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Forum: General Messages   Aug 12th, 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By BCP
Re: An all-court player could beat Serena

Novotna and Mauresmo do not have the mental game to beat Serena. You need to be mentally strong

I think controlled aggression, being able to execute a game plan that shows variety, and not being...
Forum: General Messages   Jul 15th, 2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,510
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Forum: General Messages   May 20th, 2015, 11:23 AM
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Views: 3,841
Posted By BCP
Re: Golden Age of Tennis?

Really? I'd have to agree with Sam. It was difficult to pick a worthy no.1 in 2004, and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, 2005 happened. Truly a low point for women's tennis.

I...
Forum: General Messages   Mar 9th, 2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,293
Posted By BCP
Re: 1971: Chris Evert reaches U.S. Open semis at 16, becomes national sensation (arti

Agree with this 100%. Perhaps Chris's most underrated record is the 13 consecutive years of winning at least 1 GS title, a record that may never be broken.
Forum: General Messages   Sep 8th, 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,137
Posted By BCP
Re: Who is Greater: Serena, Navratilova or Evert

Wholeheartedly agree. I think we are probably saying the same thing.

Also agree with the view that there isn't any such thing as a GOAT.
Forum: General Messages   Sep 8th, 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,137
Posted By BCP
Re: Who is Greater: Serena, Navratilova or Evert

I get the point you're trying to make, but Connors has 8 GS compared to 17 for Federer. Would it be as clear cut if Connors also had 17 slams or close to 17 slams?
Forum: General Messages   Sep 8th, 2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By BCP
Re: Who is Greater: Serena, Navratilova or Evert

Not really sure what you are arguing here. I thought your original comment was saying that it was easier for Evert to be consistent because everyone else wasn't. I don't recall making any remarks...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 8th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,137
Posted By BCP
Re: Who is Greater: Serena, Navratilova or Evert

While not disagreeing, doesn't this apply to all the great champions and the competition they faced? Novotna, Martinez, Pierce, Capriati, Sharapova, Kvitova, Li Na, and to a lesser extent Venus,...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 8th, 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By BCP
Re: Who is Greater: Serena, Navratilova or Evert

They are all great players, with strengths and weaknesses to all of their records. Serena is a fantasic champion and has a good an argument as any for GOAT.

Those that say Serena's level of play...
Forum: General Messages   Jul 30th, 2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By BCP
Re: YOUR TOP 10: HARDCOURT GOATS. All time

Tracy Austin deserves a mention. She won the US Open twice aged 16 & 18 against Evert and Navratilova. She also won 11 other hardcourt titles in her short career with multiple wins over both Evert...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 23rd, 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,261
Posted By BCP
Re: Well, I'm lovin' this Aussie Open!

I think that this has been a great tournament. There's no doubt that Serena is still the queen, but it's great to see different players at the later stages. Surpised that none of Serena, Azarenka, or...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 12th, 2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,663
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Re: Why Serena is still well behind Chris and Martina N.

Cool- but you get the point I'm trying to make.
Forum: General Messages   Dec 12th, 2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,663
Posted By BCP
Re: Why Serena is still well behind Chris and Martina N.

Mandlikova beat her in the 85 USO. Outside of the GS she was thrashed by Graf in Berlin in 86. She also lost to Syliva Hanika in 82, and was pushed to the limit during 83 by Temesavari and Durie of...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 12th, 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,663
Posted By BCP
Re: Why Serena is still well behind Chris and Martina N.

You're right. Azarenka. So out of all active players, only Serena, Venus, Sharapova, and Azarenka have reached 4 GS finals like Sukova.

Look, I'm not saying that Serena didn't face tough...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 12th, 2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,663
Posted By BCP
Re: Why Serena is still well behind Chris and Martina N.

A sweeping generalisation that shows no knowledge of women's tennis prior to 2010. Martina's competition in 83-85 may have been weak outside of Evert and Mandlikova, but Martina won her first...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 12th, 2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,663
Posted By BCP
Re: Why Serena is still well behind Chris and Martina N.

Not sure what I'm missing here, but Serena has 17 not 18 slams, and Martina's number is skewed by the fact that she continued playing well past her prime. I don't think stat is particularly...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 28th, 2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,663
Posted By BCP
Re: Why Serena is still well behind Chris and Martina N.

Power and technology is part of the reason why serve and volley tennis is now non-existent, but a much bigger reason is that the previously fast surfaces have been slowed down and also altered to...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 27th, 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 13,663
Posted By BCP
Re: Why Serena is still well behind Chris and Martina N.

Being a fan of Chris and Martina, I think that Serena has proven herself to be at least their equal, and if she surpasses their GS count, then she would have a strong argument as to whether she has a...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 22nd, 2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 27,133
Posted By BCP
Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

I forgot to mention that Martina has faced both Venus and Serena's serve in doubles in the early 2000s. It wasn't an exhibition either, so it was in competition. I don't recall hearing that she was...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 22nd, 2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 27,133
Posted By BCP
Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

Martina has faced powerful serves before. She played a lot of mixed doubles, well into her 40s so faced men's serves. She also played Sukova and Schultz who had big serves as well, though I suspect...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 20th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Posted By BCP
Re: Compare

It's actually great to put these two matches side by side, because it demonstrates the difference between the modern game and the game as it was played 30 years before. Changes in racquet and string...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 4th, 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,786
Posted By BCP
Re: The best ever on clay

Court? Seles? Sanchez Vicario?
Forum: General Messages   Nov 4th, 2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,786
Posted By BCP
Re: The best ever on clay

I remember watching this match at the time. It was the first that I had seen Chris play with graphite. She was definitely hitting the ball harder, but was making more errors as well. A great match-...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 4th, 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,802
Posted By BCP
Re: Who is the biggest spoiler in tennis history?

1983 was a big year for this.

Some people have already mentioned Martina's loss to Kathy Horvath at the French Open, which was her only loss for the year.

Equally shocking was Kathy Jordan's...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 29th, 2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,712
Posted By BCP
Re: Chris Evert feels Greatness is just as important as rivalries, do you agree?

Here's the link of Serena playing with a wood racquet. Great fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKJ6e4y-tSk
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