BEIJING, China - Since Serena Williams turned pro in 1995, only four women have managed to record 70 or more match wins in a season - she will become the fifth if she beats Maria Kirilenko on Thursday.
1997 (71 match wins)
1999 (71 match wins)
2000 (77 match wins)
2003 (90 match wins)
2003 (75 match wins)
2007 (72 match wins)
2013 (69 match wins - a win on Thursday would be 70th)
I remember 2007, JJ had 50 wins until RG, or with RG, and it was a first time a player had that much since Chris Evert in 70s. Then she kind of slowed down and played just a tournament per week, insted of three simultaneously...