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Old Apr 28th, 2006, 10:02 AM   #1
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The greatness of Martina

Ok a while back, I was bored and I wanted to find out exactly how well Martina had done against players, and particularly players who had reached top 10 in their career.

There are of course more than a few players that have been top 10 in history that Martina never played but pretty much everyone that has been in the top since the 90s, she has played and as you will see, has had a bit of success in those head to head meetings

World Number 1's
Steffi Graf 2-7
Monica Seles 15-5
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 18-2
Lindsay Davenport 11-14
Jennifer Capriati 5-4
Venus Williams 11-10
Serena Williams 6-7
Kim Clijsters 4-2
Justine Henin-Hardenne 2-1
Amelie Mauresmo 7-5
Maria Sharapova 1-2

The only world number 1's in history she hasn't played is Navratilova, Evert and Austin who she was a bit too young to play!

Top 10 players
Helena Sukova 1-0
Gabriela Sabatini 1-1
Katerina Maleeva 1-0
Natasha Zvereva 3-1
Conchita Martinez 11-3
Mary Joe Fernandez 3-0
Jana Novotna 9-3
Anke Huber 12-1
Magdalena Maleeva 5-0
Kimiko Date 1-0
Mary Pierce 10-6
Iva Majoli 8-2
Chanda Rubin 8-2
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 4-0
Barbara Paulus 3-0
Irina Spirlea 6-0
Karina Habsudova 3-4
Amanda Coetzer 10-2
Nathalie Tauziat 6-0
Anna Kournikova 11-1
Patty Schnyder 2-1
Dominque Van Roost 5-1
Julie Halard-Decugis 5-0
Barbara Schett 11-0
Sandrine Testud 16-0
Elena Dementieva 3-3
Jelena Dokic 3-2
Daniela Hantuchova 1-1
Anastasia Myskina 2-1
Ai Sugiyama 6-1
Nadia Petrova 1-1
Svetlana Kuznetsova 1-1
Vera Zvonareva 1-0
Alicia Molik 2-0

The only player she has not played since the time period I mentioned is Paola Suarez, so she better get her ass back on tour and a draw is fixed so Martina can play her

It's an amazing stat to think that Martina has beaten EVERY single player ranked inside the top 10 she has played, despite missing just over 3 years from the game. There is very few players that could boast such a stat and it just shows that Martina can cope with all types of players from all types of era's.

Martina, let's go grab some more victories to add to this list

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Old Apr 28th, 2006, 10:43 AM   #2
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I actually had a look at some of Martina's largest head-to-head margins a few days ago, there was a thread in GM about players who completely dominated another player.... i was a little surprised to see how many wins she has had over some players (like Testud )

It definately would have been interesting to see the result had Martina been able to play Navratilova or Evert

The only player who she has a significant loosing record is Steffi Graf, but Martina was still quite young for most of their matches. Against most other top players, the differece is only a couple of games.

I think you need to update the Maria one Martin Its 2-1 now, right?
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I like Martina's record against Testud and Sanchez-Vicario.

What's this? Martin is doing work. Hell truly has frozen over.
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martin well done!

@ the Dementieva head-to-dead though.. lol
ah-- so many memories coming back
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Old May 1st, 2006, 12:26 PM   #6
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I didn't see the Dementieva one
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lmao.... and i didn't reaslise that i'd written "head-to-Dead"...
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lol stacey, your eyes probably only scan statistics in favour of martina
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lmao.... and i didn't reaslise that i'd written "head-to-Dead"...
i swear...
i didn't notice that either

well Marri, there are only 4 (i think ) that aren't in her favour... so i guess they are not hard to miss
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i count 5.. i didn't notice she's down by one against K. Habsudova must be a looooong time ago

but still not bad
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oh ok i missed the Habsudova one as well
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like i said, you're biased
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Sorry Stacey, I left the Sharapova one because I don't recognise one of the losses. Why? Because that's why

Dark, I also apologise to you, I have spoilt the illusion for you and everyone else that I am completely lazy


Let's hope a certain record goes 11-9 soon
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Time to edit the record against Dementieva to 3-3.
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Indeed

Marri should be happy now
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