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post #1 of 251 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 2009, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

Who is greater Lindsay Davenport or Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario?

*slams

Sanchez-Vicario - 4GS [ '89 FO, '94 FO, '94 US, '98 FO ]
Sanchez-Vicario - 8 additional slam finals [ '91 FO, '92 US, '94 AO, '95 AO, '95 FO, '95 WB, '96 FO, '96 WB, '98 FO ] reached every slam final at least twice.

Davenport - 3GS [ '98 US, '99 WB, '00 AO ]
Davenport - 4 additional slam finals [ '00 WB, '00 US, '05 WB, '05 AO ]

Sanchez-Vicario [ AO // 42-11 (79%), FO // 73-13 (85%), W // 41-15 (73%), US // 56-15 (79%) ]
Davenport [ AO // 56-13 (81%), FO // 31-11 (74%), WB // 49-11 (82%), US // 62-16 (79%) ]

*titles

Sanchez-Vicario - 29 [ 6 Tier I, 12 Tier II ]

Davenport - 55 [ 10 Tier I, 26 Tier II ]

*#1

Sanchez-Vicario - 12 weeks overall.

Davenport - 98 weeks overall.
YE #1 4 times [ '98, '01, '04, '05 ] '01/'04 did not have even a slam F on her ranking. '01/'04/'05 did not have a slam W on her ranking.



*YEC/Olympics

YEC

Sanchez-Vicario - 1F [ '93 ]
Davenport - 1W [ '99 ] 3F [ '94, '98, '01 ]

Olympics

Sanchez-Vicario - 1S, 1B [ '96, '92 ]
Davenport - 1G [ '96 ]

*H2H

7 // Sanchez-Vicario : 5 // Davenport

Clay // 3-0 Sanchez-Vicario
Hard // 3-3
Carpet // 1-1
Mixed // 1-0 Davenport
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Re: Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

ASV

(Even though Davenport's game style appealed to me a whole lot more)
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Re: Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

ASV imo but since i never liked her game and im a fan of Lindsay the later will get my vote on the poll

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Re: Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

I'm a big fan of both players, but i give the edge to Dav
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Re: Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

Also I wonder whose multiple account the OP is, and how he will turn this thread into a 'Are Grandslams really that important ? ' thread .
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Re: Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

Lindsay obvs.

I have huge respect for ASV though.



I'm not sure why Lindsay not having a slam in some of her year-end no.1's is relevant to this question.

Davenport won 11 Tier I's btw.
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Also I wonder whose multiple account the OP is, and how he will turn this thread into a 'Are Grandslams really that important ? ' thread .
i thought the same

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Also I wonder whose multiple account the OP is, and how he will turn this thread into a 'Are Grandslams really that important ? ' thread .
The OP voted for ASV (the one with more slams) and displayed the stats in a biased way towards her though, so if anything they'd turn the thread into a "Grand Slams are all that matter" thread.


But yes I agree it probably is a multiple account.
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Re: Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

Lindsay
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I'm not sure why Lindsay not having a slam in some of her year-end no.1's is relevant to this question.
Well, I don't think it's fair to compare Davenport's weeks at #1 with Sanchez Vicario's. The latter reached #1 under the old divisor ranking system and would likely have reached the top spot in 1994 and stayed there longer than she actually did had they used the present ranking system back then. Conversely Davenport would most likely not have been #1 in 2001 or 2004 under the divisor.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

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Lindsay obvs.

I have huge respect for ASV though.



I'm not sure why Lindsay not having a slam in some of her year-end no.1's is relevant to this question.

Davenport won 11 Tier I's btw.
I displayed the stats as they were presented by their own racquet. Their is no intentional "playing up" of ASV's superior slam accomplishments. Anyone can see ASV did more than Davenport at the slams.

Furthermore, I voted for ASV for a legitimate reason not to push a slams are the only thing that matters agenda. On a side note, I think Clijsters > Kuznetsova. Guess who has more slams? Don't think you know everything. It isn't farfetched to think ASV is greater than Davenport. She has more slams, more slam finals reaching all four at least twice, and she was in a more competitive era.

As another poster mentioned I highlighted some of Lindsay's YE #1 to show partially what he mentioned.

No one is trying to attack Lindsay. This is a very legitimate question since they are close in achievements.
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I displayed the stats as they were presented by their own racquet. Their is no intentional "playing up" of ASV's superior slam accomplishments. Anyone can see ASV did more than Davenport at the slams.

Furthermore, I voted for ASV for a legitimate reason not to push a slams are the only thing that matters agenda. On a side note, I think Clijsters > Kuznetsova. Guess who has more slams? Don't think you know everything. It isn't farfetched to think ASV is greater than Davenport. She has more slams, more slam finals reaching all four at least twice, and she was in a more competitive era.

As another poster mentioned I highlighted some of Lindsay's YE #1 to show partially what he mentioned.

No one is trying to attack Lindsay. This is a very legitimate question since they are close in achievements.
I know it's a legitimate question and really can be argued either way which is why I don't think we need to be putting asteriks next to Lindsay's no.1 years. Players can only work with the ranking system they play under at the time, just like players can only play the players in front of them. Discounting Lindsay's length of time or years ended at no.1 because of the different ranking system is as silly as discounting ASV's 2 1994 slams because of the Seles stabbing.
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Re: Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

Well personally why do you feel Davenport is greater than ASV besides having her name in your signature?
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I know it's a legitimate question and really can be argued either way which is why I don't think we need to be putting asteriks next to Lindsay's no.1 years. Players can only work with the ranking system they play under at the time, just like players can only play the players in front of them. Discounting Lindsay's length of time or years ended at no.1 because of the different ranking system is as silly as discounting ASV's 2 1994 slams because of the Seles stabbing.
The two are in no way similar.
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Re: Who is Greater? Davenport or Sanchez-Vicario?

ASV by far.. more Slams / more slam finals /
all and all ASV is greater player.

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