential.
Your judgement of whether these girls have slam-winning potentials is clearly clouded by your disdain/contempt of their abilities.
If they win a slam, it's more likely to be because of a lack of any real top player.
I get what the thread starter is trying to say. There's no real upstart that has the potential to dominate the tour. Safina may have reached three GS finals, she's not exactly someone other players fear. She's never considered the favourite before the start of a GS.
The times Sharapova won her slams, she was on a mission. You had to wonder who could beat her because she looked so dominant. Same for a lot of the slams Serena and Venus won, and Kim and Justine.
(* have to put quotes in italics since for some reason I can't post replies when there's a quote in it)
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