Ushered in "big babe tennis" With Pierce and Seles. Old School Baseliner, very consistant, great forhand, fiesty as well as outspoken. Dislikes being overshadowed by serena, whom she feels is "just another player".
Serena: Ultimate Big Babe Glamazon, known for her outrageous attire and warrior like fighting ability. Believes Capriati is "talented, but i should win everytime, really."
Everytime these two ladies meet, sparks fly. Theres a natural chemistry, that no matter how low the tennis quality, the drama, suspence, and outright animosity between both players manages to make itself known, and whilst in there latest matches, they have been seen hugging and blowing 'air kisses', make no mistakes, neither reserves any amount of "sisterly love' for the other.
When so many POTENTIAL rivalries, such as Serena/ Maria and Henin/Mauresmo, do exist and cause somewhat of a riveting rivalry, none of the above shines on such a glaring and dramtic scale as that of the "CAPRIATI-WILLIAMS" show.
Broadcasters alike and tennis afishioanados constantly bill the matchups they put out as "instant must watch classics" with entertainment value that includes fierce cattyness, bitter one up-manship and the dual disire to crush the other. Capriati/Serena matches often resemble Pro wrestling type excitement.
So what is the "x" factor, why is Serena / Capriati, in my opinion, such a great RIVALRY? And why?
Are these ladies bitter enemies? And who has the better ability to frustrate the other??
I realise they havnt played in a few years, but WHY are they consisdered such a great rivalry?