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Anonymous asked in SportsTennis · 1 decade ago

who was a better tennis player between Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova?

i can't even imagine the quality of tennis if these two legends face off.

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Steffi Graf was a great player.She has the honor of winning 22 woman's singles grand slams, a feat that no player has achieved until now.

    However Martina Navratilova was a far greater player than Steffi Graf. Martina won 18 woman's singles grand slams,31 woman's doubles grand slams( all time record), and 10 mixed doubles grand slams.

    She was from communist Czechoslovakia and in 1975 at the age of 18 sought political asylum in USA.

    However she was granted temporary residency.Ultimately she became a US citizen in 1981.She retired from professional tennis at a very mature age in 2006.

    She reached the Wimbledon finals 12 times, including 9 consecutive years from 1982 thru 1990 and won the Wimbledon woman's singles finals a record 9 times.She won 20 Wimbledon titles in singles and doubles, a world record.

    She is the only player in the world to have won grand slam "Boxed set"

    She won record 167 titles in singles, and 177 titles in doubles.She recorded the longest winning streak in the tennis world by winning consecutively 74 matches.

    All these facts and figures show she is the greatest woman player as yet.

    PS: She is a lesbian and an activist for lesbians helping them in various ways.( you may like this or not but this is her orientation ever since her early youth.)

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Steffi Graf Vs Martina Navratilova

  • 1 decade ago

    Obviously, Steffi graf.

  • 1 decade ago

    Overall Graf!

  • 1 decade ago

    very close question... i say they were back to back..

    but i am going to have to go with martina navrotolova.. as she has the greatest all COURT game.. and had the most longevity on the tour being around sooo long..

    graf was the only player to have achieved the golden slam.. winning the olympic gold medal and the four slams.. and a total of 22 slams

    martina navrotolova won 18 single grand slam titles...31 doubles grand slam titles... and 10 mixed doubles titles..

    graf only won one grand slam doubles title

  • 1 decade ago

    both of them are one of all time great in tennis.

    if ur taking as singles grand slams winners than graf has won 22nd next only to Marget smith Cort.

    while in doubles Martina is amazing she has won multiple grand slams.

    and her 9 Wimbledon singles is still a record.

    as overall i will choose Martina she was amazing in both singles as well as doubles.

  • 1 decade ago

    my vote is Steffi Graf

  • 1 decade ago

    I think graf might be a tad better but yeah, it would be an awesome match.

  • 1 decade ago

    Overall I'd have to say Martina, because of her all court game.

    Source(s): me
  • navratilova had the best footwork anyone could imagine....but graf was better overall....go federer!!!!

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