Mary Joe Fernandez vs. Manuela Maleeva: Which had the better career?
Sorry to bring up another who-had-the-better-career topic but I really couldn't help it since I have been always wondering about these two's career comparion. Manuela reached the no.3 while Mary Joe reached the no.4. Mary Joe had three GS final appearances while Manuela had none. If we look at their GS results respectively, it's just no contest with Mary Joe winning hands down but Manuela had some memorable wins over players like Martina N. and Chris Evert. One of the many things they have in common in their careers is the fact that neither of them never beat Steffi Graf despite the number of occasions where they faced the German queen. I can't remember how many times they lost to her respetively but I'm sure it should be more than 15 for both of them.
I would give Mary Joe the slight edge for her better results at the GSs but don't forget Manuela won a lot more titles and stayed in the top 10 longer and I believe her titles were generally bigger than Mary Joe's.