Re: Best Thing that ever happened to Women's Tennis
1) BJK defeating Bobby Riggs in battle of the sexes (II)
2) Suzanne Lenglen's style of dress.
3) The emergence of Chris Evert, first superstar of the Open Era
4) The Court-King rivalry - Tennis was much more popular in the Court-King era than the Evert-Navratliova. Cause or effect?
5) Evert-Navratilova rivalry - It ddin't help tennis at the time, but now it's a foundation piece of the credibility of the women's game.
6) Presence of Williams sisters on tour - For draggin eyeballs to the TV who otherwise just wouldn't watch
7) Anna Kournikova - For draggin eyeballs to the TV who otherwise just wouldn't watch
8) Martina Hingis - For putting wizardry back into the game at a time when it was almost lost.
9) Justine Henin - For putting to bed the mythology that small players couldn't win on the WTA tour anymore.
10) King-Evert, Court-Goolagong, Navratilova-Graf, Graf-Seles
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Last edited by Volcana; Apr 5th, 2007 at 12:20 AM.