A series of shocking upsets in Rome including names like Serena and Venus Williams has made it clear that when it comes to clay, it's not power but the 'patience and precision' that fetch 'primal success'. Read on to know more about the changing equations in women's tennis.

Almost every year, the European clay sets the stage for an unlikely set of champions. As opposed the men's tour where almost every claycourt tournament has been won more than once by a certain Spanish Gentleman, the WTA superstars struggle to find form and fall victim to inconsistency, thereby setting the stage for the most unexpected results. Today, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez's title triumph in Rome proved that atleast on clay, there is no such factor as "domination" in women's tennis.