Re: Can Masha further eclipse Venus by winning more slams?
Obviously, Masha has NOT eclipsed Venus in singles. In the Court-King era, and mostly before, the top singles players also played doubles on a regular basis. Navratilova-Shriver, Connolly played in a weak doubles eras. Evert rarely played doubles. The same is true of Connolly, Graf and others. Sveta is not a great singles player. She has periods of greatness but has been very inconsistant throughout her career. Kim, in another weak doubles era won a few slams, when she was not winning slams in her first career. Today's singles game takes more physical effort, so it is understandable that the top players cannot do both. The Williams, bigger and more talented than most today, only play slams, often on their days off from singles. Still, their doubles accomplishments are admirable but should not affect their ranking as singles players. Serena would still be the greatest of her era even if she Never won a doubles title. Most pushing doubles here are trying to elevate Venus over others, especially Henin.