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vogus
Nov 18th, 2004, 04:36 PM
Likhovtseva is the "Grand Dame" of the tour appearing in 45 straight Grand Slam singles maindraws.

Just behind is Sugiyama with 42.

Then Raymond, Schett, and Grande tie for 3rd at 37, followed by Suarez, Nagyova, and Tannasugarn all with 35.

Serna, Schnyder and Dechy round out the longevity club with 32 straight appearances each.

All the other veteran players i checked, like Farina, Frazier, Capriati, Martinez, VRP, etc, had missed at least one tournie in the past 8 years.

DevilishAttitude
Nov 18th, 2004, 04:46 PM
Elena :eek: :eek: :D

Nagyova, Serna and Grande might need to qualify to get another slam :(

Schett will only continue the run at Aus Open and then stop :sad:

vogus
Nov 18th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Serna and Grande are in maindraw (just barely) for the Aus Open, but Nagyova will have to qualify to get #36. Schett has officially announced retirement after AO so her streak will end at RG '05 with 38 straight.

vogus
Nov 18th, 2004, 07:31 PM
one stat that just occurred to me is that these 11 players, with all their GS appearances, had a combined ZERO GS semifinal appearances until Patty broke the streak this year at AO.

Together, they had a streak of playing in 345 GS maindraws without reaching a semifinal.

FaceyFacem
Nov 18th, 2004, 08:17 PM
and then subsequently suarez broke it at the french as well

faboozadoo15
Nov 18th, 2004, 11:17 PM
i don't want this to sound rude or insulting, but does anyone think that some players who are accostomed to not playing well at slams show up no matter what? whether their mind is telling them "money", "who knows if i can be feeling better?" "might as well try, this could be my breakthrough even if im not feeling well." it just seems odd that NONE of the top players have any kind of extreme streak like these players have yet a lot of veterans with spotty results play every slam that they are eligible for.

vogus
Nov 18th, 2004, 11:57 PM
i don't want this to sound rude or insulting, but does anyone think that some players who are accostomed to not playing well at slams show up no matter what? whether their mind is telling them "money", "who knows if i can be feeling better?" "might as well try, this could be my breakthrough even if im not feeling well." it just seems odd that NONE of the top players have any kind of extreme streak like these players have yet a lot of veterans with spotty results play every slam that they are eligible for.

I think you have hit the nail on the head. For the average tour player without big sponsors, the GS prize money (11,000 USD for 1st round loss and 20,000 if you can win one match, quite possibly against a weak opponent) is absolutely critical to their financial bottom line.