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100 Best Tennis Players (version of AK_4ever)

This is reminiscent of my "The 50 Most notable singles players thread" (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=310458) but this time I decided to expand the list and include several players who are known for their success in doubles as well.

Only my personal opinion, my personal estimation of players achievements, no formal criteria (except the one - a Grand Slam Singles final played).

Players listed in alphabetical order.
Only majors and Olympics results mentioned.


AKHURST, Daphne (Australia)
Singles (5): 1925, 1926, 1928-1930 Australasian/Australian Chmps
Doubles (5): 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931 Australasian/Australian Chmps
Mixed (4): 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929 Australasian/Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at French Open
* died at age of 29 in 1933; the trophy for female winner of Australian Open was named after her


ALVAREZ, Lili (Spain)
Singles Finals (3): 1926-1928 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1929 French Open
* four-time semifinalist at French Open


ATKINSON, Juliette (United States)
Singles (3): 1895, 1897, 1898 US Chmps
Singles Finals (1): 1896 US Chmps
Doubles (7): 1894-1989, 1901, 1902 US Chmps
Mixed (3): 1894-1896 US Chmps


AUSSEM, Cilly (Germany)
Singles (2): 1931 French Open, Wimbledon
Mixed (1): 1930 French Open
* retired at age of 25 due to continious health problems


AUSTIN, Tracy (United States)
Singles (2): 1979, 1981 US Open
Mixed (1): 1980 Wimbledon
* two-time semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at Australian and French Opens
* basically retired at 21 due to injuries


BENNETT WHITTINGSTALL, Eileen (Great Britain)
Singles Finals (2): 1928 French Open; 1931 US Open
Doubles (3): 1928 French Open; 1931 French Open, US Open
Mixed (3): 1927 Wimbledon; 1928, 1929 French Open
* two-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


BETZ, Pauline (United States)
Singles (5): 1942-1944 US Open; 1946 Wimbledon, US Open
Singles Finals (3): 1941, 1945 US Open; 1946 French Open
Mixed (1): 1946 French Open
* reached finals at 8 of 10 majors she competed
* in 1947 at age of 28 was forced to quit amateur tennis by USTA


BINGLEY-HILLYARD, Blanche (Great Britain)
Singles (6): 1886, 1889, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1900 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (7): 1885, 1887, 1888, 1891-1893, 1901 Wimbledon


BJURSTEDT MALLORY, Molla (Norway/ United States)
Singles (8): 1915-1918, 1920-1922, 1926 US Open
Singles Finals (4): 1921 World Hard Court Chmps; 1922 Wimbledon; 1923, 1924 US Open
Doubles (2): 1916, 1917 US Chmps
Mixed (3): 1917, 1922, 1923 US Open
Olympics: Singles Bronze at Stockholm-1912
* won a record eight US Open singles titles


BLOOMER, Shirley (Great Britain)
Singles (1): 1957 French Open
Singles Finals (1): 1958 French Open
Doubles (1): 1957 French Open
Mixed (1): 1958 French Open
* semifinalist at US Open; two-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


BOYD-ROBERTSON, Esna (Australia)
Singles (1): 1927 Australian Chmps
Singles Finals (6): 1922-1926, 1928 Australasian/Australian Chmps
Doubles (5): 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928 Australasian/Australian Chmps
Mixed (3): 1922, 1926, 1927 Australasian/Australian Chmps
* quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


BROQUEDIS, Marguerite (France)
Singles (1): 1912 World Hard Court Chmps
Singles Finals (1): 1913 World Hard Cout Chmps
Mixed (1): 1927 French Open
Olympics: Singles Gold and Mixed Bronze at Stockholm-1912


BROUGH, Louise (United States)
Singles (6): 1947 US Open; 1948, 1949 Wimbledon; 1950 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon; 1955 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (8): 1942, 1943 US Open; 1946 Wimbledon; 1948 US Open; 1952 Wimbledon; 1954 Wimbledon, US Open; 1957 US Open
Majors Doubes (21): 1942-1945 US Open; 1946 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1947 French Open, US Open; 1948 Wimbledon, US Open; 1949 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1950 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 Wimbledon; 1955-1957 US Open
Mixed (8): 1942 US Open; 1946 Wimbledon; 1947, 1948 Wimbledon, US Open; 1949 US Open; 1950 Wimbledon


BROWNE, Mary (United States)
Singles (3): 1912-1914 US Chmps
Singles Finals (2): 1921 US Open; 1926 French Open
Doubles (6): 1912-1914, 1921, 1925 US Open; 1926 Wimbledon
Mixed (4): 1912-1914, 1921 US Open


BUENO, Maria (Brasil)
Singles (7): 1959 Wimbledon, US Open; 1960 Wimbledon; 1963 US Open; 1964 Wimbledon, US Open; 1966 US Open
Singles Finals (5): 1960 US Open; 1964 French Open; 1965 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon; 1966 Wimbledon
Doubles (11): 1958 Wimbledon; 1960 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon; 1962 US Open; 1963, 1965 Wimbledon; 1966 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968 US Open
Mixed (1): 1960 French Open


BUNDY CHENEY, Dorothy (United States)
Singles (1): 1938 Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Wimbledon, US and French Opens


CAHILL, Mabel (Ireland)
Singles (2): 1891, 1892 US Champs
Doubles (2): 1891, 1892 US Chmps
Mixed (3): 1890-1892 US Chmps
* the first foreigner to win US Championships


CAPRIATI, Jennifer (United States)
Singles (3): 2001 Australian Open, French Open; 2002 Australian Open
Olympics: Gold at Barcelona-1992* multiple semifinalist at Wimbledon and US Open


CARTER REITANO, Mary (Australia)
Singles (2): 1956, 1959 Australian Chmps
Doubles (1): 1961 Australian Chmps
* quarterfinalist at French Open


CASALS, Rosie (United States)
Singles Finals (2): 1970, 1971 US Open
Doubles (9): 1967 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968, 1970 Wimbledon; 1971 Wimbledon, US Open; 1973 Wimbledon; 1974, 1982 US Open
Mixed (3): 1970, 1972 Wimbledon; 1975 US Open
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and Australian Open; two-time quarterfinalist at French Open


CLIJSTERS, Kim (Belgium)
Singles (1): 2005 US Open
Singles Finals (4): 2001 French Open; 2003 French Open, US Open; 2004 Australian Open
Doubles (2): 2003 French Open, Wimbledon
* two-time semifinalist at Wimbledon


CONNOLLY, Maureen (United States)
Singles (9): 1951 US Open; 1952 Wimbledon, US Open; 1953 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 French Open, Wimbledon
Doubles (2): 1953 Australian Chmps; 1954 French Open
Mixed (1): 1954 French Open
* the first player to win the Grand Slam; won swingles titles at 9 straight majors out of 11 she ever competed
* Maureen’s career ended in 1954 when she was hit by a truck, she was only 19; fifteen years later, at 34, she died of cancer


COOPER-STERRY, Charlotte (Great Britain)
Singles (5): 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901, 1908 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (6): 1897, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1912 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles and Mixed Gold at Paris-1900


COYNE LONG, Thelma (Australia)
Singles (2): 1952, 1954 Australian Chmps
Singles Finals (4): 1940, 1951, 1955, 1956 Australian Chmps
Doubles (13): 1936-1940, 1947-1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958 Australian Chmps
Mixed (5): 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955 Australian Chmps; 1956 French Open
* quarterfinalist at Wimbledon, US and French Opens


DAVENPORT, Lindsay (United States)
Singles (3): 1998 US Open; 1999 Wimbledon; 2000 Australian Open
Singles Finals (4): 2000 Wimbledon, US Open; 2005 Australian Open, Wimbledon
Doubles (3): 1996 French Open; 1997 US Open; 1999 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Gold at Atlanta-1996
* semifinalist at French Open


DOD, Lottie (Great Britain)
Singles (5): 1887, 1888, 1891-1893 Wimbledon
* as she never played majors outside Wimbledon Dod remains the only player to have never lost a match at majors


DOUGLASS CHAMBERS, Dorothea (Great Britain)
Singles (7): 1903, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (4): 1905, 1907, 1919, 1920 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Gold at London-1908


DURR, Francoise (France)
Singles (1): 1967 French Open
Doubles (7): 1967, 1968 French Open; 1969 French Open, US Open; 1970, 1971 French Open; 1972 US Open
Mixed (4): 1968, 1971, 1973 French Open; 1976 Wimbledon
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and US Open; two-time quarterfinalist at Australian Chmps


EVERT, Chris (United States)
Singles (18): 1974 French Open, Wimbledon; 1975 French Open, US Open; 1976 Wimbledon, US Open; 1977, 1978 US Open; 1979 French Open; 1980 French Open, US Open; 1981 Wimbledon; 1982 Australian Open, US Open; 1983 French Open; 1984 Australian Open; 1985, 1986 French Open
Singles Finals (16): 1973 French Open, Wimbledon; 1974 Australian Open; 1978 Wimbledon; 1979 Wimbledon, US Open; 1980 Wimbledon; 1981 Australian Open; 1982 Wimbledon; 1983 US Open; 1984 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1985 Wimbledon, Australian Open; 1988 Australian Open
Doubles (3): 1974, 1975 French Open; 1976 Wimbledon
* won at least one Grand Slam title for 13 consecutive years


FERNANDEZ, Mary Joe (United States)
Singles Finals (3): 1990, 1992 Australian Open; 1993 French Open
Doubles (2): 1991 Australian Open; 1996 French Open
Olympics: Doubles Gold and Singles Bronze at Barcelona-1992; Doubles Gold at Atlanta-1996
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and US Open


FRY, Shirley (United States)
Singles (4): 1951 French Open; 1956 Wimbledon, US Open; 1957 Australian Chmps
Singles Finals (4): 1948 French Open; 1951 Wimbledon, US Open; 1952 French Open
Doubles (12): 1950 French Open; 1951-1953 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 US Open; 1957 Australian Chmps
Mixed (1): 1956 Wimbledon
* won three straight majors before retiring in 1957


GARRISON, Zina (United States)
Singles Finals (1): 1990 Wimbledon
Mixed (3): 1987 Australian Open; 1988, 1990 Wimbledon
Olympics: Doubles Gold and Singles Bronze at Seoul-1988
* semifinalist at US and Australian Opens; quarterfinalist at French Open


GIBSON, Althea (United States)
Singles (5): 1956 French Open; 1957, 1958 Wimbledon, US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1956 US Open; 1957 Australian Chmps
Doubles (6): 1956 French Open, Wimbledon; 1957 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon, US Open; 1958 Wimbledon
* retired from amateurs in 1958 having won four straight majors she entered


GOOLAGONG-CAWLEY, Evonne (Australia)
Singles (7): 1971 French Open, Wimbledon; 1974-1976, 1977 [Dec.] Australian Open; 1980 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (11): 1971 Australian Open; 1972 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1973 Australian Open, US Open; 1974 US Open; 1975, 1976 Wimbledon, US Open
Doubles (6): 1971 Australian Open; 1974 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1975, 1976, 1977 [Dec.] Australian Open
Mixed (1): 1972 French Open
* in 1971-1977 reached finals at 17 of 21 majors she played


GRAF, Steffi (Germany)
Singles (22): 1987 French Open; 1988 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1989 Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1990 Australian Open; 1991, 1992 Wimbledon; 1993 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1994 Australian Open; 1995, 1996 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1999 French Open
Singles Finals (9): 1987 Wimbledon, US Open; 1989 French Open; 1990 French Open, US Open; 1992 French Open; 1993 Australian Open; 1994 US Open; 1999 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1988 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Gold and Doubles Bronze at Seoul-1988; Singles Silver at Barcelona-1992
* the third (and the last thus far) player to win the Grand Slam; the only player (male or female) to have won the so-called Golden Grand Slam


HANTZE SUSMAN, Karen (United States)
Singles (1): 1962 Wimbledon
Doubles (3): 1961, 1962 Wimbledon; 1964 US Open
* quarterfinalist at US and French Opens


HARD, Darlene (United States)
Singles (3): 1960 French Open, US Open; 1961 US Open
Singles Finals (4): 1957 Wimbledon; 1958 US Open; 1959 Wimbledon; 1962 US Open
Doubles (13): 1955 French Open; 1957 French Open, Wimbledon; 1958 US Open; 1959 Wimbledon, US Open; 1960 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1961, 1962 US Open; 1963 Wimbledon; 1969 US Open
Mixed (5): 1955 French Open; 1957, 1959, 1960 Wimbledon; 1961 French Open


HART, Doris (United States)
Singles (6): 1949 Australian Chmps; 1950 French Open; 1951 Wimbledon; 1952 French Open; 1954, 1955 US Open
Singles Finals (12): 1946 US Open; 1947 French Open, Wimbledon; 1948 Wimbledon; 1949 US Open; 1950 Australian Chmps, US Open; 1951 French Open; 1952 US Open; 1953 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open
Doubles (14): 1947 Wimbledon; 1948 French Open; 1950 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1951-1953 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 US Open
Mixed (15): 1949, 1950 Australian Chmps; 1951-1953 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954, 1955 Wimbledon, US Open


HARTIGAN, Joan (Australia)
Singles (3): 1933, 1934, 1936 Australian Chmps
Mixed (1): 1934 Australian Chmps
* two-time semifinalist at Wimbledon


HAYDON-JONES, Ann (Great Britain)
Singles (3): 1961, 1966 French Open; 1969 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (6): 1961 US Open; 1963 French Open; 1967 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968, 1969 French Open
Doubles (3): 1963, 1968, 1969 French Open
Mixed (2): 1969 Australian Open, Wimbledon


HEAD KNODE, Dorothy (United States)
Singles Finals (2): 1955, 1957 French Open
* two-time semifinalist at Wimbledon and US Open


HENIN, Justine (Belgium)
Singles (7): 2003 French Open, US Open; 2004 Australian Open; 2005, 2006 French Open; 2007 French Open, US Open
Singles Finals (4): 2001 Wimbledon; 2006 Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open
Olympics: Singles Gold at Athens-2004
* retired at 25


HINGIS, Martina (Switzerland)
Singles (5): 1997 Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1998, 1999 Australian Open
Singles Finals (7): 1997 French Open; 1998 US Open; 1999 French Open, US Open; 2000-2002 Australian Open
Doubles (9): 1996 Wimbledon; 1997 Australian Open; 1998 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1999 Australian Open; 2000 French Open; 2002 Australian Open
Mixed (1): 2006 Australian Open


HOLCROFT WATSON, Phoebe (United States)
Singles Finals (1): 1929 US Open
Doubles (4): 1928 French Open, Wimbledon; 1929 Wimbledon, US Open
* two-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and French Open


HOTCHKISS-WIGHTMAN, Hazel (United States)
Singles (4): 1909-1911, 1919 US Chmps
Singles Finals (1): 1915 US Chmps
Doubles (7): 1909-1911 US Chmps; 1915 US Chmps; 1924 Wimbledon, US Open; 1928 US Open
Mixed (6): 1909-1911 US Chmps; 1915, 1918, 1920 US Chmps


JACOBS, Helen (United States)
Singles (5): 1932-1935 US Open; 1936 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (11): 1928 US Open; 1929 Wimbledon; 1930 French Open; 1932 Wimbledon; 1934 French Open, Wimbledon; 1935 Wimbledon; 1936 US Open; 1938 Wimbledon; 1939, 1940 US Open
Majos Doubles (4): 1932-1935 US Open
Mixed Doubles (1): 1934 US Open


JAEGER, Andrea (United States)
Singles Finals (2): 1982 French Open; 1983 Wimbledon
Mixed (1): 1981 French Open
* semifinalist at US and Australian Opens
* retired at 20 due to shoulder injury


JEDRZEJOWSKA, Jadwiga (Poland)
Singles Finals (3): 1937 Wimbledon, US Open; 1938 French Open
Doubles (1): 1939 French Open


JONES, Marion (United States)
Singles (2): 1899, 1902 US Chmps
Singles Finals (2): 1898, 1903 US Chmps
Doubles (1): 1902 US Chmps
Olympics: Singles and Mixed Bronze at Paris-1900


KING, Billie Jean (United States)
Singles (12): 1966 Wimbledon; 1967 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon; 1971 US Open; 1972 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1973 Wimbledon; 1974 US Open; 1975 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (6): 1963 Wimbledon; 1965, 1968 US Open; 1969 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1970 Wimbledon
Doubles (16): 1961, 1962 Wimbledon; 1964 US Open; 1965 Wimbledon; 1967 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968, 1970, 1971 Wimbledon; 1972 French Open, Wimbledon; 1973 Wimbledon; 1974, 1978 US Open; 1979 Wimbledon; 1980 US Open
Mixed (11): 1967 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1968 Australian Chmps; 1970 French Open; 1971, 1973 Wimbledon, US Open; 1974 Wimbledon; 1976 US Open


KORMOCZY, Zsuzsa (Hungary)
Singles (1): 1958 French Open
Singles Finals (1): 1959 French Open
* semifinalist at Wimbledon


LANCE HARPER, Sylvia (Australia)
Singles (1): 1924 Australasian Chmps
Singles Finals (2): 1927, 1930 Australian Chmps
Doubles (3): 1923-1925 Australasian Chmps
Mixed (1): 1923 Australasian Chmps


LANDRY, Nelly (France)
Singles (1): 1948 French Open
Singles Finals (2): 1938, 1949 French Open
* quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


LENGLEN, Suzanne (France)
Singles (12): 1914 World Hard Court Chmps; 1919, 1920 Wimbledon; 1921-1923 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1925 French Open, Wimbledon; 1926 French Open
Doubles (11): 1914 World Hard Court Chmps; 1919, 1920 Wimbledon; 1921, 1922 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1923 Wimbledon; 1925 French Open, Wimbledon; 1926 French Open
Mixed (8): 1920 Wimbledon; 1921 World Hard Court Chmps; 1922 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1923 World Hard Court Chmps; 1925 French Open, Wimbledon; 1926 French Open
Olympics: Singles and Mixed Gold, Doubles Bronze at Antwerp-1920
* won 12 of 16 majors she played


MANDLIKOVA, Hana (Czechoslovakia/ Australia)
Singles (4): 1980 Australian Open; 1981 French Open; 1985 US Open; 1987 Australian Open
Singles Finals (4): 1980 US Open; 1981 Wimbledon; 1982 US Open; 1986 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1989 US Open


MARBLE, Alice (United States)
Singles (5): 1936, 1938 US Open; 1939 Wimbledon, US Open; 1940 US Open
Doubles (6): 1937 US Open; 1938, 1939 Wimbledon, US Open; 1940 US Open
Mixed (7): 1936 US Open; 1937 Wimbledon; 1938, 1939 Wimbledon, US Open; 1940 US Open
* being 27 years old retired from amateurs in 1940


MARTINEZ, Conchita (Spain)
Singles (1): 1994 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (2): 1998 Australian Open; 2000 French Open
* two-time semifinalist at US Open


MATHIEU, Simone (France)
Singles (2): 1938, 1939 French Open
Singles Finals (6): 1929, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937 French Open
Doubles (9): 1933, 1934 French Open, Wimbledon; 1936 French Open; 1937 French Open, Wimbledon; 1938, 1939 French Open
Mixed (2): 1937, 1938 French Open
* six-time semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at US Open


MAURESMO, Amelie (France)
Singles (2): 2006 Australian Open, Wimbledon
Singles Finals (1): 1999 Australian Open
Olympics: Singles Silver at Athens-2004
* two-time semifinalist at US Open; two-time quarterfinalist at French Open


McKANE-GODFREE, Kitty (Great Britain)
Singles (2): 1924, 1926 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (4): 1923 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1925 French Open, US Open
Doubles (2): 1923, 1927 US Open
Mixed (3): 1924 Wimbledon; 1925 US Open; 1926 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Bronze, Doubles Gold and Mixed Silver at Antwerp-1920; Singles Bronze and Doubles Silver at Paris-1924


MELVILLE-REID, Kerry (Australia)
Singles (1): 1977 [Jan.] Australian Open
Singles Finals (2): 1970 Australian Open; 1972 US Open
Doubles (3): 1968, 1977 [Dec.] Australian Open; 1978 Wimbledon
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and French Open


MOLESWORTH, Margaret (Australia)
Singles (2): 1922, 1923 Australasian Chmps
Singles Finals (1): 1934 Australian Chmps
Doubles (3): 1930, 1933, 1934 Australian Chmps


MOORE, Elisabeth (United States)
Singles (4): 1896, 1901, 1903, 1905 US Chmps
Singles Finals (4): 1892, 1897, 1902, 1904 US Chmps
Doubles (2): 1896, 1903 US Chmps
Mixed (2): 1902, 1904


MORTIMER, Angela (Great Britain)
Singles (3): 1955 French Open; 1958 Australian Chmps; 1961 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (2): 1956 French Open; 1958 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1955 Wimbledon
* semifinalist at US Open


NAVRATILOVA, Martina (Czechoslovakia/ United States)
Singles (18): 1978, 1979 Wimbledon; 1981 Australian Open; 1982 French Open, Wimbledon; 1983 Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1984 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1985 Wimbledon, Australian Open; 1986, 1987 Wimbledon, US Open; 1990 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (14): 1975 Asutralian Open, French Open; 1981 US Open; 1982 Australian Open; 1985 French Open, US Open; 1986 French Open; 1987 Australian Open, French Open; 1988 Wimbledon; 1989 Wimbledon, US Open; 1991 US Open; 1994 Wimbledon
Doubles (31): 1975 French Open; 1976 Wimbledon; 1977, 1978 US Open; 1979 Wimbledon; 1980 US Open, Australian Open; 1981 Wimbledon; 1982 French Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open; 1983 Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1984 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1985 French Open, Australian Open; 1986 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1987 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1988 Australian Open, French Open; 1989 Australian Open, US Open; 1990 US Open
Mixed (10): 1974 French Open; 1985 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1987 US Open; 1993, 1995 Wimbledon; 2003 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 2006 US Open


NOVOTNA, Jana (Czech Republic)
Singles (1): 1998 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (3): 1991 Australian Open; 1993, 1997 Wimbledon
Doubles (12): 1989 Wimbledon; 1990 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1991 French Open; 1994 US Open; 1995 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1997 US Open; 1998 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open
Olympics: Doubles Silver at Seoul-1988; Doubles Silver and Singles Bronze at Atlanta-1996
* two-time semifinalist at US and Australian Opens


NUTHALL, Betty (United States)
Singles (1): 1930 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1927 US Open; 1931 French Open
Doubles (4): 1930 US Open; 1931 French Open, US Open; 1933 US Open
Mixed (4): 1929 US Open; 1931 French Open, US Open; 1932 French Open
* four-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


OSBORNE-DuPONT, Margaret (United States)
Singles (6): 1946 French Open; 1947 Wimbledon; 1948 US Open; 1949 French Open, US Open; 1950 US Open
Singles Finals (4): 1944, 1947 US Open; 1949, 1950 Wimbledon
Doubles (21): 1941-1945 US Open; 1946 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1947 French Open, US Open; 1948 Wimbledon, US Open; 1949 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1950 Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 Wimbledon; 1955-1957 US Open
Mixed (10): 1943-1946, 1950, 1956, 1958-1960 US Open; 1962 Wimbledon


PALFREY COOKE, Sarah (United States)
Singles (2): 1941, 1945 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1934, 1935 US Open
Doubles (11): 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937 US Open; 1938, 1939 Wimbledon, US Open; 1940, 1941 US Open
Mixed (5): 1932, 1935, 1937 US Open; 1939 French Open; 1941 US Open
* semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at French Open


PIERCE, Mary (France)
Singles (2): 1995 Australian Open; 2000 French Open
Singles Finals (4): 1994 French Open; 1997 Australian Open; 2005 French Open, US Open
Doubles (1): 2000 French Open
Mixed (1): 2005 Wimbledon
* two-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


RAMIREZ OCHOA, Yola (Mexico)
Singles Finals (2): 1960, 1961 French Open
Doubles (1): 1958 French Open
Mixed (1): 1959 French Open
* semifinalist at Australian Chmps; two-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and US Open


REYNOLDS, Sandra (United States)
Singles Finals (1): 1960 Wimbledon
Doubles (4): 1959 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1961, 1962 French Open
Mixed (1): 1959 Australian Chmps
* two-time semifinalist at French Open; quarterfinalist at US and Australian Opens


RICHEY-GUNTER, Nancy (Great Britain)
Singles (2): 1967 Australian Chmps; 1968 French Open
Singles Finals (4): 1966 Australian Chmps, French Open, US Open; 1969 US Open
Doubles (4): 1965 US Open; 1966 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon, US Open
* semifinalist at Wimbledon


ROUND, Dorothy (Great Britain)
Singles (3): 1934 Wimbledon; 1935 Australian Chmps; 1937 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (1): 1933 Wimbledon
Mixed (3): 1934-1936 Wimbledon
* semifinalist at US Open


RYAN, Elizabeth (United States)
Singles Finals (4): 1921 Wimbledon; 1922 World Hard Court Chmps; 1926 US Open; 1930 Wimbledon
Doubles (19): 1914 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1919-1921 Wimbledon; 1922 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1923, 1925 Wimbledon; 1926 Wimbledon, US Open; 1927 Wimbledon; 1930 French Open, Wimbledon; 1932 French Open; 1933, 1934 French Open, Wimbledon
Mixed (11): 1913, 1914 World Hard Court Chmps; 1919, 1921, 1923 Wimbledon; 1926 US Open; 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932 Wimbledon; 1933 US Open
* probably, won the most non-majors singles titles in tennis history


SABATINI, Gabriela (Argentina)
Singles (1): 1990 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1988 US Open; 1991 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1988 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Silver at Seoul-1988
* multiple semifinalist at French and Australian Opens


SANCHEZ-VICARIO, Arantxa (Spain)
Singles (4): 1989 French Open; 1994 French Open, US Open; 1998- French Open
Singles Finals (8): 1991 French Open; 1992 US Open; 1994 Australian Open; 1995 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1996 French Open, Wimbledon
Doubles (6): 1992 Australian Open; 1993, 1994 US Open; 1995 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1996 Australian Open
Mixed (4): 1990, 1992 French Open; 1993 Australian Open; 2003 US Open
Olympics: Doubles Silver and Singles Bronze at Barcelona-1992; Singles Silver and Doubles Bronze at Atlanta-1996


SCRIVEN, Margaret (Great Britain)
Singles (2): 1933, 1934 French Open
Doubles (1): 1935 French Open
Mixed (1): 1933 French Open
* four-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


SELES, Monica (Yugoslavia/ United States)
Singles (9): 1990 French Open; 1991, 1992 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1993, 1996 Australian Open
Singles Finals (4): 1992 Wimbledon; 1995, 1996 US Open; 1998 French Open
Olympics: Singles Bronze at Sydney-2000


SHARAPOVA, Maria (Russia)
Singles (3): 2004 Wimbledon; 2006 US Open; 2008 Australian Open
Singles Finals (1): 2007 Australian Open
* semifinalist at French Open


SHRIVER, Pam (United States)
Singles Finals (1): 1978 US Open
Doubles (21): 1981 Wimbledon; 1982 Wimbledon, Australian Open; 1983 Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1984 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1985 French Open, Australian Open; 1986 Wimbledon, US Open; 1987 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1988 Australian Open, French Open; 1989 Australian Open; 1991 US Open
Mixed (1): 1987 French Open
Olympics: Doubles Gold at Seoul-1988
* three-time semifinalist at Wimbledon and Australian Open


SMITH-COURT, Margaret (Australia)
Singles (24): 1960, 1961 Australian Chmps; 1962 Australian Chmps, French Open, US Open; 1963 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon; 1964 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1965 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon, US Open; 1966 Australian Chmps; 1969 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1970 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1971 Australian Open; 1973 Australian Open, French Open, US Open
Singles Finals (5): 1963 US Open; 1964 Wimbledon; 1965 French Open; 1968 Australian Chmps; 1971 Wimbledon
Doubles (19): 1961, 1962 Australian Chmps; 1963 Australian Chmps, US Open; 1964 French Open, Wimbledon; 1965 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1966 French Open; 1968 US Open; 1969 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1970 Australian Open, US Open; 1971 Australian Open; 1973 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1975 US Open
Mixed (19): 1961, 1962 US Open; 1963 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1964 Australian Chmps, French Open, US Open; 1965 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1966, 1968 Wimbledon; 1969 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1970, 1972 US Open; 1975 Wimbledon
* the second player to have won the Grand Slam


SPERLING, Hilde (Germany)
Singles (3): 1935-1937 French Open
Singles Finals (2): 1931, 1936 Wimbledon
Mixed (1): 1933 Wimbledon


STAMMERS, Kay (Great Britain)
Singles Finals (1): 1939 Wimbledon
Doubles (3): 1935 French Open, Wimbledon; 1936 Wimbledon
* three-time semifinalist at US Open; quarterfinalist at French Open


SUKOVA, Helena (Czech Republic)
Singles Finals (4): 1984 Australian Open; 1986 US Open; 1989 Australian Open; 1993 US Open
Doubles (9): 1985 US Open; 1987, 1989 Wimbledon; 1990 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1993 Australian Open, US Open; 1996 Wimbledon
Mixed (5): 1991 French Open; 1993 US Open; 1994, 1996, 1997 Wimbledon
Olympics: Doubles Silver at Seoul-1988 and Atlanta-1996
* semifinalist at French Open; five-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


SUTTON-BUNDY, May (United States)
Singles (3): 1904 US Chmps; 1905, 1907 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (1): 1906 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1904 US Chmps


TEGART, Judy (Australia)
Singles Finals (1): 1968 Wimbledon
Doubles (8): 1964 Australian Chmps; 1966 French Open; 1967 Australian Chmps; 1969 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1970 Australian Open, US Open; 1971 US Open
Mixed (1): 1966 Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Australian Chmps; two-time quarterfinalist at US Open


THOMSON-LARCOMBE, Ethel (Great Britain)
Singles (1): 1912 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (2): 1903, 1914 Wimbledon
* ten-time singles winner of All-England Badminton Chmps (unofficial World Chmps)


TODD, Patricia (United States)
Singles (1): 1947 French Open
Singles Finals (1): 1950 French Open
Doubles (2): 1947 Wimbledon; 1948 French Open
Mixed (1): 1948 French Open
* multiple semifinalist at Wimbledon and US Open


TRUMAN, Christine (Great Britain)
Singles (1): 1959 French Open
Singles Finals (2): 1959 US Open; 1961 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1960 Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Australian Chmps


TURNBULL, Wendy (Australia)
Singles Finals (3): 1977 US Open; 1979 French Open; 1980 Australian Open
Doubles (4): 1978 Wimbledon; 1979 French Open, US Open; 1982 US Open
Mixed (5): 1979 French Open; 1980 US Open; 1982 French Open; 1983, 1984 Wimbledon
Olympics: Doubles Bronze at Seoul-1988
* three-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


TURNER-BOWREY, Lesley (Australia)
Singles (2): 1963, 1965 French Open
Singles Finals (4): 1962 French Open; 1964 Australian Chmps; 1967 Australian Chmps, French Open
Doubles (7): 1961 US Open; 1964 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon; 1965 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1967 Australain Chmps
Mixed (4): 1961 Wimbledon; 1962 Australian Chmps; 1964 Wimbledon; 1967 Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and US
Open

WADE, Virginia (Great Britain)
Singles (3): 1968 US Open; 1972 Australian Open; 1977 Wimbledon
Doubles (4): 1973 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1975 US Open


WATSON, Maud (Great Britain)
Singles (2): 1884, 1885 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (1): 1886 Wimbledon
* The first Ladies Wimbledon champion


WILLIAMS, Serena (United States)
Singles (10): 1999 US Open; 2002 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 2003 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 2005, 2007 Australian Open; 2008 US Open; 2009 Australian Open
Singles Finals (3): 2001 US Open; 2004 Wimbledon; 2008 Wimbledon
Doubles (8): 1999 French Open, US Open; 2000 Wimbledon; 2001 Australian Open; 2002 Wimbledon; 2003 Australian Open; 2008 Wimbledon; 2009 Australian Open
Mixed (2): 1998 Wimbledon, US Open
Olympics: Doubles Gold at Sydney-2000 and Beijing-2008


WILLIAMS, Venus (United States)
Singles (7): 2000, 2001 Wimbledon, US Open; 2005, 2007, 2008 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (6): 1997 US Open; 2002 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 2003 Australian Open, Wimbledon
Doubles (8): 1999 French Open, US Open; 2000 Wimbledon; 2001 Australian Open; 2002 Wimbledon; 2003 Australian Open; 2008 Wimbledon; 2009 Australian Open
Mixed (2): 1998 Australian Open, French Open
Olympics: Singles Gold at Sydney-2000; Doubles Gold at Sydney-2000 and Beijing-2008


WILLS-MOODIE, Helen (United States)
Singles (19): 1923-1925 US Open; 1927 Wimbledon, US Open; 1928, 1929 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1930 French Open, Wimbledon; 1931 US Open; 1932 French Open, Wimbledon; 1933, 1935, 1938 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (3): 1922 US Open; 1924 Wimbledon; 1933 US Open
Doubles (9): 1922 US Open; 1924 Wimbledon, US Open; 1925 US Open; 1927 Wimbledon; 1928 US Open; 1930 French Open, Wimbledon; 1932 French Open
Mixed (3): 1924, 1928 US Open; 1929 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles and Doubles Gold at Paris-1924
* reached finals at 22 out of 24 majors she competed


WYNNE-BOLTON, Nancye (Australia)
Singles (6): 1937, 1940, 1946-1948, 1951 Australian Chmps
Singles Finals (3): 1936 Asutralian Chmps; 1938 US Open; 1949 Australian Chmps
Doubles (10): 1936-1940, 1947-1949, 1951, 1952 Australian Chmps
Mixed (4): 1940, 1946-1948 Australian Chmps
* quarterfialist at Wimbledon


ZINDERSTEIN JESSUP, Marion (United States)
Singles Finals (2): 1919, 1920 US Open
Doubles (4): 1918-1920, 1922 US Open
Mixed (1): 1919 US Open
Olympics: Mixed Silver at Paris-1924


ZVEREVA, Natalia (Belarus)
Singles Finals (1): 1988 French Open
Doubles (18): 1989 French Open; 1991 Wimbledon, US Open; 1992 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1993, 1994 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1995 French Open, US Open; 1996 US Open; 1997 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon
Mixed (2): 1990, 1995 Australian Open
Olympics: Doubles Bronze at Barcelona-1992
* semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at US and Australian Opens



HONORABLE MENTIONS:


BAKER FLEITZ, Beverly (United States)
Singles Finals (1): 1955 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1955 French Open
* semifinalist at US and French Opens


BOUMAN, Kea (Netherlands)
Singles (1): 1927 French Open
Doubles (1): 1929 French Open
Olympics: Mixed Bronze at Paris-1924
* quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and US Open


DEMENTIEVA, Elena (Russia)
Singles Finals (2): 2004 French Open, US Open
Olympics: Singles Gold at Beijing-2008
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and Australian Open


PEACOCK, Irene (South Africa)
Singles Finals (1): 1927 French Open
Doubles (1): 1927 French Open
* two-time semifinalist at Wimbledon

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Great listing! Enjoyed the read.

One missing player - Beverly Baker Fleitz - Wimbledon finalist. Maybe the best player ever to never win a Slam. Destroyed Connolly. The best hard court player in an era where hard courts were a novelty. Far better than Ramirez, Carter Reitano, Tegart, Turnbull, Zvereva, Durr, MJ Fernandez and quite a few others. A top five fixture who chose family over a busy playing schedule.

Still like your list though.

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Great listing! Enjoyed the read.

One missing player - Beverly Baker Fleitz - Wimbledon finalist. Maybe the best player ever to never win a Slam. Destroyed Connolly. The best hard court player in an era where hard courts were a novelty. Far better than Ramirez, Carter Reitano, Tegart, Turnbull, Zvereva, Durr, MJ Fernandez and quite a few others. A top five fixture who chose family over a busy playing schedule.

Still like your list though.
Anna- I do have to agree with Preacher that I very much enjoy your list- well done, and thanks.

Plus, thanks to your pointing us in the direction of your original posting of this in WTA World, I also get to have yet another reminder of why I avoid the general WTA World pages like the plague. Sure, if I put together such a list, I'm certain that it would be a bit different- as would be true for all of us. But- WHAT- did you kidnap Lindsay Davenport's baby or something? SHEESH, WTA World- if it's so bloody important, make up your OWN freakin' lists so that you can make Lindsay Your No. 1 Of All Time for the whole world to see or whatever. Knock yourselves out. I for one sure as hell don't have the patience to come up with my Top 50 list of ANYTHING. (I could barely eke out enough of an attention span to spit out my annual BFTP Top 10 lists of players when we were doing them. All that kept me going was the joy involved through finding such names as Pixie Lamm and Plums Bartkowicz. Of course, now you all no doubt are thinking to yourselves, how DARE nelslus mention Plums and not the much more famous Peaches? WELL, first of all, by now you all should be worldly enough to know that Plums is a far funnier name than Peaches- although whether or not Peaches and/or Plums is funnier than Pixie IS up for debate, BUT, Pixie isn’t a Bartkowicz sister, so THAT whole argument is irrelevant, anyway, thank you very much. And, nelslus must add, Plums always had to work much harder for mommy and daddy’s attention than that spoiled, snotty little Peaches, anyways- so, there’s the underdog factor working in Plums’ favor, too. Finally, apparently the parents were Asparagus and Artichoke Bartkowicz who decided that calling their kids Peaches and Plums was a daring move. But, nelslus digresses. Plus, as we all know, Chris and Preacher decided to get lazy and abandon these BFTP rankings lists, making the lack of a sufficient attention span for nelslus a moot point.)

So, I say, enjoy the work of you and Wuornos and the others, who have alternate yet useful OCD strains that are clearly necessary to come up with such lists- than what the rest of us have.

As for the other point made here by Preacher that will no doubt drive in that fateful wedge that will finally divide all of us- the Beverly Baker Fleitz controversy…..Just to be sure that I’m clear about this- Preacher- are you saying that Beverly is “far better” than the other players you list here on hard courts only- or on all surfaces? Either way, I’d be interested in your take on this- as, for example, I think that it’s rather bold to say that Beverly was a far better player than, for one, Mary Jo on any surface…..

Edit: No mo' goin' all gangsta Pixie Lamm on you ass. Now Nelslus All About Kübler-Ross'in' Acceptance in The BFTP Crib. Word.
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SABATINI, Gabriela (Argentina)
Singles (1): 1990 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1988 US Open; 1991 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1988 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Silver at Seoul-1988
* multiple semifinalist at French and Australian Opens

Sabatini reached 5 RG Semis (85,87,88,91,92), 4 Wimbledon semis (86,90,91,92), 4 Australian Open semis (89,92,93,94) and 5 semis at the Usopen (88,89,90,94,95).
Sure she advanced further in three of those but it´s pretty much safe to say she was a multiple semifinalist at all slams.

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Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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Anna- I do have to agree with Preacher that I very much enjoy your list- well done, and thanks.

Plus, thanks to your pointing us in the direction of your original posting of this in WTA World, I also get to have yet another reminder of why I avoid the general WTA World pages like the plague. Sure, if I put together such a list, I'm certain that it would be a bit different- as would be true for all of us. But- WHAT- did you kidnap Lindsay Davenport's baby or something? SHEESH, WTA World- if it's so bloody important, make up your OWN freakin' lists so that you can make Lindsay Your No. 1 Of All Time for the whole world to see or whatever. Knock yourselves out. I for one sure as hell don't have the patience to come up with my Top 50 list of ANYTHING. (I could barely eke out enough of an attention span to spit out my annual BFTP Top 10 lists of players when we were doing them. All that kept me going was the joy involved through finding such names as Pixie Lamm and Plums Bartkowicz. Of course, now you all no doubt are thinking to yourselves, how DARE nelslus mention Plums and not the much more famous Peaches? WELL, first of all, by now you all should be worldly enough to know that Plums is a far funnier name than Peaches- although whether or not Peaches and/or Plums is funnier than Pixie IS up for debate, BUT, Pixie isn’t a Bartkowicz sister, so THAT whole argument is irrelevant, anyway, thank you very much. And, nelslus must add, Plums always had to work much harder for mommy and daddy’s attention than that spoiled, snotty little Peaches, anyways- so, there’s the underdog factor working in Plums’ favor, too. Finally, apparently the parents were Asparagus and Artichoke Bartkowicz who decided that calling their kids Peaches and Plums was a daring move. But, nelslus digresses. Plus, as we all know, Chris and Preacher decided to get lazy and abandon these BFTP rankings lists, making the lack of a sufficient attention span for nelslus a moot point.)

So, I say, enjoy the work of you and Wuornos and the others, who have alternate yet useful OCD strains that are clearly necessary to come up with such lists- than what the rest of us have.

As for the other point made here by Preacher that will no doubt drive in that fateful wedge that will finally divide all of us- the Beverly Baker Fleitz controversy…..Just to be sure that I’m clear about this- Preacher- are you saying that Beverly is “far better” than the other players you list here on hard courts only- or on all surfaces? Either way, I’d be interested in your take on this- as, for example, I think that it’s rather bold to say that Beverly was a far better player than, for one, Mary Jo on any surface…..
I'm asserting that Baker Fleitz might've won multiple Slams had they been played on hard courts. But even as the tour was in the day, she was still better than maybe 20% or so of the list. She's one of those who's really hard to rate due to her sporadic play. But anyone who beat Connolly, Gibson, Bueno, and all the other # 1's of the 50's needs to be on the list.

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I'm asserting that Baker Fleitz might've won multiple Slams had they been played on hard courts. But even as the tour was in the day, she was still better than maybe 20% or so of the list. She's one of those who's really hard to rate due to her sporadic play. But anyone who beat Connolly, Gibson, Bueno, and all the other # 1's of the 50's needs to be on the list.
So by your argument Kournikova must be in because she beat Graf, Seles, Arantxa, Davenport, Hingis and Capriati between 1998 and 2001.

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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So by your argument Kournikova must be in because she beat Graf, Seles, Arantxa, Davenport, Hingis and Capriati between 1998 and 2001.

That's only part of the equation.

Baker-Fleitz was top 4 ranked in a number of years, won quality events of the day over Slam champions and was herself a Slam finalist so you could make a case for her against some of the players included. But there is no comparison between herself and Anna Kournikova - she's nearly as pretty too!

Overall an excellent list.

Margaret Thatcher - Michele Bachmann two strong women of our time.
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Great listing! Enjoyed the read.

One missing player - Beverly Baker Fleitz - Wimbledon finalist. Maybe the best player ever to never win a Slam. Destroyed Connolly. The best hard court player in an era where hard courts were a novelty. Far better than Ramirez, Carter Reitano, Tegart, Turnbull, Zvereva, Durr, MJ Fernandez and quite a few others. A top five fixture who chose family over a busy playing schedule.

Still like your list though.
It's overstatement, imo. Beverly was so overshadowed by her great compatriots at Grand Slams that I decided not to include her in the list. Though she was a valid 'candidate' along with Irene Peacock, Olga Morozova, Dianne Fromholtz, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Kea Bouman.

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Anna- I do have to agree with Preacher that I very much enjoy your list- well done, and thanks.

Plus, thanks to your pointing us in the direction of your original posting of this in WTA World, I also get to have yet another reminder of why I avoid the general WTA World pages like the plague. Sure, if I put together such a list, I'm certain that it would be a bit different- as would be true for all of us. But- WHAT- did you kidnap Lindsay Davenport's baby or something? SHEESH, WTA World- if it's so bloody important, make up your OWN freakin' lists so that you can make Lindsay Your No. 1 Of All Time for the whole world to see or whatever. Knock yourselves out. I for one sure as hell don't have the patience to come up with my Top 50 list of ANYTHING. (I could barely eke out enough of an attention span to spit out my annual BFTP Top 10 lists of players when we were doing them. All that kept me going was the joy involved through finding such names as Pixie Lamm and Plums Bartkowicz. Of course, now you all no doubt are thinking to yourselves, how DARE nelslus mention Plums and not the much more famous Peaches? WELL, first of all, by now you all should be worldly enough to know that Plums is a far funnier name than Peaches- although whether or not Peaches and/or Plums is funnier than Pixie IS up for debate, BUT, Pixie isn’t a Bartkowicz sister, so THAT whole argument is irrelevant, anyway, thank you very much. And, nelslus must add, Plums always had to work much harder for mommy and daddy’s attention than that spoiled, snotty little Peaches, anyways- so, there’s the underdog factor working in Plums’ favor, too. Finally, apparently the parents were Asparagus and Artichoke Bartkowicz who decided that calling their kids Peaches and Plums was a daring move. But, nelslus digresses. Plus, as we all know, Chris and Preacher decided to get lazy and abandon these BFTP rankings lists, making the lack of a sufficient attention span for nelslus a moot point.)

So, I say, enjoy the work of you and Wuornos and the others, who have alternate yet useful OCD strains that are clearly necessary to come up with such lists- than what the rest of us have.


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Singles (1): 1990 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1988 US Open; 1991 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1988 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Silver at Seoul-1988
* multiple semifinalist at French and Australian Opens

Sabatini reached 5 RG Semis (85,87,88,91,92), 4 Wimbledon semis (86,90,91,92), 4 Australian Open semis (89,92,93,94) and 5 semis at the Usopen (88,89,90,94,95).
Sure she advanced further in two of those but it´s pretty much safe to say she was a multiple semifinalist at all slams.

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That's the reason I didn't mention her SF finishes at other Slams.
I did the same with other players resumes.
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Not Kuzy, not Myskina but players like Tegart , Zvereva and many jokes from 1950 - past in the list. That was not a serious era in Tennis

So, I don´t like at all this list.

Mary Joe Fernandez with 7 titles in 15 years of career. Pffff
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SABATINI, Gabriela (Argentina)
Singles (1): 1990 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1988 US Open; 1991 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1988 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Silver at Seoul-1988
* multiple semifinalist at French and Australian Opens

Sabatini reached 5 RG Semis (85,87,88,91,92), 4 Wimbledon semis (86,90,91,92), 4 Australian Open semis (89,92,93,94) and 5 semis at the Usopen (88,89,90,94,95).
Sure she advanced further in three of those but it´s pretty much safe to say she was a multiple semifinalist at all slams.

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During those 2 years that she didn't win tournament, I had to remind people of these results. Even during this slump, Sabatini was still making it deep into tournaments; she just wasn't winning them.
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Bump.
Sharapova wins her third GS title.
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Mary Joe Fernandez with 7 titles in 15 years of career. Pffff
That's really underachieving but in fairness, MJF was oft-injured.
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