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venus_rulez
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Made at least one quarter final of a slam each year since they played their very first main draw? I know of at least one. The goddess Venus Williams:

97- Finals of US Open
98- Quarters of Oz, French, Wimbledon, Semis of US
99- Quarters of Oz, Wimbledon, Semis of US
00- Quarters of French, Winner of Wimbledon & US
01- Semis of Oz, Winner of Wimbledon & US
02- Quarters of Oz, Finals of French, Wimbledon, US
03- Final of Oz, Wimbledon
04- Quarters of French
05- Winner of Wimbledon, Quarters of US
06- Winner of French, Wimbledon, & US :devil:

Who else has accomplished this? I would think not too many other players since most probably aren't as good as Venus was at her age and I would think that a lot of players that reach the top of tennis like venus has, probably play their first slam much sooner than she did.

Ryan
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:27 PM
Are you talking about consecutive years, or consecutive years played? Hingis would go 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 05. 8 years, one behind Venus' impressive streak of 9.

The Daviator
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:28 PM
No offence venus rulez, but I doubt that achievement will be on her tombstone....

Venus - 'reached atleast 1 GS 1/4 every year' :lol: You're being a bit specific there :)

xin_hui
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:30 PM
impressive. but please tell me the point of the thread? :scratch:

venus_rulez
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Are you talking about consecutive years, or consecutive years played? Hingis would go 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 05. 8 years, one behind Venus' impressive streak of 9.



I mean who's made at least one since they first started playing. Venus didn't play slams until 97 and she's made at least a quarter every year. I'm curious how many others have done it, since most players probably had a lot of early losses at slams before they became that consistent.

venus_rulez
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:33 PM
No offence venus rulez, but I doubt that achievement will be on her tombstone....

Venus - 'reached atleast 1 GS 1/4 every year' :lol: You're being a bit specific there :)



:lol: True, But it was a random thought that occurred to me and off the top of my head I couldn't think of any other person who'd done it, so who better to share it with than you guys?

venus_rulez
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:34 PM
impressive. but please tell me the point of the thread? :scratch:



Umm...to find out how many other people have done it. I listed that in the first post.

IceHock
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:38 PM
martina navritilova has but i didnt count last year when she was 47 or 48.

The Daviator
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:40 PM
:yeah:

Venus is great, no question, and she has many records to her name, and I guess that's, err, another one of them! :lol:

ceiling_fan
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:45 PM
that is a pretty cool stat

MH0861
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:01 AM
Monica Seles had a pretty good streak going, atleast the quarters of a slam every year 1989-2002.. except for 1994 when she didn't play at all, and the streak ended in her injury plagued 2003 season.

Lindsay Davenport didn't start her career off with a QF slam finish, but she has made the Quarters of a slam every year from 1994-2006.

darrinbaker00
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:18 AM
Chris Evert WON at least one major a year from 1975-1987. Next topic, please.

ccrood
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:29 AM
just happy Venus is still putting it on the line....un-like sis

Sonf@
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:29 AM
Chris Evert WON at least one major a year from 1975-1987. Next topic, please.

:worship:

PatrickRyan
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:30 AM
No offence venus rulez, but I doubt that achievement will be on her tombstone....

Venus - 'reached atleast 1 GS 1/4 every year' :lol: You're being a bit specific there :)
:lol: that would be a long inscription

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:32 AM
Thats great for Venus. ;)

venus_rulez
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:52 AM
Chris Evert WON at least one major a year from 1975-1987. Next topic, please.


You know you would get an F if this were a school assignment because this is OFF TOPIC :)

Reuchlin
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:55 AM
Chris Evert WON at least one major a year from 1975-1987. Next topic, please.
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :tape: :tape: :tape:

-Sonic-
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:57 AM
wow wee.

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:58 AM
.......
06- Winner of French, Wimbledon, & US :devil:

Who else has accomplished this? I would think not too many other players since most probably aren't as good as Venus was at her age and I would think that a lot of players that reach the top of tennis like venus has, probably play their first slam much sooner than she did.
Venus has NEVER won the French! She's only won 2 of the 4 slams. It seems like she's one three, but she's still not captured Oz and the French.

eck
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:07 AM
Venus has NEVER won the French! She's only won 2 of the 4 slams. It seems like she's one three, but she's still not captured Oz and the French.

I think venus_fan just thinks/hopes/is sure that Venus will win the next 3 slams

darrinbaker00
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:10 AM
You know you would get an F if this were a school assignment because this is OFF TOPIC :)
No, because in order to win a major, you must first reach the quarters. Nice try.

So Disrespectful
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:18 AM
Conchita Martinez also has an impressive streak 8 between 89-96. She didn't make any QF in 97, but had another 4 year streak 98-01.

So Disrespectful
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:19 AM
Mary also made 8

spencercarlos
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:26 AM
Made at least one quarter final of a slam each year since they played their very first main draw? I know of at least one. The goddess Venus Williams:

97- Finals of US Open
98- Quarters of Oz, French, Wimbledon, Semis of US
99- Quarters of Oz, Wimbledon, Semis of US
00- Quarters of French, Winner of Wimbledon & US
01- Semis of Oz, Winner of Wimbledon & US
02- Quarters of Oz, Finals of French, Wimbledon, US
03- Final of Oz, Wimbledon
04- Quarters of French
05- Winner of Wimbledon, Quarters of US
06- Winner of French, Wimbledon, & US :devil:

Who else has accomplished this? I would think not too many other players since most probably aren't as good as Venus was at her age and I would think that a lot of players that reach the top of tennis like venus has, probably play their first slam much sooner than she did.
This is hardly a great achievement, when we know that Chris Evert reached SF or better "of a slam each year since they played their very first main draw" from 1971 to 1989, that's 19 years straight.. as some other posted said.. Next topic please.

-VSR-
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:29 AM
Cool stat. I see no problem in discussing this anyway. Why do we have to go to a next topic, if you want so be it.

So Disrespectful
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:29 AM
^ Keeping in mind that us posters could beat half of the top 50 of that era

spencercarlos
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:33 AM
Made at least one quarter final of a slam each year since they played their very first main draw? I know of at least one. The goddess Venus Williams:

97- Finals of US Open
98- Quarters of Oz, French, Wimbledon, Semis of US
99- Quarters of Oz, Wimbledon, Semis of US
00- Quarters of French, Winner of Wimbledon & US
01- Semis of Oz, Winner of Wimbledon & US
02- Quarters of Oz, Finals of French, Wimbledon, US
03- Final of Oz, Wimbledon
04- Quarters of French
05- Winner of Wimbledon, Quarters of US
06- Winner of French, Wimbledon, & US :devil:

Who else has accomplished this? I would think not too many other players since most probably aren't as good as Venus was at her age and I would think that a lot of players that reach the top of tennis like venus has, probably play their first slam much sooner than she did.
On a side note Sabatini played her first GS at the Usopen 1984 when she was not even a profesional. She turned pro in 1985 and from then until 1995 she reached SF or better in at least a slam, that's 11 years.. pretty impressive for Gaby :kiss:

Marshmallow
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:35 AM
Well actually she's made the semi finals of a slam each year, bar 2004 {but not that many palyers have to deal with the murder of a sister}.

I think Venus has accomplished a lot, and overcome difficulties well. I just hope she gets back to her best and plays tournaments consistently. If she does... she's a real threat.


And from 2000, she made the finals of at least one slam, bar again 2004 .. which was tough for obvious reason.

Hopefully that is a trend that will continue from 2005 onwards.

venus_rulez
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:48 AM
No, because in order to win a major, you must first reach the quarters. Nice try.


You are off topic because unless Chris Evert played her first slam in 1975, which she didn't, then you're off topic :) The WTA tour official site only goes back so far, but because Chris was such a great champion, iwouldn't be surprised if she accomplished this feat.

darrinbaker00
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:34 AM
You are off topic because unless Chris Evert played her first slam in 1975, which she didn't, then you're off topic :) The WTA tour official site only goes back so far, but because Chris was such a great champion, iwouldn't be surprised if she accomplished this feat.
Please read this:
http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio2.asp?PlayerID=50020

spencercarlos
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:54 AM
You are off topic because unless Chris Evert played her first slam in 1975, which she didn't, then you're off topic :) The WTA tour official site only goes back so far, but because Chris was such a great champion, iwouldn't be surprised if she accomplished this feat.
seems you did not read my posts

Zauber
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:05 AM
selective statistics.
very meningful.

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:33 AM
I mean who's made at least one since they first started playing. Venus didn't play slams until 97 and she's made at least a quarter every year. I'm curious how many others have done it, since most players probably had a lot of early losses at slams before they became that consistent.

Chris Evert

Say no more.

bionic71
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:56 AM
Evert...without peer in majors.

Holds Open Era record for most consecutive Grand Slam SFs or better with 34 from 1971 US Open through 1983 Wimbledon (where she lost a 3rd Rd to Kathy Jordan after suffering the effects of a stomach virus).

From 1983 US Open through to the 1988 French Open (where she fell in the 3rd Rd) she again reached the SF or better in every Slam contested.

In 1989, at 34 and her last year on the tour, she reached the SF (Wim) and the QF (US Open) in the only two majors she contested that year.

In summary.....reached SF or better of 52 of last 56 Grand Slams contested.

And as prevously mentioned.....Evert won at least one Grand Slam title per year for 13 years.....1974-86.

Amazing consistency at major level.....no peer.

Andy T
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:41 AM
Chrissie Evert (bn Dec 54) made at least the semis of one slam per year from her first year playing slams until the last (1971-89).

Martina Navratilova (bn Oct 56) made at least the quarters of one slam per year from her first year playing slams until the last (1973-94). In 2004, she didn't make the QF.

Maria Bueno (bn Oct 39) made at least the quarters of one slam per year from her first year playing slams until the last (58-68). She returned in 76-77 but didn't make a QF in either year.

spencercarlos
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Evert...without peer in majors.

Holds Open Era record for most consecutive Grand Slam SFs or better with 34 from 1971 US Open through 1983 Wimbledon (where she lost a 3rd Rd to Kathy Jordan after suffering the effects of a stomach virus).

From 1983 US Open through to the 1988 French Open (where she fell in the 3rd Rd) she again reached the SF or better in every Slam contested.

In 1989, at 34 and her last year on the tour, she reached the SF (Wim) and the QF (US Open) in the only two majors she contested that year.

In summary.....reached SF or better of 52 of last 56 Grand Slams contested.

And as prevously mentioned.....Evert won at least one Grand Slam title per year for 13 years.....1974-86.

Amazing consistency at major level.....no peer.
Pretty impressive for Evert.
There is no point off this thread as there are many players that have acomplished this or better.
Arantxa did this also for 14 straight years, QFs or better at Grand Slams since their first year playing, so this is not an historic feat.