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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2004, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Talking 7 # 1's since Martina retired. BIG joke

Martina never received the credit she deserved. There have been 7 different ladies that have held the #1 ranking since Martina Hingis retired. Martina held it for 209 and it has taken less time then the 209 weeks to have 7 title holders. I guess WE know who the best of the best is.
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it has more to do with the system itself IMO



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Isn't the system the same except more slam bonus?
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Isn't the system the same except more slam bonus?
yeah pretty much...and i think it used to be best 18 and you would get an extra point for each tournament played after that (not sure though)



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There have been 4 different #1's since Martina retired.

There have been 7 different #1's since she lost the top spot.

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post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2004, 11:07 AM
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hingis was a great player but the depth of womens tennis has gotten better since she lost her top spot and retired. which makes it harder to hold on to that number 1 position. i think we also have to consider injuries. i cant really remember but serena was number 1 and got injured and kim took over and she got injured and justine took over and is now injured so the number 1's have been effected by injuries a bit and certainly the rankings have eg mauresmo getting to number 1 this year is mainly due to injuries of other top players rather than her results.

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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2004, 12:23 PM
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I don't agree Martina didn't get credit she deseved...

Two years after she retired, she is still missing to many tennis fans...

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I have never been a Hingis fan but always respected her as a player. But in all honesty, do you really think that if Martina had not retired she would have ever been number one again?

The fact so many women became number one after Hingis does not reflect at all how great Martina was as a player.

It just means the women got better and that because of the current ranking system, it allowed women to make it to the top, even if they seemingly should not have been there.
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and that because of the current ranking system, it allowed women to make it to the top, even if they seemingly should not have been there.
The current system isn't much different than the one Hingis played under - not that THAT version was any more popular. There were an awful lot of people saying (wrongly, imo) Hingis "should not have been there" for almost the last year she spent at #1.

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The current system isn't much different than the one Hingis played under - not that THAT version was any more popular. There were an awful lot of people saying (wrongly, imo) Hingis "should not have been there" for almost the last year she spent at #1.
But the women that got to that summit did it fair and square. Even if they did not win a Slam, (which seems to be a big issue about not bein number one if you don't win one) they still played the amount of tournaments they were supposed to to reach that level.
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Jakeev, I'm not suggesting AT ALL that anyone has gotten to #1 unfairly, quite the opposite, in fact.

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Jakeev, I'm not suggesting AT ALL that anyone has gotten to #1 unfairly, quite the opposite, in fact.
No, but from the scathing posts I have seen lately you would think the crimes of the century where commited the days Lindsay, Kim and Amelie reached number one without winning Slams.

Of course in all three players cases, they benefited by the fact that injuries of other top players allowed them to reach that top spot.
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The Big joke about being #1, is Martina Hingis. She spent how many weeks at #1 and only won 40 titles?????? 5 slames and did not even get a career slam. So you cant say that Maruresmo and Clijsters don't deserve to be #1 when they got they the same way Hingis did. By getting far in tournments. that's the story of Martina's life.
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