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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

Conchita without a doubt.
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Conchita without a doubt.
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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

GS Finals:

Martinez
Wimbledon 1994
Australian Open 1998
Roland Garros 2000

Novotna:
Australian Open 1991
Wimbledon 1993
Wimbledon 1997
Wimbledon 1998


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Conchita Martinez

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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

martinez:
1 slam (wimb.94)
2 further finals (AO98, RG00)
9 further semifinals (all in 95)

33 titles
seasons in Top10: 7 (91,92,93,94,95,96,00)
Prize Money: $11,527,977
Win Loss Record: 739 - 297


novotna:
1 slam (wimb.98)
3 further finals (AO91, wimb. 93/97)
5 further semifinals

24 titles (one YEC 97)
seasons in Top10: 7 (91,92,93,94,96,97,98)
Prize Money: $11,230,762
Win Loss Record: 571 - 225

Head2Head:
4-1 Novotna

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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

Jana of course. Martinez was a useless spanish pusher.
Jana's accomplishments are greater as well, especially if we include doubles.

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martinez:
1 slam (wimb.94)
2 further finals (AO98, RG00)
9 further semifinals (all in 95)

33 titles
seasons in Top10: 7 (91,92,93,94,95,96,00)
Prize Money: $11,527,977
Win Loss Record: 739 - 297


novotna:
1 slam (wimb.98)
3 further finals (AO91, wimb. 93/97)
5 further semifinals

24 titles (one YEC 97)
seasons in Top10: 7 (91,92,93,94,96,97,98)
Prize Money: $11,230,762
Win Loss Record: 571 - 225

Head2Head:
4-1 Novotna

I WOULD SAY: MARTINEZ, BUT VERY CLOSE
According to this, the stat that determines Conchiata's supremacy is the number of titles won and the win loss percentage, but if I remember correctly, Conchita played much more lower tier tournaments than Novotna and thus these 2 stats are irrelevant. I pick Novotna because she was in the top 5 between 97-99 when the power era began while Conchita struggled to succeed after the Graf era, also Novotna was top 5 till her late twenties, while Conchita was in the top 5 only till age 24-25 or so.

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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

You have to give the nod to Novotna here - she has a Slam and a YEC. Also, her records against Graf, Seles, and Hingis are superior to Conchita's record against them.

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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

Just to mention Novotna's doubles record, thanks wikipedia.

Career record 697–153
Career titles 76 (6 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 1 (27 August 1990)

Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1990, 1995)
French Open W (1990, 1991, 1998)
Wimbledon W (1989, 1990, 1995, 1998)
US Open W (1994, 1997, 1998)

Major doubles tournaments
WTA Championships W (1995, 1997)


Mixed Doubles

Australian Open W (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon W (1989)
US Open W (1988)


And Martinez's

Career record 414–232
Career titles 13
Highest ranking No. 7 (January 11, 1993)

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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

Conchita Martinez has 9 Tier-I titles - Novotna only 2

Conchita won 5 FED CUP´s - Novotna only 1

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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

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Conchita Martinez has 9 Tier-I titles - Novotna only 2

Conchita won 5 FED CUP´s - Novotna only 1
Fed Cup does depend on other players too and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario might have helped just a little bit there !

Jana's Wimbledon was a lot harder to win than Conchita's and she upset world number 1 players in big tournamentsseveral times, which I don't think Conchita ever did.

Conchita on clay , Jana on the other surfaces for me.
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Re: Who is greater? Conchita Martinez or Jana Novotna?

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seasons in Top10: 9 (89,91,92,93,94,95,96,98,00)
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Fed Cup does depend on other players too and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario might have helped just a little bit there !

well, Novotna has won doubles titles with players like Davenport,Sanchez-Vicario, Hingis. Probably they have helped a little bit too.
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well, Novotna has won doubles titles with players like Davenport,Sanchez-Vicario, Hingis. Probably they have helped a little bit too.

Yes I agree, which is why I never quoted the doubles records.
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