Re: Forgotten great: Virginia Ruzici
Virginia Ruzici is not an all time great.
She is just lucky to compete in the French Open when most of the top stars (Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Viriginia Wade, Billie Jean King, etc) were playing World Team Tennis in the US for much higher prize money.
In 1978, it was more prestigious (and far more lucrative) to win the Virginia Slims of Chicago than the French Open.
By your definition, Chris O’Neill and Barbara Jordan (Australian Open champions in 1978 and 1979) should also be considered noteworthy.