Remember when Serena, Venus, Hingis, Capriati, Seles, etc ushered out the boring era of women’s tennis led by Arantxa Sánchez Vicario? Well, that revolution is long over, and this U.S. Open has been the final stake to the heart to the women’s game.
Today, in the Observer we aruge that the thing that made women’s tennis so great–the personalities, the rivalries–is precisely the formula that has brought men’s tennis at this Open into another golden age.
“Men’s tennis is at the point where no matter what happens, it’s interesting,” said Jon Wertheim, the writer for Sports Illustrated. “‘Federer gets his mojo back and wins a Slam and shuts up his critics!’ ‘Federer loses and the wheels have really come off!’ ‘Nadal wins and it’s the best year since Rod Laver!’ ‘Djokovic wins and he wins two slams in one year!’
As for the women…well, maybe Serena or Venus can win.