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    Martina Navratilova won 21 WTA Finals (8 singles, 13 doubles)!!!!

    It all depends on what you do with those doubles and mixed doubles titles, and how much if any weight you are prepared to give them. The entire GOAT list alters considerably but Its hard to get people to talk objectively and clinically about that question.
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    Check out these old greats on vid

    I have been wanting to see Nastase playing on clay forever. This was a great treat.
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    I never realized just how ridiculous Chris Evert's levels of consistency were

    Yes I understand that point, there is no way on grass to leave many of the greatest grass courts off when 3/4 majors were played on grass, but to get these 'stats' right, we have to come up with the right criteria and the right measuring stick, wiki be damned. So how should these minimum...
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    I never realized just how ridiculous Chris Evert's levels of consistency were

    We certainly have to have a minimum figure. Playing and winning a single match on hard courts is a 100% victory stat. So here's a question for our statistician types. ( I am most definitely NOT included) How would we calculate this minimum # of wins intellently? Would it be smart as a first...
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    I never realized just how ridiculous Chris Evert's levels of consistency were

    Thank you. You appear to have a reasonable case. I will look into it later as time permits.
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    Players' comments which backfired spectacularly

    I am rarely agitated by your content. I am bemused by it. The total lack of subtilty or nuance in what you attempt to do, is actually very refreshing. A bit like Graf having her own version of Kayleigh McEnany right here in TF to spin very topic, every discussion the 'right' direction...
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    I never realized just how ridiculous Chris Evert's levels of consistency were

    'Games' listed? Do you mean matches? Can you link me to something on this?
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    Players' comments which backfired spectacularly

    that will depend on which rackets they are playing with, the ones Austin built her game around, or the ones Steffi built her game around. They were entirely different styles and strokes and games, each structured specifically for the times they were built for. Graf's forehand would be...
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    A cute little Evert factoid, probably never duplicated in Pro tennis.

    There may not have been much to mention regarding Pamela....
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    I never realized just how ridiculous Chris Evert's levels of consistency were

    I guess 91.6 just was not good enough for Chris. She turned in a record 94.55% winning record on clay, the highest of any pro athlete for a single surface. I believe grass was 88% and carpet was just under 85%
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    A cute little Evert factoid, probably never duplicated in Pro tennis.

    Now this is getting positively eerie. I discovered this Tracy Austin vs Jeanne Evert - Austin 1:0 (1978 Phoenix R32, Austin d. Evert 6-1, 6-3) Which means Tracy Austin has a 10-8 lead in her head-to-head with women from the Evert family. Even if I include Pam Austin's loss, George and Jeanne...
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    Two hands and doubles virtuosos

    A thread on early two handed male players prompts this. If you look at many of the early men with double handers, like Bromwich, MacMillan ,McGrath even before Connors, was that several were so accomplshed in doubles. It has me questioning my assumptions on double handers playing that net...
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    Who had the best 2hbh before Borg/Connors?

    Decided this post content while relevant, should merit its own thread. Look for one entitled "Two hands and doubles virtuosos."
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    A cute little Evert factoid, probably never duplicated in Pro tennis.

    I draw your attention to this tournament draw from 1972 from the Evert site. Virginia Slims Masters (Apr. 11-16; St. Petersburg, FL, clay, seeded 4): 1R def. Pam Austin 6-0, 6-0; 2R def. Corinne Molesworth 6-2, 6-4; QF def. Karen Krantzcke 6-1, 6-7, 6-1; SF def. Billie Jean King [1] 6-2...
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