Originally Posted by Gowza
i agree that venus hasn't played much and kim has taken advantage of that. she is arguably the #2 player because put it like this. could venus play at the level she does for the amount of time kim has played? kim has played lots of tournaments and done well in all of them, if venus was to play the same amount of tournaments and have the same schedule (play tournaments equal days/weeks apart as kim) would venus be able to keep up her level of play like kim has been able to?
unless this actually happens we will never find out. venus maybe have a high level of play/quality than kim but she doesn't play for as long. kim has a lower level of play/quality but plays more tournaments and more matches.
that was a very good point, but explain where the need is? for if venus had played 1 more tournie, (understand you could still arugue your point) Kim would not even gotten the Chance to look at number 2, so really you can't say venus playing the same tournies as kim consistenly would even things out. I think 13-15 tournies, if you have done as well as Venus Williams has done, w/out a doubt you should and can be at the top of the game, even ahead of someone doing good in 20 + tournies. Asking what is the difference? The Difference is, in just about all tournie comparison, Venus has done better than Kim Clijsters so far. And b/c Venus didn't play 1 tournie, and the other was Cancelled, her number 2 spot was given up. Now I could actually understand Kim deserving of number 2 if Venus had skipped like 5 tounies, than Kim would deserve her number 2 spot, but it is very clear, than b/c of 1 tournie, venus lost number 2.
And I don't believe with the quote of......."inorder to b at the top of the game u have 2 b ready to take advantage of ur opportunites........."
that sounds more like ignorance, when you follow it up w/ Venus hasn't done it, (1 tounie? pleazee)
The quote should be, inorder to get to the top of the game, you have to go through the top, consistenly beat them, beat everyone else, and hold ur own when you get there.
Something Serena has done, and something Venus has done, and Something kim has done. Serena owns the top spot, she beats everyone ranked below her, does not loose on a regular basis, Venus, same, but looses a lil more often that Serena, and the same thing goes for kim. Venus problem is Serena and Kim's problem is Serena and Venus.