I think the stats show that Barty is underachieving at slams, despite the general consensus on TF being that her RG was a fluke of some sort.Haha, GOAT stat.
I don't really want to go into "lucky draws" argument because I cannot say Barty's draws were super hard, either (that RG draw says "Hello"). But those 37% success rate is a horrible one, feels as if Naomi truly does not have a plan B once put against the wall by the elite players and when things do not go her way. Barty looks steadier, also 6 top 10 wins happened just recenty so the gap looks a bit bigger than it should be.
BTW someone like Pironkova also has 12 top 10 wins. Has to show again about Naomi's devotion to the tour.
I don't think the stats show that Barty is underachieving at slams by a lot at least. Maybe by a little.I think the stats show that Barty is underachieving at slams, despite the general consensus on TF being that her RG was a fluke of some sort.
On the other hand, Osaka has been punching above her weight at slams and certainly has gotten through many easy draws, as she struggles the most VS top 10 players and she has managed to avoid them in 3 of her slam winning runs.
In fact, she had 3 top 10 wins at at AO 19, and just another top 10 win at a slam way back in 2017 vs Kerber.
And what's the context? Half of those top 10 wins are in the same tournament as well which she eventually won - 3 in AO, 2 in Beijing, 2 in IW. No top 10 wins in over a year in which she had those 2 slams and is arguably the best player. 4 slams but just 7 titles in total. That's another context.One more time for the people in the back.
This is so often forgotten on here.
This took me out 💀Barty had one of the easiest draws in history to win her French Open. Just one seeded player, the 14th seed (Keys). Half of the others were children. Let's just stop this, because she deserved that RG just like Osaka deserved her majors. Osaka has had to play Serena in two separate late round matches in majors, and her Kvitova match win, alone, is more than Barty has EVER done on a court. Period.
Let's just see what they both (and others) do for the remainder of the year and stop these Osaka bashing threads. She really doesn't have much else to prove this year; she already has a major.
I'm just telling the truth lmao. She played Marketa (19 at the time), Amanda (17), and Kenin (20). She played a resurgent(?) Petkovic (31), and three OTHER U.S. Americans who still haven't won a major. Kenin, the other U.S. American, is the only major champion of the bunch even now. Three of these girls couldn't even drink alcohol legally in the U.S. at the time. That draw was too gracious. It's like a misnomer tbh.This took me out 💀