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Is Enna a great?

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4 majors, no.1...but NO wimbledons. Can she be considered a great?

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Maybe we could discuss this in 5 years.
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I thought these Enna threads had died. Your just as much of a troll as Cali.

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Justine, right now, I would say is becoming a great. IMO, I don't think you HAVE to win Wimbledon if you are a great. Yes, it is very prestigous, but back in the day, a lot more tournaments were grasscourt and I think it was easier to win on grass back then. And you can also have things like what has happened to Seles- her first three Wimbledons, she doesn't win. She's in her peak or entering it and she gets stabbed.

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Why not i think she'll have atleast another 5 years of good tennis and could still win wimbledon. I don't really think you become known as a great until you stop playing. Theres also lots of players who never won Roland Garros but are sort of considered as greats such as Hingis, Davenport and Venus.
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I think that since 1988 but especially in the 21st century, all the slams have equalled out. A slam is a slam is a slam is never truer.

Of course, it's still better to have 1 of each than to have 4 French Opens only.

But I don't think it should be considered a blemish on Justine's career that she doesn't have a Wimbledon.

That is, Venus, before she won her #5 was NOT greater Justine despite her Olympic gold medal.

I think Justine needs another slam to be a great and I'm pretty sure she'll get it (let's face it, she'll win at least another French Open), so I consider her a great.

5 is the cut-off for "great" in my book.

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Off course she's great
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With 23 titles in all, including 4 Slams on different surfaces, she is very close to being considered a great player. Her record, so far, is superior to many in the Hall of Fame. I think she is a great player NOW!!
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Discussion for today....

4 majors, no.1...but NO wimbledons. Can she be considered a great?

No.
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I think she will win Wimbledon at some point. I think she can do anything she sets out to do. I believe we will see a bit more variety in her game in the future, and--provided she stays healthy--she will see her win over and over.
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Justine, right now, I would say is becoming a great. IMO, I don't think you HAVE to win Wimbledon if you are a great. Yes, it is very prestigous, but back in the day, a lot more tournaments were grasscourt and I think it was easier to win on grass back then. And you can also have things like what has happened to Seles- her first three Wimbledons, she doesn't win. She's in her peak or entering it and she gets stabbed.

... and did never compete in Wimbledon again.




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I think that since 1988 but especially in the 21st century, all the slams have equalled out. A slam is a slam is a slam is never truer.

Of course, it's still better to have 1 of each than to have 4 French Opens only.

But I don't think it should be considered a blemish on Justine's career that she doesn't have a Wimbledon.

That is, Venus, before she won her #5 was NOT greater Justine despite her Olympic gold medal.

I think Justine needs another slam to be a great and I'm pretty sure she'll get it (let's face it, she'll win at least another French Open), so I consider her a great.

5 is the cut-off for "great" in my book.

10 in my book.
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10 in my book.
So the woman who dominated the first half of the 90s isn't a great?
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