Coincidence or not, the professional Tennis in both male and female circuits, is getting through one of its greater `killer competition` eras, especially throughout the last three years. If on the ATP Tour, Novak Djokovic is the one who pulls the strings, on the WTA Tour it is Serena Williams who`s in charge of almost all that matters. The first half of 2016 was rather unfruitful for Serena even though she reached the finals at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.

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Eventually, it was Wimbledon which gave her a full opening of her wings. Prior to her Wimbledon triumph, some question marks regarding her retirement from the professional tennis were made.

Serena kept herself out of the chaos.

The beauty of the WTA Tour resides mostly upon the unpredictable nature of its competitors. If a men`s match it`s easier to predict based on the rankings and other stats, in the WTA Tour things are different as there are so few players able to justify around the clock, their ranking spot.

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In order to give some credibility to this statement, a look at the WTA official ranking is more than enough. The gap between the 10th place in the ranking currently seized by Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia and the 50th spot held by Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) is around 1900 points which value is the same as the slit separating Serena Williams from Angelique Kerber (2 WTA). It`s quite a compression giving the idea of what sort of Brownian motion governs the WTA Tour. Moreover, it is the perfect way to understand how good Serena is.

Unforeseeable future without Serena.

Ask any tennis addict or specialist in this field to predict which player will be able to fill Serena`s shoes and he or she will be staring in vain and have nothing to work with. Currently, there are dozens of skillful players on the WTA Tour but none of them managed to live up to the expectations. Players like Madison Keys, Belinda Bencic, Garbine Muguruza are the most recent ones who entered the list.

They are around 20 years of age and the future looks bright for them. Of course, there are others like Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and Dominika Cibulkova who made a name for themselves in the past seasons. Still, none of them found that specific `medicine of success` that a legitimate successor must possess.

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