Post by Whisper Post by Max's Hoemom Post by Garvin Yee
Before 1968, only amateurs were allowed to compete in Grand Slam
So why would anyone think Serena has to match or beat Court's 24
Slam count, to be considered THE GOAT, if 13 of Court's Slams
were between amateurs only, and not professional tennis players?
And so Court must have been an amateur before 1968. So the
question is: Did she ever become a "professional" tennis player?
And how did they differentiate between the amateurs and the
professionals? Total yearly tournament earnings?
And why did they decide not to include professionals in Slams
before 1968, if the whole idea was to find out who the best players
It is good that you like Serena and have accepted her as the GOAT
GODDESS... but you are not fooling anyone. You can't just take away
slams from other GOAT contenders and say your favorite is undisputed
It's only in the Open Era, that professionals were allowed to
That's men's tennis.
That applies to Women's tennis too, at the time.
Post by Whisper
You still haven't listed a single female player who was badly affected
by this banning of pro female players? How come? I can list many men
who were eg Laver, Rosewall, Pancho, Hoad, etc etc
"Before the advent of the Open era of tennis competitions in April 1968,
only amateurs were allowed to compete in established tournaments,
including the four Majors. There was no prize money and players were
compensated for travel expenses only."
No prize money, eh? Then they surely didn't attract the best
tennis talent in the world!
The pre-Open Era wasn't organized, or established enough to really
matter. And anyways, peak Serena would tear peak Court a new asshole
in straight sets. That's not Court's fault; it's just that the game has
progress immensely since she was active!
Serena has the most Slams in the Open Era at 23, and the longest
period between first and last Slams, at 18 years!