Originally Posted by kiki
Evert was incredible even if not playing well.Like Borg, her consistency won her 90% of matches.
Most champions had a range from A+ to C or on their report cards. Of course there were a hell of a lot more A+'s than C's. Evert's was more like an A to a B -, if that makes sense. You had to bring an 'A' game and pray, she brought her B game, assuming you weren't a Navratilova or Mandlikova with the capacity for A+ tennis for two full sets. With Martina, if you were very lucky she might
bring her C+ game or revert to one somewhere in the match for a while. With Chris she was more likely to start with 'B' tennis, but the GPA only ever went up in a second set. Very depressing reality, if you saw either of them in your draw.