Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
LOL which opponents were those, must have been early round opponents (which before the late 90s always sucked in womens tennis anyway). Even back then she never dominated Graf, Navratilova, Sabatini, Capriati (she actually lost a combined 11 matches to that quartet in 91-early 93 alone, her 2.2 year all time peak, in something like only 30 combined matches), or Novotna to that extent, and rarely even her pigeons like Fernandez, Sanchez, Maleeva zzzsters to that extent either. In terms of sheer destructiveness and domination Graf, Navratilova, and Serena were scarier at their best than Seles at hers IMO. I dont think Seles even ever won a single slam without dropping a set, and in 3 of her 6 slam wins in 91-92 she was 2 points from losing in a match.
So she lost 11 matches in a little more than two years.
Another way of putting that is this:
From January 1991 through February 1993, Seles won 22 titles and reached 33 finals out of the 34 tournaments she played. She compiled a 159–12 win-loss record (92.9% winning percentage), including a 55–1 win-loss record (98%) in Grand Slam tournaments -
all done between the age of 17 to 19.......
Not too shabby from where I see it.
Would she had been even better at 20, 21, 22, 23? Very likely. But we'll never know.