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GoGoMaggie
May 18th, 2004, 11:47 PM
Off of those players, who's had the best career?
In my opinion, it's Testud cuz she has more wins over top players then the others. What do you reckon?

GoGoMaggie
May 18th, 2004, 11:47 PM
The reason I picked those players is that their respective careers are awfully similar!

Dava
May 18th, 2004, 11:49 PM
Urm....well I dont know why Dokic is in there cos she is a lot younger then the rest of them...so I say she has a way to go before I look back on her career.

I think Testud by virtue of the fact she made a slam final, though I have to say I highly reard both Maleeva and Sugiyama.

GoGoMaggie
May 18th, 2004, 11:51 PM
I agree with you that Sandrine has had the best career but she's never made a GS final.

Dava
May 18th, 2004, 11:51 PM
I agree with you that Sandrine has had the best career but she's never made a GS final.
Oh I mean Tauziat dont I, I knew it was one or the other, I always gets them mixed up.

7~ŚLęV3ń˝
May 18th, 2004, 11:54 PM
Maggie Maleeva...has bigger Titles than any of them :)

Mikey
May 19th, 2004, 01:28 AM
I agree, it's Maleeva. Testud has a slightly better slam record, and even I love her to death, Maggie's had the better career. She has more titles that are better than Sandrine's and she's still cooking - I give her the award out of those players.

slice
May 19th, 2004, 07:27 AM
dokic should definately not be in thsi category as she is like 7 years younger than the others mentioned :rolleyes:

space_eef03
May 19th, 2004, 08:42 AM
I have no idea but I like Maggie ;)

tom2791
May 19th, 2004, 08:46 AM
I voted Silvia because I felt as though you could never right her off and she ended up suprising some people with some unexpected wins.

crouching
May 19th, 2004, 08:53 AM
Considering singles only, it has to be Maleeva - she has a handful of Tier I and Tier II titles, is one of a few players who has won titles on all surfaces, and has a highest ranking of No. 4.

While we can't really include Dokic in this group, due to her age, I'd say she has been more successful than the rest other than Maleeva. She has a couple of Tier I titles, has made a Grand Slam semi, won titles on clay, hard, grass and carpet, and has a highest ranking of No. 4.

Sugiyama has 2 Tier II and 4 Tier III titles; Testud only has one Tier II and two Tier IV titles. Farina Elia has three Tier III titles, all at Strasbourg and has never been in the Top 10 (highest at No. 11)

However, when you include doubles, then Sugiyama clearly has had the best career out of this group - 28 doubles titles, including 3 slams, and one US Open mixed title to the six singles titles, a top 10 singles ranking and a No. 1 doubles ranking.

Veritas
May 19th, 2004, 09:24 AM
Considering singles only, it has to be Maleeva - she has a handful of Tier I and Tier II titles, is one of a few players who has won titles on all surfaces, and has a highest ranking of No. 4.

While we can't really include Dokic in this group, due to her age, I'd say she has been more successful than the rest other than Maleeva. She has a couple of Tier I titles, has made a Grand Slam semi, won titles on clay, hard, grass and carpet, and has a highest ranking of No. 4.

Sugiyama has 2 Tier II and 4 Tier III titles; Testud only has one Tier II and two Tier IV titles. Farina Elia has three Tier III titles, all at Strasbourg and has never been in the Top 10 (highest at No. 11)

However, when you include doubles, then Sugiyama clearly has had the best career out of this group - 28 doubles titles, including 3 slams, and one US Open mixed title to the six singles titles, a top 10 singles ranking and a No. 1 doubles ranking.

Yeah, Ai's had a great run in her career...but take one look at the Win-Loss record on different surfaces and against top players, and really, her #8 ranking in singles doesn't really look good (I think hardcourt's the only surface where Ai's had a leading W-L stat, and she's yet to post a win over a lot of top players).

Maggie's probably the one I'd pick. Like you said, she's been no.4, won titles on all surfaces and has won Tier I, II and III titles before. Plus, her GS record isn't bad - 4th rounds at AO, RG and Wimby, plus a QF at USO isn't something to be ashamed about. And her doubles record is pretty good as well, esp. when she teamed up with Leizel last year.

ghosts
May 19th, 2004, 09:38 AM
Maggie :kiss:

Veritas
May 19th, 2004, 09:41 AM
Here are some more stats I pinched from Tennis Corner (http://www.tenniscorner.net/):

Ai:
- Career W-L: 291-248.
- Hard W-L: 194-137.
- Clay W-L: 42-47.
- Grass W-L: 21-24.
- Carpet W-L: 34-40.
- GS W-L: 51-40.

- H2H: Leads 128; Trails 64; Ties 21.

Maggie:
- Career W-L: 375-241.
- Hard W-L: 131-105.
- Clay W-L: 102-67.
- Grass W-L: 32-20.
- Carpet W-L: 110-49.
- GS W-L: 64-47.

- H2H: Leading 165; Trailing 58; Tie 29.

Jelena:
- Career W-L: 190-124.
- Hard W-L: 86-63.
- Clay W-L: 58-36.
- Grass W-L: 26-11.
- Carpet W-L: 20-14.
- GS W-L: 35-18.

- H2H: Leading 78; Trailing 36; Tie 10.

Sandrine:
- Career W-L: 316-238.
- Hard W-L: 199-125.
- Clay W-L: 79-66.
- Grass W-L: 19-21.
- Carpet W-L: 30-26.
- GS W-L: 68-45.

- H2H: Leading 138; Trailing 70; Tie 17.

Silvia:
- Career W-L: 351-286.
- Hard W-L: 128-124.
- Clay W-L: 149-104.
- Grass W-L: 23-23.
- Carpet W-L: 51-35.
- GS W-L: 50-46.

- H2H: Leading 151; Trailing: 79; Tie 27.

ghosts
May 19th, 2004, 09:50 AM
omg Maggie is really the overwhealming favourite here :eek: :bounce: :yeah:

crazillo
May 19th, 2004, 09:53 AM
It has to be Maggie. BTW, her indoor record is really impressive!!

matija-seles
May 19th, 2004, 10:41 AM
Maggie all the way!

*Jool*
May 19th, 2004, 10:51 AM
Maggie & Sandrine
I can't choose one of them.I like both of them :hearts:
Maggie has more wins and had to come back to top 15 after a serious injury, it's only then that i began to like her.
Testud has had great wins also on Davenport, seles etc... but suffered a little lack of confidence to be a top 5.

vutt
May 19th, 2004, 11:39 AM
dokic should definately not be in thsi category as she is like 7 years younger than the others mentioned :rolleyes:
Well, comparing Dokic’s career against rest of the “old school” might be intentional by poster of this thread, because her tennis career seems to be ending in same timeframe. :rolleyes: