Originally Posted by boredone3456
To add Martina also has over 1400 match wins, 9 straight years winning 10+ titles (Steffi only won 10+ titles in I think 4 or 5 years), won a major in singles in 3 different decades and made multiple major finals in 3 different decades. She also made 1 more major final then Steffi did, although steffi has a far superior win % in major finals ( something like 72-56 or something).
Its close between them. Martina was also decent on hardcourts despite during her career them being less present on the tour. She had 3 seasons where she went undefeated on hard (although one of those was only 12-0) and one where she went 30-2. Her career record on hard is like 298-50 or something. I am not 100% on all these numbers but Martina deserves to be right up there with Steffi. Its close. Both were phenominal women in their own ways.
It's a tad harder to win a super high percentage of those finals with two other potential GOAT nominees sharing your era
. Evert did not do a ton of damage, in that stat with 4 wins over Martina in major finals, but Graf did the rest of the dirty work. No other potential GOAT candidate had that kind of luck.