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One more match Serena and you'll surpass Monica.

If she beats Venus you could pretty much say once and for all that she surpassed the great Monica Seles in singles accomplishments.

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One more match Venus and you'll surpass no one.

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Re: One more match Serena and you'll surpass Monica.

If Serena wins, she will have tied Seles in number of grand slam singles titles. Monica still has more WTA titles and more weeks at #1. So I don't know how Serena will have passed Seles in accomplishments (yet).
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If Serena wins, she will have tied Seles in number of grand slam singles titles. Monica still has more WTA titles and more weeks at #1. So I don't know how Serena will have passed Seles in accomplishments (yet).
Her lack of "Wimbledons" let her down IMO. Serena has every big title on her wall.

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Re: One more match Serena and you'll surpass Monica.

Many people on here feel Serena has already surpassed Monica.

There's a fair argument for both sides though until Serena overtakes Monica, I'll favour Monica as I like her more.
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If Serena wins, she will have tied Seles in number of grand slam singles titles. Monica still has more WTA titles and more weeks at #1. So I don't know how Serena will have passed Seles in accomplishments (yet).
CORRECT!! Many more titles, and Many more weeks at #1. The only real advantae Serena would have is one FO title. Serea would certainly be the best of her era, but not quite in the same league as Monica. Having said that, perhaps today it is tougher to do as well as players of the past. The game, since 2000, the game has become much more of a power game which is harder on the body which makes injuries more common.
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CORRECT!! Many more titles, and Many more weeks at #1. The only real advantae Serena would have is one FO title. Serea would certainly be the best of her era, but not quite in the same league as Monica. Having said that, perhaps today it is tougher to do as well as players of the past. The game, since 2000, the game has become much more of a power game which is harder on the body which makes injuries more common.
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Re: One more match Serena and you'll surpass Monica.

No way, still a while to go before Serena overtakes the great Monica Seles.
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You're getting ahead of yourself. She needs two more majors to pass Monica, and even if Serena gets to 10, most people would probably still consider Monica to have been the better player since she would have almost certainly won more majors had she not been stabbed. And remember, Venus has a good 50/50 chance (at least) of winning tomorrow, so Serena may very well still be stuck at 8 for after this.
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You're getting ahead of yourself. She needs two more majors to pass Monica, and even if Serena gets to 10, most people would probably still consider Monica to have been the better player since she would have almost certainly won more majors had she not been stabbed. And remember, Venus has a good 50/50 chance (at least) of winning tomorrow, so Serena may very well still be stuck at 8 for after this.
She did not. What's the point on that?

And that's what I said with "IF she beats Venus", she could still lose.

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No way, still a while to go before Serena overtakes the great Monica Seles.
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Comparisons with respect to history are nice. If Serena wins it will be another slam title she adds to her own list and legacy.

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You're getting ahead of yourself. She needs two more majors to pass Monica, and even if Serena gets to 10, most people would probably still consider Monica to have been the better player since she would have almost certainly won more majors had she not been stabbed. And remember, Venus has a good 50/50 chance (at least) of winning tomorrow, so Serena may very well still be stuck at 8 for after this.
Had Serena not been injured and gone through the legal battles, who knows how many more slams she would have won. Life is full of what ifs, but all that matters is what was actually accomplished and what has yet to be accomplished. Serena has time on her side. What happened to Monica was a travesty and that's all it can ever be. Monica's potential at that point in time was lost and the travesty is that we will never know what would have happened.

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