Monday, November 10, 2008

No dominant female tennis player in 2008

Grand Slams, as well as the masters are over, and you can't say there was one female tennis player dominating. Jelena Jankovic's number one spot was reward for her consistency despite she failed to win any Grand Slam this season. Year started brightly for Maria Sharapova, but after winning Australian Open injuries prevented her to continue her form. Ana Ivanovic showed much more than glimpses of her talent by winning French open, while Williams sisters won remaining two Grand Slams.

Williams sisters on given day are no match for any other competition but they are prone to injuries, and sometimes even look not to be fully concentrated on game. Hopefully next year Sharapova will fully recover, and hopefully we'll see the same if not more from other Russian girls like Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina that showed some excellent matches throughout the year. Serbian girls Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic will probably continue their battle for the best female tennis player in Serbia (this year Jankovic was far better). And who knows we could even see rise of some young players as well (our favorite is Caroline Wozniacki).

Jelena Jankovic will have tough time defending her No.1 spot next season

All in all, we could expect another interesting tennis season with many girls aiming for that top spot at the end of the year. Dominance of just one player? Highly unlikely.

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