Saturday, July 4, 2009

It's Serena

by Savannah


In a masterful display of serving Serena Williams defeated the defending Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams 7-6(3), 6-3. It's Serena's third Wimbledon, she last won six years ago, and she now holds three of the four Slam titles. Let the number one debate begin. Does being number one mean you're the most consistent or the best? It seems absurd that Serena is still number two. Quality points anyone?

3 comments:

TopSpin said...

Hi Savannah

I actually thought Serena was the stronger of the two sisters since the event began.

And then there was the Azarenka match and of course that epic with Dementieva.

Venus on the other hand didn't look the same as she has in years gone by - and it didn't of course help that she was untested throughout the Championships.

Savannah said...

Hi!

I said it about Murray and it applies to Venus as well. Being untested in a tournament does not make it easy for you in a semifinal or final. Serena had to fight her way past Elena into the final and she just seemed to be in a better place mentally.

calle said...

"Let the number one debate begin. Does being number one mean you're the most consistent or the best? It seems absurd that Serena is still number two. Quality points anyone?"

Hello Savannah. There is probably no argument at all that Serena is the player with the highest capacity on all surfaces except clay. However, the ranking system is about having the best results during the latest year. Serena has won 3 out of 4 GS (very impressive) but has almost no points from other tournaments, only one final from Miami. Safina has won 5-6 tournaments, two GS finals and two semifinals.

Is Serena the better player? Of course. Is the ranking system flawed? Not at all. All Serena has to do to get the keys to the WTA penthouse is to play (I mean play, not just show up) at some WTA tournaments. I totally understand if she is only interested in winning GS's and doesn't care about the WTA tour (exept Miami), she is a living legend, but then she shouldn't complain about the ranking system. The men have almost exactly the same ranking system, no problems there, and it should encourage players to play on the tour, don't you think.

What I'm saying is it is totally up to Serena if she wants to be no 1 or not, just do your best in some US hardcourt tourneys before US Open and she will be there.