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« Reply #600 on: July 04, 2019, 12:07:17 PM »
Yes. She's also the only person to have won the grand slam on three different surfaces and to have won each of the slams four times. She was incredible. Seles was on the road to potentially being better than her until the stabbing.
Surely to win the grand slam you have to do it on all 3 surfaces by default? Anyway, others have done it too.

Discussion has to be between Graf, S Williams and Court imo.

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« Reply #601 on: July 04, 2019, 12:08:22 PM »
Wharrabout the big lesbanian

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« Reply #602 on: July 04, 2019, 12:14:06 PM »
Wharrabout the big lesbanian

Arlene plays tennis?  :o

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« Reply #603 on: July 04, 2019, 12:38:02 PM »
Wrestlin be her sport comrade

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« Reply #604 on: July 04, 2019, 03:44:06 PM »
Yes. She's also the only person to have won the grand slam on three different surfaces and to have won each of the slams four times. She was incredible. Seles was on the road to potentially being better than her until the stabbing.
Surely to win the grand slam you have to do it on all 3 surfaces by default? Anyway, others have done it too.

Discussion has to be between Graf, S Williams and Court imo.

Graff won what they labelled a golden slam, which is winning everything in the one year plus the Olympics.  Others have won a career golden slam which is doing it all but not in the same year.  Winning each slam at least once is the career grand slam. 

The crazy thing with regards to Graff was that she was only 30 when she packed it in, which wasn't seen as young at the time but puts her 22 majors into perspective given that the like of Serena has been playing 7/8 years longer.
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« Reply #605 on: July 04, 2019, 03:55:24 PM »
Yes. She's also the only person to have won the grand slam on three different surfaces and to have won each of the slams four times. She was incredible. Seles was on the road to potentially being better than her until the stabbing.
Surely to win the grand slam you have to do it on all 3 surfaces by default? Anyway, others have done it too.

Discussion has to be between Graf, S Williams and Court imo.



Graff won what they labelled a golden slam, which is winning everything in the one year plus the Olympics.  Others have won a career golden slam which is doing it all but not in the same year.  Winning each slam at least once is the career grand slam. 

The crazy thing with regards to Graff was that she was only 30 when she packed it in, which wasn't seen as young at the time but puts her 22 majors into perspective given that the like of Serena has been playing 7/8 years longer.

And there is the equivalent of the "Tiger Slam"-holding all four slams at the same time but not in the same year.

Was just looking at the records and Graf reached 13 consecutive Grand Slam finals in a row at one point which is unreal. Federer actually did 10 in an row and 8 in a row in two separate runs between 2005 and 2010.

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« Reply #606 on: July 04, 2019, 04:30:38 PM »
Yes. She's also the only person to have won the grand slam on three different surfaces and to have won each of the slams four times. She was incredible. Seles was on the road to potentially being better than her until the stabbing.
Surely to win the grand slam you have to do it on all 3 surfaces by default? Anyway, others have done it too.

Discussion has to be between Graf, S Williams and Court imo.

Graff won what they labelled a golden slam, which is winning everything in the one year plus the Olympics.  Others have won a career golden slam which is doing it all but not in the same year.  Winning each slam at least once is the career grand slam.

The crazy thing with regards to Graff was that she was only 30 when she packed it in, which wasn't seen as young at the time but puts her 22 majors into perspective given that the like of Serena has been playing 7/8 years longer.
Yeah I know that, just not what was said. Connolly, Court and Graff are the only 3 to win all 4 majors in 1 year which is possibly what was meant.

Aye Graff packed it in early relative to Serena, as I say it's hard to say but both up there along with Court who's won the most majors as of now.

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« Reply #607 on: July 04, 2019, 04:56:16 PM »
Any odds on Kyrgios kicking off here as he's getting a right oul battering and it's only 3 games in!

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« Reply #608 on: July 04, 2019, 05:15:58 PM »
Underhand ace. Zero fcuks given  ;D

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« Reply #609 on: July 04, 2019, 05:22:52 PM »
Yes. She's also the only person to have won the grand slam on three different surfaces and to have won each of the slams four times. She was incredible. Seles was on the road to potentially being better than her until the stabbing.
Surely to win the grand slam you have to do it on all 3 surfaces by default? Anyway, others have done it too.

Discussion has to be between Graf, S Williams and Court imo.

The US Open was played on grass, then clay and then finally moved to hardcourt in 1978.

The Australian open was similarly played on grass until the late 80s before moving to hardcourt.

So I repeat, correctly, that Graf's Grand Slam is the only one that was won on three different surfaces.
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« Reply #610 on: July 04, 2019, 05:59:38 PM »
I donít watch much tennis but have been watching Wimbledon for a change. Gees this kyrgios guy is a knob. Never seen as bad in tennis. Those underhand serves.

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« Reply #611 on: July 04, 2019, 06:04:05 PM »
I donít watch much tennis but have been watching Wimbledon for a change. Gees this kyrgios guy is a knob. Never seen as bad in tennis. Those underhand serves.

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Heís clearly very talented but by Jesus he is a grade A p***k.

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« Reply #612 on: July 04, 2019, 08:25:31 PM »
I don't think there is anything wrong with the underarm serve.
No doubt he is a bit of knob though, but as much as I like Rafa he can slow it up something fierce, and gets away with it when lesser known players would be punished.

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« Reply #613 on: July 04, 2019, 08:48:21 PM »
Huge win for Nadal.

Kyrgios is a monster server and he was up for it today and his first serve % was in the 70s so it was a big win Rafa had to grind out.

At the start he had a horrendous draw to make it through but with Cilic and Thiem now gone it makes it much easier. Tsonga will be tough on Saturday but should he come through that then I think we should see him in a semi at least.

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« Reply #614 on: July 04, 2019, 09:15:09 PM »
Yer big man was in the pub last night

I shouldve tried the oul tennis...