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Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

Of the two Anna --nova's, whose career, in your opinion, has had more success?

We're only talking about SINGLES here


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Career High: 8
W-L: 209-129
Top 100: 7 years
Top 15: 3 years
Singles Titles: Zero
ITF Singles Titles: 2
Grand Slam Accomplishments:
-4th Rounds: 8
-QF: 1
-SF: 1
-Overall GS W-L: 44-22
Other Accomplishments:
-Youngest Player to Play and Win in Fed Cup Competition
-Played for Russia in Atlanta Olympics (helped pave way for future Russians!)
-At age 14 was Junior European and ITF Junior World Champion Under 18
-Has beaten several Grand Slam Champions: Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Conchita Martinez, etc.
-beat 4 top 10 players in one tournament (Miami) (had only been done 7 timmes before)
-1996 Wta Tour Most Impressive Newcomer Award
-Selected to the 1998 People Magazine 50 Most Beautiful People list, one of only two athletes to make list


Anna S
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Career High: 15
W-L: 401-301
Top 100: 10 years.. and still going
Top 15: Only for a little bit
Singles Titles: 14
ITF Singles Titles: 7
Grand Slam Accomplishments:
-4th Rounds: 2
-QF: 0
-SF: 0
-Overall GS W-L: 30-46
Other Accomplishments:
-Won her First ITF Pro Singles Title as a Lucky Loser
-Wins over several top 10 players and future Grand Slam Champions including Novotna, Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Myskina
-Named 1994 TENNIS Magazine/Rolex Watch Female Rookie of the Year
-Holds the record for most ties played in Federation Cup competition - 61
-No. 1 junior in the Soviet Union at the age of 10

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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

Kournikova...sure

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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

Uhm, Anna K. had the much better Carrer-High and the much better GS-Results, but Anna S. won titles, so I think it is tied.
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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

Kournikova cause she got to the final of tier 1s, and got to a semi in a GS, the ranking difference says it all really

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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

kournikova
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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

More illustrious - Anna K.

More success - Anna S.
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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

kournikova of course, she had the higher ranking, had heaps more success in the slams and big tourneys. and these are the things that count in this comparison, not tier 3's,4's and 5's

however, smashnova is a good player and has been ranked top 20 so she is by no means shabby
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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

anna K for sure.
smashnova is a completly different spicies altogether. btw - you got her career tournies wrong. it's only 12

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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

Kournikova, but personally if I was a pro player out of the two, I would prefer a career like Smashnovas


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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

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More illustrious - Anna K.

More success - Anna S.

i agree 100%

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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

Anna S for sure!

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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

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kournikova of course, she had the higher ranking, had heaps more success in the slams and big tourneys. and these are the things that count in this comparison, not tier 3's,4's and 5's
Those achievements are pretty much forgotten though, except the top 10 ranking maybe.
But everyone remembers that Anna K. won 0 titles.
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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

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Those achievements are pretty much forgotten though, except the top 10 ranking maybe.
But everyone remembers that Anna K. won 0 titles.
could you honestly ever see smashnova make a semi of a slam? or semi of YEC? or make finals in multiple tier 1's? do u think smashnova could string wins over hingis, graf, seles, and davenport like kournikova

people dont remember players for small tournaments, they remember them in the slams and big tournaments cuz this is what tennis is all about
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Re: Battle ANNA: Who has had the more illustrious SINGLES career Smashnova or Kournikova?

Anna Kournikova. Although winning so many titles is impressive, Smashnova won most of them at the Tier III, IV and V level so yeah
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Anna Kournikova. Although winning so many titles is impressive, Smashnova won most of them at the Tier III, IV and V level so yeah
smashnova won all of them at this level
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