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View Poll Results: Who's the best among these 5???
Mary Pierce 18 25.71%
Jennifer Capriati 10 14.29%
Serena Williams 23 32.86%
Anastasia Myskina 3 4.29%
Ana Ivanovic 16 22.86%
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Who's the better player on clay???

I'm focusing on active players who have won a title in Roland Garros(including players who have not been offcially announcing their retirements).

1. Mary Pierce (2000)- 1 W,2 F and 1 QF in 15 appearances(44-14).Won Rome once and Palermo twice.
2. Jennifer Capriati (2001)- 1 W,3 SF and 2 QF in 11 appearances(39-10).Won Barcelona Olympics and Strasbourg once.
3. Serena Williams (2002)- 1 W,1 SF and 3 QF in 8 appearances(31-7) in RG.Won Rome once.
4. Anastasia Myskina (2004)- 1 W in 8 appearances(11-7).Won Palermo once.
5. Ana Ivanovic (2008)- 1 W,1 F and 1 QF in 4 appearances(19-3).Won Berlin once.

*doesn't include green clay events.

So who do you think is the best among these five players?
and please also make your rank 1-5 among them.

Mine are:
1. Jennifer Capriati
2. Mary Pierce
3. Serena Williams
4. Ana Ivanovic
5. Anastasia Myskina

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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

even if she lost Serena healthy and focus she can beat anyone

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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

If Serena played 80% and any of those opponents played the same percentage (change to any other percentage you wish), she would win.

So Serena, then Capriati, then Pierce, then Ivanovic and finally Myskina.

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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

Serena, Capriati, Pierce, Ana then Myskina.
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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

1. Serena
2. Pierce
3. Capriati
4. Myskina




5. Ivanovic

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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

Pierce.She won all the big events on clay (RG, Rome, Hilton H. trashing Seles and Sanchez on her way, and Amelia A.) except Berlin (final), and has some finals as well.
She had also some good wins over Graf (#1), Seles, Sanchez, Hingis (#1), Martinez, Davenport (#1) in RG (and made 3 finals here, lost 2 against Sanchez and Henin).

I'd say Pierce, Capriati, Serena, Ana and Myskina.
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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

Pierce > Capriati > Serena > Ivanovic >>>>>>>>>>> Myskina
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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

Serena of course.

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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

1. Serena
2. Pierce
3. Capriati
4. Ana
5. Myskina
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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

It's hard to say Serena when she has only 2 red clay wins.

If Pierce plays to her abilities, I think she could wipe the floor with any of those on the list. Also, Ivanovic is only 20..a lot younger than anyone on that list.

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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

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Pierce > Capriati > Serena > Ivanovic >>>>>>>>>>> Myskina
I agree.
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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

on clay...Pierce. Most RG finals seals it. Plus she was much bigger of a threat on clay than the others.
With all due respect, other than 2002, Serena has never reached a final on red clay. She hasnt reached the semifinals on red clay since 2003!
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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

going by win percentage, obviously this question is skewed toward Ana, but I go with JCap. She played more on clay than Ana and has maintained a pretty good win percentage.

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Re: Who's the better player on clay???

Pierce > Serena > Capriati > Myskina > Ivanovic.
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