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The weakest top ten players of all time

It seems to be easier to make the top ten these days so lets list the weakest top ten players of the open era.

Anna Kournikova ( no titles)

Iva Majoli (thanks for the 97 French)

Elena Dem (no second serve)

Daniela Hantu( where are you now?)

Jelena Dokic (See Daniela)

Ai (Oyy vey!)

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"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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I think this thread is a little too negative. I don't think Majoli being in the top-10 had anything to do with her win at the French Open, or maybe I misunderstand you. The others were also good enough to make the top-10 at one point, so they must have been good or they still are.

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It's even easier to make Number 1
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I think this thread is a little too negative. I don't think Majoli being in the top-10 had anything to do with her win at the French Open, or maybe I misunderstand you. The others were also good enough to make the top-10 at one point, so they must have been good or they still are.
Thanks for sharing, and yes you misunderstood what I meant for Majoli, and that's o.k.

It's not about who's good enugh, it's about the strength /consistancy of thier games....

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"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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i dont think karina habsudova or barbara paulus did much whilst they were in the top 10
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if others were good enough they would have made top 10

making Top 10 is NOT that easy
only 82 players have done so in nearly 30 yrs of Computer Ranks

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how can u say that majoli is a weak top 10 player!!!!

she was top 10 players for YEARS, and a top 5 player throughout 1996 and most of 97. not to mention her french open grandslam title

nope, majoli was a great top 10 player!!!
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No one is doubting those players abilities or anything...it┤s just that their results aren┤t top 10 worthy...Elena D only last year won her lone three titles, and almost all of them were tier IV or something like that.

Dani H....her LONE highlight is IW┤02...gotta have more than that.
Anna K...NO titles and in top 10 even top 8?!

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No one is doubting those players abilities or anything...it┤s just that their results aren┤t top 10 worthy...Elena D only last year won her lone three titles, and almost all of them were tier IV or something like that.

Dani H....her LONE highlight is IW┤02...gotta have more than that.
Anna K...NO titles and in top 10 even top 8?!

elena dementieva won 2 tier 2's last year (she beat hantuchova, henin and davenport in amelia island) and (sugiyama and rubin in shanghai) plus her title in bali and good results at wimbledon, us open, toronto, new haven, moscow, and paris indoors i'd say she definitely deserved her top 10.
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elena dementieva won 2 tier 2's last year (she beat hantuchova, henin and davenport in amelia island) and (sugiyama and rubin in shanghai) plus her title in bali and good results at wimbledon, us open, toronto, new haven, moscow, and paris indoors i'd say she definitely deserved her top 10.

Shanghai is tier II?! DIdn┤t know....o.k., so yeah that warrants her a top 10 rank..

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yea myskina's ranking is a bit inflated right now...
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Shanghai is tier II?! DIdn┤t know....o.k., so yeah that warrants her a top 10 rank..
only a few players won more than 3 tournies last year, how many did serena win last year?
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only a few players won more than 3 tournies last year, how many did serena win last year?
Now, don┤t even GO there....4 tournaments in only 7 events and look at this: 2 GS┤s,one tier I, one tier II....she defended a tier I AND a major....now tell how many GS-finals or tier I finals Elena D has?!

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