Re: Navratilova Shriver vs Serenus : who would win ?
God. These topics are so stupid.
Navratilova and Shriver played in the 80s and their serves were 40 MPH weaker than the girls today. Venus and Serena would crush returns. They're absolute beasts. Different technology, different rackets, different athletics. It's just different. Kirilenko and Makarova would also beat Navratilova and Shriver. You simply can't compare eras - especially not after 30 years! Maybe if it was ten years ago, we'd have a little more of an argument.
Long story short, stick anyone in the 80s and 90s against the legends of the 2010s (Henin, Venus, Serena, Sharapova, Clijsters) and they'd get crushed. Singles, doubles, mixed, etc.
The greats have said it. Agassi said you can't even compare people from the previous FIVE years. BJK also said something along the lines of different eras not being comparable.