Though there are arguments that would back this point of view over recent years, the emergence of two new forces on the WTA should surely put an end to this.

When 23-year-old Aryna Sabalenka and 25-year-old Ashleigh Barty met in the Madrid Open final over the weekend, it was the eighth time that the two have faced off on court.

Their first meeting came in the first round of the Australian Open three years ago, and this year alone they have faced off in three-set matches in the Miami Open last eight, the Stuttgart final and then Saturday’s final at the Caja Magica. Read More