Originally Posted by VS Fan
SLAMS ??? Tier 1??? Tier 2???
2 slams, if I'm right. One at 16 years, 9 months (youngest ever, until Seles in '90 and Hingis in '97). One two years later - both at the U.S Open. 1979&1981, I think. And let's not forget that that was at a time when most of the top women only played Wimbledon and the U.S Open.
The French Open was, from c1976-1982, in a slump, and the Australian Open was not taken seriously - and played on grass, anyhow. So 2 slams ain't bad, considering grass wasn't ever going to be her best surface given that she was around 5'2 (she still reached the semi-finals, nonetheless).
A number one in the world at 17, another record at that time, and she interrupted Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's long established dominance of the game, defeating both (who are two of the greatest 4 or 5 players of all time) in major finals.
And, for good measure, she snapped a record of Chris Evert's that will probably never be broken: her 4 year-long undefeated run on clay.
All that by the age of 19, which was when injuries set in.
And then at 31, 10 years since she left the tour, she reached the top 75 once again.
Not a bad CV, really. May I see yours?