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Serena v. Capriati 68 35.98%
Venus v. Davenport 18 9.52%
Hingis v. Davenport 19 10.05%
Hingis v. Venus 67 35.45%
Serena v. Maria 11 5.82%
Kim v. Justine 6 3.17%
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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 2006, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Which rivalry produced the most incredible tennis?

This generation of tennis hasn't really produced many longstanding rivalries, but there are a few. Which rivalry produced the most incredible tennis?

Serena v. Capriati (Serena leads 10-7, almost all were three-sets)
Venus v. Davenport (Linds leads 14-13, but Venus won all three of slam finals)
Davenport v. Hingis (Davenport leads 14-11, almost all were for the title)
Hingis v. Venus (Hingis leads, but Venus won seven of last 10)
Serena v. Maria (Tied at 2-2, but Maria won 2 of the last 3)
Justine v. Kim (Tied at 10-10, but Justine leads 3-0 in slam finals)

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S. Williams/Capriati always had memorable matches (apart from that Wimbledon drubbing)
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This generation of tennis hasn't really produced many longstanding rivalries, but there are a few. Which rivalry produced the most incredible tennis?
Of this generation? I'm not really sure who decides what the generations are, so I'm going to answer this question my way.

Martina Hingis vs. Venus Williams - These two have played in many terrific matchs: '99 US Open SF, '99 Munich SF, Wimbledon '00 QF, '00 US Open SF. Even if their matches aren't the best quality, there is always a lot of drama and heart involved.

Lindsay Davenport vs. Venus Williams - Terrific rivalry here. What amazes me about these two is that even when either of them aren't playing well, or are in a bit of a slump, they are pretty close. '98 Australian Open QF, '04 Stanford F and '04 US Open R16 are examples of this.

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Capriati vs. Serena was usually dramatic, so that would get my vote.
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S. Williams/Capriati always had memorable matches (apart from that Wimbledon drubbing)
That wasn't amazing? Serena totally dismantled Jennifer. It was a classic dismissle.

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Serena vs Sharapova ! Venus vs Clijsters

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That wasn't amazing? Serena totally dismantled Jennifer. It was a classic dismissle.
Yes, but it wasn't incredible tennis from both players - which is what the question was asking, I think. It really was the one blowout in their rivalry, too. All their other matches featured high quality stuff from both players.
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You Should have added Davenport vs Sharapova rivalry

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You Should have added Davenport vs Sharapova rivalry
unfortunately, other than the 6-0, 6-0 match, Maria has won all the rest. linds does not do well against gritty fighters. it's Maria 4-1 for now, but perhaps linds can turn it around.
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Davenport vs Venus..just incredible...
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post #12 of 54 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 2006, 11:41 PM
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Well, Williams vs Williams has produced the most amazing points, but the overall matches weren't great. The '05 WImbledon final was an all-time great match, but Serena vs Capriati was far and away the best series. Almost every match had a set in which a player needed seven games to win a set, and many were three setters. And they were two players who were so ultra-competitive, but there wasn't anything personal in it. You could just enjoy two players trying to put a massive beatdown on each other.

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Venus vs Davenport and Serena vs Capriati are classics. Venus and Davenport has met in 3 grand slam finals and Serena vs Capriati matches are always Semifinals with high quality tennis.

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Nothing got me wore excited than a Jen-Serena battle, they were simply the best!! In terms of high quality tennis, I'm not sure I would put them first though. Then again I'd take an exciting match over a high quality bore.

I voted for Hingis/Venus but I would reconsider and put Serena/Jen and Serena/Masha tops on the list- that's were the real fun is at!

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Jen vs Serena is the best in terms of tennis
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