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Best Thing that ever happened to Women's Tennis

Seles dethroning dominant Graf in 1991

William Sisters ranking #1 and #2 in the world

Navratilova Evert Rivalry

BJK defeating Bobby Riggs in battle of the sexes

Resurgence of Jennifer Capriati

Ana Kournikova and Maria Sharapova joining the Wta Tour
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BJK defeating Bobby Riggs in battle of the sexes!

And Williams SiStars!

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The work of Billie Jean King... she's an amazing woman.

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BJK defeating Bobby Riggs in battle of the sexes by far and then...

Navratilova Evert Rivalry (everyone please read the book, "The Rivals")

I love Seles, JCap and the Williams Sisters but their achievements were just great for them and their fans; I don't think they rise to Best Thing Ever status other than being the best thing ever to their fans.
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Yep - you're right on those



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I agree. Now I want to add Serena making a comeback. Love or hate she just brings an excitement back to the game.
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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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I agree. Now I want to add Serena making a comeback. Love or hate she just brings an excitement back to the game.
Serena is the most exciting player to watch since Monica Seles. Sharapova is also exciting to watch.
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Serena is the most exciting player to watch since Monica Seles. Sharapova is also exciting to watch.
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The great BJK,because of what she has meant to Women's tennis.
The Chris - Martina Rivalry.
Steffi and Monica.
Serena Williams.
Venus Williams.
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The work of Billie Jean King... she's an amazing woman.
I second that!
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9) Justine Henin - For putting to bed the mythology that small players couldn't win on the WTA tour anymore.


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how come u got bad reps
Someone got jealous and decided to stab me in the back
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Richard and Oracene Williams having sex and spawning off two champions in under 2 years!!!

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