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AlwaysGraf
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:41 PM
For me, although I'm biased, well because she's so fooking amazing

Steffi Graf's 1988 season

Aus
French
Wimbledon
US open
Olympic

Champion!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet

Yours?

ViennaCalling
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Well, i guess you gave us already the answer.

Some Williams Fans will now mention the "Serena-Slam" and then all is said :)

Dave.
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Lindsay Davenport won 3 straight YEC's in doubles with 3 different partners. :worship:

duhcity
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Great Achievement by record would of course be Graf.
But Seles coming back to the sport after being stabbed because of it is pretty inspiring.

Ciarán
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Monica Seles making a comback after being stabbed.

Slutati
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Tatiana Golovin winning Amelia Island in 2007 :worship::hearts:

Marionated
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:55 PM
2007
French open 4th round
Birmingham Semi
Eastbourne Semi
Wimbledon Final
Nothing comes close :hearts:

Lighter
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:58 PM
2007
French open 4th round
Birmingham Semi
Eastbourne Semi
Wimbledon Final
Nothing comes close :hearts:
Prague Final
Strasbourg Semi
French open 4th round
Birmingham Semi
Eastbourne Semi
Wimbledon Final

Serenita
Sep 17th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Well, i guess you gave us already the answer.

Some Williams Fans will now mention the "Serena-Slam" and then all is said :)
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/toilet10.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/) ViennaCalling

Slutiana
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Tatiana Golovin winning Amelia Island in 2007 :worship::hearts:
No, I think it has to be Tatiana Golovin winning the Australian Open 2009. Beating Maria, Serena and Venus in that order. Allez!

Marionated
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:03 PM
No, I think it has to be Tatiana Golovin winning the Australian Open 2008. Beating Maria, Serena and Venus in the order. Allez!

:o

In The Zone
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Definitely Graf's 1988 season.

Slutati
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:05 PM
No, I think it has to be Tatiana Golovin winning the Australian Open 2008. Beating Maria, Serena and Venus in the order. Allez!
But she's gonna beat Maria in the first round :)

:o
Bartoli's going down in the 4th round :hug:

Marionated
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:08 PM
But she's gonna beat Maria in the first round :)


Bartoli's going down in the 4th round :hug:

Marion will be looking to get that far at the Australian open. I would be happy if she got to the 3rd round :sad: but it's ok ,because she is winning Wimbledon 2009 :bounce:

Lighter
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:09 PM
No, I think it has to be Tatiana Golovin winning the Australian Open 2008. Beating Maria, Serena and Venus in the order. Allez!2008 or 2009 ? As Tatiana has a viral problem, nobody knows if she could play as soon as she wishes.

Shvedbarilescu
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:15 PM
How about this one? Between the US Open in 1971 and Wimbledon in 1987 Chris Evert contested 49 Grand Slams. She reached at least the Semi Finals in 48 of them. :eek:

Such consistancy over a 16 year period today would be totally inconceivable.

Slutati
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Marion will be looking to get that far at the Australian open. I would be happy if she got to the 3rd round :sad: but it's ok ,because she is winning Wimbledon 2009 :bounce:
meh, she can have Wimbledon :p:lol:

2008 or 2009 ? As Tatiana has a viral problem, nobody knows if she could play as soon as she wishes.
What viral problem? :confused:

Lighter
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:36 PM
meh, she can have Wimbledon :p:lol:


What viral problem? :confused:Doctors don't know more. I heard that from people very well informed (fft). It explains why she can play one day and has to retire the day after (for example OG). She can feel good and without any reason has pains. That's why doctors ask her not to compete too early and to rest.

MistyGrey
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Graf winning the seven biggest womens events in the span of 12 months.. 87 YEC,88 AO,88 Miami,88 RG,88 Wim,88 USO,88Olympics.

Or Graf winning 7 of 8 slams in 88-89.

Kipling
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Me proposing to Maria Sharapova from the 400-section in Miami last year.


Oh, you probably mean....

Kworb
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Vera Dementieva giving birth to her daughter

OsloErik
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:58 PM
If I'm making a shortlist, I'd say:

Graf's 1988 season
Navratilova's 1983 season (losing 1 match total)
Chris Evert's record of consistency (273 semifinals out of 303 tournaments!!!), esp. at slams
Maureen Connolly winning the last 9 slams she played (and winning 9 out of 11 slams she EVER played)
Hingis reaching #1 at 16 years old (a record that will never be broken in my lifetime, and I'd stake my house on that)
and it's not a single achievement, but I'd throw out there that Venus and Serena have only lost something like 15 doubles matches together while winning 7 slams and 2 Olympic golds. That's a pretty remarkable achievement, to be that good as a team without playing frequently enough to lose matches.

XaDavK_Kapri
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Martina Navratilova winning 6 GS events in a row without completing a calendar year Grand Slam. :p

simplydeep
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:08 PM
The golden Slam nothing else comes close if you can get that as Graf did then you can retire

Slutiana
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:10 PM
Doctors don't know more. I heard that from people very well informed (fft). It explains why she can play one day and has to retire the day after (for example OG). She can feel good and without any reason has pains. That's why doctors ask her not to compete too early and to rest.
Oh yeah, that makes a lot of sense.... I remember thinking this back inflammation can't be muscular because of how volatile it is. with muscular injuries, either it's fixed or it isn't. It can't be perfect one day and terrible the next... But yeah you're right... So she had a virus...

darrinbaker00
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Ordinarily, I would say Rod Laver winning the Grand Slam twice (1962 and 1969), but since this is the women's board, I'll say the following:

1. Billie Jean King and the rest of the "Super 9" starting the Virginia Slims tour in 1971
2. Billie Jean beating Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" match
3. The Chris Evert-Martina Navratilova rivalry
4. Steffi Graf's Golden Slam in 1988
5. Maureen Connolly's Grand Slam in 1953, the first woman to do so
6. Margaret Court's Grand Slam in 1970
7. Chris Evert's entire career (.900 winning percentage, 154 titles out of 303 tournaments entered, at least one major per year for 13 consecutive years, etc.)
8. Martina Navratilova's 86-1 season in 1983 (curse you, Kathleen Horvath!)
9. Althea Gibson winning Roland Garros in 1956
10. The 1991 US Open semifinal between 17-year-old Monica Seles and 15-year-old Jennifer Capriati (the godmothers of "Big Babe Tennis")

LudwigDvorak
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Honestly, I find how Graf followed up her 1988 in 1989 even more impressive than what she did in 1988. Two losses in a year is sick. And both of those losses were like 7-5 in the third. :speakles:

Elena Dementieva winning the 2008 Olympic gold medal is clearly the greatest achievement of any active or retired athlete in the history of the universe, though. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Nicolás89
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:16 PM
Nicole Vaidisova making debut as a pro.

Lighter
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Oh yeah, that makes a lot of sense.... I remember thinking this back inflammation can't be muscular because of how volatile it is. with muscular injuries, either it's fixed or it isn't. It can't be perfect one day and terrible the next... But yeah you're right... So she had a virus...That's why some people said through rumours that she has been ready to stop tennis competition. The problem is that with a virus, you never know what will be your future. It can disappear or stay in your body.

vw.
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Graf winning AT LEAST one major EVERY year from 1987-1996. Such a tribute to her legendary consistency.

darkchild
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Martina Hingis: career Tier I sweep
Martina Hingis: doubles slams in 1998
Lindsay Davenport & Natasha Zvereva: doubles runner-up slams in 1998

darrinbaker00
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:38 PM
Graf winning AT LEAST one major EVERY year from 1987-1996. Such a tribute to her legendary consistency.
Chris Evert has that beat by three years, my friend (1974-1986).

Il Primo!
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:42 PM
The day God got fake boobs, booty pads, wore a freaking tight green dress, put a 2$ ghetto weave on his head and trashed Pova's in the final:

Serena's 2007 OZ is to me a kind of miracle :worship:

QUEENLINDSAY
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Lindsay wiining 4 tournaments in 4 weeks- Done thrice!
1998 Summer Hardcourt Season
2004 Summer Hardcourt Season
Another fall indoor season, dont know what year was that.

Vamos.
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:52 PM
For me, although I'm biased, well because she's so fooking amazing

Steffi Graf's 1988 season

Aus
French
Wimbledon
US open
Olympic

Champion!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet

Yours?

Did she win the YEC that year, or not?

Lindsay Davenport won 3 straight YEC's in doubles with 3 different partners. :worship:

You are being facetious, right? :unsure:


Anyhoo, nothing even compares with Graf. You just cannot get better than a Golden Slam and, since she is the only person to ever do it, it is definitely the single greatest achievement in tennis history. :shrug:

tonybotz
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Graf's 88 Season
Evert's 125 win streak on clay
Navratilova's one loss season
Hingis surpassing Seles as youngest number one at age 16 (can't even imagine any current 16 year olds even coming near being as good as hingis was)
Seles coming back to a sport that shunned her (only Gabriella Sabatini petitioned to have Seles' ranking protected) after a maniac tried to kill her during a changeover.

QUEENLINDSAY
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Did she win the YEC that year, or not?



You are being facetious, right? :unsure:


Anyhoo, nothing even compares with Graf. You just cannot get better than a Golden Slam and, since she is the only person to ever do it, it is definitely the single greatest achievement in tennis history. :shrug:
Another one is wearing her panties too tight! Everyone knows that Steffi's achievement is the greatest of them all, followed closely maybe by Evert and Navratilova.
Some people here are just stating some great achievements too that are worth mentioning and recognizing.

Dave.
Sep 17th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Did she win the YEC that year, or not?



You are being facetious, right? :unsure:


Anyhoo, nothing even compares with Graf. You just cannot get better than a Golden Slam and, since she is the only person to ever do it, it is definitely the single greatest achievement in tennis history. :shrug:

No she lost in the semis to Shriver, but she won it in 87 so she did at one point hold all of those titles.

And okay, that might not be THE greatest achievement but it's still a big feat :angel:

Vamos.
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:00 AM
A.) Not her.
B.) I'm not wearing any panties.
C.) If I was, they would not be too tight.
D.) They would be silk.
E.) I was just checking with Dave, I know how much he hearts Lindsay.
F.) Nobody is following closely.
G.) I'm not even a big fan of Steffi...I just appreciate what she has done. She often goes overlooked because of Martina's incessant parade about how great her own, divine self is. She will tell anybody who hasn't heard it all before that she is the GOAT. BS. :yawn:

Vamos.
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:01 AM
No she lost in the semis to Shriver, but she won it in 87 so she did at one point hold all of those titles.

And okay, that might not be THE greatest achievement but it's still a big feat :angel:

:lol: I agree.

It is a shame she lost to Shriver. That kind of dents in the perfection. But nevermind, I'm sure she won't be losing sleep over that loss!

Dave.
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:11 AM
:lol: I agree.

It is a shame she lost to Shriver. That kind of dents in the perfection. But nevermind, I'm sure she won't be losing sleep over that loss!

I know, to think Pam of all people was the one who ended that monstreous year, it just doesn't look right :lol: and it was her only straight-set loss of the year.

darrinbaker00
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Anyhoo, nothing even compares with Graf. You just cannot get better than a Golden Slam and, since she is the only person to ever do it, it is definitely the single greatest achievement in tennis history. :shrug:
In the interests of fairness, it must be pointed out that tennis was discontinued as an Olympic sport after 1924, and not reinstated as a medal sport until 1988. All the players, male and female, who played during those interim years never had the opportunity to win the Golden Slam.

GrafMariaPetraK
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Steffi graf's Golden slam is most amazing achievment in all tennis History.

Volcana
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:50 AM
Tennis doesn't really have 'single accomplishments'. If you're gong to call wining non-consecutive events, or even multiple events, a 'single accomplishment', I'd have to say Margaret Court winning the career "boxed set". The career slam in singles, doubles and mixed.

The closest thing to a 'single' event is winning a match. The next closest, winning a tournament. Certainly the most singular thing ever is Martina Navratilova winning a gs title two months shy of age FIFTY. She was playing the grand-children of some of her early competitors, and beating them.

Conor
Sep 18th, 2008, 01:16 AM
Justine ending Serena's grand slam win streak and going on to win 3 of the next 4 slams and becoming world number 1 in the process :worship:

Justine returning from illness to win Olympic Gold after being 5-1 down in the 3rd in the semi's :worship:

Justine's win streak from Toronto 07 to Aus Open 08, including wins at the US Open, YEC, 3 tier 1's and a tier 2 :worship:

Oh so many to choose from!

starin
Sep 18th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Ted Robinson, "Maria winning Wimbledon at age 17"

Sam L
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:49 AM
Serena Slam - she had to beat her own sister in all those finals and won 4 in a row.

Arguably had the toughest opponents in winning those 4 slams. Capriati who was reigning and defending French Open champ, Venus - who was two-time defending Wimbledon and US Open. All were players in their prime.

Roookie
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Justine 2007 season:

Winning 10 titles, including 2 Grand Slams (her 4th Roland Garros). Beating Serena in 3 consecutives QFs, and then Venus in a awsome USO semifinal. Finishing with a epic match to defend the YEC over Sharapova. Sweet.

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:16 AM
Graf, and the golden slam.

Or

The raising of two multiple slam winning daughters out of southcentral LA who have risen to 1 & 2 in the world and often play each other for grandslam titles.

VRee_Willario
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:37 AM
Venus: 2000 Wimbledon, US Open, two olympic golds after being sidelined for the first half of the year. Serena: Superee Slam, 4 slams in a row. Faced match points on the way but bravely fought them off to win the match and later the fourth slam in a row. So Serena got all the GS trophies in both singles and doubles:bigclap:
^^^Richard Williams:D

BCP
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Martina Navratilova's 74 match winning streak is not to be sneezed at....................

Renalicious
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Well, i guess you gave us already the answer.

Some Williams Fans will now mention the "Serena-Slam" and then all is said :)

The Serena Slam.

Or going back to the #1 position after 6 years. :hearts:

Richie's
Sep 18th, 2008, 09:38 AM
Hantuchova's win in Indian Wells 2002

Slutati
Sep 18th, 2008, 11:22 AM
That's why some people said through rumours that she has been ready to stop tennis competition. The problem is that with a virus, you never know what will be your future. It can disappear or stay in your body.
OMG Tati :sad::scared:

Lulu.
Sep 18th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Serena Slam. :cool:

Matt01
Sep 18th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Serena Slam. :cool:


There it is! :lol:

martinahfan
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:39 PM
martina hingis 1997 season 75/5 wins lost , 12 titles wins ,
martina hingis 1998 season double grand slam :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

martina we miss you :wavey:

homogenius
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:55 PM
The day Brie Whitehead will finally win a match

Volcana
Sep 18th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Ted Robinson, "Maria winning Wimbledon at age 17"He didn't really say that did he? Martina Hingis won three slam singles titles before she turned 17. You're funnin' with us, right?

Marshmallow
Sep 18th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Justine Henin achieving the WS double!

Well at least that what it seemed like this time last year.

DA FOREHAND
Sep 18th, 2008, 01:33 PM
The day God got fake boobs, booty pads, wore a freaking tight green dress, put a 2$ ghetto weave on his head and trashed Pova's in the final:

Serena's 2007 OZ is to me a kind of miracle :worship:lololol

Graf's 88 Season
Evert's 125 win streak on clay
Navratilova's one loss season
Hingis surpassing Seles as youngest number one at age 16 (can't even imagine any current 16 year olds even coming near being as good as hingis was)
Seles coming back to a sport that shunned her (only Gabriella Sabatini petitioned to have Seles' ranking protected) after a maniac tried to kill her during a changeover.

Really you're going down that bitter rd again?

In the interests of fairness, it must be pointed out that tennis was discontinued as an Olympic sport after 1924, and not reinstated as a medal sport until 1988. All the players, male and female, who played during those interim years never had the opportunity to win the Golden Slam.

No not all the players, because less than a handful of female players have ever won THE GRAND SLAM.

martinahfan
Sep 18th, 2008, 02:19 PM
He didn't really say that did he? Martina Hingis won three slam singles titles before she turned 17. You're funnin' with us, right?


yess martina won wimbledon at 16 years and 9 months :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Renalicious
Sep 18th, 2008, 02:52 PM
There it is! :lol:

It's been said many times.

mboyle
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:16 PM
I'd say the fact that Althea Gibson had enough courage even to show up at an institution that had banned black people just a few years before...and then she won the title multiple times.

There will always be amazing athletes to chase and break amazing records. Far rarer is the amazing athlete with the amazing record (five slams) who had to break every glass ceiling to get there.

BJK's entire life story is pretty remarkable as well.

Marshmallow
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:18 PM
I'd say the fact that Althea Gibson had enough courage even to show up at an institution that had banned black people just a few years before...and then she won the title multiple times.

There will always be amazing athletes to chase and break amazing records. Far rarer is the amazing athlete with the amazing record (five slams) who had to break every glass ceiling to get there.

BJK's entire life story is pretty remarkable as well.

What a beautiful post. :sobbing:

shirley
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Steffi's 1988 Season

Serenita
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Serena US Open sexy catsuit.

tennislover
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:33 PM
see my signature

Lulu.
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:38 PM
There it is! :lol:

Isn't the first time it was mention in this thread.

Dodoboy.
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:55 PM
The day God got fake boobs, booty pads, wore a freaking tight green dress, put a 2$ ghetto weave on his head and trashed Pova's in the final:

Serena's 2007 OZ is to me a kind of miracle :worship:

:D:worship:

Dodoboy.
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Serena Williams returning to #1 after a 6 year hiatus.

Richard Williams raising 2 CHAMPIONS with the little he knew of tennis to begin with.

Serena Slam.


I don't care about the other people :shrug: :p

hingis-seles
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Tennis doesn't really have 'single accomplishments'. If you're gong to call wining non-consecutive events, or even multiple events, a 'single accomplishment', I'd have to say Margaret Court winning the career "boxed set". The career slam in singles, doubles and mixed.

The closest thing to a 'single' event is winning a match. The next closest, winning a tournament. Certainly the most singular thing ever is Martina Navratilova winning a gs title two months shy of age FIFTY. She was playing the grand-children of some of her early competitors, and beating them.

Agreed on both counts. For me, Margaret's achievement of completing the boxed set before the Open Era and after the Open Era as well (twice) is a testament to her GOAT status.

Vamos.
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:29 PM
Court isn't the GOAT. Most of those Aus Opens shouldn't even be counted. An era with few rivals.

GOAT=Steffi.

Olórin
Sep 18th, 2008, 09:43 PM
There is none.

QUEENLINDSAY
Sep 18th, 2008, 10:35 PM
JJ, winning matches with make-up and hardly uses a towel.

QUEENLINDSAY
Sep 18th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Serena losing matches without her presence in a court. I mean its not her!

partbrit
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:26 AM
I don't believe there is a "single greatest achievment" in anything. But if I had to choose one, it would be either Graf's Golden Slam or Vergeer's 25 Grand Slam victories and 4 Paralympic gold medals.

tennisvideos
Sep 19th, 2008, 07:05 AM
Court isn't the GOAT. Most of those Aus Opens shouldn't even be counted. An era with few rivals.

GOAT=Steffi.

An era with few rivals? You must be joking - the 60s and early 70s featured some of the greatest tennis players in history and Margaret had to contend with such opponents as: Maria Bueno, Darlene Hard, Billie-Jean King, Anne Jones, Nancy Richey, Lesley Turner, Evonne Goolagong, Virginia Wade, Chris Evert to name a few.

IMO one of the greatest achievements in tennis history was Margaret Court coming back from having a child to winning 3 of the 4 Grand Slam singles titles in 1973! And dominated the season. Astonishing. And more so considering she had players like King, Goolagong, Evert, Wade etc to contend with that season.

Add to that her 2 x Career Grand Slam Boxed Sets (Singles, Doubles & Mixed) in both the amatuer and pro eras, that is pretty amazing stuff.

crazillo
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:31 AM
I think Ai Sugiyama's run in 2003 was amazing when she won a tournament in singles and doubles, playing 4 matches the same day!!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Dementieva's serve....its an achievement to have a pathetic serve like that

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:50 AM
:hehehe: serena being born was pretty significant :hehehe:

Wojtek
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Well, i guess you gave us already the answer.

Some Williams Fans will now mention the "Serena-Slam" and then all is said :)

Williams fans here doesn't know how Graf was playing :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:53 AM
only started following tennis in 99 (guess why :hehehe: )so i dunno all the ins and outs of tennis before then given that i'd be too young to remember anyways...since i only go on history and tales of people watching it i'd have to say Golden Slam Graf

Wojtek
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:54 AM
Dementieva's serve....its an achievement to have a pathetic serve like that

:lol::lol::lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Williams fans here doesn't know how Graf was playing :lol:

some of us are too young to know lol..for instance...i was born in August 1988 which was during the Golden Slam year i think....anything before the past few years is non existant in my memory database lol

hingis-seles
Sep 19th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Court isn't the GOAT. Most of those Aus Opens shouldn't even be counted. An era with few rivals.

GOAT=Steffi.

What you're doing here is no different than what a number of people do to Steffi's record, saying her numbers are inflated due to the result of Seles' stabbing, as Seles had displaced her as the premier female tennis player and was dominating the Slams.

If discounting Court's record because of weak Aussie Open fields, then you'd have to apply that across the board and discount Graf's majors because of the Seles stabbing. That is an exercise in futility. You have to beat whoever is in front of you, and Court and Graf both managed to do that very well.

As tennisvideos has already mentioned, Court had a great number of rivals to deal with. Who were Steffi's rivals that were so great as to overshadow Court's competitors?

doni1212
Sep 19th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Justine ending Serena's grand slam win streak and going on to win 3 of the next 4 slams and becoming world number 1 in the process :worship:

Justine returning from illness to win Olympic Gold after being 5-1 down in the 3rd in the semi's :worship:

Justine's win streak from Toronto 07 to Aus Open 08, including wins at the US Open, YEC, 3 tier 1's and a tier 2 :worship:

Oh so many to choose from!

But not Wimbledon, :devil:

Max565
Sep 19th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Martina dominating women's tennis at 16. ;)

Dodoboy.
Sep 19th, 2008, 05:46 PM
But not Wimbledon, :devil:

:worship::worship::haha: :angel:

tennisvideos
Sep 20th, 2008, 12:42 AM
Dementieva's serve....its an achievement to have a pathetic serve like that

:lol:

Although the legendary Francoise Durr had a far weaker serve still - essentially she just patted the ball in - yes, it was just a glorified pat.

Teddy Tinling (one on of my videos) calls her first serve the Pink Marshmallow, and her second serve the White Mashmallow. When she served and volleyed sometimes her serve would hit her in the back of the head ;)

But she still managed to win the French Open singles and a total of 11 GS titles and got to world #3 with it. :worship:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 20th, 2008, 04:04 AM
167 singles titles . That is something sick

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 20th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Dementieva's serve....its an achievement to have a pathetic serve like that

What a boring mug :yawn:

You are not funny at all , I say it seriously. At least for the funny latin american standards of humor , you are boring as hell mate
I think , maybe in UK you are considered funny ( well , even Mr Bean is funny in England ), but not here

Danči Dementia
Sep 20th, 2008, 04:13 AM
:lol:
so true SDNL :worship:

tennisvideos
Sep 20th, 2008, 05:43 AM
167 singles titles . That is something sick

That is indeed amazing ... and then you have to remember that Court won about 195 singles titles and with a 92% career singles win/loss record. Hows that for sick :) :cool:

Steff_forever
Sep 20th, 2008, 08:35 AM
Steffi's 1989 season after the Golden Slam...

Steff_forever
Sep 20th, 2008, 08:45 AM
1989!
austalian open
1th round Guse 6:2 6:1
2th round Renee Simpson 6:0 6:0
3th round Marinnne Werdel-Withmeyer 6:0 6:1
4th round Nicole Provis 6:4 6:0
quarterfinal Claudia Kohde-Kilsh 6:2 6:3
semifinal Gabriela Sabatini 6:3 6:0
final Helena Sukova: 6:4 6:4
washington
1th round Martin 6:1 6:1
2th round Carlett Bassett-Seguso 6:0 6:0
quarterfinals Helen Kelesi 6:0 6:1
semifinal Nathasa Zwereva 6:3 6:4
final Zina Garrison 6:1 7:5
san antonio
1th round Herr 6:0 6;1
2th round Eldregde 6:0 6;1
quarterfinal Phelps 6:3 6:0
semifinal Hana Mandlikova 7:6 6:3
final Ann Henricksson 6:1 6:4
boca raton
1th round Elna Reinach 6:1 6:2
2th round Susan Sloane-Lundy 6;1 6:0
quarterfinal Helen Kelesi 6:1 6:1
semifinal Helena Sukova 6:2 6:1
final Chris Evert 4:6 6:2 6:3
hilton head
1th round Rose Nideffer 6:4 6:3
2th round Rachtrjova 6:0 6:2
quarterfinal Radtka Zrubakova 6:2 6;1
semifinal Aranxta Sanchez 6:2 6:4
final Nathasha Zwereva 6:1 6:1
amelia island
1th round Burgin 6:1 6:2
2th round Lapin 6;1 6;0
quarterfinal Hana Mandlikova 6:3 6;4
semifinal Aranxta Sanchez 6:2 6:4
final Gabriela Sabatini 6:3 3:6 7:5
hamburg
1th round bye
2th round Sabine Hack Hack withdrwas
3th round Nicole Muns-Jagerman 7:5 6:3
semifinal Bettina Fulco 6:4 6:0
final Jana Novotna Novotna withdraws
berlin
1th round Scheuer-Larson 7:5 6:4
2th round Dias 6;0 6:0
quarterfinal Sandra Chechini 6:2 6:0
semifinal Helen Kelesi 6:2 6:0
final Gabriela Sabatini 6:3 6:1
roland garros
1th round Camille Benjamin 6:0 6:1
2th round Bettina Fuelco 6:1 6:2
3th round Nicole Muns-Jagermman 6:2 6:1
4th round La Fratta 6:2 6;1
quarterfinal Conchita Martinez 6:0 6:4
semifinal Monica Seles 6:3 3:6 6:3
final Aranxta Sanchez 6:7 6:3 5:7 just these 2 games made the difference to 1988

wimbledon
1th round Julie Salmon 6;1 6:2
2th round Kessaris 6:2 6:1
3th round Anne Minter 6;1 6:3
4th round Monica Seles 6:0 6;1
quarterfinals Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario 7:5 6:3
semifinal Chris Evert 6:2 6:1
final Martina Navratilova 6:2 6:7 6:1
mahwah
1th round Kessaris 6:0 6:0
quarterfinal Hana Mandlikova 6:1 6:0
semifinal Linda Ferrando 6:1 6:2
final Andrea Temesvari 7:5 6:2
san diego
1th round Renee Simpson 6:0 6:0
2th round Betty Nagelsen 6:1 6:1
quarterfinal Caludia Kohde-Kilsh 6:0 6:0
semifinal Bettina Bunge 6:1 6:2
final Zina Garrison 6:4 7:5
us open
1th round Inoue 6:3 6:1
2th round Nathalie Herreman 6:1 6:1
3th round Phelps 6;1 6:1
4th round Rose Nideffer 6:4 6:0
quarterfinal Helena Sukova 6:1 6:1
semifinal Gabriela Sabatini 3:6 6:4 6:2
Martina Navratilova 3:6 7:5 6;1
fed cup
AAloonen 6:0 6:1
Kiijumuta 6:4 6:1
Helena Sukova 6;2 6:1
zurich
1th round Patty Fendick 6:3 6:1
2th round Dinky Van Rensburg 6:2 6:1
quarterfinal Quentrec 6:3 6:2
semifinal Helena Sukova 6;1 6:3
final Jana Novotna 6:1 7:6
brighton
1th round Laura Garrone 6:0 6:0
2th round Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6;0 6:3
quarterfinal Elna Reinach 6:3 6:1
semifinal Jana Novotna 4:6 6:3 6:3
final Monica Seles 7:5 6:4
masters
1th round Jana Novotna 6:3 6:4
quarterfinal Helena Sukova 6:2 6:1
semifinal Gabriela Sabatini 6:3 5:7 6:1
final Martina Navratilova 6:4 7:5 2:6 6:2

OsloErik
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:31 AM
1989!
amelia island
1th round Burgin 6:1 6:2
2th round Lapin 6;1 6;0
quarterfinal Hana Mandlikova 6:3 6;4
semifinal Aranxta Sanchez 6:2 6:4
final Gabriela Sabatini 6:3 3:6 7:5

...

roland garros
1th round Camille Benjamin 6:0 6:1
2th round Bettina Fuelco 6:1 6:2
3th round Nicole Muns-Jagermman 6:2 6:1
4th round La Fratta 6:2 6;1
quarterfinal Conchita Martinez 6:0 6:4
semifinal Monica Seles 6:3 3:6 6:3
final Aranxta Sanchez 6:7 6:3 5:7 just these 2 games made the difference to 1988

She LOST to Sabatini at Amelia Island. So...

OsloErik
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:36 AM
Let's just say this, though: Graf played 45 tournaments from 1988 through 1990. She reached the final in 41. She won in 35. That's a pretty remarkable 3 year stretch.