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Serena still the best of generation

Although it can be argued that justine is the best player at the moment and possibly the last 2 years, it still is absolutely certain that serena is still the best player of her generation, she has won more slams then justine as of date and has the complete grand slam set.When and if , justine should win wimbledon, we can then start arguing but as of this moment serena is still the best of her generation.

It also must ne noted taht serena has won every grand slam except the french more then once, justine has only won the french multiple times.Serena has also had far more extensive consistent injuries and has played far less.

If justine should win wimbledon, then it could start to become interesting over the next few years but a little bird told me that a williams sister is going to catch up on justine's 4 frech open titles but at wimbledon.The venus rosewater dish will go back to its rightful owner.
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It's important for Justine to win this title. She had plenty of chances last year, and didn't.

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Serena will remain the best player of her generation for some time. Lets not forget that she has the career slam in DOUBLES as well. How many grand slam doubles titles does Justine have? People seem to not include her grand slam doubles into her count. That adds to her greatness. 15 slams total!! So as far as I'm concerned...this is not even a question that needs to be posed, and STILL won't be a question posed should Justine win Wimbledon this year. Justine, however, is the best player currently before her match with Serena, and I still would've considered Justine the best even had Serena won. Justine has the #1 ranking and has been more consistent than Serena. Justine certainly got over a hurdle in terms of beating Serena on a surface other than clay, but she was the best player before the Serena match.

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Also, Serena's only 1 slam away from a career DOUBLE SLAM (she has 3 Oz Opens, 2 Wimbledons and US Opens). I think that would further distance Serena in terms of career achievements.

And also the Serena Slam, but honestly, she needs to get to #9 before Justine gets to #8, and stay at least 2 ahead for a couple of years.

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Serena will remain the best player of her generation for some time. Lets not forget that she has the career slam in DOUBLES as well. How many grand slam doubles titles does Justine have? People seem to not include her grand slam doubles into her count. That adds to her greatness. 15 slams total!! So as far as I'm concerned...this is not even a question that needs to be posed, and STILL won't be a question posed should Justine win Wimbledon this year. Justine, however, is the best player currently before her match with Serena, and I still would've considered Justine the best even had Serena won. Justine has the #1 ranking and has been more consistent than Serena. Justine certainly got over a hurdle in terms of beating Serena on a surface other than clay, but she was the best player before the Serena match.
I agree. Serena has a career singles, doubles, and half mixed doubles grand slam. Not to mention she has held all four singles grand slams at the same time. I don't feel like you can be the greatest o your generation with no doubles grand slams under your belt, without holding all four of the slams at the same time, or if you havn't won 2 or 3 of the slams more than once. At the moment, yes Justine is the top player, she's playing amazing tennis, but she isn't the greatest of this generation.

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hmm....she is the most accomplished active singles player.
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but who cares? i don't... women's tennis is in the dumps right now. no excitement or draw what so ever.
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Singles is what counts as to a players greatness, not doubles or mixed doubles. I do agree though that, as of now, Serena is the best of her generation. The close second best could be decided on Saturday, if Justine and Venus reach the finals. Hopefully, they will!
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we're talking singles her, you can't compare doubles because justine doesn't play and never really did

also serena is still ahead in singles, for now...

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Also, Serena's only 1 slam away from a career DOUBLE SLAM (she has 3 Oz Opens, 2 Wimbledons and US Opens). I think that would further distance Serena in terms of career achievements.

And also the Serena Slam, but honestly, she needs to get to #9 before Justine gets to #8, and stay at least 2 ahead for a couple of years.
Yeah she really needs that French Open title she would gotten it in 03 had Justine cheated and ruined her spirits like the Wimby commentator said.
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AND she BLACK and that's even better.
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Everybody knows this, Serena has won the most slams. Justine fans are really just getting ahead of themselves, she is still two matches from winning this title, and who knows what will happen in the final. Venus is just as good on grass as Justine is on clay, I totally love how some have just counted Venus out completely and basically given Justine the title. That could come back to bite them on the ass. And I'm sure Ivanovic will be looking for revenge for that FO final, I'm sure she'll play much better being in her second slam final and on grass. Not to mention, Justine still has to get past Bartoli who has no pressure what so ever. I'm sure we all witnessed how well a player with absolutely no pressure can play in this very championship in 2004. So nothing set in stone yet. Except that Serena is still the greatest.

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AND she BLACK and that's even better.
Who's black? Ana?

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McEnroe would double bagel Serena any day of the week.
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but who cares? i don't... women's tennis is in the dumps right now. no excitement or draw what so ever.
Some how I don't think you would have such a sucky attitude if Maria had won.

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