Sukova was a very gifted player no doubt. I think Sabatini´s singles carreer >> Sukova. But at the same time Sukova´s doubles carreer was >>>> than Sabatini´s....
I would take Sabatini´s carreer in singles over Sukova´s doubles´s.
This would be like saying Paola Suarez >>> Sabatini because of her doubles sucess. Sorry but Singles >>>> Doubles....
Still Sukova´s 1993 Usopen was simply amazing..
Yes Sabatini's singles career >> Sukova's. Granted.
and yes Sukova's doubles career >>>> Sabatini's.
But I have to disagree on the third part saying that calling Sukova's career better than Sabatini's is like saying Paola Suarez's career is better than Sabatini's.
This is obviously because Sukova's singles career >>>> Suarez's.
While Sabatini does have an edge singles wise it certainly is not a huge edge at all. It really depends just how much one weights the doubles as to whether that tips the balance. But as the difference in singles career's is fairly close it doesn't require one to be giving doubles as strong a regard as singles for that weighting to make a difference.
This is actually one of those who "is/was greater" polls that's really quite a clever one in that I don't think there is a clear cut answer. It is much like Sanchez Vicario v Davenport where one can make a reasonable good case for both girls and it really does come to a matter of opinion based on how an individual bases numerous different factors. Some of these "who is greater" polls are no brainers. This one is not.
The way I personally would weigh all the criteria I would have Sukova ahead but by a very small margin. But I suspect slightly more will have Sabatini ahead although, again, I suspect for most, by a small margin. Either way, it comes down to how each individual weighs different criteria, and also, considering how close they are, how much one likes each player personally and remembers each player will make a difference with a lot of people too. In other words this is another toughy was no easy simple answer.