Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Serena Williams - the naked number one

No offense to Dinara Safina, but this shit really had to come to an end. It was getting more ridiciulous with every single match, setting new low standards for the WTA Tour. On Monday Serena Williams will overtake the Russian as the new world No.1.

Serena on the cover of the ESPN magazine

Serena, an eleven time Grand Slam champion, is someone who is more likely to be associated with the top spot and by many seen as the true world No.1 at the moment. This is the key argument she uses, while explaining why she deserves to be on the top of the standings, buty if you look closely at her results this year - they've been far from impressive (besides the Grand Slams). The American hasn't won a tournament outside of the Grand Slams for more than 1,5 year!!! From Miami til the French Open she couldn't win a single match, going on a 4 match losing streak.

Serena reaching the top spot perfectly exemplifies, that there's no real No.1 at the moment on Tour. Nobody has fully taken the initiative since Justine Henin's departure, so it won't surprise anybody if she would recapture her reign of the WTA. And it is kinda funny, that the only person, who right now looks like keeping her away from doing it - is her countrywoman - Kim Clijsters. We'll wait, we'll see as all this developes. If the Belgiums come back for good, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva will be kicking their own asses for not using the best chance ever, to make it the top of the rankings asd all the other players did...


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