Martina Navratilova reacts to fan claiming she's real GOAT and not Serena Williams

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Martina Navratilova reacts to fan claiming she's real GOAT and not Serena Williams

Former 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova doesn't want to call herself the GOAT or anything like that she feels that comparing eras is "just silly." On Twitter, a tennis fan gave arguments for why he feels it is Navratilova and not Serena Williams, that deserves to be declared as the greatest of all time.

“You could be right on that, I don’t know.

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:),” Navratilova wrote in response.

Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo picked Navratilova over Williams

Before Williams' final tournament, ESPN sports analyst Chris "Mad Dog" Ruso explained why it's Navratilova that deserves to be called the tennis GOAT.

"Serena, in this period of her dominance which has been remarkable, there has never been a top 10 player in historical purposes who she has gone up against. Venus is not a top-10 all-time player. Remember, Martina lost eight Grand Slam finals to all-time great players, she lost two to Graf, one to (Monica) Seles, she lost four to Chris Evert, and one to Tracy Austin.

Her period of tennis in the 80s, in my opinion, from a women's tennis standpoint, was much deeper and much better than who Serena's been able to beat in the last 20 years. Serena is great and it's debatable. You want to put her number 1? You can debate it and no problem," Russo said.

One of Williams' biggest goals was to finish her career with the all-time Grand Slam record. Williams, who captured her 23rd Grand Slam in 2017, lost her last four Grand Slam finals. Because of that, Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams remains unbeaten.