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Halep 2019 Wimbledon:

6-3 6-1 Azarenka
6-3 6-3 Gauff
7-5 6-1 Zhang
6-1 6-3 Svitolina
6-2 6-2 Serena

And these were solid and top players on grass, not like the bums met by Navratilova then. She faced awful opponents in many Slams, look at the '83 win, she didn't beat anybody! Hanika was a crap of a player, Shriver so-so and Evert at that time was old.
 

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There's a list of titles won without dropping a set on Wikipedia so I took that and removed those that were won with less than 7 matches or less than 14 sets and sorted it by least games lost:

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I was going to say there was a point in the 80s where either Graff or Martina ran the table at Wimbledon/US Open and until the Final had yet to spend more than a half hour on court for any match.

Dominance doesn't come close to describe the way they decimated lower ranked players. For them, there was only each other and maybe one or two other players that they feared. Everyone else was target practice.
 

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Halep 2019 Wimbledon:

6-3 6-1 Azarenka
6-3 6-3 Gauff
7-5 6-1 Zhang
6-1 6-3 Svitolina
6-2 6-2 Serena


And these were solid and top players on grass, not like the bums met by Navratilova then. She faced awful opponents in many Slams, look at the '83 win, she didn't beat anybody! Hanika was a crap of a player, Shriver so-so and Evert at that time was old.
That's only 5 matches though....didn't she lost a set in R3 to Buzarnescu???
 

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Much as I love Petra, what Steffi did to Natasha in the 88 RG final was on a whole different level. A truly horrific thrashing that was quite honestly hard to watch.
I probably should have noted -OF ALL TIME, I had active players only in my head when making my post, now I feel embarrassed, lol.
 

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In terms of domination AND quality of players.....Sharapova AO 2008. She went through Davenport, Vesnina, Dementieva, Henin, Jankovic and Ivanovic( the later 3 were top 10 at the time, with Henin at 1 and on a 20+ match win streak) with only ONE set going beyond 64.
It was the doping.
 

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Halep 2019 Wimbledon:

6-3 6-1 Azarenka
6-3 6-3 Gauff
7-5 6-1 Zhang
6-1 6-3 Svitolina
6-2 6-2 Serena

And these were solid and top players on grass, not like the bums met by Navratilova then. She faced awful opponents in many Slams, look at the '83 win, she didn't beat anybody! Hanika was a crap of a player, Shriver so-so and Evert at that time was old.
I'll give you Serena, but the first four are 'top players on grass'? Azarenka who has never won a title on the surface, then a junior player, then a doubles specialist who had never won a match at Wimbledon before, then a first-time slam SFist who had never so much as reached a final on any grass court before?

Sure. That's on par.
 

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Halep 2019 Wimbledon:

6-3 6-1 Azarenka
6-3 6-3 Gauff
7-5 6-1 Zhang
6-1 6-3 Svitolina
6-2 6-2 Serena

And these were solid and top players on grass, not like the bums met by Navratilova then. She faced awful opponents in many Slams, look at the '83 win, she didn't beat anybody! Hanika was a crap of a player, Shriver so-so and Evert at that time was old.
No. Just no.
 

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Halep's win at Wimbledon could've entered the top and I am amazed we can even discuss this thinking how much of a surprise her win was. But Buzarnescu could've really won that match. I saw it, I knew that Buzarnescu will give her trouble and she did. If Buzarnescu didn't have the injury that kept her away from tennis for a while the match would probably have gone her way. Everyone else Halep faced she demolished, which is again weird because Serena is on that list.
 

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What's wrong with most of you? Didn't you study history and math in school? Stop acting like tennis didn't exist before Serena or Sharapova came along.
The performances of Navratilova at the 1983 US Open and Graf at the 1988 French Open were so dominant that Serena's and Sharapova's runs don't come even close. The numbers don't lie.
 

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What's wrong with most of you? Didn't you study history and math in school? Stop acting like tennis didn't exist before Serena or Sharapova came along.
The performances of Navratilova at the 1983 US Open and Graf at the 1988 French Open were so dominant that Serena's and Sharapova's runs don't come even close. The numbers don't lie.
who did they play?
 

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Halep 2019 Wimbledon:

6-3 6-1 Azarenka
6-3 6-3 Gauff
7-5 6-1 Zhang
6-1 6-3 Svitolina
6-2 6-2 Serena

And these were solid and top players on grass, not like the bums met by Navratilova then. She faced awful opponents in many Slams, look at the '83 win, she didn't beat anybody! Hanika was a crap of a player, Shriver so-so and Evert at that time was old.
Evert at that time was 1, 1 and 9 years younger than Vika, Zhang and Serena respectively.
 

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I didnt think Halep was playing that well until she was down in set 1 vs Zhang. I expected Zhang to win after 6 or 7 games. Then she turned it around and played very well the last 2 and 1/2 matches.
 

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Its not a slam but one of the most dominant runs that I remember watching from beginning to end was Serena at the Olympics. The way she moved and hit was just beautiful. And then to just trash the other 2 members of the top 2 the way she did was amazing to watch.
 

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Halep 2019 Wimbledon:

6-3 6-1 Azarenka
6-3 6-3 Gauff
7-5 6-1 Zhang
6-1 6-3 Svitolina
6-2 6-2 Serena

And these were solid and top players on grass, not like the bums met by Navratilova then. She faced awful opponents in many Slams, look at the '83 win, she didn't beat anybody! Hanika was a crap of a player, Shriver so-so and Evert at that time was old.
How ignorant... She was not old, she was still playing with a wooden racquet at the time, unlike Nav. She was only 29. And she won slams in 1984, 85 and 86 (with a graphite racquet).
 

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I think we should stick to the thread title rather than mention the Olympics, some players don't even bother turning up for it for some reason

Nadal btw, in regards to the opening post, dropped just 37 games at the French in 2017

What's wrong with most of you? Didn't you study history and math in school? Stop acting like tennis didn't exist before Serena or Sharapova came along.
The performances of Navratilova at the 1983 US Open and Graf at the 1988 French Open were so dominant that Serena's and Sharapova's runs don't come even close. The numbers don't lie.
Navratilova US Open 1983
Round 1 v Raponi-Longo - Highest Rank 74, best slam result 2nd round, titles 0
Round 2 v Allen - Highest Ranking 65, best slam result 3rd round, titles 0
Round 3 v Gompert - Highest Ranking 18, best slam result 4th round, titles 0
Round 4 v Vasquez - Highest Ranking 66. best slam result 4th round, 0 titles
Quarter Finals v Hanika - Highest Ranking 5, best slam result final, 6 titles
Semi Finals v Shriver - Highest Ranking 3, best slam result final, 21 titles
Final v Evert - Highest ranking 1, best slam result win, 157 titles

Sharapova Australia 2008
Round 1 v Tosic - Highest Rank 32, best slam result 3rd round, titles 0
Round 2 v Davenport - Highest Ranking 1, best slam result won, titles 55
Round 3 v Vesnina - Highest Ranking 13, best slam result Semi final, titles 3
Round 4 v Dementieva - Highest Ranking 3. best slam result final, 16 titles
Quarter Finals v Henin- Highest Ranking 1, best slam result won, 43 titles
Semi Finals v Jankovic - Highest Ranking 1, best slam result final, 15 titles
Final v Evert - Highest ranking 1, best slam result win, 15 titles


In terms of overall quality, Sharapova clear winner.
 

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Somebody had to include the Halep Wimbledon run.

It’s completely Fake News, ignoring the first two hard rounds against Sasnovich and Buzarnescu.

Why do Halep fans always try to build her up to be a dominant player, which she never was and never will be? Can‘t you be happy with the two slams?
 
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