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Shenanigans
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:01 PM
and also the best player who won a tier IV and challenger, believe me I am Interested.
Also the worst player who won a challenger, tier 1, 2 and 3 and obviously the best.
I can also add the best/worst to reach a GS QF.

Cat's Pajamas
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:09 PM
this is so hateful i dont see why we do this but since im commenting i feel an obligation to put an answer so i say...Alexandra Stevenson

hablo
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:11 PM
and also the best player who won a tier IV and challenger, believe me I am Interested.
Also the worst player who won a challenger, tier 1, 2 and 3 and obviously the best.
I can also add the best/worst to reach a GS QF.
:haha: is this in response to all the worst #1, etc. threads ??? :worship:

416_Man
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Clarisa Fernandez? :shrug:

Shenanigans
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:14 PM
this is so hateful i dont see why we do this but since im commenting i feel an obligation to put an answer so i say...Alexandra Stevenson

I am just trying to compress the worst and the best into one thread, then a million scenarios can be thrown up ;)

Declan
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Claudia Porwick and Belinda Cordwell both reached Australian Open semi-finals, and not in the 70s wilderness years either-neither achieved anything like as much as much-maligned Alex Stevenson. Clarissa Fernandez, as 461 Man pointed out.

Shenanigans
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:23 PM
:haha: is this in response to all the worst #1, etc. threads ??? :worship:

Well before we get to #1 we can count back from a 100, who was the worst #100?

Wsisters45
Feb 10th, 2006, 12:14 AM
What about "Who is the worst player to lose 6-3 6-3 after leading 3-1 in the first set in the first round of Wimbledon?"

Jack
Feb 10th, 2006, 03:50 AM
Claudia Porwick and Belinda Cordwell both reached Australian Open semi-finals, and not in the 70s wilderness years either-neither achieved anything like as much as much-maligned Alex Stevenson. Clarissa Fernandez, as 461 Man pointed out.

Cordwell did well enough in '89 to finish in the top 20. That always surprised me.

Xian
Feb 10th, 2006, 09:56 AM
Clarisa Fernandez for sure

GoDominique
Feb 10th, 2006, 10:03 AM
Porwik must be a strong candidate. ;)

AUSBOY
Feb 10th, 2006, 10:07 AM
What about Mirjana Lucic or Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, neither ever made the top 20

frenchie
Feb 10th, 2006, 10:31 AM
Fernandez, Lucic, Stevenson, Dechy, Suarez....

floriano
Oct 28th, 2007, 08:45 AM
What about Mirjana Lucic or Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, neither ever made the top 20



I disagree ith the inclusion of Marianne in this list. Marianne scored some good wins in her career, admittedly outside of the Grand Slams, where her best performance was left for Melbourne in 1995.

However, Marianne boasted victories over Sanchez Vicario (twice in 1996 while Sanchez was ranked either 1 or 2), Huber (top 5 at that time) Hingis, and she also once took a 0-6 set of of Graf, who remarked that if Marianne had kept up her play of the first set, she would have lost the match without any doubt.

-sugi-
Oct 28th, 2007, 08:47 AM
Zuluaga maybe, she had a real easy draw to the Australian Open semis.

switz
Oct 28th, 2007, 08:51 AM
I would say Zuluaga purely because she didn't beat anyone that good to get to the Aus Open quarters and then Mauresmo pulled out before the match. Not necessary saying she's the worst player to make a GS semi but i'd suggest it was least impressive run to a slam semi perhaps.

switz
Oct 28th, 2007, 08:52 AM
although in reality Patty's wasn't all that much better the same year :tape:

Harvs
Oct 28th, 2007, 08:55 AM
zuluaga...

CooCooCachoo
Oct 28th, 2007, 08:58 AM
Clarisa Fernandez, without a doubt.

Jakarta
Oct 28th, 2007, 09:03 AM
I think Yvonne Vermaak reached the Wimbledon semis in the 1983 (year may be wrong), which is pretty bad.

A Magicman
Oct 28th, 2007, 09:09 AM
Claudia Porwick and Belinda Cordwell both reached Australian Open semi-finals, and not in the 70s wilderness years either-neither achieved anything like as much as much-maligned Alex Stevenson. Clarissa Fernandez, as 461 Man pointed out.


Claudia Porwik was a quarterfinalist in Melbourne in 1988 and a semifinalist in 1990, so she wasn't what would be called a one-hit-wonder.

Tripp
Oct 28th, 2007, 09:13 AM
How dare anyone say Paola Suarez' name. She was a top 10 and got to the QF of Wimbledon, the French Open and the US Open.

And Clarisa is not as bad as people think. If she hadn't been so injury-prone through her career she'd be a consistent top 50 player.

evan2907
Oct 28th, 2007, 10:06 AM
Bartoli is the worst player to have reached a GS final.

Venus win a tier 4 this year in Seoul, but it's not in her advantage.

Boreas
Oct 28th, 2007, 10:15 AM
I think Bartoli, too

Medina
Oct 28th, 2007, 10:16 AM
I thought Dechy..

micah63
Oct 28th, 2007, 10:50 AM
and also the best player who won a tier IV and challenger, believe me I am Interested.
Also the worst player who won a challenger, tier 1, 2 and 3 and obviously the best.
I can also add the best/worst to reach a GS QF.


If we take the open era only I'd vote for Mary Sawyer who made the semis in the Australian Open 1979.

JackFrost
Oct 28th, 2007, 11:22 AM
Was Mexicans Angelica Gavaldon in the Semis of the Australian Open?

micah63
Oct 28th, 2007, 11:34 AM
If we take the open era only I'd vote for Mary Sawyer who made the semis in the Australian Open 1979.


Christine Matison (AUS), a semi-finalist at the AO 78.
She was a qualifier in a field that was extremely weak anyway.

To compare her to players like Stevenson, Gavaldon, Porwik, C. Fernandez, Zuluaga is ludicrous.

Iceland
Oct 28th, 2007, 11:34 AM
I think Bartoli, too

Oh yes, a top 10 player is surely the worst SF possible. :rolleyes:

ClaudiaZ-S
Oct 28th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Oh yes, a top 10 player is surely the worst SF possible. :rolleyes:

and def. world n°1 en route :rolleyes:

LegionArgentina
Oct 28th, 2007, 11:58 AM
How on earth is Paola Suarez mention :silly:
And Clarisa Fernandez is not the worst player to reach a GS, she beat CLIJSTERS KIM (6/4-6/0!!) and also beat Dementieva in 3sets.

A lot of player on tour, wanna be the worst player to reach a GS SF. Only a few can make it.

ce
Oct 28th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Dechy,Zuluaga,Lucic,Fernandez....

NeeemZ
Oct 28th, 2007, 02:22 PM
How on earth is Paola Suarez mention :silly:
And Clarisa Fernandez is not the worst player to reach a GS, she beat CLIJSTERS KIM (6/4-6/0!!) and also beat Dementieva in 3sets.

A lot of player on tour, wanna be the worst player to reach a GS SF. Only a few can make it.

While I do agree about Dementieva, Kimmy was hardly in great form at the time. She won her opening match 8-6 in the third and won her next match in tiebreaks. I believe anyone could have beaten Clijsters in the third round.

NeeemZ
Oct 28th, 2007, 02:29 PM
Worst players to make the semis are:

Dechy - Didn't have to defeat many big names to make it as far as she did. Only Schnyder. But to her credit, played a hell of a match against Davenport in SF.

Zuluaga - Good player, shouldn't have made the semis. Mauresmo was in good form.

I'm tempted to also add Stevenson and Lucic, because they did not have much grand slam success after their SF appearances.