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Best Rivalries In Doubles

Which two players have had the best doubles rivalries, despite their partners. Davenport and Sanchez-Vicario come to mind.

Or, which teams have been rivals?

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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

I think Hingis and Davenport had a great doubles rivalry, especially in the late 90's when they faced off in numerous GS and Tour finals. Doubles H2H's are incredibly hard to compile so I cant think of much else off the top of my head.
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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

Yeah Hingis-Davenport had a great rivalry against each other in doubles (although Hingis won the Slam finals) lol but they were mostly very good matches. The 90's had so many great names around always switching partners so any match was a good one. Novotna, Zvereva, Gigi Fernandez, Kournikova, Sukova and many more. All of them had good rivalries.
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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

Black/Huber vs. Kuznetsova/Petrova
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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

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Yeah Hingis-Davenport had a great rivalry against each other in doubles (although Hingis won the Slam finals) lol but they were mostly very good matches. The 90's had so many great names around always switching partners so any match was a good one. Novotna, Zvereva, Gigi Fernandez, Kournikova, Sukova and many more. All of them had good rivalries.
Hingis led Davenport 14-5 in their doubles matches inlcuding four straight GS finals in '98.

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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

Well there ya go! Still, I think their singles rivalry carried over into the doubles court and they had lots of great matches.
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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

Current good rivalry is Black/Huber vs. Sugiyama/Srebotnik

The latter team only did really well against the first one at the GS's, not in the other tournaments mostly.
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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Black/Stubbs

All those matches were so dramatic I really enjoyed watching them

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva

Especially during 2004.

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Petrova/Shaughnessy

2004's matches were so

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I think the Williams sisters and Martina Hingis whoever she was partnered with

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Hingis led Davenport 14-5 in their doubles matches inlcuding four straight GS finals in '98.
Martina/partner beat Natasha/Lindsay in all four GS finals in 98 plus AO99 final.
Natasha was also finalist in USO97 (Novotna/Davenport bt Zvereva/G. Fernandez 6-4 6-3). Her best results after AO99 final were semi-finals at Wimbledon99 (with Jana) and 2000 (with Kournikova, losing to Venus/Serena)

I also liked Kournikova/Rubin when they played together at Wimbledon one year.

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I think the Williams sisters and Martina Hingis whoever she was partnered with
not really, head to head was 2-2, with their meetings in GS going to the Williams Sisters. Also they had more of a rivalry with Kournikova, almost every slam they won they had to play Anna and someone.


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Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Black/Stubbs

All those matches were so dramatic I really enjoyed watching them

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva

Especially during 2004.

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Petrova/Shaughnessy

2004's matches were so
Don't forget when they just couldn't beat Clijsters/Sugiyama
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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

Hingis reached 6 straight GS Finals in the period January 1998 - May 1999. :clap:
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Re: Best Rivalries In Doubles

Williams vs Hingis-Kournikova
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Grand Slam doubles titles are hard to come by
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