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post #76 of 105 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Five of the same GS. It means you've been a GS champion for five years. A 'Career Slam' can be accomplished in one year. To me, someone can win 30+ clay court titles and show that they're one of the greatest on clay, despite not winning a French Open. That's just my two cents.

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Five of the same GS. It means you've been a GS champion for five years. A 'Career Slam' can be accomplished in one year. To me, someone can win 30+ clay court titles and show that they're one of the greatest on clay, despite not winning a French Open. That's just my two cents.
Just two active players have won more than 30 titles in their career, so your number is somewhat questionable. Moreover, I didn't notice anyone talking about Anabel Medina Garrigues as one of the "greats" of women's tennis even on clay despite her fitting your criteria the best. So, either you're seeing AMG as the best clay court player of XXI century behind Henin or simply you've lost the plot.

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Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

5 titles of the same slam. Specially if its Roland Garros.
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A career slam AND 5 titles of the same slam: Steffi, Martina, Chris and Serena.

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Neither. Is rather be like Serena have both. A career slam and five titles at one slam. She just so happens to have 5 at two slams and a career slam. Lol

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5 >>> 4

I'd take 5 slams especially if they're Wimby.

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5 >>> 4

I'd take 5 slams especially if they're Wimby.
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Neither. Is rather be like Serena have both. A career slam and five titles at one slam. She just so happens to have 5 at two slams and a career slam. Lol
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I believe winning a career grand slam puts her at a higher level in history books even though (so far) she's 'only' won 4 slams.

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Not really if thats all you have. And thats all Sharapova have going for her so far.

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Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Anyone can see Sharapova as the odd one out. She doesn't quite fit.

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5>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >.4
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I was in Maria's womb, waiting for the queen to give birth to me

She should've gone to the Clinic tbh.
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Not really if thats all you have. And thats all Sharapova have going for her so far.

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Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Anyone can see Sharapova as the odd one out. She doesn't quite fit.
the fact that only greatest players could make this formidable achievement only gives advantage to Maria's result

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the fact that only greatest players could make this formidable achievement only gives advantage to Maria's result
Lulz.

This reminds me of the time they were taking pride in the Silver Career Slam.

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the fact that only greatest players could make this formidable achievement only gives advantage to Maria's result
Again NOT if she stop at 4 GS titles. And even if she wins more her challenges/drawbacks are still quite formidable including that everyone on that list except her have a double digit GS titles.

Meanwhile Venus and Henin have already made routine legendary achievements like winning back to back slams and holding 2 titles in same year, a surface domination, a season domination and an olympic gold medal. At the moment I can't see how Sharapova's career slam alone tops these achievements plus that they actually hold more majors/titles than she does.

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Again NOT if she stop at 4 GS titles. And even if she wins more her challenges/drawbacks are still quite formidable including that everyone on that list except her have a double digit GS titles.

Meanwhile Venus and Henin have already made routine legendary achievements like winning back to back slams and holding 2 titles at the same time, a surface domination, a season domination and an olympic gold medal. At the moment I can't see how Sharapova's career slam alone tops these achievements plus that they actually hold more majors/titles than she does.
You digress. Noone said that this thread was a battle between Sharapova and Henin/Venus.
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