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Longetivity and Consistency: Top 2

Martina Navratilova's longevity and consistency is evident when you consider that she was able to rank:

20 consecutive years in the top 10.
19 consecutive years in the top 5.
17 consecutive years in the top 4.
14 consecutive years in the top 3.
8 consecutive years in the top 2.

The only player in the Open Era who comes close to this is Chris Evert with 12 or 13 consecutive years in the top 2 and something like 15 consecutive years in the top 3.

1994
1. Steffi Graf
2. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
3. Conchita Martinez
4. Jana Novotna
5. Mary Pierce
6. Lindsay Davenport
7. Gabriela Sabatini
8. Martina Navratilova
9. Kimiko Date
10. Natasha Zvereva

1993
1. Steffi Graf
2. Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario
3. Martina Navratilova
4. Conchita Martinez
5. Gabriela Sabatini
6. Jana Novotna
7. Mary Joe Fernandez
8. Monica Seles*
9. Jennifer Capriati
10. Anke Huber

1992
1. Monica Seles
2. Steffi Graf
3. Gabriela Sabatini
4. Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario
5. Martina Navratilova
6. Mary Joe Fernandez
7. Jennifer Capriati
8. Conchita Martinez
9. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
10. Jana Novotna

1991
1. Monica Seles
2. Steffi Graf
3. Gabriela Sabatini
4. Martina Navratilova
5. Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario
6. Jennifer Capriati
7. Jana Novotna
8. Mary Joe Fernandez
9. Conchita Martinez
10. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere

1990
1. Steffi Graf
2. Monica Seles
3. Martina Navratilova
4. Mary Joe Fernandez
5. Gabriela Sabatini
6. Katerina Maleeva
7. Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario
8. Jennifer Capriati
9. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
10. Zina Garrison

1989
1. Steffi Graf
2. Martina Navratilova
3. Gabriela Sabatini
4. Zina Garrison
5. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
6. Monica Seles
7. Conchita Martinez
8. Helena Sukova
9. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
10. Chris Evert

1988
1. Steffi Graf
2. Martina Navratilova
3. Chris Evert
4. Gabriela Sabatini
5. Pam Shriver
6. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
7. Natasha Zvereva
8. Helena Sukova
9. Zina Garrison
10. Barbara Potter

1987
1. Steffi Graf
2. Martina Navratilova
3. Chris Evert
4. Pam Shriver
5. Hana Mandlikova
6. Gabriela Sabatini
7. Helena Sukova
8. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
9. Zina Garrison
10. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

1986
1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Steffi Graf
4. Hana Mandlikova
5. Helena Sukova
6. Pam Shriver
7. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
8. Manuela Maleeva
9. Kathy Rinaldi
10. Gabriela Sabatini

1985
1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Hana Mandlikova
4. Pam Shriver
5. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
6. Steffi Graf
7. Manuela Maleeva
8. Zina Garrison
9. Helena Sukova
10. Bonnie Gadusek

1984
1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Hana Mandlikova
4. Pam Shriver
5. Wendy Turnbull
6. Manuela Maleeva
7. Helena Sukova
8. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
9. Zina Garrison
10. Kathy Jordan

1983
1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Andrea Jaeger
4. Pam Shriver
5. Sylvia Hanika
6. Jo Durie
7. Bettina Bunge
8. Wendy Turnbull
9. Tracy Austin
10. Zina Garrison

1982
1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Andrea Jaeger
4. Tracy Austin
5. Wendy Turnbull
6. Pam Shriver
7. Hana Mandlikova
8. Barbara Potter
9. Bettina Bunge
10.Sylvia Hanika

1981
1. Chris Evert
2. Tracy Austin
3. Martina Navratilova
4. Andrea Jaeger
5. Hana Mandlikova
6. Sylvia Hanika
7. Pam Shriver
8. Wendy Turnbull
9. Bettina Bunge
10. Barbara Potter

1980
1. Chris Evert
2. Tracy Austin
3. Martina Navratilova
4. Hana Mandlikova
5. Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6. Billie Jean King
7. Andrea Jaeger
8. Wendy Turnbull
9. Pam Shriver
10. Greer Stevens

1979
1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Tracy Austin
4. Evonne Goolagong Cawley
5. Billie Jean King
6. Dianne Balestrat
7. Wendy Turnbull
8. Virginia Wade
9. Kerry Reid
10.Sue Barker

1978
1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Evonne Goolagong Cawley
4. Virginia Wade
5. Billie Jean King
6. Tracy Austin
7. Wendy Turnbull
8. Terry Reid
9. Betty Stove
10. Dianne Balestrat

1977
1. Chris Evert
2. Billie Jean King
3. Martina Navratilova
4. Virginia Wade
5. Sue Barker,
6. Rosie Casals
7. Betty Stove
8. Dianne Balestrat
9. Wendy Turnbull
10. Kerry Reid

1976
1. Chris Evert
2. Evonne Goolagong Cawley
3. Virginia Wade
4. Martina Navratilova
5. Sue Barker
6. Betty Stove
7. Dianne Balestrat
8. Mima Jausovec
9. Rosie Casals
10. Francoise Durr

1975
1. Chris Evert
2. Billie Jean King
3. Evonne Goolagong Cawley
4. Martina Navratilova
5. Virginia Wade
6. Margaret Smith Court
7. Olga Morozova
8. Nancy Richey Gunter
9. Francoise Durr
10. Rosie Casals
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Evert was already a top player in pre-WTA years 1972, 1973 (won the YEC in both years) and 1974 (winner of the French and Wimbledon).
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No one has yet to beat Christine Marie Evert's AMAZING career winning percentage of 90.1% And I doubt anyone ever will.

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No one has yet to beat Christine Marie Evert's AMAZING career winning percentage of 90.1% And I doubt anyone ever will.
Yeah it's pretty amazing

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Chris Evert was simply amazing. I truly place consistency very high on my list when I rank who the best players have been. To play with wooden rackets, it was amazing her consistency point-by-point and tournament by tournament.

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No one has yet to beat Christine Marie Evert's AMAZING career winning percentage of 90.1% And I doubt anyone ever will.

Evert has the best overall winning percentage, at .900, of any male or female pro ever.
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10 straight seasons as top 10
6 straight seasons as top 5

All of this in 12 years on the tour

BTW Martina´s numbers are amazing and unmatched.

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
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