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Working in pairs, go through the table below that gives you information about
the top women tennis players since 1975. Write a short article for your school
magazine comparing and contrasting the players in terms of their duration at
the top. Mention some qualities that you think may be responsible for their brief
or long stay at the top spot.
                                 
                                 Top-Ranked Women Players
I. The roll of honour of women who enjoyed life at the summit since everybody’s
favourite player, Chris Evert, took her place in 1975

 

Name

No. 1

 

Ranked on

 

 

Weeks as

 


Maria Sharapova (Russia)

 

22 August 2005

 

1


Lindsay Davenport (U.S.)

 

October 2004

 

82


Amelie Mauresmo (France)

 

13 September 2004

 

5


Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium)

 

20 October 2003

 

 

45

 


Kim Clijsters (Belgium)

 

 

11 August 2003

 

                   

                     12

 

Serena Williams (U.S.)

 

8 July 2002

 

                     57

 

Venus Williams (U.S.)

 

25 February 2002

 

11

 

Jennifer Capriati (U.S.)

 

15 October 2001

 

17

 

Lindsay Davenport (U.S.)

 

12 October 1998

 

82

 

Martina Hingis (Switzerland)

31 March 1997

209


Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain)

 

 

6 February 1995

 

 

12

Monica Seles (U.S.)

 

11 March 1991

 

178

Steffi Graf (Germany)

 

17 August 1987

 

377

Tracy Austin (U.S.)

 

   7 April 1980

 

22

Martina Navratilova (U.S.)

 

10 July 1978

 

331

Chris Evert (U.S.)

 

3 November 1975

 

362


Answer

Top Women Players Over The Years

Women's tennis has seen many legends since Chris Evert of the U.S., who bagged the top position in 1975 and maintained it for 362 weeks. From 1978-97, Martina Navratilova (U.S.), Steffi Graf (Germany), Monica Seles (U.S.) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) were some other mentally tough and determined girls who retained their top ranks for 331, 377, 178 and 209 weeks respectively. The confidence they had in their capabilities and the urge to excel in life helped them to lead in their career.

Sharing these traits of personality were women like Tracy Austin (U.S.), Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Lindsay Davenport (U.S.), Jennifer Capriati (U.S.), Venus Williams (U.S.), Serena Williams (U.S.), Kim Clijsters (Belgium), Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium), Amelie Mauresmo (France), Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) and Maria Sharapova (Russia), who topped the women's tennis from the year 1980 to 2005.

Though the period for which these players retained their positions were not equivalent to the likes of Chris Evert or Steffi Graf, yet they too have showcased their competitiveness in a sport like tennis.