Originally Posted by Condoleezza
Same with Graf.
If she hadn't retired in 1999 but 5 years later she would have ended with about 26-28 slams. Sadly it was not to be ...
Court's 3 retirements each came when she was dominating the game. Graf's retirement came when she had won 1 out of the last 7 grand slams she played over almost 3 years, missing 4 others with injuries. How you think she was going to rebound at that point to win another 4-6 slams over the next 5 years, as she only got older, and the Williams sisters took the game to a higher level then it was during the Hingis reign, I can only imagine.