Top 25 Women in the Open Era

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Top 25 Women in the Open Era
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When discussing the Greatest Male Players in the Open Era, the top of the list usually begins and ends with Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. Some might throw in Rod Laver, but the list is short. The women’s list is much more complicated. Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Margaret Smith Court can all lay clay to that title. Others might suggest Monica Seles could have topped the list if she hadn't missed two and half years after getting stabbed. Serena Williams has also missed significant parts of her career with injuries and should still have a few slams left before retiring and no one contributed more to the overall success of the women's game than Billie Jean King. 

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