Williams dominated tennis for much of her career, but at times, we saw other players step up, snatch a few events, and even become world number one. Caroline Wozniacki was one of those players as she became world number one when Williams played.
She actually played against Williams in the 2014 US Open final and lost that match. She also became world number one in 2010 when Williams had a foot injury and won the 2018 Australian Open, which Williams also missed.
In a sense, you can argue that her best career achievement came when Williams was away from the sport, and that shows how dominant the American truly was. If she played, she was number one and that was clear as day.
Having experienced that first-hand gives Wozniacki a chance to kind of compare the tennis landscape we have now to the past ones. She's fairly certain that Williams would have no issues dominating this current Top 10, much like she dominated it when she was at her peak.
"I mean, you can't really compare someone to Serena, in my opinion. I think when Serena was on, when she was playing her best tennis, I don't think anyone here would be able to beat her. I'm saying that with having played basically anyone on tour."
We're talking about the greatest player of all time, so very few in history will come close to her, and even then, it's a pretty wide gap. The comment was not ill-intended by Wozniacki, who praised this generation for having a lot of players that are playing at a high level.
"With that being said, I think we have very strong players, players that are performing at a very high level. I think we're pushing tennis in the right direction. I think there's a lot more players that are playing on a very high level. That's been a continuous thing for quite a while now."