Re: Who do you think will be the next player to win career slam?
Honestly, Barty winning RG has made me think she has a chance.
I never thought she did before, but winning the most difficult slam on her worst surface now makes me think she a) believes she can win slams, and b) will have a much better chance of doing it on the easier surfaces for her.
Osaka has a long way to go on clay and even on grass, but I think she's hungry and driven enough to make it possible.
If Muguruza ever gets her act together again, it wouldn't surprise me if she did it. She's just as good on hardcourts as clay and grass. But yeah, not sure she'll ever get back to slam-winning form.
Angie's chances of winning RG have always been super low considering how much she fucking hates clay, but every year they get less as she ages. This year might've been her best chance, but illness and injury made it impossible. I don't really think Angie will do it.
I could potentially see Halep winning the USO or AO with a good draw, but Wimbledon will be a challenge. You need some variety in your game. Still, anything can happen!
Petra actually probably has the best chance to win big on all the surfaces, but since most of her career has been riddled by inconsistency and now age and injury are creeping in too, I wouldn't bet on it. I'd love it to happen though.
Azarenka could totally win the US Open. I don't know about RG and Wimbledon, though she did play quite well at RG this year. Personally I don't think the form we've seen since her comeback is slam-winning, but that level of fight and determination can't be taken lightly.
Stosur - Venus - Hingis - Diyas - Jankovic - Niculescu - Barty - Sabalenka
Gavrilova - Wozniacki - Kvitova - Zvonareva - Osaka - CSN - Sevastova
Aga - Cibulkova - Lisicki - Bencic - Cornet - Halep - Mladenovic - Davenport - Ostapenko
Some level of love/fascination for Ivanovic, Giorgi, Azarenka, Sharapova, Makarova, Kuznetsova