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When I was sifting through my old tennis stats some numbers caught my eye: How YOUNG top ranked female tennis players were in earlier years compared to today!

Comparison among top 40 players (my old stats had only those):

1) February 2005:

30+ years: 5 (Farina Elia, Frazier, Pierce, Martinez, Raymond)
28+ years: 13 (plus Davenport, Capriati, Likhovtseva, Suarez, Sugiyama, Maleeva, Asagoe, Smashnova)
22- years: 12
teenagers: 4 (Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Golovin, Safina)


2) December 1995:

30+ years: 3 (Garrison, Sukova, McNeil)
28+ years: 6 (plus Wiesner, Werdel, Tauziat)
**** NO 28+ players among top 20!!!****
22- years: 17
teenagers: 3 (Majoli, Davenport, Hingis)
**** teenagers ALL won slams later!!!****


3) December 1988:

30+ years: 2 (Evert, Navi)
28+ years: 3 (plus Hanika)
**** only THREE players 28 or older!!!****
22- years: 24
teenagers: 13 (Graf, Sabatini, Zvereva, MJ Fernandez, ASV etc.)
**** THIRTEEN teens!!!****


4) December 1982:

30+ years: 3 (Turnbull, King, Goolagong)
**** BJK and Evonne still played in 82!!!****
28+ years: 5 (+ Evert, Russell)
22- years: 23
teenagers: 13 (Jaeger, Bunge, Rinaldi, Garrison, Leand, Kohde, Sukova, Temesvari etc.; NO-ONE of them ever won a slam)

So the teens had almost vanished in 95 already compared to 82 & 88.
But the old-timers (28+) took over only post-95.

Amazing ...
 
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That is interesting :)

There's hope for Els yet :eek:
 

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interesting post.
time flies (except for Martina, who is ageless...)
 

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tennislover said:
interesting post.
time flies (except for Martina, who is ageless...)

I'd like Steffi and Martina to play one last match on Wimbledon's centre court. Live on TV world-wide!

Or perhaps better without any public. They could tell us later.
 

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Calimero377 said:
I'd like Steffi and Martina to play one last match on Wimbledon's centre court. Live on TV world-wide!

Or perhaps better without any public. They could tell us later.
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Calimero377 said:
I'd like Steffi and Martina to play one last match on Wimbledon's centre court. Live on TV world-wide!

Or perhaps better without any public. They could tell us later.
Interestingly, martina has been quoted as wanting the same thing!
Very thought-provoking stats about age, Calimero377. I wonder what the 70's looked like??
 

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Smashnova-Pistolesi looks much older
 

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Calimero377 said:
I'd like Steffi and Martina to play one last match on Wimbledon's centre court. Live on TV world-wide!

Or perhaps better without any public. They could tell us later.
Nah, I'd rather see Steffi beat Martina than hear Martina's excuses as to why she lost. :p Steffi doesn't grunt, so she can't use that excuse. :tape:
 

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no you have to televise it - i would also like to see alicia whip macs but on the court :D
 

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I keep saying that navs participation on the tour is important cos she rewites the rule book on how well you can play as you get older.

She is pushing 50 and her performance at the aus opsn (qf doubles, sf mixed) was a dissapointment!!!!!!!! That says a lot about how good she is. More important it says how players can stay at the top for longer then they realize.

Sure not every player want to keep playing that long, but I get tired with the "if ur 27, u need someone to take u out and shoot u" attitude form some performers and commentators.
 

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RANK Nation 11-Apr POINTS
1 Lindsay Davenport USA 44 5163
2 Maria Sharapova RUS 4892
3 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 4808
4 Serena Williams USA 4174
5 Elena Dementieva RUS 50 3633
6 Anastasia Myskina RUS 1 3455
7 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 3323
8 Alicia Molik AUS 2585.75
9 Venus Williams USA 50 2369
10 Vera Zvonareva RUS 1 2179

11 Jennifer Capriati USA 2150
12 Nadia Petrova RUS 50 1943
13 Patty Schnyder SUI 46 1597
14 Elena Bovina RUS 1546
15 Nathalie Dechy FRA 1498
16 Elena Likhovtseva RUS 1 1410.75
17 Kim Clijsters BEL 1371
18 Silvia Farina Elia ITA 1 1319
19 Francesca Schiavone ITA 1312
20 Shinobu Asagoe JPN 46 1254.75

21 Jelena Jankovic SCG 1 1228.25
22 Ai Sugiyama JPN 56 1211
23 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 1210
24 Tatiana Golovin FRA 67 1199.75
25 Karolina Sprem CRO 1138
26 Mary Pierce FRA 33 1098
27 Paola Suarez ARG 1061
28 Fabiola Zuluaga COL 29 1033.25
29 Magdalena Maleeva BUL 1018
30 Flavia Pennetta ITA 983.75

31 Amy Frazier USA 1 956
32 Marion Bartoli FRA 953.25
33 Anna Smashnova ISR 822
34 Virginie Razzano FRA 1 810.5
35 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL 75 808
36 Ana Ivanovic SCG 800.75
37 Dinara Safina RUS 789
38 Gisela Dulko ARG 781.5
39 Evgenia Linetskaya RUS 780.25
40 Nicole Vaidisova CZE 94 778.5

April 2005:

30+ years: 4 (Farina Elia, Frazier, Pierce, Maleeva, )
20-25 years: 18
teenagers: 7 (Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Golovin,Ivanovic, Safina,Linetskaya, Vaidisova).
 

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I'd love for Steffi to whoop Martina Nav.'s ass on the grass. GO STEFFI.
 
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RenaSlam588 said:
I'd love for Steffi to whoop Martina Nav.'s ass on the grass. GO STEFFI.
Martina 9 Wimbledon titles
Graf 7 Wimbledon titles
:p :p :p
 

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Cali, where are you?
 

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tennislover said:
Martina 9 Wimbledon titles
Graf 7 Wimbledon titles
:p :p :p
Steffi-greatest singles player of all time.
Martina- STILL PLAYING nearing the age of 50.

Sad.
 

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RenaSlam588 said:
Steffi-greatest singles player of all time.
Martina- STILL PLAYING nearing the age of 50.

Sad.

Renaslam - Still posting bullshit. Sad.
 

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Martina rewrote the rulebook around playing until you are older.. more players are following suit.. Good to see..

I'd much prefer her do that then retire at 30, have babies then follow her hubby on tour like some groupie.
 
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