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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Cool who's better? capriati or pierce

two of the biggest power hitters...when they are on....Look out! though pierce has been nagged with injuries last 2 yrs.....she has better stats than capriati....

peirce has 15 titles ( 2 grandslams) and capriati has 13(3 grandslams)
pierce has won more matches than capriati
pierce has beaten both the william sisters more than 2 times
capriati hasnt beaten venus yet
pierce also has more career earnings than capriati
pierce also has been ranked career high #3
capriati ofcourse was a brief #1
pierce has also beaten davenport 3 times...as to capriati's 2!

so what do u think? and i bet pierce will only add to her 15 titles....and end her career with more titles than capriati!
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 08:24 PM
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I guess their match in Rome answer the question.... j/k

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post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 08:29 PM
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They're close in records, however Capriati has been no.1 and also here 3 slams were around the same time so in a way she "dominated" a little bit. I prefer Pierce, but I have to rank Capriati as higher in terms of "better accomplishements". However in terms of strokes Pierce on her best is incredible. Anyways it's a tie.
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 08:30 PM
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Mary Pierce! BTW, are you talking about beating the Williams each, or apart? Because Pierce has never beaten the Williams more than two times. Venus leads Mary 5-2 and Serena leads Mary 3-1?

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In history Cappy will always be better and she deserves to be...
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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 09:11 PM
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As much as I like Mary, I think that Jenn is considered the better player. The fact that Jenn has Mary's number also helps her secure her place as more superior.

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post #8 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 09:13 PM
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post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 09:33 PM
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#1 and the extra Slam

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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 09:41 PM
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Based on results one would have to go with Jennifer as she has more slams and at least made No.1, albeit for a very brief time. However, on their best day, I'd go with Mary. We've witnessed Mary annihilate the likes of Serena, Steffi, Monica, Martina Hingis, where said players barely won games...something Jennifer has not done.
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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 09:47 PM
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i think pierce has troubled the top players more during her time, so i give the nod to her. she has has two additional grand slam final appearances

i think people are still in a capriati glow. she had a streak of good form lasting 12 months maximum, and nothing else really until we go back to 1993 when her results were not even Henin-like.

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Jen is a phenomenol competitor and will go down in history probably as a bigger light. Jen is also probably a better tennis player in terms of thinking about the score and executing at the right time.

But in terms of strokes Mary wins on all cylinders - even forehand - it is a much heavier, and more effortless stroke than Jen's. At her best Mary is one of the best stikers of the ball the game has ever seen.

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post #13 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2002, 08:05 PM
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Pierce is better because Capriati just got lucky with most of her slams because most of the top players were either out injured or out of form. Just look at her pathetic results when everyone is playing well. Peirce actually earned her slams.
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post #14 of 41 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2002, 09:07 PM
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I think Mary Pierce, she has had a sparse career over a deckade, where as Jennifer has been in and out. And she is an accomplished doubles player. Her shot selection is magnificent and when she is playing well she can beat anyone, great serve, great volleyes, she is attractive.

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Mary of course!
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