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Geisha
Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:52 PM
What do you think are the THREE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS in tennis by them, throughout their whole careers?

Venus Williams

1. Back-to-Back Wimbledon/US Open in 2000/2001
2. Olympic Gold Medal
3. 36-match winning streak in 2000
*. Four consecutive Seasons w/ Six titles or more

Serena Williams

1. Serena Slam!
2. 75-4 record from Scottsdale 02-Charleston 03
3. 7 Grand Slams
*. Olympic Doubles Gold Medal

Scotso
Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:54 PM
Mary Pierce

2000 French Open Champion
2000 Hilton Head Champion
1995 Australian Open Champion

Serena!
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:01 PM
Serena Williams :worship:
1.Serena Slam.
2. 75-4 record from Scottsdale 02-Charleston 03 (Sorry to anniflava, I had to do that one!)
3.Becoming the #1 player for 57 weeks (7th in all time most weeks)

Wiggly
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:03 PM
Iveta Benesova

1)Acapulco 2004
2) 2 MP's againt Suarez/Ruano Pascal in Miami 2005
3) Paris 2005: Doubles Title :)

Geisha
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:03 PM
3.Becoming the #1 player for 57 weeks (7th in all time most weeks)

Oh yeah!! Hello!!

SilK
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:05 PM
Anna Kournikova
1. Being As Hot As She Is
2. Scooping Up Enrique
3. Pulling Down Her Yellow Bikini Shorts

:worship:

Kart
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:10 PM
Here are just a few:

1. Carrying some unknown amateur partner to the Wimbledon doubles title in 1988 :worship:.

2. Being so generous as to give up the no.1 ranking to allow a German home favourite to progress in Berlin 1991 :worship:.

3. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory not once, but twice in Paris 1993 and Miami 1995 :worship:.

matthieu_tennis
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:11 PM
hingis best years in 1997 :P 3 chelem ( french open final)
youngest number one in the world
youngest to win a chelem

Shonami Slam
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:19 PM
anna smashnova:
1. playing for israel, even though women's tennis had nothing here, while she could have recieved so much more in russia and later on in italy.
2. playing fed-cup with pride for so long, as well as the olympics.
3. 9 WTAtour titles.

she's a pioneer and for me that counts way more than any Grand Slam.

Szymanowski
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:22 PM
Maria
Wimbledon

YEC

Defending Tokyo

Szymanowski
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:23 PM
The best is yet to come;)

skanky~skanketta
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:23 PM
justine

french open
US Open
Olympics

jmcfarla
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:26 PM
Anastasia Myskina
:worship: 1. French Open Champion 2004 (first ever Russian to win a Grand Slam)
:worship: 2. Kremlin Cup 2003 & 2004 (first ever Russian to win KC, and then to defend it)
:worship: 3. Fed Cup 2004 (led Russia to first ever Fed Cup title)

Elena Dementieva
:cool: 1. US Open Finalist 2004
:cool: 1. French Open Finalist 2004
:cool: 3. Olympic Silver Medal 2000

Jenny.C.Fan
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:32 PM
Jennifer Capriati.
1.Winning the aussie open back to back 2001,2002 :)
2.Winning the french open 2001 :)
3.Beating the no 1 (steffi graf) and no 2 (asv) seeds to win the olympic gold in barcelona 1992. :)

K.U.C.W-R.V
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:46 PM
Justine Henin-Hardenne.

1. RG '03 - defeating Serena (SF) to end her GS streak & then her long-time nemesis Clijsters in final.

2. USO '03 - beating Capriati (SF) from 2-5 down in 2nd set & 3-5 down in 3rd set & 24hrs later defeating Clijsters for the title.

3. Olympics '04 - coming back after 4 months of illness to beat Myskina (SF) from 1-5 down in the final set & then Mauresmo in final.

R&J
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:55 PM
Monica Seles

sorry for how long mine is ;)

http://www.monicaselessite.com/photogalleries/photogallery06/PG06_06.jpg

1. 1990 - Going on her 1st major winning streak in her 2nd year as a professional tennis player - 36 straight singles matches and six titles in winning Miami, San Antonio, Houston, Italian Open (defeating world No. 2 Navratilova 6-1,6-1), German Open (defeating then No. 1 Graf 6-4,6-3) and first Grand Slam event at Roland Garros (defeating Graf again, saving four set points in first set tie-break; youngest champion there).

2. 1991 - Won 74 matches and 10 titles, including Grand Slam titles at Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open. Became #1 in the world in March and held for awhile but missed Wimbledon - reclaimed No. 1 ranking from Graf after US Open win and would hold position without interruption until June 1993.
1991 World Champion.

3. 1992 - Won 70 matches and 10 titles including three Grand Slams for second straight year. Reached final of all four Grand Slams, winning second Australian Open, third successive Roland Garros (becoming first woman to do so since Hilde Sperling in 1935-37) and second US Open
reached final of Wimbledon (defeating Navratilova in 3 sets before losing 6-2,6-1 to Graf). Won third straight season-ending Championships in November over Navratilova &
won six other singles titles.
25th title came at Barcelona aged 18 years, 4 months, breaking Tracy Austin's record by four months
compiled streak of 21 consecutive finals, tying her for second with Graf, from October 3, 1990 to March 18, 1992; Navratilova holds record of 23 consecutive finals from June 12 , 1983-November 25, 1984. Youngest player to win 30 titles before 19th birthday.
1992 World Champion

butch
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:57 PM
Amanda Coetzer
1. Beating Steffi Graf 6-0 6-1 German Open 1997 - Graf's worst ever defeat
2. Reaching career-high no 3 ranking in 1997
3. Winning Hilton Head 1998 - first Tier 1 title

rightous
Apr 2nd, 2005, 04:17 PM
Dominique Van Roost
Won Olympic Doubles Bronze Medal
First Belgian to enter Top 10
Beat Venus and Hingis back to back and ended Hingis' Reign at Number 1

Lindsay Davenport
Winning 3 GS Singles Titles
Winning 3 GS Doubles Titles
Getting to number 1, 5 years after last being number 1

kiwifan
Apr 2nd, 2005, 04:23 PM
My all time fave:

1. won all the slams
2. was America's Sweetheart :kiss:
3. always kicked everyone not named Martina's ass (and kicked Martina's ass quite few times :devil: )

Current fave:
Too easy Serena's the best. :dance:

#2:

Olympic Gold (singles and doubles)
Wimby & US Open (multiple times)
"The Runner Up Slam" :tape:

Grice
Apr 2nd, 2005, 04:24 PM
Monica Seles

sorry for how long mine is ;)

1. 1990 - Going on her 1st major winning streak in her 2nd year as a professional tennis player - 36 straight singles matches and six titles in winning Miami, San Antonio, Houston, Italian Open (defeating world No. 2 Navratilova 6-1,6-1), German Open (defeating then No. 1 Graf 6-4,6-3) and first Grand Slam event at Roland Garros (defeating Graf again, saving four set points in first set tie-break; youngest champion there).

2. 1991 - Won 74 matches and 10 titles, including Grand Slam titles at Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open. Became #1 in the world in March and held for awhile but missed Wimbledon - reclaimed No. 1 ranking from Graf after US Open win and would hold position without interruption until June 1993.
1991 World Champion.

3. 1992 - Won 70 matches and 10 titles including three Grand Slams for second straight year. Reached final of all four Grand Slams, winning second Australian Open, third successive Roland Garros (becoming first woman to do so since Hilde Sperling in 1935-37) and second US Open
reached final of Wimbledon (defeating Navratilova in 3 sets before losing 6-2,6-1 to Graf). Won third straight season-ending Championships in November over Navratilova &
won six other singles titles.
25th title came at Barcelona aged 18 years, 4 months, breaking Tracy Austin's record by four months
compiled streak of 21 consecutive finals, tying her for second with Graf, from October 3, 1990 to March 18, 1992; Navratilova holds record of 23 consecutive finals from June 12 , 1983-November 25, 1984. Youngest player to win 30 titles before 19th birthday.
1992 World Champion

simply awesome,

may i add mine..

-- by simply summoning courage to come back to play after the stabbing and not to mention winning the Canadian Open, reaching finals of US Open and winning the Australian Open upon her comeback :D

LDVTennis
Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:01 PM
Steffi Graf

1. Completed Calendar Year Grand Slam in 1988. Added Gold Medal at Seoul Olympics making it the first and only Golden Slam. Only one of three women to win a Calendar Year Grand Slam, the others being Maureen Connolly and Margaret Court.
2. Won each major at least 4 times, only woman or man to ever do so.
3. Reigned as No. 1 ranked player for a record 186 weeks consecutively from August 17, 1987 to March 10, 1991. (Also holds record for most weeks ranked as No. 1 player at 377 weeks.)

No need to elaborate because each achievement speaks for itself. The transparency and brevity of greatness. That was Graf.

Zhao
Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:08 PM
Jennifer Capriati

1. Able to pick herself up again after those dark days
2. Won 3 Gs
3. Won me over as a fan :)

Drake1980
Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:17 PM
Maureen Drake
1. Fourth Round of 1999 Aus. Open
2. Third Round of 2002 Wimbledon, taking a set off of Venus
3. SF or Cairo 1999, beating Patty Schnyder in the QF

bigshow21
Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:20 PM
Jennifer Capriati.
1.Winning the aussie open back to back 2001,2002 :)
2.Winning the french open 2001 :)
3.Beating the no 1 (steffi graf) and no 2 (asv) seeds to win the olympic gold in barcelona 1992. :)

Jennifer Capriati

1. Able to pick herself up again after those dark days
2. Won 3 Gs
3. Won me over as a fan

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: Well said!! I agree!!! :) :) :yeah: :yeah:

morbidangle
Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:35 PM
Mary Pierce

1. French Open 2000
2. Australian Open 95
3. 1994 FO final. Set the record for the least number of games dropped (2) in reaching a grandslam fourth round.. later went on to reach the final losing just 10 games including a 6-2,6-2 win over world no. 1 Steffi Graf. 10 is the least number of games dropped en route to a grandslam final in the open era.
Also shares the record with Steffi Graf for scoring two 6-0,6-0 wins in a grandslam (98 AO)

FaceyFacem
Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:40 PM
Arantxa:
youngest french champion (up to that point) when she won in '89
ITF world champion for 1994 with 2 majors
1998 french champion over seles when she was already written off

zuluagafan
Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:41 PM
Fabiola:

SF of Australia
All the copa colsanitas titles
Beating Mauresmo in the 2000 olympics

Andy T
Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:51 PM
Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Won French Open in 1971 on her début. In the Open era, only two other women have won a major on their first visit: Virginia Wade (72) and Barbara Jordan (79) at the Australian Open.

One of only ten women in history to achieve the RG-Wimbledon double (1971). Others are Lenglen, Wills, Connolly, Court, King, Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Serena.

One of only ten women to win singles and doubles in three consecutive years at a major (Aus Open 74-6). Others are Court and Hingis in Oz, Navratilova, Lenglen and Louise Brough at Wimbledon, Hazel Hotchkiss-Wightman, Mary K Browne, Alice Marble and Margaret Osborne-Dupont at US Championships.

Martina Navratilova

Won six straight majors: Wimbledon-US-Aus 83 & French (making a "Martinaslam"), Wimbledon-US 84) BOTH in singles AND doubles, a unique feat.

One of only three women ever (Court and Hart being the others) to have won all 12 titles (s-d-m) at the majors. Held all 4 singles titles simultaneously, all 4 doubles titles simultaneously 1984 (calendar year grand slam) and all three available mixed titles simultaneously 1985 (no mixed was played at Australian Open then).

Holds the records for the most number of weeks as sole #1 since the inception of rankings in 1975 (Graf was joint #1 with Seles 95-6), most open singles and women's doubles titles and best win/loss percentage for a single season (83).

LDVTennis
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:01 PM
Martina Navratilova

Won six straight majors: Wimbledon-US-Aus 83 & French (making a "Martinaslam"), Wimbledon-US 84) BOTH in singles AND doubles, a unique feat.

One of only three women ever (Court and Hart being the others) to have won all 12 titles (s-d-m) at the majors. Held all 4 singles titles simultaneously, all 4 doubles titles simultaneously 1984 (calendar year grand slam) and all three available mixed titles simultaneously 1985 (no mixed was played at Australian Open then).

Holds the records for the most number of weeks as sole #1 since the inception of rankings in 1975 (Graf was joint #1 with Seles 95-6), most open singles and women's doubles titles and best win/loss percentage for a single season (83).

Just as I said, the brevity and transparency of Graf's greatness.

1) No need to strain the definition of what is a Grand Slam, because Graf won all four majors in the SAME calendar year.

2) No need to add doubles to the mix, because Graf is incomparable on the basis alone of having won each major at least 4 times as a singles player.

3) No need to elaborate upon Graf's record(s) of consecutive weeks at No. 1 and Total Weeks at No. 1. No need to justify her record in this category with a technicality, such as "sole #1."

I do not wish to start an argument here. This post would not have been necessary had you not disqualified Graf's record of Total Weeks at No. 1 with a silly and officially unrecognized technicality just so that you could continue to claim that the record belongs to Martina.

selyoink
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:28 PM
Myskina:
1. French Open Champion 2004
2. Leading Russia to Fed Cup title 2004
3. Winning Moscow consecutive years 2003-4

HumptyDumpty
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:42 PM
What do you think are the THREE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS in tennis by them, throughout their whole careers?

Venus Williams

1. Back-to-Back Wimbledon/US Open in 2000/2001
2. Olympic Gold Medal
3. 36-match winning streak in 2000
*. Four consecutive Seasons w/ Six titles or more

Serena Williams

1. Serena Slam!
2. 75-4 record from Scottsdale 02-Charleston 03
3. 7 Grand Slams
*. Olympic Doubles Gold Medal


Steffi Graf:
1. Combining for the first and last time maximum femininity with maximum athleticism.
2. Drawing men's tennis fans to women's tennis by this.
3. Proving that a woman tennis player can become a sports icon without even trying.

anabel
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:56 PM
Conchita Martinez

Win Wimbledon / Final Roland Garros & Aus Open
5 Fed Cup titles
3 Olympic medals

RVD
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:57 PM
GREAT THREAD anniflava!! Enjoyed reading everyone's post. :yeah:

SJW
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Serena Williams:

1. Serena Slam
2. being the only person (so im told) to twice save match points and go on to win a slam
3. beating up everybody elses faves :nerner:

Venus Williams

1. winning Wimby, Olympics and USO in one year
2. going from the beginning of june- october unbeaten with her lil era of domination
3. multiple fightbacks, including vs Jennifer Capriati Miami 01, Henin Amelia Island 02 etc etc etc

Lemonskin.
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:09 PM
Alicia Molik
1. Olympic Bronze (coming from nowhere, kickstarted her great form)
2. Zurich 2004 (beating Farina, Zvonareva, Petrova, Schnyder, Sharapova)
3. 2005 Aussie Summer (Sydney title, her first GS QF and the AO doubles title)

Maria Kirilenko
1. Making the 4r of IW, beating Bovina
2. Making the QF of Dubai, beating Schnyder
3. Making her first tour final (l. to Pratt Hyderabad F)

Sharapova
1. Wimbledon, Wimbledon, Wimbledon! ('Nuff said)
2. Qualifying for, and winning, the YEC
3. Winning her first Tier I (Tokyo PPO, and her first time beating the #1 in the world)

Caz
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:12 PM
ASV

Winning Olympic Bronze and Silver medals.
Winning RG 1989
Winning RG 1998

Magui

Wimbledon 2000 - defeating Mary Pierce en route to QF
Defeating Steffi Graf in Canada 1998
Wnning the 2 titles she she won in 2003.

Vivi

Winning Olympic Silver.
Winning the RG doubles and mixed doubles titles in 2001
Defeating Martina Hingis at Wimbledon 2001.

Patricia Tarabini

Winning Olympic Bronze.
Winning the RG 1996 mixed doubles title.
Hmm, I can't think of anything else for #3! ;)

Natasha250688
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:13 PM
1. winning Canberra 2005
2. beating Petrova & Sveta in Miami
3. giving a decent resistance to Venus in Zurich 2004 6/7 6/7
but best is yet to come from Ana!

Denise4925
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Venus Williams

1. Back-to-Back Wimbledon/US Open in 2000/2001
2. Olympic Gold Medal
3. 36-match winning streak in 2000
4. Four consecutive Seasons w/ Six titles or more
5. The No. 1 player for 11 weeks and the first African-American (male or female) to do so.

Serena Williams

1. Serena Slam!
2. 75-4 record from Scottsdale 02-Charleston 03
3. 7 Grand Slams
4. Olympic Doubles Gold Medal
5. The #1 player for 57 weeks (7th in all time most weeks)


I stole from a couple of people, because I'm lazy. :p

RussiansFan
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:23 PM
Masha:
1) 2004 Wimbledon :worship:
2) 2004 YEC :bounce:
3) 2005 Pan Pacific Tokyo :D

VeeDaQueen
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:26 PM
does anyone else think this is gonna turn into a "Steffi vs. Monica/Martina" thread?

Denise4925
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:28 PM
does anyone else think this is gonna turn into a "Steffi vs. Monica/Martina" thread?
:lol:

Joana
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:57 PM
:lol:
:lol:

Dana Marcy
Apr 5th, 2005, 10:45 PM
What do you think are the THREE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS in tennis by them, throughout their whole careers?

Venus Williams

1. Back-to-Back Wimbledon/US Open in 2000/2001
2. Olympic Gold Medal
3. 36-match winning streak in 2000
*. Four consecutive Seasons w/ Six titles or more

I get all teary-ed thinking of these specific accomplishments. :D

mishar
Apr 5th, 2005, 11:22 PM
Just as I said, the brevity and transparency of Graf's greatness.

1) No need to strain the definition of what is a Grand Slam, because Graf won all four majors in the SAME calendar year.

2) No need to add doubles to the mix, because Graf is incomparable on the basis alone of having won each major at least 4 times as a singles player.

3) No need to elaborate upon Graf's record(s) of consecutive weeks at No. 1 and Total Weeks at No. 1. No need to justify her record in this category with a technicality, such as "sole #1."

I do not wish to start an argument here. This post would not have been necessary had you not disqualified Graf's record of Total Weeks at No. 1 with a silly and officially unrecognized technicality just so that you could continue to claim that the record belongs to Martina.



Why does it not surprise me that the only negative comment on a positive thread comes from a Graf fan? Steffi is such a gracious champion, I wonder why she's been burdened with such unpleasant fans.

the jamierbelyea
Apr 5th, 2005, 11:29 PM
Tamarine Tanasugarn

1. Indian Open 2003
2. Winning the Inaugral Match on Arthur Ashe Stadium in 1997, winning the last 12 games of the match (6-4, 6-0)
3. Two-time double quarterfianlist at the Olympics (1996/2000)

Venus_Serena
Apr 5th, 2005, 11:32 PM
Venus Williams

- back-to-back Us Open and Wimbledon 2000-2001
- olympic gold single and double in 2000
- world #1 ranking

Veritas
Apr 5th, 2005, 11:36 PM
Monica: won 4 AO, 3 RG and 2 USO; career high rank = no.1; won YEC 3 xs.

lukehingis
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:07 AM
Martina
1. Youngest #1 ever!
2. Most talented player ever!
3. 209 weeks atop the rankings

ElenaD
1. First Russian Woman Tennis silver medalist
2. 2 GS Runner-up finishes in 2004
3. Many gutsy wins (esp in 2004 US open)

JenFan75
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:13 AM
Jennifer Capriati:

1.) Coming back after all the adversity and drama surrounding her burnout
2.)Australian Open 2002
3.)French Open 2001

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Serena Williams

Serena Slam
Olympic Gold Medal
Last woman to hold all four GS at one time

DutchieGirl
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:35 AM
Misa Krajicek:

1. winning USO juniors
2. Making the 2nd round of the AO from quallies, and pushing Schnyder to 3 seets
3. being ITF junior #1 player for 2004/winning $75k Ortisei
* oh and having a 116-16 w/l in juniors singles! :D

switz
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:42 AM
Schnyder

1. Charleston final 2002 (Ranked in the low 40s beat Ruano-Pascual 6-0, 6-1, Mauresmo, Pierce, Serena Williams (in the middle of a run where she lost 3 matches in over a year), world no.1 Capriati in straight sets).

2. Winning Zurich 2002. Home tournament, tier I, beat Hantuchova in the year she was very good, destroyed Conchita DB Martinez who destroyed Capriati, and beat Lindsay in the final with nerves of steel.

3. Beating Steffi Graf in her last US Open 6-4,6-3 to makes quarters.

semis of Aus Open was great but she didn't beat big names.

Andy.
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:45 AM
Maria Sharapova


Winning Wimbledon at 17
Winning the season ending Championships
Making it to world number 3 at 17

aimee20
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:39 AM
Mary Pierce

1. French Open 2000
2. Australian Open 95
3. 1994 FO final. Set the record for the least number of games dropped (2) in reaching a grandslam fourth round.. later went on to reach the final losing just 10 games including a 6-2,6-2 win over world no. 1 Steffi Graf. 10 is the least number of games dropped en route to a grandslam final in the open era.
Also shares the record with Steffi Graf for scoring two 6-0,6-0 wins in a grandslam (98 AO)

:D and also being one of a few players to won all kind of surfaces during her career ( still counting :clap2: )

syd
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:43 AM
Justine:
1) winning her first GS in Paris !!

2) Finishing year 2003 at The Top ranking.

3) Coming back from sickness to make possible the impossible....winning Gold in Athens.

*Karen*
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:51 AM
Her comback and her two slams in 01

WF4EVER
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:31 PM
One of only three women ever (Court and Hart being the others) to have won all 12 titles (s-d-m) at the majors. Held all 4 singles titles simultaneously, all 4 doubles titles simultaneously 1984 (calendar year grand slam) and all three available mixed titles simultaneously 1985 (no mixed was played at Australian Open then).

This tidbit about Martina Nav. is quite amazing. I've never heard this before but it is truly a major, Major feat.

sartrista7
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:44 PM
Nastya Myskina - it's all about making history:

1) First Russian to win a Slam
2) First Russian to reach the top 5, and the top 3, and No 2
3) First Russian to win Kremlin Cup, and defend the title the following year; also on the first Russian team to win the Fed Cup

When the era of Russian domination really gets going... everyone will remember that it was Nastya who kicked it all off :)

SJW
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Nastya Myskina - it's all about making history:

1) First Russian to win a Slam
2) First Russian to reach the top 5, and the top 3, and No 2
3) First Russian to win Kremlin Cup, and defend the title the following year; also on the first Russian team to win the Fed Cup

When the era of Russian domination really gets going... everyone will remember that it was Nastya who kicked it all off :)

yup. she was really the first one to win big. i hope she gets back up there again, she sure is the most interesting Russian to watch (not just her game, but her schizo personality too :angel: )

wateva
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:52 PM
NO KIM??!!

Kim Clijsters:
4 GS Finals
Won YEC 2002 & 2003 (defeated Williams sisters in 2002)
Won American double in 2005 and Miami without dropping a set!

:bounce:

sartrista7
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:00 PM
yup. she was really the first one to win big. i hope she gets back up there again, she sure is the most interesting Russian to watch (not just her game, but her schizo personality too :angel: )

It would. She's being a fucking idiot this year though, and I have yet to be convinced that she'll turn it around :sad:

However, I also remember that Mary Pierce won her second Slam five years after her first, and ditto ASV. Nastya might not win a Slam this year, or even next, but that won't mean she's out of the mix.

TonyP
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:10 PM
Hingis:

1. Holding the world number one ranking for 209 weeks in the face of so much competition from power players.

2. Winning three consecutive Australian Open singles and doubles titles.

3. Becomng only the fourth woman in tennis history to win a calendar year grand slam in doubles. (1998)

4. Winning every major singles title except one and every major doubles title except one.

5. Becoming the youngest number one in history, the youngest grand slam singles title winner in the open era.

6. Having the courage to display personality on court, opening the door for others to show emotion in tennis, which before her was largely played by people with the personality of robots.

Chunchun
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:12 PM
LenaD

1 04 Roland Garros, Us Open Runner up :crying2: pathetic
2 2000 Olympics Silver Medalist
3 back to back titles in 2003 : Bali, Beijing

foreva lindsay
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:13 PM
Lindsay:
* Olympic Gold
* Californian Slam in 04 taking out the top players!!
* Her first slam, the US Open

syd
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:14 PM
Justine:
1) winning her first GS in Paris !!

2) Finishing year 2003 at The Top ranking.

3) Coming back from sickness to make possible the impossible....winning Gold in Athens.
sorry Kim, forgot u :
1/ reach N°1
2/ win twice YEC
3/ great come back in IW & Miami with stoping the russian dominance

Jorn
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:17 PM
Tina,

1) as low rankt player beating Farina-Elia in Hannover 2000

2) Win Bol 2000, beating Mauresmo in the final.

3) Beating Kim in Ordina Open (I has forget what year)

Stamp Paid
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:30 PM
- Only player since Graf to defeat the 3, 2, and 1 ranked players in the world in succession and in straight sets. (Miami '02 - Hingis, Venus, Capriati)

- Defeated #2 Venus Williams to win her 4th consecutive major, joining the ranks of Conally, Graf, and Navratilova. :hearts: To have her name be spoken in the ranks of those females is phenomenal.

- Defeated the World's #3, #2, and #1 (Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis) players in succession to win her first major at 17 years old as the #8 seed at the US Open. :worship:

-Fienesse-
Apr 6th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Kim Clijsters:

1. first Belgian ever to be the nummer one in the world
2. has won the Masters twice
3. won both Indian Wells and Key Biscane in 2005 after a period of being out for almost a year

:worship:

DA FOREHAND
Apr 6th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Steffi Graf

1. Completed Calendar Year Grand Slam in 1988. Added Gold Medal at Seoul Olympics making it the first and only Golden Slam. Only one of three women to win a Calendar Year Grand Slam, the others being Maureen Connolly and Margaret Court.
2. Won each major at least 4 times, only woman or man to ever do so.
3. Reigned as No. 1 ranked player for a record 186 weeks consecutively from August 17, 1987 to March 10, 1991. (Also holds record for most weeks ranked as No. 1 player at 377 weeks.)

No need to elaborate because each achievement speaks for itself. The transparency and brevity of greatness. That was Graf.

AWESOME :worship: :worship: :worship:

amazing that some people are listing a win over Steffi Graf as the best thing to happen to thier fav.

Doc
Apr 6th, 2005, 03:02 PM
Maria:

1. Wimbledon Champion. First Russian woman to win Wimbledon. At the age of 17years and 2 months, the 3rd youngest winner of the title.

2. Winner of the YEC at 17 years and 8 months.

3. One of few people ever to have a 100% match winning record on any surface. With 12 straight singles victories on Grass, and five straight doubles wins.

VRee_Willario
Apr 6th, 2005, 03:04 PM
I'll put Arantxa now


1. Youngest French open Champ in -89 (record broken by Monica the next year). Three time French open Champion, 1994 US open champion

2. Reching all those Grand Slam finals on fast surfaces with pure determination fight and speed :worship: :worship: (two Wimbledon, 1 US open final, 1 US open championship)

3.Ranked number one for singles & doubles (doubles: Six Grand Slams,63 other titles, Olympic silver 1992)
1 olympic medal singles (silver) two for doubles

:worship: :worship: :worship:

DA FOREHAND
Apr 6th, 2005, 03:11 PM
"3. One of few people ever to have a 100% match winning record on any surface. With 12 straight singles victories on Grass, and five straight doubles wins."



One of the few? LOL...you haven't been following tennis very long have you.
__________________

HumptyDumpty
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:42 PM
AWESOME :worship: :worship: :worship:

amazing that some people are listing a win over Steffi Graf as the best thing to happen to thier fav.


"Telling", let's say "telling" instead of "amazing".

manu32
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:19 PM
jen cap for 3 GS and steffi for the history......

sweetiepiedoll
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:26 PM
For Miroslava Vavrinec
1. Never winning a WTA title :eek: :eek:
2. Giving up her career because she has a ankle injury (yeah right :lol: :lol: )
3. Screwing Roger Federer ( :worship: :worship: ) hoping it will make her a better tennis player when she decides to play tennis again???? :confused: :confused:

VRee_Willario
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:33 PM
For Miroslava Vavrinec
1. Never winning a WTA title :eek: :eek:
2. Giving up her career because she has a ankle injury (yeah right :lol: :lol: )
3. Screwing Roger Federer ( :worship: :worship: ) hoping it will make her a better tennis player when she decides to play tennis again???? :confused: :confused:
Miroslava :smash:
Gave up too easily :lol:

samn
Apr 6th, 2005, 08:04 PM
All these posts and not a single mention of our beloved Pammy?
1. Voooooowels that are often responsible for unusual tidal movement in distant parts of the earth.
2. Ping pong serves.
3. Oh, and carrying some unknown Czech lefty to 21 Grand Slam doubles titles.

Farina Elia Fan
Apr 6th, 2005, 08:48 PM
Silvia Farina Elia

1. Winning 3 titles in a row at strasbourg
2. Quarters of Wimbledon
3. Defeating Davenport on grass

apoet29
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:16 PM
What? No Justine?

1. Only the eighth woman to end the year as the world no. 1
2. Won her third grand slam as the world no. 1
3. Won an Olympic gold medal in tennis for her country. The first Belgian woman to do so.

apoet29
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:19 PM
Anna Kournikova
1. Being As Hot As She Is
2. Scooping Up Enrique
3. Pulling Down Her Yellow Bikini Shorts

:worship:

I'll be the first to admit that this made me laugh, but poor Anna! I think, unfortunately, this is the only way that most, not all, people will remember her.

Here are three tennis-related accomplishments that Anna can be proud of.
1. Only the second woman to reach the semifinals of Wimbledon in her debut
2. Beat four top ten players in a row to reach the Miami final
3. Achieved world no. 1 ranking in doubles in 1999

Jakeev
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:25 PM
Lindsay Davenport:

1. Winning three Slams in singles.

2. Olympic Gold Medalist.

3. Being ranked No. #1.

iWill
Apr 6th, 2005, 11:08 PM
I decided to put some stuff some people may not have known

Venus Williams
1. First African-American woman to get to number 1
2. being the first woman since Althea Gibson to win Wimbledon and US Open in the same year
3. Won the first ever all sister final at US Open

Denise4925
Apr 6th, 2005, 11:14 PM
Venus Williams -
Second only to Conchita Martinez among active players to win the most clay court titles (6), Tier II and up. :)

CJ07
Apr 7th, 2005, 12:35 AM
Venus

1. Winning 36 Matches In A Row, Including Wimbledon, US Open & Olympics
2. Going 147-9 From 2000 Wimbledon-2002 Us Open Against The Non-Williams Field
3. Being Such A Well Rounded, Well Mannered, Well Educated, Wonderful Lady :hearts:

:worship:

bmxbandit
Apr 7th, 2005, 02:13 AM
Jelena D:

1. Rome 2001
2. Thrashing of Martina Hingis at Wimby
3. Wimby Semis/Moscow 2001

ceiling_fan
Apr 7th, 2005, 06:18 AM
Dani H:
1. Won Indian Wells defeating Martina Hingis in the finals
2. Career-high ranking of 5
3. Got to the quarter-finals of 3 grand-slams in a row

samn
Apr 7th, 2005, 06:47 AM
I decided to put some stuff some people may not have known

Venus Williams
2. being the first woman since Althea Gibson to win Wimbledon and US Open in the same year


The first black woman since Gibson, you mean. There have been quite a few other players who've done this double since Althea Gibson (Bueno, Court, King, Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Hingis).

syd
Apr 7th, 2005, 06:55 AM
Originally Posted by apoet29
What? No Justine?
i 've done one in page 2 !

andrewbroad
Apr 11th, 2005, 01:09 AM
Monica Seles

1. Her comeback from the Stabbing, winning Toronto 1995 for the loss of just 14 games (semi-final 6-1 6-0, final 6-0 6-1), and winning her ninth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open 1996.

2. Winning seven out of the eight Grand Slams in which she competed between Australian Open 1991 and Australian Open 1993.

3. Beating every single player to have been ranked number one since the world rankings were introduced in 1975 (with the exception of Tracy Austin, whom she never played): Chris Evert, Martina Navrátilová, Steffi Graf, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Amélie Mauresmo. Soon we will be able to add Maria Sharapova to this list; she should preserve this record of Monica's until about 2015... :D

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/seles/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/seles/)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/selesians/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/selesians/)

Mr_Molik
Apr 11th, 2005, 01:55 AM
Alicia:

1. Aussie Summer 05- winning prestigous tier 2 Sydney, beating Venus in straight sets in AO R16 before falling to Davenport 9-7 in third set of QF, winning doubles with Kuznetsova dropping only 1 set; and more importantly the rest of the world falling in love with her beautiful personality

2. Back to back titles in Zurich (tier 1) and Luxembourg (tier 3) 2004, beating the likes of Zvonareva, Petrova, Schnyder, Sharapova, Farina Elia, Golovin and Safina

3. Olympic bronze medal in Athens 2004, beating Dementieva, Sugiyama and Myskina along the way

Marcus1979
Apr 11th, 2005, 01:59 AM
The first black woman since Gibson, you mean. There have been quite a few other players who've done this double since Althea Gibson (Bueno, Court, King, Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Hingis).

African American may sound better :)

VeraNuVirgosFan
Apr 11th, 2005, 03:04 AM
Nothing!!

Tati & Dani
Apr 11th, 2005, 03:20 AM
Daniela Hantuchova

1. Winning Indian Wells 2002
2. Winning Fed Cup 2002/Hopman Cup 2005
3. Finalist Eastbourne 2004/Filderstadt 2002

Kim Clijsters

1. Number one of the world in 2003
2. Finalist of Roland Garros 2001-2003,US Open 2003,Australian Open 2004
3. Masters Titels in 2002-2003

Justine Henin-Hardenne

1. Won Roland Garros 2003,US Open 2003, Australian Open 2004
2. End the year 2003 as world Number one
3. Olympic Gold 2004

iWill
Nov 13th, 2005, 05:18 AM
Serena- Not dropping a set at the 02 FO or Wimbledon

Lemonskin.
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:15 AM
Alicia:
1. Zurich 2004
2. Olympic Bronze
3. 1st Aussie in top 10 for yonks

Maria S:
1. Wimbledon 2004
2. YEC 2004
3. First Russian #1

Maria K:
1. Beijing 2005
2. Indian Wells 2005
3. Beating #1 Maria Sharapova

Sammy Stosur:
1. US Open Doubles win
2. Aus Open Mixed Doubles win
3. Her 2005 Aussie hardcourt runs

Chunchun
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:24 AM
LenaD:

1 2000 Sydney Olympics Silver Medalist
2 multiple Grand Slam.............. runner-up
3 one of the most weakest mental toughness player and in consistant on earth :D

Calimero377
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:26 AM
What do you think are the THREE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS in tennis by them, throughout their whole careers?

Venus Williams

1. Back-to-Back Wimbledon/US Open in 2000/2001
2. Olympic Gold Medal
3. 36-match winning streak in 2000
*. Four consecutive Seasons w/ Six titles or more

Serena Williams

1. Serena Slam!
2. 75-4 record from Scottsdale 02-Charleston 03
3. 7 Grand Slams
*. Olympic Doubles Gold Medal


Steffi Graf

1. 22 slams in open era
2. 377 weeks as #1
3. Golden Grand Slam in 1988

New
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:26 AM
Tamarine Tanasugarn

1. Indian Open 2003
2. Winning the Inaugral Match on Arthur Ashe Stadium in 1997, winning the last 12 games of the match (6-4, 6-0)
3. Two-time double quarterfianlist at the Olympics (1996/2000)

Tammy!

1. 5 consecutive 4th round at Wimbledon
2. Upsetting Mauresmo on Grass
3. Indian Open 2003

Stephieva
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:30 AM
LenaD
1. Silver medallist in Sydney...
2. Fed Cup '05 Champion [won all final matches, rescued the team]
3. 2 GS finals

Calimero377
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:35 AM
Steffi Graf:
1. Combining for the first and last time maximum femininity with maximum athleticism.
2. Drawing men's tennis fans to women's tennis by this.
3. Proving that a woman tennis player can become a sports icon without even trying.


:worship: :worship: :worship:

tennis aus
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:40 AM
Why does it not surprise me that the only negative comment on a positive thread comes from a Graf fan? .

:lol:

tennis aus
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:43 AM
Monica Seles

sorry for how long mine is ;)

http://www.monicaselessite.com/photogalleries/photogallery06/PG06_06.jpg

1. 1990 - Going on her 1st major winning streak in her 2nd year as a professional tennis player - 36 straight singles matches and six titles in winning Miami, San Antonio, Houston, Italian Open (defeating world No. 2 Navratilova 6-1,6-1), German Open (defeating then No. 1 Graf 6-4,6-3) and first Grand Slam event at Roland Garros (defeating Graf again, saving four set points in first set tie-break; youngest champion there).

2. 1991 - Won 74 matches and 10 titles, including Grand Slam titles at Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open. Became #1 in the world in March and held for awhile but missed Wimbledon - reclaimed No. 1 ranking from Graf after US Open win and would hold position without interruption until June 1993.
1991 World Champion.

3. 1992 - Won 70 matches and 10 titles including three Grand Slams for second straight year. Reached final of all four Grand Slams, winning second Australian Open, third successive Roland Garros (becoming first woman to do so since Hilde Sperling in 1935-37) and second US Open
reached final of Wimbledon (defeating Navratilova in 3 sets before losing 6-2,6-1 to Graf). Won third straight season-ending Championships in November over Navratilova &
won six other singles titles.
25th title came at Barcelona aged 18 years, 4 months, breaking Tracy Austin's record by four months
compiled streak of 21 consecutive finals, tying her for second with Graf, from October 3, 1990 to March 18, 1992; Navratilova holds record of 23 consecutive finals from June 12 , 1983-November 25, 1984. Youngest player to win 30 titles before 19th birthday.
1992 World Champion



:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :)

Derek.
Nov 13th, 2005, 07:15 AM
Daniela Hantuchova:
1. Winning Indian Wells over Hingis. :bowdown:
2. Making 3 GS QFs in a row. :bounce:
3. Winning the career mixed slam (all four). :bigclap:

Ashley Harkleroad:
1. Making SFs in Charleston with 3 wins over Top 20 players. :worship:
2. Making 3R @ RG. :dance:
3. Making finals of Auckland in '04. :yeah:

Ana Ivanovic:
1. Making QFs @ RG. ;)
2. Making QFs @ Miami. :cool:
3. Cracking top 20 at 17 yo. :)

Patty Schnyder:
1. Making SFs @ AO '04. :angel:
2. Zurich '02. :D
3. Finishing 2005 in the top 10 with career high rank. :bounce:

tennis aus
Nov 13th, 2005, 07:53 AM
http://archiv.radio.cz/img/espanol/navratilova.jpg MARTINA


Martina Navratilova being the only woman player to hold the record for most singles titles at 2 of the 5 biggest events in women's tennis (Wimbledon and WTA Tour Championships).

Martina Navratilova wins 9 Wimbledon singles titles (1978-1990).

Martina Navratilova's 19 consecutive years in the top 5 in singles and her almost 30 years between her first and last final in a Grand Slam event.

Martina Navratilova for her 160+ singles titles and her 160+ doubles titles.

http://www.monicaseles.de/monica/new/monicanew12.jpgMONICA



Monica Seles wins a record 8 Grand Slams at 19 years of age-winning 55 of her last 56 Grand Slam matches as a teenager. No one had ever broken in like this, on either side of the sport. Not Bjorn Borg or Chris Evert or John McEnroe or anybody.

Monica Seles wins the 1990 French Championships at 16 years of age--not since Lottie Dod won Wimbledon in 1887 has tennis seen such a youthful champion; ended Graf’s 186 consecutive week reign at No. 1 on March 11, 1991 to become the fifth world No. 1 since computer rankings began in November 1975; at the time was youngest No. 1 at 17 years, 3 months, 9 days.

Monica Seles comeback after the 1993 Hamburg Tragedy--just by coming back in 1995 and trying to pick up the pieces of her life again, I think she won the "Grand Slam of Life". Everything after that........titles, being #1, Grand Slams, 3-set wins or losses.......really just doesn't seem all that monumental.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/siforwomen/top_100/5/05evert_sm.jpg CHRIS

Chris Evert wins 125 consecutive clay court matches in singles (1973-1979) while dropping only 8 sets in these matches.

Chris Evert wins a Grand Slam singles title in 13 consecutive years (1974-1986).

Chris Evert wins 10 Grand Slam singles titles on clay.

onebridgecafe
Nov 13th, 2005, 08:04 AM
Ai Sugiyama

The only Asian player to be:

Ranked #1 in doubles
(3 GS, 1 Mix)

More than 400 singles wins
(over Graf, Hingis, Davenport, Clijsters...)

Win four matches a day
(Singles and Doubles titles @Scottsdale, 2003)

tennis aus
Nov 13th, 2005, 10:18 AM
One of only three women ever (Court and Hart being the others) to have won all 12 titles (s-d-m) at the majors. Held all 4 singles titles simultaneously, all 4 doubles titles simultaneously 1984 (calendar year grand slam) and all three available mixed titles simultaneously 1985 (no mixed was played at Australian Open then).

This tidbit about Martina Nav. is quite amazing. I've never heard this before but it is truly a major, Major feat.

Navratilova also has the best overall GS combined record in women's tennis history. Court's record was slightly inflated as she won 21 of her 62 Grand Slam titles at the Australian Championships .. 11 in singles ... 8 in doubles ... and 2 in mixed doubles.


All-Time Grand Slam record (Singles,Doubles, Mixed)


Women-------------------------------- S-D-M------Total

1--Margaret Court--------1960-75-----24-19-19---62
2--Martina Navratilova----1974-2003---18-32-7---57
3--Billie Jean King---------1961-81-----12-16-11--39
4--Margaret du Pont------1941-60-----6-21-10---37
5--Louise Brough---------1942-57------6-21-8----35
5--Doris Hart-------------1948-55------ 6-14-15--35
7--Helen Wills Moody------1923-38------19-9-3---31
8--Suzanne Lenglen-------1919-26------12-8-5--- 25
9--Darlene Hard----------- 1958-69------3-13-5---21
10--Nancye Wynne Bolton---- 1935-52-----6-10-4---20


*Undelined players are those who played in the Open Era.


Martina Navratilova's achievements was Quite incredible. Extraordinary. Unprecedented, and probably never to be duplicated again in the history of women's tennis.

Dementirilenko
Nov 13th, 2005, 10:24 AM
Lena D:

- Winner of Fed Cup 2005 (winning all three rubbers).
- Being the first Russian to enter two Grand Slam finals.
- Winner of first Russian Silver medal in Tennis at Sydney 2000.

hingis-seles
Nov 13th, 2005, 10:44 AM
Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Won French Open in 1971 on her début. In the Open era, only two other women have won a major on their first visit: Virginia Wade (72) and Barbara Jordan (79) at the Australian Open.

Monica Seles won the Australian Open on her first visit in 1991. Oh, and she won it in her second, third and fourth visits as well. :worship:

hingis-seles
Nov 13th, 2005, 10:54 AM
- Defeated the World's #3, #2, and #1 (Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis) players in succession to win her first major at 17 years old as the #8 seed at the US Open. :worship:

Monica was ranked #4. Venus was the world number three at the time.

Serena beat Clijsters (Highest Rank: 1), Martinez (HR: 2), Seles, (HR: 1), Davenport (HR: 1) and Hingis (HR: 1) to win the US Open in 1999. That's 5 players out of a possible 7 she could have played, who at some point in their careers were one of the two best players in the world. Now, that's an achievement.

hingis-seles
Nov 13th, 2005, 10:59 AM
M.Hingis:

- Won 3 consecutive singles and doubles titles at the Australian Open
- Won the Grand Slam in doubles in 1998
- The 1997 season

M. Seles:

- Has never lost a match as the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament.
- Winning 33 straight matches before suffering her first defeat at the Australian Open. I believe no one in tennis history has had such a successful debut at a Grand Slam tournament.
- The comeback.

terjw
Nov 13th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Kimmie:

Her comeback this year from her career threatening wrist injury to win back-to-back Indian Wells and Miami in her 2nd & 3rd tournaments back.
Her first slam title - USO this year.
Then ....
Nine titles in 2003 and 2005. Only Hingis in 1997 has won more in the last 10 years.
The first two much more so than the third. And I think the first two mean the most to Kim.

chris whiteside
Nov 13th, 2005, 11:40 AM
Ann Jones

Winning Wimbledon at her 14th attempt beating Richey, Court and King in her last three matches.

Winning over 100 titles during her career.

Having the longest winning streak of any player in 1966 beating her leading rivals along the way.

Kade Kempson
Nov 13th, 2005, 11:43 AM
Justine Henin-Hardenne.

1. RG '03 - defeating Serena (SF) to end her GS streak & then her long-time nemesis Clijsters in final.

2. USO '03 - beating Capriati (SF) from 2-5 down in 2nd set & 3-5 down in 3rd set & 24hrs later defeating Clijsters for the title.

3. Olympics '04 - coming back after 4 months of illness to beat Myskina (SF) from 1-5 down in the final set & then Mauresmo in final.



That can be debated.

VivalaSeles
Nov 13th, 2005, 11:43 AM
Venus Williams -
Second only to Conchita Martinez among active players to win the most clay court titles (6), Tier II and up. :)

Hasn't Juju overtaken Venus with 8 clay court titles (Tier II and up, including 2 RG)?

up!
Nov 13th, 2005, 11:46 AM
1. KIM CLIJSTERS
- Winning US Open 2005
- being no.1 in both singles and doubles on August 2003
- YEC 2002, defeating Serena Williams in 2 sets in her best year.

2. ANASTASIA MYSKINA
- Fed Cup 2004
- French Open 2004
- Moscow titles in 2003 and 2004

3. ELENA DEMENTIEVA
- US Open 2004
- Fed Cup 2005
- speaking french so well

TonyP
Nov 13th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Hingis

1. Becoming youngest number one in history.

2. Winning three slams and getting to the finals of the fourth in 1997.

3. Becoming in 1998 only the fourth woman in history to win a calendar year grand slam in doubles and doing it with two different partners.

Calimero377
Nov 13th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Navratilova also has the best overall GS combined record in women's tennis history. Court's record was slightly inflated as she won 21 of her 62 Grand Slam titles at the Australian Championships .. 11 in singles ... 8 in doubles ... and 2 in mixed doubles.


...


You know that your fave is in deep trouble in the greatest-ever debate when you have to rely on mixed doubles success to argue her case. :lol:

.ivy.
Nov 13th, 2005, 04:10 PM
Justine Henin-Hardenne
1. US Open '03 - Great guts and heart in that match against Capriati (SF).
2. French Open '03 - Started everything.
3. Olympics '04 - Proved to everyone that whenever you count her out, she'll come back and kick ass.

Andy T
Nov 13th, 2005, 04:19 PM
Navratilova also has the best overall GS combined record in women's tennis history. Court's record was slightly inflated as she won 21 of her 62 Grand Slam titles at the Australian Championships .. 11 in singles ... 8 in doubles ... and 2 in mixed doubles.


All-Time Grand Slam record (Singles,Doubles, Mixed)


Women-------------------------------- S-D-M------Total

1--Margaret Court--------1960-75-----24-19-19---62
2--Martina Navratilova----1974-2003---18-32-7---57
3--Billie Jean King---------1961-81-----12-16-11--39
4--Margaret du Pont------1941-60-----6-21-10---37
5--Louise Brough---------1942-57------6-21-8----35
5--Doris Hart-------------1948-55------ 6-14-15--35
7--Helen Wills Moody------1923-38------19-9-3---31
8--Suzanne Lenglen-------1919-26------12-8-5--- 25
9--Darlene Hard----------- 1958-69------3-13-5---21
10--Nancye Wynne Bolton---- 1935-52-----6-10-4---20


*Undelined players are those who played in the Open Era.


Martina Navratilova's achievements was Quite incredible. Extraordinary. Unprecedented, and probably never to be duplicated again in the history of women's tennis.

Martina has 58 titles, not 57.
18 singles, 31 doubles and 9 mixed.

Although she is behind Court for the s-d-m stats, she is all-time leader for womens singles + womens doubles.

That's pretty amazing when you remember that she did not play RG 76-80 and did not play Australia 76-77 (both tournaments) 78 and 79. In 86, there was no Australian Open at all and mixed doubles was not played in Australia during the period 1970-1987. She also didn't play Australia from 1990-94 or RG from 1989-93.

Drimal
Nov 13th, 2005, 04:35 PM
Anne Kremer

-winning Auckland 2000
- winning Pattaya 2000
-entering Top 20 as first Luxembourgish player

Claudine Schaul

-winning Strasbourg 2004
-winning Canberra doubles title 2005
-3d round US Open 03 and AUS Open04

Amélie Mauresmo

-first French number 1 ever
-AUS Open final 1999 as unseeded player
-Silver medal at Olympic Games 2004

Anastasia Myskina

-first Russian Grand Slam winner ever (RG 04)
- winning Moscow 2003 and 2004
-first Russian number 2 ever

Elena Dementieva

- Finals at Roland Garros and US Open 2004
- Silver medal at Olympic Games 2000
- Fed Cup champion 2005 (winning all three matches)

serenafan08
Nov 13th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Serena Williams
-Winning the "Serena Slam"

-Being number one in the world for over 50 straight weeks (52 I believe)

-Becoming the first African American player since Arthur Ashe to win a Grand Slam in 1999

Stamp Paid
Nov 13th, 2005, 04:41 PM
Serena Williams
-Winning the "Serena Slam"

-Being number one in the world for over 50 straight weeks (52 I believe)

-Becoming the first African American player since Arthur Ashe to win a Grand Slam in 1999

57!!!! ;)

serenafan08
Nov 13th, 2005, 04:41 PM
- Only player since Graf to defeat the 3, 2, and 1 ranked players in the world in succession and in straight sets. (Miami '02 - Hingis, Venus, Capriati)

- Defeated #2 Venus Williams to win her 4th consecutive major, joining the ranks of Conally, Graf, and Navratilova. :hearts: To have her name be spoken in the ranks of those females is phenomenal.

- Defeated the World's #3, #2, and #1 (Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis) players in succession to win her first major at 17 years old as the #8 seed at the US Open. :worship:
:yeah:

serenafan08
Nov 13th, 2005, 04:41 PM
57!!!! ;)
OK thanks! I wasn't sure.

new-york
Nov 13th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Venus Williams

1. Back-to-Back Wimbledon/US Open in 2000/2001
2. Olympic Gold Medal
3. Reached #1 rank/ Four Straight Slma finals.

tfannis
Nov 13th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Kim

1. Winning back-to-back titles in IW and Miami. On paper not her 'biggest' wins, but she had to win two times 7 matches in a row, and ALL top players were present. Plus, they were only her 2nd and 3th tournaments back after a career threatening injury. It's a greater achievement than winning a slam imo.

2. Her 2005 hard court season, finished by the US Open win. Winning when being called both the favourite and the underachiever is damn hard I'd say.

3. Being nr.1 in both singles and doubles at the same time.

No Name Face
Nov 13th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Elena Dementieva:
-Silver Medalist Olympics 2000
-Fed Cup Champion 2005
-Finalist at RG and USO '04

Serena Williams:
-Serena Slam
-Winning 7 slams
-reaching #1

Nikki-B
Nov 13th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Elena Dementieva

1. Olympic silver medallist - Sydney 2000
2. 2 GS finals - French and USO 2004
3. Fed Cup 2005

tennis aus
Nov 13th, 2005, 09:32 PM
You know that your fave is in deep trouble in the greatest-ever debate when you have to rely on mixed doubles success to argue her case. :lol:


nope, unless your fav have to rely on something sharp to achieve success. :lol:

LUIS9
Nov 13th, 2005, 11:21 PM
Martina Hingis- Winning 3/4 slams in one year making the final at the fourth.
Winning the doubles slam. Her weeks as the #1.

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 14th, 2005, 03:59 AM
Amélie Mauresmo

-first French number 1 ever
-AUS Open final 1999 as unseeded player
-Silver medal at Olympic Games 2004


And now 2005 YEC winner! :worship:

Aerien
Nov 14th, 2005, 04:44 AM
Just echoing some sentiments that have already been posted but:


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Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario:


1. 1989 French Open, serving notice while showing everyone that stopping the juggernaut that was Steffi Graf back then was possible without any trace of intimidation.

"I come to play Steffi, not worship her."


Or something like that.

Definitely a glimpse of how her career would be characterized as:

A Constant Tenacious Contender.


2. Her 1994 season.

3. Her Fed Cup record.

Hantuchov
Nov 14th, 2005, 04:57 AM
Daniela Hantuchova:

- 2002 Fed Cup Champion
- Reaching Top 5 after playing very consistent and amazing tennis
- Champion of all 4 Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Tournaments :angel:

Elena Dementieva:

- 2005 Fed Cup Champions
- 2 Grand Slam Finals in 2004
- Sydney Olympics Silver Medalist :drool:

Jelena Dokic:

- 1999 Wimbledon run, coming from the qualies and ousting #1 player of the world in the 1st round, giving only 2 games to her :tape:, and reaching the QF's
- Owner of 2 Tier I titles
- Career high of #4 after playing very solid tennis :yeah: (I so miss that time :sad: )

Nathalie Dechy:

- Impressive Australian Open run in 2005, being 2 points away from beating the #1 player of the world to reach the final
- Fed Cup runner-up in the last 2 years
- Gold Coast 03 title :lick:

Magdalena Maleeva:

- 3 Moscow titles, especially the 2002 run, beating 3 Top 10: Davenport, Venus and Mauresmo
- Career high of #4, and being 1 win away from returning to the Top 10 2 years before her retirement :crying2:
- One of the few players in the world who has won at least 1 tournament on all surfaces :worship:

tennis aus
Nov 14th, 2005, 05:55 AM
Martina has 58 titles, not 57.
18 singles, 31 doubles and 9 mixed.

Although she is behind Court for the s-d-m stats, she is all-time leader for womens singles + womens doubles.

That's pretty amazing when you remember that she did not play RG 76-80 and did not play Australia 76-77 (both tournaments) 78 and 79. In 86, there was no Australian Open at all and mixed doubles was not played in Australia during the period 1970-1987. She also didn't play Australia from 1990-94 or RG from 1989-93.


you are right. Navratilova won 2 more mixed GS (Australian and Wimbledon) with Leander Paes in 2003.