Originally Posted by 18majors
Time may be different but it does reinforce how special Maria was, to win 1st WTA title at 16 and Wimbledon at 17.
I admit I've been spoiled by Maria's success over the years. Her mental strength and maturity on the tennis court at an early age was amazing. There was no let down after Wimbledon. Yeah, it took her 2 years to win another major, but she was still winning tournaments and contending for slams in between. Her ability to sustain success and consistency on the court year after year when healthy has been one of her greatest attributes.