Weakest female player to win 3 slams or more

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    Since it seems there are alot of female players that ended up with 3 slams who do you believe is the weakest female player to win 3 slam titles or more.
     
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    Since it seems there are alot of female players that ended up with 3 slams who do you believe is the weakest female player to win 3 slam titles or more.
     
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    Virginia Wade. She just wasn't that great.
     
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    Virginia Wade wasn't that hot.
     
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    Capriati wasn't this established in that other thread.
     
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    So how do you think she won her 3 slams then? Do you believe she was lucky, or she just played above herself in those. I dont mean that in a sarcastic or derogatory way, I was just curious.
     
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    Didn't Capriati make it to number 1? Wade never did.
     
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    Capriati spent a total of 17 weeks at #1. Some of that in 2001 and some in 2002.

    Did Wade ever reach higher than #3 when official computer rankings began in 1973?
     
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    Kind of interesting you want to have a discussion about the 'weakest' player to have won 3 or more majors. I mean, isn't winning 3 majors proof you are a pretty darn good player?! They don't give majors out at the supermarket, or raffle them off in a lottery. You have to play them to win them. If you win 3 of them, that isn't what I would call 'weak.'
     
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    Capriati for me, and by a huge margin scanning the other names as options.
     
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    I think it was a combination. she played above herself, no doubt in her first two slams particularly in 1968 the very first us open. No sneering at taking down Ann Hayden and King in straights. ProbablyGoolagong had a bit of a 'walkabout' in 72 to let her take the Australian . She got lucky in that '77 wimbledon and ended up with Stove in the final after beating a lackluster Chris. Wade only ever made it into one other final in her life, was at her best #2 in the world briefly in 1968 and spent most of her career below 5 in the world.
     
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    Wade deserves a lot of credit for beating so many players that would rank above her in terms of all time greats for her slams. When you beat people like Jones, King, Goolagong, and Evert, you're not getting lucky that many times.

    I don't think a player that wins 3 slams is in any way weak. But my vote would go to either Sanchez or Capriati.
     
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    Compare the top 5 throughout Wade's career to the top 5 during Sanchez's or Capriati's career. I voted for Capriati. But I would've considered Sanchez had she been an option.
     
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    Well Capriati did get to #1 while the Williams sisters were in their primes but you have to consider they didnt give a damn about rankings and dont play the neccessary # of tournaments.
     
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    Wade had much tougher competition that Capriati did in Court, Evert, King, and Goolagong all right up there with her during her best years. Capriati did get to number 1, but Court, King, Evert and Goolagong rate a lot higher in terms of competitive depth then the Williams sisters, Davenport and Hingis do.
     
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    Yeah, the thread merge definitely failed. Can you re-create your poll again? :(

    Sorry about that :(:(
     
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