There. I figure I can save some space and future tournament predictions by just going ahead and listing her as the winner for this year's Slams. That way I take all the guesswork out of the equation!
Williams won her 10th singles Major in pretty dominating fashion over Dinara Safina, 6-0, 6-3. I personally didn't think Williams would get past Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round just because her preparation had been so sketchy. But I guess when it comes to Williams, you have to throw that out the window.
Plus, she's back at number 1 now, she set the all-time career earnings mark for women athletes during the tournament and she won her eighth doubles Slam with sister Venus. All in all, I'd say the past two weeks have been pretty good for her.
But in regard to the number 1 deal: My train of thought turned last year with Jankovic having it because she played all those weeks in a row. Now, I'm back to the popular opinion that you need to be seriously contending for every Slam you play in to have a shot at the top, something Serena's proven—and I guess will keep on proving until someone consistently stops her at the biggest stages.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.