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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2009, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

both have 3 slams, both have won OG, both have been #1...

my vote goes to Lindsay (won YEC, more titles and 3 different slams )

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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

Davenport easily.


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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

Is this a joke.

Davenport.
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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

this is obviously lindsay

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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

Davenport in nearly every area.

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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

lol

Lindsay all the way, not even close.
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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

Lindsay...her powerfully beautiful game was just totally dismantling anyone when she was on. She and Pierce...

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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

Lindsay by some distance.

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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?



Sharapova's arguably had a better career than Capriati, and there's no way Sharapova's had a better career than Davenport.


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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

I say it everytime this question gets brought up. The Davenport/Capriati comparison is the perfect example of why the no. of slams alone does not define a career. So they have the same slams, that does not mean start a thread about whose greater.

I like Jen alot but she's not as good as Linds.
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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

Clearly Davenport's achievements outweigh Capriati's but Capriati had an amazing career and is one of the few tennis players who can say they could cut it as an elite player in two different generations.

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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

I know I am biased but
Jennifer had much greater movement on the court
Jennifer had an undeniable fighting spirit to the end...(davenport would start whining and giving up sometimes immediately if her game wasn't on)
Jennifer was somehow able to get the same number of slams, gold medal, and #1 like Davenport despite Jennifer missing those few years due to burn out and having to pretty much start all over again)
They both had solid groundstrokes..maybe Lindsay's shots were slightly better but not by that much!
Lindsay had a better serve though...but Jennifer's second serve was underrated...I felt Jennifer hit her double faults mainly because she would try to hit her second serve just the same as her first serve.
Lindsay has a much better record against Venus...but Jennifers record against Serena was equally impressive. Both had periods of dominating Hingis! Both beat Graf and Seles in big occasions...
So maybe Lindsay is greater but only slightly imho...so to ask the question does not seem as invalid as other posters are implying!!
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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

At 6'2" 170lb Lindsay is greater than 5'9" 140lb Jennifer.
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post #14 of 41 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

Okay in this situation it is easier to be objective because both Davenport and Capriati only won 3 slams and 1 Olympic gold metal. The slam results cancel each other out and we have to look at other WTA statistics. Davenport is obviously better then Capriati because she was overall more consistent.
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Re: Who is greater? Capriati or Davenport?

Sharapova though WILL have a better career then Davenport she is young only 22 she will win more slams. Davenport's 3 slam total demonstrates her lack of mental toughness in the clutch situations. Davenport should of won more then just 3 slams.
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