Why does the USA system NOT produce top female players?
Understand what I mean by the 'system'. THe USTA, the tennis academies, and the agents. Players like the Williams sisters and Jennifer Capriati, are products of a personal regimen tailored to those players. The 'System' had relatively little to do with their development. Now go back to the beginning of the Open Era, and look at the slam winning American players.
BJK, Evert, Navrtilova, Seles, Davenport, Capriati, Venus, Serena
The only one of those players who's truly a product of USTA development is Davenport. Maybe you could argue BJK, but that's it. The next teir of Americans, Fernandez, Rubin, Shaughnessy ... well, Shaughnessy fell out with the USTA as well, but that wasn't their fault.
We have the resources, but we aren't producing the players. We still rack up a lot of Gold medals, so clearly we have female athletes. Which means the problem is the training. Seems to me that the whole 'academy' system is a cash cow that gives little milk.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.