Re: Will Maria ever be in a TOP 5 again?
No threads for whether GOATs Kleybanova or Groth will ever win a match again?
The WTA is so up and down anymore that it's become almost a week to week proposition as to who's up and who's not. The days of players having dominant seasons like Court, King, Evert, Navratilova, Graf are gone until the players' bodies catch up, physically, with the physical demands of playing the kind of punishing tennis they play now. Serena knows better than to play week to week--she just cherry picks majors. Clijsters caught on to that. That will probably be the wave of the future.
Newsflash--Maria is never going to be a dominating No. 1 like all the tennis analysts once predicted. Big deal. Tennis hasn't had a dominant #1 since Graf. It's no big loss. What will be a big loss is if she can't get her mojo back in the big ones.
Will Sharapova win more majors? Yeah, I think so. Will she get back to No. 1? Maybe. I think she's a better pure talent than any of the players of her generation or younger. The losses come when she doubles the UEs of her opponents. Her game is too high risk for her level of confidence at the moment, and that is where Joyce needs to step in and make some changes.
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