Next 'Great' Player
going back to just before the Open Era ....
Margaret Court Smith, and her Challenger, BJK.
Smooth transition to Evert-Navratilova.
Smooth transition to Graf-should-have-been-Seles-but....
Smooth transition to ... Serena? Well, Venus-Hingis-Henin all had their day, but, in the end ....
Have we already seen the next 'great'?
Sharapova would have to have a 25-30 (years old) like Serena, but we'reseeing it, so it's possible.
Azarenka? Resume to dte doesn't scream double-digit slams. Maybe five of six.
Stosur? Li? found slam winning form too late.
Kvitova? IMHO, best case is a Davenport-type career. Which ain't chopped liver.
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