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6 Majors In A Row...

We've been having this discussion in another thread, and I thought I'd give it its very own space and leave it out for everyone to discuss with your thoughts and reasoning. Both Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova won 6 consecutive majors during periods of dominance in their respective singles careers. Looking at the below results, which do you feel is more impressive, and why?

Margaret Court's 6 Majors Streak:
1969 U.S. Open (grass, def. Nancy Richey)
d. Wade 7-5 6-0
d. Krantzcke 6-0 9-7
d. Burrer 6-0 6-2
d. Grubb 6-1 6-0
d. Suzanna Petersen (Brz) 6-1 6-0

1970 Australian Open (grass, def. [2]Kerry Melville)
d. Krantzcke[4] 6-1 6-3
d. Goolagong 6-3 6-1
d. Wilkerson 6-0 6-1
d. Caroline Langsford 6-0 6-0
Bye

1970 French Open (clay, def. Helga Masthoff Niessen)
d. Heldman [4] 6-0 6-2
d. Casals [8] 7-5 6-2
d. Hunt 6-2 6-1
d. Morozova 3-6 8-6 6-1
d. Marijke Schaar (Neth) 6-1 6-1

1970 Wimbledon (grass, def. Billie Jean King)
d. Casals [5] 6-4 6-1
d. Krantzcke [7] 3-6 6-3 6-2
d. Vopickova 6-3 6-3
d. Guzman 6-0 6-1

1970 U.S. Open (grass, def. Rosie Casals)
d. Wade(5) 6-2 6-7 6-2
d. Gourlay 6-2 6-2
d. Faulkner 6-0 6-2
d. Hogan 6-1 6-1
d. Pam Austin 6-1 6-0

1971 Australian Open (grass, def. Evonne Goolagong)
d. Hunt 6-0 6-3
d. Gourlay [8] 6-0 6-4
d. Coleman 6-1 6-1
Bye

Martina Navratilova's 6 Majors Streak:
1983 Wimbledon (grass, def. Andrea Jeager)
d. Vermaak (6-1,6-1)
d. Mundel (6-3,6-1)
d. Kohde-Kilsch (6-1,6-2)
d. Jausovec (6-2,6-1)
d. Acker (7-6,6-3)
bye

1983 U.S. Open (hardcourt, def. Chris Evert)
d. Shriver (6-2,6-1)
d. Hanika (6-0,6-3)
d. Vasquez (6-0,6-1)
d. Gompert (6-2,6-2)
d. Allen (6-2,6-1)
d. Rapponi-Longo (6-1,6-0)

1983 Australian Open (grass, def. Kathy Jordan)
d. Shriver (6-4,6-3)
d. Fairbank (6-2,6-2)
d. Smylie (6-1,6-0)
d. Ludloff (6-0,7-5)

1984 French Open (clay, def. Chris Evert)
d. Mandlikova (3-6,6-2,6-2)
d. Horvath (6-4,6-2)
d. Kohde-Kilsch (6-0,6-1)
d. Calleja (6-1,6-3)
d. Mesker (6-1,6-1)
d. Tauziat (6-1,6-1)

1984 Wimbledon (grass, def. Chris Evert)
d. Jordan (6-3,6-4)
d. M. Maleeva (6-3,6-2)
d. Sayers (6-0, retired)
d. Budarova (6-2,6-2)
d. Holton (6-2,7-5)

1984 U.S. Open (hardcourt, def. Chris Evert)
d. Turnbull (6-4,6-1)
d. Sukova (6-3,6-3)
d. Potter (6-4,6-4)
d. Mundel (6-0,6-0)
d. Leand (6-4,6-2)
d. Antonopolis (6-4,6-2)

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Navratilova's done on multiple surfaces not just grass, which favors both of thier games.

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you mean LenaD in 05 - 06 ?

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you mean LenaD in 05 - 06 ?
Do you think her serve is going to be that much better this year?

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I find Navratilova's to be more impressive of the two. 5 out of 6 of Court's majors came on grass and in the only non-grass major, she nearly lost to Morozova. Besides, Martina had to beat Chrissy in 4 of her 6 majors finals.

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Steffi winning 8 out of 9 consecutive slams (starting with Aus Open 1988 and ending with Australian Open 1990) is by far the most impressive of any other player.
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I find Navratilova's to be more impressive of the two. 5 out of 6 of Court's majors came on grass and in the only non-grass major, she nearly lost to Morozova. Besides, Martina had to beat Chrissy in 4 of her 6 majors finals.
Olga Morozova was not only a talented player, she was at times a GREAT player with an attacking game. She made it to the French and Wimbledon finals in 1974 (lost both to Evert) by beating some high-quality opposition along the way. The discussion in the other thread also highlighted the serve-and-volley opposition comparisons between the two. Yes, 5 of Court's 6 Majors were on grass, but there were more attacking players to deal with as a result, and my suggestion was that the way to beat both Court and Navratilova was to attack the attacker. Navratilova didn't play any attacking players the caliber of Billie Jean King or Evonne Goolagong during her run, and had been studying and preparing for a few years how to dismantle Evert before she went on her streak. Still think it's more impressive?

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Personally - I feel it was have taken you to have been lucky enough to have witnessed both ladies play, to make any sweeping statement.
Unfortunately, I never seen Margaret Court play.
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Serena Williams was impressive as well winning 5 of 6 slams and possibly would have been more if it wasn't for that injury right before the US Open in 2003...
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Steffi winning 8 out of 9 consecutive slams (starting with Aus Open 1988 and ending with Australian Open 1990) is by far the most impressive of any other player.
Margaret Court won 8 of 9 consecutive majors from 1969-1971. The only match she lost was a tough three set semi-final to eventual champion Ann Haydon Jones at 1969 Wimbledon.

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Do you think her serve is going to be that much better this year?
I've seen it: YES!
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I think Steffi winning each Slam 4 times each(no other man or woman has done that ever!) Is the most impressive achievement but of course Court & Evert & Martina N among others..Seles & Serena & Hingis & King..etc are all great all time champs
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Margaret Court won 8 of 9 consecutive majors from 1969-1971. The only match she lost was a tough three set semi-final to eventual champion Ann Haydon Jones at 1969 Wimbledon.

Then Court is second best in this department. Graf won 8 of 9 consecutive slams from 1988-90 and the only match she lost was a tough three set FINAL to ASV at FO 89.


Just imagine - she even served for the match. But thank God she didn't hold serve.
Because then we would not have had all those nice greatest-ever discussions ....
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