I think Kim is the best athlete in the top fifteen outside of the Williams sisters. (Amelie could make a legit arguement I guess.) What she lacks a real overpowering weapon, like Serena's serve or Venus's backhand, or Jenn's forehand. She can get to net against hard hitters, but she doesn't always choose to do so.
Since RG 2001, she's gone QF, QF, SF, 3rd round, 2nd round, 4th round at the Slams.
She's never won a TIer I, but she's won several of the more prestigious Tier II's.
To me, it doesn't add up to #3. More like #5
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