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Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Obviously Martina Navratilova was still in top 10 as a 37yo but who else in the last 15 years, from 1992 onwards has managed to be ranked in the top 50??

And I say 1992 onwards as thats when power actually started to creep into the game.

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Martina Navratilova 37
Natalie Tauziat 34



Those who havent - Near Misses

Conchita Martinez 33
Amy Frazier 33
Silvia Farina-Elia 33
Helena Sukova 31
Arantxa Sanchez 31

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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Silvia Farina Elia was top 25 at 33
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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Nicole Pratt is 34 in March, would be quite a feat if she can crack the top 50 again!
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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Judith Wiesner was 31 when she was top 20
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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Mary Pierce?
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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Jill Craybas was top 50 at 32.

So is there anyone else??

Looks like only Tauziat and Navratilova have acheived the feat!
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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

How old was Evert when she retired?
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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

it would be good for Pratt but 1) she still has to get to the top 50 and 2) Navratilova and Tauziat were ranked much higher to 50 at that age. Wasn't Tauziat still in or close to the top 10 when she retired from singles?
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How old was Evert when she retired?
Christine Marie Evert Lloyd Mill was 34 years old and ranked #4 in the world when she retired.

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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Tauziat

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Yes but Chris Evert retired before power tennis even started!!

And yes Tauziat and Navratilova were amazing to be so successful at there age, its very tough once u get into your thirty as your body doesnt recover as fast from matches
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Billie Jean King
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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

In 2003 last full season Amanda Coetzer came close, she was top 20 at 32.
LORI MCNEIL was top 30 at 32 in 96.
Zina Garrison top 20 at 32 in 96.
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Re: Players who have been in the top 50 at age 34 or greater??

Novotna was top 5 at 30. Amanda Coetzer finished in the top 25 at 32. Probably Maleeva and Halard-decugis over 30.
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