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Old Apr 17th, 2005, 09:18 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by sartrista7
Nice list, though I would dispute the order of 10-13 - I don't see why Sharapova's accomplishments so far place her over Myskina. She looks like she'll have the better career and has consolidated her Slam win better, but as of right now I'd say Myskina is more accomplished - note the levels of most of Sharapova's tournament wins compared to Myskina's.

I'm not convinced by Mauresmo being placed over Slam champions Myskina and Kuznetsova, either. I don't think her No 1 ranking is enough to counter those victories, and her relatively poor Slam record mitigates against her greater number of titles.
Yes, I struggled with that placement order too. It's so hard when you have the relatively new concept of a Slamless No. 1 to complicate things. I finally put Amelie higher, as she did get to a Slam final, and has so far accomplished more than Myskina and Kuzzie, including the No. 1 ranking.

I know Sharapova and Myskina so far have had similar careers, but I put a bit greater weight on Sharapova winning the YEC and also staying a no. 2 for more weeks. Also, a bit of bias, due to the "Celebrity factor".
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