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Both underachievers. 13 34.21%
Both overachievers. 2 5.26%
Davenport underachiever, Capriati overachiever. 20 52.63%
Capriati underachiever, Davenport achiever. 3 7.89%
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Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Both players won 3 slams, but Lindsay won almost quadruple as manyh titles, 55 to 14. Would you call them underachivers or overachievers? I personally think that both are underachievers. Capriati should have definitely won more career titles, and at least 2 more slams IMO. Davenport should have won about 3-4 more slams, IMO. What do you think?
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Re: Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Davenport underachiever...definetely. 55 titles and just 3 majors?!
Sure she had to contend with the WS, but there were some openings that she failed to take advantage of imo.

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Davenport should've won at least 5 slams.
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Re: Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Davenport has beautiful game... but underachiever in slams, if only she was mentally stronger in big occasions. She really had a big chance to add more titles in Wimby and USO 2004, AO and Wimby 2005!

Capriati, she was definitely talented and strong willed on court, could have been a lot more successful if she didn't put herself into a lot of distractions.
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Re: Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Davenport underachived big time in the slam department.

Capriati lost her window of opportunity after being away for the most part of the 90s. Once she got back she was up against the Williams and the Belgians. She still got 3 slams so that was good.

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At least 5 majors indeed...such a non big-match player.

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Re: Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Capriati overachieved.
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Re: Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Davenport should of had double the slam and Capriati should of only won 1.

On a side note..Hingis underachieved aswell she should have won around 9-10 slams IMO


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Re: Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Capriati underachieved by a bit (should have at least reached a USO final and won more tournaments) and Davenport underachieved by a lot (should have won about 3-4 more Slams).
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Davenport underachiever...definetely. 55 titles and just 3 majors?!
Sure she had to contend with the WS, but there were some openings that she failed to take advantage of imo.
She should have won the 2004 USO, 2005 AO and W, and to a degree also the 1999 USO.
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Btw, does anyone know how to fix the poll? The last option should be "Davenport overachiever", not just "achiever".
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Re: Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Lindsay underachieved in the slams, but then she had the WS to contend with.
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She should have won the 2004 USO, 2005 AO and W, and to a degree also the 1999 USO.
' 99 USO?! Really?! you had to go there, huh?!
Even back then, the h2h between Linds and Serena was terrible for Linds. Somebody had to take Serena out for Linds..and obviously that didn't happen.

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Re: Capriati and Davenport: underachievers or overachievers?

Lindsay had the '05 AO but collapsed . She was tired from some long matches but still, she was up a set and 3-3 40-0 I think .
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