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Navratilova tops The Times list of the Top 100 Players at Wimbledon of all time!

1) Martina Navratilova
2) Billie Jean King
3)Chris Evert
4)Steffi Graf
5)Helen Wills/Moody
6) Pete Sampras
7) Louise Brough
8) Jimmy Connors
9) Boris Becker
10) John McEnroe

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...cle4176943.ece
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Re: Navratilova tops The Times list of the Top 100 Players at Wimbledon of all time!

Venus at #13!

Might crack the top 10 in a couple days.
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The 8-times Champion at #5?
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"We devised a points system to reward all players reaching at least the last 16 in all the championships since the challenge round was abolished in 1922.
Players were given 1pt for making the last 16, 2pts for the quarter-final and 5pts for the semi-final. The runner-up was awarded 10pts while the champion received 15pts.
This produced a Top 100 list that, with ties, actually contained 102 players, 52 men and 50 women. The players came from all eras of the game but women dominate the top of the leaderboard, claiming the first five players. Pete Sampras is the best-placed man in sixth place, 83 points behind the top woman, Martina Navratilova"
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Re: Navratilova tops The Times list of the Top 100 Players at Wimbledon of all time!

Chris Evert above Venus/Pete/etc :barf:

Serena. Simona. Ana. Petra. Venus.
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Should be 20pts for winners
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Evert above Graf??
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borg and federer are not in the top 10? what kind of list is this?

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They used a points system, so players with longer/completed careers are obviously at an advantage. Federer has a quarterfinal and 5 wins, Borg has 5 wins and 1 final. Players like Evert, Connors, and Becker have less titles, but they reached the 2nd week 10-15 times each. Which adds up pretty quickly.
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Chris Evert above Venus/Pete/etc :barf:
It's about the criteria. They give you points for every 4th round or better you compete in. Venus has reached the 4th round or better 8 times. Sampras, 10. Evert, 18. It's a numbers game.
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Sounds like an odd ranking system but then again Martina N should be at the top so I suppose it's got some merit.
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Men and women can't be compared.
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No Fed?
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It's about the criteria. They give you points for every 4th round or better you compete in. Venus has reached the 4th round or better 8 times. Sampras, 10. Evert, 18. It's a numbers game.

That sounds about right. If venus wins on saturday then she will zoom into the top 10 .
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