Originally Posted by NashaP
How many people thought Maria would win the 2004 Wimbledon final or that Stosur would routine Serena in the 2011 US open final?
Well in 2004 Serena was injured most of the year, and Maria was 17. She had the shock value of being a teen, she ain't got it anymo'.
And, in 2011, Serena was coming back from the big injuries, and she retired from Cinci because of it. You can't expect her to win every single match, let alone when you've been this injured.
Now, she's on a heck of a streak, both on grass and on the tour, she's in the best form she's been in years, and nobody in the whole tournament
has won more than 3
games in a set against her, and no more than 5
games in a whole match.
Want more? Serena let 3
games to #1 Azarenka. Sharapova let 7
games to close-to-retiring Clijsters. I wouldn't compare.