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Sue Barker 1976 French Open
Kerry Melville Reid 1977 Australian Open
Mima Jaušovec 1977 French Open
Chris O'Neil 1978 Australian Open
Virginia Ruzici 1978 French Open
Barbara Jordan 1979 Australian Open
Gabriela Sabatini 1990 US Open
Conchita Martínez 1994 Wimbledon
Iva Majoli 1997 French Open
Jana Novotná 1998 Wimbledon
Anastasia Myskina 2004 French Open
Ana Ivanovic 2008 French Open
Francesca Schiavone 2010 French Open
Samantha Stosur 2011 US Open
Marion Bartoli 2013 Wimbledon
Flavia Pennetta 2015 US Open
Jeļena Ostapenko 2017 French Open
Sloane Stephens 2017 US Open
Caroline Wozniacki 2018 Australian Open



My Ranking
1 Caroline Wozniacki
2 Conchita Martinez
3 Garbiela Sabatini
4 Jana Novotna
5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Sue Barker
7 Kerry Melville Reid
8 Anastasia Myskina
9 Mima Jausovec
10 Virginia Ruzici
11 Francesca Schiavone
12 Samantha Stosur
13 Marion Bartoli

14 Flavia Pennetta
15 Sloane Stephens
16 Iva Majoli
17 Jelena Ostapenko
18 Barbara Jordan
19 Chris O'Neil

*bold means still active

*edited switched the order a little

*edited changed the title from "Wonders" to "Winners" :eek:h:
 
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Because of the ridiculous match vs Jana Fett, Halep on her deathbed in hospital a day before the final & cake walk draw Woz must be up there.

CSN defeated Kontaveit from a set and 1-4 i think?
Svitolina no show vs Mertens..

Two major threats avoided...

It's actually quite unbelievable how it all worked out so perfectly for Woz.
 

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Because of the ridiculous match vs Jana Fett, Halep in a hospital for dehydration 4 hours a day before the final & cake walk draw Woz must be up there.: lol:
meh.

I'm not a big Woz fan but I think she deserves it with the rest of her career achievements. I think it can be argued that she should be lower, but not much lower than 5 or 6.
 

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Because of the ridiculous match vs Jana Fett, Halep on her deathbed in hospital a day before the final & cake walk draw Woz must be up there.

CSN defeated Kontaveit from a set and 1-4 i think?
Svitolina no show vs Mertens..

Two major threats avoided...

It's actually quite unbelievable how it all worked out so perfectly for Woz.
It was very believable. She wins 2014 USO if Serena has 1 bad day all tournamnent. No Serena she wins this
This was 9 years after her 1st slam final and 8 years after she took #1
High level longevity and I dont see why she cant do more if she stays healthy
9th in all time weeks at #1, and counting. Top 4 in career prize money, 28 titles, at least one in 11 straight years.
But I dont see the point of having a player who is the current World #1, who just won the Aussie Open and the WTA Finals, in a group of retired players. Wozniacki doing pretty well now and just 27
 
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It was very believable. She wins 2014 USO if Serena has 1 bad day all tournamnent. No Serena she wins this
This was 9 years after her 1st slam final and 8 years after she took #1
High level longevity and I dont see why she cant do more if she stays healthy

I highly doubt she will get this lucky in a slam again...
 

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I highly doubt she will get this lucky in a slam again...
Most of these majors are decided by draw. Nobody thinks Schiavone, Stephens Bartoli and on and on were going thru a tough draw
As long as Caroline is a contender ( and she has played in 7 slam semis) she's okay
 

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Most of these majors are decided by draw. Nobody thinks Schiavone, Stephens Bartoli and on and on were going thru a tough draw
As long as Caroline is a contender ( and she has played in 7 slam semis) she's okay
Bartoli had wins over the greats in majors though, especially at Wimbledon.

Defeated Henin & Serena.

Is Sharapova regarded as one of the greats now? I'm not so sure... career tainted by drug scandal and she is the only multiple major winner Woz has beaten in slams.
 

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1. Caroline Wozniacki 2018 Australian Open
2. Gabriela Sabatini 1990 US Open
3. Ana Ivanovic 2008 French Open
4. Jana Novotná 1998 Wimbledon
5. Conchita Martínez 1994 Wimbledon
6. Anastasia Myskina 2004 French Open
7. Kerry Melville Reid 1977 Australian Open
8. Iva Majoli 1997 French Open
9. Samantha Stosur 2011 US Open
10. Marion Bartoli 2013 Wimbledon
11. Sue Barker 1976 French Open
12. Virginia Ruzici 1978 French Open
13. Francesca Schiavone 2010 French Open
14. Flavia Pennetta 2015 US Open
15. Mima Jaušovec 1977 French Open
16. Jeļena Ostapenko 2017 French Open
17. Sloane Stephens 2017 US Open
18. Chris O'Neil 1978 Australian Open
19. Barbara Jordan 1979 Australian Open

Stephens and Ostapenko should probably rise, but so far...
 

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Sharapova won 5 majors and is 0-2 v Caroline in majors. Wozniacki beat Kuznetsova(2x) and Pennetta at majors. Schiavone, Jankovic, she has a lot of slam wins, I'd have to look it all up
 

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Sharapova won 5 majors and is 0-2 v Caroline in majors. Wozniacki beat Kuznetsova(2x) and Pennetta at majors. Schiavone, Jankovic, she has a lot of slam wins, I'd have to look it all up
Kuznetsova & Azarenka but they are obviously not in the same class as Serena & Henin.
 

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Contenders
Sue Barker 1976 French Open
Kerry Melville Reid 1977 Australian Open
Mima Jaušovec 1977 French Open
Chris O'Neil 1978 Australian Open
Virginia Ruzici 1978 French Open
Barbara Jordan 1979 Australian Open
Gabriela Sabatini 1990 US Open
Conchita Martínez 1994 Wimbledon
Iva Majoli 1997 French Open
Jana Novotná 1998 Wimbledon
Anastasia Myskina 2004 French Open
Ana Ivanovic 2008 French Open
Francesca Schiavone 2010 French Open
Samantha Stosur 2011 US Open
Marion Bartoli 2013 Wimbledon
Flavia Pennetta 2015 US Open
Jeļena Ostapenko 2017 French Open
Sloane Stephens 2017 US Open
Caroline Wozniacki 2018 Australian Open
 
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Sabatini would double bagel Woz even at her age now

Best by far on that list. No one comes close
 

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1. Myskina
2. Sabatini


the rest....
 

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Sharapova won 5 majors and is 0-2 v Caroline in majors. Wozniacki beat Kuznetsova(2x) and Pennetta at majors. Schiavone, Jankovic, she has a lot of slam wins, I'd have to look it all up
And how's that relevant? :scratch: Sometimes, it seems to me as if you use every opportunity you get to spur out irrelevant facts just to make Wozniacki look good.
 

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And how's that relevant? :scratch: Sometimes, it seems to me as if you use every opportunity you get to spur out irrelevant facts just to make Wozniacki look good.
Someone asked what great players did Caroline beat at majors. Read the previous page
We are discussing the best players with 1 major. I said, she is still only 27 and won AO & YEC in her last 3 events
But in these 4 months until the next major, she can close the gap on Davenport in weeks at #1. Under 30 weeks to go
Then Henin, who took her name off the list when she could have had more, so she is potentially reachable also if Caroline stays #1 for a while
But in slams, Caroline is the slam winner in 2018. Also, Roger
I enjoy these discussions!
 

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Sabatini would double bagel Woz even at her age now

Best by far on that list. No one comes close
Finally somebody taking some sense in this mess. Sabatini had to deal with a prime Steffi Graf and a prime Monica Seles, plus a slight past her best Martina Navratilova her whole career and these people compare her to Wozniacki, who is farkin 2-20 against Serena, Venus and Clijsters. :SNE:
 

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Again, I don't see how all these names fit the same pocket. People who had won many more tournaments, reached the top of the WTA rankings, played multiple slam finals, are not exactly one slam wonders. "Wonder" should be someone who was a total... wonder... when winning slam, or when you look at how they have done in their career overall.
You're hitting on the reason these discussions can be interesting. Sometimes a player is in a very difficult era and they dont have the same quality numbers as other players.
In this era, we had some slam winners who dont contend at mandatories and most premier 5's. Then there are players like Wozniacki, Halep and Radwanska who are in a lot of big WTA finals
Now finally Wozniacki moved into the slam winners group, and her numbers in WTA events and time spent at #1 dwarf a lot of these players who won a major or 2
 

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To me not all 1 slam winners are one slam wonders -- altho I admit it's difficult to hard-define and split all and put them in neat two boxes.

One could try and say some are "expected" or even underachievers, while others are indeed wonders and miracles.
Agreed.


Schiavone is a one slam wonder. Bartoli is a one slam wonder.

Caroline Wozniacki is not.

Sam Stosur is harder to define. Jelena Ostapenko- too early to tell.
 

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well it's wording. in the scope of whether or not they won slams, you can say they are all "wonders" since they all just one won slam.
 
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