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Rank these players on how good they really were.....

Hey guys, of the last decade, weve seen many great world #1's play at the peak of their game. going by how good you think they really were, if they all played each other, while all playing at the peak of their game.....

Hingis summer 1997/2000
Davenport 1999/early 2000/summer 2004
Venus summer 2000/2001
Jennifer 2001/2002
Serena summer 2002
Justine 2003/early 2004
Kim summer 2005
Amelie early 2006
Maria 2nd half 2006

Heres how i would rank them.......

1. Venus/Serena - i know most people would rank serena above Venus, but to be honest, I think the way Venus was playing at Wimbledon and US Open in 2001 was just as high as Serena's level in 2002, maybe even a little higher. She was so determined, and was almost impossible to beat.

3. Kim
4. Linzi
5. Justine
6. Jennifer
7. Hingis
8. Sharapova
9. Mauresmo
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Hingis summer 1997/2000.....#4
Davenport 1999/early 2000/summer 2004...#5
Venus summer 2000/2001.....#1
Jennifer 2001/2002....#6
Serena summer 2002....#2
Justine 2003/early 2004....#3
Kim summer 2005...#9
Amelie early 2006....#7
Maria 2nd half 2006...#8
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Hey guys, of the last decade, weve seen many great world #1's play at the peak of their game. going by how good you think they really were, if they all played each other, while all playing at the peak of their game.....

Hingis summer 1997/2000
Davenport 1999/early 2000/summer 2004
Venus summer 2000/2001
Jennifer 2001/2002
Serena summer 2002
Justine 2003/early 2004
Kim summer 2005
Amelie early 2006
Maria 2nd half 2006

Heres how i would rank them.......

1. Venus/Serena - i know most people would rank serena above Venus, but to be honest, I think the way Venus was playing at Wimbledon and US Open in 2001 was just as high as Serena's level in 2002, maybe even a little higher. She was so determined, and was almost impossible to beat.

3. Kim
4. Linzi
5. Justine
6. Jennifer
7. Hingis
8. Sharapova
9. Mauresmo


1. Capriati
2. Davenport
3. V. Williams
4. S. Williams
5. Hingis
6. Clijsters
7. Henin
8. Sharapova
9. Mauresmo



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1. Venus summer 2000/2001
2. Serena summer 2002
3. Kim summer 2005
4. Davenport 1999/early 2000/summer 2004
5. Hingis summer 1997 (not 2002)
6. Justine 2003/early 2004
7. Jennifer 2001/2002
8. Amelie early 2006
9. Maria 2nd half 2006 (hasn't quite gotten there...US Open great, rest of summer...not so much).

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1. Serena
2. Venus
3. Davenport
4. Henin
5. Hingis
6. Clijsters
7. Capriati
8. Mauresmo
9. Sharapova

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Serena summer 2002
Venus summer 2000/2001
Hingis summer 1997
Justine 2003/early 2004
Sharapova - Wimbledon 2004/US Open 2006 (I moved the timeframe, I know)
Davenport 1999/early 2000/summer 2004
Jennifer 2001/2002
Kim summer 2005
Amelie early 2006

I really would like to put Venus first, but of course she'd have to play Serena, and to this day I wonder how adjusted she is to that idea.

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1. Serena
2. Lindsay
3. Venus
4. Jennifer
5. Kim
6. Martina
7. Amelie
8. Justine
9. Maria
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1. Venus
2. the other williams
3. Justine
4. Martina
5. Lindsay
6. Maria
7. Kim
8. Jennifer
9. Amelie

Martina Hingis
Jelena Jankovic
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Re: Rank these players on how good they really were.....

1- Serena
2- Venus
3- Justine
4- Amelie
5- Clijsters
6- Davenport
7- Capriati
8- Sharapova
9- Hingis
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1. Serena
2. Venus
3. Lindsay
4. Justine
5. Martina
6. Kim
7. Jennifer
8. Maria
9. Amelie

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Hey guys, of the last decade, weve seen many great world #1's play at the peak of their game. going by how good you think they really were, if they all played each other, while all playing at the peak of their game.....

Hingis summer 1997/2000
Davenport 1999/early 2000/summer 2004
Venus summer 2000/2001
Jennifer 2001/2002
Serena summer 2002
Justine 2003/early 2004
Kim summer 2005
Amelie early 2006
Maria 2nd half 2006

Heres how i would rank them.......

1. Venus/Serena - i know most people would rank serena above Venus, but to be honest, I think the way Venus was playing at Wimbledon and US Open in 2001 was just as high as Serena's level in 2002, maybe even a little higher. She was so determined, and was almost impossible to beat.

3. Kim
4. Linzi
5. Justine
6. Jennifer
7. Hingis
8. Sharapova
9. Mauresmo
No sorry don´t be delusional.
Venus of 2001 had the same lame of forehand (see how Capriati exploited that shot during the early part of the 2001 Usopen semifinal, or how Hingis was winning her match in 2000 Usopen semifinal or the 2001 Australian Open with Venus spraying her forehand at will).
Serena of 2002-2003 rarely had a bad defeat and looked invincible, there was no room to breathe, very similar to her display in the Australian Open final this year. Venus NEVER dominated tennis in that way. NEVER.
And try to find a more balanced comparisson Venus summer 2001/2000 is a longer period than Serena´s summer of 2002. Serena 2002 Roland Garros- Wimbledon 2003 won 5 out of 6 grand slams and held all of them at some point. Venus from the Summer 2000-2001 won 4 out of 6 played and never won the French Open or Australian Open. You don´t need to get further to realize which domination period was better.

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Re: Rank these players on how good they really were.....

Well Venus in 2000/01 was absolutely unplayable at times, as was Serena in 02/03

It goes like this

1. Serena
2. Venus
3. Davenport
4. Justine
5. Martina
6. Jennifer
7. Kim
8. Sharapova
9. Amelie
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see how Capriati exploited that shot during the early part of the 2001 Usopen semifinal, or how Hingis was winning her match in 2000 Usopen semifinal
You mean before Venus won those matches...in the case of Capriati...rather convincingly if I remember correctly?

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1. Serena
2. Venus
3. Clijsters
4. Henin
5. Hingis
6. Davenport
7. Mauresmo
8. Capriati
9. Sharapova

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Re: Rank these players on how good they really were.....

I think this is an interesting thread-


My Order:
1-Serena
2-Venus
3-Lindsay
4-Kim
5-Justine
6-Martina
7-Capriati
8-Sharapova
9-Mauresmo

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