2005:Would you take Lindsay's and Maria's year over Serena's? - TennisForum.com
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post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 2005, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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2005:Would you take Lindsay's and Maria's year over Serena's?

Lindsay and Maria started the year in a brilliant fashion and look to have the goods over all other players for the season. Unfortunately, they accomplished very little in terms of their aspirations and what they could have done. maria made the no.1 though, lindsay picked up 3 titles none above a tier 2.
Serena's year cvould not have had a better start with a slam win at the AO but she has not done very much since. She has coped alot of slack this season for her performance, (despite an injury related loss of form).
But as fans, whose year would you rather have?

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I would definitely take Serena's year. IMO, 2 weeks of brilliance culminating in a slam is better than 52 (or whatever) consistent weeks.

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In 5 years no one will remember that Davneport and Maria had a consistent year however it will always be written down that Serena won the Aus 05' .... period.

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linds opr marias. I like to win alot so being in serenas shoes would piss me off as im sure its pissing her off




















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If I were Lindsay than I'd pick Serena's year, 100%, no doubt. Who cares about all the injuries (she'll retire soon anyway) if only she could get a slam.

If I were Serena I'd pick Serena's year. She cares almost exclusively about slams. She might have had some small doubts about chosing Serena's year as staying healthy would be nice, too.

If I were Maria I'd pick Maria's year. She needed to get #1 and she got it. Now she is already guaranteed to go down in history as someone who accomplished more than Mary Pierce despite her 2 slams. She would have had the most doubts as a slam is always nice but I would still pick Maria's year if I were her.
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I'd definitely take Serena. Years from now most people especially the casual fans would only remember the Grand Slam wins over the non-Grand Slam tournament wins.
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I'd definitely take Serena. Years from now most people especially the casual fans would only remember the Grand Slam wins over the non-Grand Slam tournament wins.
You mean, like everyone remembers that Korda won AO 1998, and nobody remembers that Rios became #1 that year?
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People will remember slam winners and those who were #1, even if for a short time. Serena and Lindsay had #1 before so they are only interested in slams. Maria was interested in both #1 and slams before the start of the season. She has a slam already so #1 was the first priority.
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If I were Lindsay than I'd pick Serena's year, 100%, no doubt. Who cares about all the injuries (she'll retire soon anyway) if only she could get a slam.

If I were Serena I'd pick Serena's year. She cares almost exclusively about slams. She might have had some small doubts about chosing Serena's year as staying healthy would be nice, too.

If I were Maria I'd pick Maria's year. She needed to get #1 and she got it. Now she is already guaranteed to go down in history as someone who accomplished more than Mary Pierce despite her 2 slams. She would have had the most doubts as a slam is always nice but I would still pick Maria's year if I were her.
Great answer! If I were the players you listed I probably would go the same route as you suggested. If I'm Maria I feel more flexible as well. Maria's in a young place in her career, so young that she can end up taking the most positives out of all three scenarios. Whereas, had Serena not won a slam, and ended up being in Maria's shoes, I think she would have felt disapointed with her year. I'm not implying she is exactly "thrilled" with what she ended up with. I'm just thinking of all three listed choices, that's the one she'd pick for herself- no doubt! Lindsay's choice is pretty obvious- we all know what she's playing for.

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In ten years, we'll only remember the slams. Period.
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In 30 years new fans we'll only remember #1's. Period.
At least the list of those will be short enough to remember.

Most slam winners of 1977, 3 out of 5 (there were 5 slam winners that year, believe it or not) are now remembered mostly by their fans.

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Winning slams is what it is about, so I'd take Serena's year.

I don't get this bit you wrote

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Lindsay and Maria started the year in a brilliant fashion and look to have the goods over all other players for the season.
How exactly do they have the goods over Kim? And she started her year later than they did.

Maria - three titles - one tier I, One tier II, one tier III
Lindsay - four titles - three tier II, one tier III
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Justine - Four titles - one slam, two tier I, one tier II.

Edited to add Justine, she deserves to be there to

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