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.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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