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raquel
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:24 PM
After seeing the thread of the top 100 from 25 years ago, I thought I would post this top 100 from 12 years ago I found, to see if you recognise more names on this than the one from the 1970s. Quite a few players are still playing and in the top 100 12 and a half years later.

1. Monica Seles - Well we hope she is still playing :worship:
2. Steffi Graf - :worship:
3. Gabriela Sabatini - Retired too soon? Gaby was great anyway :)
4. Martina Navratilova - 3rd decade in the top 10, top 10 in doubles now :worship:
5. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario - Vamos ASV! 4 former number 1's in the top 5
6. Mary Joe Fernandez - Always came close, but never got a Slam :sad:
7. Jana Novotna - Still 7 years before her first Slam
8. Conchita Martinez - 12 years on and was almost back in the top 10 again earlier this year :worship:
9. Zina Garrison - Still riding high after Wimbledon 90
10. Manuela Maleeva Fragniere - Lots of years in top 10, but no Slam final
11. Katerina Maleeva - Never really talked about anymore, but was consistently top 20 for a long time
12. Jennifer Capriati - Who would have thought then that she would win her first Slam 9 years later? :eek:
13. Helena Sukova - 3 Slam finals, but no Slam :sad:
14. Nathalie Tauziat - Lots of years 10-30 before breaking through in 1998, did really well to break through so late I think.
15. Leila Meskhi -Never saw her play, barely mentioned now
16. Barbara Paulus - Made top 10
17. Natasha Zvereva - :worship: I loved Nat!
18. Anke Huber - Only 16 and in the top 20. I miss Anke!
19. Amy Frazier - Still going strong :)
20. Sandra Cecchini - Sandra won a title every year for 10 years in a row :eek:
21. Judith Weisner - Top 30 for a lot of years.
22. Anne Smith - Who? :confused:
23. Helen Kelesi - She is not playing now, but important thing is she is still alive after her brain tumour. :)
24. Lori McNeil - Wimbledon semis in 1994
25. Sabine Appelmans - Overshadowed a bit now by Kim and Justine, but Sabine WAS Belgian tennis for many years.
26. Laura Gildemeister - Never saw her play but know the name
27. Radka Zrubakova :confused:
28. Naoko Sawamatsu - In top 30 long before Kimiko Date
29. Rachel McQuillan - Still playing Challengers I think
30. Julie Halard - I used to like watching Julie play :)
31. Federica Bonsignori :confused:
32. Emanuela Zardo :confused:
33. Marianne Werdel - I think she made the Australain semis one year?
34. Susan Sloane - :confused:
35. Meredith McGrath - Did well in doubles
36. Raffaella Reggi
37. Ros Fairbank-Nideffer
38. Gretchen Magers
39. Regina Rajchrtova :confused:
40. Manon Bollegraf - More success in doubles
41. Claudia Kohde Kilsch - Former top 10
42. Tami Whitlinger
43. Natalia Medvedeva - Andrei Medvedev's sister. Andrei was so cute! :hearts:
44. Magdalena Maleeva - Maggie still going strong :)
45. Patty Fendick
46. Catarina Lindqvist
47. Andrea Strnadova
48. Nicole Provis
49. Elena Brioukhovets :confused:
50. Patricia Tarabini - Played lots of doubles with Conchita, and coached Conchi
51. Katia Piccolini :confused:
52. Akiko Kijimuta
53. Eva Sviglerova
54. Elna Reinach
55. Carrie Cunningham
56. Sabine Hack - I think Sabine made top 10
57. Stephanie Rehe
58. Isabel Cueto
59. Gigi Fernandez - Doubles legend
60. Linda Harvey Wild
61. Ginger Helgeson
62. Anne Minter
63. Patricia Hy
64. Larisa Neiland - More success in doubles
65. Veronika Martinek - I think she beat Venus very early in Venus's career
66. Ann Grossman
67. Karine Quentrec :confused:
68. Karin Kschwendt
69. Laura Garrone :confused:
70. Kathy Rinaldi - former top 10
71. Pam Shriver - Doubles legend and still talked about here all the time!
72. Barbara Rittner - Still going strong :)
73. Petra Langrova
74. Catherine Tanvier
75. Mercedes Paz
76. Peanut Louie Harper
77. Jo Durie
78. Wiltrud Probst
79. Halle Cioffi :confused:
80. Mary Pierce - Only 16, of course went on to win 2 Slams and still going VERY strong
81. Csilla Bartos
82. Brenda Schultz - the biggest server before Venus. Brenda was cool! :cool:
83. Florencia Labat
84. Yayuk Basuki
85. Cristina Tessi :confused:
86. Shaun Stafford
87. Linda Ferrando - Famous win over Monica at US Open
88. Kristin Godridge :confused:
89. Robin White
90. Amanda Coetzer - Still going strong! :)
91. Claudia Porwik
92. Bettina Fulco
93. Cathy Caverzasio
94. Alexia Dechaume
95. Debbie Graham
96. Elizabeth Smylie
97. Cecila Dahlman
98. Dinky Van Rensburg
99. Francesca Romano :confused:
100. Laura Golarsa

See how many you know! I put :confused: next to the names I have never heard of.

pan
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:32 PM
ZARDO was ranked that high??? :eek: she's from switzerland and played nice us open in (i guess) 1995...

SABINE HACKs career high rank was 13 :wavey:

wow, 10 german girls inside the top 100... great times!

crazillo
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:37 PM
1. Monica Seles - Well we hope she is still playing
2. Steffi Graf -
3. Gabriela Sabatini - Retired too soon? Gaby was great anyway
4. Martina Navratilova - 3rd decade in the top 10, top 10 in doubles now
5. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario - Vamos ASV! 4 former number 1's in the top 5
6. Mary Joe Fernandez - Always came close, but never got a Slam
7. Jana Novotna - Still 7 years before her first Slam
8. Conchita Martinez - 12 years on and was almost back in the top 10 again earlier this year
9. Zina Garrison - Still riding high after Wimbledon 90
10. Manuela Maleeva Fragniere - Lots of years in top 10, but no Slam final
11. Katerina Maleeva - Never really talked about anymore, but was consistently top 20 for a long time
12. Jennifer Capriati - Who would have thought then that she would win her first Slam 9 years later?
13. Helena Sukova - 3 Slam finals, but no Slam
14. Nathalie Tauziat - Lots of years 10-30 before breaking through in 1998, did really well to break through so late I think.
15. Leila Meskhi -Never saw her play, barely mentioned now
16. Barbara Paulus - Made top 10
17. Natasha Zvereva - I loved Nat!
18. Anke Huber - Only 16 and in the top 20. I miss Anke!
19. Amy Frazier - Still going strong
20. Sandra Cecchini - Sandra won a title every year for 10 years in a row
21. Judith Weisner - Top 30 for a lot of years.
22. Anne Smith - Who?
23. Helen Kelesi - She is not playing now, but important thing is she is still alive after her brain tumour.
24. Lori McNeil - Wimbledon semis in 1994
25. Sabine Appelmans - Overshadowed a bit now by Kim and Justine, but Sabine WAS Belgian tennis for many years.
26. Laura Gildemeister - Never saw her play but know the name :confused:
27. Radka Zrubakova
28. Naoko Sawamatsu - In top 30 long before Kimiko Date
29. Rachel McQuillan - Still playing Challengers I think
30. Julie Halard - I used to like watching Julie play
31. Federica Bonsignori :confused:
32. Emanuela Zardo
33. Marianne Werdel - I think she made the Australain semis one year?
34. Susan Sloane -
35. Meredith McGrath - Did well in doubles
36. Raffaella Reggi
37. Ros Fairbank-Nideffer :confused:
38. Gretchen Magers
39. Regina Rajchrtova
40. Manon Bollegraf - More success in doubles
41. Claudia Kohde Kilsch - Former top 10
42. Tami Whitlinger
43. Natalia Medvedeva - Andrei Medvedev's sister. Andrei was so cute!
44. Magdalena Maleeva - Maggie still going strong
45. Patty Fendick
46. Catarina Lindqvist
47. Andrea Strnadova :confused:
48. Nicole Provis
49. Elena Brioukhovets
50. Patricia Tarabini - Played lots of doubles with Conchita, and coached Conchi
51. Katia Piccolini
52. Akiko Kijimuta
53. Eva Sviglerova
54. Elna Reinach
55. Carrie Cunningham :confused:
56. Sabine Hack - I think Sabine made top 10
57. Stephanie Rehe
58. Isabel Cueto
59. Gigi Fernandez - Doubles legend
60. Linda Harvey Wild
61. Ginger Helgeson
62. Anne Minter
63. Patricia Hy
64. Larisa Neiland - More success in doubles
65. Veronika Martinek - I think she beat Venus very early in Venus's career
66. Ann Grossman
67. Karine Quentrec :confused:
68. Karin Kschwendt
69. Laura Garrone
70. Kathy Rinaldi - former top 10
71. Pam Shriver - Doubles legend and still talked about here all the time!
72. Barbara Rittner - Still going strong
73. Petra Langrova
74. Catherine Tanvier
75. Mercedes Paz
76. Peanut Louie Harper
77. Jo Durie
78. Wiltrud Probst
79. Halle Cioffi
80. Mary Pierce - Only 16, of course went on to win 2 Slams and still going VERY strong
81. Csilla Bartos :confused:
82. Brenda Schultz - the biggest server before Venus. Brenda was cool!
83. Florencia Labat
84. Yayuk Basuki
85. Cristina Tessi
86. Shaun Stafford
87. Linda Ferrando - Famous win over Monica at US Open
88. Kristin Godridge
89. Robin White
90. Amanda Coetzer - Still going strong!
91. Claudia Porwik
92. Bettina Fulco
93. Cathy Caverzasio :confused:
94. Alexia Dechaume
95. Debbie Graham
96. Elizabeth Smylie
97. Cecila Dahlman
98. Dinky Van Rensburg :confused:
99. Francesca Romano
100. Laura Golarsa


i know the most, but some names i never heard of. but this radka zurkubova or however i know.

matthias
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:38 PM
anke top20 with 16 yrs - i miss her too :sad:

irma
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:46 PM
Anne Smith reached the semis of the aussie open doubles 91 with monica
Regina Rajchrtova is married to Petr Korda
the rest of the players all played steffi or I remember hearing about them outside these two at least I can't remember;)
Cathy Caverzasio
Francesca Romano

Martian Willow
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:19 PM
76. Peanut Louie Harper

...was that her real name...? :eek:

Wojtek
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:23 PM
Regina Rajchrtova is Korda's wife.
Radka Zrubakova won titles in doubles.

Simply Orange
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:29 PM
You never saw Leila Meskhi play? Good... you could compare her to the Smashnova of today.

Have to get to #57, Stephanie Rehe... before I've never at least heard of any of those players. :)

Simply Orange
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:30 PM
Rajchatova was a babe too... what was she doing with Petr?

selesfan1
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:35 PM
McGrath also made the Wimbledon semi's in 1996 and won Birmingham that same year

Simply Orange
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:37 PM
No Shi-Ting Wang... :sad:

I think she was playing in 91.

Simply Orange
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:38 PM
McGrath also made the Wimbledon semi's in 1996 and won Birmingham that same year
She also won 94 Eastbourne. :)

TennisFan75
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:48 PM
66. Ann Grossman :hearts: - I just loved this gal.. never did manage to get that WTA title.. 7 finals though.

Willow, I think Peanut's real name was Maureen, but Id have to check my old WTA guides.

Jay :D

spiceboy
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:51 PM
I know all of them, at that time I was a full time fan ;) :cool:

Some hints:

*I absolutely loved Zardo style of play. She was a lefty with a great one handed backhand :)

*Though pointing Gigi Fernández & Meredith Mc Grath great run in doubles both of them reached singles semis in Wimbledon

*Sorry to say, but Elena Brioukhovets has to be the ugliest player ever playing in the Tour (tied with Spain's Paula Hermida :p )

*Martinek, Garrone, Langrova or Quentrec are clear examples of how the Tour has improved its fitness :tape: :tape:

*Strnadova was meant to be a great star after winning twice Wimbledon junior (the last player to do this) and reaching 5 or 6 WTA finals in her teens -though losing all of them- Unfortunately retired so early :confused:

*Tessi retired early after being a top junior player supposedly burnt out because her father's abuse :sad: Godridge was another one retiring early in 1996 but came out from nowhere this year to play Fed Cup for Hong Kong losing all her 4 matches :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

*Regina is happily married to Korda and have (at least) 2 kids. Retired to marry him after reaching the last 16 in the US Open.

*Claudia Porwick benefited from Gaby's injury in the Australian Open 1990 to amazingly reach the semis :eek:

Kart
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:02 PM
What a great top three - my top three faves :hearts:.

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:50 PM
Andrea Strnadova retired cos she married Stoltenberg and had a family.

i wish she didnt retire so early
i can still picture Andrea vs Gaby from WIM 91, middle sunday :drool:

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:54 PM
Radka Zrubakova won 3 singles, 1 doubles
1992 - Prague; 1991 - Strasbourg; 1989 - Belgian Open

she did very good early on but too many injuries caught up with her and that also forced her to retire.

Wojtek
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:16 PM
Elena Brioukhovets - her pic. She is know Kirilenko coach.

http://www.*****************/Players/Countries/Russia/KirilenkoMaria/Limages/Limage4.htm

:mad: :Link from junior site is ban

You can see her in itf site with Maria. She is more than ugly.

miranda_lou
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:56 PM
It's not nice to call anyone ugly. :( People can't help how they look physically. It's what's inside that counts. :kiss:

Anyway, there are many on that list that I don't recognize but I do remember Stephanie Rehe. She was the youngest player to ever have a WTA ranking and Steffi was the second youngest. Plus, Stephanie Rehe dated Steffi Graf's brother Michael for quite a while. :hearts: Last I heard of her she was doing some commentating on a cable channel.

Strnadova was meant to be a great star after winning twice Wimbledon junior (the last player to do this) and reaching 5 or 6 WTA finals in her teens -though losing all of them- Unfortunately retired so early

Love interrupted a lot of tennis careers. :hearts: It's difficult for a woman who believes she's in love to travel all the time and be away from the man she loves. :sad: Unless, of course, you're Kimmie and what-his-name. :rolleyes:

ptkten
Nov 29th, 2003, 12:41 AM
Who is Csilla Bartos? She's the only one in the top 100 I don't know.

spiceboy
Nov 29th, 2003, 12:43 AM
Who is Csilla Bartos? She's the only one in the top 100 I don't know.

She is a Swiss player who lost against Conchita in 2nd round of the US Open 1990 ;)

Randy H
Nov 29th, 2003, 12:45 AM
Romano and Bartos are the 2 I've never heard of...However, I've only seen about half of them ever play, many of them were still a bit before I really got into watching tennis a lot :)

spiceboy
Nov 29th, 2003, 12:47 AM
Francesca Romano is a beautiful Italian who is still playing interclubs in Italy in her late 30's

Simply Orange
Nov 29th, 2003, 12:51 AM
Someone let me know anything about Stephanie Rehe, Karine Quentrec, and Halle Cioffi... I hate feeling so uneducated. :sad:

spiceboy
Nov 29th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Someone let me know anything about Stephanie Rehe, Karine Quentrec, and Halle Cioffi... I hate feeling so uneducated. :sad:

Karin Quentrec was a small french girl who retired in 1996 and had the highlight of her career beating seeded Claudia Kodhe-Kilsch in Roland Garros 1989

Stephanie Rehe was a beautiful American who was supposed to be a big star but who retired still in her teens... She made an impressive comeback in Los Angeles 1990 when she became the lowest-ranked player ever to defeat a player in the Top 5 defeating No. 3 Sabatini (she had no ranking then). As said before she is the youngest player ever to have a ranking at 13 years, 2 months :eek:

Halle Cioffi was a girl from Cleveland whose career wasn't really good being her highlight 3rd round in US Open 90 losing against Navratilova 6/2 6/2

gmak
Nov 29th, 2003, 08:51 AM
well Bartos and Caverzasio are the only 2 names not familiar to me ;)

oh andrea :drool: :hearts: :sad: she was so cute
babsi paulus :kiss:
natalia Z and natalia M :worship:

wow i didn't know zardo bonsignori and ann smith were ranked that high :eek:

hey_britney
Nov 29th, 2003, 08:53 AM
Karin Quentrec was a small french girl who retired in 1996 and had the highlight of her career beating seeded Claudia Kodhe-Kilsch in Roland Garros 1989

Stephanie Rehe was a beautiful American who was supposed to be a big star but who retired still in her teens... She made an impressive comeback in Los Angeles 1990 when she became the lowest-ranked player ever to defeat a player in the Top 5 defeating No. 3 Sabatini (she had no ranking then). As said before she is the youngest player ever to have a ranking at 13 years, 2 months :eek:

Halle Cioffi was a girl from Cleveland whose career wasn't really good being her highlight 3rd round in US Open 90 losing against Navratilova 6/2 6/2

Hereis the real question. I have tried to look up Rehe's stats on the ITF database, but she must've gotten married as the database no longer registers her under that name. So what's her married name!

smmash90
Nov 29th, 2003, 03:20 PM
Oh this brings back so many great memories.....

I got in to tennis at the start of the 90 season, and have never looked back since...

MJF :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: - MY ALL TIME FAVE

Kelesi - beautiful and soooo tempremental. Her matches were always great value. So glad she is still with us, after all she has been through. :kiss:

Quentrec - she had a Sinead O Conner crew cut and was very gutsy from memory.

Tessi - pretty blonde. Had an evil brother, I think, who pushed her too hard so she burned out young. :mad:

Reinach - very elegant but very SLOW :lol:

Zardo - was a bit in the Patty mould, but nowhere near as good.

Zrubakova- watched her quite a bit. Always seemed to be losing to ASV, when I saw her.

I have memories of many of the others. Wish I knew what they were up to now...

anabel
Nov 29th, 2003, 08:11 PM
I love this kind of threads.

Thanks :)

hingis-seles
Nov 29th, 2003, 08:43 PM
Peanut Harper lost to Steffi Graf in Wimbledon 1991. She moonballed....almost like rubber....she lost easily though.

mboyle
Nov 29th, 2003, 08:52 PM
Pierce and Shultz were THAT low?:eek: When did they really break through rankings wise?

Doraemon
Nov 29th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Can anyone post the top 100 lists of the following years? This is very very interesting! I love it!

crazillo
Nov 29th, 2003, 08:55 PM
i want these lists, too. i always search for them, but can just find the top-10.

Nacho
Nov 29th, 2003, 10:18 PM
1993 year end rankings (only found top 50)

1. Steffi Graf 409.1746
2. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 243.5556
3. Martina Navratilova 221.4989
4. Conchita Martinez 192.3314
5. Gabriela Sabatini 146.4048
6. Jana Novotna 145.1179
7. Mary Joe Fernandez 138.2162
8. Monica Seles 133.5178
9. Jennifer Capriati 126.3750
10. Anke Huber 124.5625
11. Manuela Maleeva 103.5505
12. Mary Pierce 93.6875
13. Kimiko Date 89.2917
14. Zina Garrison 86.2291
15. Amanda Coetzer 85.8500
16. Magdalena Maleeva 84.9667
17. Helena Sukova 82.0698
18. Nathalie Tauziat 79.8320
19. Natalia Zvereva 73.0000
20. Lindsay Davenport 63.8125
21. Judith Wiesner 59.5588
22. Katerina Maleeva 59.4706
23. Natalia Medvedeva 58.9063
24. Sabine Hack 58.3529
25. Lori McNeil 51.6500
26. Nicole Provis 50.2333
27. Patty Fendick 50.0000
28. Naoko Sawamatsu 49.8929
29. Julie Halard 48.7222
30. Shi-Ting Wang 45.0000
31. Miriam Oremans 43.4250
32. Larisa Neiland 43.2778
33. Stephanie Rottier 43.2353
34. Barbara Rittner 43.1765
35. Ann Grossman 41.5000
36. Sabine Appelmans 40.2667
37. Leila Meskhi 39.5000
38. Pam Shriver 39.4615
39. Amy Frazier 37.8333
40. Brenda Schultz 37.5238
41. Patricia Hy 36.3438
42. Kimberly Po 33.5000
43. Yayuk Basuki 33.0588
44. Marianne Werdel 32.7500
45. Linda Harvey-Wild 32.1250
46. Iva Majoli 32.0769
47. Mana Endo 30.2917
48. Meike Babel 29.9667
49. Helen Kelesi 29.8077
50. Gigi Fernandez 29.7941

spiceboy
Nov 29th, 2003, 10:56 PM
1994 Nov 14th Top 100 rankings (week prior to the Masters)

Current Current Previous Points
Ranking Points Ranking (+/-)
------- -------- -------- -------
1 GRAF, Steffi Germany 365.3553 1 10.0968
2 SANCHEZ VICARIO, Arantxa Spain 313.7235 2 0.0000
3 MARTINEZ, Conchita Spain 179.7536 3 -21.1111
4 NOVOTNA, Jana Czech Republic 162.5932 4 0.0000
5 PIERCE, Mary France 155.9875 5 12.0000
6 NAVRATILOVA, Martina United States 141.3190 6 0.0000
7 DAVENPORT, Lindsay United States 124.3313 7 0.2500
8 ZVEREVA, Natalia Belarus 120.3462 10 7.0300
9 SABATINI, Gabriela Argentina 116.5326 9 2.9445
10 DATE, Kimiko Japan 114.7769 8 0.0000
11 HUBER, Anke Germany 102.6316 13 15.4649
12 MALEEVA, Magdalena Bulgaria 94.2311 11 0.0000
13 FERNANDEZ, Mary Joe United States 92.8606 12 -0.0833
14 MAJOLI, Iva Croatia 84.5278 15 4.3962
15 SCHULTZ, Brenda Netherlands 76.9500 17 5.7500
16 FRAZIER, Amy United States 72.6250 14 -12.5625
17 COETZER, Amanda South Africa 72.2650 16 -4.2750
18 MCNEIL, Lori United States 71.0625 18 1.5919
19 HACK, Sabine Germany 67.9722 20 0.0000
20 GORROCHATEGUI, Ines Argentina 67.7167 21 0.0000
21 SUKOVA, Helena Czech Republic 66.3698 23 4.0856
22 HALARD, Julie France 62.8095 22 -0.8405
23 GARRISON-JACKSON, Zina United States 60.4771 19 -7.5883
24 RUBIN, Chanda United States 59.8224 26 4.6753
25 WIESNER, Judith Austria 57.8125 24 0.0000
26 SAWAMATSU, Naoko Japan 57.6000 25 0.0000
27 APPELMANS, Sabine Belgium 55.0444 27 0.0000
28 ENDO, Mana Japan 54.3333 28 0.0000
29 BASUKI, Yayuk Indonesia 50.8214 29 -2.6017
30 HELGESON, Ginger United States 49.8778 33 2.8778
31 HABSUDOVA, Karina Czech Republic 48.7917 30 0.0000
32 FERNANDEZ, Gigi United States 48.1176 35 2.6176
33 TAUZIAT, Nathalie France 47.9231 39 4.3182
34 CECCHINI, Sandra Italy 47.7375 31 0.0000
35 MESKHI, Leila Georgia 47.0000 32 -0.3053
36 MALEEVA, Katerina Bulgaria 45.3529 37 0.6654
37 GROSSMAN, Ann United States 44.6429 36 -0.6526
38 LABAT, Florencia Argentina 44.4667 38 0.0000
39 MCGRATH, Meredith United States 43.5263 34 -2.3626
40 RITTNER, Barbara Germany 42.2500 40 0.0000
41 NEILAND, Larisa Latvia 41.8400 41 1.9448
42 SPIRLEA, Irina Romania 36.5278 42 0.0000
43 RAYMOND, Lisa United States 34.3529 44 0.1176
44 WANG, Shi-ting Taiwan 34.1250 47 1.3333
45 WERDEL, Marianne United States 34.1136 43 -1.7728
46 BABEL, Meike Germany 33.9231 46 0.0000
47 OREMANS, Miriam Netherlands 32.7778 48 0.0000
48 SMASHNOVA, Anna Israel 32.3692 49 0.0000
49 HARVEY-WILD, Linda United States 32.3684 45 -1.7427
50 MAKAROVA, Elena Russia 32.2235 50 0.0000
51 FENDICK, Patty United States 31.3150 51 0.7729
52 FARINA, Silvia Italy 28.8421 53 0.0000
53 BOOGERT, Kristie Netherlands 28.2556 54 0.0000
54 STAFFORD, Shaun United States 27.7250 55 0.0000
55 CACIC, Sandra United States 27.6250 52 -1.7750
56 RADFORD, Kristine Australia 27.3824 58 0.0000
57 MEDVEDEVA, Natalia Ukraine 27.0476 59 0.0000
58 WHITLINGER-JONES, Tami United States 26.8611 62 0.1944
59 RITTER, Petra Austria 26.8214 60 0.0000
60 MIYAGI, Nana Japan 26.7750 61 0.0000
61 MCQUILLAN, Rachel Australia 26.4412 63 0.0000
62 LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena Kazakhstan 25.6579 64 0.0000
63 SHRIVER, Pam United States 25.0313 57 -2.6875
64 HY, Patricia Canada 24.5333 65 0.0000
65 DECHAUME-BALLERET, Alexia France 23.6857 66 0.0000
66 LI, Fang China 23.5385 67 0.0000
67 GRAHAM, Debbie United States 23.1917 88 5.9584
68 PROBST, Wiltrud Germany 22.6000 68 0.0000
69 CARLSSON, Asa Sweden 22.5650 69 0.0000
70 WAGNER, Elena Germany 21.8929 -- ------
71 PO, Kimberly United States 21.8118 56 -5.9117
72 SUGIYAMA, Ai Japan 21.4500 91 4.4269
73 ARENDT, Nicole United States 21.3333 72 0.4270
74 REINACH, Elna South Africa 21.3313 70 0.0000
75 ZRUBAKOVA, Radka Czech Republic 21.2733 71 0.0000
76 SINGER, Christina Germany 20.9000 73 0.0000
77 FRANKL, Silke Germany 20.5385 74 0.0000
78 KRUGER, Joannette South Africa 20.1667 80 1.4020
79 TESTUD, Sandrine France 20.0000 75 0.0000
T80 DRAGOMIR, Ruxandra Romania 19.9063 T76 0.0000
T80 KOCHTA, Marketa Germany 19.9063 T76 0.0000
82 FERRANDO, Linda Italy 19.5000 79 0.0000
83 FUSAI, Alexandra France 18.4706 78 -1.0919
84 MARTINEK, Veronica Germany 18.4167 86 1.0834
85 HINGIS, Martina Switzerland 18.0833 82 0.0000
86 ZARDO, Emanuela Switzerland 17.9643 83 0.0000
87 BOBKOVA, Radka Czech Republic 17.7333 90 0.6619
88 DOPFER, Sandra Austria 17.6154 84 0.0000
89 REINSTADLER, Beate Austria 17.5385 85 0.0000
90 KAMIO, Yone Japan 17.2923 87 0.0000
91 NAGATSUKA, Kyoko Japan 16.8077 81 -1.3173
92 FULCO-VILLELLA, Bettina Argentina 16.7733 92 0.0000
93 KUHLMAN, Caroline United States 16.6111 93 0.0000
94 ROTTIER, Stephanie Netherlands 16.3750 94 0.0000
95 SCHETT, Barbara Austria 16.1250 89 -1.0083
96 LANGROVA, Petra Czech Republic 15.8929 95 0.0000
97 BAUDONE, Nathalie Italy 15.7438 96 0.0000
98 BERGEROW, Petra Germany 15.7250 -- ------
99 DE SWARDT, Mariaan South Africa 15.4583 99 0.0833
100 KSCHWENDT, Karin Germany 15.4353 98 0.0000

DROPPED OUT:

COURTOIS, Laurence Belgium 100
RICHTEROVA, Ludmila Czech Republic 97

Kart
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:10 PM
Sabatini's rank rose to seven after she won the Masters in 1994 :banana: if I remember rightly.

hey_britney
Nov 30th, 2003, 12:59 AM
Sabatini's rank rose to seven after she won the Masters in 1994 :banana: if I remember rightly.

I think Davenport moved to #6 after making the final. Nav closed at #8 after losing her first match to Gaby, I think.

And didn't Pierce defeat Graf and make the SF allowing her to finish at #4?

Brian Stewart
Nov 30th, 2003, 07:13 AM
That 1991 list was impressive. Almost 1/3 of them were former/future top 10 players, and just over 1/5 former/future top 5's. That's a lot of talent. And that was around the time when Gaby was twice within one match win of the #1 ranking.

Later that year, my current fave would turn pro, reach the final of her first WTA event as a pro, and crack the top 100.

The name game: Peanut Louie was "Mareen" (pronounced like "marine"). If she and her older sister, Marcelyn, were on a team together, the jerseys would have to include the first 4 letters of their first names to distinguish them.

Halle Cioffi is listed in the past player bios on the WTA site, I think under "Halle Carroll" (married name).

I have the YER for every year since 1987 (for ~the top 250), and complete list (or at least the top 5 or 6 hundred) since 1991, and top 100's for every week since mid-June of '95. It would probably be better to stick to YER for now, to save space (and time... and typing fingers).

Maybe we can copy all of the year-end top 100's in one thread, in order, and someone can do an analysis on them (breakdown by country for each year, etc.).

raquel
Nov 30th, 2003, 11:36 PM
Elena Brioukhovets - her pic. She is know Kirilenko coach.

http://www.*****************/Players/Countries/Russia/KirilenkoMaria/Limages/Limage4.htm

:mad: :Link from junior site is ban

You can see her in itf site with Maria. She is more than ugly.


I found some pics of the lesser known players in the 1991 top 100

Here is Elena Brioukhovets. She is the one in the white, in case you had not figured that out!
http://www87.sakura.ne.jp/~dhbvg87/Gallery/photo210/020915-097.jpg

Cathy Caversazio
http://www.tc-geneve.ch/images/TCGE01profCathy.gif

Stephanie Rehe on the left
http://www.acuraclassic.org/PressBox/images/1986-A.jpg

Regina Rajchrtova, now Mrs Korda
http://www.womenstennis.freeservers.com/images/reg001.jpg

Claudia Porwik on the right
http://www.nic-marschand.de/claudianic.jpg

Veronika Martinek
http://www.stare-splavy.cz/Tenis/1999/martinek.jpg

Karine Quentrec
http://www.fft.fr/actualites_evenements/keyb99/images/quentrec_eagle.jpg

Peanut Louie Harper

Richie77
Dec 1st, 2003, 12:07 AM
Regina Rajchrtova reached the SF of Hilton Head (now Charleston) in 1990, where she lost to Martina.

Carrie Cunningham, I think got to the third round of the Australian Open in 1990 also, and nearly took a set off Steffi Graf.

spiceboy
Dec 1st, 2003, 12:07 AM
Thanx Raquel :wavey:

:lol: :lol: :lol: @ Claudia's shorts... don't we love the 90's? :devil:

Fantastic
Dec 1st, 2003, 02:50 PM
I remember every single name on the list, but haven't seen all of them play nor know probably what 25% of them looked like. Some players just don't attract a profile.

-Ph51-
Dec 1st, 2003, 03:04 PM
Think the Top 10 is stronger now!

spiceboy
Oct 22nd, 2005, 01:16 AM
BUMP!!!

Scotso
Oct 22nd, 2005, 02:32 AM
I miss Barbara Paulus :sad:

WonderfulLee
Oct 22nd, 2005, 08:24 AM
hm...im so proud to Yayuk Basuki!

MLF
Oct 22nd, 2005, 11:24 AM
I remember every name on the list too, as I was a bit of an anorak as a kid and used to copy the top 100 ranking list out of Tennis World magazine every month :o The WTA also used to send me computer print outs of the top 1000 every so often as I'd asked them nicely. ;) This was long before the days of internet access of course.

Carrie Cunningham was a player in the Helen Kelesi mode, in style and temperament. I'm sure the match they played at the Canadian Open one year was full of feisty gamesmanship.

DevilishAttitude
Oct 22nd, 2005, 12:03 PM
Question about Raffella Reggi. Last night Sam Smith compared Schiavone to Reggi in terms of apperance and personality.

Is this true? :confused: :)

MLF
Oct 22nd, 2005, 12:52 PM
No, I wouldn't have said Raffaella resembled Schiavone in appearence. However, she was a feisty, scrapper who enjoyed the game so she was similar in that respect. She hit a pretty flat forehand and two handed backhand.

Xian
Oct 22nd, 2005, 01:04 PM
I miss Barbara Paulus :sad:

who not :D :sad: :sad:

jimbo mack
Oct 22nd, 2005, 01:09 PM
i miss gigi :sad:

such an entertaining player

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Oct 22nd, 2005, 01:38 PM
Wow - what a blast from the past. Thansk for all the rankings, photos, etc. folks! :D