Claycourt tennis is often a mere endurance contest and has nothing to do with variety or artistry or whatever.
Peak Jankovic was a pushing vulture.
Midranked players today are 79324235253 times tougher to beat than they were as late as 2006.
Women's tennis gets bashed all the time in the media because in the macho world of sports journalism pro reporters become bitter at being forced to cover a wussy sport such as tennis, and they feel even more embarrassed when that wussy sport is played by women in pink dresses.
VIP's results from mid 2007 to mid 2008 were an anomaly and not the rule.
Rock fights between women with 2-3 aces/unreturnables in each game and few if any BPs in each set are awesome unless my fave loses them.
Kvitova was, is and will remain a surface specialist.
The Olympic tennis tournament is irrelevant.
Petrova's 1R loss at 2006 RG was the catalyst that gave origin to the part-timer approach from several elite players and for the x-treme Slamism era in which we currently live, which in turn has allowed for the Slamless #1s to thrive, to everyone's detriment.