Re: Peak Shrley Fry vs Peak Maria Sharapova
They have a lot to do with these peak threads because the only way to gauge a player of one era against another to compare them to how they handled their peers.
Sharapova's huge win over Serena is career-defining, but by the same token, winning 3 slams in a row, two in straight sets against Althea Gibson, is just as huge, even more so. Unless she does something in the next few years, Sharapova will be just as forgotten in 50 years as that Nasha Masha tard claims Fry is.
Kournikova isn't forgotten despite not winning a single title ... try harder
SFI's Australian title - is a Tier II title , bit I think Stuttgart 2012 had stronger field than that challenger + Gibson tournament in 1957
LOL so now you are talking about years like 2001 and 2002 when Maria was not even playing pro tennis to build up that era.
if we take only period when Maria played since becoming top player to her surgety it's 2004- wimbledon 2008
Henin -5 Slams
Sharapova -3 Slams
Venus - 3 Slams
Serena - 2 Slams
Amelie - 2 Slams
Kuznetsova, Clijsters, Myskina, Ivanovic - 1 Slam
Career Grand Slam Winner
Wimbledon 2004 ~ US Open 2006 ~ Australian Open 2008 ~ French Open 2012 and 2014
WTA Championships 2004
London Olympics silver medallist
35 WTA titles , including 14 Tier I titles
21 weeks #1 player
Last edited by NashaMasha; Nov 21st, 2012 at 05:32 PM.