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9 Grand Slams 6 5.94%
10 Grand Slams 3 2.97%
11 Grand Slams 2 1.98%
12 Grand Slams 3 2.97%
13 Grand Slams 4 3.96%
14 Grand Slams 14 13.86%
15 Grand Slams 16 15.84%
16 Grand Slams 5 4.95%
17 Grand Slams 13 12.87%
More than 17 Grand Slams (Please specify) 35 34.65%
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post #1 of 133 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2007, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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How many Grand Slams would Monica Seles have won if she didn't get stabbed?

I would say 18 because she won almost all the ones she entered until she was stabbed and she probably would have won way more during the 3 years she took off to recover and she never really returned to her best after despite winning just 1 GS after. I think if Seles wasn't stabbed she still could have been winning Grand Slams in the mid to late 90s.

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Re: How many Grand Slams would Monica Seles have won if she didn't get stabbed?

I say 13 to 15 she most likely could have won at least the french in 93 maybe the U.S. So that is two more just from 93. Then she might would have won the Aussie and French or U.S and French in 94 so thats my Four extra grand slams for Monica. I dont know about 95 cause Mary was on Fire at the Aussie open she might could have won the French that year but I'm not sure
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Re: How many Grand Slams would Monica Seles have won if she didn't get stabbed?

Well, I guess you can only go so far with this one. I mean, she probably would have won the '93 French Open, '93 US Open, and she was always good on rebound ace, so I'd give her the '94 Australian Open. Then maybe one more than year, two more the next, and one every other year until she reached the '98, '99, '00 power of the Davenports, Williamses, Capriatis.

So, she has nine in total. I'd give her eight more, for a total of 17.

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Re: How many Grand Slams would Monica Seles have won if she didn't get stabbed?

wow do we really need to go here again? She probably would have won most but i doubt she would have got a Wimbledon title against the likes of Graf and Novotna.

Monica proved to be very injury prone after her comeback. Yes that was partly because she carried more weight but we can't presume that because she was the best player before the stabbing that nothing else was going to go wrong in her career if she had not been taken out so unfairly.

Basically there is no way to say with any accuracy whatsoever. Anybody with any objectivity knows that Seles would have a won a lot more slams than she did without the stabbing but the simple fact is that she got stabbed so she didn't. It's tragic, but it's life.
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If Monica had won 18 Grand Slams as I said I thought she could have she would have had more GS than Steffi Graf.
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I say more than 17, (but you never know with injuries, obviously). Because of the stabbing, she ended up "peaking" at 19. She could have gotten better and better in the ensuing years. unfortunately, we'll never know
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I would have thought she could have reached at least 16 without stretching the imagination at all and could well have won more. Sad that we will never know. I just hope she's happy with life now and that is all that matters.

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My mind refuses to go there. Way too painful!:-(
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proly 18-20 GS

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More than Graf, right?


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Re: How many Grand Slams would Monica Seles have won if she didn't get stabbed?

Yeah well I think Monica would have won 18 Grand Slams which would have made her have more GS than Graf.

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