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Do you honestly think that Serena will win 5 more slams?

to tie Navratilova and Evert which would unquestionably make her the best player of all-time?
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to tie Navratilova and Evert which would unquestionably make her the best player of all-time?
That would be Steffi Graf. Did you forget about her? Serena needs to win 9 more slams (that should include couple of RGs to prove that her 2002 win wasn't a fluke), surpass her at the amount of weeks at #1 and win a Calendar Grand Slam. Good luck.
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Re: Do you honestly think that Serena will win 5 more slams?

Even if she did tie with evert/Nav it still wouldnt make her the most successfull of all time. She hasnt had nearly enough weeks or year end number 1's and has hardly any titles when compared to the leading ladies.
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Re: Do you honestly think that Serena will win 5 more slams?

Well, the competition isn't that great out there.

She'll probably win Wimbledon two more times if not more, she's always a threat in Melbourne and she can add up a few titles in NYC and Paris, why not?
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5... yeah she can

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Re: Do you honestly think that Serena will win 5 more slams?

Who's gonna stop her...

...and hate to show my Seles bias but 18 is the magic number.

....If Justine had gotten stabbed and Serena had won 3 French Opens as a result, then I'd up the "magic number".

I have too much respect for how good Monica Seles was becoming to ever feel any different.

If your fave's coach isn't Richard Williams, that's just her first problem...

I was there when the ALL BLACKS won the World Cup in 2011!!!

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That would be Steffi Graf. Did you forget about her? Serena needs to win 9 more slams (that should include couple of RGs to prove that her 2002 win wasn't a fluke), surpass her at the amount of weeks at #1 and win a Calendar Grand Slam. Good luck.
Aaaah, Steffi Graf doesn't have the record for most GS single titles either, hate to burst your bubble. And what does a calendar grand slam have to do with anything? Serena has held all four major at the same time, to make the argument that they wern't all in the same calendar year is quite stupid. The point is to hold all four GSs at once, and she's done this. I believe the history books have it listed under the Serena Slam. No other current player, male or female can say they've done that. Heck, when was the last time a male player has held all 4 majors at once? The great Roger Federer hasn't, and heck Nadal hasn't even come close. Serena's the only one to have done it in the past 20+years.

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That would be Steffi Graf. Did you forget about her? Serena needs to win 9 more slams (that should include couple of RGs to prove that her 2002 win wasn't a fluke), surpass her at the amount of weeks at #1 and win a Calendar Grand Slam. Good luck.
Everyone forgets Graf because she is European, I can't think on any other reason why she has been erased from the history books.

Graf is GOAT she could win on any surface, Serena struggles on clay.
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Re: Do you honestly think that Serena will win 5 more slams?

the clay thing is a moot point because like federer, serena usually loses to the eventual champion
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to tie Navratilova and Evert which would unquestionably make her the best player of all-time?
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Aaaah, Steffi Graf doesn't have the record for most GS single titles either, hate to burst your bubble. And what does a calendar grand slam have to do with anything? Serena has held all four major at the same time, to make the argument that they wern't all in the same calendar year is quite stupid. The point is to hold all four GSs at once, and she's done this. I believe the history books have it listed under the Serena Slam. No other current player, male or female can say they've done that. Heck, when was the last time a male player has held all 4 majors at once? The great Roger Federer hasn't, and heck Nadal hasn't even come close. Serena's the only one to have done it in the past 20+years.
You don't need to type in bold, I am not blind. Now, to address your points. First of all, Steffi DOES hold the slam record in open era. Most of Court's slams were AO, the least prestigious tournament of that time as evidenced by many all time greats not even attending it. So, yes Steffi does have more slams simply by virtue of playing in actual competitive era of tennis.

Second. Whether you like it or not, Steffi has done something that will probably never be repeated. 4 slams in one year. It's not "stupid" at all to bring up when it comes to GOAT discussion just like other almost impossible and impressive records (Borg's multiple Wimby/RG in the same year come to mind). The "Serena Slam" is a joke coined by Serena herself because of her failure to win the Calendar GS and her continued early exits at RG. I don't know anyone except the most blind of fans that will claim that "Serena Slam" is greater than CGS+olympic.

Third. I wish people on these boards would stop comparing men and women game. It's way more competitive, way more difficult to win a Grand Slam in men's game. The fact that even Federer couldn't hold 4 slams at once just proves how difficult it is (he lost to clay court GOAT in 3 finals and 1 semi during his peak). Serena dominated weak field for the last 2 years, hasn't ever encountered a true clay court specialist (because topspin doesn't exist in women game) and still failed at RG for the last 2 years. Men's game actually brought exciting finals, not straight set beatdowns by Serena of another mug or a headcase. Yesterday's Wimbledon final just further proves it.

Fourth. I thought this is GOAT discussion, so why are you bringing up "this generation" all the time. Yes, Serena is greatest of this generations, nobody is disputing the fact, however comparing her to the likes of Graf is absolutely laughable. She isn't even Navratilova's/Evert's league yet.
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Re: Do you honestly think that Serena will win 5 more slams?

She'll win 3 of the next 5.
And then 2 in 2012 and 1 in 2013 before retiring.

Leaving her at 19. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see Serena stick around until she is in a wheelchair trying to hit 100 major titles.

The tour will be so screwed without her... she's the only one that is capable of bringing good tennis EVERY slam.
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She will also probably win Olympic Singles Gold since it is also at Wimby.
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