Since there was a poll about Sanchez vs a player with 1 more French Open title than her I thought it might be interesting to create another poll about Sanchez vs a player who has 1 less French Open title than her and that is Navratilova. Navratilova has been in 6 French Open finals but only won 2. She lost a couple heartbreakers and classics in 1985 and 1987 to Evert and Graf, arguably the two greatest clay courters in history. Her 1975 final though is almost certainly a result of the sparsely attended event as she wasnt really competitive on clay until 1982. Her play on clay outside the French Open was often sparse, tending to many times avoid the bigger tournaments outside the French Open for whatever reason. Sanchez Vicario of course is a 3 time Champion. She has lost 3 other finals giving her a total of 6 finals, so while 1 more title the same # of finals as Navratilova. She won her 3 titles by defeating a peak dominant Graf, a red hot first time finalist Pierce, and a past her prime Seles. She a heartbreaker and classic to Graf in the 1996 final as 1 of her 3 final defeats. Her other 2 final defeats were to a prime Graf and a peak dominant Seles. Sanchez actually has additional 4 semifinals, giving her 10 total. Unlike Navratilova she did frequently play the big tier 1 and tier 2 events on clay and won or finaled in many of them. So who is the greater clay courter? I would go with Sanchez Vicario for consistency, longevity on the surface, and frequent participation and success in tournaments other than the French, all of which she trumps Navratilova IMO. Navratilova's peak level I believe was higher on clay, but it didnt last nearly as long. As for strength of competition Navratilova faced Evert, Mandlikova, Jaeger, Maleeva, Sukova and very briefly a young pre prime Graf. Sanchez faced Graf, Seles, Sabatini, Martinez, Pierce, Fernandez, Maleeva, Hingis, Novotna, and Majoli so I would say overall Sanchez faced a deeper field of clay courters too.