Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sometimes U.S./Sometimes Asia
I don't know... years and years ago not much was made of Bonnie Gadusek--though not much was really made of anyone besides the holy pair: Chrissie & Martina.
As for the 90's and beyond, I like Chanda, but I think she has less impressive on-court achievements (off-court is a whole different story) than any other American player who was ranked in the Top 10. That would obviously explain why she maybe gets less respect than the other players.
Off the top of my head, you have Venus, Serena, Lindsay, Jennifer, Monica, Martina N, Zina Garrison, Mary Joe Fernandez, and Lori McNeil. The only one Chanda really measures up to Lori, as everyone else on that list has at least reached one Grand Slam final (something Chanda has yet to do).
Now if Chanda had better records than other girls and wasn't getting the proper respect, then we'd really have something to talk about. But until then...