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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

- Navratilova and her 9 Wimbledon singles titles
- Evert and her 7 RG titles
- Navratilova winning 167 tournaments singles titles
- Evert winning at least one GS title for 13 consecutive years
- Graf and her 22 GS titles
- Seles winning 7 of the the last 8 GS titles she entered at 19 years of age
- Hingis becoming both the youngest GS winner and youngest # 1 ranked player
- Serena saving MPs (MP) 3 times in a GS on her way to 3 GS titles
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

All are great, I'm not gonna pick, each era has different factors that made it hard, yet special.
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

Golden Slam
Seles' 28-0 W-L Streak at the AO until she lost
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #4
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

Correction : Seles won 8 of the last 9 GS she entered. I mean that one is quite something at only 19 years old.
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

Chris Evert reaching the at least the Semi Finals in all but one of every Grand Slam she played between the US Open 1971 and Wimbledon 1986, a period of more than 15 years. In other words, 48 semifinals or better in her 1st 49 Grand Slams played. That type of consistency over such an extended period is scary and I doubt we will ever see anything like it ever again.
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

Evert winning 125 straight matches on clay from 1973-1979 all those great records are amazing though...
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

Serena never losing in a 1st round GS tournament is good too. I don't know whether she has the record though.
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #8
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

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Serena never losing in a 1st round GS tournament is good too. I don't know whether she has the record though.
Not even close. Evert didn't even lose in the 2nd round. Infact in her whole career she lost only 3 times before the Semis. Two 3rd round loses and one Quarterfinal. In contrast Serena Williams has lost before the Semi Finals of 23 out of the 40 Grand Slams she has contested. And Serena Williams is without question the best player of the last decade so that really does put Evert's success in perspective.
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

Evert and her 7 RG titles
1 Navratilova winning 167 tournaments singles titles
2 Navratilova and her 9 Wimbledon singles titles
3 Evert winning at least one GS title for 13 consecutive years
4 Graf and her 22 GS titles
5 Seles winning 7 of the the last 8 GS titles she entered at 19 years of age
6 Evert and her 7 RG titles
7 Hingis becoming both the youngest GS winner and youngest # 1 ranked player
8 Serena saving MPs (MP) 3 times in a GS on her way to 3 GS titles

ALl of these were great achievements and really with the exception of Serena could have gone top 3 normally... but i think that it just shows how great the best have been
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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

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Chris Evert reaching the at least the Semi Finals in all but one of every Grand Slam she played between the US Open 1971 and Wimbledon 1986, a period of more than 15 years. In other words, 48 semifinals or better in her 1st 49 Grand Slams played. That type of consistency over such an extended period is scary and I doubt we will ever see anything like it ever again.
This is truly incredible and will probablly never be matched!! Not even federrer will be able to put together such a run in the last portion of his career imo

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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

Hingis becoming both the youngest GS winner and youngest # 1 ranked player

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Re: Which (open era) record is the most amazing ?

Hingis's one
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- Navratilova and her 9 Wimbledon singles titles
- Evert and her 7 RG titles
- Navratilova winning 167 tournaments singles titles
- Evert winning at least one GS title for 13 consecutive years
- Graf and her 22 GS titles
- Seles winning 7 of the the last 8 GS titles she entered at 19 years of age
- Hingis becoming both the youngest GS winner and youngest # 1 ranked player
- Serena saving MPs (MP) 3 times in a GS on her way to 3 GS titles
Graf and her 22 grand slams in such a bad pick. You could have had her winning each grand slam at least 4 times and 22 overall. I think this and Navy´s 9 Wimbledons take the cake.
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Chris Evert reaching the at least the Semi Finals in all but one of every Grand Slam she played between the US Open 1971 and Wimbledon 1986, a period of more than 15 years. In other words, 48 semifinals or better in her 1st 49 Grand Slams played. That type of consistency over such an extended period is scary and I doubt we will ever see anything like it ever again.
That one has my vote, definitely. The 125 match winning streak on clay is amazing also. And after finally losing one she followed it up with another 64 match winning streak which means a match record on clay of 189-1 between August 1973 and June 1981.

I don't think that anyone will ever do something like that again.
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In contrast Serena Williams has lost before the Semi Finals of 23 out of the 40 Grand Slams she has contested. And Serena Williams is without question the best player of the last decade so that really does put Evert's success in perspective.
But I would say the level of competition back then was a lot less than it is today. Therefore it was a lot easier for there to be 1 or 2 dominating players. Recently there has been no one who has completely dominated the tour.
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