Re: amazing winning streaks
Well, I get you don't take "grannies" into this competition (I really don't see why not as their wins count as much as today's, they won their matches on the same tennis court and with not-wooden rackets too, if we count only those players)but if you take Conchita's 95 I guess Steffi's strek must be included too, as she won 36 matches since November 93 (YEC) to April 94 (l. to Sánchez in Hamburg or Berlin). Also, in 1995 she won 33 matches, between February (Paris) and August (l. to Coetzer at Canadian), and her streak is FAR more impressive than Conchita's as she took Miami AND the French and Wimbledon during it.
Not to mention Navratilova's 74 consecutive wins (among other streaks) as well as Steffi's 66 wins between 1989 and 1990 (among other streaks of hers). And also some of Seles', as the 26 wins streak since 1991 USOpen to 1992 Miami (l. to Capriati), or 34 wins since 1992 USOpen to 1993 Paris in February (l. to granny Navratilova). And I do think her streaks are the most remarkable as I think field depth was the greatest in women's tennis (I mean, considering her big rivals and top players,not the lesser players) as she had to beat GREAT players as Navratilova, Graf, Sabatini, Sánchez-Vicario, Capriati among others. IMO
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