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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness

Wonderful thread!!!! I want her to win the other two GSs so bad.
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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness

An australian open win would make my year!!! seriously. not like a match win...but you know...well im sure y'all undestand. lol.
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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness

great, great thread.

please add under achievements: holds the record for fastest serve at all four grand slam events!

also could include:

one of only ___ to get to the final of a grand slam on her first attempt (U.S. Open 1997)
first ever female tennis player to start own tennis apparel line.
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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness

Career records

Career money leaders as of September 14, 2009:

Rank Player Prize Money (US$)
1. Serena Williams 26,547,893
2. Venus Williams 24,159,89
3. Lindsay Davenport 22,144,735
4. Steffi Graf 21,895,277
5. Martina Navratilova 21,626,089

Clay court singles career winning percentage
Rank Player Wins Losses Win %
1. Chris Evert 316 20 94.1
2. Steffi Graf 268 29 90.2
3. Justine Henin 122 19 86.5
4. Monica Seles 142 25 85.0
5. Martina Hingis 109 25 81.3
6. Martina Navratilova 202 47 81.1
7. Gabriela Sabatini 196 49 80.0
8. Venus Williams* 122 35 77.7
9. Lindsay Davenport 120 35 77.4
10. Conchita Martinez 291 87 77.0

Hard court singles career winning percentage

Rank Player Wins Losses Win %
1. Steffi Graf 330 36 90.2
2. Chris Evert 303 36 89.4
3. Martina Navratilova 340 48 87.6
4. Monica Seles 303 57 84.2
5. Serena Williams* 268 52 83.8
6. Justine Henin 233 51 82.0
7. Kim Clijsters* 236 52 81.9
8. Venus Williams* 298 67 81.6
9. Maria Sharapova* 178 41 81.3
10. Lindsay Davenport 465 115 80.2

Grass court singles career winning percentage

Rank Player Wins Losses Win %
1. Martina Navratilova 305 39 88.7
2. Chris Evert 184 25 88.0
3. Venus Williams* 68 10 87.2
4. Serena Williams* 52 8 86.7
5. Steffi Graf 85 15 85.0
6. Maria Sharapova* 52 10 83.9
7. Justine Henin 45 10 81.8
8. Jana Novotna 79 21 79.0
9. Kim Clijsters* 40 11 78.4
10. Tracy Austin 43 12 78.2

Carpet court singles career winning percentage

Rank Player Wins Losses Win %
1. Martina Navratilova 516 58 89.9
2. Steffi Graf 189 23 89.2
3. Chris Evert 209 39 84.3
4. Serena Williams* 34 7 82.9
5. Martina Hingis 97 23 80.8
6. Kim Clijsters* 50 13 79.4
7. Monica Seles 98 26 79.0
8. Lindsay Davenport 93 27 77.5
9. Tracy Austin 85 25 77.3
10. Venus Williams* 50 17 74.6 oufffff

Most career singles wins over World No. 1 ranked player

Pos Player Wins World No. 1 Players Defeated
1 Martina Navratilova 18 :Chris Evert (13), Monica Seles (3), Steffi Graf (2)
2 Lindsay Davenport 14 :Martina Hingis (11), Jennifer Capriati (1), Steffi Graf (1), Amelie Mauresmo (1)
3 Venus Williams 13 :Martina Hingis (8), Lindsay Davenport (2), Serena Williams (1), Jelena Jankovic (1), Dinara Safina (1)
4 Steffi Graf 11: Monica Seles (5), Martina Navratilova (3), Lindsay Davenport (1), Martina Hingis (1), Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (1)
5 Gabriela Sabatini 10: Steffi Graf (7), Monica Seles (2), Martina Navratilova (1)
= Serena Williams 10: Martina Hingis (4), Jennifer Capriati (2), Justine Henin (2), Venus Williams (1), Lindsay Davenport (1)

For dose who think vee is just a grass player, venus is only the player in her generation to be in top ten on grass, clay, carpet and hard courts, just GREAT

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Historic Achievements

-Tied for 16th for most Combined Grand Slam titles won
-Tied for 12th for the all-time most slams won in singles, tied for 7th for most slams won in singles during the Open Era
-Tied for 11th for most doubles slams won during the Open Era
-Tied for 38th for most mixed slams won all-time.
-One of the 13 women in the Open Era to have made the finals of each of the Grand Slams.
-One of 3 women to win Wimbledon and USO in back-to-back years in the Open Era and one of 6 in all-time to do it.
-Venus and Serena are the only pair to have the Career Golden Slam in Doubles
-Has won the most gold medals in tennis by any woman and is tied for most in general with Reginald Doherty in the very early 1900s.
-First African American to win an Olympic Gold Medal in tennis
-Second woman to win both singles and doubles Olympic Gold Medals in the same year
-By winning the 2007 Wimbledon, she won the first equal prize money check and became the lowest seed (23rd) to win Wimbledon
-2001 USO final marked the first time in the Open Era that sisters played against each other in a Grand Slam final
-First African American #1 player in WTA
-Has 500+ Career Wins in singles
-WTA Player of the Year in 2000
-WTA Doubles Team of the Year in 2000
-WTA Prize Money Leader for the Year 2001
-WTA Most Impressive Newcomer for the Year 1997
-Whirlpool 6th Sense Player of the Year Award for 2008
I have some

2001
ESPY Award for Best Female Tennis Player
2002
ESPY Award Best Female Athlete
ESPY Award Best Female Tennis Player
2009
Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award

In 1997, Williams became the first woman since Pam Shriver in 1978 to reach the singles final of the US Open on her first attempt.
One of three women to win the Wimbledon singles title at least five times during the open era.
In Wimbledon 2009, Venus defeated then World No. 1 Dinara Safina in the semifinals 6-1 6-0 which was the biggest win over a reigning World no. 1 ever. It was also the shortest semifinal match recorded at Wimbledon, just 53 minutes long

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I have some

2001
ESPY Award for Best Female Tennis Player
2002
ESPY Award Best Female Athlete
ESPY Award Best Female Tennis Player
2009
Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award

In 1997, Williams became the first woman since Pam Shriver in 1978 to reach the singles final of the US Open on her first attempt.
One of three women to win the Wimbledon singles title at least five times during the open era.
In Wimbledon 2009, Venus defeated then World No. 1 Dinara Safina in the semifinals 6-1 6-0 which was the biggest win over a reigning World no. 1 ever. It was also the shortest semifinal match recorded at Wimbledon, just 53 minutes long
and the longest Wimbledon Final i guess??
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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness

im not sure about this...
but i heard it somewhere...
but didnt Venus achieve something like
longest str8 sets streak in a slam...
dating back from 2007 3R till this year finals??
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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness

Venus has bagelled
Serena-Justine-Kim-Martina

i think that shes the only one to have done it...
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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness

Here's a list of players and to put into perspective where Venus is among them based off the top 20 accomplishments/Road to GOATness

Martina Navratilova – 18/20
Serena Williams – 15/20
Venus Williams – 14/20
Margaret Smith Court – 14/20*
Billie Jean King – 14/20*
Martina Hingis – 13/20
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario – 13/20
Lindsay Davenport – 12/20
Jana Novotna – 12/20
Chris Evert – 10/20
Steffi Graf – 10/20
Lisa Raymond – 10/20
Helena Sukova – 10/20
Evonne Goolagong – 9/20*
Pam Shriver – 9/20
Cara Black – 9/20
Kim Clijsters – 8/20
Gigi Fernandez – 8/20
Justine Henin – 7/20
Monica Seles – 7/20
Natasha Zvereva – 7/20
Rennae Stubbs – 7/20
Virginia Ruano Pascual – 7/20
Virginia Wade – 6/20*
Hana Mandlikova – 6/20
Samantha Stosur – 6/20
Liezel Huber – 6/20
Rosie Casals – 6/20
Larisa Savchenko Neiland – 6/20
Svetlana Kuznetsova – 5/20
Maria Sharapova – 5/20
Amelie Mauresmo – 5/20
Jennifer Capriati – 5/20
Mary Pierce – 5/20
Tracy Austin – 5/20
Mary Joe Fernandez – 5/20
Paola Suarez – 5/20
Ai Sugiyama – 5/20
Vera Zvonareva – 4/20
Gabriela Sabatini – 4/20
Elena Dementieva – 3/20
Dinara Safina – 3/20
Anna Kournikova – 3/20
Corina Morariu - 3/20
Anastasia Myskina – 2/20
Jelena Jankovic – 2/20
Ana Ivanovic – 2/20
Conchita Martinez – 2/20
Julie Halard-Decugis – 2/20

Players used were Open Era players, players who were #1 in singles and/or doubles, and today's players.
*=Either there was no official ranking system for them to be #1, there was no YEC, no Olympics or no Miami or all of the above.

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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness

Venus is so amazing I just love her more and more every day.
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Here's a list of players and to put into perspective where Venus is among them based off the top 20 accomplishments/Road to GOATness

Martina Navratilova 18/20
Serena Williams 15/20
Venus Williams 14/20
Margaret Smith Court 14/20*
Billie Jean King 14/20*
Martina Hingis 13/20
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 13/20
Lindsay Davenport 12/20
Jana Novotna 12/20
Chris Evert 10/20
Steffi Graf 10/20
Lisa Raymond 10/20
Helena Sukova 10/20
Evonne Goolagong 9/20*
Pam Shriver 9/20
Kim Clijsters 8/20
Gigi Fernandez 8/20
Cara Black 8/20
Justine Henin 7/20
Monica Seles 7/20
Natasha Zvereva 7/20
Rennae Stubbs 7/20
Virginia Ruano Pascual 7/20
Virginia Wade 6/20*
Hana Mandlikova 6/20
Samantha Stosur 6/20
Liezel Huber 6/20
Rosie Casals 6/20
Larisa Savchenko Neiland 6/20
Svetlana Kuznetsova 5/20
Maria Sharapova 5/20
Amelie Mauresmo 5/20
Jennifer Capriati 5/20
Mary Pierce 5/20
Tracy Austin 5/20
Mary Joe Fernandez 5/20
Paola Suarez 5/20
Ai Sugiyama 5/20
Vera Zvonareva 4/20
Gabriela Sabatini 4/20
Elena Dementieva 3/20
Dinara Safina 3/20
Anna Kournikova 3/20
Corina Morariu - 3/20
Anastasia Myskina 2/20
Jelena Jankovic 2/20
Ana Ivanovic 2/20
Conchita Martinez 2/20
Julie Halard-Decugis 2/20

Players used were Open Era players, players who were #1 in singles and/or doubles, and today's players.
*=Either there was no official ranking system for them to be #1, there was no YEC, no Olympics or no Miami or all of the above.

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thanks for this. what is numerator and what is the denominator?
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Re: Venus' Road to GOATness


Well there are 20 things in the first post so that is the denominator and then the numerator is how many each player have won of those 20.

Also, changed the career summary post, I like it more now



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Well there are 20 things in the first post so that is the denominator and then the numerator is how many each player have won of those 20.

Also, changed the career summary post, I like it more now
thanks. duh!
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didnt Vee won more awards this November or something
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didnt Vee won more awards this November or something
It curious, venus has won 2 awards (and 1 to come)instead of winning "only" 2 titles this year.
i missed vee, some one has any twitter news?

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