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    Nadal's 9 Grand Slams at age 24....is the fastest EVER in Men's Tennis???

    There can be no doubt that the best female tennis players since Lottie Dodd 100 years ago for 3 consecutive years in their teenage years would have to be Monica Seles and Maureen Connolly. These two players should ALWAYS be ranked in the top 10 of all time in women's tennis, in my opinion...
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    How on earth can Monica Seles be considered the greatest ever by some people?

    Court has the all-time record for most Slams - no stabbings. Wills Moody has the record for most years ranked #1 -- no stabbings. Navratilova has the all-time record for most singles titles - no stabbings. Mallory has the all-time record for most U.S. titles - no stabbings. Evert has the...
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    Greatest Players of the Decade

    Of course, Navratilova was the female player of the decade for the 1980s ... Monica Seles was well on her way to being the female player of the 1990s until a Graf fan stabbed Seles in the back with a knife.
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    Greatest Players of the Decade

    1880s Renshaw / Sears -- Bingley Hillyard 1890s R. Doherty / Wrenn -- Dod / Atkinson 1900s L. Doherty / Larned -- Douglass Chambers 1910s Wilding -- Douglass Chambers / Mallory 1920s Tilden -- Lenglen 1930s...
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    Tennis Great Monica Seles and Tennis History

    No accountability ... women's tennis dropped the ball by not adequately addressing the situation back in 1993 ... 9 months later Kerrigan was attacked and clubbed but at least there were adequate hearings and Tonya Harding was banned for life from any future ice skating competition.
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    Tennis Great Monica Seles and Tennis History

    Keep in mind that all of these acts were horrific. The Seles stabbing was worse than the club beating of Nancy Kerrigan in terms of effect on the higher ranked opponent who was intended to be injured ... the Seles stabbing was worse in the benefit that it created for the intended beneficiary...
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    Tennis Great Monica Seles and Tennis History

    Interestingly enough, the Seles stabbing was actually more effective than the Kerrigan clubbing. Graf went on to win the 4 major titles that Seles would have been the 2-time or 3-time defending champion of if she had not been stabbed in the back with a knife. Kerrigan, on the other hand, was...
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    Tennis Great Monica Seles and Tennis History

    Who is the VICTIM here, flying24? I believe historically we will see that the VICTIM was the teenage phenom who was ranked #1 in the world of women's tennis and who had won 10 of the 12 previous major singles titles prior to the stabbing.
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    Tennis Great Monica Seles and Tennis History

    Which is actually quite remarkable in itself ... can you imagine any other player in women's tennis during the Open Era being able to return to tennis after being stabbed in the back and being away from the competition for almost 30 months (2 years, 4 months) and then coming back and winning a...
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    If only Seles could have been as slim from '96-'02 as she is now...

    LOL ... Monica was CLEARLY #1 between November 1990 and the stabbing in April 1993 by winning 10 of the 12 biggest events played in that time. Graf "destroyed" Monica? Are you suggesting Parche got the wrong player?
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    If only Seles could have been as slim from '96-'02 as she is now...

    Seles dominated women's tennis in the early 1990s before she was stabbed by a Steffi Graf fan for ranking #1. Yes, Seles had a winning advantage over Graf head to head in the years 1990-1993 .. so did Navratilova .. but that only tells part of the story. The 12 biggest events in women's...
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    If only Seles could have been as slim from '96-'02 as she is now...

    In these 12 major events between the end of 1990 and the stabbing of Monica Seles by a Steffi Graf fan in the first half of 1993 ... Monica Seles: • entered 11 of the 12 events. • won 10 of the 12 events. • reached the final round in 11 of the 12 events. Steffi Graf: • entered 11...
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    If only Seles could have been as slim from '96-'02 as she is now...

    You mean Seles was 16, 17, 18 and 19 --- and Graf was 20, 21, 22 and 23 --- when Seles was the CLEAR #1 player in women's tennis in those years 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993? Yeah, she had a winning record vs. Graf in those years and she won 9 of the 11 biggest events in women's tennis between...
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    If only Seles could have been as slim from '96-'02 as she is now...

    Nope ... Steffi did not do this SINCE 1993.
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    If only Seles could have been as slim from '96-'02 as she is now...

    Early 1990s .. Monica Seles dominated Steffi Graf .. Seles won the first 2 matches played vs. Graf in the 1990s and Seles won the last match that was played vs. Graf. Of course, a Steffi Graf fan needed to place a knife blade in the back of Monica Seles to end this domination. During the...
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    If only Seles could have been as slim from '96-'02 as she is now...

    The problem with Graf, of course, is that she was limited to 1 major event in 1990, 1991 and 1992 because of a teenager named Monica Seles before the teenage phenom was stabbed in the back with a knife on a changeover in Hamburg in April 1993. Obviously, the best player in the middle of Graf's...
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    If only Seles could have been as slim from '96-'02 as she is now...

    April 30, 1993 Gunther Parche, a German fan of #2 Steffi Graf, stabbed teenage phenom and women's #1 Monica Seles in the back with a knife when Seles had won 10 of the last 12 biggest events -- and 11 of the last 14 biggest events -- in women's tennis between 1990 and 1993. No matter how...
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    Seles came on to win 11 out of 15 of the major singles titles in 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 before the stabbing ... and someone needed to open the door back up for Graf ... Gunther Parche did that.
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    Why was the knife stabbing in Monica Seles' back so necessary anyway?
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    April 1993 Gunther Parche, a German fan of #2 Steffi Graf, stabbed teenage phenom and women's #1 Monica Seles in the back with a knife when Seles had won 10 of the last 12 biggest events -- and 11 of the last 14 biggest events -- in women's tennis between 1990 and 1993. 9 months later ...
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    1990 WTA TOUR CHAMPION 1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION 1991 FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION ............................................................. Seles skipped the 1991 Wimbledon. 1991 U.S. OPEN CHAMPION 1991 WTA TOUR CHAMPION 1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION 1992 FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION...
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    Of course, Seles would have surpassed Graf. Seles was winning 3 Grand Slam singles titles per year in 1991, 1992 and then had won the first Slam of 1993. Seles had also won the Tour Championships in 1990, 1991 and 1992. With Seles winning 2 Slams more per year than Graf was winning...
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    Monica Seles won more of her first 10 matches vs. Graf than Graf had won in her first 10 matches against Navratilova. More than that, Navratilova was already into their 30s when she had played Graf 10 times .. Navratilova (32) was OLDER than Graf was -- in fact Graf had retired by the time...
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    What led to a Graf fan stabbing the more accomplished teenage phenom in the back with a knife was Seles being #1 and winning 2 of the 5 biggest singles titles in 1990 ... Seles being #1 and winning 4 of the 5 biggest singles titles in 1991 ... Seles being #1 and winning 4 of the 5 biggest...
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    In these 12 major events between the end of 1990 and the stabbing of Monica Seles by a jealous Steffi Graf fan in the first half of 1993 ... Monica Seles: • entered 11 of the 12 events. • won 10 of the 12 events. • reached the final round in 11 of the 12 events. Steffi Graf: •...
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    20 greatest women and men players in history

    The Monica Seles incident in Hamburg, Germany at the end of April in 1993 -- especially when you take into consideration how dominant the young teenage Seles was in the months November 1990 through April 1993 -- SEALS it that Graf was not the best of all time. Graf was in the middle of her...
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    20 greatest women and men players in history

    You are the one who insists that Steffi Graf is the best of all time when in the middle of her career she was not even the best player because of a teenage girl with 2 hands off both sides who won 10 of the 12 biggest events in a 2.5 year period between October 1990 and April 1993 when a jealous...
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    Tennis Week Navratilova is the greatest women player of the Open Era, Evert #2

    It was SELES who was dominant as a teenage phenom in 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 until a Graf fan had had enough and stabbed her in the back with a knife.
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    20 greatest women and men players in history

    #2 during a 10 year period does not make a player #1 for all time ... especially when it takes a sharp knife in the back of the teenage phenom who in the years 1990-1993 was CLEARLY the best woman tennis player in the world until she was stabbed in the back with a knife by a fan of the #2.
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    The Graf / Seles Debate ... Combined / Continuing Threads

    THE VICTIM: Monica Seles. THE INTENDED BENEFICIARY: Steffi Graf. No matter how long it is since April 1993, those in tennis and in sports should know that Graf's record is inflated and Seles' record is deflated by one of Graf's fans.
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