Men’s game of tennis has its three glass towers intact for almost 15 years now. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have pulled off 58 Grand Slams since the Swiss maestro won his first Slam at Wimbledon 2003. Whereas in the women’s game the parameter of consistency is not similar to that of the men’s game. It keeps varying, and despite that, Serena Williams has managed to remain on the apex of a long time.
While supporting Roger’s proposal of merging the two tours, the Swiss professional Belinda Bencic highlighted the inconsistency factor in the women’s game. And she feels Williams is not dominant as she was before her pregnancy hiatus.
“I agree with Roger. It would only be logical, people are confused with the two organizations. It would be good if women and men played the same and equally endowed tournaments. Of course there are many points that still need to be discussed in detail. But it would be a great thing,” she told Blick.
“Right now, because they still have superstar players with Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer. It’s different with us women, Serena Williams doesn’t dominate anymore. But that also changes again. People like to watch women’s tennis and if ATP and WTA were together they would see both at once. I think many would appreciate that.”
Serena Williams’ consistency on WTA Tour
On the contrary, in the women’s Serena Williams and Simona Halep are considered to be the queens of consistency. In 2014, Halep stepped into the first-ten column of WTA as World Number 10, and since then she hasn’t left the premier roster.
Talking about Williams, as a mother in her late thirties she has reached four Grand Slam finals, and probably in the upcoming Majors she’s most likely to attain her most awaited 24th Slam title.
The women’s game hasn’t seen the consistency similar to that of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. Their level of dominance is insane. And probably the same rhythm of consistency is impossible to portray by any trio on the tour. Logically, it is futile to compare the two tours, as they are two completely different professional domains.