Kathy Jordan for HOF

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  1. dirtballer

    dirtballer Professional

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    Kathy Jordan holds the career grand slam in women's doubles. She has a total of 7 Grand Slam doubles titles (5 women's doubles and 2 mixed doubles). She was also a finalist in once Grand Slam singles, losing a close match to Martina N. I think she at least deserves consideration for the Hall of Fame.
     
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  2. kiki

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    Kathy was one of the most exciting players of the 80´s and a great representative of S&V tennis.She was very talented ( but unconsistent) and it would be great if she had more recognition.And she is a class act.

    One of the 4 female players I really supported in that decade ( Hana,Andrea,Bettina and Kathy: 2 European and 2 US...), excepting of course, 1980 Evonne.So, I will be a bit biassed on that ( and I am a fervent pro doubles activst)
     
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  3. suwanee4712

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    I have a ton of respect for KJ as both a singles player and a doubles player. She was a thorn in everyone's side. She also was a big part of the old Eastbourne players' skit, along with Elise Burgin and Marcella Mesker.

    To me, she was one of the most ideal doubles partners. She passes the test of a great doubles player by winning slams with multiple partners, and giving Martina several defeats on the doubles court.

    I hope that one day both Jordan and Sukova will make it into the HOF on the strength of their doubles record.
     
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  4. conway

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    Sukova I would like to see in the HOF due to her combined singles/doubles career, even if neither one individually would be enough. Jordan has no place in the HOF though. Very good player, great lady, but no business in the HOF, even with their lax standards of today. Someone like Conchita Martinez should be in the HOF before either Sukova or Jordan, and I am not sure even she will get in, so I don't like any of their chances (and Jordan's chances are precisely 0 IMO, unless she someday makes it in the builders category or something).
     
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  5. kiki

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    Bunge,Jaeger,Jordan,Mandlikova..the early 80´s were certainly very classy, weren´t they?
     
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  6. dondropshot

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    I'm sorry. I'll have to veto your request. Just kidding! They haven't given me veto power... yet.

    I don't think I have a snobby bone in my head -- except where the THoF is concerned. I have trouble with doubles specialists, no matter how successful, being enshrined. I don't think Pam Shriver should be enshrined, and I remember what a great singles player she was.

    In the words of my favorite military hero, Captain Obvious, "Doubles ain't singles." He's right. Half the court to cover, plus another person helping you. Even Bud Collins has won big deal doubles title(s)!

    The secret of playing successful doubles: get a great partner. I'd rather see Rosie Casals inducted rather than Jordan or Shriver. Unless she already is. Too lazy to check right now. Anyway, take care. ;9)B
     
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