View Full Version : Who do you think is the best doubles player?

Blessings And Aloha
Oct 14th, 2001, 06:37 PM
I say Natasha <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

Oct 14th, 2001, 06:38 PM
Hingis. The best by far..

Oct 14th, 2001, 06:42 PM
active: Martina Hingis

retired: Natasha Zvereva

Oct 14th, 2001, 06:43 PM
Natasha was the best of the 90's

Hingis is the best now

in the next few years it will be Roberta Vinci.

Oct 14th, 2001, 06:44 PM
Natasha Zvereva is my personal favourite, because of her personality and exciting game.

But the best doubles player of all time has to be Martina Navratilova. I don't know the stats, but if you looked at them that's pretty obvious. And she's still playing well even now!

Others: Pam Shriver, Gigi Fernandez, Helena Sukova.

Of current doubles players, Lisa & Rennae are the most consistent, but I have to say that the most talented doubles teams and the most enjoyable to watch are Black/Likhovseva, Hingis/Kournikova, Williams/Williams. Also Davenport/Morariu but obviously Morariu is no longer playing.

Other great current doubles players would be Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario & Ai Sugiyama.

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Oct 14th, 2001, 06:45 PM
Martina Hingis!! Just look at her doubles-record! She's won "everything" and with so many different partners!!! Go Spice Girls!!! Get well soon Marti! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Oct 14th, 2001, 06:55 PM
Active players: Martina Hingis, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Lisa Raymond and of course, Martina Navratilova <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

All time: Martina Navratilova

I liked Fernandez/Zvereva, Shriver/Navratilova and Sanchez/Sukova [and Sanchez/Novotna] as teams <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"><font color=#47515f size=1>

[ October 14, 2001: Message edited by: Gallofa ]

Oct 14th, 2001, 07:06 PM
Interesting stats:

Navratilova/Shriver have the longest doubles winning streak in history of an amazing 109 matches between April 83 to July 85.

20 Grand Slams and 78 titles altogether.

Martina Hingis looks like she might equal this, as she already has 8 slams, and 34 titles at the age of 20.

Lindsay Davenport is a little underestimated as a doubles player, given that she has 3 slams, 34 titles, and 1 Olympic title.

Helena Sukova won 9 slams, 5 mixed, 68 titles altogether with various high profile partners including S-V, Hingis, Zvereva, Novotna, Graf.

Aranxta S-V has 6 slams, 4 mixed, and 61 titles in all.

Oct 14th, 2001, 07:22 PM
I think Lindsay's Olympic title is in singles (96) and not in doubles? Arantxa has two Olympic medals in doubles too (silver in 92 and bronze in 96) + 5 Fed Cup titles, I think Arantxa and Conchita together hold the record for more victories in doubles in the Fed Cup, with a record of 18-3, going undefeated since 1989, when they lost vs. USA (Garrison/Shriver).

Oct 14th, 2001, 08:47 PM
I haven't had time at the moment to read all the comments but I just have to say Natasha Zvereva was brilliant but Lindsay and Corina made a good team


Oct 14th, 2001, 08:52 PM
Current player: Martina Hingis
Current team: Serena & Venus Williams (at their best, no one can beat them).

All-time: Martina Navratilova without a doubt. She has won the most number of Grand Slam womens doubles titles - 31 in all; and the most number of doubles tournaments - 165.

All-time team: Martina and Pam, who were just too good for everyone else.

Oct 14th, 2001, 09:12 PM
kournikova isnt shabby. shes done very well with the greats above mentioned (you know, natalia and martina and heck even barbara schett...)

Oct 14th, 2001, 09:13 PM
didnt anna also finish 99 as #1 as well? <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Oct 14th, 2001, 09:27 PM
Past: Helena Sukova

Present: Rennae Stubbs.

Oct 14th, 2001, 10:10 PM
williams/williams- i agree they're good singles players but that's kinda it. personally i just disagree with their doubles game with a passion. and i'll leave it to that

the kournikova/hingis team is by far my favourite. i hope they get well soon

same for davenport and morariu

Oct 15th, 2001, 09:19 AM
Martina Hingis & Ai Sugiyama - no question about it.

Oct 15th, 2001, 12:32 PM
Lisa Raymond from the U.S.A. are very good too in doubles I think . <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> !!!!!

Oct 15th, 2001, 12:38 PM
Active : Martina Hingis

Active Team: Hingis/Kournikova

Greatest ever: Martina Navratilova

Greatest team ever: Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver

Greatest Mixed: Martina Navratilova and some guy she met for the first time when they walk out on court together at Wimbledon...They won the whole event!!

Oct 15th, 2001, 12:49 PM
I'll have to go with Adrian's unbeatable choices. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Williams Rulez
Oct 15th, 2001, 01:56 PM
Active Team: Williams/Williams... simply invincible!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Active Player: Hingis

Greatest Ever: Shriver/Navratilova

Greatest Ever: Navratilova

No doubt about the last 2 choices!

Oct 15th, 2001, 10:41 PM
Last year Julie or Ai...

With Julie now gone... Ai! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Ai is much underated and overlooked, and in doubles is as good as anyone...

Oct 15th, 2001, 11:53 PM
now that were talking mixed:

MIRNYI/KOURNIKOVA, no doubt. dont mess with max!! hes done great with serena, anna, and even martina n recently! his best is with anna of course, even though they only made it to the finals and didnt actually win as he has with serena. max and anna just go together, two really beautiful and athletic people.

May 20th, 2002, 11:35 PM
Martina Hingis

May 20th, 2002, 11:50 PM
:bounce: :D :D ;) ;)



May 21st, 2002, 01:26 AM
Hingis, no question.

May 21st, 2002, 01:39 AM
PAM SHRIVER hands down!!

May 21st, 2002, 02:00 AM
Martina Hingis
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Lisa Raymond
Asa Svensson
Amanda Coetzer
Ai Sugiyama
Paola Suarez

May 21st, 2002, 02:17 AM
it's a very tough contest b/w lisa, rennae and martina. lisa is clearly the more dominant one as she plays all the time and basically, whoever she plays, she's amazing and can improve any else's game. rennae, i believe, only plays w/ lisa, and is another amazing doubles player. as for martina, she only plays the majors - which isn't bad, it's just, you can't get very far by doing that. the more martina/anna and lisa/rennae play, it'll become clearer who the better team is. however, it won't ever show who's the best.

May 21st, 2002, 03:10 AM
seems like everybody is recognizing finally martina as the best player. :)
all time best: Martina N
will be the all time best: Martina H

May 21st, 2002, 06:49 AM
Is hingis really a good double player ?..i saw someone praised her a lot in double .But in fact i have never seem her play in double match !

May 21st, 2002, 06:53 AM
Hingis is the best . I saw some of her doubles matches she is just fantastic!

May 21st, 2002, 07:16 AM
Martina Navratilova said that she felt that Martina Hingis was the best doubles player she has ever seen. Martina Navratilova even said that "it was an honor to play against one of today's legends" I had to read those statements more than once but after seeing Hingis demolish Raymond/Stubbs more than once and beat the Williams when teamed up with Seles for the very first time, and then crush Arantxa/Dani in Australia and in Hamburg with a brand new partner Barbara Schett, I really do have to believe that she is amazing in doubles. The Eurosport commentators apparently regularly say that Hingis gets a lot of the job done when she is paired with Kournikova. Capriati/Hingis did terribly but other than that Martina has had success with a ton of players.

I agree that Williams/Williams are also a great team and of course don't forget Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver and Johnny Mac. I would love to see a Hingis-Serena team!!!! I know this would not probably ever happen but even in an exhibition it would be a blast. I have seen Martina standing across the net from Mark Philippoussis and just giving him a clinic. It was funny. Another good team for the future: HINGIS/HANTUCHOVA!!!!!!

May 21st, 2002, 07:19 AM

May 21st, 2002, 07:33 AM
Hingis, her record humbly speaks for herself.:angel: :kiss: :angel:

May 21st, 2002, 08:07 AM
No doubt that Martina Hingis got my vote!!!!

Mateo Mathieu
Nov 6th, 2004, 03:34 PM
Natasha was the best of the 90's

Hingis is the best now

in the next few years it will be Roberta Vinci.

Nov 6th, 2004, 03:46 PM


Nov 6th, 2004, 04:41 PM
martina hingis

Nov 6th, 2004, 04:50 PM
Martina Hingis.
doesn't matter who she partners up with, she still manages to win multiple doubles grand slams:worship:

Nov 6th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Martina Hingis by far...
i remember that match Williams vs Hingis/Seles
she's really brilliant and very good at the net
always choose the right time to pounce on shots during rallies

Nov 6th, 2004, 05:47 PM
testud =)

Nov 6th, 2004, 08:42 PM
My vote: Martina (s) ;)
Both of them were/are tremendous great double-players

Foot's Fingers
Nov 6th, 2004, 08:56 PM

Nov 6th, 2004, 10:55 PM
The ranking says Vivi Ruano :worship: :worship: wise ranking :)