Originally Posted by CareerSlamPova
Peak Safina is still a better clay court player than all the currently active players.
Peak Safina would never beat the current Maria on clay. Peak Safina had to either save matchpoints or recover from a 4-0 3rd set deficit in her two wins over Maria at the French when Maria was "cow on ice". The current Maria who is a way better clay courter than before would blitz her.
And no Safina is not a better clay courter than Serena. Safina has never played tennis on any surface like Serena in Charleston and Madrid this year. Serena is vastly underrated no clay on this forum, people talk about say Kuznetsova as some clay god and her clay credentials overall are less than Serena's.
As for the rest peak Safina is long over so what is your point. Even players who have natural careers dont last at their peak for 5-6 years or more unless they are truly amazing talents. You really think she is going to come back after all that has happened at age 27/28 and outplay the likes of Azarenka or Kvitova on any surface.