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Forum: General Messages   Jun 15th, 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,993
Posted By Mike25
Re: Who choked the most: Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?.

I knew you were going to downgrade Jana's '98 wimbledon victory by saying she was only playing Natalie Tauziat in the final. Is that Jana's fault who she gets matched up against?.

On paper, Jana...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 14th, 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,993
Posted By Mike25
Re: Who choked the most: Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?.

Not sure if I agree with this comment.

Jana suffered a big setback when she blew her chance against Steffi at '91 Wimbledon. But Jana eventually overcame this, winning at Wimbledon seven years...
Forum: General Messages   Mar 8th, 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,419
Posted By Mike25
Re: Saving match point against an opponent in 2 or more matches

Sabatini always had her hands full playing Jana. I remember the '91 French quarterfinal, about as sloppy a match as I've ever seen. After Sabatini won the 2nd set to even the match, Jana all but...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 1st, 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Mike25
Re: Brisbane R2: POMEnika Cibulkova def. KD Krumm 6-3 1-6 6-3

Your right, Kimiko's hair does remind me of how she wore it around 20 years ago. And I think you're referring to Kimiko vs. Sabatini in the semifinals of the '95 Lipton?. Isn't that where Sabatini...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 29th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,161
Posted By Mike25
Re: Will Vera Zvonareva ever win a slam title?

Jana was mentally stronger then you give her credit for. Now I'm not going to put her in Steffi or Arantxa's league, when it comes to the mental part of the game. However, Jana was just as tough as...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 24th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,838
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best player to never win Wimbledon

Monica Seles was the best overall player to never win Wimbledon. However, Sabatini and Hana actually had better grasscourt skills then Monica. Would Monica have won it without the lost time?. Maybe,...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 22nd, 2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,838
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best player to never win Wimbledon

Your arguement simply doesn't carry any weight. As Matt correctly points out, Sabatini never made it out of the 4th round at '88 and '89 Wimbledon, her "peak years" according to you. In fact,...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 22nd, 2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,838
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best player to never win Wimbledon

Not really Spencer,

The 3 or 4 matches your referring to could have gone either way. Actually, your not giving Sabatini enough credit in those matches, just trying to paint the picture Jana choked...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 22nd, 2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,838
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best player to never win Wimbledon

Have to disagree here,

First of all, even if Sabatini had some sort of mental edge over Jana, I don't think it would be enough to swing a grass-court match to Sabatini's favor. Why?. Because...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 12th, 2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,331
Posted By Mike25
Re: This was women's tennis in its last so-called slump.

Steffi Greles is one of the few posters on this site who understands how the "choker label" is a little unfair when discussing Jana Novotna.

We all know Jana suffered some bad chokes, most...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 12th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,331
Posted By Mike25
Re: This was women\'s tennis in its last so-called slump.

As bad as Jana's choke against Steffi was at '93 Wimbledon, it still doesn't come close to Sabatini's choke against Mary Joe at '93 French.

You seem to forget, nobody thought Jana was going to...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 22nd, 2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,352
Posted By Mike25
Re: The most underrated best match ever. YEC 1990 Final

That's funny you should compare Sabatini's choking to Jana Novotna's choking. After all, Sabatini was one of the GREATEST CHOKERS ever. Too bad for you, and your fragile ego, you can't accept what...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 22nd, 2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,352
Posted By Mike25
Re: The most underrated best match ever. YEC 1990 Final

The 1990 YEC final was an instant classic. I'm not sure I agree with Spencercarlos calling it an "underrated match". Anyway, it was great stuff from start to finish. Basically, it featured Monica's...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 1st, 2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,462
Posted By Mike25
Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

First of all, Jana being two years older then Sabatini isn't the huge difference you make it out to be. Were not talking about 4 or 5 years, just 2. As for Jana's results from 1990-91, you proved my...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 1st, 2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,462
Posted By Mike25
Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

Sabatini was a close second behind Monica in 1991?. Only if your looking at tournaments like the Italian Open, which Sabatini did win. What about the titles that count, like Slam Titles?. In fact,...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 28th, 2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,462
Posted By Mike25
Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

You make some decent points. When Sabatini was playing her best in the early 1990's, it was due to her newfound aggression. When she sat back, and played it cautious, she usually lost. The best...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 28th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,462
Posted By Mike25
Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

Morrissey makes a fine point. Yes, Sabatini and Jana were definately even in the choking department. However, not only was Sabatini a great choker, but was even greater at making excuses. I can't...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 28th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,462
Posted By Mike25
Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

I never said Sabatini was worse than Jana on indoor surfaces. However, I do feel Sabatini was only "slightly" better than Jana indoors. You make it sound like Sabatini was some kind of dominant force...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 23rd, 2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,462
Posted By Mike25
Re: Who is greater? Gabriela Sabatini or Jana Novotna?

Hey Spencercarlos,

Next thing, you'll try and convince everyone Sabatini was better then Jana on grass, just like any other surface. Just as usual, you seem to forget Jana was a solid, if not...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,079
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best "no number one"?

Obviously you don't know what the hell your talking about, when you call Sabatini a greater choker then Jana. Look up the word choking in the dictionary, and you'll find Jana's pic next to it.
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Forum: General Messages   Aug 30th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,079
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best "no number one"?

Ok Troll, now it's your turn.

First off, Sabatini's singles record is barely better then Jana's. And I mean just barely. This stat proves it:

Career Singles Record:

Sabatini 632-189
Jana...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 30th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,079
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best "no number one"?

Volcana,

I totally agree with you. This is a case where looks and popularity cloud rational thinking, and its a shame. There is no denying Sabatini was(and still is), one of the most popular...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 30th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,079
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best "no number one"?

Morrissey,

Your right on target about Sabatini. Not only was Sabatini a classic underachiever, but she was the worst choker ever. Sabatini's 27 tour wins are good, but ONLY one of those wins came...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 30th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,079
Posted By Mike25
Re: Best "no number one"?

Sabatini hands down?.:lol:

The best non-number one was Jana Novotna, followed by Conchita Martinez, with Sabatini a distant third. These stats prove I'm right:

Singles Titles: Conchita(33)...
Forum: General Messages   Feb 10th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,021
Posted By Mike25
Re: Could've Been Great Players

You stated Sabatini dedicated her career mostly towards singles?. Since that's true, it seems to me Sabatini should have won far more singles titles then Jana. As you know, Jana dedicated a good...
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