Claycourt tennis is often a mere endurance contest and has nothing to do with variety or artistry or whatever.
I don't recall your thoughts about the Henin era, what did you think of her abilities on clay?
Peak Jankovic was a pushing vulture.
I love her, but I don't think it's an unpopular opinion...
she was just very good at pushing.
Midranked players today are 79324235253 times tougher to beat than they were as late as 2006.
Did they improve or do the the top players suck more nowadays?
VIP's results from mid 2007 to mid 2008 were an anomaly and not the rule.
That's what I start thinking. She was playing fearlessly and maximized her game.
Kvitova was, is and will remain a surface specialist.
Maybe she can snatch a few AOs though.
The Olympic tennis tournament is irrelevant.
True, but at least it's nice when your fave wins it
It was so good when Justine brought home Belgium's sole gold medal
Petrova's 1R loss at 2006 RG was the catalyst that gave origin to the part-timer approach from several elite players and for the x-treme Slamism era in which we currently live, which in turn has allowed for the Slamless #1s to thrive, to everyone's detriment.
But the WS have started doing that before Petrova, and Clijsters was still vulturing many tournaments in 2006. Sharapova, Henin, Mauresmo, and the Serbians (elite players in 2006-2007) were playing 14-15 tournaments per year, which is the norm as they were going deep in draws.