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Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

I was bored and looking players career highlights and I found that Martina achieved a slam nobody ever mentions.
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I expect the same recognition Serena's got for her so called slam.
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Re: Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

The Serena slam will be just as obsolete in the future as this record is, no need to worry.

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Re: Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

Because the Navratilova Slam isn't a catchy name at all. Serena Slams is wonderous. Navrati-blah-blah-blah Slam sounds dull dull dull.

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Re: Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

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Because the Navratilova Slam isn't a catchy name at all. Serena Slams is wonderous. Navrati-blah-blah-blah Slam sounds dull dull dull.
But The Navy Slam sounds much better than Serena slam.
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Re: Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

Well, it's because Serena's also an actress, rapper, writer, dancer, singer, author, fashion designer, model. Navratilova can only wish to achieve this.

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Well, it's because Serena's also an actress, rapper, writer, dancer, singer, author, fashion designer, model. Navratilova can only wish to achieve this.
The Navy doesn't wish any of these.
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Yes its very dull and Serena's is the last so until sum1 else achieves such a feat and possibly n 1 calendar year.... many will know of the Serena Slam Baby!!!!!

And y use an angry smiley??? Thanks 4 the Navratilova Slam... never knew...
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It's because she didn't know how to sell it. Martina was never, and still isn't media savvy, she was not a good self-promoter the way Serena is. If she had coined a catchy term before she won the fourth straight slam she would have gotten people to remember it too. Steffi's slam was the "Golden Slam" now isn't that catchy, if Nav had done something like that maybe it would have stuck in peoples minds too. She actually won 6 straight slams if I'm not mistaken, but she was not a show-woman and it is a shame at times that Evert is remembered more fondly to the point were some want to brush aside her many post-playing transgressions. There's no doubt what she did was amazing and she is one of the greatest players of all time.

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Re: Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

Because anything that happened before the end of the Graf years is basically BCE to most posters around here. And us aged Navy fans are so old we can't even remember it ourselves. Or maybe we just don't feel the need to mention it every 13 seconds.

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It's because she didn't know how to sell it. Martina was never, and still isn't media savvy, she was not a good self-promoter the way Serena is. If she had coined a catchy term before she won the fourth straight slam she would have gotten people to remember it too. Steffi's slam was the "Golden Slam" now isn't that catchy, if Nav had done something like that maybe it would have stuck in peoples minds too. She actually won 6 straight slams if I'm not mistaken, but she was not a show-woman and it is a shame at times that Evert is remembered more fondly to the point were some want to brush aside her many post-playing transgressions. There's no doubt what she did was amazing and she is one of the greatest players of all time.
Actually, it was Tiger Woods who first came up with the catchy name, "Tiger Slam," after he had won four straight slams in golf in a non-calendar year. Not long after that, Serena won her fourth straight slams in tennis and used the catchy name, "Serena Slam."

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Re: Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

Didn't martina win a calender slam which is better than a non calender. I would imagine it is just like Myskina will be always called a former FO champion and serena 10 time slam chapion. The greater achievement is most talked about.

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Re: Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

Nope. Martina's was not a calendar slam. (Unless you're talking about doubles, which she did accomplish).

The calendar year winners are Connelly Brinker and Court, with Graf as the only Golden Slam winner.

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Didn't martina win a calender slam which is better than a non calender.
No she didn't.
Only three women in history won the Grand Slam : Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf.
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Actually, it was Tiger Woods who first came up with the catchy name, "Tiger Slams," after he had won four straight slams in golf in a non-calendar year. Not long after that, Serena had just won her fourth straight slams in tennis and used the catchy name, "Serena Slam."
Yeah I know, and people still remember the "Tiger Slam" so we can be sure people will remember the "Serena Slam" But you have to admit that "Serena Slam" is more alliterative.

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Didn't martina win a calender slam which is better than a non calender. I would imagine it is just like Myskina will be always called a former FO champion and serena 10 time slam champion. The greater achievement is most talked about.
No, but she came close. She lost in the semis of the U.S. Open to Sukova if I remember my tennis history right. From what many including Martina have said, the crowd was fearcly against her, and this was after she became a U.S citizen.

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Re: Why Nobody Mentions The Navratilova Slam?

Didn't Martina actually win 6 slams in a row but 1 was moved to the next year so she didn't get a chance for the calendar year slam. If that's true, I actually think what she did was better than Graf's Golden slam
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