All Tennis, All the Time
The only women who were able to dominate the game after turning 30, were/are Navratilova and Serena.
All other top players were fading (or retired) when turning 30...
Maria turns 31 next month...
All that is left for her, is decline....
"Never argue with an idiot - they take you down to their level and then beat you on experience"
"Don't wrestle with a pig: you both get dirty, but the pig actually likes it"
You must wonder why, given the extensive Russian doping campaign throughout sports, why Maria is being given a pass. Her father was a failed athlete who no doubt doped or was doped back in the day. For sure, she doped her, and from the start. 100%. That's why she kept the Russian team doctor as her personal physician even though she lives in Florida.
Why would you feel that the clay is her best option when (1) her shots are nowhere near as potent as they used to be and (2) she's slower than what she was and (3) clay takes the sting out of shots and requires more stamina? If anything, this will make her even more vulnerable than before and grass requires her to just hit hard which she can do but...these other girls are not intimidated by her and they hit harder and move better than her....? Sheer lunacy