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Who is Greater? Elena Dementieva or Francesca Schiavone?

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Re: Who is Greater? Elena Dementieva or Francesca Schiavone?

A simple yes or no to my post in the other thread would've sufficed you know.
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A simple yes or no to my post in the other thread would've sufficed you know.
Yeah but as Caratancheva would attest to, I can't resist making a poll when I can.
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Re: Who is Greater? Elena Dementieva or Francesca Schiavone?

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Re: Who is Greater? Elena Dementieva or Francesca Schiavone?

Lena--and for some reason I feel like going beyond my usual knee-jerk response--was rated ahead of other, more distinguished one-slam wonders and slamless #1s than Fran on most list of the best WTA players of the decade, including Ivanovic, Myskina, Safina, Jankovic etc., all of whom rank ahead of Fran even on the one-slam wonder list.

Look, no one would love to see Lena on that one-slam wonder list more than I would (well, except maybe Mommy Vera) but with all do respect to Fran she will have to back this up with a pretty strong kick down the stretch of her career to be considered a better player than many of her slamless contemporaries.

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Lena--and for some reason I feel like going beyond my usual knee-jerk response--was rated ahead of other, more distinguished one-slam wonders and slamless #1s than Fran on most list of the best WTA players of the decade, including Ivanovic, Myskina, Safina, Jankovic etc., all of whom rank ahead of Fran even on the one-slam wonder list.

Look, no one would love to see Lena on that one-slam wonder list more than I would (well, except maybe Mommy Vera) but with all do respect to Fran she will have to back this up with a pretty strong kick down the stretch of her career to be considered a better player than many of her slamless contemporaries.
Agreed. Assuming Schiavone now returns to her usual standards, Dementieva will be remembered as the infinitely more successful player, even if she never gets that Slam.
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Re: Who is Greater? Elena Dementieva or Francesca Schiavone?

Dementieva of course. Though she could learn a thing or two from Schiavone about how to play in a grand slam final.
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I wouldn't be suprised if Lena won Wimbledon.

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Despite having a Grand Slam, I'd much rather have Elena's career.
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Fran can kim1 Lenablw all she wants now. bty&bst

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Dementieva for sure.
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Re: Who is Greater? Elena Dementieva or Francesca Schiavone?

Lena

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Fran.

1 slam>>>>>>>>>>>>0 slams

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1 slam>>>>>>>>>>>>0 slams
This logic is so :expletive:

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This logic is so :expletive:
It is so.... correct?

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