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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 2006, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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I Like It When Players Don't Like Each Other

I think it's great that Justine and Amelie don't get along and dislike each other. Women's tennis has suffered because of a lack of animosity. Nothing would
please me more than to see a Serena/Justine grudge match in the final of the
U.S. Open.
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Players don't have to dislike each other to have a rivalry. But tennis is missing a compelling rivalry at the moment, although if Justine & Momo play each other more often (with close matches and/or H2H), there may be something there.

Martina/Serena/Venus/Monica

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The most compelling rivalry to date of this generation has to be Justine and Kim because they've consistently played one another through the years without any huge gaps.

Evert-Navratilova and McEnroe-Borg are two of the greatest All-Time not just in tennis, but in sports.
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I hate it when two players publicly dislike each other.

You can have a competitive rivalry without animosity IMHO.

The problem is often the media for stirring though .
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I hate it when two players publicly dislike each other.

You can have a competitive rivalry without animosity IMHO.

The problem is often the media for stirring though .
Evert and Navratilova were classic back in 1981. They really hated one another.
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I think it's great that Justine and Amelie don't get along and dislike each other. Women's tennis has suffered because of a lack of animosity. Nothing would
please me more than to see a Serena/Justine grudge match in the final of the
U.S. Open.
Serena/Justine was not a grudge match.

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Evert and Navratilova were classic back in 1981. They really hated one another.
You are joking - they never hated each other. You have to wait until Hanna Mandlikova came along. There was not much love between either Nav or Chrissie and Hanna.
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Evert and Navratilova were classic back in 1981. They really hated one another.
Can't say I remember that well seeing I was only four years old then .

Seriously though, I know it sounds weak but I'd much prefer a tight match played in good spirit than a tight match ending in bitter recrimination.

That might partly be due to the fact that I come to this board and see so much petty fighting though.
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oh oh.. what about Serena and Maria... dis you see those looks that Serena was giving Maria at the AO?
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You are joking - they never hated each other. You have to wait until Hanna Mandlikova came along. There was not much love between either Nav or Chrissie and Hanna.
Read Navratilova's book. Nancy Lieberman was the bitch that made Navratilova hate Evert in the early '80's, and coached Navratilova to hate her. Evert and Navratilova were NOT friends.
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Evert and Navratilova were classic back in 1981. They really hated one another.
and now are best friends!
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well I would love it if none of them are my fav..I can enjoy freely but when its not the case it makes me veryyy uncomfy..Besides rt now apparantly ame hates juju but ju never said otherwise!!!!..i dont think she hates ame

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Serena/Justine was not a grudge match.


bullshit it wasn't.

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