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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2005, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Greatest finalist in a Grand Slam?

After losing an epic Grand Slam final, I was trying to think of a player like Lindsay who fought to the end of an important final match, and I could only think of a handful.

Including Lindsay's performance this past weekend, here is my list of some great Grand Slam finalists of the Open era.

Martina Navratilova: 1981 & 1985 U.S. Open, 1985 and 1987 French Open and 1994 Wimbledon.

Billie Jean King: 1970 Wimbledon.

Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario: 1995 Wimbledon and 1996 French Open.

Chris Evert: 1978 Wimbledon, 1981 Australian and 1984 U.S. Open

Gabriela Sabatini: 1991 Wimbledon

Evonne Goolagong: 1976 Wimbledon

Steffi Graf: 1989 and 1992 French Open.

There are tons more I am sure, just add yours to the list.
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Well Martina Hingis held a few championship points against Capriati at the Australian Open in 2002 before wilting.
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off topic brunof, but will michelle be competing in next year's olympics?
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Jana Novotna Wimby 1993 for sure - the most legendary final to be ever played..... Also the one in 1997 was great, because it was one of the best matches ever....



Thank you for all these moments over the last years! Supported you until your final point!
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Martina Hingis - 1999 Roland Garros; 2002 Australian Open

Monica Seles - 1995 US Open; 1998 Roland Garros

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Originally Posted by hingis-seles
Martina Hingis - 1999 Roland Garros; 2002 Australian Open

Monica Seles - 1995 US Open; 1998 Roland Garros
AO 2002 was so sad for Martina. I love Jen, but I wish Martina would've closed that one out.

Really, don't even look at me...
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