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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 2004, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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4 different major winners in one year?

Ok, just been thinking about things, 1998 has always in my mind been one of my favorite years...why? davenport, hingis, novotna, sanchez-vicario were the 4 major winners of the year and they finished ranked 1-4, i just think it is awesome when that happens, i can realistically see someone other than anastasia, justine, or maria winning the USO, but i also don't foresee maria as a top 4 by the end of the year, which is too bad...so it looks like 4 different winners ranked 1-4 won't happen, but anyway here are the years i can remember with 4 different slam winners:
1998:
aus-hingis
fra-sanchez-vicario
wim-novotna
uso-davenport

1999:
aus-hingis
fra-graf
wim-davenport
uso-s. williams

and i can't think of another time that it has happened! can anyone think of another year? and does anyone think that it will happen this year as i do? momo and lindsay as top possibilities to win, and serena a close third, with russian potential w/ a venus on the side, definitely could happen....let me know

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ana ivanovic and the italian girls, especially pennetta (forza azzurre! RG CHAMP FRANCESCA AND FINALIST SARA!)
aga, vika, sam, na in the next tier
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It will happen with Jennifer Capriati winning the US Open!!!!

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i very much think that it will also happen this year. Although Justine is back in fine form i think it will either be a Williams or Davenport that wins the US Open, Mauresmo is also a chance
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JEN WILL WIN-end of STORYYY!

UGH! *shrieks*

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here's another interesting year with 4 winners. Navratilova won her last slam and Seles won her first.

1990

AO Steffi Graf
FO Monica Seles
Wimby Martina Navratilova
USO Gabriela Sabatini
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1978

AO: Chris O'Neil
FO: Virginia Ruzici
Wimbledon: Martina Navratilova
USO: Chris Evert
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1977 had FIVE (5) different winners!!! (the Australian was switched in the calendar that year, so it happened in January and December).

AO Kerry Reid
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
FO Mima Jausovec
Wimbledon Virginia Wade
USO Chris Evert
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Not as bizzard as this year. Justine won Australian Open no doubt, and whoever won that open seems to be doing well the rest of the year. But the disaster will strike as she was upset in RG as #1 in the world. And then went to to skip Wimbledon which let 2 Russians storm through the draw to win slams beating a Williams on the way. But Justine seems to be the most in form right now and she'll probably win US Open, and hopefully her name wont start with a "K" this time.
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1978

AO: Chris O'Neil
FO: Virginia Ruzici
Wimbledon: Martina Navratilova
USO: Chris Evert
Or 1979 and 1981, for that matter:

1979
AO: Barbara Jordan
FO: Chris Evert
W: Martina Navratilova
USO: Tracy Austin

1981
AO: Martina Navratilova
FO: Hana Mandlikova
W: Chris Evert
USO: Tracy Austin

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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I think it might well happen this year, although I'd give all three slam holders a good change at the U.S.Open, I think Davenport and Mauresmo have to be the favourites.
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looks likely that it could be four different winners.

i suppose lindsay will be the #1 seed?

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I think it might well happen this year, although I'd give all three slam holders a good change at the U.S.Open, I think Davenport and Mauresmo have to be the favourites.
I agree with you on this aspect.
The USO has probably gotta be one of the most open competition in recent years.
It'll be interesting to see who'd lift the GS at this year's USO.
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looks likely that it could be four different winners.

i suppose lindsay will be the #1 seed?
No, Justine.
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I don't think it'll be one of the faviourites. Nastya and Maria winning slams was unexpected. I think it'll be someone totally out of the blue.
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LenaD win 04 USO

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