Join Date: Nov 2006
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Re: in term's of talent and ablity...rank your top five ladies of all time.
It's hard for me to do..... anyway, here's my opinion.
The Greatest : Steffi Graf & Martina Hingis
The Great : Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles
Very Excellent : Serena Williams, Justine Henin, Lindsay Davenport, Arantxa S. Vicario
Very Good : Amelie Mauresmo, Natalie Tauziat, Mary Pierce, Jana Novotna, Venus Williams, Jennifer Capriati
...And I think Monica, Jennifer and Martina H. could have been much better if they hadn't semi-retirement during their prime due to injury or something.
Those are the girls I think are the top girls in tennis.
I mostly agree but my my Greatest will include Evert and Navratilova, and my Great will include Serena, my very good will be Venus, Amelie, Mary, Capriati no Novotna and Tauziat.
I won't add any others because I don't have time to think about it too much now.
Martina Hingis Princess of the WTA!
43 Singles Titles 37 Doubles Titles 1 Mixed Doubles Title
Singles: TI-17 TII-15 TIII-4 Doubles: TI-13 TII-13; 26 S-RUP 14 D-RUP
5 Singles Grandslams, 9 Doubles Grandslam, 1 Mixed Grandslam
2x Single, 2x Double WTA Tour Championships Winner (2 S-RUP)
209 weeks at no.1 (4th place, max consecutive: 80&73), 3x no.1 year ender
No.1 both in singles & doubles for 35 weeks. (1 of 5)
Calendar Doubles Grandslam Winner (1 of 4)/Rank 4 or higher - 6 straight yrs
Chris Evert Queen of the WTA!
18 Singles Grandslams (record 7 French) 16 Singles Grandslams Runner-up
157 Singles Titles, 7x no.1 year ender (never ranked lower than 4 in career: 18 yrs)
0.9 win ratio, 90% SF or better, 125 match win streak on clay