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#1 in the world 7 18.92%
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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 2003, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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#1 spot or winning a Grand Slam???

I have a Question for you guys.
What would you prefer???
Kim standing on the #1 spot? or
Kim winning her first Grandslam?

And please tell me why.....
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I would rather see her winning a grand slam.

Number one is a brilliant achievement and shows consistency throughout the whole season, and it would be really good if she can manage it.

But, winning a grand slam shows consistency against the best players in the world over seven consecutive games. It's what great players are measured on and it is what players aspire to. They talk of dreaming about winning Wimbledon and the US Open, and to them it seems a lot more important than getting the No1 ranking.
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I would rather see her winning a grand slam.

Number one is a brilliant achievement and shows consistency throughout the whole season, and it would be really good if she can manage it.

But, winning a grand slam shows consistency against the best players in the world over seven consecutive games. It's what great players are measured on and it is what players aspire to. They talk of dreaming about winning Wimbledon and the US Open, and to them it seems a lot more important than getting the No1 ranking.
I second this.

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I would rather see her winning a grand slam.

Number one is a brilliant achievement and shows consistency throughout the whole season, and it would be really good if she can manage it.

But, winning a grand slam shows consistency against the best players in the world over seven consecutive games. It's what great players are measured on and it is what players aspire to. They talk of dreaming about winning Wimbledon and the US Open, and to them it seems a lot more important than getting the No1 ranking.
And I third this!
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And I third this!

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I reckon a GS would be better, cause I think like the number 1 'status' is great and all, but like I think it's like an added bonus which could come with winning a GS...if ya get what I mean. And I should really stop saying like!!
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Both are great achievements, but what players dream of are winning majors. When they (and we) are young, they dream of holding up the Wimbledon plate or the U.S. Open trophy. The majors are how the greats are measured.

Both things are incredible achievements, but I would rather see Kim win a major than be #1.

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Oh - just realized the option is "winning her first Grand Slam." A "Grand Slam" is winning all 4 majors in the same year; did you mean that? Then that clearly is more impressive than #1!!

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No I didn't mean that....
For instance would you like her getting her #1 spot tonight or Winning the US open???
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No I didn't mean that....
For instance would you like her getting her #1 spot tonight or Winning the US open???
I knew what you were talking about

(jason: I thought we used GS-title for every of the slams apart? I mean: if that's not correct, then a lot of people on this forum must be using it wrongly... could you explain it pls?)

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No I can't because i don't understand you.....
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Gs, but i hope we don't jinx her match tonight by saying we would rather see her win a Gs than being number one!
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majo - When Steffi Graf won all 4 majors in 1988, that was called the Grand Slam. Each one of those is a major.

I think "Grand Slam" is now used to describe the singular tournaments (like the U.S. Open), but technically, the "Grand Slam" is winning all 4 majors in the same year.

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