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Jelena played very strong tennis in French Open 2017. And fully deserved this Grand Slam title :yeah:
She beat many great players. And clay GOAT Halep in the final - a very tough and difficult opponent.

Many other Grand Slam champions had much easier draws and weaker opponents:
For example other Grand Slam champions faced Sabine Lisicki, Schiavone, Vinci, Errani, Bouchard, Cibulkova or a very nervous Vondrousova in Grand Slam finals :tape:

And Cara Black was great in doubles.
But we all know that singles is more important.
 

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Well this is an appropriate comparison since Ostapenko can only win matches in doubles these days.
 
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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.

Come at me. :eek:h:
..where's the poll?
 
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Sweetie, being a Mertens fan is pitiable enough. Even I have limits.

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

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

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

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And who actually remembers Herpes as opposed to Hingis? :lol:

Henin is to Hingis what doubles is to singles in terms of relevance. :x
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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Who??
 

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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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