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calico_101
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:45 PM
1995 Monica Seles: Stabbed in 1993 when ranked no.1 in the world, and holding of 3 out of the 4 grand slams Monica Seles was out of the game for over 2 years. In 1995, she made a return to the circuit winning her first tournament back in Toronto and reaching the final of the US Open before losing narrowly to Steffi Graf. She won the Australian Open in 1996 and reached the final of 2 more grand slams.

2001 Jennifer Capriati: Perhaps the most famous case of 'burn out' Jennifer Capriati was absent from the tour for several years in the 1990s following arrest for drug possession. She made a stuttering comeback in 1997. In 2001 she had regained, and surpassed her earlier form, finally fulfilling her potential by winning 3 grand slams and attaining the no.1 ranking.

2009 Kim Clijsters: Having retired in 2005 to have a baby, Clijsters returned to the tour in 2009 as a mother by winning the US Open at her first try after only 3 tournaments back. She went on to win 2 more grand slams and was ranked no.1 in singles for a period in 2011.

1999 Steffi Graf: Having had arthroscopic surgery to rebuild her knee in 1997 Steff Graf was absent from the game for over a year. Written off by her opponents, in 1999 she beat the nos 1, 2, 3 ranked players in the world to win the French Open. She followed it up by reaching the final of Wimbledon before retiring at no.3 in the world which was a record high ranking for a retiring player at the time.

2012 Serena Williams: After almost dying as a result of a pulmonary embolism, Serena Williams completed a career golden slam by winning the London 2012 Olympics. Earlier in the year she won Wimbledon for a 5th time, and shortly afterwards won her 4th US Open for her 2nd grand slam of the year and 15th overall.

Vartan
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:45 PM
Test

Sammo
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:46 PM
Wtf

Stonerpova
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Test for sure

$uricate
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:50 PM
I'm gonna have to go for test.

Or Peak Pierce.

A'DAM
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Very interesting thread !

A'DAM
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Test all the way!

Craig.
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:59 PM
:hysteric:

Yoncé
Nov 17th, 2012, 09:59 PM
How thought provoking, I'm inclined to choose test.

Halepsova
Nov 17th, 2012, 10:00 PM
The ones who won best come back player of the year.

calico_101
Nov 17th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Sorry guys.....I was typing up the options! :P

Stonerpova
Nov 17th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Capriati gets my vote. The rest of the group had proven they were slam winning material prior to their comebacks. Seles and Graf are before my time, but I fully expected Serena and Clijsters to do great things coming back. Capriati basically came out of nowhere in 2001 and went all the way to the top for the first time.

LightWarrior
Nov 17th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Kim's comeback will always be the greatest tennis fairy tale imo.

Lucemferre
Nov 17th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Capriati. All others were former no.1&slam champs before their comeback. Imagine Vaidisova coming back to win AOx2, RG and becoming no.1 :lol:

RVD
Nov 17th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Returning after nearly dying to win 2 slams, Olympics Singles and Doubles Gold, several other tournaments, and capping it all off with a dominating YEC title, trumps all. :cool:

Tag
Nov 18th, 2012, 01:32 AM
hingis :hearts:

Pops Maellard
Nov 18th, 2012, 01:34 AM
Serena came back in 2011. Sneaky poll option :lol:.

TheLegendof
Nov 18th, 2012, 01:42 AM
Serena Williams Australian Open 2007.

I was extremely pleased, but not the least bit surprised, by her 2012 comeback. She had already proven everything in 2007.

fedhingis67
Nov 18th, 2012, 01:42 AM
Serena came back in 2011. Sneaky poll option :lol:.

Also, wasn't Capriati always around but just not playing enough and having bad results?

Yoncé
Nov 18th, 2012, 02:03 AM
Also, wasn't Capriati always around but just not playing enough and having bad results?

Jen was out in 94/95 but played sporadically from 96-98ish before pretty much coming back in 98 but only had slam success in 2001.

Based on that, and the fact Serena did come back mid 2011 and despite how impressive and amazing it has been I'd vote for Seles with Serena very close behind.


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doktor
Nov 18th, 2012, 02:13 AM
The fact that Monica came back at all is enough to put her right at the top.

For titles it's obviously Serena.

jaredlikesbieber
Nov 18th, 2012, 05:12 AM
seles

Trickle
Nov 18th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Seles. She was robbed by a lunatic of her chance for GOAT glory. Her father also passed away and she got fat. And she still came back and reached four GS finals. She also doesn't get enough credit for her 4 SFs and 11 QFs outside of that.

pattyclijsters
Nov 18th, 2012, 09:18 AM
2009 Kim Clijsters: Having retired in 2005 to have a baby, Clijsters returned to the tour in 2009 as a mother by winning the US Open at her first try after only 3 tournaments back. She went on to win 2 more grand slams and was ranked no.1 in singles for a period in 2011.


Kim retired in 2007 :)

Bezz
Nov 18th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Tough one..all were great!:worship:

Mattographer
Nov 18th, 2012, 10:30 AM
Capriati :worship:

hingis-seles
Nov 18th, 2012, 11:29 AM
Monica Seles and it's not even close. Just setting foot on a tennis court again after the horror she went through makes her a champion. For all the trials and tribulations, no other player has had to endure what Monica did - and thank heavens for that.

Beat
Nov 18th, 2012, 11:53 AM
capriati, then clijsters.

allhingis
Nov 18th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Monica Seles.
To having to get over the trauma and win a slam again it was just amazing to watch