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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

I made a poll trying to quantify such a question

https://www.tennisforum.com/12-gener...gles-slam.html

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Someone who can only get mentioned on a tennis forum by being compared to Jelena Oysterpancake.
Let's not pretend that someone outside tennisforum knows who Ostapenko is either...
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So... you have no response to the points made?

Expected for a troll who thinks Hingis is actually greater than Henin. Another flop thread.

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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

The only figure you can compare is the prize money:

Cara Black 7,7 Mio
Jelena Ostapenko 7,9 Mio already (and she is just 22 years old)

Ok, the prize money is getting higher and higher but still ...
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

Btw: There is no doubt that Navratilova is the most succesful doubles player in history.

It is always difficult to compare singles to doubles success because especially these days most singles players don't play doubles at all. If they did they would change the doubles draws completly.
I believe that Federer is the better doubles partner than world #1 Mike Bryan and so is Kvitova better than Mladenovic (is she currently doubles #1)??
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Btw: There is no doubt that Navratilova is the most succesful doubles player in history.

It is always difficult to compare singles to doubles success because especially these days most singles players don't play doubles at all. If they did they would change the doubles draws completly.
I believe that Federer is the better doubles partner than world #1 Mike Bryan and so is Kvitova better than Mladenovic (is she currently doubles #1)??
You believe Petra Kvitova is a better doubles player than Kristina Mladenovic? Did I actually read that? I don't want to put words into your mouth.

But if that is actually what you said, I really wish to know what drugs you are on.

For the record Petra Kvitova's career record as a doubles player is 8 wins, 23 losses.

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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

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Expected for a troll who thinks Hingis is actually greater than Henin. Another flop thread.
And who actually remembers Herpes as opposed to Hingis?

Henin is to Hingis what doubles is to singles in terms of relevance.

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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

What is even the point of comparing a 22 year old with at least another decade ahead of her, with someone long retired anyway.



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And who actually remembers Herpes as opposed to Hingis?

Henin is to Hingis what doubles is to singles in terms of relevance.
Agreed, people are starting to forget about Justine. She should get high on coke and beat her husband in the head with a DVD player in order to gain some of the notoriety back.
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Agreed, people are starting to forget about Justine. She should get high on coke and beat her husband in the head with a DVD player in order to gain some of the notoriety back.
Oh yes Joana, it was well documented what Chucky did to her husband, she was a brute. However, in Justine's defense, she had a really strange husband as well, just shook my head about that pairing.
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Agreed, people are starting to forget about Justine. She should get high on coke and beat her husband in the head with a DVD player in order to gain some of the notoriety back.
Actually, that didn't happen. And nobody would give a damn if Henin got high on coke, now or ever. I mean, did she even make the Top 5 of highest-paid sportswomen once in her career?

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It's impossible to compare their careers. It's like thinking Paola Suárez is greater than Sabatini because of her doubles slams.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

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