Originally Posted by McEnborg
If Serena is SOOOO dominant, why has she lost several times to Azerenka, to Sloane Stephens recently and NOT have won a French since 2002. That is NOT consistently a dominant player.
Lets look at other players at 31 now:
Navratilova- In her 4 slams got spanked by 34 year old Chris Evert in the semis, lost to Natalia Zvereva (who lost 0 and 0 to Graf in the final) in the round of 16, lost to Zina Garrison even after Garrison choked a 6-4, 5-0 lead at the U.S Open in the quarters, and lost 12 of the last 13 games to Steffi Graf in the Wimbledon final. Lost 3 times that year to the useless 32 minute slam final loser Zvereva.
Graf- Wasnt doing anything since she retired at 30. Instead lets evaluate her at age 28 instead- lost 3 times in less than 6 months to Coetzer including a 6-1, 6-0 loss, and then went on to lose in slams to Schnyder, the aforementioned useless Zvereva who she had dished out the biggest all time slam final humiliation to 10 years younger, and Coetzer again twice.
Seles- Wasnt doing anything since she retired at 29. Her final slam title was at age 22 though.
Serenas loss to Sloane was purely injury related and you know that full well. So her worst true loss since last years RG, now as a 31 women, was losing to the winner of 2 of the last 5 slams and last years year end #1 Azarenka once (beating her the other 4 times they played in the last year, usually badly, and scaring her into a fake injury WD already once this year). Wow so horrible.