When the latest women's world rankings are released on Monday, they will still paint a picture of a group of clustered players with little to choose between them, all fighting for the top spot.
However, the Australian Open has shown beyond all doubt that the idea of equality in the women's game is an utter fallacy: Serena Williams is head and shoulders above the pack, with a level of dominance that shows no sign of abating.
A crushing 6-0, 6-3 victory over Dinara Safina in the final at Melbourne Park sealed a return to the No. 1 ranking for Williams and clinched her 10th Grand Slam title. The nature of the performance made it inevitable that, already, talk would turn to another potential "Serena Slam."
In 2002, Williams won the last three Grand Slam tournaments of the year, then took the 2003 Australian Open – meaning she held all four majors at once. Only five women have ever accomplished that feat, and Williams, having won last year's U.S. Open, is halfway to doing it again.Read More »from Serena pulls away from the pack