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Volcana
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:25 PM
I'm going to set a completely artificial criteria. 9 GS singles titles, or 30 total slam titles overall. '30 total slam titles' overall applies to only sseven players in the hisory of women's tennis.

Margaret Court (62)
Martina Navratilova (59)
Margaret Osbourne DuPont (36)
Louise Brough (35)
Helen Wills Moody (31)
Suzanne Lenglem (31)
Billie Kean King (30)
Doris Hart (30)

All those players won at least 6 GS singles titles, so I am NOT lowering the bar some how to let undeserving doubles players into the conversation.

Add to those seven the few players who won ore than nine GS singles titles and NOT 30 overall slam titles ...

Graf (23 overall, 22 singles)
Evert (21 overall, 18 singles)
Connolly (11 overall, 9 singles)
Seles (9 overall, 9 singles)

And you pretty much the best of the best. The next player who even enters the discussion is Serena, but she's active, so why get into it?

Putting Serena aside, who's the next player who's going to achieve 9 GS singles titles or 30 overall GS titles.

Shawn
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Venus by wimbledon 2010

Uranium
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Serena has 9 + 7 + 2= 18 Total Slams
Venus has 7 + 7 + 2 = 16 Total Slams
One of them will

zvonarevarulz
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Either Venus or Serena:D

doni1212
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Venus

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:07 PM
With the current depth of women tennis it's impossible to win 30 slams total and hardly possible to win 10 slams in singles.

Lunaris
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Given the current trend of higher physical requirements which cause that players are often injured and have shorter careers, trend of singles/doubles specialization and stiffer competition I doubt we will see a player winning 30 GS titles in the near future if ever. 9 GS singles is doable but also very hard.

TheFifthAvocado
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Michelle Larcher de Brito will be the next multi-slam winner.

Shvedbarilescu
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Ok. Nine slams. Well as you say Serena is already there. Who else could reach that level? Of active players I believe only Venus has a chance, and quite a good one. I'd say it is now better than 50/50 that Venus will reach 9 slams. But I don't see anyone else doing it after that for many years. There are a lot of good young players coming up but I don't see one stand out who is going to dominate over everyone else. I think we are heading for a long period of parity.

Dave.
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:41 PM
I stopped reading here: All those players won at least 6 GS singles titles, so I am NOT lowering the bar some how to let undeserving doubles players into the conversation.

There are more "great players" than the one listed in the OP too.

Sharakim
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:44 PM
What I hope/dream will happen:

Sharapova: 9-10 slams by age 26-27. 3 Aussie, 1 French, 3 Wimbledon, 3USO, Olimpic Gold medal in singles, 100+ weeks as world #1, the honor of winning 3 or more majors in one season, the first Russian to win the career Grand Slam

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That would satisfy your criteria I think.

Volcana
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:17 PM
There are more "great players" than the one listed in the OP too.Yes there are. But the point was that you really can't argue about the players in the OP.

Thanx4nothin
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:25 PM
What I hope/dream will happen:

Sharapova: 9-10 slams by age 26-27. 3 Aussie, 1 French, 3 Wimbledon, 3USO, Olimpic Gold medal in singles, 100+ weeks as world #1, the honor of winning 3 or more majors in one season, the first Russian to win the career Grand Slam

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That would satisfy your criteria I think.

What a wish list, but do you see that happening.

The only player with the talent and longevity to do it is Venus, and as you have said Serena is already there. Sharapova/Ivanovic need to get their skates on if they plan on matching what the Williamses MAY amount by the time their careers are all said and done. Not that im suggesting that is their aim anyhow, but since that's the topic.

Sharapova should probably go double digits in slams, but then again Vee/Ree shld both be there already, tennis has so many intangibles. Oh, and didn't Masha say she'd bunk off like Henin if she got 7 slams?

Tennisstar86
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:51 PM
What I hope/dream will happen:

Sharapova: 9-10 slams by age 26-27. 3 Aussie, 1 French, 3 Wimbledon, 3USO, Olimpic Gold medal in singles, 100+ weeks as world #1, the honor of winning 3 or more majors in one season, the first Russian to win the career Grand Slam

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That would satisfy your criteria I think.

Sharapova wont be playing that long....

anyways... Venus will have nine by the end of 2009... ;)

Cp6uja
Oct 19th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Hingis, Venus and Henin already deserve to be noted like "Great Player", despite less than 9 career GS titles.

Out of current active players seems that 1987 girls Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic have nice chance to "dominate" in next several seasons over theirs 5 years older and 5 years younger opponents (between 1982-1992 born players). Jankovic, Kuznetsova and Safina is great talents with big potential and some current teenagers is realy interesting - but i think on long term Ana and Maria have some advantage ahead all others so this time no "equal race" in potential achivments like from early 80' generation between Hingins, Venus, Serena and Henin.

hugo2004
Oct 19th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Michelle Larcher de Brito

HRHoliviasmith
Oct 19th, 2008, 11:19 PM
i hate to admit it but *GULP* the only person at the moment i can really see accomplishing anywhere close to this is *GULP* is sharapova if she gets healthy. i feel dirty for even admitting that i believe this. :sad:

Sharakim
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:41 AM
What a wish list, but do you see that happening.
It really depends because no one can predict the future. I think Maria is good enough to win a few more majors in her career. She will probably end in the 5-7 range. I don't know if she will ever be a champion at Roland Garros, but it could happen. I think these next few years will be very interesting. As a fan, I always want the very best for my fave, but things never really happen the way I want them too...so we'll see.

monmon
Oct 20th, 2008, 07:46 AM
i think MASHA is a possible candidate if she comes back healthy and play in her form again.;)

QUEENLINDSAY
Oct 21st, 2008, 03:32 AM
another pathetic thread to elevate the greatness of your fave.
Why 9 and not 20? not 10? not 5?
We all know the reason.

Volcana
Oct 21st, 2008, 04:11 AM
another pathetic thread to elevate the greatness of your fave.
Why 9 and not 20? not 10? not 5?
We all know the reason.Because 3 was so pathetically low no rational person could possibly use that number?

Lunaris
Oct 21st, 2008, 08:10 AM
another pathetic thread to elevate the greatness of your fave.
Why 9 and not 20? not 10? not 5?
We all know the reason.
:worship:

Volcana used to be a good poster but he's gone nuts.

Direwolf
Oct 21st, 2008, 09:08 AM
Seriously...

If Jelena can keep this up..

shes gonna get atleast 2 slams per year...

Kart
Oct 21st, 2008, 01:41 PM
Because 3 was so pathetically low no rational person could possibly use that number?
:lol:

I reckon Venus is the best bet to reach 9 slams after Serena.

Thereafter, the only player I can see doing it is Ivanovic. Which gives you an idea of how unlikely I think it is ;).

QUEENLINDSAY
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:18 PM
:worship:

Volcana used to be a good poster but he's gone nuts.
He's been nuts eversince.

QUEENLINDSAY
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:21 PM
Because 3 was so pathetically low no rational person could possibly use that number?
And its even pathetically lower to stoop down to your irrational thinking.

young_gunner913
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:45 PM
Seriously...

If Jelena can keep this up..

shes gonna get atleast 2 slams per year...

She didn't even win a slam this year. :rolleyes:

And 2 slams per year? :spit: Doubt it. 2 big tournament wins, maybe, but not slams.

Dodoboy.
Oct 21st, 2008, 08:01 PM
She didn't even win a slam this year. :rolleyes:

And 2 slams per year? :spit: Doubt it. 2 big tournament wins, maybe, but not slams.

:lol: