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Grass Court Top Eight Among Active Players

Looking at Wimbledon performance and career grass win/loss percentage, these players emerge as best grass court players of their generarion.

Inside Top Ten of Career Grass W/L in Open Era
1. Venus Williams, Five Time Wimbledon Champion, Career W/L 87.01%
2. Serena Williams, Three Time Wimbledon Champion, Career W/L 86.67%
3. Maria Sharapova, 2004 Champion, Career W/L 83.58%
4. Justine Henin, Two-Time Finalist, Career W/L 83.33%

and then, there is:
5. Kim Clijsters, Two-Time Semi-Finalist, Career W/L 77.78%
6. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Three-Time Quarter Finalist, Career W/L 69.77%
7. Elena Dementieva, Two-Time Semi-Finalists, One-Time QF, Career W/L 67.19%

Can't overlook a recent finalist.
8. Marion Bartoli, One Time Finalist, Career W/L 61.82, but ranked 97 in overall all-time career grass W/L

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Re: Grass Court Top Eight Among Active Players

What about Radwanksa?
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What about Radwanksa?
Top 4 grasscourter of this generation?




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Aga Radwanska?

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Re: Grass Court Top Eight Among Active Players

Nice top 6, but then the quality quickly drops

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No doubt Venus is no.1 on the list but just like if you had done a mens list then the no.2 would be favoured to beat the no.1. I'd love to see Venus go all guns ablazing into the final and really hit hard and come to the net again and again and again if she meets Serena in the final - don't just try and go toe to toe with her at the back of the court use your height and wingspan to dominate the net

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Can't believe Sveta is no.6. Here's hoping for a good Wimbledon

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Top 4 grasscourter of this generation?
Marion Bartoli is better?

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What about Radwanksa?
She should get honororable mention, but gave #8 to Marion, since she was a finalist even though her overall Career W/L is much lower than Radwanska.

Therefore, I'd say:

Honorable Mention,
Radwanska: Two-Time Quarter Finalist, Career Win/Loss 72.4%

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Marion Bartoli is better?
Yes made the Wimbledon final what has Radwanska done in her entire career to top that?

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Yes made the Wimbledon final what has Radwanska done in her entire career to top that?
Bartoli had to beat #1(Henin) and #3(JJ) seed to get to the final
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Re: Grass Court Top Eight Among Active Players

If a couple of recent retirees from this generation were still active: the top four would remain pretty much the same, though Dav would have a legitimate claim on #3 spot though booting Henin out.

Add Hingis and Momo in and some of the others are going, going, gone from the top eight.

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Radwanska should be fourth
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Makarova should be third!!! and don't forget Tammy!!!

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I think that currently Aga deserves to be on the list over Sveta and Marion.
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