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This articles talks about constantly changing women tennis circuit where there has been no notable dominant figure and very little challenges in relations to ther male counterpart
Unlike in men´s tennis where in recent times the dominance of major tournaments and grand slams has been rotating among the players ranked in the top ten, the women tennis circuit has not given anyone such luxury. This is not saying that the players in men´s tennis don´t deserve thieir successes but it is the abundance and dearth of talents and mediocres in women tennis that makes the circuit remarkable.
One would have thought the Williams sisters were going to dominate women tennis for a while when they broke into the top of the tour but for the unprecedented injuries, lack of motivations and attempts to to go into other areas of endeavour - specifically showbiz, left their tennis suffering. They virtually put an end to Matina Hingis dominance in the late 90s, that was when tennis will keep people away from daily chores and work. They - Williams sisters, were very promising but when they got the sceptre of leadership, they let it slipped and it has been slipping from everyone ever since.
The tradition had been that the world number one(s) tennis players were grand slams and other prestigious tournament winners but that has changed at least since the past three years. Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Dinara Safina and Caroline Wozniacki all became world number one without having to win any of the grand slam. These days, womens world tennis ranking changes within a wink of an eye, there had been women tennis player that held that position for just two months. The other day, I was watching a game of tennis and someone sitting next to me asked what Woznacki ranking was. I could not help being surprised that women tennis circuit has become a slippery ground where no feet holds.
This phenomenom is causing serious damage to women tennis rating, the world has seen players that makes women tennis very exciting to watch. These days, women tennis is merely being followed by people who still believes it still has something to offer. It is possible that the tour has improved tremendiously or fallen regretably because not one women tennis player has an edge over others. Even the world number one does not have any strong hold on the circuit, she sometimes played with such insecurity and lack of self confidence that left me asking how she got there.
Since I am not an ardent tennis player, I can hardly point the direction women tennis is going but obviously not upward. I think dominance of the circuit will make the challenges stiff like in men tennis where Novak Djokovic has been showing impressive form lately, beating Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer and Murray multiples times. Dominance will motivate other players to work hard to dethrone the dominant player and in turn bring back the zest that had made women tennis a beauty to see.