Martina Navratilova: Shut Up

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by AngieB, May 2, 2013.

  1. Bryguy011

    Bryguy011 New User

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    Sorry we disagree Seles had won 8 of the last 11 slams she played ..in the last three years she was dominating the sport and had the edge that's why she was number one in fact I really believe she had a shot at winning Wimbledon in 92 if not for the grunt BS.respectively I hear this argument all the time from Graf fans ( btw maybe you are not a fan don't know) but I agree it was a true rivalry and I am sure grAf would have beat Seles but Seles was the better player numbers don't lie ....my point on the head to head was Monica was 15 when they played three times in 89 when she was barely 100 pounds had no serve and was playing part time so of course Graf was better she was the number one and dominating the sport ...it takes time to develop a game ( even back then) so the wins would come later on against the top players if you are good enough...
     
  2. Bryguy011

    Bryguy011 New User

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    Good point on the 92 Wimbledon and Martina stupid antics ..Graf though did threatened to complain in the final in her post semi conference so she is not exactly blameless
     
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  3. pat200

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    i dont blame either, i would do the same if i had someone scream-grunting the other side of the net. seles ushered a new generation of screechers in the game making many wta matches unwatchable (and yes there are many atp matches too but we are talking about wta here)
     
  4. roger presley

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    Agree.
     
  5. the green god

    the green god Semi-Pro

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    Hello Bryguy011/julesb.
     
  6. 70後

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    You are right. I had forgotten this.
     
  7. mattosgrant

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    The only way Monica was ever winning the 92 Wimbledon final was to pull a Tonya Harding on Graf. That is Monica's only time past the quarters of Wimbledon and in 3 matches combined vs Graf (including 1 exhibition) she managed a total 7 games in 6 sets.
     
  8. pat200

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    which exhibition match are you talking about? it would be interesting to have a thread that lists all the available/known exhibitions that the greats have played against each other and the results of those.
     
  9. markwillplay

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    I guess I am in the minority. I remember watching monica and stephie play and monica had her number. Plain and simple. I could not stand her screeching and hated it when she would beat stephie, but beat her she did. I agree with Martina. No way stephie would have gotten the better of monica in the slams...no way.
     
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