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Martina's record of 9 Wimbledon's now safe

Venus only active player with the chance equaling Martina's record is now gone.

I guess she can still retire happy knowing she has the best record of her generation on grass, but wow talk about possibly doing the impossible.

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Re: Martina's record of 9 Wimbledon's now safe

I don't see Venus winning 4 straight Wimbledons.
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Re: Martina's record of 9 Wimbledon's now safe

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Venus only active player with the chance equaling Martina's record is now gone.

I guess she can still retire happy knowing she has the best record of her generation on grass, but wow talk about possibly doing the impossible.
We don't know. What if Venus went on a tear and won the next four Wimbledons? Or what if she plays at this level for a long time?

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Re: Martina's record of 9 Wimbledon's now safe

To win 4 Wimbledons from 30 onwards is hard but it's not impossible.

Martina won her last as a 33-year-old.

I'm really bummed that Venus lost because I know how much she likes Wimbledon and I so want her to get this record.

I'm just glad that Serena is getting her overall slam numbers up.

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Re: Martina's record of 9 Wimbledon's now safe

ahhh,everyone here knows about the 2012 which is a very realistic date. She had to win in order to tie martina.

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Safer yes but not 100% safe yet.

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It's 100% safe for ETERNITY!
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Thanks god Martina's record seems to be safe! Thats one record I want to stay forever...

Of even more significance, there's this little gap in Graf's resume the size of the hole in the ozone layer: It's called Monica Seles. Was Graf the best female player of all time? She wasn't even the best in the heart of her career.
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Re: Martina's record of 9 Wimbledon's now safe

When Martina won in 1990 everbody said that this is a record for eternity.

I still believe that but Steffi was quite close and Venus would be close to it - if her sister didn't beat her 3 times in the final! ;-)
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Re: Martina's record of 9 Wimbledon's now safe

Well it looked in danger (actually a lot of people thought it was going to be broken) when Graf had 7 at the age of 27..... So I dont know, maybe it will be the opposite with Venus and she'll end up winning her 10th at the age of 35.

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unlikely to happen though...

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Re: Martina's record of 9 Wimbledon's now safe

Maybe she can equal Graf's record?
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