Originally Posted by DMP
Don't the Williams sisters rather destroy your argument? It seems to me that they play(ed) only part-time, yet had some pretty good results. It seems to me they prove that even today the very best singles players are better than the regular doubles teams.
Women's doubles technique does in fact more often mirror the women's singles game, not so in men's tennis. Often they will serve and stay back, rarely in the men's game.