Re: Serena and Justine on pace with Navrat w/Slam wins (Seles-Graf-Venus, etc...)
.The number listed by each player tells you how many slams the player participated in before winning their First, Third, Fifth, or Tenth slam.
(It's almost impossible to do these sorts of lists without making a few mistakes, so be sure to let me know if you see any)
FIRST SLAM TITLE:
*Margaret Court: 2
*Maureen Connolly: 3
Tracy Austin: 6
Mary Peirce: 12
Hingis always get noted for being the youngest slam winner- and while that's an admirable thing to accomplish at such a young age, she was able to play 8 slams before winning her first. I think it's more impressive that after playing in only 3 slams, Monica Seles was able to win in just her fourth slam that she ever played in.
Also interesting that Serena, Sharapova, and Sanchez-Vicario all won their first slam with less slam experience than Graf had when she won her first slam.
THIRD SLAM TITLE:
*Maureen Connolly: 5
*Margaret Court: 7
What a difference between Seles and Hingis compared to both Linday and Capriatti.
FIFTH SLAM TITLE:
*Maureen Connolly: 7
Margaret Court: 10
Interesting that at this point both Serena and Hingis were both paced ahead of Navratilova who ended her career with 18 slams.
TENTH SLAM TITLE:
**Margaret Court: 19
It took Mauresmo 32 slam appearances before she could win her first and in less slams played Steffi and Chris Evert were able to win 10!!!
So how much total slam experience do the current player have as of 2010 Wimbledon:
(will update later, too lazy)
50 Slams played for Venus
43 Slams played for Serena
34 Slams played for Henin
32 Slams played for Kuznetsova
29 Slams played for Clijsters
29 Slams played for Sharapova
*slams won BEFORE the open era
**some won both BEFORE and AFTER the open era
(Thanks tennisvideos and OsloErik for the stats on Connolly and Court.)
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Last edited by Sir Stefwhit; Aug 5th, 2012 at 02:53 PM.