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rimon
Nov 4th, 2011, 09:06 AM
On grass, clay and hard?

tennislover
Nov 4th, 2011, 02:11 PM
M-a-r-t-i-n-a!!!!

Beat
Nov 4th, 2011, 02:52 PM
surely nav would beat anyone called cout.

vozas
Nov 4th, 2011, 02:54 PM
Who would win: Peak Cout vs Navratilova?

Hew?

danieln1
Nov 4th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Martina, but it would be tough

Siderophyre
Nov 4th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Hmmmm. I'd say peak Martina just trumps peak Margaret. But would be great to watch!

Otlichno
Nov 4th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Peak Martina trumps peak anyone. :shrug:

*JR*
Nov 4th, 2011, 09:26 PM
With the wooden racquets of her prime, Meg would have a chance. (As she would have in the 70's vs. "pre-fitness freak" Martina I, if younger then). But once the le... le... err, lefthander started her Lendl style boot camp fitness regime, it would have been all one sided in her favor. Only peak Chrissie on clay, peak Graf, Seles, or Serena on HCs, and peak Venus on grass were in the same league as the original Cze-lefty. (Maybe peak Justine, on clay only).

thrust
Nov 5th, 2011, 02:05 AM
CLAY - COURT
GRASS - EVEN. Court would have the ground strokes to pass Nav at the net, so Martina would not get there as often as she did against Chris. Court had a better serve and net game than Evert. It was Evert's lack of net play that caused her to lose so many close matches to Martina on grass.
HARD - Slight edge to Court. Better ground strokes and good net play would give Margreat the edge on hard courts. Margreat's superior serve to Evert's would also help her beat Navratilova on hard courts. I was surprised that Evert did so well against Nav on hard courts. Margreat would do even better. Using the same equipment and in their primes at the same time, Margreat, would have the edge over Navratilova on any court.

hingis-seles
Nov 5th, 2011, 11:41 AM
I'd favour Court, just based on the players they faced in their respective primes. Court competed in a field of world-class serve and volleyers whereas Martina dominated at a time when there was no great attacking player. Since both of them are attacking players, I'd give the edge to Court who'd have a lot more experience facing quality attacking opposition.

Yoncé
Nov 5th, 2011, 12:35 PM
Marty would probably beat Maggie on any surface :shrug: Clay would be interesting and probably Maggie's best chance

Jem
Nov 5th, 2011, 03:11 PM
At their peak, I'd take Court on clay and Navratilova on the other two surfaces. Though it pains me to admit it, I think Navratilova -- when she dominated -- did so more thoroughly than anyone in the game.

Bluish
Nov 5th, 2011, 03:24 PM
I know this isn't the thread, but from watching old youtube videos I like Chris Evert, Hana Mandlikova and Evonne Goolagong :hearts:

The Kaz
Nov 5th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Grass: Navratilova 6-2 6-2
Carpet: Navratilova 4-6 6-4 7-6

Hard: Court 7-5 4-6 6-3
Clay: Court 6-2 6-1

justineheninfan
Nov 5th, 2011, 06:10 PM
I think peak Martina would beat any women player in the Open Era (other than possibly peak Serena, the only one I could see overwhelming her with so much sheer power) and that includes all of Court, Graf, or Evert. Court's peak lasted alot longer than Martina's though.

Keep in mind peak Martina was losing about 2 matches a year and beat the great Chris Evert 13 times in a row! As great as Court is she didnt ever lose that few matches a year over a 3 or 4 year span, and I cant imagine her beating someone like Evert 13 times in a row.

Sammo
Nov 5th, 2011, 06:11 PM
I've never seen peak Court sorry

justineheninfan
Nov 5th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Grass: Navratilova 6-2 6-2
Carpet: Navratilova 4-6 6-4 7-6

Hard: Court 7-5 4-6 6-3
Clay: Court 6-2 6-1

Peak Martina beat Chris Evert 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-1 on clay, and you think she would lose 6-2, 6-2 to Court? :shrug:

I think you are also majorly underestimating Court on grass too. Even Kathy Jordan usually had a better score than that.

tennislover
Nov 6th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Peak Martina trumps peak anyone. :shrug:

so true

rimon
Nov 6th, 2011, 11:24 PM
Marty would probably beat Maggie on any surface :shrug: Clay would be interesting and probably Maggie's best chance

How so?

terjw
Nov 6th, 2011, 11:49 PM
Nav obviously with the possible exception of clay.

rimon
Nov 7th, 2011, 02:16 AM
Nav obviously with the possible exception of clay.

How so?

faboozadoo15
Nov 7th, 2011, 05:31 AM
I'd have to go with Navratilova, anywhere.

rimon
Nov 7th, 2011, 09:37 AM
I'd have to go with Navratilova, anywhere.

I can't see how anyone in their right mind could go with Navratilova on clay. Are you for real? Margaret was the far better and more powerful baseliner.

No1Curr
Nov 7th, 2011, 10:14 AM
Old, washed-up Navratilova >>>>>>>>> Peak Court.

rimon
Nov 7th, 2011, 11:00 AM
Old, washed-up Navratilova >>>>>>>>> Peak Court.

How so?

Otlichno
Nov 7th, 2011, 11:08 AM
1983's Navratilova > 1973's Court

That was when the both of them were at their absolute peaks. :shrug:

rimon
Nov 7th, 2011, 11:24 AM
1983's Navratilova > 1973's Court

That was when the both of them were at their absolute peaks. :shrug:

Hardly. Margaret was over the hill in 1973, despite winning 3/4 slams. That's just how good she was. She won all 4 slams in 1970.

Otlichno
Nov 7th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Hardly. Margaret was over the hill in 1973, despite winning 3/4 slams. That's just how good she was. She won all 4 slams in 1970.

Weren't you the one who said that slams weren't the only thing that counts towards a great year. :shrug: Her win/loss percentage was the highest it had ever been during that year. :p

thrust
Nov 7th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Hardly. Margaret was over the hill in 1973, despite winning 3/4 slams. That's just how good she was. She won all 4 slams in 1970.

EXACTLY! Peak Court was probably 68-70. I think she was out of the game from Wimbledon 71 till sometime in 72 due to pregnancy and after the birth of her first child. Having got back into top form in 73, she had her last grat year at 31.