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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2002, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Martina's 9 tour wins in 2000: Can't happen again. The tour's too deep.

That's what I thought too. Check it out.

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2002-06-24 Wimbledon     1056  WON GS
2002-05-27 Roland Garros 1052  WON GS
2001-10-29 Tour Champs    503  WON I+
2001-08-13 Toronto        423  WON I 
2002-05-13 Rome           427  WON I  
2002-03-18 Miami          590  WON I
2002-02-25 Scottsdale     334  WON II 

2001-08-27 U.S. Open      818  FR  GS
2002-05-06 Berlin         246  FR  I

2002-01-07 Sydney         139  SF  II

2002-04-15 Charleston      92  QF  I 
2001-08-06 Los Angeles     62  QF  II
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She is sooo awesome. The number 1 player in the world has only played in 12 tournaments in the past 52 weeks. Who knew it could be done?

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Well, she is only playing ONE tournament until her first title defense (Canadian Open) but then she plays the Princess Cup, Moscow, and Zurich, so the most tournaments she can win by the year's end is: 12! WHAT IS MORE: That would consist of: 3 Grand Slams, the Tour Championships, 5 tier ones, and two tier twos! When Martina won her 9 titles, they were: 0 Grand Slams, Tour Championships, 5 Tier Ones, 2 Tier Twos, 1 Tier Three. GO REE!

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I thought Serena was on the commitment list for Linz. Or am I mistaken?

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OMG, serena has won 7 tournaments already!! i lol this girl needs to be stopped (come on venus), is this the most tournaments a williams has won in a year??
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Could I just point out one tiny thing....it's only 5 titles so far THIS year, but 7 titles in the past 52 weeks......
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2002, 04:24 PM
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Volcana, Martina won 9 titles in 2000. Not in 52 weeks, but in the year of 2000. Serena has only 5 titles in 2002, so she needs 4 more titles THIS year to make 9.
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Serena will and can win 9 titles in one year and more.

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By this time 2000, Martina had 4 titles! (Pan Pacific, Hamburg, Miami, s'Hertogenboesch (sp.?) Serena already has Five!!!

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Martinafan and Ryan15 are absolutely right. Mt bad. So its really 5 down and 4 to go. That's important because I'm still betting on Venus for the USOpen. So Serena is going to have to win 4 out fo 6 tournaments to get 9.

Actually, the way she's playing, that's not unreachable at all.

Cute girl. Okay tennis player. Smiles a lot. I've got $50 million. Wear my shoes.

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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2002, 12:02 AM
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Year: 1997
WTA Tour Tournaments Played: 17
WTA Tour Record: 75-5
Tournament Titles: 12 (Sydney International, Australian Open,
Pan Pacific Open, Open Gaz De France, Lipton Championships,
Family Circle Cup, Wimbledon, Bank of the West Classic, Toshiba
Classic, U.S. Open, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Advanta
Championships)
Hardcourt Record: 48-2
Carpet Record: 12-2
Clay Record: 11-1
Grass Record: 7-0
Overall Record (including non-WTA Tour events): 78-5


At the age of 15/16. Hingis got to all four Grand Slam finals.
Won 12 titles including 3 Grand Slams.

So please could we stop these annoying comparisons. But if you want to compare past results 1997 was Hingis' year not 2000!
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Raj - Some of us think winning 9 tournaments in a year, including 5 Tier I's, is pretty impressive. It may not come up to YOUR lofty standands, but it's pretty damn hard to do.

Also, with respect, 2000 is a much better indication of what martina can do NOW than 1997. And unless she's been taking some rather suspect chemicals, 2000 is a better indicator of what she'll do in the future than 1997.

Youth is not everything. Martina Navratilova won her first GS title at 23. In the universe of GS titles, how long you're on top is more important than how fast you get there.

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so true volcana. There are a lot of late bloomers who were not super child prodigies winning grand slams in their diapers. Lindsay still is going strong but it will be tough for her to claim the us open especially after coming off an injury. Jen has a good chance but i think she has williams on the brain. and anyone else I dont see as a legitimate threat for the title.

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That is right... Serena has a chance of winning 12 titles... and it would better than Martina's record in 1997... because it would include 3 slam titles, 5 Tier 1s, Tour Championships and 2 Tier 2s.

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That is right... Serena has a chance of winning 12 titles... and it would better than Martina's record in 1997... because it would include 3 slam titles, 5 Tier 1s, Tour Championships and 2 Tier 2s.
Yes, this is correct. But the operative word here is chance. A lot of people are acting like Serena winning a Grandslam, the tour championships and three tier 1's (while not losing a match from april to november) is a gimme . I for one am not that naive. Even in her year of utter domination, Martina's form tailed off towards the end of the year (she lost three of her 5 matches for the year after the US Open). Winning can be draining. Everyone seems to think that today's tour is so much "tougher" than in 1997, so for Serena to keep up her superhuman form and almost immaculate win/loss record , while playing a fairly hectic schedule (particularly for her) would be while possible, inprobable. At the moment Serena's year ranks with Venus' 2000 (a great achievement), but her equalling Martina's feet is not a gimme by any stretch. I do agree however, 9 tourney wins is well within her reach.
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