If Venus Williams goes on to win tomorrow night and then in the final, it will give the Williams sisters three of this year’s four Grand Slams — an enormous comeback for them.
Yet, if we return to Mary Carillo’s point from two weeks ago — that the Williams sisters haven’t lived to their potential — here’s something that underscores it.
Serena Williams has finished only one year at number one; Venus Williams never has.
Here’s a look at the number of weeks some big names have spent at number one:
Sánchez Vicario 12
No one’s going to argue with their amazing record in the big tournaments. But just think how dominant they’d be if they played all the time.