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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2009, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Best top 5 ever?

Back in 2002 the rankings must have had Hingis, Davenport, Serena, Venus, Henin and Clijsters in the top 10? Does anyone know when the deepest and strongest top 5 occurred?
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I loved the top four in 2003. Serena, Venus, Kim and Justine. Can't remember who was number five.

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I loved the top four in 2003. Serena, Venus, Kim and Justine. Can't remember who was number five.
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Re: Best top 5 ever?

Venus, Serena, Davenport, Hingis, Seles (or Capriati)

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Re: Best top 5 ever?

During Monica's heyday in the early 90s, this is what the Top 5 was:

Monica Seles
Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
Martina Navratilova
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

To win 7 of 8 Slams and reach the finals of 30 of the last 31 tournaments in such a strong Top 5.

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During Monica's heyday in the early 90s, this is what the Top 5 was:

Monica Seles
Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
Martina Navratilova
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

To win 7 of 8 Slams and reach the finals of 30 of the last 31 tournaments in such a strong Top 5.
That's my favorite top 5 too.
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During Monica's heyday in the early 90s, this is what the Top 5 was:

Monica Seles
Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
Martina Navratilova
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

To win 7 of 8 Slams and reach the finals of 30 of the last 31 tournaments in such a strong Top 5.
Lets not even count the amount of grand slam titles and finals between this group

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18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
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During Monica's heyday in the early 90s, this is what the Top 5 was:

Monica Seles
Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
Martina Navratilova
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

To win 7 of 8 Slams and reach the finals of 30 of the last 31 tournaments in such a strong Top 5.
Nice! This is what I was wondering. Has there been a top five with more depth? This takes the cake as far as I have seen.

Back in the day there was always 1 or 2 or 3 dominant players... but so rarely a dominant top 5.
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During Monica's heyday in the early 90s, this is what the Top 5 was:

Monica Seles
Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
Martina Navratilova
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

To win 7 of 8 Slams and reach the finals of 30 of the last 31 tournaments in such a strong Top 5.
= 54 grand slams!
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