Re: How many Majors should player win to be called "one of the greatest players"?
Open era based I´d put it in five categories:
0-1 Slams, weeks at #1, longevity, YEC, +10 titles, overall record: A lot of players fit that category. That group probably includes 35-40 players and has a very wide range between the best and worst in that category.
2 Slams, A rather elusive in between group that currently only has four members: Mauremso, Austin, Kuznetsova and Pierce.
3-5 Slams, with an otherwise strong career, for example a YEC, some Olympic medals, Doubles/Mixed Slams, weeks at #1, +15 significant titles and a good overall record absolutely put you in the great category.
6-9 Slams, a cut above the great category.
+10 Slams, now we enter the greatest of all time discussions.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)
-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.