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Greatest run to the title in a Grand Slam event(open era)

My vote goes to STEFFI GRAF 99 French Open

beats #1,2,3 to claim her final slam title. #22

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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She had good records against all of them. She was the fucking Steffi Graf!!
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Serena's US Open win in '99, she beat Seles, Hingis, Clijsters, and i'm not sure who else, but I think she beat the top 3 in the world? or was venus #3 at that time. I'm too lazy to do the research!!

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I think Venus had to beat all of the top players for all four of her grand slam victories, what's more, the players that she beat were the players that gave her the most trouble in her career(Hingis,Lindsay,Serena), and it was at a time when they were playing really well also!!

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Serena's US Open win in '99, she beat Seles, Hingis, Clijsters, and i'm not sure who else, but I think she beat the top 3 in the world? or was venus #3 at that time. I'm too lazy to do the research!!
Kim was a relative unknown at that time. That was a great run for Serena, kind of surprising that that win didn't start a run of slam wins for her.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Serena @ US open 1999

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give details...who she beat...thier ranking? her ranking...etc...flesh it out

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Serena '99 run:

Hingis #1, Davenport #2, Seles #4

"I told her, `You don't want to get into a hitting battle with Sharapova, because it would be uneven for Sharapova, because Sharapova only has one good side and that's her backhand,"'. "`You don't want to get into that for the simple reason you would win. So try to hit some balls to her strong side, to her backhand, and that would help you with your match for tomorrow

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Steffi 1999 gets my vote.

Although her Wimbledon win in 1989 has a rather impressive list of victims from the fourth round onwards .

Serena was pretty good to win the US open 1999 too .
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I think Venus had to beat all of the top players for all four of her grand slam victories, what's more, the players that she beat were the players that gave her the most trouble in her career(Hingis,Lindsay,Serena), and it was at a time when they were playing really well also!!
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Wimbledon July 9 2000
1 V Williams(5) - K Hrdlickova 6-3 6-1
2 V Williams(5) - A Sugiyama 6-1 6-4
3 V Williams(5) - N Dechy 6-0 7-6(4)
4 V Williams(5) - S Appelmans 6-4 6-4
QF V Williams(5) - M Hingis(1) 6-3 4-6 6-4
SF V Williams(5) - S Williams(8) 6-2 7-6(3)
F V Williams(5) - L Davenport(2) 6-3 7-6(3)

US Open Sep 10 2000
1 V Williams(3) - A Sidot 6-3 6-4
2 V Williams(3) - K Hrdlickova 6-1 6-1
3 V Williams(3) - M Shaughnessy 7-6(3) 6-1
4 V Williams(3) - M Serna 6-2 6-2
QF V Williams(3) - N Tauziat(8) 6-4 1-6 6-1
SF V Williams(3) - M Hingis(1) 4-6 6-3 7-5
F V Williams(3) - L Davenport(2) 6-4 7-5

Wimbledon July 8 2001
1 V Williams(2) - S Asagoe 6-2 6-3
2 V Williams(2) - D Hantuchova 6-3 6-2
3 V Williams(2) - E Likhovtseva(29) 6-2 6-2
4 V Williams(2) - N Petrova 6-2 6-0
QF V Williams(2) - N Tauziat(9) 7-5 6-1
SF V Williams(2) - L Davenport(3) 6-2 6-7(1) 6-1
F V Williams(2) - J Henin-Hardenne(8) 6-1 3-6 6-0

US Open Sep 9 2001
1 V Williams(4) - L Dlhopolcova-Q 6-2 6-3
2 V Williams(4) - M Tu 6-2 6-2
3 V Williams(4) - L Raymond(30) 6-3 6-4
4 V Williams(4) - S Testud(18) 6-4 6-0
QF V Williams(4) - K Clijsters(5) 6-3 6-1
SF V Williams(4) - J Capriati(2) 6-4 6-2
F V Williams(4) - S Williams(10) 6-2 6-4
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If Venus had won Wimbledon last year I'd have rated hers very highly as well.
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Venus

Wimbledon July 9 2000
1 V Williams(5) - K Hrdlickova 6-3 6-1
2 V Williams(5) - A Sugiyama 6-1 6-4
3 V Williams(5) - N Dechy 6-0 7-6(4)
4 V Williams(5) - S Appelmans 6-4 6-4
QF V Williams(5) - M Hingis(1) 6-3 4-6 6-4
SF V Williams(5) - S Williams(8) 6-2 7-6(3)
F V Williams(5) - L Davenport(2) 6-3 7-6(3)

US Open Sep 10 2000
1 V Williams(3) - A Sidot 6-3 6-4
2 V Williams(3) - K Hrdlickova 6-1 6-1
3 V Williams(3) - M Shaughnessy 7-6(3) 6-1
4 V Williams(3) - M Serna 6-2 6-2
QF V Williams(3) - N Tauziat(8) 6-4 1-6 6-1
SF V Williams(3) - M Hingis(1) 4-6 6-3 7-5
F V Williams(3) - L Davenport(2) 6-4 7-5

Wimbledon July 8 2001
1 V Williams(2) - S Asagoe 6-2 6-3
2 V Williams(2) - D Hantuchova 6-3 6-2
3 V Williams(2) - E Likhovtseva(29) 6-2 6-2
4 V Williams(2) - N Petrova 6-2 6-0
QF V Williams(2) - N Tauziat(9) 7-5 6-1
SF V Williams(2) - L Davenport(3) 6-2 6-7(1) 6-1
F V Williams(2) - J Henin-Hardenne(8) 6-1 3-6 6-0

US Open Sep 9 2001
1 V Williams(4) - L Dlhopolcova-Q 6-2 6-3
2 V Williams(4) - M Tu 6-2 6-2
3 V Williams(4) - L Raymond(30) 6-3 6-4
4 V Williams(4) - S Testud(18) 6-4 6-0
QF V Williams(4) - K Clijsters(5) 6-3 6-1
SF V Williams(4) - J Capriati(2) 6-4 6-2
F V Williams(4) - S Williams(10) 6-2 6-4
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If Venus had won Wimbledon last year I'd have rated hers very highly as well.

I agree...same had Hingis beaten Capriati in 01.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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If Venus had won Wimbledon last year I'd have rated hers very highly as well.
Yep!

Wimbledon July 6 2003
1 V Williams(4) - S Hrozenska-Q 6-2 6-2
2 V Williams(4) - K Srebotnik 6-4 6-1
3 V Williams(4) - N Petrova(29) 6-1 6-2
4 V Williams(4) - V Zvonareva(16) 6-1 6-3
QF V Williams(4) - L Davenport(5) 6-2 2-6 6-1
SF V Williams(4) - K Clijsters(2) 4-6 6-3 6-1
F S Williams(1) - V Williams(4) 4-6 6-4 6-2

Definitely one of her tougher draws.
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I agree...same had Hingis beaten Capriati in 01.
Speaking of Capriati 01, I have to give that a as well: Seles, Davenport and Hingis - against whom she had pretty bad records against at the time - in consective matches.
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