Wimbledon 2012: What Does Serena Williams' Win Mean for Women's Tennis?
Serena Williams is back on top of the tennis world.
Now the question is will she stay there and for how long? I know that she's not officially the No. 1 player in the world, but let's be honest, when she's on top of her game there's no one that can beat her.
Her victory at Wimbledon on Saturday was her 14th singles slam and adds to an already impressive legacy. There's no one that can ever take that away, whether fans like her or not.
The reality is that women's tennis has been looking for someone to take over the game. Many think it needs a dominant champion, or at least a few top players who will vie for every slam like on the men's side.
After Maria Sharapova won the French Open, many were quick to think she could stay at the top for quite a while.
That lasted a whole four weeks.
Now can Williams be the one to emerge as the top gun who will dominate?
I don't think so. I think Williams can dominate, but I'm just not sure if she can stay motivated long enough to be the dominant champion she once was.
I think it was great to see Williams win Wimbledon and get another title, much like with Federer. They are two great champions, but they are both 30 and I'm not sure either of them can dominate like they once could.
I think Williams' win is a reminder that she will be a factor until the day she retires. With that serve she will always have a chance. If she puts her mind to it she could win many more slams, but Williams has shown in the past that she can get really bored with the game.
I think Venus Williams is on the verge of retirement, and once she goes then Serena may not be far behind.
Either way it was great to see Williams grab another title, not to mention the doubles title with her sister. It's good for the game to have her winning titles.
I think the women's game is at a good place right now. The top three—Victoria Azarenka, Aggie Radwanska and Sharapova—aren't separated by many points, and Williams is solidly in fourth. I still think Petra Kvitova will make some noise this year. I think those are the five best players and will be the champions of the slams over the next couple years.
While it's a little more spread out than the men's game, it should make for some great matches. I love the top four on the men's side, but it's good to have more than just four possible champions at a slam.
I think Williams' win was good for her, and maybe even more importantly great for tennis. I think things are about to get even more interesting in the women's game.
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