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Why hasn't Gabriela Sabatini gone into Hall of Fame yet?

Why was Novotna inducted before Gabi? Gabi had a better career, overall, than Jana and they each have won 1 Grand Slam title each. Gabi won the year-end championships 2x's and had a 10-3 record against Jana. It's been almost 10 years since she retired, I don't understand why she isn't in the H of F yet.
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Jana probably won a lot more doubles titles than Gaby. I loved Gaby, but I really do not think she belongs in the HOF. Neither does Noah or Jana.
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I think Jana definitely deserves to be in the HOF. She won 12 double's GS titles, including each GS at least twice, if I'm not mistaken.

Sabatini, however, only has two GS titles: 1990 US Open Single's, and I believe a 1993 Wimbledon Double's title with Graf.

I think we can see the difference between the two careers.

Noah, I have no idea why he was inducted. One slam, only ranked as high as #3... if anything, this should be the one to argue as to why Sabatini did not get in the HOF.

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Jana probably won a lot more doubles titles than Gaby. I loved Gaby, but I really do not think she belongs in the HOF. Neither does Noah or Jana.
I agree, the HOF, should be resereved for the true greats of the game, no matter which sport they play.

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Novotna - 12 GS doubles, 4 GS mixed doubles titles.
Sabatini - 1 GS doubles title.

The poeple who run the Hall of Fame think doubles is important, even if some poeple around here don't.

In any case, letting one person who doesnt belong in the Hall of Fame in doesn't mean you should let in everyone who doesn't belong. The Hall of Fame lets in too many players as it is.

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Sabatini doesn't need the vindication of the hall of fame as much as Novotna does.
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Novotna isnt' even Tennis Mag's top 40 players list and Gaby came in at #40. Since the countdown is in the top 20 now, I doubt Novotna is in that list.

And I don't agree that Sabatini wasn't a great player. Her Grand Slam record is impressive for any player, even though she only won 1. She got to two other finals and reached the semis on many occasions.

Even today, commentators and publications talk about her and the game she brought. If it wasn't for her, there probably would be no Justine Henin-Hardenne or Amelie Mauresmo.
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and noah???? at the same level than courier?????
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Sabatini doesn't need the vindication of the hall of fame as much as Novotna does.


Someone is obviously not bitter about this... la la.


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Novotna isnt' even Tennis Mag's top 40 players list and Gaby came in at #40. Since the countdown is in the top 20 now, I doubt Novotna is in that list.

And I don't agree that Sabatini wasn't a great player. Her Grand Slam record is impressive for any player, even though she only won 1. She got to two other finals and reached the semis on many occasions.

Even today, commentators and publications talk about her and the game she brought. If it wasn't for her, there probably would be no Justine Henin-Hardenne or Amelie Mauresmo.
Who is saying she didn't have a great career?? I think almost anyone, outside the true greats, would love to have her career...

BUT, is it Hall Of Fame worthy??

I, personally, don't think so.

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I think some of you should click on the profiles of the people who are in the Hall of Fame and realise what is truly the standard before saying someone like Jana is bellow par.

If only people like Steffi got in, she could have tea parties with Margaret Court, Navratilova and maybe Evert. No need for a hall, a cabinet would do .


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Who is saying she didn't have a great career?? I think almost anyone, outside the true greats, would love to have her career...

BUT, is it Hall Of Fame worthy??

I, personally, don't think so.
Well, that's your opinion....as wrong as it is

If Pam Shriver can be inducted after being carried by Martina for so many years, well, then........
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Well, that's your opinion....as wrong as it is

If Pam Shriver can be inducted after being carried by Martina for so many years, well, then........
Do you honestly believe that Gabriela Sabatini belongs in the Hall of Fame, with only two GS titles?? Do you honestly believe she belongs in the same class as players with over 10 GS's, who have reached #1 in the world, and who have contributed tremendously to what the sport is today in off court achievements??

As for Pam Shriver, she does deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. Yes, she played with arguably the greatest tennis player to ever play the game, but a double's team is only as good as its weakest partner.

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Someone is obviously not bitter about this... la la.
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