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no, none are capable, the field is just too deep.

Serena had her chances in 2003 to complete a golden slam and maybe even a - 7 grand-slam winning streak, but that Henin inciedent at the french :mad:
 

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Nope. Not even close. Players like Steffi don't come around often in the history of the tennis. I would include Navratilova, Court, Evert and Helen Wills-Moody and Maureen Connolly-Brinker in that group (a few others too).
 

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no, none are capable, the field is just too deep.

Serena had her chances in 2003 to complete a golden slam and maybe even a - 7 grand-slam winning streak, but that Henin inciedent at the french :mad:
NO. Steffi is unique, there will never be a better player :worship:
 

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Nope. Not even close. Players like Steffi don't come around often in the history of the tennis. I would include Navratilova, Court, Evert and Helen Wills-Moody and Maureen Connolly-Brinker in that group (a few others too).
So players like that don't come around very often, yet you included players who dominated in the 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's, 50's and 30's.

So basically someone capable of doing that come around every ten years, we are due one now then:lol:

I would also include Suzanne Lenglen in that group....
 

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Henin and Serena are capable of doing it, but they won't.
Venus also is capable of it, but she's too inconsistent and injury prone. Serena and Henin also could, but won't as they would get injured at some point. Both also very injury prone. I think player today are too injury prone period to match some of the achievements of the 80's, i.e. so many Grand Slams in a row, finals in a row, winning streaks etc.
 

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Graf was the best player of all time... Serena might do it but not sure yet... but she also has to win the Olympic Gold to achieve a 'golden' slam... so we'll have to wait till next year ! :)
 

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no, none are capable, the field is just too deep.

Serena had her chances in 2003 to complete a golden slam and maybe even a - 7 grand-slam winning streak, but that Henin inciedent at the french :mad:
There was no Olympics in 2003, How could serena complete a *GOLDEN* slam that year?
 

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There was no Olympics in 2003, How could serena complete a *GOLDEN* slam that year?
Serena has never played the Olympics, hopefully she will next year though and achieve the Career Golden Slam :cool:
 

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hopefully
Venus..
next year...
 

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None. the competition now is too deep and the game too physical...

but if anybody could do it, Serena would be the one.....

But even then, she gets injured at least once a year, if not more...so no.
 

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if monica won wimbledon in 92 another great achivement
 

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Thank you for reminding me that I'm old. Darn, it's 20 years now. I was so nervous when she played the US Open final against Gaby Sabatini and I stayed up late to watch it live.
 

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Venus also is capable of it, but she's too inconsistent and injury prone.
I actually don't think she's capable of it. I have a very hard time finding her capable of beating multiple quality clay court players back-to-back-to-back. Injury prone is a viable excuse in the "capable but it won't happen" category, but not inconsistency. If you are too inconsistent, you are not capable. Otherwise, you could say that Kuznetsova is capable of it, or Hingis, or anyone, because hey, they've inevitably played one perfect game/set/match in their career, and so they COULD do it. Consistency is part of what makes you a player, and until Venus shows some, she isn't a Golden Slam winning player.

Actually it's worth pointing out that the only players that have reached the semifinals or better at each slam more than once are Serena, Henin, Hingis, and Clijsters. And while I rank Venus' chances of winning A slam better than Hingis and Clijsters, Justine and Serena are clearly more capable on each surface.
 

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I actually don't think she's capable of it. I have a very hard time finding her capable of beating multiple quality clay court players back-to-back-to-back. Injury prone is a viable excuse in the "capable but it won't happen" category, but not inconsistency. If you are too inconsistent, you are not capable. Otherwise, you could say that Kuznetsova is capable of it, or Hingis, or anyone, because hey, they've inevitably played one perfect game/set/match in their career, and so they COULD do it. Consistency is part of what makes you a player, and until Venus shows some, she isn't a Golden Slam winning player.

Actually it's worth pointing out that the only players that have reached the semifinals or better at each slam more than once are Serena, Henin, Hingis, and Clijsters. And while I rank Venus' chances of winning A slam better than Hingis and Clijsters, Justine and Serena are clearly more capable on each surface.
Yes that's a fair point.

I still think she COULD do it though, she has the capacity within her.

But the odds are definitely against her due to her inconsistent play at the French. She's only got past the quarter finals once.

Still you never know ;)

Henin is more likely to due her more consistent all surface play, but I don't see anyone doing it next year tbh.
 

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Henin proved last year it can be done by reaching all 4 finals. However, beyond the strength and talent needed to complete a grand slam is the mental toll that the contender must bear. Remember how the pressure was piled on Capriati after she won the french in '01 such that she admitted feeling relief after losing to Henin at Wimbledon. If a player completes 2 legs every match thereafter must feel like do-or-die tennis. That's why I can't see it happening & why Steffi was one of the few that did it - she was mentally strong enough.
 
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