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Old 12-17-2012, 05:26 PM   #1627
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Originally Posted by boredone3456 View Post
Doris Hart (18 majors finals, won 6) should be somewhere in there
As should Lottie Dodd and maybe Blanche Bingley

Tier 1: Navratilova, Graf, Evert, Court, Wills, Lenglen
Tier 2: Serena, Connolly, King
Tier 3: Seles, Bueno, Marble, Hart, Henin
Tier 4: Venus, Chambers, Goolagong, DuPont, Brough, Mallory
Tier 5 : Hingis, Gibson, Dodd, Bingley, Sharapova

Honorable mentions to Mandlikova, Davenport, Vicario, Fry, Wade, Helen Hull Jacobs
Sorry I knew there was someone else I was forgetting. Yes I would definitely bput Hart in the same tier as DuPont and Brough, however I dont think I would put her in a higher tier than them. In fact most of her career DuPont and Brough were considered superior to her, so even if she is better than them, it isnt by much.

I also think Tier 5 is bit too low for Gibson. What she had to overcome to reach the top was incredible, and she was truly a trailblazer for future black women in the game.

Serena probably is tier 2 now but is already the best of tier 2 and will have to be included in tier 1 very soon I predict.
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