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Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

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

Sabatini, easily. Just because they both have one slam doesn't mean you can compare them.
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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

I am trying ot really hard to vote but I can't. Can't do it!

Love them both, I know Sabatini is a little greater but Novotna...

Nope can't.

CAn you pls split my vote?

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

It causes physical pain to say that, but Sabatini.

But you also gotta give Novotna kudos as she was the mother of all chokers.

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

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?

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

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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?
The better question to ask is who makes the hotter girlfriend. Which is Gabs!

That said, Gaby is definitely greater. Better head to heads, bigger tournament wins. Sure, she earned lesser, but only because she retired young.

And while both was massive chokers, Novotna takes the cake here.

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

Well I am in the minority here, but I had to vote for Jana.
While their accomplishments in singles are incredibly close, Jana has multiple slam titles in Doubles and Mixed, as well as winning the YEC in BOTH singles and doubles in 1997.
They are both beautifully unique champions though.

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is this a joke
Gaby is 1000000 better

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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?
money

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Gaby probably 200M
Novotna 0.1M

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

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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?
seriously - I was going to ask the same thing - I shall trawl the net tonight to find out more info

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

Novotna was the better doubles player by miles but in singles it's a very close call. Both choked away winning positions quite often and both gave problems to the number one ranked player if they were on top of their game ! Based on head to heads I'd choose Sabatini but not on grass !
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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

Novotna.


Sabatini probably better in singles although Novotna still had more slam singles finals. Doubles puts Novotna way ahead.
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Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

I love both Jana and Gabby but there is not doubt here that Gabby was better in almost all aspects!

Gabby Sabatini has less money because most of her success came from (87-92), Jana's success came later on (93-98), the word we are looking for is inflation. She earned more, because she got paid more, its as simple as that. Not to mention Jana played longer.

By the way Gabby Leads the head to head 10-3, with their last 4 out of 5 being straight set wins for her.

Career Win/Loss record is 632/189 compared to Jana who is 571/225.
Gabby not only has won much bigger titles in her career but she has 27 to Jana's 24 titles. Gabby has reached the grand slam QF 28 times, the semifinals 18 times, and the finals 3 times.
Jana has reached the QF 22 times, SF 8 times, and the finals 4 times.
Gabby has 2 YEC titles, reached the finals 4 times, and the semis 7 times.
Jana has won 1 YEC, reached only 1 final and reached the Semis 3 times.

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.

Both ladies had great careers and failed to live up to their full potential but Gabby is the winner here!!!
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Gabriela! I loved her, even though she nearly killed me losing that Wimbledon final.
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