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Greatest Rivalry in the History of Women's Tennis...

I read previously that someone created a thread ''best era in womens tennis''....and the result so far has been an overwhelming win for the era 1997-2003...
So - just out of curiosity....what rivalry do you think is the greatest in the history of women's tennis....there have been some awesome ones....but I just wanted to get the general consensus as to which rivalry you'd get back if you had the chance???

Martina HINGIS [Australian Open 97/98/99, Wimbledon 97, US Open 97]
Kim CLIJSTERS [US Open 05/09/10, Australian Open 11]
Ana IVANOVIC [French Open 08]
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Graf-Seles 1990-1993
Hingis-Davenport 1998/9-2002

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Venus vs Hingis the best ever for me!
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Re: Greatest Rivalry in the History of Women's Tennis...

Sharapova - Ivanovic 2005-2020

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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Re: Greatest Rivalry in the History of Women's Tennis...

Evert-Navratilova. Best in tennis--best in all of sports.
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Re: Greatest Rivalry in the History of Women's Tennis...

Evert-Navratilova

Period.

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Re: Greatest Rivalry in the History of Women's Tennis...

Hingis vs The Williams Sisters.

That Rivalry had everything.

1. Great Matches
2. Battles in the Press
3. Genuine dislike for one another

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Re: Greatest Rivalry in the History of Women's Tennis...

Patty v Daniela

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Patty v Monica

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Evert-Navratilova. Best in tennis--best in all of sports.
Yep. The others don't even begin to compare. And yeah, I actually lived through all of the above.

There were some pretty good ones in the '20s and '30s that I missed though.

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Monica and Steffi


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Re: Greatest Rivalry in the History of Women's Tennis...

Navratilova and Evert, nothing else comes close.
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Graf-Seles 1990-1993
Hingis-Davenport 1998/9-2002

Graf -v- Seles started in 1989-1999...

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Graf -v- Seles started in 1989-1999...
I know that, but I found their matches until the stabbing were their very best ones.

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No doubt: Navratilova vs Evert.
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Re: Greatest Rivalry in the History of Women's Tennis...

If you are asking about the greatest 'in the history', you must ask people who saw all the history.
As for me, Hingis vs Williams and Clijsters vs Henin - are the greatest rivalries, though my fauvorite players are losers there.
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