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noeledmonds
02-27-2007, 04:50 AM
In no particular order:

* Graff's Golden Grand Slam

* Navratilova's Boxed Set (All singles, doubles and mixed doubles GS titles)

* Navratilova's 74 match winning streak

* Evert's 125 match winning streak on Clay

* Navratilova's 6 straight Grand Slams

* Graf's 4 of every singles Grand Slams

* Navratiloca's 6 straight wimbledons, and 9 (singles) titles in all

* Graf's 22 open-era singles slams in 17 years

*Smith Court's 24 singles slams including 11 AO titles

* Navratilova's endless doubles records (e.g. 31 womens GS titles, 109 match winning streak with Pam, 8 straight slam titles)

Andres
02-27-2007, 04:54 AM
Navratilova's 20.000 titles, between singles and doubles :p

rod_b
02-27-2007, 06:28 AM
Kournikova's "Most Photographed Body Without Ever Winning Anything" acheivement. :p

scineram
02-28-2007, 01:36 AM
Most Photographed Body Without Ever Winning Anything

In Singles.

avmoghe
02-28-2007, 01:46 AM
Yes, in general I find people are far too dismissive of Kournikova's acheivements. She has accomplished more than 99 percent of female tennis professionals ever will - she deserves a huge amount of credit for her tennis skills. Perhaps she didn't "deserve" all the hype, but let's not rob her of her due.

How many can claim to reaching slam semis in singles along with two grand slams and reaching world#1 in doubles?

noeledmonds
02-28-2007, 08:46 AM
Yes, in general I find people are far too dismissive of Kournikova's acheivements. She has accomplished more than 99 percent of female tennis professionals ever will - she deserves a huge amount of credit for her tennis skills. Perhaps she didn't "deserve" all the hype, but let's not rob her of her due.

How many can claim to reaching slam semis in singles along with two grand slams and reaching world#1 in doubles?

Yes I too agree with this. Even on singles alone she is not as poor as everyone makes out. Reaching grand slam semifinals is no easy achivement (this puts here and the same level of GS achivement as someone like Henman). Her image did "outperform" her game, but really she was more than just a pretty face.

Warriorroger
02-28-2007, 08:57 AM
Yes, in general I find people are far too dismissive of Kournikova's acheivements. She has accomplished more than 99 percent of female tennis professionals ever will - she deserves a huge amount of credit for her tennis skills. Perhaps she didn't "deserve" all the hype, but let's not rob her of her due.

How many can claim to reaching slam semis in singles along with two grand slams and reaching world#1 in doubles?

Agreed, but the post is about greatest achievements and Anna doesn't belong in this thread.

jjames
02-28-2007, 09:15 AM
don't forget elizabeth ryan for most titles

193 singles
255 doubles
214 mixed

652 total titles

chris evert's career .900 win/loss and losing just 12 games in the entire 1976 USO is also noteable, if not ridiculous.

ne1410is
02-28-2007, 10:40 AM
What about Serena's Serena Slam?

Condoleezza
02-28-2007, 10:45 AM
What about Serena's Serena Slam?


You mean Serena's Martina Slam or Serena's Steffi's-2nd-best Slam?

Condi

breakfast_of_champions
02-28-2007, 11:14 AM
how bout maria clearing $30 million in yearly earnings.

lacoster
02-28-2007, 04:24 PM
Hingis: youngest ever (male or female) to:

-reach #1 at age 16
-win GS title at age 15
-win GS junior title at age 12
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ne1410is
02-28-2007, 05:06 PM
yeah the serena slam. lol and yes, i remember hingis' victory at 16. blah, she beat my mary. :( altho i remember people dropping dead because it was such an oppressive heat wave at the time. conditioning played a lot into it.

wildbill88AA
02-28-2007, 06:11 PM
What about Serena's Serena Slam?

and the margaret court slam, and mareen connelly slam, and chris evert slam, and navratilova slam, and, and justine henin slam (next)

Dedans Penthouse
02-28-2007, 06:18 PM
How about Dr. Richard Raskind getting "fixed" and then playing in the WOMAN'S draw at the U.S. Open?
:-)

wildbill88AA
02-28-2007, 06:30 PM
How about Dr. Richard Raskind getting "fixed" and then playing in the WOMAN'S draw at the U.S. Open?
:-)


ya, played mixed doubles with himself right?

LarougeNY
02-28-2007, 06:48 PM
Two Names. Steffi Graf. Margret Smith Court.

Midlife crisis
02-28-2007, 09:43 PM
How about that Steffi Graf is the only player, man or woman, to defend her title at each of the Grand Slams, and not only did she do it once, she's done it at least twice at each Grand Slam. She's also won each Grand Slam at least four times.

ne1410is
03-01-2007, 08:01 AM
naw, i was just talking about the serena slam.