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I ask you to rank the careers of these players, 1-9, at this point in time, taking into account all of their career accomplishments. I also include a poll to ask who has had the best career.

Ana Ivanovic
2008 French Open champion, 2007 French Open finalist, 2008 Australian Open finalist
12 weeks at world number one
11 career titles
68.84% career-winning percentage

Li Na
2011 French Open champion, 2011 and 2013 Australian Open finalist
7 career titles
Career-high ranking: #3
72.41% career-winning percentage

Petra Kvitova
2011 Wimbledon champion
11 career titles
Career-high ranking: #2
68.81% career-winning percentage

Marion Bartoli
2013 Wimbledon champion, 2007 Wimbledon finalist
8 career titles
Career-high ranking: #7
62.10% winning percentage

Sam Stosur
2011 U.S. Open champion, 2010 French Open finalist
5 career titles
Career-high ranking: #4
60.00% winning percentage

Francesca Schiavone
2010 French Open champion, 2011 French Open finalist
6 career titles
Career-high ranking: #4
58.48% winning percentage

Caroline Wozniacki
2009 U.S. Open finalist
67 weeks at number one
21 career titles
72.04% winning percentage

Jelena Jankovic
2008 U.S. Open finalist
18 weeks at number one
13 career titles
65.15% winning percentage

Dinara Safina
2009 Australian Open finalist, 2008 and 2009 French Open finalist
26 weeks at number one
12 career titles
67.50% winning percentage
 

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1. Ivanovic
2. Na
3. Kvitova
4. Safina
5. Stosur
6. Woz
7. Bartoli
8. Jankovic
9. Schavione

Safina and Stosur was hard to determine. I tried to evaluate the whole of the career instead of just GS results.
 

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1. Na
2. Ivanovic
3. Kvitova

the other GS champions (no order)

the others (no order besides JJ topping them)
 

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BTW Schiavone is also a 2011 French Open finalist

1. Ivanovic
2. Na
3. Safina
4. Kvitova
5. Bartoli
6. Stosur
7. Schavione
8. Wozniacki
9. Jankovic
 

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Bad company.
 

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Ok.. Petra has different achievements to Na: YEC and a few masters instead of two slam finals. It's difficult to compare.

But, people, who voted for Li, explain me how can she have better career than Ivanovic :rolls:

1GS - 1GS
2 GS finals - 2 GS finals
3 tier 1 titles - 1 tier 1 title
#1 - #3 in the Ranking
 

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Ok.. Petra has different achievements to Na: YEC and a few masters instead of two slam finals. It's difficult to compare.

But, people, who picked to Li, explain me how can she have better career than Ivanovic :rolls:
Then why did you vote Kvitova to have had a better career than both of them? :spit:
 

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Yeah, but Li and Ivanovic have made three Grand Slam finals; Kvitova has just one. I guess it's close.
Nobody will say what is better: YEC title or two slam finals.
However Ivanovic clearly has better career than Na. Because they are equal in GS titles and finals but in other departments Ana is ahead by miles (3 masters vs 1 masters, #1 vs #3).
 

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Nobody will say what is better: YEC title or two slam finals.
However Ivanovic clearly has better career than Na. Because they are equal in GS titles and finals but in other departments Ana is ahead by miles (3 masters vs 1 masters, #1 vs #3).
yeah but Na is much better against Sharapova, Serena, Venus and Vika while Ana is pretty hopeless against them :bigwave:
 

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1) Ivanovic
2) Li Na
3) Kvitova
4) Stosur
5) Safina
6) Schiavone
7) Bartoli
8) Wozniacki
9) Jankovic

Clearly Ivanovic is better than Na right now but Na can overtake Ana next year
 

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Kvitova & Wozniacki are still very early in their careers, like 24 & 23. Woz was 2 when Stephens was born & people group Sloane with the teens
I would have Li first because of what she meant to the tour.
She's going to be in the Hall of Fame, and I think all the others have to do more.

I definately have Schiavone & Bartoli as last 2. They never got higher than #4, their slams very very draw-flukey, Stosur 7th.
And I would wait on Woz & Petra another 5-8 years and see what they accomplish

Li, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, Stosur, Bartoli, Schiavone
 

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