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Who's the most beautiful among the top twenty female players ever?

By 'top twenty female players ever', I specifically intend you compare players by dominance in their period, and their record of accomplishemnt. Maria Sharapova could probably beat Helen Wills Moody. Athletes are way bigger, faster and better trained today. But Helen Wills Moody is an all-time great. Maria Sharapova hasn't had a chance to become one yet.

You may have to do some research to come up with a coherent answer on this one. Suzanne Lenglen, for example, was quite the star in her time. One other thing, just so we're comparing apples to apples, we are counting players doubles careers, mixed doubles, Fed Cup and the Olympics. Not that any of that affects many players.

So, I suppose you first have to decide who the top twenty players all-time are. Good luck.

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I don't understand the term, "beautiful".

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By 'top twenty female players ever', I specifically intend you compare players by dominance in their period. Maria Sharapova could probably beat Helen Wills Moody. Athletes are way bigger, faster and better trained today. But Helen Wills Moody is an all-time great. Maria Sharapova hasn't had a chance to become one yet.

You may have to do some research to come up with a coherent answer on this one. Suzanne Lenglen, for example, was quite the star in her time. One other thing, just so we're comparing apples to apples, we are counting players doubles careers, mixed doubles, Fed Cup and the Olympics. Not that any of that affects many players.

So, I suppose you first have to decide who the top twenty players all-time are. Good luck.
you ask who is the most beautiful, and then you talk about performance
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you ask who is the most beautiful, and then you talk about performance
Yes.

First, decide, based on tennis accomplishments, who the top twenty players ever are.

Then, decide who among that twenty is the most 'beautiful', whatever that means to you.

I know this is kind of an unusual thread, because the posters here who are concerned about tennis, usually aren't worried about looks, and the posters who are concerned about looks don't much care about the actual tennis.

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id have to go with Hingis to start.
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id have to go with Hingis to start.
It's open to question whether or not, Hingis had one of the 20 best all time, measuring players by period.

What I mean by 'measuring players by period' is, only comparing players by the stats that are relevant to both players.

Hingis' weeks at #1 is valid accomplishment when comparing her to Serena, but not when measuring her against Maria Bueno. Maria Bueno didn't play in an era of computer rankings. Similarly, Olympic medals are only valuable when comparing players who had the opportunity to play in the Olympics.

I have a kind of ongoing calculation about the best all-time careers. Currently, Hingis and Venus Williams are tied for #20. Alice Marble is #18. But that's just me.

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This maybe the dumbest question ever!!!! When it comes to great beauty, who cares how well they play??? When it comes to great players, who cares how they look(well what sane fan would care)!!!!

Nonetheless the true answer to your question is a woman i learned to despise because of her commentary: Chis Evert....Evert was a great player and quite a looker well into her late 30s before her radiance began to dull...

I don't see how anyone thinks Hingis was beautiful!!! Lightbulb head and awful teeth....That one is as difficult to see as the Maria Sharapova beauty myth!!!
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This maybe the dumbest question ever!!!! When it comes to great beauty, who cares how well they play??? When it comes to great players, who cares how they look(well what sane fan would care)!!!!
None I can think of. What's your point?

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