[/QUOTE]Career comparisons do not just include slam wins and tournament wins. They include players' entire slam and tournament records - how far they've gotten and how consistent they've been. It also includes rankings - again how far players have gotten and how consistent they have been. And considering all these factors, just this year alone, Maria is undoubtedly a level above Myskina and Kuznetsova. And note that Maria is younger and has spent less time on the tour. Things may change in the future but as of this moment, you will just have to live with the fact that Maria - as her results indicate - is a step above all the Russians.[/QUOTE]
I agree for 2005 results. Although 2004 was much more competitive. It will be interesting in 2006 when Kuznetsova is not injured, and Myskina has her head in the right space. Myskina and Sharapova have very similar career title hauls, and are still the only Russians to reach the QF in all 4 GS. Anastasia has a 3-1 record over Sharapova, and is one of the players that causes her trouble. I would like to see them play in 2006.
Martina Hingis - Anastasia Myskina - Ana Ivanovic - Marina Erakovic - Serena Williams