Originally Posted by marineblue
Well, this is an argument which can go both ways - when Caro was defeated by Maria after she lost her no.1 ranking she was no longer playing at her best neither.
The fact that the elite wasn't able to make it far enough to challenge her is their negative, not Caro's. She was the most consistent player at the time so they had many opportunities to face her. I think they'd lose against her anyway if they weren't able to beat lower ranked players.
It was only Kim and Caro back then. After Serena won Wimbledon in 2010, she had an offcourt injury. Then between Caro & Kim, they won Cincy, Rodgers Cup, New Haven US Open, Tokyo, Beijing, they met in YEC final, 2011 AO, Dubai, IW.
One of them won everything above a Tier 2 for 9 straight months.
But its totally different now. Serena, Vika, Maria win almost everything