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Volcana
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:48 AM
rk: rank
#s: Number of career singles wins
(##): Age

...... (----) : biggest tournament win

The sheer size of Lindsay's lead in career songles wins is surprising. Especially considering she's the same age as Jenn. Lindsay actually has a chance of overtaking Monica in career singles wins. She'd probably have to play into 2006 to do that though.

01: 45 (28) Davenport ....... (GS)
02: 31 (24) Williams, V ..... (GS)
03: 25 (23) Williams, S ..... (GS)

04: 21 (21) Clijsters ....... (YEC)
05: 19 (22) Henin-Hardenne .. (GS)

06: 15 (25) Mauresmo ........ (Tier I)
07: 14 (28) Capriati ........ (GS)

08: 09 (23) Myskina ......... (GS)
09: 08 (26) Schnyder ........ (Tier I)
10: 07 (17) Sharapova ....... (GS)
11: 06 (29) Sugiyama ........ (Tier II)
12: 05 (19) Kuznetsova ...... (GS)
13: 04 (23) Dementieva ...... (Tier II)
14: 04 (23) Molik ........... (Tier I)
15: 04 (28) Suarez .......... (Tier III)
16: 03 (21) Bovina .......... (Tier II)
17: 03 (32) Farina Elia ..... (Tier III)
18: 02 (20) Zvonareva ....... (Tier III)
19: 01 (25) Dechy ........... (Tier III)

20: 00 (22) Petrova ......... (x)
21: 00 (20) Sprem ........... (x)
22: 00 (24) Schiavone ....... (x)

JenFan75
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:55 AM
I didn't know that Francesca has yet to win a title. Thanks for the info!

Volcana
Jan 2nd, 2005, 04:26 PM
Same list, but with some of the best of the open era thrown in. The absence of Court and King has to do with the large amount of the careers in the pre-Open era. Obviously, they'd both be WAY up this list

-- 195 (rt) Court
-- 167 (rt) Navratilova
-- 154 (rt) Evert
-- 107 (rt) Graf
--: 71 (rt) King (May not include all of pre-Open era)
--: 68 (rt) Goolagong
--: 53 (31) Seles ........... (GS)

01: 45 (28) Davenport ....... (GS)
--: 40 (rt) Hingis
--: 32 (32) Martinez
02: 31 (24) Williams, V ..... (GS)
--: 30 (rt) Austin
--: 29 (rt) Sanchez-Vicario
--: 27 (rt) Mandlikova
--: 27 (rt) Sabatini
03: 25 (23) Williams, S ..... (GS)
--: 24 (rt) Novotna
04: 21 (21) Clijsters ....... (YEC)
05: 19 (22) Henin-Hardenne .. (GS)
--: 16 (29) Pierce .......... (GS)
06: 15 (25) Mauresmo ........ (Tier I)
07: 14 (28) Capriati ........ (GS)
--: 10 (29) Maleeva ......... (Tier I)
08: 09 (23) Myskina ......... (GS)
09: 08 (26) Schnyder ........ (Tier I)
10: 07 (17) Sharapova ....... (GS)
11: 06 (29) Sugiyama ........ (Tier II)
12: 05 (19) Kuznetsova ...... (GS)
13: 04 (23) Dementieva ...... (Tier II)
14: 04 (23) Molik ........... (Tier I)
15: 04 (28) Suarez .......... (Tier III)
16: 03 (21) Bovina .......... (Tier II)
17: 03 (32) Farina Elia ..... (Tier III)
18: 02 (20) Zvonareva ....... (Tier III)
19: 01 (25) Dechy ........... (Tier III)

20: 00 (22) Petrova ......... (x)
21: 00 (20) Sprem ........... (x)
22: 00 (24) Schiavone ....... (x)

propi
Jan 2nd, 2005, 04:29 PM
Add Conchita to that list and lots of young posters here will be surprised ;)

crazillo
Jan 2nd, 2005, 04:35 PM
Add Conchita, Maleeva's (all three), Novotna......

humanity
Jan 2nd, 2005, 04:40 PM
Add Conchita to that list and lots of young posters here will be surprised ;)and as always in this historical threads people tend to forget pierce (although she doesn't have that many titles...)

Andy T
Jan 2nd, 2005, 04:49 PM
BJK won over 100 titles in her combined amateur-professional careers, as did Ann Jones Evonne's total is over 90 but for some reason, the WTA guide only credits her with 68.
Other women whose careers spanned the amateur and professional eras and who have won over 50 titles include: Maria Bueno (>60) Nancy Richey-Gunter (>65) Virginia Wade (>69). Lesley Turner won at least 48.

SEE BELOW FOR UPDATED STATS!

DEETHELICK
Jan 2nd, 2005, 05:04 PM
Elena D has some serious work to do ;)

Volcana
Jan 2nd, 2005, 05:29 PM
BJK won over 100 titles in her combined amateur-professional careers, as did Ann Jones Evonne's total is over 90 but for some reason, the WTA guide only credits her with 68.
Other women whose careers spanned the amateur and professional eras and who have won over 50 titles include: Maria Bueno (>60) Nancy Richey-Gunter (>65) Virginia Wade (>69). Lesley Turner won at least 48.WTA only has the open era totals.

Volcana
Jan 2nd, 2005, 05:39 PM
and as always in this historical threads people tend to forget pierce (although she doesn't have that many titles...)Didn't really forget her. But I started out just doing the current players down to Clijsters, then added Monica and retired players. Pierce doesn't fall into those categories.

If Lindsay ends this year with 50+ titles, does anyone think she'll hang around to pass Monica? That isn't really Lindsay's personality. The only reason I'd see her playing past this year is if she makes 2+ GS finals and loses them all. She really seems to want another GS win.

timray
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:38 PM
01. (01) 10 Sharapova (GS + YEC)
02. (02) 47 Davenport (GS + YEC)
03. (08) 26 Williams, S (GS + YEC)

04. (05) 05 Kuznetsova (GS)
05. (07) 23 Henin-Hardenne (GS)
06. (10) 33 Williams, V (GS)
07. (12) 17 Pierce (GS)
08. (13) 09 Myskina (GS)

09. (04) 27 Clijsters (YEC)

10. (03) 17 Mauresmo (Tier I)
11. (11) 10 Schnyder (Tier I)
12. (14) 05 Molik (Tier I)
13. (21) 01 Daniela Hantuchova (Tier I)

14. (06) 04 Dementieva (Tier II)
15. (16) 03 Bovina (Tier II)
16. (22) 04 Dinara Safina (Tier II)

17. (15) 01 Dechy (Tier III)
18. (19) 03 Zvonareva (Tier III)
19. (20) 03 Elena Likhovtseva (Tier III)

20. (17) 01 Jelena Jankovic (Tier V)
21. (18) 01 Ana Ivanovic (Tier V)

22. (09) 00 Petrova (x)

ClaudiaZ-S
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:45 PM
Why Sharapova is first????

thrust
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:49 PM
The list for modern day players is old. Davenport has 47 wins, Kim has 27 etc.. I am glad we have a record of all of Court^s wins as there was no women^s pro tour before open tennis. I do think the King count is incomplete.

timray
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:51 PM
Because she is highest in rank among the (GS + YEC)

Andy T
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:09 PM
Are the ages as of the beginning of 2005? Kim and Lindsay are 22 and 29 respectively as of 8th June this year.

jfk
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:14 PM
Why is Lindsay having that many wins "surprising?" She's been consistently ranked in the top 10 for over a decade. Had a few separate stints at #1 (she must be winning tourneys to get there). She's only had one injury that kept her out for a truly significant amount of time. For sheer longevity and consistency, she's unmatched.

thrust
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:21 PM
Andy- Great stats. I was in love with Lesley Turner, unfortunately though, I never met her-LOL!! I even wrote her a fan letter which was never responded to. I saw a very good match with she and Nancy Richey in the finals of the East Coast Grass Court Championships. Nancy won, by hitting very flat deep groundies very close to the lines. When Chrissie first came onto the scene and was beating almost everyone, Nancy gave her the hardest time. Chris ususally won though.

Andy T
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:30 PM
Update on earlier post (for volcana & thrust!):

The 71 stat for King is open era only. Billie Jean has at least 110 tournament wins if pre-Open era victories are included.

Evonne Goolagong won around 90 titles all told.

Other players whose careers bridged the pre-open and open eras who are up there in terms of tournaments won include:

Ann Jones (around 100 titles)
Virginia Wade (around 70)
Nancy Richey (at least 65)
Maria Bueno (over 60)
Lesley Turner-Bowrey (at least 57)

All these women won 2 or more majors and were among the elite of the game for a decade or more.

Andy T
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:41 PM
Andy- Great stats. I was in love with Lesley Turner, unfortunately though, I never met her-LOL!! I even wrote her a fan letter which was never responded to. I saw a very good match with she and Nancy Richey in the finals of the East Coast Grass Court Championships. Nancy won, by hitting very flat deep groundies very close to the lines. When Chrissie first came onto the scene and was beating almost everyone, Nancy gave her the hardest time. Chris ususally won though.

Lucky you to have seen those two tough baseline cookies battle it out - they were both renowned for their tenacity. I've never seen Lesley play nut have read plenty about her style and strengths. She really is the forgotten Aussie Champion - what other 6 time major finalist and double RG champion of the last 50 years has such a low profile?

I recently saw a fantastic recording of the legends tour in 95 in which Nancy Richey played with the likes of Wendy Turnbull (looking like a truck driver with a beer belly), Rosie Casals (short and wide) Olga Morozova, Frankie Durr, Tracy, Chris, Martina, Evonne Big Bad betty Stove and Virginia Wade. Nancy, looking slim, trim and very determined at 53 played some wicked returns.

Mother_Marjorie
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:54 PM
If Lindsay ends this year with 50+ titles, does anyone think she'll hang around to pass Monica? That isn't really Lindsay's personality. The only reason I'd see her playing past this year is if she makes 2+ GS finals and loses them all. She really seems to want another GS win.

I think the only reason Lindsay is still around is because she's playing well. As long as she's playing well, retirement will wait.

I don't think Lindsay is attempting to chase anyone else's records. She could win 30 more titles and Seles would still be favored historically (9 GS titles).

I do believe that Lindsay wants to go out on top, slam or not.

TomTennis
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:59 PM
01. (01) 10 Sharapova (GS + YEC)
02. (02) 47 Davenport (GS + YEC)
03. (08) 26 Williams, S (GS + YEC)

04. (05) 05 Kuznetsova (GS)
05. (07) 23 Henin-Hardenne (GS)
06. (10) 33 Williams, V (GS)
07. (12) 17 Pierce (GS)
08. (13) 09 Myskina (GS)

09. (04) 27 Clijsters (YEC)

10. (03) 17 Mauresmo (Tier I)
11. (11) 10 Schnyder (Tier I)
12. (14) 05 Molik (Tier I)
13. (21) 01 Daniela Hantuchova (Tier I)

14. (06) 04 Dementieva (Tier II)
15. (16) 03 Bovina (Tier II)
16. (22) 04 Dinara Safina (Tier II)

17. (15) 01 Dechy (Tier III)
18. (19) 03 Zvonareva (Tier III)
19. (20) 03 Elena Likhovtseva (Tier III)

20. (17) 01 Jelena Jankovic (Tier V)
21. (18) 01 Ana Ivanovic (Tier V)

22. (09) 00 Petrova (x)


:confused: :wavey: you have it wrong!

Because she is highest in rank among the (GS + YEC)

yes but this is not about rankings....its about career singles title....so it should go Davenport, Serena, Maria

TomTennis
Aug 23rd, 2005, 03:02 PM
01. (01) 10 Sharapova (GS + YEC)
02. (02) 47 Davenport (GS + YEC)
03. (08) 26 Williams, S (GS + YEC)

04. (05) 05 Kuznetsova (GS)
05. (07) 23 Henin-Hardenne (GS)
06. (10) 33 Williams, V (GS)
07. (12) 17 Pierce (GS)
08. (13) 09 Myskina (GS)

09. (04) 27 Clijsters (YEC)

10. (03) 17 Mauresmo (Tier I)
11. (11) 10 Schnyder (Tier I)
12. (14) 05 Molik (Tier I)
13. (21) 01 Daniela Hantuchova (Tier I)

14. (06) 04 Dementieva (Tier II)
15. (16) 03 Bovina (Tier II)
16. (22) 04 Dinara Safina (Tier II)

17. (15) 01 Dechy (Tier III)
18. (19) 03 Zvonareva (Tier III)
19. (20) 03 Elena Likhovtseva (Tier III)

20. (17) 01 Jelena Jankovic (Tier V)
21. (18) 01 Ana Ivanovic (Tier V)

22. (09) 00 Petrova (x)

it is not BY RANKINGS< look at the thread! It is ranked BY CAREER SINGLES TITLES!

therefore the top ten should look like this!

01. (02) 47 Davenport (GS + YEC)
02. (08) 26 Williams, S (GS + YEC)
03. (01) 10 Sharapova (GS + YEC)
04. (10) 33 Williams, V (GS)
05. (07) 23 Henin-Hardenne (GS)
06. (12) 17 Pierce (GS)
07. (13) 09 Myskina (GS)
08. (05) 05 Kuznetsova (GS)
09. (04) 27 Clijsters (YEC)
10. (03) 17 Mauresmo (Tier I)

thats correct :wavey:

ClaudiaZ-S
Aug 23rd, 2005, 03:12 PM
it is not BY RANKINGS< look at the thread! It is ranked BY CAREER SINGLES TITLES!

therefore the top ten should look like this!

01. (02) 47 Davenport (GS + YEC)
02. (08) 26 Williams, S (GS + YEC)
03. (01) 10 Sharapova (GS + YEC)
04. (10) 33 Williams, V (GS)
05. (07) 23 Henin-Hardenne (GS)
06. (12) 17 Pierce (GS)
07. (13) 09 Myskina (GS)
08. (05) 05 Kuznetsova (GS)
09. (04) 27 Clijsters (YEC)
10. (03) 17 Mauresmo (Tier I)

thats correct :wavey:

why sharapova is n3 with a 1GS, YEC and n1 while Pierce with 2GS is n6 , Henin 3GS , Venus too :confused:

Mercury Rising
Oct 31st, 2005, 04:27 PM
it is not BY RANKINGS< look at the thread! It is ranked BY CAREER SINGLES TITLES!

therefore the top ten should look like this!

01. (02) 47 Davenport (GS + YEC)
02. (08) 26 Williams, S (GS + YEC)
03. (01) 10 Sharapova (GS + YEC)
04. (10) 33 Williams, V (GS)
05. (07) 23 Henin-Hardenne (GS)
06. (12) 17 Pierce (GS)
07. (13) 09 Myskina (GS)
08. (05) 05 Kuznetsova (GS)
09. (04) 27 Clijsters (YEC)
10. (03) 17 Mauresmo (Tier I)

thats correct :wavey:
Wow, I guess Kim climbed alot on that list.

-Sonic-
Oct 31st, 2005, 04:36 PM
If Lindsay ends this year with 50+ titles, does anyone think she'll hang around to pass Monica? That isn't really Lindsay's personality. The only reason I'd see her playing past this year is if she makes 2+ GS finals and loses them all. She really seems to want another GS win.

Prediction correct :) :bounce:

And Yeah, kim's shot up the list this year, yay :)

jrm
Oct 31st, 2005, 05:37 PM
How many decades did Margaret Court play or was she literally unbeatable???

DA FOREHAND
Oct 31st, 2005, 06:05 PM
Doesn't look like Venus or Serena will surpass Lindsay's overall tournament victories.

calabar
Oct 31st, 2005, 06:14 PM
I thought Hantuchova won IW?

Babolatpro880
Oct 31st, 2005, 07:33 PM
Hantuchova won Indian Wells in 2002, yes, but this list is from like the beginning of the season, and she wasn't top 22 then.

SAEKeithSerena
Oct 31st, 2005, 08:37 PM
this list needs to be updated, clijsters has won 30

fammmmedspin
Oct 31st, 2005, 09:17 PM
I think the only reason Lindsay is still around is because she's playing well. As long as she's playing well, retirement will wait.

I don't think Lindsay is attempting to chase anyone else's records. She could win 30 more titles and Seles would still be favored historically (9 GS titles).

I do believe that Lindsay wants to go out on top, slam or not.

Thats the problem for anyone who wants to make records. You have to get by Seles and then the question mark over Seles and then depending on which record you are going for you find Hingis, Evert, Navratilova and Graf are still years and years ahead of you in the achievement stakes.