I have heard of this curse outside of tennisforum but no one seems to have mentioned it on here? The curse is with regard to the champion of the tournament
Is it like the Shakespeare play that you shouldnt say the name of?
Here is the curse and how it has manifested itself.
2013 update, Sharapova wins. After ok clay season dismal performance at Wimbly and then out for 6 months with a flare up of her shoulder injury
2012- Vika wins IW as part of a 26 win run to kick off the year. She has not won a tournament since.
2011- Caro wins IW coming off her best run of form (winning 5 P5/PMs in a row, US and Oz SF, YEC Final). Basically has been almost downhill ever since (With no premier 5 or mandatory, GS finals or better since and falling out of the top ten).
2010- JJ wins. Despite a good follow on season since she hasnt won a title since (in almost 3 years!!!). Fallen out of the top 20 (and even out of the top 30)
2009- Vera wins. Injures ankle and takes more than a year to really recover (falling out of the top 20 in the process).
2008- Ana wins. Wins upcoming FO but then thats about it (no need to run through the many downs again!)
2007- Daniela wins. Unfulfilled career
2006- Maria wins. Not too sure about curse this time although future serious injury problems?
2005- Kim wins. Not too sure about curse this time although career plagued with injury?
2004- Justine wins then gets Mono
2003- Kim wins then loses to Justine in the next few slam finals (and injury plagued career).
2002- Daniela wins. Unfulfilled career
What do you think?