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Injuries over the Past Decade that could have made a difference

Which tournament Champions and Rankings would have changed since 1995, if there hadn't been a long injury layoff of some players?

I think 2003 was a particular year. I honestly don't think Justine and Kim could have or would have ended the Year #1 and #2 if it weren't for Venus and Serena's injuries. Wait...did Justine and Kim end off the year at #1 and 2.

Anyways,...I also think if Serena hadn't got injured in 2003, we could have seen two or three more Slam wins- 2003 US Open, 2004 Australian, French, Wimbledon, US, could have gone her way if she wasn't injured for 8 months.

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The only ones I can think might have made a difference is if Graf played in 1997.
Also I think if Serena didn't get injured she would have won the U.S. Open becuase she was playing very well on hardcourts.

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Definitely. But, remember, even if Graf played well in 1996, Hingis was with her throughout their finals match at the Chase. I think they would have dominated together.

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the biggest is the Seles stabbing
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the biggest is the Seles stabbing
That was in 1993.

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^ Yeah but she didn't come back till like the end of the 1995 season.
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Rubin - very often; numerous times
Capriati in the mid-90's
Graf in 1996
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Maleeva - 1996 (start) - 1999 (shoulder surgery and rehab)
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Venus' torn stomach muscle.

She has not been the same player since.
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Also I suppose the tendonitis she had in 2000 because she was a different player after !
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amelie's back injury issue in 2000 and subsequent re-tooling of game.
in these last few years power play = success unless you have intestinal fortitude.

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Kournikova - Eastbourne 98- thumb. possibilities on for - title? Wimbledon? Monkey off shoulder.


Myskina - shoulder 04 . Olympics, YEC, Number 1.

Dementieva - shoulder = a serve in 2004.

Hingis - foot - career, 3-4 GS?

Henin - GS? impressive time as number 1.

Venus - practically every injury going - lots more good stats and possibly GS .

and Kim wrist - number 1, lots more tournaments and probably a GS.
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amelie's back injury issue in 2000 and subsequent re-tooling of game.
in these last few years power play = success unless you have intestinal fortitude.
most defnitely agree with you. I think amelie's case has gone almost 'unnotice' coz she has not been out for too long but each time she gets injured, it is a step back for her. Just when she seems to be getting on a roll, somehting seems to keep happening. Players thrive on rhythmn.

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Venus' torn stomach muscle.

She has not been the same player since.
agreed.

basically i think the "fab four" getting injured in 03 and 04 has made a big difference to the rankings today.
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u can't leave mary pierce out. she won 2000 rg but became injured. nvr the same again after that

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Don't forget Mary Pierce. At the peak of her game and confidence after winning the French in 2000, equalling her career high ranking of three, then at Wimbledon, her next tournament, was struck with the first of a run of crippling injuries that saw her only play one more aborted tournament that year, then a mere handful at the start of the next year, when she had to give up for almost a year, and wasn't even able to defend her Roland Garros title. She hasn't been the same since, but has gradually played a few more tournaments each year, and gotten progressively higher in the year-end rankings as her fitness and confidence slowly return. But her fans will always wonder what might have happened if Mary's career hadn't been so cruelly interrupted...

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