Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
Very true. Graf is #1 all time, Serena is #2, and Navratilova is a strong #3. Most everyone realizes that.
Nonsense. Navratilova's and Evert's resumes are better than Serena's at this point in time. One could also argue Court's resume is better, although given that she won so many AOs in an extremely weak field, I do not buy that.
The weird thing is, I actually think Serena can become GOAT, even without a Grand Slam year (which is not, as you state, "a prerequisite" to be the male or female GOAT). I just think she is not there yet and it's insulting to Navratilova and Evert to place her above them.
PS. When Navratilova talks about Serena's status, she's referring to her ability/peak play, not her achievements. I think Nav knows that Serena has not surpassed her achievements.