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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

Sabatini won more titles, won bigger titles and had a much more stellar GS record. Besides, IIRC, Novotna never won a tier II title on hardcourts.
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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

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Sabatini won more titles, won bigger titles and had a much more stellar GS record. Besides, IIRC, Novotna never won a tier II title on hardcourts.

Linz.


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And lets not even go into their head to head records against Graf and the rest of the pack.
Gabby has beaten Steffi 11 times, more than any other player and well Jana has beaten her 4 times out of 33 tries.
Gabby has beaten Navratilova 6 times and Jana has beaten her only once.

Why not include Monica Seles in this list? Gaby's record against her is abysmal while Jana's is respectable


It's funny that so often here people are trying to tell me that Slams are everything when it comes to greatness but in this case they say that Gaby is greater even though Jana has reached 4 Slam finals while Gaby has only 3
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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

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Linz.





Why not include Monica Seles in this list? Gaby's record against her is abysmal while Jana's is respectable


It's funny that so often here people are trying to tell me that Slams are everything when it comes to greatness but in this case they say that Gaby is greater even though Jana has reached 4 Slam finals while Gaby has only 3
Linz was an INDOOR tournament. So Novotna never won a Tier II hardcourt Outdoor event.

Jana reached only 9 slams semis while Sabatini reached that stage 18 times .


-Plus 2 YEC } 1 YEC.
-Gaby reached YEC final 4 times to Jana´s 1.

This indoors, fast carpet a surface that actually was not the most suitable for Sabatini.

Head to head between the two 9-4 or 10-4 i dont remmeber the exact number Sabatini.

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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Sabatini has a greater look indeed. No question about this poll.


PS: Why you don´t stop trolling Sabatini, you get into her forum every once in a while to continuosly ask why she is not married yet, and suggest that she is lesbian and bla bla bla. Novotna for a fact was married to Mandlikova in the early 90ties. Get over this topic both are amazingly talented players. Sabatini with an edge in singles. Novotna with a huge edge in doubles. For me Sabatini was clearly better

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

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Linz was an INDOOR tournament. So Novotna never won a Tier II hardcourt Outdoor event.

Doesn't matter. According to Wikipedia, when Novotna won Linz, it was a hardcourt tournament so Novotna won big tournaments on all surfaces. Did Gaby ever win a tournament on grass? I don't think so
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Linz.





Why not include Monica Seles in this list? Gaby's record against her is abysmal while Jana's is respectable


It's funny that so often here people are trying to tell me that Slams are everything when it comes to greatness but in this case they say that Gaby is greater even though Jana has reached 4 Slam finals while Gaby has only 3
Well almost all of the wins that Monica had over Gabby was before Monica got stabbed, she was a completely different player than (dominating everyone besides Steffi) and Gabby still managed to beat peak Seles twice(overall 3 times). While in Jana's case 3 out of the 4 times that she beat Seles was post stabbing, 1996 and 1997. The one other time was in 1989 when Monica was only 15 years old.

By the way, Linz was indoors(much different than outdoor hard)!

And while we are speaking on the subject of grand slams, well like I said before Gabby reached 18 semifinals compared to Jana's 9. Jana did reach one more grand slam final than Gabby but overall Gabby was consistently much better than Jana!!!

Not to mention that Gabby reached her biggest success on the tour while facing a different Graf, Vicario, and Seles among others like Navratilova, at that time where was Jana??? (she is two years older than Gabby). Jana's biggest success came in 96, 97, 98 , that was post stabbing Monica Seles, injured Steffi Graf(Surgery in 97), and a weaker Arantxa (97 and beyond).

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Linz was an INDOOR tournament. So Novotna never won a Tier II hardcourt Outdoor event.

Jana reached only 9 slams semis while Sabatini reached that stage 18 times .


-Plus 2 YEC } 1 YEC.
-Gaby reached YEC final 4 times to Jana´s 1.

This indoors, fast carpet a surface that actually was not the most suitable for Sabatini.

Head to head between the two 9-4 or 10-4 i dont remmeber the exact number Sabatini.
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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

Novotna was better in doubles, Sabatini was better in singles but overall for me Gabby was the better player and the bigger talent but thats just my opinion!
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Not to mention that Gabby reached her biggest success on the tour while facing a different Graf, Vicario, and Seles among others like Navratilova, at that time where was Jana??? (she is two years older than Gabby). Jana's biggest success came in 96, 97, 98 , that was post stabbing Monica Seles, injured Steffi Graf(Surgery in 97), and a weaker Arantxa (97 and beyond).

According to my friend spencercarlos 1998-99 were the golden years of women's tennis so I'd say it's quite remarkable that Jana was so successfull in 1998
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Gabriela has her own fragrance also, that´s big plus

seriously Novotna
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According to my friend spencercarlos 1998-99 were the golden years of women's tennis so I'd say it's quite remarkable that Jana was so successfull in 1998
Hey Jana was an amazing player with a beautiful game and she never quite lived up to her potential(choked away some important matches, much like Gabby), but I still think Gabby was a bit better, but that;s just my opinion.
By the way looking at there Grand slam title win, Jana beat Nathalie in the final while Gabby beat Steffi!
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Gaby Semitini might have the better slam record, bigger titles, more impressive wins, but this stat says it all:

Jana Novotna - $ 11,249,284
Gabriela Sabatini - $8,785,850



No seriously, isn't it a better question to speculate which one of the two has a hotter secret girlfriend?
i tried and looked everywhere for pics or info to decide who has the hotter GF and I must admit I failed.

If you type anything to do with tennis and lesbian into google, it goes off and fetches Sharapova as top ten links

Anyway - something makes me go for Jana on this one, classy lady

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Novotna for a fact was married to Mandlikova in the early 90ties.
I am sorry but I dont think you have the correct info here...can you elaborate?

I think they were still both citizens of Czechoslovakia (Hana had a dual citizenship) and I am damn sure that at that time gay marriage was not legal here.

I refuse to have a sig until Maria wins a slam
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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

Both at their best? Novotna on grass, indoors or possibly hard. Gabi on clay.

Better career? Sabatini marginally, although Jana had one more slam final.
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