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mn73
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:18 AM
From the Navratilova presentation for winning singles doubles and mixed doubles at all 4 Slams:

“This is a stunning achievement and one that is not likely to ever be repeated,” said WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott.

May I remind Mr Scott that Miss Serena Williams is a mere two mixed doubles titles away from repeating that feat and is still a mere 21 years old!

Mark43
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:19 AM
Haha! i was thinking the exact same thing. I knew she was very close. Martina probably knows as well and didn't want to say anything.

WtaTour4Ever
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:20 AM
lol good point!

Venus Forever
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:24 AM
LoL

I think Serena should go for history.

Where is that she needs it?? Wimbledon and the US Open, right??

mn73
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:31 AM
It is the Australian Open and French Open.

Venus Forever
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:33 AM
No, I thought she won the Australian and French with Miryni. And the streak ended where she lost to Venus and Gimelstob at Wimbledon.:confused:

mn73
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:35 AM
SERENA WILLIAMS

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

MIXED DOUBLES — Winner (2): 1998 - Wimbledon (w/Mirnyi), US Open (w/Mirnyi). Finalist (2): 1999 - Australian Open (w/Mirnyi); 1998 - Roland Garros (w/Lobo).

mn73
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:36 AM
So she has won all four Slams in singles and doubles and won two of the four in mixed doubles, and has been runner-up at the two she hasn't won. That is a sensational achievement for a 21-year-old. Does she realise how close she is to this 'SUPER SLAM' that Navratilova has. If I was her I would be on the phone organising mixed partners for the French Open right now!

auntie janie
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:43 AM
:worship: Serena! So close to another awesome achievement that has never even been mentioned! (till now! :kiss: )

I wonder if she ever thought about it? It's really exciting! I remember her saying No Mas to mixed doubles, but she might do it for the sake of history if Mark will point out to her how close she is.

Come on, Mark! Send a note to her agent! :D

Venus Forever
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:03 AM
SERENA WILLIAMS

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

MIXED DOUBLES — Winner (2): 1998 - Wimbledon (w/Mirnyi), US Open (w/Mirnyi). Finalist (2): 1999 - Australian Open (w/Mirnyi); 1998 - Roland Garros (w/Lobo).

I guess I had it the other way around. :rolleyes:

Thanx. :D

:p

Cariaoke
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:04 AM
forget about Mark... when we go to any tournament that Serena's playing, we should like hold signs or something. if you get her autograph, mention it to her. send her some fanmail about it. this could be like a huge fan campaign!

what if Serena and James took on Andre and Steffi for the French open mixed dubs title? that would be some goooooood stuff! :worship: :kiss:

1jackson2001
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:07 AM
That would truly be amazing. C'mon Serena..send yourself into the history books once more.

*JR*
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Come on, he's brand new to the WTA and trying to clean up the mess that Kevin Wulff made in a scant year (building on the mediocre job done by Bart McGuire B4 that). IMO, Scott has alot bigger stuff on his mind right now than who holds what records by how much. (For example making sure the tennis channel we've all been bitching about not only launches, but survives; or is replaced by one that does).

Pureracket
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:23 AM
Come on, he's brand new to the WTA and trying to clean up the mess that Kevin Wulff made in a scant year (building on the mediocre job done by Bart McGuire B4 that). IMO, Scott has alot bigger stuff on his mind right now than who holds what records by how much. (For example making sure the tennis channel we've all been bitching about not only launches, but survives; or is replaced by one that does).

Interesting. I would think, though, that the CEO would need to be "on his game" when making comments about historical statistics. He does have some interesting financial issues ahead of him, but even those are not bigger than the actual game.

CJ07
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:23 AM
That would be great! go Serena!

auntie janie
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:24 AM
what if Serena and James took on Andre and Steffi for the French open mixed dubs title? that would be some goooooood stuff! :worship: :kiss:


WOW!!!! What a fantastic idea!! :worship:

maccardel
Apr 19th, 2003, 03:22 AM
I'll be writing Wertheim and maybe he could put it out there...heck I'll send IMG an email to whisper it to her so Venus or the other girls won't hear...lol....

Zummi
Apr 19th, 2003, 03:32 AM
I'm sure Martina does not know that Serena is this close to a Super Slam herself. She didn't even realize she was going to complete this Slam sweep herself until the night of her semifinal at the AO. If it was that important to her, she would have played and tried to win the Australian mixed many years before.

Now that Serena is so close, I hope she gives it a shot. If only after Martina is done with doubles :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 19th, 2003, 03:41 AM
Serena/Max had match points at the 1999 AO Final. So she was veryclose to the super slam ;)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 19th, 2003, 03:42 AM
And she's been short of those 2 titles since January 2001, when she was only 19 ;)

Leo_DFP
Apr 19th, 2003, 04:34 AM
So she has won all four Slams in singles and doubles and won two of the four in mixed doubles, and has been runner-up at the two she hasn't won. That is a sensational achievement for a 21-year-old. Does she realise how close she is to this 'SUPER SLAM' that Navratilova has. If I was her I would be on the phone organising mixed partners for the French Open right now!

And after that all she would need is the Olympic Gold Medal for singles (she's already got the doubles w/Venus)!

franny
Apr 19th, 2003, 06:31 AM
omg, he juss wanted to compliment martina. What do u want him to say: "this is a stunning achievement that only serena williams will most likely accomplish?". This is a martina navratilova presentation, and its not about serena, so let martina have her moment so dont jump on someone who tries to make martina's feat seem more spectacular ok.