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For all the crap people give Simona, she shows up the majority of the time and that's more than I can say for alot of other players.

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because she's black?
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'Never had argument with an umpire, never beef with a player or say anything controversial.'

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Loool think the wildest thing said was when asked if she spoken to after her test she said i didnt speak to before why speak now
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Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

5 slam finals is a good number and shows how well rounded she is as a player. If someone asked me whether Simona would make 3 slam finals in 2016 and become the world's no.1 player ending season twice, I would probably have said no, but she has managed to do that with her skillset.

Well done to Simona Halep on finally achieving her GS dream at RG. Never say die!

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Yes, 5 slam finals is a very good number. Now if she can win this, she really moves up the ladder and past Kvitova Muguruza and maybe Azarenka
She still has a shot to be considered 2nd best to Serena 2010-2020
Pretty sure by the time her career is over only the usual trolls will still debate that. With this final she is guaranteed to become the active player with the most consecutive weeks in the top 10. And making her 5th GS final she has overtaken Azarenka (was already ahead of Kvitova and Muguruza who each have 3).

Most who've followed tennis for long enough have know this could be a possibility ever since Simona broke out in 2013 by winning 6 titles on all surfaces (yet even then there were plenty of people trying to discredit such a unique performance that only a handful of players ever achieved).
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I respect her fight. What she lacks in power, she makes up for in heart.
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Yes, 5 slam finals is a very good number. Now if she can win this, she really moves up the ladder and past Kvitova Muguruza and maybe Azarenka
She still has a shot to be considered 2nd best to Serena 2010-2020
Pretty sure by the time her career is over only the usual trolls will still debate that. With this final she is guaranteed to become the active player with the most consecutive weeks in the top 10. And making her 5th GS final she has overtaken Azarenka (was already ahead of Kvitova and Muguruza who each have 3).

Most who've followed tennis for long enough have know this could be a possibility ever since Simona broke out in 2013 by winning 6 titles on all surfaces (yet even then there were plenty of people trying to discredit such a unique performance that only a handful of players ever achieved).
More like 2015-2020. Sharapova still dominated her throughout 2012, 2013 and 2014. No way that Halep is second to Serena pre-2014.

I would say she was 4th best though.

1. Serena
2. Sharapova
3. Azarenka
4. Halep

Then Kerber got great after 2015 and I actually think Kerber is the second best player after Serena from 2015-now. Also, Kvitova, two slams in 2011 and 2014, and Muguruza dominated in 2015 onward...until now. I think those are still the best players in the WTA. Vika, Sharapova and Muguruza have obviously struggled with many things but at their best they are still great. I would absolutely say Halep is the most consistent player since 2013. For sure.

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She's amazing, been saying for years

The offer to have my babies still stands for her

But she is only 27 and I am 29 so we still have time

But seriously she's such a great player, works so hard, overcame choking, #1, champion, very technical sound game, very strong fitness and now strong mental, she's a joy
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STAT!
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More like 2015-2020. Sharapova still dominated her throughout 2012, 2013 and 2014. No way that Halep is second to Serena pre-2014.

I would say she was 4th best though.

1. Serena
2. Sharapova
3. Azarenka
4. Halep

Then Kerber got great after 2015 and I actually think Kerber is the second best player after Serena from 2015-now.
I will give you Sharapova, Maria played 6 finals, won 2 and also made the WTA Finals in that time (2010-2019), but I won't Azarenka or Kerber, and like both (been following Vika since before I even knew of Halep's existence if we're being honest). But what this girl has achieved so far it's undeniably amazing. Grand Slam finals on all surfaces, which other than her only Serena and Maria can also claim, and of course never leaving the top 10 since she entered it early in 2014.

Yes, she still has trouble closing, I mean she should have had easily 3 slams and 25 titles by now if she was a closer, but even so that doesn't detract from the simple fact that overall she's been second only to Serena as far as being the most consistent player on tour this decade. Maria still has higher highs, but also also much lower lows, and I don't think that's debatable. Also the whole ban thing makes her achievements during that time fogy, and I understand why some people won't consider her for this top. I'm not among them, although I do believe that FO 2014 final might have had a different outcome if not for you know what.
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I used not to like her but she has my respect since last year AO final with Caro
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Didn't face a single seed except Svitolina in the Semis. Of Wimbledon. That tells you everything.

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Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

No, she gave Birth to slam winners like Karolina and Ostapenko, how could she.

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No, she gave Birth to slam winners like Karolina and Ostapenko, how could she.
Since when Karolina won a GS?
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More like 2015-2020. Sharapova still dominated her throughout 2012, 2013 and 2014. No way that Halep is second to Serena pre-2014.

I would say she was 4th best though.

1. Serena
2. Sharapova
3. Azarenka
4. Halep

Then Kerber got great after 2015 and I actually think Kerber is the second best player after Serena from 2015-now.
I will give you Sharapova, Maria played 6 finals, won 2 and also made the WTA Finals in that time (2010-2019), but I won't Azarenka or Kerber, and like both (been following Vika since before I even knew of Halep's existence if we're being honest). But what this girl has achieved so far it's undeniably amazing. Grand Slam finals on all surfaces, which other than her only Serena and Maria can also claim, and of course never leaving the top 10 since she entered it early in 2014.

Yes, she still has trouble closing, I mean she should have had easily 3 slams and 25 titles by now if she was a closer, but even so that doesn't detract from the simple fact that overall she's been second only to Serena as far as being the most consistent player on tour this decade. Maria still has higher highs, but also also much lower lows, and I don't think that's debatable. Also the whole ban thing makes her achievements during that time fogy, and I understand why some people won't consider her for this top. I'm not among them, although I do believe that FO 2014 final might have had a different outcome if not for you know what.
I don't find anything about Sharapova's achievements foggy, but that goes without saying.

Yeah, I guess I would put Halep above Vika and Kerber noe that you mention it. She is the only player aside from S & M that has strong results on every surface. While Kerber and Vika suck on anything but grass and hardcourts...vika obviously is not as good on grass as she is on hardcourt.
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Since when Karolina won a GS?
Her new nickname is Mrs Lee now my bad

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