Originally Posted by Icky80
There's hardly a great divide between Renka and Shar, but there's no denying that the former is currently the better player. Beating Serena does not give her great separation from Sharapova, especially a Serena who was not at top form. Tennis is all about match-ups. And Renka matches up better with Serena. They don't have as much history as Serena and Maria do. And in order to beat Serena, even a Serena not nearly at her best, you gotta be able to move. Shar can't. But before the WTA becomes all about the "big 2" Shar has got to get it together. I'm fearing that her lack of confidence against Serena and to a degree Azenrenka will bleed into her other match-ups and we might see her ranking slip further.
Nobody say beating one player makes the other one best. The way she tackled Li in AO-2013 final was too good to ignore. The way she handled yesterday Aga was superb. Maria also beaten Aga at last year YEC -2012 but the scoreline
. Also 2012 Maria has been regarded as better Maria after 2008.When did Vika was bagled by any player including Serena like Maria was bagled in hands of Rena at Olympics 2012(6-0,6-1 scoreline.)