Re: Who is better: Mauresmo or Sabatini?
Sabatini. I prefer Mauresmo's game and I think in terms of raw talent, she was better.
But Mauresmo benefited immensely from the disintegration of the big 4 in 2003-2004 and her AO 2006 win, while totally legitimate does raise a few eyebrows and question marks.
Meanwhile, Sabatini had to play against Graf in her prime.
I agree with all you said except the part of the Australian Open win for Mauresmo. She was winning the match and decisive 3rd set vs Clijsters at the time of her very legitimate injury, and it isnt her fault Henin faked a sore tummy since she was getting her ass kicked in.