Reportedly the unpredictability in modern day women's tennis is not bad, says two time Grand Slam singles champion Mary Pierce, who also misses the ''serve and volley'' style and rivalries of the old time. Pierce had won the Australian Open (1995) and her home major French Open (2000), apart from two doubles Grand Slams in a successful career, in which she touched the world number three rank in 1995.
The men''s tennis is literally owned by the ''Big 3'' when it comes to winning the majors but different champions are emerging in the women''s game. Japan''s Naomi Osaka won the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open but struggled to repeat her performance at majors after that. It was Sofia Kenin who took home the 2020 Australian Open trophy. Meanwhile the 45 year old Mary said the game had evolved a lot since her playing days.
"It''s very different today. There were rivalries, there was depth. Every top-10 player wanted to be number one. Now it''s so open. You go to a tournament and you don''t know who is going to win Grand Slam because the player who wins a Grand Slam does not dominate the rest of the year. Mary, talking to a select group of journalists said "So, it leaves it very open and it''s exciting. I don''t think it''s bad. It keeps everyone hanging on. It'' interesting to see different players coming up every time".