Re: Bettina Bunge
Just looking at year end rankings, I am absolutely dumbfounded that for 3 consecutive years Bunge ranked in the top 10! OK, I could see 1982 when she recahed the Wimbledon semis (I believe the only time she ever got a Slam quarter) and she won 3 tournaments.
But in 1981 she didn't win a single tournament, and she reached other 2 finals. In the majors her best results were R16 at the US Open (winning all of 1 game vs Evert) and R16 at the French, winning 4 games vs Hana). 1981 was a really competitive year, and players like Jausovec, Ruzici, Barker and Marsikova weren't in the top 10. In 1983 Bunge won one tournament (and no other finals) and won one match in the majors, and she ranked #7. Number 7!!??!
Further proof how ludicrous the WTA rankings were back then!