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HoosReady

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I guess you overlooked Kenin and Davenport.


Kenin has won 1 major and made another final. And even though she has had a rough last year, she's still young and capable of winning more.

And I guess you completely forgot that Davenport won 3 majors, so we don't have go to all the way back to Evert for a multiple winner not the Williams sisters.

And with Gauff likely entering top 10 in the next 1-2 years and a possible multiple grand slam winner in the future, I wouldn't say US women's tennis is in that bad a shape.

While I agree that the top of women's tennis isn't nearly as "US Heavy" as in the past, in the near future there could be 3 active women's players who are grand slam winners and are threats to win again (I still think Stephens could win another, in addition to Kenin, Guaff in the future, and even Keys is capable if she gets hot at a major).

The reality is that tennis isn't nearly as popular in the US as it was 20-30 years ago. I don't see us getting back to when every generation had multiple US players winning multiple grand slam tournaments. I think those days are behind us. However, at least on the women's side, it's not nearly as precarious as it is for the men in terms of US players capable of winning majors.







[Post edited by HoosReady at 09/09/2021 6:42PM]

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Posted: 09/09/2021 at 5:51PM



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