Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ladies of the Court


Agree? Disagree? What about the last two categories ... Chris Evert or Monica Seles for mental toughness? Serena Williams or Evonne Goolagong for most athletic? 

5 comments:

Larry said...

Clearly Seles had mental toughness to overcome what she went through. But I'll never quite shake my belief that she lost to Graf at Wimbledon because that was the year the female players made a huge deal about her grunting in particular, and she couldn't grunt in the final.

Will said...

I am definitely a Chrissie fan boy, but I do think I would have picked her for best backhand. Her backhand up the line won her many a point. I'd also pick her mental toughness - not just 'in match' but also for years on end - her consistency in tournaments over such a long period of time was crazy!

Donny said...

Seles for mental toughness hands down.

Anonymous said...

Is this list supposed to be specific to the US Open? If so, how many titles did Chrissie win at the US Open? 6 at least. On how many different surfaces? Just clay and hard court? Or, did she win on grass as well? What was Chrissie's win/loss record at the US Open compared to the others? Could Henin really be considered the best at ANYTHING in her short career really? Evert's backhand and mental toughness are legendary.

BW said...

Clijsters was the best at anything? I'd say Seles for return. Chrissie for mental toughness, no doubt, but Monica and Maria Sharapova are right up there. Serena/Evonne is a good call, though I have a sneaking suspicion we're forgetting somebody obvious.

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