The women’s game is drawing more and more viewers every year and as it grows the former greats are declining and retiring.
Venus Williams is no longer the player she used to be, the same is true of Caroline Wozniacki. Sharapova has left the sport following questionable drug test results. Serena Williams is also very close to ending her illustrious career.
Her waining power was illustrated in the French capital as Spanish number one Garbine Muguruza defeated one of the greatest female athletes of all time and a woman that has been at the top of her game for years. She forged a famous rivalry with her sister which has become one of the most hotly contested rivalries ever in tennis.
Muguruza is coming of age. She came through her first round match of Wimbledon after suffering a scare from the young Italian, Camila Giorgi.
Wimbledon is a huge chance for Muguruza to prove that she is the real deal and at 22 she truly could be part of another wave of greats in women’s tennis. The Spanish player only turned professional in 2012 she has made remarkable progress since then.
Muguruza’s win at Roland Garros could act as a springboard for her to propel herself into pole position to lead in a new age of women’s greats.