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How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

10 women have done it, Sharpie being the most recent.

How impressive has her career slam been when placed in the conext of previous career slams by the likes of Serena, Steffi, Martina, Chris etc?

Some would argue that the career slam wins since the open era were acheived by legends of the sport, but not many would place that mantel on Maria so what does it mean for the significance of the career slam?

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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

People can hate and mock her all they want, but winning a Career Grand Slam is something that only a few people in tennis have been able to do. Sure, maybe it's not as impressive as Steffi's, Martina's or Chris', but she did it and that's what matters.

And honestly, even if a player I disliked completed a Career Grand Slam, I'd be happy for them
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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

A career slam is a career slam. But no doubt she is lacking in achievements compared to most members of that elite 10. Perhaps that makes her career slam even more impressive?
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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

It should be also mentioned that only 5 players won Career Slam winning Slams on hard, clay and grass courts.

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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

I'm a huge fan of Maria but I'm not deluded,I realize most(if not all) of the women who also have career slams have much more natural talent than she does. I think this makes it all the more impressive though,it speaks volumes about her motivation and drive...
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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

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I'm a huge fan of Maria but I'm not deluded,I realize most(if not all) of the women who also have career slams have much more natural talent than she does. I think this makes it all the more impressive though,it speaks volumes about her motivation and drive...
but you'll have to admit that her shoulder injury affected her career seriously when she was at her peak

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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

But even before that; throughout her whole career. I really mean no disrespect, but her game is very technical and her strokes can look really awkward at times.

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I didn't know they were "ranked" lmmfao. These threads and ideas kill me. This is almost like asking how Venus' first round wimbledon Loss compares to Serena's first round RG loss. Can we say irrelevant? You're welcome!!!

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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

It sure is a great achievement to win a GS in Grass/Clay/Hard, there are even fewer players doing that. Of course it's not as impressive as when Serena's or Graf have done it since it was in a shorter period of time. BUT Maria did have a huge step back during her career with that nasty shoulder injury. Some people may argue that she has now became a better clay courter and it's her new specialty so it makes that long time her career grand slam less impressive. On the other hand, she has finals on GS finals all surfaces and in all GS exept at the USO where she made the SF and that AFTER her shoulder injury...not many player has done that...actually she's the only active player to have that kind of record in the last 2 years. She sure has not became a claycourt specialist then, so her career is very impressive to me. I think most people doesn't really realize what kind of achievements Sharapova has done. Still would get behind Serena but still Maria's record is very impressive.

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but you'll have to admit that her shoulder injury affected her career seriously when she was at her peak
Well yeah,no doubt. It's hard to say but I think she could have had a Seles-like career otherwise,8-9 slams,50+ titles. But it is what it is,these things happen
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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

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Of course it's not as impressive as when Serena's or Hingis have done it since it was in a shorter period of time.
Hingis hasn't done it.

Serena has done even more - Career Golden Slam.

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Hingis hasn't done it.

Serena has done even more - Career Golden Slam.
I meant Graf

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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

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I meant Graf

Serena and Graf are so great that they managed to be outstanding even in this elite group with Career Golden Slam and Calendar Golden Slam respectively

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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

Well since a career slam is winning all four slams, they all stack up pretty much the same lol
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Re: How does Sharapova's career slam stack up against the Career slams before hers?

Career slam is a great achievement, i think the OP is trying to diminish her accomplishment by opening this thread......

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