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Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

The point I'm trying to make by comparing these two random players: all-time doubles great is more relevant to tennis history than someone who fluked a singles Slam.

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

I'm pretty sure more people have witnessed Ostapenko's RG run than all of Black's doubles wins combined.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

She is 22 and has plenty of time to achieve something more in her career.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

Oh, I agree with the title.

For the moment.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

Let's see that little brat do this

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Nope. A Grandslam singles winner will be. better remembered than a great doubles player who was only a middling singles player. You can't really fluke a GS in Singles. Ostapenko nay be a mess now, but she played awesome to win that French Open, and beat a very respectable finalist. It's not like winning an Australian Open in the mid 80s when hardly anyone showed up. It was a very significant and legitimate Slam win by Ostapenko.

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

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I'm pretty sure more people have witnessed Ostapenko's RG run than all of Black's doubles wins combined.
That doesn't make her a better player.
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As usual, you're being a. Bit arrogant without really thinking it through.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

Cara Black in Slams was a pretty mediocre player, I remember her playing. I saw her playing impressively just in some International WTA tournaments. But as a doubles player, she was excellent.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

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The point I'm trying to make by comparing these two random players: all-time doubles great is more relevant to tennis history than someone who fluked a singles Slam.

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I agree. I don't think we are alone thinking this either. I think most people here would agree with with this statement, actually.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

First of all, Jelena Ostapenko is not great at all...

Second of all, if Cara Black's only claim to fame are doubles, then she's not great at all as well...

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

Cara Black was to weak to have successful career in singles. Ostapenko doesn't give a real shit about doubles like most of players who earn enough playing singles.

Ostapenko is a better player.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

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First of all, Jelena Ostapenko is not great at all...

Second of all, if Cara Black's only claim to fame are doubles, then she's not great at all as well...
If you finish the year as the number one player in doubles FOUR TIMES you are a great. Cara Black is 100% guaranteed a place in the Tennis Hall of Fame. Ostapenko? Who knows? But she certainly has more to do if she wants to be in the Tennis Hall of Fame and her current results are not going to do it for her.
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Re: Probably unpopular opinion: Cara Black is greater than Jelena Ostapenko

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