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Old 10-08-2012, 10:35 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by NadalAgassi View Post
She has a Grand Slam but so do Steffi Graf and Maureen Connolly, and Graf is who most rate as the GOAT anyway it seems. Martina Navratilova who many also rate as the female GOAT won 6 slams in a row which some rate as valuable as the true Grand Slam.
Remember thought that Court also won 6 majors in a row, the 1969 US Open, the 1970 grand slam and then the 1971 Australian Open.

You can argue that Court's 6 majors in a row with a calendar grand slam in 1969-1971 is better than both Navrtilova's 6 majors in a row with no calendar grand slam in 1983-1984, and Graf's 5 majors in a row with a calendar grand slam in 1988-1989.

In those days, the grand slam was seen as the holy grail of tennis and after she won 3 out of the 4 majors in 1962, 1965 and 1969, people were wondering if she had missed her best opportunities to win all 4 in one year, but of course she proved them wrong the following year.
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