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View Poll Results: Who is the best athlete the game has seen?

Margaret Court 4 1.43%
Martina Navratilova 41 14.70%
Steffi Graf 109 39.07%
Serena Williams 125 44.80%
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Old May 26th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #286
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Re: Who is the best Athlete the game has ever seen?

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The question isn't who's the best player but th best athlete.
Um....Serena... If I had a top 5 I would be:

Serena
Venus
Henin
Sharapova
Clijsters
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Old May 27th, 2013, 12:04 AM   #287
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Re: Who is the best Athlete the game has ever seen?

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Um....Serena... If I had a top 5 I would be:

Serena
Venus
Henin
Sharapova
Clijsters
Sharapova JAAJAJAJAJAJAJAJ what a great joke...
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18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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Old May 27th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #288
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Re: Who is the best Athlete the game has ever seen?

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I think (purely from a physical standpoint), it's a composite of strength, speed, agility, and flexibility.

Serena wins strength
Venus wins speed
Graf wins agility
And lets give flexibility to Clijsters

But if you but the 4 of them in a heptathlon, I think Serena comes out on top. Then Navratilova. Then Venus, then Graf, then, Clijsters.
Great post, although i think i would remove Serena and Court without a doubt and put Venus and Arantxa there...

Arantxa may not be the strongest hitter, but boy she could ran down so many balls, it was disgusting Nadal like performances (joke) especially on red clay.

Biggest hitter Serena but as an athlete and ability to run down balls Serena can be / has been suspect so many times.
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18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
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Re: Who is the best Athlete the game has ever seen?

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Great post, although i think i would remove Serena and Court without a doubt and put Venus and Arantxa there...

Arantxa may not be the strongest hitter, but boy she could ran down so many balls, it was disgusting Nadal like performances (joke) especially on red clay.

Biggest hitter Serena but as an athlete and ability to run down balls Serena can be / has been suspect so many times.
We are talking about peak athletic ability, pre knee-surgery Serena (1999-2003). Running down balls was never a problem/suspect issue for her before the knee surgery.
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Old May 27th, 2013, 12:20 AM   #290
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Re: Who is the best Athlete the game has ever seen?

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We are talking about peak athletic ability, pre knee-surgery Serena (1999-2003). Running down balls was never a problem/suspect issue for her before the knee surgery.
Ok then i can give to you some rep for that, i completly forgot how ridicululously good was Serena in 2002-2003. Look at her running from peak Serena at RG 2002. She handed single digit winners from about 90% of the matches at the time, it was ridiculous indeed.


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Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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