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View Poll Results: Peak on grass?

Sharapova 21 21.43%
Novotna 20 20.41%
Davenport 51 52.04%
Hingis 6 6.12%
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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #46
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

Novotna. Easily. Far and away the best grass court player of the four at her best. And far and away the least of the four at playing her best for a sustained period.
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

Novotna>Davenport>Hingis>Sharapova
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

Definitely Novotna. NID that TF would write off any pre-2000 player as if they played with wooden racquets though

Davenport 2nd, Maria 3rd (this being the one and only surface where Peak Lindsay has the edge on Peak Maria due to her superior serve and netplay). Hingis is dead last and would get spanked on grass by the peaks of any of the other 3's peaks.
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

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Novotna>Davenport>Hingis>Sharapova
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

Hingis was lucky that Novotna got injured during the final, Pova lucky that Serena was off. Both are pretty much fluke wins.
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

at people choosing Novotna over Lindsay. Look how badly Novotna matched up against Davenport her whole career.
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

Sharapova actually has a better winning percentage on grass than all these players.

The only reason I put her below Davenport is that at her peak, I believe Davenport is better.

Also, if it weren't for the Williams sisters, she'd be a multiple Wimbledon champion.

That's why it's easily Davenport then Sharapova then Novotna then Hingis.
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

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Hingis was lucky that Novotna got injured during the final, Pova lucky that Serena was off. Both are pretty much fluke wins.
Hingis < Pova <<<< Davenport & Novotna

usual TF propaganda about Maria's "fluke" wins. When will this board start respecting her as a player? I guess when cows will start flying in front of their eyes LOL
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usual TF propaganda about Maria's "fluke" wins. When will this board start respecting her as a player? I guess when cows will start flying in front of their eyes LOL
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

Davenport > Novotna > Sharapova.
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

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Novotna. Easily. Far and away the best grass court player of the four at her best. And far and away the least of the four at playing her best for a sustained period.
On what basis?
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at people choosing Novotna over Lindsay. Look how badly Novotna matched up against Davenport her whole career.
I missed this. Exactly. She had no answers for Lindsay's ground strokes and that would've been the same against Sharapova back in 2004-05.
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

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Sharapova actually has a better winning percentage on grass than all these players.

The only reason I put her below Davenport is that at her peak, I believe Davenport is better.
Winning percentage at Wimbledon: Davenport 81.67% (49:11), Sharapova 80.43% (37:9), Novotná 80.30% (53:13), Hingis 74.19% (23:8). So despite Hingis they are all nearly equal in that point.

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Also, if it weren't for the Williams sisters, she'd be a multiple Wimbledon champion.
Some Statistics:

Novotná:
Losses to the champion: 5 (1993,1995,1996,1997,1999)
Losses to the runner-up: 2 (1987,1994)
Most losses against: Steffi Graf (5: 1987,1990,1993,1995,1996)

Davenport:
Losses to the champion: 5 (1994,2000,2001,2004,2005)
Losses to the runner-up: 2 (1998,2003)
Most losses against: Venus Williams (4: 2000,2001,2003,2005)

Hingis:
Losses to the champion: 4 (1995,1996,1998,2000)
Losses to the runner-up: 0
Most losses against: Steffi Graf (2: 1995,1996)

Sharapova:
Losses to the champion: 5 (2005,2006,2007,2010,2011)
Losses to the runner-up: 0
Most losses against: Venus Williams (2: 2005,2007)

So you could also say: "If it weren't for Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport would be a multiple Wimbledon champion." as well as "If it weren't for Steffi Graf, Jana Novotná would be a multiple Wimbledon champion."

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That's why it's easily Davenport then Sharapova then Novotna then Hingis.
As you can see, it is not that easy.
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Re: Peak on Grass: Sharapova VS Novotna VS Davenport VS Hingis?

1. Davenport: Big serve, flat groundies, aggressive forward moving attack. A win,beating a well-playing Graf, 2 finals, losing to Venus. Could have won more if you ask me but one title is enough
2. Novotna. Damn high peak when on but not against the very best. Blew the match to Graf where he peak suddenly turned into a trough and beat Tauziat in her final, a woman who she dwarfed in terms of talent and experience.
3. Sharapova. Never repeated that fearless peak of 2004.
4. Hingis. Blew hot and cold at Wimby. In her peak year, she brought it on, but never replicated that success again.
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