Then why did you put slamless Shriver ahead of Krejcikova and Stephen’s then?Stephens is not the lowest. Sorry, you can vulture the tour all you want but you're not higher than a slam winner who backed it up with a 1000 and a slam final (set and break up over Halep).
Shriver had to deal with Navratilova and Evert, GOAT contenders. Ostapenko got Woz and Halep, both slamless at the time. Big difference. Also Shriver had 21 GS doubles titles including winning 9 GS doubles titles in a row and a 109-match winning streak spanning over more than 2 years. Nothing Ostapenko has can equate.Yeah, that's cute, but who cares. People remember winners, people who actually won titles. Like it or not, Ostapenko for example is ahead of Shrivers, as she has a Roland Garros title.
Again, this is the singles forum, not the doubles. Plus, excuses about eras doesn't make the cut, you play who's in front of you.Shriver had to deal with Navratilova and Evert, GOAT contenders. Ostapenko got Woz and Halep, both slamless at the time. Big difference. Also Shriver had 21 GS doubles titles including winning 9 GS doubles titles in a row and a 109-match winning streak spanning over more than 2 years. Nothing Ostapenko has can equate.
Now we will also say Raducanu > Shriver based on that one slam.
Back then, the rankings were based on a player's point average per tournament. So if a player didn't think she would go far (e.g. Pam in any event on clay), she often chose not to play, wanting to avoid her ranking taking a nosedive.Not sure who the 'greatest' is, but my fav is Pam. Her "Wickmayer" incident, awkward interviews with fans in the stands, and golden on-court moments in general are worth the equivalent of about 5 singles grand slams IMO... lol.
I always find it fascinating that she only elected to enter the singles draw at Roland Garros twice in her whole career, despite her ranking always being high enough. I know she wanted to keep herself fresh for grass season, and didn't love red clay, but especially unusual considering she entered the RG doubles six times (and won the title 4x out of the 6), plus all her peers made the trip there. So she was there on-site in Paris playing doubles but just chose to sit out the singles. 😂 Definitely something we are unlikely to see these days as the slam prize money has increased even for a R1 loss.
I think all will defeat Wozniacki. Sabatini, in fact, will beat her in straight sets though coincidently their GS stats are similarSingles alone? Wozniacki, hands down. Wozniacki's singles career should be compared versus the likes of Sabatini, Novotna, Martínez.