“The competition is very strong, and the girls are getting stronger and stronger and everybody is working hard,” Jankovic said. “I think it’s great for the game, and I think it’s also great for the spectators. It’s great entertainment because you never know who is going to win.”
Serena Williams agreed that the women’s game has become much more competitive than the days when only three or four players were legitimate contenders. She feels she is playing better than when she was dominating the sport but has to struggle more to win.
Somehow though, I don't think its a bad thing to have a dominant player, a la Justine in 07. It pushes the others to raise their game and become better players. I believe Federer is a good example of that. He was so dominant and it took a while for the top 3 guys to be able to beat him, and consistently. They all put in so much hard work into fitness and getting every shot right developing into the force they are today. Having tennis players that are really good at the top, I believe motivates a lot of other players to work that extra bit harder to overcome their weaknesses and find their right game. Having said that, variety is good for the fans- as long as its all consistent and top notch.
If you agree with this you are stupid. All you have to do is look at the ATP and the Big 4 in tennis. Can the WTA come even close to matching that? If not then the WTA isn't even close to its best ever. The defending champion isn't even at the Australian Open and the WTA is at its best ever? If this is honestly the best the WTA has to offer they might as well close up shop now.
The top seeds can't just snooze their way into the 2nd week of majors anymore and that's a great thing.
In Re: Serena:
I think she's playing smarter tennis (but with a more Safin-like demeanor, which sometimes goes off the boil ), but I agree that she's not the physical specimen she once was. She CAN get fitter and make the most of her gifts, but she doesn't have to.....so she won't....until she has to (again).
No way it's getting better. It's only deeper because of so many injuries and because the quality at the top is not as good as it was.
I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.
Originally Posted by darrinbaker00
When will you learn that "pushers" never make it past the club level, let alone #1 on the WTA computer? Will it be too late?