Originally Posted by galain
Not sure about performance through a whole tournament, but if we're looking at finals it's hard to go past Steffi beating Natasha Zvereva a few years ago. That was like watching a baby seal getting clubbed.
How about Steffi's entire 1988 French Open path of destruction? I'm not looking at the records but I think she destroyed all of her opponents with the exception of Gaby in the semis. But even Gaby couldn't get a set off of her. In hindsight, that might have been Gaby's best chance to win the French in her entire career. I never would have guessed that back then though as I was sure that Gaby would win multiple French titles.
Seems like Steffi destroyed most of her opposition at the 1989 Australian as well, including a 6-3, 6-0 thrashing of Gaby in the semis. Martina's run through 1983 Wimbledon was similarly brutal.