wow, everything was a semi or final, martina won 1 more set overall, 9 matches apiece, unbelievable! i've seen tapes of the 86 US semi, and that was a GREAT match, but steffi was nowhere near her peak, it was like how hingis was not great in 96 and then just exploded in 97, Steffi was RIGHT near her explosion on the scene, but not there yet, so i don't want to pick that match as the "Definitive", WOW other than Ft Lauderdale, they were all Tier 1 or better too! what an awesome rivalry, and it never seems that huge in retrospect (at least based on what i hear), so unbelievably even! alright, i'm jsut going to go the VS finals of 89, because for two player where fitness was always key for them, a 4 set match showed steffi's fitness was slightly better, their games matched up perfectly, any surface could yield any champion (even clay! that 87 french could have gone either way for sure), and it is just an awesome matchup, however, i'm going steffi here, and you can make a case for just about ANY of the 18 H2H you want for this...
It will always be Arantxa, hall of famer! and martina hingis and kim clijsters - amazing legends
ana ivanovic and the italian girls, especially pennetta (forza azzurre! RG CHAMP FRANCESCA AND FINALIST SARA!)
aga, vika, sam, na in the next tier
NEVER say "I don't care who wins, I just want good tennis"