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I did this from memory, so please correct me if I'm wrong here and there, but this is a very revealing look at the majors from 1960-2003. Of particular note are the stretches where a player won more than 3 in a row. It didn't happen that often, and makes you appreciate the greatness of Margaret Court, Steffi Graf, and Martina Navratilova all the more:

2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne (U.S. Open)
Serena Williams (Wimbledon)
Justine Henin-Hardenne (French Open)
Serena Williams (Australian Open)
2002: Serena Williams (U.S. Open)
Serena Williams (Wimbledon)
Serena Williams (French Open)
Jennifer Capriati (Australian Open)
2001: Venus Williams (U.S. Open)
Venus Williams (Wimbledon)
Jennifer Capriati (French Open)
Jennifer Capriati (Australian Open)
2000: Venus Williams (U.S. Open)
Venus Williams (Wimbledon)
Mary Pierce (French Open)
Lindsay Davenport (Australian Open)
1999: Serena Williams (U.S. Open)
Lindsay Davenport (Wimbledon)
Steffi Graf (French Open)
Martina Hingis (Australian Open)
1998: Lindsay Davenport (U.S. Open)
Jana Novotna (Wimbledon)
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (French Open)
Martina Hingis (Australian Open)
1997: Martina Hingis (U.S. Open)
Martina Hingis (Wimbledon)
Iva Majoli (French Open)
Martina Hingis (Australian Open)
1996: Steffi Graf (U.S. Open)
Steffi Graf (Wimbledon)
Steffi Graf (French Open)
Mary Pierce (Australian Open)
1995: Steffi Graf (U.S. Open)
Steffi Graf (Wimbledon)
Steffi Graf (French Open)
Monica Seles (Australian Open)
1994: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (U.S. Open)
Conchita Martinez (Wimbledon)
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (French Open)
Steffi Graf (Australian Open)
1993: Steffi Graf (U.S. Open)
Steffi Graf (Wimbledon)
Steffi Graf (French Open)
Monica Seles (Australian Open)
1992: Monica Seles (U.S. Open)
Steffi Graf (Wimbledon)
Monica Seles (French Open)
Monica Seles (Australian Open)
1991: Monica Seles (U.S. Open)
Steffi Graf (Wimbledon)
Monica Seles (French Open)
Monica Seles (Australian Open)
1990: Gabriela Sabatini (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Monica Seles (French Open)
Steffi Graf (Australian Open)
1989: Steffi Graf (U.S. Open)
Steffi Graf (Wimbledon)
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (French Open)
Steffi Graf (Australian Open)
1988: Steffi Graf (U.S. Open)
Steffi Graf (Wimbledon)
Steffi Graf (French Open)
Steffi Graf (Australian Open)
1987: Martina Navratilova (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Steffi Graf (French Open)
Hana Mandlikova (Australian Open)
1986: Martina Navratilova (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Chris Evert (French Open)
1985: Martina Navratilova (Austrlian Open)
Hana Mandlikova (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Chris Evert (French Open)
1984: Chris Evert (Australian Open)
Martina Navratilova (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Martina Navratilova (French Open)
1983: Martina Navratilova (Australian Open)
Martina Navratilova (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Chris Evert (French Open)
1982: Chris Evert (Australian Open)
Chris Evert (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Martina Navratilova (French Open)
1981: Martina Navratilova (Australian Open)
Tracy Austin (U.S. Open)
Chris Evert (Wimbledon)
Hana Mandlikova (French Open)
1980: Hana Mandlikova (Australian Open)
Chris Evert (U.S. Open)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Wimbledon)
Chris Evert (French Open)
1979: Barbara Jordan (Australian Open)
Tracy Austin (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Chris Evert (French Open)
1978: Chris O’Neill (Australian Open)
Chris Evert (U.S. Open)
Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon)
Virginia Ruzici (French Open)
1977: Kerry Reid (Australian Open Dec.)
Chris Evert (U.S. Open)
Virginia Wade (Wimbledon)
Mima Jausovec (French Open)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Australian Open Jan.)
1976: Chris Evert (U.S. Open)
Chris Evert (Wimbledon)
Sue Barker (French Open)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Australian Open)
1975: Chris Evert (U.S. Open)
Billie Jean King (Wimbledon)
Chris Evert (French Open)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Australian Open)
1974: Billie Jean King (U.S. Open)
Chris Evert (Wimbledon)
Chris Evert (French Open)
Evonne Goolagong (Australian Open)
1973: Margaret Smith Court (U.S. Open)
Billie Jean King (Wimbledon)
Margaret Smith Court (French Open)
Margaret Smith Court (Australian Open)
1972: Billie Jean King (U.S. Open)
Billie Jean King (Wimbledon)
Billie Jean King (French Open)
Virginia Wade (Australian Open)
1971: Billie Jean King (U.S. Open)
Evonne Goolagong (Wimbledon)
Evonne Goolagong (French Open)
Margaret Smith Court (Australian Open)
1970: Margaret Smith Court (U.S. Open)
Margaret Smith Court (Wimbledon)
Margaret Smith Court (French Open)
Margaret Smith Court (Australian Open)
1969: Margaret Smith Court (U.S. Open)
Ann Haydon Jones (Wimbledon)
Margaret Smith Court (French Open)
Margaret Smith Court (Australian Open)
1968: Virginia Wade (U.S. Open)
Billie Jean King (Wimbledon)
Nancy Richey (French Open)
Billie Jean King (Australian Open)
1967: Billie Jean King (U.S. Championships)
Billie Jean King (Wimbledon)
Francoise Durr (French Championships)
Nancy Richey (Australian Championships)
1966: Maria Bueno (U.S. Championships)
Billie Jean King (Wimbledon)
Ann Haydon Jones (French Championships)
Margaret Smith (Australian Championships)
1965: Margaret Smith (U.S. Championships)
Margaret Smith (Wimbledon)
Lesley Turner (French Championships)
Margaret Smith (Australian Championships)
1964: Maria Bueno (U.S. Championships)
Maria Bueno (Wimbledon)
Margaret Smith (French Championships)
Margaret Smith (Australian Championships)
1963: Maria Bueno (U.S. Championships)
Margaret Smith (Wimbledon)
Lesley Turner (French Championships)
Margaret Smith (Australian Championships)
1962: Margaret Smith (U.S. Championships)
Karen Hantze Susman (Wimbledon)
Margaret Smith (French Championships)
Margaret Smith (Australian Championships)
1961: Darlene Hard (U.S. Championships)
Angela Mortimer (Wimbledon)
Ann Haydon (French Championships)
Margaret Smith (Australian Championships)
1960: Darlene Hard (U.S. Championships)
Maria Bueno (Wimbledon)
Darlene Hard (French Championships)
Margaret Smith (Australian Championships)
 
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jeffie's da man. but i'd prefer he tame me :devil:

i have so many questions....you know they have lipstick lesbians? is there a gay equivalent?
 

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do you guys like shopping?
sometimes i feel like i'm the only girl in the world who hates it.
i like it...just not window shopping and i cant be going round the shops for more than 2 hours...
 

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Okay- this thread went nowhere fast. It didn't even post correctly- the years are all jumbled without tabs. Ah well. Lipstick lesbians? Drag Queens? Amateur Tennis Historians? All fodder for the WTAWorld discussion board. :lol:
 

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I think you've robbed Lindsay of a US open victory there.

Also Venus hasn't won three US opens (yet).
 

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Kart said:
I think you've robbed Lindsay of a US open victory there.

Also Venus hasn't won three US opens (yet).
Thanks- that period of recent history is the most foggy for me (and my age is showing here) because I was beginning post-Graf depression, and couldn't get into the majors that much after she announced her retirement.
 

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Kart said:
I wanted to give you a chance to use the 'edit' option :p.
I'm all for using it again- how does the rest of the list look? Unfortunately, I can't yet do the same for the men's history- somehow since I started playing tennis as a result of The Battle of the Sexes and Billie Jean King- I have this mental block against developing the same kind of interest in men's tennis history, but it's coming.

Isn't Margaret Court's run from Australian Open 1969 through and including Australian Open 1971 amazing? She lost only 1 match in 9 straight majors!!!
 

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I don't know about 87 Oz, but from then on it looks pretty correct. Before then, well I was a bit too young to know.

Court was amazing, but I've always been suprised she didn't win more slams outside of Oz.
 

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Kart said:
I don't know about 87 Oz, but from then on it looks pretty correct. Before then, well I was a bit too young to know.

Court was amazing, but I've always been suprised she didn't win more slams outside of Oz.
13 majors outside of OZ isn't anything to sneeze about. I wonder if either of the Williams sisters will end up with 13 majors period.

Oh, and then there are the 19 Mixed Majors and 19 Doubles Majors!
 

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US 03 Justine Henin-Hardenne
WB 03 Serena Williams
RG 03 Justine Henin-Hardenne
OZ 03 Serena Williams ()
US 02 Serena Williams ()
WB 02 Serena Williams ()
RG 02 Serena Williams ()

OZ 02 Jennifer Capriati ()
US 01 Venus Williams ()
WB 01 Venus Williams ()
RG 01 Jennifer Capriati ()
OZ 01 Jennifer Capriati ()
US 00 Venus Williams ()
WB 00 Venus Williams ()
RG 00 Mary Pierce ()
OZ 00 Lindsay Davenport ()
US 99 Serena Williams ()
WB 99 Lindsay Davenport ()
RG 99 Steffi Graf ()
OZ 99 Martina Hingis ()
US 98 Lindsay Davenport ()
WB 98 Jana Novotna ()
RG 98 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario ()
OZ 98 Martina Hingis ()
US 97 Martina Hingis ()
WB 97 Martina Hingis ()
RG 97 Iva Majoli ()
OZ 97 Martina Hingis ()
US 96 Steffi Graf ()
WB 96 Steffi Graf ()
RG 96 Steffi Graf ()
OZ 96 Mary Pierce ()
US 95 Steffi Graf ()
WB 95 Steffi Graf ()
RG 95 Steffi Graf ()
OZ 95 Monica Seles ()
US 94 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario ()
WB 94 Conchita Martinez ()
RG 94 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario ()
OZ 94 Steffi Graf ()
US 93 Steffi Graf ()
WB 93 Steffi Graf ()
RG 93 Steffi Graf ()

OZ 93 Monica Seles ()
US 92 Monica Seles ()
WB 92 Steffi Graf ()
RG 92 Monica Seles ()
OZ 92 Monica Seles ()
US 91 Monica Seles ()
WB 91 Steffi Graf ()
RG 91 Monica Seles ()
OZ 91 Monica Seles ()
US 90 Gabriela Sabatini ()
WB 90 Martina Navratilova ()
RG 90 Monica Seles ()
OZ 90 Steffi Graf ()
US 89 Steffi Graf ()
WB 89 Steffi Graf ()
RG 89 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario ()
OZ 89 Steffi Graf ()
US 88 Steffi Graf ()
WB 88 Steffi Graf ()
RG 88 Steffi Graf ()
OZ 88 Steffi Graf ()

US 87 Martina Navratilova ()
WB 87 Martina Navratilova ()
RG 87 Steffi Graf ()
OZ 87 Hana Mandlikova ()
US 86 Martina Navratilova ()
WB 86 Martina Navratilova ()
RG 86 Chris Evert ()
OZ 86 Martina Navratilova (Austrlian Open)
US 85 Hana Mandlikova ()
WB 85 Martina Navratilova ()
RG 85 Chris Evert ()
OZ 85 Chris Evert ()
US 84 Martina Navratilova ()
WB 84 Martina Navratilova ()
RG 84 Martina Navratilova ()
OZ 84 Martina Navratilova ()
US 83 Martina Navratilova ()
WB 83 Martina Navratilova ()

RG 83 Chris Evert ()
OZ 83 Chris Evert ()
US 82 Chris Evert ()
WB 82 Martina Navratilova ()
RG 82 Martina Navratilova ()
OZ 82 Martina Navratilova ()
US 81 Tracy Austin ()
WB 81 Chris Evert ()
RG 81 Hana Mandlikova ()
OZ 81 Hana Mandlikova ()
US 80 Chris Evert ()
WB 80 Evonne Goolagong Cawley ()
RG 80 Chris Evert ()
OZ 80 Barbara Jordan ()
US 79 Tracy Austin ()
WB 79 Martina Navratilova ()
RG 79 Chris Evert ()
OZ 79 Chris O’Neill ()
US 78 Chris Evert ()
WB 78 Martina Navratilova ()
RG 78 Virginia Ruzici ()
OZ 78 Kerry Reid ( Dec.)
US 77 Chris Evert ()
WB 77 Virginia Wade ()
RG 77 Mima Jausovec ()
OZ 77 Evonne Goolagong Cawley ( Jan.)
US 76 Chris Evert ()
WB 76 Chris Evert ()
RG 76 Sue Barker ()
OZ 76 Evonne Goolagong Cawley ()
US 75 Chris Evert ()
WB 75 Billie Jean King ()
RG 75 Chris Evert ()
OZ 75 Evonne Goolagong Cawley ()
US 74 Billie Jean King ()
WB 74 Chris Evert ()
RG 74 Chris Evert ()
OZ 74 Evonne Goolagong ()
US 73 Margaret Smith Court ()
WB 73 Billie Jean King ()
RG 73 Margaret Smith Court ()
OZ 73 Margaret Smith Court ()
US 72 Billie Jean King ()
WB 72 Billie Jean King ()
RG 72 Billie Jean King ()
OZ 72 Virginia Wade ()
US 71 Billie Jean King ()
WB 71 Evonne Goolagong ()
RG 71 Evonne Goolagong ()
OZ 71 Margaret Smith Court ()
US 70 Margaret Smith Court ()
WB 70 Margaret Smith Court ()
RG 70 Margaret Smith Court ()
OZ 70 Margaret Smith Court ()
US 69 Margaret Smith Court ()

WB 69 Ann Haydon Jones ()
RG 69 Margaret Smith Court ()
OZ 69 Margaret Smith Court ()
US 68 Virginia Wade ()
WB 68 Billie Jean King ()
RG 68 Nancy Richey ()
OZ 68 Billie Jean King ()
US 67 Billie Jean King ()
WB 67 Billie Jean King ()
RG 67 Francoise Durr ()
OZ 67 Nancy Richey ()
US 66 Maria Bueno ()
WB 66 Billie Jean King ()
RG 66 Ann Haydon Jones ()
OZ 66 Margaret Smith ()
US 65 Margaret Smith ()
WB 65 Margaret Smith ()
RG 65 Lesley Turner ()
OZ 65 Margaret Smith ()
US 64 Maria Bueno ()
WB 64 Maria Bueno ()
RG 64 Margaret Smith ()
OZ 64 Margaret Smith ()
US 63 Maria Bueno ()
WB 63 Margaret Smith ()
RG 63 Lesley Turner ()
OZ 63 Margaret Smith ()
US 62 Margaret Smith ()
WB 62 Karen Hantze Susman ()
RG 62 Margaret Smith ()
OZ 62 Margaret Smith ()
US 61 Darlene Hard ()
WB 61 Angela Mortimer ()
RG 61 Ann Haydon ()
OZ 61 Margaret Smith ()
US 60 Darlene Hard ()
WB 60 Maria Bueno ()
RG 60 Darlene Hard ()
OZ 60 Margaret Smith ()
 

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P.S.- Hana Mandlikova defeated Martina Navratilova for the 1987 Australian Open title (Stefan Edberg def. Pat Cash in the men's). It was the last Aussie Open final played at Kooyong Stadium on grass. The year before (1986), they moved the Australian Open from December to January, so technically, there was no 1986 Australian Open played.

Interestingly enough- Steffi Graf was all set, and heavily favored to do well at the 1987 Australian Open, and she broke her thumb just before the tournament began and had to withdraw.

The Australian Open traditionally was held in January, however, in 1977, the decision was made to move the tournament to December, in an effort to attract more of the big players (end of the year- someone on a 3 major streak would have to play to complete a Grand Slam). I never understood this reasoning, because when it's in January, you have to play it just in case you have a good year!
 

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Rollo said:
You could also do this by slams entered. That gives Serena the "Serena slam" (4 in a row). The modern record is Mo Connolly (9 straight) but Helen Wills has the most-she didn't lose in a slam from 1927 to 1933!:)
Hey Rollo- how are you?

Oh, and P.S., let's not forget Steffi Graf's 13 straight major finals!
 

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alfajeffster said:
13 majors outside of OZ isn't anything to sneeze about. I wonder if either of the Williams sisters will end up with 13 majors period.

Oh, and then there are the 19 Mixed Majors and 19 Doubles Majors!
The girls are only 23 and 21( soon to be 22), how can anyone expect them to already habe thirteen slams?! Me says Serena is already on the right course....third on the all-time list by age 21, not bad.

Let them finish their careers first....if they can keep their wimbledon and u.s open domination for say 8 more years....you have 13 slams there already..
 
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