Originally Posted by Craig.
I honestly don't think it's fair to call Maria an overachiever. She was terrific in her teen years. And she played terrific tennis to win her 4 slams (though granted her RG draw was a bit of a joke). She's always had certain limitations in her game that have prevented her from being truly dominant, but her mental toughness, desire, intensity made up for that. No, she won't win every match/every tournament. Yes, she'll have horrid losses. She's not THAT great. But she's still great. Just IMO.
Agreed. To this day I still wonder what her career would have been like if not for her shoulder injury.