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Best Player that has yet to win a Grandslam...

Is it Dementieva now?

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Is it Dementieva now?
Not to be picky, but I've been around tennis for a long time, and have heard how use of the words "winning a grand slam" have come to mean just one major title. Only Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, and Steffi Graf have won "the Grand Slam"- all four in one calendar year. Dementieva is probably the best player still out there to have never won a major. I'd bet the farm that she'll never even come close to winning a Grand Slam.

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Not to be picky, but I've been around tennis for a long time, and have heard how use of the words "winning a grand slam" have come to mean just one major title. Only Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, and Steffi Graf have won "the Grand Slam"- all four in one calendar year. Dementieva is probably the best player still out there to have never won a major. I'd bet the farm that she'll never even come close to winning a Grand Slam.
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She's reached two finals before. Granted in one she was a no show and yes, there's no hope of her winning Wimbledon. Now she could manage another final due to consistant inconsistancy.
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i agree, dementieva is definitely the best player to not win a slam, but i really can't see her EVER doing it, even though i really like her.

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I think she is the best player not win a slam but not in a Kim and Amélie sense they have always been consisentent won loads of tournements, reached #1 and won the YEC before winning a slam.
Elena I am not so sure about her winning a slam.
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Not to be picky, but I've been around tennis for a long time, and have heard how use of the words "winning a grand slam" have come to mean just one major title. Only Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, and Steffi Graf have won "the Grand Slam"- all four in one calendar year. Dementieva is probably the best player still out there to have never won a major. I'd bet the farm that she'll never even come close to winning a Grand Slam.
How can you say that??? How???? The ITF recognized it and she got the money. Chris was going for it at '83 Wimbledon. Six straight is better than five. Waaaaaaa!!!!

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In my opinion, Petrova, Schnyder, and Dementieva still would have to become one single entity to deserve a slam.

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How can you say that??? How???? The ITF recognized it and she got the money. Chris was going for it at '83 Wimbledon. Six straight is better than five. Waaaaaaa!!!!
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There are maybe a dozen players that enter each major with a realistic chance of winning it and Dementieva is one of them, so it's not impossible that she will do it one day. Problem is that she can beat the best one day and lose to a nobody next. But with the right draw and if she can play her best tennis when it's needed most, who knows?

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Once again, I must explain that you who are stuck in the reality based community must get over that fact and stop referring to Dementieva as the "best player never to win a slam" and simply refer to her as the "best player."

Come to the blonde side. Become one of us. It is so peaceful and calm. Worship Lena D. Adore Lena D. Dream of Lena D. Accept her inevitable triumph and galactic domination. Join in the oneness of the Lenocracy. Resistance is futile, so you might as well surrender now and get it over with. It doesn't hurt at all. Believe in Lena D. The loving arms of Mommy Vera await us all. Offer yourself willingly. It's not a cult at all. Just repeat after me : "Lena D. Lena D. Lena D. . . you will believe.

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Once again, I must explain that you who are stuck in the reality based community must get over that fact and stop referring to Dementieva as the "best player never to win a slam" and simply refer to her as the "best player."

Come to the blonde side. Become one of us. It is so peaceful and calm. Worship Lena D. Adore Lena D. Dream of Lena D. Accept her inevitable triumph and galactic domination. Join in the oneness of the Lenocracy. Resistance is futile, so you might as well surrender now and get it over with. It doesn't hurt at all. Believe in Lena D. The loving arms of Mommy Vera await us all. Offer yourself willingly. It's not a cult at all. Just repeat after me : "Lena D. Lena D. Lena D. . . you will believe.

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Once again, I must explain that you who are stuck in the reality based community must get over that fact and stop referring to Dementieva as the "best player never to win a slam" and simply refer to her as the "best player."

Come to the blonde side. Become one of us. It is so peaceful and calm. Worship Lena D. Adore Lena D. Dream of Lena D. Accept her inevitable triumph and galactic domination. Join in the oneness of the Lenocracy. Resistance is futile, so you might as well surrender now and get it over with. It doesn't hurt at all. Believe in Lena D. The loving arms of Mommy Vera await us all. Offer yourself willingly. It's not a cult at all. Just repeat after me : "Lena D. Lena D. Lena D. . . you will believe.
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