Originally Posted by Rollo
"Whenever a great player comes along you have to ask, 'Could she have beaten Maureen?' In every case the answer is, I think not."
London Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent Lance Tingay
Trying to compare players of different eras can only, at best, be conjecture. But I think the opinion of a recognised connoisseur of tennis such as Lance Tingay (whom I believe lived until around 1990) and who actually saw all the post-war players (and many before that too) in action must carry a lot of weight.