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my vote goes to my all time favourite, Mary Joe Fernandez

3 Slam Finals ( 2 OZ, 1 French) Darn, she should have won that French Final

very consistent to still maintain a high level tennis and was ranked in the top 10 most of her career, despite all the injuries she had

won 2 Olympic Golds in Doubles, a bronze in 92 singles and was #4 in Atlanta 96

her weakness was definately against the #1 players at different times. has a very bad record against Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Seles and Hingis
 

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I would have loved to see Mary Joe get a slam-she came VERY close in the 93 French against Steffi <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

<br />But the best player never to win a slam is IMHO Elizabeth Ryan. She was runnerup at Wimbledon twice and the US once, where she let two match points slip by in the finals. Ryan held the Wimbledon record for titles won(19) until King broke it in 1979. The drama of having her all-time record broken was too much for Ryan, who died at the very Wimbledon where King passed her.

Best recent woman never to win a slam would have to be Helena Sukova. She lost 2 Aussie and 2 Us Open finals.
 

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It's so nice not to have to put Jana Novotna & Goran Ivanisevic on this list any more... <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

But yes, I'd agree with Helena Sukova. Also Anke Huber & Natasha Zvereva. Natasha, I think just got completely demoralised by that 6-0 6-0 defeat in the FO final by Steffi. And Anke by her defeat in the Oz Open final by Monica. I get the feeling that if either of them had managed to win their first slam final they'd have followed it up with other wins.
 

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mary joe and ines gorrochategui <br />argentino <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />
 

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mary joe <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" />
 

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amanda coetzer-still in top 16 at 30 and at the height of 5/2 and the weight of 113, tier 1's<br />manuela maleeva-great results,plenty of titles, godd records v.s. top players, consistent,tier 1's<br />nathalie tuaziat-grandslam final, numerous titles, tier 1''s<br />anke huber- grandslam finals,medals,tier 1's, good head to heads<br />mary joe farnandez-plenty of grandslam finals,tier 1;s, consistent
 

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Jo Durie DAMN INJURIES! <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />
 

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Same here, my all time favourite Mary Joe Fernandez <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Does anyone have news on her? Here in Germany I'm lost.
 

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!!!!!!!!!ANKE HUBER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe Amelie Mauresmo, she is a great player, but doesn't perform well on GS!

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Elena Dementieva!! :worship:
 
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