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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2005, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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It's finally settled. Maria is better than the Williams sisters.

There is no doubt in my mind now that Maria kicks and is better than Venus and Serena.
She is dominating both sisters and the WTA.
She easily crushed Venus is straight sets and is the youngest player to ever dominate the sisters so consistently.
Hats off to Maria.
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So before this Maria, you are saying Venus and Serena were the best and the standard?

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Hmm.....well, maybe Venus still hasn't found out how to beat maria...but Serena showed just recently that she CAN beat Maria....of course Maria is on a high and with age on her side, she's bound to be the heir to the sisters.....but dominate is a strong word.

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Um excuse me. . .

Serena showed why she is and always will be better than Maria in Australia. There head to head is 2-2, and it seems like everyone forgets Serena was injured at the YEC, and i do believe she would have won that.

Yes she has beat Venus twice, but atleast the last one wasn't easy, Venus took it to Maria at times and is on her way back.

Yes Maria is an exceptional player but enough of how she is so much better than Venus and Serena.

Maria really isn't dominating anyone.
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Oh, there's nothing settled and that's a stupid thing to say. But I'm sure you know that and just want to start something.
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No Maria is not better. Serena beat her the last time they played and their head 2 head is tied, so nobody can say she is better than her.....

Yes, she does have a winning record against Vee, so for now you can say she is better than Venus, but there will be more matches to decide.....

And if u look at their careers, regardless of age. Venus and Serena ARE better.
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There is no doubt in my mind now that Maria kicks and is better than Venus and Serena.
She is dominating both sisters and the WTA.
She easily crushed Venus is straight sets and is the youngest player to ever dominate the sisters so consistently.
Hats off to Maria.
are you really annn arbor from fatal attraction and other films.......... ...............get a life
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There is no doubt in my mind now that Maria kicks and is better than Venus and Serena.
She is dominating both sisters and the WTA.
She easily crushed Venus is straight sets and is the youngest player to ever dominate the sisters so consistently.
Hats off to Maria.
If by consistently dominating you mean having a mere 4-2 record over both, then yes, you are right. Well done.


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It is a silly question to ask at this point considering that both Maria and Serena and Venus are still playing. When all three have retired, then we can probably answer this question.

Still it is unfair to say that despite Maria's age, the Williams sisters are better than her. They are more accomplished than she is due to the fact that they have played longer, but it is unfair to make a career comparison and then say that Venus and Serena are better because of it.
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It is a silly question to ask at this point considering that both Maria and Serena and Venus are still playing. When all three have retired, then we can probably answer this question.

Still it is unfair to say that despite Maria's age, the Williams sisters are better than her. They are more accomplished than she is due to the fact that they have played longer, but it is unfair to make a career comparison and then say that Venus and Serena are better because of it.

Which begs to question why comparisons are even made

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Is Maria "better"?

It's far too early to say. She has a 2-2 record with Serena, better with Venus. However it will take many more matches and tournaments to show who (if either) is better.

Maria has the promise and potential to be a great player, but let's not put too much pressure on her so soon.

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It's not about putting pressue on Maria. It's about taking away status and taking away credit and accomplishments from all three involved. THis argument of who is the better player can go both ways --- for Maria, against the Sisters. For the Sisters against Maria. All it accomplishes is taking away from those named.

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I can't agree with this.

Maria and Serena's matches are usually very close. I believe they are very, very close to each other right now.

As for Venus, she has never played Maria when she has been at the very top of her game. Maria has beaten a Venus in poor form, and a Venus in improving form. Its hard to draw conclusions until they play each other when they are both at their very best.
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I love her Maria's on court demeanor. So CLASSY and business-like like other tennis greats Graf and Seles. Serena has the ugliest demeanor of any top players I've ever seen, Davorport included. Her whiny face when she played against Likhovtseva the other night was hilarious and so unflattering.
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I love her Maria's on court demeanor. So CLASSY and business-like like other tennis greats Graf and Seles. Serena has the ugliest demeanor of any top players I've ever seen, Davorport included. Her whiny face when she played against Likhovtseva the other night was hilarious and so unflattering.


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