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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Larsson's Player Forum
Re: How many Majors should player win to be called "one of the greatest players"?
Olympic Gold and Silver are clearly the first criteria.
But other than that, it still depends. A player who was consistently in the mix and played in a strong era and finished with one slam might be considered a great player of his/her era, while another player with a spotty record in weak era and multiple slam wins might not really be called great.
I'd also argue the term "great" is a bit vague. There are players (even slamless ones like the ones you mentioned) who are arguably "great" for their era, but are not great in terms of the history of the game.
From a historic point of view, right now the great club is pretty much limited to one. (Venus is a member, but you can't call her great on her current form).
If you just look at active players, the list is much bigger. Martha is very close to joining the club, but IMHO she really needs a big win over her nemesis. Greatness isn't just about what you won, it's also about who you beat.
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