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Martina Hingis 82 20.81%
Serena Williams 195 49.49%
Venus Williams 11 2.79%
Justine Henin 56 14.21%
Lindsay Davenport 17 4.31%
Jennifer Capriati 11 2.79%
Amelie Mauresmo 12 3.05%
Kim Clijsters 10 2.54%
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Who Is The Greatest Player Of The Past Decade

THIS THREAD AND POLL INCLUDES SINGLES, DOUBLES AND MIXED DOUBLES RESULTS...

I say Martina Hingis!

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u mean the past decade (1990's) or past 10 years? the past 10 years statiscally probably hingis, but the past 5 years i'd say henin.
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In terms of who will be remembered in 25 years... Serena hands down. Plus Serena has 8 slams, just cannot ignore that.

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u mean the past decade (1990's) or past 10 years? the past 10 years statiscally probably hingis, but the past 5 years i'd say henin.
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where is Maria Sharapova in the list?
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In terms of who will be remembered in 25 years... Serena hands down. Plus Serena has 8 slams, just cannot ignore that.
serena may have 8 slams ( ) but martina spent 209 weeks (or just over 4 years) as World No.1 - a lot longer than serena. martina has also won way more singles AND doubles titles than serena, and holds a swag of 'youngest ever' records
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where is Maria Sharapova in the list?
give me a break, sharapova ain't good enough
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where is Maria Sharapova in the list?
best of the next 10 years.
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How could there even be a question if we're talking about 2000-2007. I think even Henin has a better argument then Hingis.

But, of course, Serena is the unquestionedable winner here.

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serena has won a whole 25 tournaments, whereas hingis has 200+ weeks at #1. and henin is the best player on all surfaces.
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serena may have 8 slams ( ) but martina spent 209 weeks (or just over 4 years) as World No.1 - a lot longer than serena. martina has also won way more singles AND doubles titles than serena, and holds a swag of 'youngest ever' records
True, and Martina is/was a great player to have acheived that. However slams are what professional tennis revolves around, and that is what will be remembered in 25 years. Plus Martina also played a lot of tennis, no doubt had Serena played more and not gotten injured she would've been #1 a lot longer.

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and henin is the best player on all surfaces.
Yup and those 3 Wimbledon titles, with two other runner up trohpies says it all...oh wait...that's Venus my bad.

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How could there even be a question if we're talking about 2000-2007. I think even Henin has a better argument then Hingis.

But, of course, Serena is the unquestionedable winner here.
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True, and Martina is/was a great player to have acheived that. However slams are what professional tennis revolves around, and that is what will be remembered in 25 years. Plus Martina also played a lot of tennis, no doubt had Serena played more and not gotten injured she would've been #1 a lot longer.

hingis was also injured. she has plenty of wins over the williams. hingis is 6-7 with serena 11-10 with venus. being number 1 is equally important as slams. 209 weeks is remarkable. hingis will school serena next time they play.
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