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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Carling Bassett

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This may be too big....we'll see....

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As a Ford Agency Model:




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As a kid , training:




And a shot from ESPN's article "Readers' list: Classic sexiest athletes"
http://espn.go.com/page2/s/readers/sexy.html





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From the Tennis Canada Hall of Fame site:



She was inducted in 1998

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Looks like a different pic with the same tennis skirt



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Thanks KoolMan....that looks like a relatively recent shot...any idea where / when it's from?

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Remember when Wimbledon made tennis clothes????

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post #12 of 51 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2003, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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Not Carling...but in my search, I found this pic of another player from Carling's era who was known at least as much for being a "looker" as for her tennis skills:
Andrea Temesvari from 1994


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Cool Carling in the Canadian HOF???

Uh, yeah, I know she was cute but a Hall of Famer? Really??? I don't remember Carling being much of a player especially against the Chrissie Evert types or others of that era. Did she really do well or is it that I've forgotten about her accomplishments ? I know that our neighbors to the north (whom we often call Canuckleheads, but let's keep that a secret) are known for their cranky nature but that seems kind of out of the ordinary. Thoughts???
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Uh, yeah, I know she was cute but a Hall of Famer? Really??? I don't remember Carling being much of a player especially against the Chrissie Evert types or others of that era. Did she really do well or is it that I've forgotten about her accomplishments ? I know that our neighbors to the north (whom we often call Canuckleheads, but let's keep that a secret) are known for their cranky nature but that seems kind of out of the ordinary. Thoughts???
Well, probably a little of both (Canadian's not having much else AND Carling being somewhat better than you remember).....she was sort of the Anna Kournakova of the early/mid 1980s.

I think she was pretty good player for at least a short stretch...her highest ranking was #8 in the world and she won 2 singles and 2 doubles titles (more than Anna has done yet, although interestingly, Anna got as high as #8 as well, but no titles yet).

She made it to the Semi's of the US Open in 1984 and Made the QFs of both Aussie Open and French Open (twice).

I think that Canada has never really produced real world-class female tennis talent, so Carling is about as good as it ever got.

WTA bio: http://www.wtatour.com/index.cfm?sec...3&roster_id=24
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Craling pushed Evert to a third set tiebreaker in the Amelia Island final once, and has very good career wins over good players. I personally think Helen Kelesi was much better than Carling, she pushed the top players of her era more and had more wins, even though she only reached #13.
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