Doha: World No 4 Simona Halep said yesterday that Serena Williams' dominance of women's tennis could be coming to an end with every Grand Slam now 'open to win' for the top players.
World No 4 Simona Halep of Romania
Speaking in Doha where she is preparing to compete at the Qatar Open, the Romanian said victories by Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open in January and Flavia Pennetta's US Open triumph last September had inspired others in the top 10.
No 1 Serena Williams
"I think now every tournament is open to win. Everyone can win," she said.
"I know Serena is still there and very strong, but if Angelique won this (Australian Open), Pennetta won the US Open, I can believe more that I have a chance to win.
Every player thinks the same. It's a chance for us to fight and believe that we can win a Grand Slam.
I do now. We just need more time. Why not to believe that we can beat also Serena."