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A Great Rivalry Is Born?

Tennis needs and loves great rivalries:

Steffi and Monica
Navratilova and Steffi
Navratilova and Evert
King and Court

And of course Venus and Serena

1 hour 40 minutes for a 63 63 victory over Hingis by Maria with some fantastic tennis - the best of the tournament so far.

If Martina can continue, is the Sharapova/Hingis story on the verge of being one of the greatest on court rivalries of all time?
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Well, after everything that has been said by both of them, I don't see why not!

Maria does seem to fight a little harder against Martina, and long may it go on if that sort of match is what we have to look forward to!
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If Martina can continue, is the Sharapova/Hingis story on the verge of being one of the greatest on court rivalries of all time?
Who knows but they have special spirit while their matches. I've never seen Maria playing so agressive and Martina also does her best in their matches

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I don't think so. If it is, it will be one sided with Maria always being on top, but there’s nothing like a good old fashion Serena vs Jenn rivalry.
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I cant wait for the next match against them!!! Thrillers!!!

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Maybe yeah....

But outdoors hardcourt or grass i think Maria is going to win 80%

Indoor or on clay Martina about 60%
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I think out of current players the Venus Vs Davenport rivalry my favourite

Lindsay leads Venus 14-13

On Hardcourt Lindsay leads 11-9
on clay lindsay leads 1-0
on Grass Venus leads 4-0
Indoors Lindsay leads 4-1

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There are a couple of upcoming rivalries such as Venus v Sharapova, Pierce v LenaD. I dont think Sharapova v Hingis is that exciting to be honest. There was more of an excitment for lena v henin really

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i think sharapova is too good to start that good of a rivalry to be honest she will win too mant of their matches for it to become one but fans will look forward to their meetings.
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It could be a good rivalry, mix of styles. Maria has the edge on fast surfaces but Martina might have the ascendancy on clay.

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Tennis needs and loves great rivalries:

Steffi and Monica
Navratilova and Steffi
Navratilova and Evert
King and Court

And of course Venus and Serena

1 hour 40 minutes for a 63 63 victory over Hingis by Maria with some fantastic tennis - the best of the tournament so far.

If Martina can continue, is the Sharapova/Hingis story on the verge of being one of the greatest on court rivalries of all time?
No.

the Sharapova/Henin story is on the verge of being a great rivalrie.
The matches the two brought up this year were of great qualtity.

I think we'll have a lot of Sharapova/Henin finals this year and coming years.

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I think that the rivalery between Martina and Maria will be one sided towards the russian
Absolutely, nothing to add
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And of course Venus and Serena
1 hour 40 minutes for a 63 63 victory over Hingis by Maria with some fantastic tennis - the best of the tournament so far.

You have to be kidding me the William sisters matches are pure sh*t

I think that the rivalery between Martina and Maria will be one sided towards the russian

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They've already played 3 times, that's pretty amazing. I think this could be a great rivalry. Hopefully they'll play like 5 more teams this year icluding in some Grand Slams!!

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