Sorry but that makes no sense whatsoever.
I said disregard Justine's 2010 clay season while you try globalize on whole of Serena's 2012. Nice try but doesn't work.
Rena won the AO 2007 playing the greatest display of tennis in a GS F according to her fans.
You really gotta bring some serious more evidence to contradict the fact that Serena wasn't still in her prime in 2007.
Are you really saying Serena of 2007 was her prime?
She actually looked good at the beginning of the year, even until the French Open. But, the injury that happened against Hantuchova at Wimbledon is when things went downhill. She had a nasty fall on her thumb that affected her ankle too. She only won that match because the rain saved her. She didn't practice that entire summer and picked up a racket, according to her, just a week before the Open. She was in a thumb cast for almost 2 months up until that point. Because of this, she couldn't practice and picked up a few pounds over the summer. There is no way in hell Serena was in match shape the second half of the year considering she had the ankle and even more serious thumb injury from the fall at Wimbledon.
Rena tards are quick to advance the Sarin short decline theory but if you estimate that decline to be between 2004 to 2007, she still has 2 majors including one she won being ranked over the top 50 and 1 GS F. She also made 5 consecutive GS QF up until AO 2008.
2004, she was just coming back from a major surgery. She looked good, but not even close to her 2003 level. A surgically repaired knee is NEVER the same and considering movement was such a big part of her game, the fact that her movement wasn't the same in 2004, is a big deal. And, she played like 11 tournaments in 2005 and the following year with losses to the likes of Hantuchova and Jill Craybas at Wimbledon. Those were the worst years of her career marred with injuries and being out of shape. Do you want the pictures posted from those years?
Ok, even if we accepted the famous decline theory how long did it last ? Serena hit a huge peak in AO 2007 and beat Justine in Miami 2007. You Rena fans are just too desperate, from there on now Justine was just too good.
Again, Serena was in form the first half of 2007, even at the French Open. The fall at Wimbledon is when the decline happened, she couldn't practice, put on a few pounds, and went into the US Open that year with no matchplay so her endurance was not as where it was before and she barely practiced going into the event.
And, Justine was too good? If, this were the case she should have continued playing. When Serena got back to optimum shape and fitness in 2008, she crushed Justine in Miami in 2008 easily with a bagel. It is not Serena's fault that Justine decided to call it quits. She was unmotivated and not in best shape physically, so even if she did decide to play, Serena would have been the least of her worries considering she didn't want it anymore.
Serena was winning 2 majors a year in a weak field from 2008 to 2010 (though in 2008 she only had 1) whilst in end 2011 and 2012 she still has none. Serena had 1 GS and 1 GS F from 2004 to 2006 -- 1 GS QF.
Serena won her first 7 majors with one of the best fields in women's tennis beating Capriati, Hingis, Davenport, Graf, Venus, Mauresmo, Henin, Clijsters, Seles, etc. So, don't use the 'weak field' theory, considering Serena has excelled in one of the more dominant and consistent fields of top players in recent memory.
Even if you cut it per 2 years, 2004-2005 2006-2007 -- She has at least 1 GS F and/or W during these this grouped period -- yeah she was declining or on the decline phase, just whatever rocks your boat.
Because Pierce who was still recovering from injury, lost 6-1 6-1 in the QF and a Venus Williams who reached a fluky RG F was competition ?
So, if Sharapova wins RG this year, it is a fluke right? Even if she beats Errani in the final? Serena beat two former RG champions, including the defending champion in winning her lone RG title, and has beaten 4 Top 10 players here. Sharapova hasn't beaten 1 Top 10 player here, EVER.