Originally Posted by NashaMasha
conclusion - level of women's tennis is below pathetic
That's true and it's been the case for several years going now. Azarenka finally broke through after years on tour and Petra had a brief moment in 2011. But, other than that, where are the young up and coming stars on the WTA to challenge an older player like Serena? Maria was the last young phenom and that was almost 9 years ago.
And what has happened to the serving on tour? Whether it's Maria, Vika, Na, Petra, Stosur, Woz, and, heck, you can probably name every player other than Serena, their serves have been so prone to breaking down and being unreliable when needed most. I cringe at the serving in women's tennis and it's the biggest reason why Serena can consistently survive matches where she plays poorly. Hers is unshakable.
The bottom line is, nobody has the complete game and mental capacity to challenge Serena, even at 31-years-old and injury-prone.