Originally Posted by boredone3456
I think for the women you could argue any of maybe 8 women for tops in this category. When Connolly, Court and Graf won their calender year slams they were seen as unstoppable. Same for Martina when she ripped through 6 in a row and for Serena during the Serena slam. Lenglen and Moody were so much better than everyone else in their time they could beat them down on a bad day. Evert was so darn consistent that even her bad days looked phenomenal. I guess if I tried to take a totally objective look and totally throw out accomplishment I might rank them like this
6. Connolly (she was so young..I think sans accident her best was actually yet to come)
7. Evert (I cannot believe I am putting her here but well...I can't say she can go higher?)
8. Moody (OK maybe here I took her match with Lenglen into account)
That's just ranking those 8. Then there are people like King, Seles, Henin, Bueno, Venus, Goolagong..
Heck I could honestly make arguments for people like Davenport or Mandlikova who achieved way less but when they clicked were just stellar to watch.
boredone, I believe that the difference between Lenglen and Moody should not be so big. Willd Moody was unbeaten for eight years...