^ I kind of agree to a certain extent. As a belgian though and growing up during the Henin - Clijsters - Williams era I can't help but being more related to women's tennis. I remember the matches between those 4 like yesterday, it was def. one of the highest level era's in Women's tennis. Ofcourse that conclusion is very biased, because I wasn't alive during alot of women's era's. Henin defeating both Serena and Venus at the US open in 2007, Henin - Clijsters during the brisbane final in 2010, semifinals of wimbledon, Epic masters,... The paradox is though that when the both of the four made a GS final the matches were most of the time dreadful lol. Aside from those you also had Davenport, Capriati, Mauresmo, and even Sharapova,... I still remember that final against Justine Henin at the US open in 2006. Sharapova her power tennis was just out of this world. Sadly she never was able to regain that level of play.
The consistency of high level women players you can relate to nowadays is just almost non - existent. Serena is easily dominating women's tennis nowadays because of that. Radwanska, Azarenka & Sharapova are the only other three that have a certain degree of consistency. It's the main reason why players like Schiavone, Bartoli win a GS or the likes of Errani making a GS final. Those were the perfect sub toppers in the previous era and now they win a GS when they are 'older' players. I'm not saying these players suck, they are very good, but the constant shift in top ten players is evident, surprise players making GS SF (Pennatta making the US SF),... Women's tennis is still in the bin.
It make it less predictable ofcourse (apart from Serena). Potential top players just make a high, but can't handle the pressure afterwards (Ivanovic, Jankovic, Petrova, zvonareva, Kvitova,...). It's time within the next three years for a new generation to stand up.
The biggest issue may be the fault of the williams sisters, well you can't blame them ofcourse. I'm just saying that the power tennis they brought onto the courts is the kind of power tennis all the players wanna imitate. Which leads to alot of awful hit and miss matches. Power tennis in Women's tennis took an ugly form. I have the feeling that's going better now though, more and more players are starting to find/search for other solutions against the feared power tennis. Women's tennis still seems to be in a restoring phase though & I'm starting to wonder how much longer it will last.
That being said, I still love women's tennis
. We also shouldn't forget that the men's game has just been blessed since the federer - nadal, and after that Fed - Nad - Djokovic - Murray era. Those extraordinary players make the women's game look worse in a certain way. If you know what I mean.