Serena Williams is the only thing standing between the WTA and a global meltdown
Yesterday, the WTA finally paid the piper for "Generation Suck" and the flops of all the new "star" WTA players over the past several years.
Two complete no-names are in the Wimby semi's, and if Serena hadn't come up big and beaten Li yesterday, the Wimby champion would have been (and may still be) even more unknown than RG's Schiavone.
This Wimby shows that the "Big 5" of the Williams, the Belgians, and Sharapova can no longer be counted on to drive the tour. Consistent new young WTA stars are needed, and not merely flash in the pan, no-name, one-off performances at the Slams. WTA is thanking its lucky stars right now that they have still got Serena.