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Anna Kournikova is a former #1 player and 2-time grandslam champion

I think some people need to be reminded of that. She has been NO.1 and she has held a grandslam title twice. Anna Kournikova is one of the all-time greats!
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Yes Anna in doubles the 56th greatest ever

In singles 587th greatest ever

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SFs, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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I doubt that 56 players have held the #1 ranking in doubles and won 2 grandslams. Not even close.

In singles, she's a legend. She sells a tournament more then 10 top players combined. She's to a certain extent bigger then tennis. She definitely should rank somewhere in the top 10. My guess is:

1. Seles
2. Navratilova
3. Evert
4. Court
5. Helen Wills Moody
6. Maureen Connoly
7. Billie Jean King
8. Anna Kournikova
9. Steffi Graf
10. Martina Hingis

So in singles she's in the top 10, in doubles she's in the top 20, that makes her one of the all time greats!
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Oh wateva u guys... u think of looks not skill, match wins or anything like that. How can anna b a top 10 female in History?? she is no where close to it?!?! Let her win a few singles grandslams and a few more doubles then bring this topic up. Geeze u pplz.
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virtu, you need to start facing reality. Anna is a legend in singles and she will be remembered in history more then Davenport, Kim, Novotna and Martinez combined. As for doubles, her records speak for themselves. Anna is overall one of the all-time greats.
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I doubt that 56 players have held the #1 ranking in doubles and won 2 grandslams. Not even close.

In singles, she's a legend. She sells a tournament more then 10 top players combined. She's to a certain extent bigger then tennis. She definitely should rank somewhere in the top 10. My guess is:

1. Seles
2. Navratilova
3. Evert
4. Court
5. Helen Wills Moody
6. Maureen Connoly
7. Billie Jean King
8. Anna Kournikova
9. Steffi Graf
10. Martina Hingis

So in singles she's in the top 10, in doubles she's in the top 20, that makes her one of the all time greats!
LOL you forget how many people Sabatini drew in on her events, not to mention endorsments.... Gaby not only was a better player, but also a class act in and off the court.

Not to mention you forget a couple of sisters too in that list, oh well its your list, i cant make you change your WISHES LOL

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SFs, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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As a note for you Selesrules, i was just watching a tape of Anna 1998 RG vs Jana Novotna, its so sad to how different she is playing now, from what she was at least in that match. She lost the match, but she showed consistency, fighting spirit and some variety too. I just dont understand why changed her game to a HIT-FLAT all out NON-sense game.

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SFs, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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Selesrules REALITY CHECK!! If Anna is a so called LEGEND in Singles WHERE ARE THE RESULTS TO PROVE IT??? No titles yet?? A big fat 0! So be realistic and get over the looks and start looking at the SKILL!.

Sure she has a good doubles record BUT she wouldnt b in the TOP 20 OF ALL TIME BASED ON RESULTS OKAy.
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Does this board need another thread to bash Anna?

Haven't you had enough? Why don't you find new heros, selesrules?

Vassilissa is my girl............
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Yes Anna is one of the greatest doubles players ever!!!

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why do you find it so important to put you're favs high?

no other way to like them?

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Originally Posted by selesrules
I doubt that 56 players have held the #1 ranking in doubles and won 2 grandslams. Not even close.

In singles, she's a legend. She sells a tournament more then 10 top players combined. She's to a certain extent bigger then tennis. She definitely should rank somewhere in the top 10. My guess is:

1. Seles
2. Navratilova
3. Evert
4. Court
5. Helen Wills Moody
6. Maureen Connoly
7. Billie Jean King
8. Anna Kournikova
9. Steffi Graf
10. Martina Hingis

So in singles she's in the top 10, in doubles she's in the top 20, that makes her one of the all time greats!
The problem you're having is you're mixing off the court achievements with on the court achievements. Let's be real here. You're just making it easy to turn threads against anna.
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OKay Anna is not one of the greatest singles players ever! I did not see that post.

WTA TOUR
ELENA DEMENTIEVA
KIM CLIJSTERS
ALSO STARRING
THE GIRLS ON TOUR!

ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
MYSKINA~SCHNYDER~ZVONAREVA

THE YOUNG GUNS

BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
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no probs, you mean well
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Martina Navratilova is the greatest player all time


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