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View Poll Results: Of the following players, who is the best to have never won a slam?
Jankovic 39 35.45%
Dementieva 52 47.27%
Petrova 19 17.27%
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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2008, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Which of these players is the best player to have never won a slam?

Since this Wimbledon final will be contested between 2 slam winners, I started thinking about the 3 active players who I feel are the best players to have never won a slam before.

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Jankovic
Dementieva
Petrova

who is the best?

Now, when we're comparing them, let's compare peak performances, not necessarily current levels of play. I haven't looked up the exact data for each player, but they all have around the same # of titles/important titles, they all have had around the same peak ranking, and all have had some wins over certain top players, but are winless against others. Additionally, all have been known to lose big matches. Obviously, each has strengths and weaknesses in their respective games as well. Which player do you all feel has the best game?
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Re: Which of these players is the best player to have never won a slam?

i think that jelena is the personne who deserves a grandslam title the most..she is a good athlete,she has very good game from baseline,maybe she has weaker serve than petrova but i really like her game and it´s pity that she is not able to win a grandslam

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Re: Which of these players is the best player to have never won a slam?

Of those 3 you named, Jankovic.
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2 slam finals >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 0 slam finals.

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Elena Dementieva, no contest.

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2 slam finals >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 0 slam finals.
#2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> #4
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#2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> #4
Slams >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rankings.

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Re: Which of these players is the best player to have never won a slam?

I'd still give it to Dementieva. A few more years, I'd give it to Jankovic. But she's only been on this stage for 1.5 years. Elena has been doing this for almost 9.
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Dementieva, then yank a bitch, then Petrova.

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Slams >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rankings.
Is Marion Bartoli a better player than Jankovic then ?
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Petrova is the greatest waste of talent this decade. With her serve, volleys and groundies she should've chased Grand Slams but her head is not there.
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Dementieva

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Is Marion Bartoli a better player than Jankovic then ?
Considering the H2H is 3-3 and Marion has won the last two, one could argue that.
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Re: Which of these players is the best player to have never won a slam?

Definitely Dementieva, if you can make two slam finals & be a constant figure in the Top 10 in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & this year - well that gets my vote.
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