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pierce0415
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:29 PM
the #1 seed has not won a GS since Juju took home the AO 2004 title.

in fact, we have had 9 different seeds win the last 9 slams

6th seed Myskina
13th seed Sharapova
9th seed Kuznetsova
7th seed S Williams
10th seed Henin
14th seed V Williams
4th seed Clijsters
3rd seed Mauresmo
5th seed Henin

this follows a period when the #1, #2, #3 and #4 seed took all the slams between US OPEN 2000 and AO 2004, with the #1 seed bagging 5 slams

I am worried about Amelie because I don't think she performs well as the #1 seed :bolt: the pressure will mount again even though the tournament is not in France :sad:

AjdeNate!
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:31 PM
If logic/patterns follow, I'd love to be the #2, #8, #11 or #12 seed.

Shenanigans
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:39 PM
She will be #1 but she won't go in as favourite, it is very open and any number of players are capable of winning it. I don't think she will feel any pressure, she usually is relaxed at Wimbledon it is probably a relief after RG.

Pengwin
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:43 PM
Interesting. Am I right in saying there has NEVER been an unsseded female player win Wimbly? :)

purplerain
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:23 PM
NBC said in their coverage that No 2 seed didn't win RG men's title for quite many years. but Nadal made it right?

VeeDaQueen
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:54 PM
:rolleyes:

Helen Lawson
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:02 PM
What's she supposed to do, throw some matches to ensure she slips to No. 2 before a major?
I think this just reflects that maybe 5-10 years ago, No. 1 connoted dominance over the tour and predictability on who would win majors or tournaments. It doesn't anymore, it connotes who can win a major in the last 12 months and a handful of other tournaments and remain healthy. I'm not cutting up anyone who is No. 1 recently, it's just doesn't mean exactly what it used to, for better or worse.

A'DAM
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:03 PM
:rolleyes:

Was about to say the same thing: :rolleyes:

saint
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:18 PM
Someone is going to break the mould, might as well be Ame then.

Mother_Marjorie
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:23 PM
this follows a period when the #1, #2, #3 and #4 seed took all the slams between US OPEN 2000 and AO 2004, with the #1 seed bagging 5 slams

Didn't know Jennifer was seeded in the top four during the '01 Australian Open?????

I do find it interesting that being a top four seed no longer guarantees a spot in the semi's or finals.

henmanhill
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:23 PM
It doesn't bode anything. There isn't some unseen force preventing number 1 seeds from winning. :rolleyes:

hablo
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:41 PM
:bigcry::bigcry::yawn:

Carmen Mairena
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:50 PM
Holy sh*t!!! :speakles: :bolt:

Amélie :hug:

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:55 PM
interesting stat...

Dawn Marie
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:59 PM
Can a sista get the entire stats for the #1 seed winning grandslams since the OPEN ERA?

I want to compare Ame's odds.

Melly Flew Us
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:50 PM
Can a sista get the entire stats for the #1 seed winning grandslams since the OPEN ERA?

I want to compare Ame's odds.

1968 Billie Jean King (USA) QF
1969 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) Won
1970 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) Won
1971 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) 4r
1972 Evonne Goolagong (AUS) Runner-Up
1973 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) Won
1974 Chris Evert (USA) Won
1975 Chris Evert (USA) Won
1976 Sue Barker (GBR) Won
1977 Mima Jausovec (YUG) Won
1978 Mima Jausovec (YUG) Runner-up
1979 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) Won
1980 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) Won
1981 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) SF
1982 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) SF
1983 Martina Navratilova (USA) 4r
1984 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1985 Martina Navratilova (USA) Runner-up
1986 Martina Navratilova (USA) Runner-up
1987 Martina Navratilova (USA) Runner-up
1988 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1989 Steffi Graf (GER) Runner-up
1990 Steffi Graf (GER) Runner-up
1991 Monica Seles (YUG) Won
1992 Monica Seles (YUG) Won
1993 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1994 Steffi Graf (GER) SF
1995 Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Runner-up
1996 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI) Runner-up
1998 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
1999 Martina Hingis (SUI) Runner-up
2000 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
2001 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
2002 Jennifer Capriati (USA) SF
2003 Serena Williams (USA) SF
2004 Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2r
2005 Lindsay Davenport (USA) QF
2006 Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 4r

MH0861
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:41 PM
the #1 seed has not won a GS since Juju took home the AO 2004 title.

in fact, we have had 9 different seeds win the last 9 slams

6th seed Myskina
13th seed Sharapova
9th seed Kuznetsova
7th seed S Williams
10th seed Henin
14th seed V Williams
4th seed Clijsters
3rd seed Mauresmo
5th seed Henin

this follows a period when the #1, #2, #3 and #4 seed took all the slams between US OPEN 2000 and AO 2004, with the #1 seed bagging 5 slams

I am worried about Amelie because I don't think she performs well as the #1 seed :bolt: the pressure will mount again even though the tournament is not in France :sad:

Thanks for your report and insight, Debbie Downer.

Linnie
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:23 AM
Thanks for your report and insight, Debbie Downer.
waaah waaaaaah :haha:

anlavalle
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:44 AM
:tape:

Harju.
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:58 AM
Thanks for your report and insight, Debbie Downer.
:spit::haha:

Loves Debbie.
"You're enjoying your day
Everything's going your way
Then along comes
DEBBIE DOWNER"

:haha:

Apoleb
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:10 AM
:haha: at this thread

It really doesn't mean anything for Amelie, unless you believe in superstitions.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:00 AM
1968 Billie Jean King (USA) QF
1969 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) Won
1970 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) Won
1971 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) 4r
1972 Evonne Goolagong (AUS) Runner-Up
1973 Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) Won
1974 Chris Evert (USA) Won
1975 Chris Evert (USA) Won
1976 Sue Barker (GBR) Won
1977 Mima Jausovec (YUG) Won
1978 Mima Jausovec (YUG) Runner-up
1979 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) Won
1980 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) Won
1981 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) SF
1982 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) SF
1983 Martina Navratilova (USA) 4r
1984 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1985 Martina Navratilova (USA) Runner-up
1986 Martina Navratilova (USA) Runner-up
1987 Martina Navratilova (USA) Runner-up
1988 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1989 Steffi Graf (GER) Runner-up
1990 Steffi Graf (GER) Runner-up
1991 Monica Seles (YUG) Won
1992 Monica Seles (YUG) Won
1993 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1994 Steffi Graf (GER) SF
1995 Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Runner-up
1996 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI) Runner-up
1998 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
1999 Martina Hingis (SUI) Runner-up
2000 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
2001 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
2002 Jennifer Capriati (USA) SF
2003 Serena Williams (USA) SF
2004 Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2r
2005 Lindsay Davenport (USA) QF
2006 Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 4r

thats for the french

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:01 AM
Amelie will not win Wimbledon i will bet my life on it.

Melly Flew Us
Jul 3rd, 2006, 11:23 PM
thats for the french
you are right. this isn't though:

1968 Billie Jean King (USA) Won
1969 Margaret Court (AUS) SF
1970 Margaret Court (AUS) Won
1971 Margaret Court (AUS) Runner-up
1972 Evonne Goolagong (AUS) Runner-up
1973 Margaret Court (AUS) SF
1974 Billie Jean King (USA) QF
1975 Chris Evert (USA) SF
1976 Chris Evert (USA) Won
1977 Chris Evert (USA) SF
1978 Chris Evert (USA) Runner-up
1979 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1980 Martina Navratilova (USA) SF
1981 Chris Evert Lloyd (USA) Won
1982 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1983 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1984 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1985* Chris Evert Lloyd (USA) (co-1) Runner-up
Martina Navratilova (USA) (co-1) Won
1986 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1987 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1988 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1989 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1990 Steffi Graf (GER) SF
1991 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1992 Monica Seles (YUG) Runner-up
1993 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1994 Steffi Graf (GER) 1r
1995 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1996 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI) Won
1998 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
1999 Martina Hingis (SUI) 1r
2000 Martina Hingis (SUI) QF
2001 Martina Hingis (SUI) 1r
2002 Venus Williams (USA) Runner-up
2003 Serena Williams (USA) Won
2004 Serena Williams (USA) Runner-up
2005 Lindsay Davenpot (USA) Runner-up

Justine Fan
Jul 3rd, 2006, 11:39 PM
Seems like Pierce666 wants more Vcash :rolleyes:

Where does he get this shit from? Doesn' he have a life? :shrug: