Providing an outlet for OCD since 2004
Looks like you're right -- Jennifer Capriati won the Australian Open in 2002. Since then, American Grand Slam champions have been exclusively the Williams sisters, with the exception of, if I remember right, a single US Open championship by Andy Roddick in maybe 2003? I used to play tennis for exercise, and kind of wish I'd kept it up, but there were too many win-at-all-costs assholes in the rec level league. And if you ever get to see a live tennis match, you find out why they're called pros. Television for some reason seems to slow things down. Professionals hit unbelievably hard but controlled shots.
why do we get to win everything?
The American contingent in men's tennis is pretty dire right now, but there are a number of promising heirs apparent to the Williams sisters that are starting to come into their own.If you want almost-instant gratification, Sloane Stephens will be playing a 2nd round match at the Australian Open late tonight, and Madison Keys will play a 3rd round match some time tomorrow.
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