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Great Seasons....

Martina N. 82-84
Graf 88,89,94,95,96,
Monica 91,92, 93*
ASV 94
Hingis 97,98
Davenport 99
Venus 00,01
Capriati 00,01
Serena 02,03

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "



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As you wish, everything depends on the definition of great you prefer to use.

By your definition at most two people per year can have a great season.
As far as I'm concerned three players have had a great year so far.
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I agree w/ the exception of Cappy 2000. She had a good beginning, but then did decently the rest of the year. Her only truly great seasons were 1991 and 2001 .

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Hingis 97 (3 GS, 9 tour titles), 98 (1 GS, 4 tour titles inc Chase Champs), 99 (1 GS, 6 tour titles), 00 (10 tour titles inc Chase Champs)

Obviously I am biased!! BTW Venus only had great end June-end September in both 2000 and 2001, so not a whole season. I know you'll probably tear me apart for saying that but it is true, and yes she did have a fantastic run.

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40 singles titles incl. 5 GS, 2 WTA Champs
36 doubles titles incl. 10 GS, 2 WTA Champs
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I donīt really think that Jenīs ī01 was that great, īcause after all she only had three titles!! I think Serenaīs 02 was even way better/ greater than Venus run during the summer/ fall in ī00.
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I donīt really think that Jenīs ī01 was that great, īcause after all she only had three titles!! I think Serenaīs 02 was even way better/ greater than Venus run during the summer/ fall in ī00.
I think you better start deciding what's really important.

When talking about Kim, she has the titles but no GS, therefore no great season.

When you bring up someone with 2 GS + 1 title, again no great season?
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From the Australian Open in 1969 to the French Open in 1971, Margaret Court lost only one- YES ONE match in Grand Slam play:

1969 WON Australian (def. Billie Jean King)
1969 WON French (def. Ann Haydon Jones)
1969 SF Wimbledon (lost to champion Ann Haydon Jones)
1969 WON U.S. Open (def. Nancy Richey)
1970 WON Australian (def. Kerry Melville)
1970 WON French (def. Helga Masthoff Niessen)
1970 WON Wimbledon (def. Billie Jean King)
1970 WON U.S. Open (def. Rosie Casals)
1971 WON Australian (def. Evonne Goolagong)

THAT WAS AN AMAZING RUN!!!
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DF, shame on you for forgetting Monica.

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He is a Steffi fan remember ?
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My bad that was a terrible oversite.

MONICA SELES 91-92...(93 A.o. what other titles?)

I don't care if a player didn't play a complete sesaon, if she won two slams she had a great season.

Notice I only put Slam champions on my list

ASV 94

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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I think you better start deciding what's really important.

When talking about Kim, she has the titles but no GS, therefore no great season.

When you bring up someone with 2 GS + 1 title, again no great season?
8 titles
2 grand slam semifinals
1 grand slam final

That's not great ?
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I only said that Jenīs ī01 season wasnīt that great in comparison to other great years. Never said that Kimīs play this year warrants nomination for a great year. If you compare the great years all had more than 3 titles, in combination with slams. 3 titles are a bit too little IMO.
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NO FRAID NOT!

That's good ...not GREAT...

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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I agree DF- kind of pales in comparison to Die Grafin's worst years
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IF

Kim wins a slam this year, she'd def. make the list, but that's the difference between a good year and a great year.

I can't think of a single player in the open -era who was considered GREAT, yet never won a slam, of course that doesn't mean all those who have managed to win a slam are considered great either. Kim has time on her side, but she hasn't earned a nomination ...

YET

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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