thats not true macky, though i know you would enjoy if that could only be the case.
but tracy had just beaten andrea jaeger inthe round prior in straight sets during jaeger's finest year ever.
(in fact, the only year jaeger ever achieved any wins over chris!) and tracy was, after all, in the year end championships semifinal which is the event specific to the greatest players of the year. miss awesome was still pretty good and not too shabby. Tennis historians, and I know a fair portion of them!, take the match seriously indeed. It is called a beat down, and an historic beat down if you like!
martina doesnt deny chrissie beat HER 6-0 6-0 either. thats just sometimes what happens when a player of her stature is at her best.
the following year, tracy reached the finals against martina at hilton head in 1983 where she took a set from MN in nav's best year ever. really, historians would be just as likely to dismiss evert's drop in play 'may1979/feb80' to focus shifts due to her marriage commitments. she was the same age as henin when she took time out, and chris had already been #1 for 5 years. there was plenty on her plate to consider, besides playing tennis at the level she had been maintaining.