Re: 'Consistent Top-Tenners'
If you divide thing up between outside the top 100, 100-21, 20-11, and the top 10, there's an interesting trend. The players who win a lot of slams don't spend a lot of time getting from out the top hundred into the top ten. Serena didn't spend that transitional year between 100 and 21 at all. She went from outside the top 100 to #19 to #4.
Venus 100+ to 25 to 5 straight years ending in the top ten, a dip to #11 and two more top ten years
Sharapova 100+ to #32 to 5 straight years ending in the top ten
Mauresmo 100+ to #29 to #10, dip to #16, then six straight top ten years
Kuznetsova 100+ to #43 tp #36, top ten, dip to #16, last three years in the top ten
If you order the players by slam wins, then tour wins, you get the same order
Your active multi-slam winners. Which would indicate, obvious not conclusively, that players who are going to win multiple slams don't waste a lot of time getting from outside the 100 into the top ten.
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