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What's your criteria for a player entering the Hall of Fame?

for me multiple Grand Slam titles,major wins, top five status.

ex. Iva Majoli, wouldn't make the cut.
Jana Novotna ....would be iffy.

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grand slams...a must. top 5 player with results, longevity as contender.

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You have to have at least one LEADING Oscar win, with at least ONE other LEADING nomination to prove it wasn't a fluke.
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Who are the players in Hall of fame?
How many titles did a player need to win? What about Slams?

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Who are the players in Hall of fame?
How many titles did a player need to win? What about Slams?
You are induced by voting from WTA players.....
So you dont need to win anything, Anna Kournikova could well be induced too.
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Tracy Austin is by and large a good benchmark for bare minimum in singles: 2 Slams and a brief period at No. 1, (and American). More slams, no need to be No. 1, like Hana Mandlikova. A single slam might be enough with a very, very good doubles career. But for a singles-only player, Tracy has to be considered about what it takes. Novotna will almost certainly get in eventually, but less than that, probably not.

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What about a player who got 2 Grand Slams, 2 Final, other 14 titles, 2 Fed Cup titles, beat #1 in the world more time and got, in 2 different times, # 3 in the ranking?

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Mary Pierce, maybe, she's got the same slams as Tracy, but no No. 1 ranking, and no age-awing records or accomplishments like Tracy. Mary did get a single slam doubles, though, and has lasted. Jana has a great, great doubles career, but Jana was consistently higher ranked. Mary, who knows, you can't say no for sure, but if she gets in, it will be a long time from now. I don't know, but she's not really Tracy Austin, so it could be tough.

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"Tracy Austin is by and large a good benchmark for bare minimum in singles: 2 Slams and a brief period at No. 1, (and American). More slams, no need to be No. 1, like Hana Mandlikova. A single slam might be enough with a very, very good doubles career. But for a singles-only player, Tracy has to be considered about what it takes. Novotna will almost certainly get in eventually, but less than that, probably not."

In all fairness, though, Austins' situation is pretty unique. She came in and took 2 U.S. Opens and the #1 ranking when 2 of the best ever were in their primes and then had her career cut short by injury. If, say Iva Majoli won the 1997 U.S. Open in addition to her French title and got the #1 ranking away from Hingis for a little while, I think it would be a different story.
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"Tracy Austin is by and large a good benchmark for bare minimum in singles: 2 Slams and a brief period at No. 1, (and American). More slams, no need to be No. 1, like Hana Mandlikova. A single slam might be enough with a very, very good doubles career. But for a singles-only player, Tracy has to be considered about what it takes. Novotna will almost certainly get in eventually, but less than that, probably not."

In all fairness, though, Austins' situation is pretty unique. She came in and took 2 U.S. Opens and the #1 ranking when 2 of the best ever were in their primes and then had her career cut short by injury. If, say Iva Majoli won the 1997 U.S. Open in addition to her French title and got the #1 ranking away from Hingis for a little while, I think it would be a different story.
If Iva did that, she'd be in, but not being American, they'd probably make her wait. No. 1 is a big addition to two slams. Tracy also did so much so young, that may have helped out, but there's not too many players with less titles, slams, or No. 1 who are in, at least that I can remember. There may be some less accomplished singles players, but they had great doubles careers.

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Can someone tell me where I can find this list of players?
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I think Pierce gets in b/c of her Fed Cup play and the GS doubles title.
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Majoli would be a tough call. Besides '97, she only had 2 other years finishing in the top 10 and none in the top 5.
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