Why don't more of the top singles players play Mixed Doubles at the majors any more? It seems like it would be a great place to work on net positioning and approach shots, and the complete game.
The Triple Crown, as it is known, was accomplished by both Margaret Court and Billie Jean King before Martina did it. Margaret actually did it twice, if memory serves correctly- at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.bandabou said:Yeah, I want Serena to join Martina N as the only three-discipline career GS winners!!
So the media is giving the wrong info?!alfajeffster said:The Triple Crown, as it is known, was accomplished by both Margaret Court and Billie Jean King before Martina did it. Margaret actually did it twice, if memory serves correctly- at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
I'm still a little confused- winning all three titles at all four majors in the same calendar year?mishar said:
That site is a nightmare to navigate! Well, good to hear you played mixed and won- so many people neglect mixed doubles, and I think it's a hell of a lot of fun.DA FOREHAND said:LOL...errrr no I dont think so.
look up the Kappa tournament...
Not really! Three are three players who have the triple crown career Grand Slams: Doris Hart (1948 - 1955), Margaret Court (1960 - 1975), and Martina Navratilova (1974 - 2003).mishar said:
QueenLindsay, your point is well taken, but also think that the tennis purist fans among us may argue the other way. However, I am one of those fans who do not put too much stock into making equal two seemingly equal things that are not actually equal. That is, winning a Grand Slam in the pre-Open Era was certainly not the same as winning a Grand Slam in the more competitive Open Era of, say 1980's, which in turn was not the same as winning a Grand Slam in the much more competitive era today.QUEENLINDSAY said:I dont think we need to include those 1940's, 50's!!!
come on!!!!! how many players do we have then? and as far as i know, only invited players, elite people can join them. Lets just concentrate on the OPEN Era.
Actually most of the top mens doubles players play(ed) in the mixed regularly. eg the woodies, the bryans, paes, bjorkman among others. TTennisHack said:Well, a lot of top women play singles and women's doubles, so why play 3 events if the other two are so time-intensive? Not to mention the payout for mixed doubs is beyond ridiculous.
Plus, to play mixed doubles, you have to play with a man, and there aren't exactly a lot of men chomping at the bit to play mixed.