Re: When will the next Star emerge in women's tennis?
I agree with the main point made by the original poster, where is the young hungry fearless 18/19 year old that is going to shake up the old guard like Graf did, Seles did, the Williams sisters did, Hingis, Capriati, even back to Tracy Austin and Andrea Jaegar. We haven;t had anyone since Sharapova and IMO none of the current crop look likely.
Azarenka, Wickmayer, Lisicki all have power but are too inconsistent. Radwanska and Wozniacki have a steadier game but is their game big enough? Oudin looked promising at the USO but hasn't followed it up fully. Will Sharapova or Ivanovic ever reach the heights they did as they are still young. With the Williams, Henin, Clisters, Dementeiva all closer to 30 than 20, the WTA needs some young stars to take their chances.
Petra Kvitova Steffi Graf Justine Henin
Elena Dementieva Angelique Kerber Amelie Mauresmo Johanna Konta
Simona Halep Andrea Petkovic Svetlana Kuznetsova Maria Sharapova Heather Watson