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tennisIlove09
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:19 AM
Which career is better?

Consider:
Davenport has a huge lead in weeks at #1; and has about 20 (she has about 50, Venus has 31) more career titles

BUT

Venus has 2 more majors.

It's close, I think...but edge to Venus.

tennnisfannn
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:25 AM
it is not even close, it is all about the majors just as maria's career is now better than both amelie's and kim's despite their having more titles and having made no.1

1jackson2001
Jul 4th, 2005, 08:01 AM
It was close when Venus only had 4 majors. ;) But with this recent Wimbledon win, definitely Venus. :)

Oh and by the way, Venus has 33 titles and Lindsay has 47. ;)

VRee_Willario
Jul 4th, 2005, 08:23 AM
Venus is gonna have a succesful Summer hard court season, this seems like a new start for her, just like the Wimbledon 2000 title ;)

mr_burns
Jul 4th, 2005, 12:38 PM
It only can be lindsay.
Since 98 she is always one of the best. 3 times year-end no 1. Nearly at every slam she reached qf.
5 majors are great, but that's not all

lindsayno1
Jul 4th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Lindsay has $20, million prize money ;)

Tennisaddict
Jul 4th, 2005, 01:43 PM
It's very tough to say. Lindsay has been nr.1 for a long time now and has been the consistent top player for some time, she also edges the H2H with Venus, but Venus has won most of the important meetings in Wimby 2000/2005 and Us Open 2000.
I'm going with Venus on this one since slams are more important IMO than the top ranking.

Tati & Dani
Jul 4th, 2005, 02:54 PM
Venus

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Venus has crammed more things into a shorter time span. Along with 5 slams, she was in 11 slam finals....and 4 in a row.

!<blocparty>!
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:07 PM
It is definitely Venus.

It's such a shame. One more point on Saturday would have given Davenport a lead in almost everything :bigcry: Hopefully things will square up against after the end of this year :D

Tati & Dani
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:07 PM
it is not even close, it is all about the majors just as maria's career is now better than both amelie's and kim's despite their having more titles and having made no.1

i do not agree with this. Just because Sharapova won 1 slam she have a better career then Clijsters ?

Just look to the stats

Clijsters-Sharapova

Slams won: 0-1
Slam Finals: 4-1
Wta Titles: 24-10
Double Titles: 11-3
Grand Slam Doubles: 3-0 (1 mixed doubles)
Highest position on the ranking: 1-2
Season-ending Championships: 2-1

Ok , she never won a slam in singles so ever, but i'm sure she gonna win some slams in the future.

venusfan
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:07 PM
Venus hands down.. Davenport can go keep #1 all she wants but Venus just had a better career. Both will make the hall of fame but more people would remember Venus 1st over davenport.

blumaroo
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:09 PM
In general, critics will say Venus has a better career because of the slams. But its not like all those tier I and tier II aren't important. Weeks at nr.1 and all those other titles do account for something. Lindsay has been incredibly consistent for years as well so to me personally Lindsay has the edge.