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Sabatini vs Davenport: Who is greater?

Obviously, this thread was inspired by the 'Capriati vs Davenport' thread. I found the answers there curious. And since the same three slams vs one and career high #1 vs career high #2 rank, Olympic Gold medal, etc, occurs in this comparison, I'm curious about how people will vote.

And 'greater does NOT mean' who had better career accomplishments'. Wish it did, but that logic, unexamined, can lead to sme curious conclusions. Was Chris O'Neil really 'greater' that Mary Joe Fernandez? Most would say not, but O'Neil won a slam, and Fernandez didn't.

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Re: Sabatini vs Davenport: Who is greater?

Davenport, no question about it, Sabatini was only quicker and thiner, on the rest, Davenport was better
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Re: Sabatini vs Davenport: Who is greater?

Lindsay would outhit Gabriela off the court.

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Re: Sabatini vs Davenport: Who is greater?

Davenport defeated Graf in a Wimbledon final the same year Graf won the French Open.
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Lindsay's record pretty much speaks volumes......
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Re: Sabatini vs Davenport: Who is greater?

What the hell is going on with these threads? How can you compare a player 70's - 80's with a 90's player??? They played in differents eras!
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Lindsay would outhit Gabriela off the court.
Gaby used to kill her even indoors
and they only met once on clay

Sabatini leads 7-3
Rnk/Seed Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score Rnk/Seed
5 / 3 1993 VS OF FLORIDA HARD (O) R16 L. DAVENPORT 7-6(5) 6-1 73 / --
6 / 5 1993 US OPEN HARD (O) R16 G. SABATINI 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4 24 / --
6 / 4 1993 VS OF PHILADELPHIA CARPET (I) R16 G. SABATINI 6-4 6-2 20 / --
5 / 3 1994 MIAMI HARD (O) Q L. DAVENPORT 6-2 6-1 13 / 7
6 / 4 1994 AMELIA ISLAND CLAY (O) S G. SABATINI 6-2 6-4 13 / 6
10 / 10 1994 WIMBLEDON GRASS (O) R16 L. DAVENPORT 6-1 6-3 9 / 9
-- / -- 1994 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS CARPET (I) F G. SABATINI 6-3 6-2 6-4 -- / 7
6 / 2 1995 SYDNEY HARD (O) F G. SABATINI 6-3 6-4 7 / 1
7 / 4 1995 TOKYO (NICHIREI) HARD (O) Q G. SABATINI 6-2 6-2 9 / 5
-- / 5 1995 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS CARPET (I) R16 G. SABATINI 6-4 6-3 -- / --

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Davenport>>Capriati>Gabatini

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Gaby used to kill her even indoors
and they only met once on clay

Sabatini leads 7-3
Rnk/Seed Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score Rnk/Seed
5 / 3 1993 VS OF FLORIDA HARD (O) R16 L. DAVENPORT 7-6(5) 6-1 73 / --
6 / 5 1993 US OPEN HARD (O) R16 G. SABATINI 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4 24 / --
6 / 4 1993 VS OF PHILADELPHIA CARPET (I) R16 G. SABATINI 6-4 6-2 20 / --
5 / 3 1994 MIAMI HARD (O) Q L. DAVENPORT 6-2 6-1 13 / 7
6 / 4 1994 AMELIA ISLAND CLAY (O) S G. SABATINI 6-2 6-4 13 / 6
10 / 10 1994 WIMBLEDON GRASS (O) R16 L. DAVENPORT 6-1 6-3 9 / 9
-- / -- 1994 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS CARPET (I) F G. SABATINI 6-3 6-2 6-4 -- / 7
6 / 2 1995 SYDNEY HARD (O) F G. SABATINI 6-3 6-4 7 / 1
7 / 4 1995 TOKYO (NICHIREI) HARD (O) Q G. SABATINI 6-2 6-2 9 / 5
-- / 5 1995 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS CARPET (I) R16 G. SABATINI 6-4 6-3 -- / --
Yeah but Davenport did not really come to her own until late 1996 and really emerged in 1997. She was known for being a choker and she was still carrying most of her then almost 200 pounds for most of 1993-1994. However Davenport was already stepping inside the top ten by late 1994. She ended top 6 in 1996.

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Re: Sabatini vs Davenport: Who is greater?

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Obviously, this thread was inspired by the 'Capriati vs Davenport' thread. I found the answers there curious. And since the same three slams vs one and career high #1 vs career high #2 rank, Olympic Gold medal, etc, occurs in this comparison, I'm curious about how people will vote.

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Davenport.
Was year-end #1 four times (1998, 2001, 2004, 2005).
Had a higher winning percentage than Sabatini (unlike Capriati who is well behind Gaby in that department).
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Davenport defeated Graf in a Wimbledon final the same year Graf won the French Open.

Sabatini defeated Graf in a US Open final the same year Graf won the Australian Open. And when Graf was the clear #1.

Advantage Gaby!
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What the hell is going on with these threads? How can you compare a player 70's - 80's with a 90's player??? They played in differents eras!

Sabatini played in 1984-96, Davenport in 1991-2006.
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Davenport without hesitation
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