Originally Posted by Kid Nickels
ohhhh... wow... really
?? Navratilova won 18
doubles, and 10
mixed doubles ...all Grand Slams....that adds up to 59
Are you fucking kidding me? That's like comparing the Marlins to the Yankees.... actually not even that
Well, she was definitely above average. Not discrediting her versatility, but only singles count since not all great players involved in doubles/mixed; plus we don't know how much of this success shall be contributed to her or e.g. Shriver or King.
Compare her single stats (32 finals with 18 titles 14 runner-ups) to Steffi Graf (31; 22 - 9) and not even accounting for the considerably shorter career of Graf, we have a clear winner. In direct comparison of single finals played, Steffi beat Martina 4-2. Martina is better than Chris Evert though whose stats were 34 played w 18-16.
Needless to say, Gabriela Sabatini beats all of them in the looks department and the only reason to watch such a bogus "sport" like women's tennis.