Most Impressive Women's Tennis Achivements

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  1. noeledmonds

    noeledmonds Professional

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    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)
     
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  2. Andres

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    Navratilova's 20.000 titles, between singles and doubles :p
     
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  3. rod_b

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    Kournikova's "Most Photographed Body Without Ever Winning Anything" acheivement. :p
     
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  4. scineram

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    In Singles.
     
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  5. avmoghe

    avmoghe Semi-Pro

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    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?
     
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  6. noeledmonds

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    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.
     
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  7. Warriorroger

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

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    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.
     
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  9. ne1410is

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    What about Serena's Serena Slam?
     
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  10. Condoleezza

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

    Condi
     
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  11. breakfast_of_champions

    breakfast_of_champions Banned

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    how bout maria clearing $30 million in yearly earnings.
     
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  12. lacoster

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    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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    STARCRAFT II REPLAYS
     
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  13. ne1410is

    ne1410is Guest

    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.
     
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  14. wildbill88AA

    wildbill88AA Banned

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

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    How about Dr. Richard Raskind getting "fixed" and then playing in the WOMAN'S draw at the U.S. Open?
    :)
     
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  16. wildbill88AA

    wildbill88AA Banned

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    ya, played mixed doubles with himself right?
     
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  17. LarougeNY

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    Two Names. Steffi Graf. Margret Smith Court.
     
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  18. Midlife crisis

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    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.
     
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  19. ne1410is

    ne1410is Guest

    naw, i was just talking about the serena slam.
     
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