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Seles was on target to be the greatest Grand Slam singles of all time and should be higher than Number 6. Maria Sharapova should be in the top 10 list, as she is one if only 10 female tennis players of all time to have won every Grand Slam title on every surface.
The true measure of greatness is to win every Grand Slam singles title in an era where Serena Williams dominated. Maria Sharapova did just that and must recognised accordingly.
I totally agree with the List of author. He has valid research background and has elaborated facts with his Ranking. Bravo Mr Bill. Good job. I am fan of both Seles and Hingis.
I don't know much about tennis but during my childhood i used to watch on tele matches between these two. I really loved watching them special thing about Seles was at end of match she was always cheerful.
And special about Hingis was she made lot less noises while playing Although not very tennis professional observations but grant me the liberty as i used to watch for fun.
I completely agree with you Ted that Monica Seles was a class above Martina Hingis as a Grand Slam singles player and therefore ranked higher than Hingis as an all time great player.
However, as an absolutely massive Monica Seles fan, I was very shocked to read that Hingis had a winning record against Seles. However, although I am giving Hingis credit for mentioning this head to head record, the 1st meeting between Seles and Hingis started in , not long after Seles won her last Grand Slam singles title in the Australian Open, taking her tally to 9.
The point I want to make is that although Seles was playing well after a remarkable comeback, her level of play, which was understandable, was not the same as it was after winning her last Australian Open due to the horrific stabbing back when she was at her absolute peak during the years to It was unbelievable that she did manage to win 1 Grand Slam singles title after that terrible incident.
We will never unfortunately really know how the great Monica Seles would have become, but if her form from to in which she won 8 Grand Slam singles titles by the age of 19, she could have easily ended up as close to if not the greatest female Grand Slam singles player of all time.
Monica Seles, I salute you as a very worthy champion and one of the all time greatest female tennis players.
I read a lot of comments here Certainly sharapova fans seem to have emerged all at once Or there is a set of fans right now active atleast.
Because apart from few recent posts i could hardly see sharapova's name Not to be offended please Anyways Don't forget Greats like Devenport and Clijsters I must say Lindsay Devenport was a class player and a very humble human being.
Always loved to see her greet with utmost sportsmanship at end of every match irrespective of the result.
The reason why this whole debate about Maria Sharapova being a better Grand Slam singles player than Hingis started was 4 weeks ago when Asad made a ridiculous comment in this article that Seles and Hingis were players of century.
Seles of course was because she was on target to be the greatest female player of all time before she was stabbed, having won 8 Grand Slam singles titles at the age of 19 and then another Grand Slam singles title after her amazing comeback.
Hingis certainly cannot be mentioned in the same breath as Seles, who was a much better player than Hingis. Everyone else that was mentioned in the top 10 greatest female players of all time absolutely deserved to be ranked above Hingis.
Therefore, because Asad put Hingis above every other top 10 greatest female tennis player, except Seles, upset many people. That is why people thought to themselves, if Asad can outrageously claim Hingis as a player of the century, then certainly Maria Sharapova can be mentioned as being a better Grand Slam singles player than Hingis to point out how absurd his claim was.
By the way, I am one of those who agree that Maria Sharapova was a better Grand Slam singles player than Martina Hingis because of their respective Grand Slam singles records.
Arivinder, you must agree that if we are just comparing the Grand Slam singles career only of Maria Sharapova and Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova must come out on top for winning 5 Grand Slam singles on all surfaces compared to Martina Hingis, whose 5 Grand Slam singles titles did not include the French Open on clay.
Of course, Sharapova was a better Grand Slam singles player than Hingis. The tennis history book records do not lie.
Sharapova won every Grand Slam title on all surfaces. Hingis did not. You and other Hingis fans must accept that reality.
Congratulations Maria Sharapova on a wonderful tennis career! Number 1 in the world does not mean much when Caroline Wozniacki was Number 1 in the world for nearly 2 years and only won 1 Grand Slam title.
Maria Sharapova did that. Arivinder, almost winnng the French a Open is not good enough. Maria Sharapova won the French Open twice and had a much tougher era against Serena Williams at her peak than the era when Hingis was at her peak.
Whoa whoa whoa People supporting Ms Sharapova have gone nuts Or so called desperate to press upon Sharapova's worth So please calm down.
Oh i just heard Hingis was No 1 for weeks and Sharapova whatttttttt Hingis almost made French open but fate had something else enstore for her. Oh heard again Hingis was No1 simultaneously both in singles and doubles Ohh Hingis Head to Head against Williams is almost equal and williams devoured Sharapova dont know how manyyyyy times Any count?
However, after that match, I lost all respect for Hingis for her bad sportsmanship, which the French crowd certainly let her know about.
However, I felt he was dominating too much and playing for too long that I simply fell in love with the fighting spirit of Nadal and want Nadal to overtake Federer on Grand Slam singles titles won.
The guy who ridiculously accused Nadal of cheating in the corresponding article for the greatest male tennis players of all time, claimed he used to go for Nadal.
Therefore, people have the strangest reasons why they go for a particular player or not, and whether or not we agree or disagree with them is just their opinion against our opinion.
Hey Hingis fans, you obviously forgot to mention the fact Martina Hingis lost to the great Jennifer Capriati twice in a row in the Australian Open Final in the early s, the same Grand Slam tournament that Hingis won 3 times!
What a great player Jennifer Capriati must have been to beat the absolutely overrated Martina Hingis!
Hingis fans, you forgot to mention that in the French Open Final, the crowd turned on Hingis for her bad sportsmanship and supported Graf to win that match, which Graf did.
Yeah, Hingis can do no wrong in your eyes but believe me, Hingis is no angel. But rest assured, we are simply making a comparison between the Grand Slam singles record of Maria Sharapova and Martina Hingis.
To be clear, we are not trying to destroy the character or tennis career of Martina Hingis. Her best performance in a Grand Slam singles match was a runner up at Wimbledon.
There is a big difference between having a great game to watch and being an all time great player. Djokovic has a much worse game to watch than Federer, yet Djokovic has a much better head to head record against Federer overall and in Grand Slam matches.
Grand Slam singles statistics mean everything. I use very appropriate statistical evidence to back up my claims, rather than mere words as to who has a better game to watch.
Maria Sharapova, a delight to watch. Seles, a delight to watch. Aggie Radwanska, a delight to watch. The facts are Hingis never won the French Open whereas Sharapova did.
Nadal has only won 1 less Grand Slam title in 5 years less. We are talking about the best overall Grand Slam singles record on all surfaces for the greatest players of all time, not who was better to watch.
Martina Hingis, A delight to watch while she played. She managed to live upto the name Martina As she was named after Great Navratilova.
As Billie King used to say No one uses her mind like Hingis on court. So my Vote is for Martina Hingis. And above all Hingis was a great doubles player as well and we here in India have massive respect for Hingis as she always paved way for her partners be it Sania, Paes.
Kudos to her for that. So before saying bad about any player please learn they are favorite to someone for sure. He was giving you the facts.
They are the facts, not mere words, as you have described it as. People will always have their favourites for whatever reason they choose and make a case for them, statistical or otherwise.
People are allowed to disagree with you and vice versa. No awards or trophies are given out for the greatest male or female tennis players as you cannot compare different eras.
You can only go by their records and their competitors at that time. The true measure of greatness is winning Grand Slam singles titles on all surfaces and Maria Sharapova did just that.
I could not care less who was number 1 more because Sharapova played in a tougher era. Yet Seles still won a Grand Slam singles title after that stabbing, which was truly brilliant.
Lucky Joe, the issue is not absorbing power. The issue is who are the greatest female tennis players of all time. No credit to Hingis. I will always say that Sharapova was a a better Grand Slam singles player than Hingis because Hingis did not win every Grand Slam singles title whereas Sharapova did.
Nothing you will say will change my mind. History has proven that, not your mere words. Hingis is not one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Also, Margaret Court won more Grand Slam titles than Navratilova in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
We rely on Grand Slam singles statistics as evidence, unlike yourself, who relies on mere words. Lucky Joe, I completely disagree with you. Look up the Grand Slam singles records.
Hingis won 5 Grand Slam singles titles but never won a French Open. This American greatest tennis player of all time had a fantastic career, especially in the s.
During alone, he won 99 of matches as well as three Grand Slam tournaments. With titles, he is still the record holder for ATP tour titles.
Although McEnroe may be better known for his attitude and occasionally boisterous behavior than for his game, he is unquestionably one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
His incredible skill and creativity in the game make this American player one of the finest. Serena Williams is a star and unquestionably one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Her all-powerful serves began her domination, but her determination keeps the wins coming. Since her entry onto the court in , she currently holds an incredible win-loss record, and at 36 she is still going strong.
Over the course of her Grand Slam career thus far, she has beaten 12 different players who, at the time of their Grand Slam matches, were ranked number 1.
She is one of only two women to have ever won each major more than three times and has won a total of four Olympic gold medals.
This phenomenal female tennis player spent consecutive weeks ranked number 1. The German player dominated on all types of tennis courts; winning tournaments on grass, clay, and hard court surfaces, often in just one season.
John Newcombe was known for his speed, deadly forehand and serve. Newcombe was also known for being at his best in the most important matches.
An example of this is that he played 10 Wimbledon finals during his career and only lost one of them. He was also one of the most consistent players in the world, being ranked inside the top 10 for over 10 consecutive years John Newcombe successful career have gone down in the history as one of the greatest of all time.
Most talented tennis player born in the 19th century? Mats Wilander was only 17 years old when he won hist first French Open title , which is still today the youngest player ever to win a Grand Slam title.
That is not his only Grand Slam record, he also holds the record of most Grand Slam titles won before turning 20 4 titles. He was ranked the world No.
The best tennis player before the Open Era? Roy Emerson have gone down in history as the most talented and successful tennis player before the Open Era.
He had his prime in the 60s and was ranked No. Roy Emerson managed to win a total of 12 Grand Slam titles during his career, which was the record for many years before the 20th century era with the big 3 began.
He is not only known as one of the most successful tennis players of all time, but also due to his 30 year long career.
He retired at the age 47, which would be pretty much impossible in todays tennis world. After he won the Wimbledon title , he claimed the No.
Edberg is to this date the only player to win all the 4 Junior Grand Slams in one calendar year Stefan Edberg broke the record of most consecutive Grand Slam appearances 54 in the late 90s, which eventually got broken by the American Wayne Ferreira.
Martina set a whole new level for physical fitness and power. I think of athleticism. She had tremendous feel on her volleys.
She had strong wrists, so she could maneuver volleys anywhere she wanted. She was the epitome of an all-court player -- more than anyone who came up in that era.
Navratilova's decision to defect from communist-run Czechoslovakia in at the age 18 was the defining moment of her career. She didn't feel she'd reach her potential if she stayed behind the Iron Curtain and allowed the Czech Federation to decide where and when she could play.
Once in the U. She finished with 18 Grand Slam singles titles, same as her great rival, Chris Evert. Navratilova's singles titles and doubles titles are both records.
He was a sensational player. He even got better after he turned pro. For about the first three or four months, he struggled with the second serve.
He worked on getting that a lot better and won his second season Grand Slam after that. Awfully talented guy, really tough to play over five sets.
Didn't have a huge serve, but being left-handed helped him in that regard. He won the Slam twice, and I don't think any other man will ever do it once.
Laver straddled the move from the amateur to the Open or professional eras of tennis. Although Laver's singles titles are the most in tennis history, it was his ability to pull off a second calendar-year sweep of all four Grand Slam tournaments in -- seven years after his first Slam sweep!
He's the best, most efficient player in terms of not allowing the pressure of the perceived consequence to impact his ability to achieve his goal.
Pressure doesn't detract from his ability to achieve that goal. Arguably the best second serve I've ever seen. Hitting spots, first and second serve, when the most pressure was on.
Nobody better. Sampras' victory at Wimbledon arguably established him as the greatest male player of all time until Roger Federer eclipsed him.
Sampras dominated in an era when power serves were becoming the norm. What also separated him was his ability to play a chip-and-charge game and his athleticism he loved to show off his hops on overhead smashes.
Sampras was never as great from the baseline as Andre Agassi was, but he didn't need to be. He never, never missed. You always had to play very steady against Bjorn.
You had to win the match; it would never be given you. I think he was ahead of his time, extremely fit and quick.
Borg was a teenage prodigy who played Davis Cup at 15 and was barely 18 when he won his first French Open. But being ranked No. Borg made himself the biggest "What if?
He retired for the first time a few months later, with 11 Slam titles. He was only Man, he has impressed me the last few years.
He's had some of the best results in the history of the game. Look at the competition; he's beaten two of the greatest players ever.
It reminds me of what Federer was doing when he dominated. Over his long, prolific career, Connors won 1, matches in the top five of the Open era , eight Grand Slams and total titles, which more than warrants a place inside our top On-court histrionics aside, John McEnroe was a graceful volleyer and equally at home on clay as on grass.
The U. Lendl was a pioneer of a new approach to the game , making nutrition, weightlifting and early-morning aerobics crucial training components.
There was so much more to Swedish great Bjorn Borg than his laidback character and cool style both on and off the court.
A two-handed backhand and monumental stride, for starters. During his year career — he shocked the world when he retired at the age of 25 — Borg won 11 Grand Slams and an extraordinary A dominant, efficient player with a magnificent backhand, Novak Djokovic has won 73 individual titles and 15 Grand Slams.
He won 64 individual titles and 14 Grand Slams during his professional career, which ended on a high when he beat longtime rival Andre Agassi to win the U.
Winning 80 titles and 17 Grand Slams over the course of his career — and at 32, he has a few years left on the court — puts Spaniard Rafael Nadal comfortably at No.
To date, Laver remains the only player to have twice won all four Grand Slam singles tournaments during the same calendar year. Swiss national Federer, who is currently ranked at No.
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