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WTA World Grand Slam of Champions (AND THE WINNER IS? - GREAT & FUNNY STUFF!)

Grand Slam of Champions
Dec 18 - Dec 24
Field of 32
Surface: US Open Hard

DRAW:

1 – Margaret Smith-Court (24 Grand Slams/4 US Opens)
32 – Jennifer Capriati (3 Grand Slams/no US Opens)

16 – Louise Brough (6 Grand Slams/1 US)
17 – Margaret Osborne (6 GS/3 US)

12 – Evonne Goolagong (7 GS/0 US)
21 – Venus Williams (5 GS/2 US)

8 - Maureen Connolly (9 GS/3 US)
25 – Helen Jacobs (5 GS/4 US)

6 - Billie Jean King (12 GS/4 US)
27 – Shirley Fry (4 GS/1 US)

10 - Molla Mallory (8 GS/8 US)
23 – Pauline Betz (5 GS/4 US)

14 – Dorothea Douglass (7 GS/0 US)
19 – Althea Gibson (5 GS/2 US)

4 - Martina Navratilova (18 GS/4 US)
29 – Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (4 GS/0 US)

BOTTOM HALF

2 - Steffi Graf (22 GS/5 US)
31 – Virginia Wade (3 GS/1 US)

15 – Doris Hart (6 GS/2 US)
18 – Nancye Wynne Bolton (6 GS/ 0 US)

11 – Serena Williams (7 GS/2 US)
22 – Justine Henin-Hardenne (5 GS/1 US)

7 - Monica Seles (9 GS/2 US)
26 – Daphne Akhurst (5 GS/0 US)

5 - Chris Evert (18 GS/6 US)
28 – Hana Mandlikova (4 GS/1 US)

9 - Suzanne Lenglen (Technically only 8 GS/0 US)
24 – Alice Marble (5 GS/4 US)

13 – Maria Bueno (7 GS/4 US)
20 – Martina Hingis (5 GS/1 US)

3 - Helen Wills (19 GS/7 US)
30 – Lindsay Davenport (3 GS/1 US)

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Re: WTA World Grand Slam Champions Tournament

It’s the Ultimate in Grand Slam Women’s Tennis. Thirty-two women have gathered to finally decide who is the best female tennis player of all time. No more message board debating, chat-room arguments and bar club fights. We can finally take it to the court and decide it once and for all.

Many coaches, agents and fans are upset because their favorite player was not invited to the tournament. As was stated in the press release, “to be invited a player had to have won at least 3 Grand Slam Titles – no exceptions”. To counter the argument of “my player had tougher competition” or “my player is bigger, stronger, faster”, we say, “They are obviously not strong or fast enough because they weren’t able to win more slams.” Now on to this great tournament!

There are some key opening round matches. Twenty-four time grand slam champion, Margaret Court takes on America’s “it” girl, Jennifer Capriati. What about Evonne Goolagong against powerhouse, Venus Williams. Steffi Graf looks to shut-up the always talkative Virginia Wade while Serena Williams looks for revenge against “the hand”, Justine Henin-Hardenne.

Earlier in the day, Doris Hart, Monica Seles, Chris Evert, Louise Brough, Maureen Connolly, Billie Jean King, Molla Mallory, Althea Gibson and Martina Navratilova were all winners. Despite their seeding, most people thought Hingis would take care of Maria Bueno. They failed to remember that Bueno is a 3-time Wimbledon and 4-time US Open champion. Her athleticism and power proved too much for Hingis’ midget style of play. We also got our first upset of the day. Alice Marble took out French favorite, Suzanne Lenglen 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. Lenglen, who never had any success on the US hard court, went down fighting in the decisive 3rd set. Some thought Lindsay Davenport might sneak up on the 3rd seed, Helen Wills, but the match was never really close as Wills took it 6-3, 6-3.

In the key matches, Graf’s forehand was just on fire tonight, she dusted off Wade, 6-1, 6-1. She may be headed toward a showdown with Serena Williams who after being down 1-4 in the first set, came storming back to defeat Henin-Hardenne 7-5, 6-2. Her sister, Venus, wouldn’t be out done by little sister. She powered her way to a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 upset of Evonne Goolagong. Finally, Court blasted Capriati 6-2, 6-1.

Wednesday's matches

Steffi Graf – Doris. Hart
S. Williams – Monica Seles
Chris Evert – Alice Marble
Maria Bueno – Helen Wills

In the bottom half …

Margaret Court – Louise Brough
V. Williams – Maureen Connolly
B. J. King – Molla Mallory
Althea Gibson – M. Navratilova

What are your thoughts? We’re only looking for 1st round analysis. Round two to resume on Wednesday.
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Have fun with that
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What does it mean? The player with the most slam wins and weeks at #1 was being dominated when her rival was knifed.
Imagine the slam totals if an Evert fan Knifed Martina in the back.

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Goldenlox - although that's a good point. We can't play the tournament based on what-ifs. It's based on each player at their best. So far, so good - your girl Monica is in the 2nd round.
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What the hell is the point of this? Basically, you pick the players you like and make them "win" an imaginary tournament. Each player at their best is EXTREMELY subjective, and if it doesn't go according to the number of slams a player's one, it shows your own bias.
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It’s the Ultimate in Grand Slam Women’s Tennis. Thirty-two women have gathered to finally decide who is the best female tennis player of all time. No more message board debating, chat-room arguments and bar club fights. We can finally take it to the court and decide it once and for all.

Many coaches, agents and fans are upset because their favorite player was not invited to the tournament. As was stated in the press release, “to be invited a player had to have won at least 3 Grand Slam Titles – no exceptions”. To counter the argument of “my player had tougher competition” or “my player is bigger, stronger, faster”, we say, “They are obviously not strong or fast enough because they weren’t able to win more slams.” Now on to this great tournament!

There are some key opening round matches. Twenty-four time grand slam champion, Margaret Court takes on America’s “it” girl, Jennifer Capriati. What about Evonne Goolagong against powerhouse, Venus Williams. Steffi Graf looks to shut-up the always talkative Virginia Wade while Serena Williams looks for revenge against “the hand”, Justine Henin-Hardenne.

Earlier in the day, Doris Hart, Monica Seles, Chris Evert, Louise Brough, Maureen Connolly, Billie Jean King, Molla Mallory, Althea Gibson and Martina Navratilova were all winners. Despite their seeding, most people thought Hingis would take care of Maria Bueno. They failed to remember that Bueno is a 3-time Wimbledon and 4-time US Open champion. Her athleticism and power proved too much for Hingis’ midget style of play. We also got our first upset of the day. Alice Marble took out French favorite, Suzanne Lenglen 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. Lenglen, who never had any success on the US hard court, went down fighting in the decisive 3rd set. Some thought Lindsay Davenport might sneak up on the 3rd seed, Helen Wills, but the match was never really close as Wills took it 6-3, 6-3.

In the key matches, Graf’s forehand was just on fire tonight, she dusted off Wade, 6-1, 6-1. She may be headed toward a showdown with Serena Williams who after being down 1-4 in the first set, came storming back to defeat Henin-Hardenne 7-5, 6-2. Her sister, Venus, wouldn’t be out done by little sister. She powered her way to a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 upset of Evonne Goolagong. Finally, Court blasted Capriati 6-2, 6-1.

Wednesday's matches

Steffi Graf – Doris. Hart
S. Williams – Monica Seles
Chris Evert – Alice Marble
Maria Bueno – Helen Wills

In the bottom half …

Margaret Court – Louise Brough
V. Williams – Maureen Connolly
B. J. King – Molla Mallory
Althea Gibson – M. Navratilova

What are your thoughts? We’re only looking for 1st round analysis. Round two to resume on Wednesday.
So what where the other "results?"
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Arantxa has won US open in 1994, defeated top-seeded Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4. Also won doubles with Jana

29 – Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (4 GS/1 US)

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Hingis vs Evert... mouth-watering.
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What the hell is the point of this?
No idea
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What are your thoughts?
I think you've gone mad.

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Yes ASV won the USO once, Court won it 5 times.
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This poor person

So much for trying something new in GM

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Yeah because this will really settle who the best player ever is
Of course a little game like this could do such a thing
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