These 14 players are the most successful players of the open era
. All former world # 1 and multiple Grand Slam champions.
Who's your favorite and why? What is your opinion on each of these players? Do you like the player's style and attitude or personality?
All time greats (open era)
One of the most successful players ever. But way before my time
I only know her matches from ESPN classics. Quite modern tennis for the late 70ties but nothing really special today. Way to her success was consistency and mental strength. Can’t say more about her.
Biggest talent in sport ever , so ambitious, great and brave character but mentally kinda fragile esp at the end of her career. Not so powerful but remember she learned tennis with wooden rackets 50 years ago. But even for today’s standards: The almost perfect technique
Always great to watch. The biggest dominator
Great athlete combined with so much elegance. Very unique technique but esp on the serve not so effective. Always loved to watch her. A very shy but such a nice person!
Such a tough biography (war in YUG, the stabbing in Hamburg 1993, her farher’s illness) but still a great fighter. Most impressive comeback ever 1995/1996 but then she struggled because she never got to that fitness level. Very unique player with an odd technique.
Nice person and great attitude on court. Great fighter and mentally one of the strongest players ever. Never really liked her game but you got to admit she was very effective. Lot of variaty and touch. Not powerful enough but fantastic movement. Should have stopped her career much earlier
The end was painful to watch...
What a career! Her story’s just like a Hollywood movie. The sensationell teenage years, the struggle and the late comeback and success. Great technique. No weakness. But for most of her career not consistent enough. I can remember some awesome Capriati matches but I never loved her style.
Such a talent when she was very young but she never improved her game. Great hands and a very complete game but her serve is probably the weakest of all top women. Didn’t like her game so much cause it was not powerful enough.
Techniquly probably the best player ever. What a clean hitting from both sides. But could have done more with her serve with her height. She improved her fitness level a lot but she was still hard too watch in the defense
But when her game was on – it was alway a joy to watch.
Probably the most spectacular hitter ever. She and Serena brought women’s tennis to another level. First women to serve over 200 km/h! Doesn’t have a B-game but she can dominate the matches like no one else. Great champion and attitude.
I always prefered her sister watching because Venus’ hitting is more spectacular. Sometimes Serena’s movement looks a little odd, maybe she’s too athletic
But Serena’s has always been a great champion. Such a self confidence! Mentally probably one of the strongest female players in history!
Probably one of the nicest persons on tour ever. I think everybody loves her. Me too though I never loved her game that much. Nothing really special. But no weakness on the other side. Some great matches and what a sensationel comeback!
Her technique has never been that fluent and natural as Mauresmo’s but what a power and accuracy. Looked so much in control of everything at her prime. A very special player and very important for the good reputation of the WTA at the beginning of the new century. Imagine Henin with 6 foot sth
My favorite player. What a technique! So round and fluent. Yes, she was not going forward enough but I have never seen such a natural swing in women’s tennis. She gave me hard times with her mental weakness (esp at Roland Garros) but I will never forget her great moments (esp winning Wimbledon 2006).
As Venus, she is one of the most spectacular hitters. Always great to watch. So many “aahhs” and “oohs” in the crowd when she is playing. Such a struggle after her shoulder injury but she seems on her way back. Best player on tou 2011. What I admire most is her fighting spirit. She never gives up – not even on a bad day. Even 0:6 0:5 down (Roland Garros quarterfinal 2009 vs Cibulkova) she’s still believing in herself and fighting! Great champion!