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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2002, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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We've done the Bagel Girls, what about the Teeth Skinners?

That is, those girls who've clung on by the skin of their teeth to win the most close matches?

I nominate Arantxa for queen of this field - she's played 27 final set tie breaks (or extended third sets, 8-6 or more) in her career and won 16 of them. On four occasions she's played two consecutive final set tie break matches.

Can anyone beat that?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 10:40 AM
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lol! i think Arantxa stands alone in this category!

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Too lazy to look up the actual stats but Arantxa is #1 in this field. At a slightly lower level I would say Chanda Rubin also.
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at a lower level as well.
Tammy Tanasugarn .... almost all the matches she wins are in 3 sets!
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