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Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

If they are to retire today who do you consider greater?

Svetlana Kuznetsova:
2 Grand Slam Titles (French Open & US Open)
World #2
13 career titles

Ana Ivanovic:
1 Grand Slam Title (French Open)
World #1
10 career titles

Sveta has more grand slam titles and career titles overall but Ana has been ranked world #1 while Sveta never.



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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

Ivanovic is better than Kuznetsova only in modeling
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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

2 Slams that count > 0 Slams that count

2/0 = +INF

Svetlana is infinite times as great as Ivanovic.

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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

Preferia esquecer-me de ambas...

Kuznetsova achieved more, more finals, but Ivanovic had probably the best «hot streak» of the two, between Paris 07 and Paris 08.
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Sveta by far

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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

Kuznetsova, not even close.

Sveta's peak is one of the most impressive displays of tennis I've ever seen. Up there with Venus at Wimbledon and Serena 07 OZ F.
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Well, if Ana had a significant number more titles, maybe you would have an argument. But...no. Sveta is greater, except at modeling.
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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

Sveta. Without doubt.

Even now when she can't win anything she is better than slumping Ana.

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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

Well, Sveta has achieved more, certainly, so she is "greater" than Ana... that is until she has to play her


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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

Ask me in 7-8 years when Ana has completed her career.

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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

Ana was a very weak #1 and doesn't have YE #1 ranking so she can't make up for 1 additional Slam title of Sveta.

Kuznetsova is my vote.
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We've been trough this. Kuz is greater.
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Re: Who is greater, Svetlana Kuznetsova or Ana Ivanovic?

Kuznetsova has had the greater career.

BUT, Ivanovic won all of her important titles in a very rapid succession. From April 2007-June 2008 she had a better hot streak than Kuznetsova has had; Kuznetsova's biggest accomplishments have tended to come more spread out ('04 slam title, '06 Tier I title, '07 QF streak, '09 slam title, etc.).

I don't buy the "Ivanovic as #1" bit, though, because if I remember correctly, Henin would have remained #1 through the U.S. Open if she had elected to NOT have her name removed from the rankings. Ivanovic was a real place holder. She was the best on tour in that stretch, but I don't think anyone can argue she would have been #1 without Henin's 'retirement'.
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