Originally Posted by PDJ
I too am struggling with Williams being placed in the top 5 & whilst i appreciate the arguments made for this i don't think they are enough to topple those that most include above her.
Re the Jordan match, by the time john Lloyd had asked the AELTC for a day's grace it was too late as the Order of Play had already been released. A rule that remains today.
Most do place Serena atleast in the top 5. Even Navratilova who hates Serena said publicly Serena was top 5 all time after Wimbledon 2009, and she has obviously achieved a ton since then. The only players a reasonable sum of people might place above her are Graf, Court, Navratilova, and Evert. Basically nobody argues people like King, Seles, Connolly, or Lenglen being above her at this point. The only other one some argue might be Wills. If you have Serena outside the top 5 though you are in the minority, not the majority.