Top 10 women players of the decade list

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  1. lambielspins

    lambielspins Banned

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    Here is someones list of the top 10 women players of the decade:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/blog/bu...rs-of-the-decade?urn=ten,205721&cp=2#comments

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Bothsidesx2hands

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    This list can't be real. Sharapova over Venus, who has 7 not 5 grandslams. And Ivanovic is clearly above Dementieva with get 1 grand slam. And I didn't even really scan the list much after those to obvious faults.
     
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  3. boredone3456

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    Sorry that list has problems, I don't agree with Sharapova over Venus first off. Yes Sharapova has clearer all around record during her best years but Venus at her best in this decade was way more dominant, and was in general much stronger at her best in this decade. Venus has also been present the entire decade, where as sharapova has only been a real force anyway for like, 4 years out of this decade.

    Capriati at number 5!!!!! sorry but no, she at most should only have won one slam, during her slam winning period she only held 1 non slam title and after 2002 she was never in another final and was pretty much dominated by every other big name around her in big defining matches. The fact that she ranks over Clijsters is almost sickening, and Davenport, even though she only won 1 slam, deserves to be higher as well because of her strong years in 2005, the summer of 2004 and even the later half of 2000 where she was arguably the 2nd best in the world.

    My List would read

    1. Serena
    2. Henin
    3. Venus
    4. Sharapova
    5. Clijsters
    6. Davenport
    7. Mauresmo
    8. Capriati or Kuzz
    9. Capriati or kuzz
    10. Dementieva
     
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  4. grafselesfan

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    Sharapova over Venus Williams is absolutely ridiculous. What is even more disturbing is reading that this writer says he changed his mind a bunch of times between places #4 to #8 which means he sees a big gap from the top 3 ending with Maria to the next group including Venus, and also that he had flirted with having Venus in an even lower spot than 4th. Outrageous.

    Capriati absoutely does not deserve a ranking as high as #5. Yes 3 slams but forgetting for a second the insane amount of luck she had to win those 3 slams, what about her lack of overall tournament success, her poor head to heads with top players, and the far superior overall success outside their 2 slams wins both Clijsters and Mauresmo had which altogether would easily make up for Capriati's other slam.


    Stupid list by an apparently stupid writer. Here is a more reasonable list:

    1. Serena
    2. Henin
    3. Venus- could be argued as #2 though, really close between her and Henin
    -----big gap-----
    4. Clijsters
    5. Sharapova- had a hard time deciding between her and Kim as well
    -----big gap-----
    6. Mauresmo
    7. Davenport- tons of bad luck, and 2 fairly well deserved year end #1s in 2004 and 2005.
    8. Capriati- yes 3 slams but virtually nothing else to back them up, and her 3rd slam at the 02 Australian Open title was the single most lucky and undeserved slam win for a women in the last 30 years.
    9. Kuznetsova- the only player almost as lucky as Capriati
    10. Ivanovic- she put it down in the slams, Dementieva did not to the same degree.
     
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  5. lambielspins

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    You have Capriati rated too low. 3 slams is 3 slams. At the very least there is no way to rank Davenport this decade over her. 1 slam can never be over 3.
     
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  6. GrafisGOAT

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    1. Henin
    2. Venus
    3. Serena
    4. Davenport
    5. Sharapova
    6. Clijsters
    7. Capriati
    8. Kuznetsova
    9. Ivanovic
    10. Dementieva

    I did not include Mauresmo since she is a lesbian.
     
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  7. GrafisGOAT

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    Your list is ridiculous. What is your hate-on for Capriati exactly!?
     
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  8. jrepac

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    This would be my list too! I've got to put Lindsay higher simply based on overall performance level. Venus, on GS creds, deserves to be #3. Clijsters vs.Sharapova maybe a bit debatable, but I'd lean to Maria as well. 7/8/9 pretty much a toss up between those 3....slot 10, does not really matter much, IHMO! I vote for Martina Navratilova based on her dubs comeback!
     
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  9. boredone3456

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    Davenport has more titles, more weeks @ number 1, more slam finals and a winning H2H with Capriati. Capriati was as lucky to win 3 slams this decade as Lindsay was to only win 1. Slams are the only thing Capriati has more of this decade then Lindsay, based on everything else, Lindsay>>>>>>Capriati.
     
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  10. boredone3456

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    The fact that she got insanely lucky to win 3 slams and should have only won one at most. Outside the slams during her best year of 2001 she only managed 1 title, which for a 2 slam winner is sad. She was then beaten at Wimbledon by an at the time clay court specialist on that clay court specialist's worst surface despite winning the first set comfortably, and got slaughtered by Venus who wasn't even playing all to phenominal in their US Open Semi Final. Her best year isn't even a top 5 year for a player in this decade, as Serena's 2002 and 2003, Venus's 2000 and 2001 and Henin's 2007 and 2006 are arguably all better. After 2002 she also never made a slam final, and yet she is one of the 5 best players of the decade? Sorry but no.
     
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