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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 2002, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Who had the Better year? Venus or Capriati

Now before you all say I'm nuts for even asking this question, bear in mind that slam titles carries THE MOST weight in defining greatness as a tennis player. So from that perspective who had the better or more "rewarding" year, Venus or Capriati?
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I'd take the slam any day over multiple other tournaments.
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post #5 of 70 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 2002, 11:22 PM
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I'd take Capriati's year... and so would Venus.
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Capriati:
Titles--1
Slams--1
Outside Slams--None
Slam Results: W SF QF QF


Venus
Titles: 7
Slams: 0
Outside Slams- 7
Slam Results: QF F F F

I pick Venus. No Slams, but much more consistent week in week out then Capriati.
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Capriati, she had IMO a better year than any other player except Serena, the Grand Slams are the important thing
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though venus didnt win a slam, she was more consistent than jennifer, who got worse towards the end of the year...

i'll go for the #2 player in the world (venus) who is ahead of the #3 (capriati) by more than a thousand points...



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Yes, Venus was more consistent, but who wants to be the bridesmaid every time? Years from now no one is gonna give two hoots who won the Acura Classic or Pilot Pen in 2002, but they will see that Jennifer won the Australian Open. Yes, Venus played better, but if you go by what most players say, the slams are the most important, then you have to give it to Jen.
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As most of us would know---- The history book doesn't care how many tournaments a player wins if none of them is a slam.
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post #12 of 70 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 2002, 11:32 PM
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Over all I'd have to say that Jenny edges out Venus, but if you broke down the year into two halves, than Capriati was better the first half and Venus the second!
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Qualitatively, I'd give it to Venus, however, historically Capriati got the better deal. If you ask 100 players who have NEVER won a slam, I bet almost ALL of them would take Jen's year over Venus', however, if you ask 100 players who have all won at least ONE slam, I bet they would overwhelmingly choose Venus' performance. It's all a matter of perspective.

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I never know why one persons year HAS to be better than anothers....why one player has to be better than another, whos the best of all time...whos better Mary or Conchita. Both Venus and Jennifer had years to be proud of...but if each player looked at it themselves...Jennifers year was good for her...its not like shes always been a slam winner...shes on par pretty much for what shes shown she can do...Venus has to be disappointed in her year somewhat....shes shown she can win at the very least 2 majors a year and this year was skunked. Jen wins this argument in my book for what its worth...and that aint much
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who wouldn't take the slam? even though venus made it to 3 slam finals she didn't win any so i'd take capriati's year.

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