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Rate the Best Players Who Never Won Slams

I'm going to list every woman ranked in the top 4 at the end of a season starting with 1980. Feel free to add others:

Andrea Jaeger
Pam Shriver
Zina Garrison
Mary Joe Fernandez
Kimkio Date
Amanda Coetzer
Kim Clijsters
Amelie Mauresmo
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yea but jeager won an illinois high school state championship.




















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the "Chanda Rubin of the 2002/2003 season" can be added to the list

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whats the ferthest that she has gotten in a grandslam?




















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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2004, 07:20 PM
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Irina Spirlea. Immensely talented, and very enigmatic.
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Chanda Rubin. Without all of her injuries (especially in 1996 when she started playing great and had reached #6 and was on her way up) I believe she would have contended to win at least a couple slams by now. It seems like everytime she starts playing great tennis, she gets injured.
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Kimiko Date...should have beat Graf at Wimbledon '96 and would have beaten ASV in the final (Grass).

She was so tough against top players and low ranked players.

Go Ai, Venus, Na, Tamarine!
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Looking at the results, it must really frustrate Mary Joe Fernandez how many times she was so close to a GS title:

1990 AO -- loses in a reasonably competitive final to Graf
1990 US Open -- loses in a great 3 setter to Sabatini, who then goes on to win
1991 AO -- loses to Seles 9-7 in the 3rd in the SF. Seles then wins the F.
1992 AO -- loses to Seles in the F
1993 FO -- loses that great 3 setter to Graf when she had the lead in the 3rd

And this isn't even counting the numerous other times where she lost to Seles/Graf in the QF/SF of majors.
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Kimmy - great player, great mover
Pam shriver - GREAT doubles player
MoMo - beautiful all-round game, very talented.

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Kimiko Date...should have beat Graf at Wimbledon '96 and would have beaten ASV in the final (Grass).

She was so tough against top players and low ranked players.
That was a terrific match. I always thought of Kimiko as a slow starter during a match. She was always a thorn in Steffi’s side. They had some great matches between one and other.
Also reminds me of the Sabatini vs. Capriati match when that was stopped due to bad light, don’t think Capriati won another point when they returned to court the following day, although they only did play one more game.
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What happened to Date? She had a great '96, with the higlight being that great Wimbledon SF with Graf. And then, she retired at 26(?). Did she get injured or just decide that she didn't want to play any more?
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she got knocked up

"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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Didn't know Kim and Amélie retired.
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