Venus has 4 GS and Martina has 5, can Venus overtake Martina in GS department. To me she can, but I am hoping Martina can end the streak of not having won a GS, I hope if it is its at French. Venus can do that and maybe LINDSAY???
At some point Venus wil have more. And at some point after that, it's highly likely Martina will have more. Both could easily finish with 7-10 GS titles. Both have been streaky. Hingis won 5 GS titles in 3 years. Venus has won 4 GS titles in 2 years.
And in 2002, Jenn, Lindsay, Serena and Kim may split the GS titles, leaving Venus and Martina with frustration and wait-til-next-year.
Martina sustained a major injury towards the end of the season, what makes anyone think that she will come back in better shape ???<br /> I mean , when she was healthy she couldn't defeat a top 10er, get to a final or even win a tournament in months. Personally, I believe we've seen the best from her...
<br />I realize expectations are high, but in 2000 and 2001 Venus showed the tennis world that she's capable of correcting weaknesses in her game and taking advice...
So given their current form, and barring any serious injuries , I'll say that Venus overtaking her is as inevitable as nightfall. Of course this is just my humble opinion <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
I would bet my bottom dollar that Venus will overtake Hingis in total Slam counts. Hingis, in the long-run, will probably only be a contender at the French (especially now that Clijsters is on the scene); whereas Venus is already a contender at all 4 of the slams.
I do think that Hingis may have the physical makeup to play for a longer time than Venus. But supposing Venus plays for 5 more years and Hingis 9, I'd bet on Venus winning at least 8 to 10 more Slams, and I'd be surprised if Hingis won 4.
yeah heavy_shitta...Martina has won 3 of the grand slams and gotten to the final of the French twice, but she's not a contender..... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> With her bad play this year she's gotten to the Aussie final, semis of French and US but she isn't a contender anymore! <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> LMAO!
Venus' game is on its way up. Hingis' game is on a decline. So you can't look at past performance to determine how they'll do. If we were, we'd believe that Hingis is a contender at all GS. We know that that's not the case.
We do know that AO is hardcourt which is one of Venus' best surfaces. We also know that at an even lower level of play, Venus managed to pull down a title on clay. So, winning RG is just a matter of time.