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Jericho
Jan 19th, 2003, 10:36 PM
Can someone tell me...and is it the youngest top 5 ever???
Serena
Venus
Kim
Justine
Daniela

irma
Jan 19th, 2003, 10:49 PM
I think at some point in 91 when nav was out of the top 5 (very short though I think) it was probably younger.

considering steffi was the oldest after nav at 22

irma
Jan 19th, 2003, 10:51 PM
but then venus is too in this list;)

baleineau
Jan 19th, 2003, 10:54 PM
top-5 is younger than ever i think. it could have been 1991 though, with Sabatini aged 21, Graf 22, Seles 17, ASV 19 and Navratilova, well, that's where it falls down. she was 34 I think. Capriati was ranked six and aged 15. Nearly.

Certainly the top-10 was at it's most youthful in 1989/90 even including Navratilova.

Volcana
Jan 19th, 2003, 10:54 PM
Rounding to the nearest year, the average age is 20.

19.5 06-08-83 Clijsters 19 years 7 months
20.5 06-01-82 Henin 20 years 7 months
22.5 06-17-80 Venus 22 years 7 months
21.25 09-26-81 Serena 21 years 4 months
19.75 04-23-83 Hantuchova 19 years 9 months

I still rounded down a little

Average age 20.7, about 20 years 8 months

irma
Jan 19th, 2003, 10:55 PM
at one point nav was not in the top 5. I think right after wimbledon. I guess mary joe (19) was 5 then

irma
Jan 19th, 2003, 10:58 PM
I am not sure but I think 89 at one point you had steffi (19), sabatini (18), zwereva(18), nav(32?) and evert (35?)

talking about being on the brink of a new generation:)

baleineau
Jan 19th, 2003, 11:03 PM
just before french 1990 you had graf (20), seles (16), asv (18), sabatini (19) as the top-four, but then martina was fifth i think.

Volcana
Jan 19th, 2003, 11:04 PM
It seems the Age Eligibity Rules have given us one of the YOUNGEST top fives ever! Except for Venus, all these players would have had to deal with the Age Eligibility restrictions

fhkung
Jan 20th, 2003, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by Volcana
It seems the Age Eligibity Rules have given us one of the YOUNGEST top fives ever! Except for Venus, all these players would have had to deal with the Age Eligibility restrictions
which makes it even more impressive,
dont know if Badanova or Dokic can catch up though,
finally, changing of eras........
the 90's player cant seem to catch up with the players
of the new millenium..........
bye-bye Lindsay, Martina, Monica and Jen.......:D :wavey:

GoGoMaggie
Jan 20th, 2003, 03:51 AM
Originally posted by fhkung
which makes it even more impressive,
dont know if Badanova or Dokic can catch up though,
finally, changing of eras........
the 90's player cant seem to catch up with the players
of the new millenium..........
bye-bye Lindsay, Martina, Monica and Jen.......:D :wavey:


this is a harsh thing to say...

I would also wave my bye bye at Maggie, Mary, Iva, Amanda.:wavey: :angel:

CJ07
Jan 20th, 2003, 04:06 AM
I cant believe Martina Navratilova was in the top 5 at THIRTY FOUR!!

And She still plays at FOURTY SIX!!!!

what a champion

fhkung
Jan 21st, 2003, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by mmcdonald
I cant believe Martina Navratilova was in the top 5 at THIRTY FOUR!!

And She still plays at FOURTY SIX!!!!

what a champion
i think one of the reasons she can do that is
coz she peaks "later" than Chris Evert,
she only won the slams after 20,
plus a serve and volleyer develops later
than baseline players, plus she has
so much confidence anyways,
that's why she was still playing

niceman
May 4th, 2003, 03:18 AM
however, it probably wont get any younger
in a few years to come, i think the TOP 3
might be there for a long time to come,
i guess we'll just have to wait for a new era....:)

niceman
May 4th, 2003, 03:21 AM
cant wait for a younger TOP 5 though.:)

croat123
May 4th, 2003, 03:34 AM
how about 1997, immediately after RG

Hingis was number 1 @ 15
Majoli was number 4 @ 19
Davenport was somewhere there @ about 19
but i'm not sure who the other 2 were. it could have been coetzer and novotna which means that the average was too high