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Olympic gold medal 5 27.78%
7 slams 13 72.22%
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Old Sep 16th, 2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

If, just for a example, you had two choose between Maria never winning a slam again but winning the Olympic gold medal in 2016 to give her a career golden slam which only Serena and Steffi Graf have done, or 2 more slams to tie her with Henin and Venus?
I would go for 7 slams, career golden slam would be amazing but slam count is what defines your greatness.
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Old Sep 16th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

7 slams definetely. As you said tennis players are measured by their Slam-wins. If they never win a gold medal - no one cares. If they win a gold medal but never a slam - no one cares about the medal. Same with the no1 rank, but no1 is better than gold. No one cares about No1s without slams. The first thing everyone asks about a (former) tennis player is how many and what slams did they win? Greatness is judged by that number. The gold medal is a nice addition and makes her even greater, but is nothing without the slams. Anyway I'm sure she can achieve both.
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

If the OP had asked 1 more slam vs the Olympic gold I would have chosen the Olympic gold. Two slams for one Olympic gold is a bit too much of a difference though. In that case I go for the two slams.
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Old Sep 16th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #4
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

Gooold. Once you've got a few slams under your belt, especially a full house, Olympic gold becomes more important
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

7 Slams.Gold would be amazing,but she already has silver so...
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

Many players have 7 or more slam. A career golden slam is more unique. And better to be grouped w/ Steffi and Serena than Henin and Venus
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Many players have 7 or more slam. A career golden slam is more unique. And better to be grouped w/ Steffi and Serena than Henin and Venus

If Maria had 7 slams, she would be better than Justine or Venus, imo. Neither one has a career Grand Slam, which is better than a gold medal.
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

It's not a fair question
I want Maria to win more Slams but I so want her to have this Gold medal around her neck too.
What to choose ? Both
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

LOL, I would be extremely happy with either.
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7 slams

2 slams > 1 gold
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

im ok with 1 more french open and the gold. i'll die peacefully then.

i still believe she can win the gold and get to 7+ SLAMS. she is still just 27 years old after all.
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Re: What would you rather Maria acheive; 2016 Olympic gold medal or 7 slams?

2 slams for sure. The gold would be lovely and everything, but it just doesn't hold the same weight (to me) as a slam. Plus 7 would tie her with Venus and Henin and that would be just awesome.
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