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Posted by AdeyC I didn't know that

I remember she hardly played at all in 1986 - but did play again in some events in 87, was that years gap due to the pregnancy or was it after 87 that she had the child?
I think the break in 1986 was due to childbirth.

Her daughter is Caroline Ruzici-Mulder. No idea of her exact birthdate, but she was aged 23 on 22 October 2010.

http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi...-halep-7518355

She's apparently in Finance, working for (or having worked for) Goldmn Sacs.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/caroline-...ulder-5175871a

I'm curious to know if the "Mulder" part of her name gives a clue to who her father is.
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Forgotten great: Virginia Ruzici

Won French Open singles, doubles and lost in mixed final in 1978 64 67 (ret.). To win three majors in one major is unheard of and I think Bobby Riggs was the last to do it.

Inspired Richard Williams to start his daughters playing tennis, after Richard saw Ruzici win a title on TV in Utah, holding up the winner's check.

Now is the manager of Simona Halep for her whole career.

Amazing career on many levels by Virginia Ruzici! Actually worthy of Hall of Fame.

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we cant forget someone we didnt know about

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Not to take anything from Ruzici, Martina Navratilova won the triple crown in US Open in 1987.
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d. Betsy Nagelsen/ Paul Annacone 64 67 76, partnering Emilio Sánchez Vicario
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BJK won the triple crown at Wimbledon once as well. I wanna say 73’ ?
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At Wimbledon 1978, Ruzici lost a notable match in the quarterfinal to the Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley who was playing with an injured ankle. Goolagong's injury led to her collapsing on court and her husband, Roger Cawley, came on to the court to aid his wife, technically defaulting the Australian from the match. When Goolagong recovered, Ruzici agreed to continue the match, but lost 7–5, 6–3 and was praised for her sportsmanship.[3]
If this is true when it's amazing sportsmanship from her Currently she is working as Haleps manager. I guess she used to be the best Rumanian tennis player before Halep came.
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If this is true when it's amazing sportsmanship from her Currently she is working as Haleps manager. I guess she used to be the best Rumanian tennis player before Halep came.


There are more details about the delay in the first set in this interview with Ruzici. She was winning 5-2 and the delay just crushed her, she lost five straight game to lose the set. Fake injuries work to discombobulate the winning player. How many times we have seen this proven. If the injury was so bad, how did Goolagong play so well on it as it should have kept getting worse. Fake injury tactics work. Unfortunately.

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BJK won the triple crown at Wimbledon once as well. I wanna say 73’ ?
Hingis never did it?
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I’m not certain. I don’t think she did too much mixed until later in her career.

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I’m not certain. I don’t think she did too much mixed until later in her career.

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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.
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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.

NONSENSE. Borg won his first two Roland Garros titles in 1978 and 1979. A Roland Garros title is a Roland Garros title. Nobody cares who won Chicago.
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NONSENSE. Borg won his first two Roland Garros titles in 1978 and 1979. A Roland Garros title is a Roland Garros title. Nobody cares who won Chicago.
Borg won his first French Open in 1974.

Borg was the number one player in the world when he won the French Open in 1978.

Ruzici was not even in the top ten and was the number 2 seed in the tournament (behind Mima Jausovec, the 1977 French Open winner and another ALL TIME GREAT, by your definition).

Virginia Ruzici never ended a year ranked in the top ten.

ALL TIME GREAT?
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