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Yet another edition of the "Common" thread, where you try to guess the common thread among the players in each group. Let's begin:

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Sabine Appelmans
Maureen Connolly
Margaret Court
Kimiko Date
Angelika Roesch

2.
Stephanie Foretz
Gem Hoahing
Billie Jean King
Mary Pierce
Kim Po
Kazuko Sawamatsu

3.
Greta Arn
Elena Bovina
Els Callens
Jennifer Capriati
Maureen Drake
Rika Fujiwara
Gala Leon Garcia

4.
Greta Arn
Anca Barna
Martina Hingis
Mary Pierce
Anna Pistolesi
Tamarine Tanasugarn

5.
Maureen Drake
Amelie Mauresmo
Kim Po
Natasha Zvereva

6.
Nicole London
Amelie Mauresmo
Lisa Raymond
Sandrine Testud
Linda Wild

7.
Sabine Appelmans
Anna Kournikova
Ai Sugiyama
Evelyne van Hyfte
Serena Williams

8.
Katrina Adams
Maria Bueno
Lori McNeil
Gussy Moran
Monica Seles
BettyAnn Stuart
 

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Group 1 has to be players who are naturally lefty but play tennis righty, yes?

ETA: Or vice versa (i.e. Appelmans) ;)
 

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Would no. 4 be players that were born in one country but playing for another??
 

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I know number 7. The first letter in the first name is the same as the last letter in the last name :) :)

Great thread Brian, but you're making my brain hurt! ;)
 

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Is number 2 a group of players who all wore glasses when they played at some point in their career?
 

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Bump! And I have no idea.....
Could No. 8 be they all wore ruffled panties? :p ;)

Good thread, Brian - as usual!
 

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Hurley got #1- all switched from their natural "handedness" to the opposite hand to play tennis.

Louloubelle got #4.

George got #7.

Raquel got #2.

Linnie, as far as I know, Bueno was the only one of the group who wore ruffled panties at any point in her career (although I highly suspect Stuart did too). But this group did ruffle a few feathers somewhere. :)

Guessing at RD's:

1st pair- both finished 2002 with 255 career singles wins.

2nd group- not sure, have to do more research. I'll guess it's that they all won the Palermo doubles title with another member of the group.

3rd group- all dated a top 5 woman player (Evert, Clijsters, Graf)
 

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No. 3 these players are in alphabetical order of some sort. So maybe the start of a top 100 in alphabetical order.

I think this is a dumb answer :eek:

No. 6 - Players are ordered - USA, FRA, USA, FRA, USA ???

No. 8 - From the clue you gave Brian did they all cause a stir at Wimbledon in some way?? Did they all create stirs through their panties?? No idea!!
 

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#5:
They all had their best Grand Slam results at the Australian!??!

Kim Po-QF '97
Maureen Drake-4th Round '99
Amelie Mauresmo-Final '99
 

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#3 - I'm pretty sure that Lena has never played anyone in that group... is it a group of player that have never played?

If so... you have way too much time on your hands to figure that out, Brian. :p
 

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Louloubelle got #8 close enough. Can you identify the year and/or incident for each player?

Venus found one for #5 that I didn't intend. So I added Zvereva to that group.

Hints for #'s 3 and 5: 2 of the other groups might give you a clue.

Hint for #6: somewhere in this thread is a clue to the link.
 

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Number 5 - did these players all wear sunglasses on court?

Number 8 - causing stir at Wimbledon
Lori McNeil - beat defending champ Steffi 1st round
BettyAnn Stuart - her breasts spilled out of the top of her dress.
Monica Seles - pulling out in 1991?
Gussy Moran - wearing the frilly panties.
Maria and Katrina, I am not sure about.
 

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Brian Stewart said:
Louloubelle got #8 close enough. Can you identify the year and/or incident for each player?

Venus found one for #5 that I didn't intend. So I added Zvereva to that group.

Hints for #'s 3 and 5: 2 of the other groups might give you a clue.

Hint for #6: somewhere in this thread is a clue to the link.
I see no possible way how #3 could be anything else. :p
 

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I will guess again :p

Number 6 : Have they all won doubles titles with Chanda Rubin? If this is the answer, you can add ASV to the group:hearts: They won their first event together - the Australian Open :)
 

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#3: Did they all play at Bolletieri's? (I dont think so) :p

Did their sisters teach them the game?

Was Boston all their 1st WTA tournaments?

Did they all win their 1st ITF tournament?

I'm dying to know here... because it's hard to believe I'm stumped on Lena trivia. :p
 

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Raquel is half right on #6. (Which is why Arantxa is not on the list.) Now you just need to figure out the other half.

Leena, for #3 you have to go even further back. They didn't start out from a common place, but the places they started from share a common link. The answer to one of the other groups gives a hint what I mean by the place they "started from".
 
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