Since the 40-years-old American ended her career, many fans took the chance to compare her greatness to players of past generations. Serena Williams lifted 23 Grand Slam titles in singles, something that only one more woman did in her career.
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That's only one of the reasons why she's referred to as the GOAT (greatest of all time) by many. But some don't agree as one of the fans, who claimed that Martina Navratilova is the best player.
“Martina, I'm arguing: 1) your record is clearly better than Serena's 2) corporate media touts Serena as GOAT, as part of their effort to deflect from US oligarchy & general economic oppression, by focusing all attention on social identity politics,” the fan stated, continuing:
"Let me introduce you to someone named Martina Navratilova, the real GOAT: Navratilova vs Serena: singles slams: 18 vs 23 ( 22% less), but... doubles slams: 31 vs 14 (121% more!) singles titles: 167 vs 73 (128% more!!) doubles titles: 177 vs 23 (670% more!!!)"
Martina Navratilova noticed the tweet and responded with her own opinion as she stated that it's not a good idea to compare different eras and especially titles won during them. To explain the matter better, she used Carlos Alcaraz as an example and also thanked the fan for thinking that she's the greatest player of all time.
“You could be right on that, I don’t know," Navratilova replied. "I think it is human nature to think what we have now is the best, period. Comparing eras is just silly IMO. If Carlos Alcaraz were born 50 years earlier, he would not have played the same way he plays now. But thank you in any case:).”