oh hi Sgt. Timmy!
please tell us where this empirical stat came from and why a person with more slams and the career grand slam would only be equal with two non-career grand slam 7x champions who were highly surface dependent?
Venus outside of being one of the top 3 best grass courters in history, has won back to back U.S Opens, Olympic Gold on hard courts, the prestigious Miami event 3 times, and lost to the eventual winner in another 5 U.S Opens, 2 of those finals. In the summers of 2000 and 2001 she played some of the best hard court tennis ever by a women, losing only 1 match in the two summers combined. Except for Australian hard courts she shats all over Maria on any other hard court, and hard courts is Maria's best surface just like grass is Venus's. She also made 4 slam finals in a row at one point, losing all to GOATRena who whatever you consider best version of Maria would have failed to get more than 5 games against in any of those 4 finals most likely.
Henin won her 2 U.S Opens with some of the most impressive hard court tennis every by a women, winning an all time great match in the 2003 semis, and crushing both Williams sisters en route to the 2007 title. She has also won an Australian Open, 2 WTA year end Championships, and Olympic Gold on hard courts, meaning her hard court resume destroys Maria Sharapova's in every sense at this moment.
Outside of Venus on clay and Australian only hard courts and Henin on grass, Maria does not compare to either women on any surface at this point. As for being surface dependent I would rather have a surface I am considered an all time great and 2nd or 3rd best all time like Venus on grass and Henin on clay than not even be top 20 all time on any surface with wins sprinkled far apart in different places like a large hay field like Maria. I would also rather be considered the best player in the World like Henin was in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007 and Venus was in 2000 and 2001 then never be the best player in the World like Maria.
I dont like any of the 3 players and probably dislike Henin the cheater the most of the three so it definitely isnt bias on my part. Obvious is obvious, and I would like anyone who tries to overvalue the Career Slam and its meaning to address my Andre Agassi example, and why would it be any different for Maria, especialy when it is a more rare and difficult feat in the mens game.