Re: Do you guys think Maria will ever defend a major like Victoria just did?
Maria has improved a lot over the last few years and she came out really strong this year before that loss against Li.I think she'll have a good year.
Oh there's no doubt she will have a good year and be there at the "business end" of majors, but her athleticism, while improved, I don't think is good enough to beat the Vikas and Serena's that she will see in semis and finals at the majors. If Serena isn't there, Vika most likely will be. And as great as a second half 2012 as Serena had, her window is closing quick. I still think Serena will have a good year, but Vika is the future along with hopefully some other up and coming ladies.
WTA=WILLIAMS TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Venus Williams Wimbledon Champion (00,01,05,07,08)
US Open Champion (00,01)
Serena Williams Australian Open Champion (03,05,07,09,10,15,17)
French Open Champion (02,13,15)
Wimbledon Champion (02,03,09,10,12,15,16)
US Open Champion (99,02,08,12,13,14)