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Consecutive slam finals - sign of greatness!

Most members here in GM agree that slams are the most important tournaments by far. Reaching a slam final is the dream of all tennis players. What else can be a better sign of greatness than making multiple slams finals in a row?

Let's have a look who are the record women in the open era.


1) Graf with 13 consecutive slam finals (87-90)*
2) Navi with 11 (85/87)

3) Court with 6 (69/71)
3) Evert with 6 (84/85)
3) Seles with 6 (91/93)
6) Hingis with 5 (97/98)
7) Mandlikova with 4 (80/81)
7) Sanchez with 4 (94/95)
7) S. Williams with 4 (02/03)
7) V. Williams with 4 (02/03)

*all-time record (incl. amateur era)

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Seles would have beaten that if you didn't stab her, Calimero.

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Calimero, you practically HANDED Graf the 10 majors she won between 1993-1996.

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Isn't it shocking how RIGHT after Monica got stabbed, Steffi won a non-calendar year Grand Slam?

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I think the true sign of greatness is any player who wins 108 or more titles.

167 for nav, 154 for evert (i think)

how many titles did graf win calimero?
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Seles would have beaten that if you didn't stab her, Calimero.

You think Seles would have beaten Graf or Novi at Wimbledon 93 ... ?

What makes you think so?
That Seles reached the semis or better in Wimbledon exactly ONCE during her 17-year-long career?

Hmm ......
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Calimero, you practically HANDED Graf the 10 majors she won between 1993-1996.

I didn't play USO 95 & 96 finals against Graf.
Seles did ......
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Isn't it shocking how RIGHT after Monica got stabbed, Steffi won a non-calendar year Grand Slam?

No, because most of the time Graf wins finals and epecially slam finals. Problem in 90/92 was that she missed 6 of 10 slam finals.
As soon as she made slam finals again she of course won the bulk of them.
Had nothing to do with Seles.
We must not forget that Graf was 3-1 H2H in Seles two most successful years (91 & 92). And 5-2 when Seles was #1 in the WTA rankings.
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I think the true sign of greatness is any player who wins 108 or more titles.

167 for nav, 154 for evert (i think)

how many titles did graf win calimero?

In 75-83 Navi played about 80 tournaments in obscure U.S. towns against mostly U.S. journeywomen and won about 65 of them. She played almost every week to earn some bucks.
We can't compare those tourney with tier1 tournaments of today or of the 90ies. Just have a look at Navi's opponents in those backwater tournaments. You won't recognize many names .....
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You think Seles would have beaten Graf or Novi at Wimbledon 93 ... ?

What makes you think so?
That Seles reached the semis or better in Wimbledon exactly ONCE during her 17-year-long career?

Hmm ......
Notice how Calimero never denied stabbing Monica Seles, ladies and gentlemen.....

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and all the ________ is a sign of greatness threads couldn't be combined into one

that thread could perhaps be entitled "steffi is the greatest! don't you think?" funny little coincidence how steffi was leading in all these signs of greatness tallies

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