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"Off-court contribution" of course also allows players that have views that the rater considers objectionable to be marked down without argument.


 Yep, I don't want him doing that either, whether his views on players are arguable or not.



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Presumably he will sign post it when he has rearranged the list to suit the off court agenda??

Let's look out for the obvious ones!

PS Now Andy is giving away his prizemoney, we should see him shoot up a few places!

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www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/10/the-tennis-128-no-113-karel-kozeluh/

So Id never heard of this guy - played in the 20s and 30s as a pro , when everyone was an amateur, except the very best who had turned pro and club paid coaches who couldnt play amateur events. Kozeluh was the latter and became the former.

Its a fascinating read and Jeff Sackmann admits he disregarded the algorithm to show horn this guy in. Enjoy the read, I did .

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At 112 it is Shirley Fry

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/12/the-tennis-128-no-112-shirley-fry/

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At 111, a name we will all know: Goran

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/15/the-tennis-128-no-111-goran-ivanisevic/

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At 110, little known , to me, Frank Kovacs

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/17/the-tennis-128-no-110-frank-kovacs/

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At 109, 1930s Chilean Anita Lizana

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/19/the-tennis-128-no-109-anita-lizana/

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Who I had genuinely never ever heard of!

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JonH comes home wrote:

Who I had genuinely never ever heard of!


 Jon there was a biography of Anita Lizana written by her daughter Ruth Weston and Richard Jones of the Tennis Gallery and published in 2018.



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GAMEOVER wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

Who I had genuinely never ever heard of!


 Jon there was a biography of Anita Lizana written by her daughter Ruth Weston and Richard Jones of the Tennis Gallery and published in 2018.


 Cool- thanks! I wont pretend Ill read it but it was interesting to read the write Up on her on TA



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108 Molla Mallory, played around end of WW1

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/22/the-tennis-128-no-108-molla-mallory/

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Jim Courier gets into the list at 107, not for his punditry but for having one of the best counter punching games of the 90s

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/24/the-tennis-128-no-107-jim-courier/

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#106 is Sarah Palfrey - at her peak around WW2

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/26/the-tennis-128-no-106-sarah-palfrey-cooke/

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I think this is the first current women's player who has made the list (Stan and Kei from the mens of course)

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/29/the-tennis-128-no-105-petra-kvitova/

Petra Kvitova at 105

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I think this is the first current women's player who has made the list (Stan and Kei from the mens of course)

www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/03/29/the-tennis-128-no-105-petra-kvitova/

Petra Kvitova at 105


 Martina Navratilova won her first Wimbledon in 1978 and along with Steffi Graf and the Williams sisters this quartet  have  all been multiple Wimbledon ladies  singles champions  since 1978. It is interesting to note that Petra is the only other player to have won the  Wimbledon  ladies singles more than once since 1978. (Chris Evert and Evonne Goolagong whilst  both winning more than one Wimbledon  have each only won it once since 1978) There are active players who  have won it  just once but potentially they do not look likely to win it again. 



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