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I was wondering what you guys believe is the strongest ever top 10. I haven't been around tennis a long time, but I think that this is a pretty strong top 10 this year.

1. Lindsay Davenport - Didn't win a slam in 2001, but edged out Jennifer Capriati by 11 points, to capture a suprising #1 ranking. Also lead the world with 7 titles.

2. Jennifer Capriati - Completed an amazing comeback, winning 2 grand Slams, and finishing off with the most consistant slam record.

3. Venus Williams - Dominated the end of the 2001 season, defending both Wimbledon and US Open Championships. Regarded as many to be the "true" #1 one.

4. Martina Hingis - Despite winning 0 Slams, consistancy proved to be helpful, as she held the top rank for the majority of the year.

5. Kim Clijsters - Had Capriati on the ropes in the French Final. Hard to believe she is so young.

6. Serena Williams - played only 10 tournaments, but reached the Historic Open Final, and won the season ending Chase.

7. Justine Henin - Used pretty shots and a no die attitude to reach the Wimby finals, and won three tournaments.

8. Jelena Dokic - Ending the season strongly, reaching a career best. Also won three tournaments.

9. Amelie Mauresmo - Quietly won four tournaments this year. Can beat any one on a good day.

10. Monica Seles - Improved fitness at the end of the year, helped Monica four tournaments, compiling a 40-10 record.

In the top ten alone, there 6 Grand Slam champions, all multiple champs, excluding Serena Williams. Mauresmo, Henin, Clijsters are all Grand Slam finalists, with Jelena being a Semifinalist at best.

No one seems to be safe when they face eachother. It seems that anyone can beat anyone, even inside the top 20. No one truly dominated the tour such as Martina N or Chris Evert, or even Martina Hingis a few years back. What do you think? Could this be one of the strongest Top 10?
 

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I agree that there is a bit more unpredictability about results and upsets than there used to be but I think that in terms of talent there have been far stronger top tens in the past.

For example, in the early nineties, which is about as far back as I can remember clearly, the top ten included: Graf, Seles, ASV, Navratilova, Sabatini, Capriati, Martinez, Novotna, Fernandez - although some of them had yet to win grand slams, they were all playing well enough to do so (Fernandez was reaching GS finals).
 

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Golly, that would have been awesome to see! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> The game sure has changed.
 

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I think your right Brunof-especially if Henin, Clijsters, and Dokic follow through on theit promise.

1975 was a pretty strong year too. Just look at this!

1. Evert <br />2. King<br />3. Goolagong<br />4. Navratilova<br />5. Wade<br />6. Court<br />7. Morozova<br />8. Richey<br />9. Durr<br />10. Casals

<br />7 of those 10 had already won slams-one(Navratilova) was just starting her climb to greatness, and even nonslammers Morozova and Casals made 2 slam finals each.

Kart's 1990-91 top 10 looks tough too, since Martinez, Novotna, and Capriati all went on to win big titles.
 

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1992 for me Hun!

1. Seles<br />2. Graf<br />3. Sabatini<br />4. Sanchez-V<br />5. Navratilova<br />6. Fernandez<br />7. Capriati<br />8. Martinez<br />9. Fragniere<br />10. Novotna
 

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I can't remember the year, but the best top ten has been in 90's with Graf, Seles, ASV, Navri, Martinez, MJ Fernandez, Sabatini, Novotna, Date, Pierce, Majoli, Maleeva and more...<br />I really miss that times
 
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