Re: Who is greater,Li Na or Samantha Stosur？
I love Sam but I'm a fan of Na as well, so if she finishes her career with better stats than Sam I'm fine with that. But the timing of this poll is skewing the view, in two respects.
First of all, given the legendary attention span of the average TF poster, when a "who is greater?" poll is held directly after a slam in which one of the two reached the final and the other lost in R2 you can pretty much pencil in the results without bothering to ask. If the poll had been held six months ago it would have been much closer, and Sam may well have won.
Secondly, and more important, when Na was the same age as Sam is now, her record was distinctly less impressive than Sam's current record, even though Sam effectively lost a year due to Lyme's disease.
I'll be the first to admit that there is no guarantee that Sam will match Na's accomplishments from this point forward, but it's also not obvious that she won't. She's fit enough to play for another 4 or 5 years, and is a legitimate contender for both RG and the USO for the next couple of years at least.
Na could easily add to her slam tally as well of course, but that really just confirms my point: it's too early to say what either player's legacy will be, so the comparison is premature.