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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 2003, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Williams 2x vs Martina 2x

It's almost pointless posting this, because its the kind of topic this board just can't have a clear-headed conversation over. Nevertheless, here's the proposition.

Let's say i can get Warren buffet to put up ten million dollars for a charity exo. Two million to the winning team, eight million to the favorite charity of the winning team.

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Venus and Serena Williams vs Martina(s) Navratilova and Hingis

Who wins and why?

For the sake of the discussion, assume everyone is healthy and in condition. For Hingis, you can take January 2001 health and skill

Points to ponder:

1) Hingis/Seles beat Williams 2x the one time (that I know of) they played

2) Navratilova is 46

3) Williams 2x usually beats the #1 doubles team Suarez/Ruano-Pasqual

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The Williams sisters would win.
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I'm biased.

But seriously, I'd take the W/S.

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That would be a great match-up, but I think that the sisters will win that. These girls when itīs about prestige and stuff they always play their best. Remember how they beat the glamour-team of Hingis- Kournikova at the French in ī99?!

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I think Navratilova's serve would hamper the Martina's, but it held up in mixed doubles. I have no idea who would win, but I'll pick Martina N/H anyway.
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Too bad I would have loved to see this match

you have 3 guess' who I'd be cheering for
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The Williams sisters, without a doubt. Now if you had said both Martinas at their career-best form, then THERE would be a match-up!!! (And I'd go with the Martinas)
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If you were talking about a fully mobile Hingis, then its hard to say. Under those circumstances, the deciding factor might be Navratilova's fitness and ability to stand up to a tough three setter.

Actually, I like the Hingis/Kournikova match up better frankly. Assuming both of them were completely healthy and had some practice in, I always like their chances against anyone. And don't take too much from their '99 meeting in the FO finals. Remember, that came one day after the worst day in Hingis' professional life and it still came down to something like 6-8 in the third set, and that was after Kournikova had a chance to serve for the match and blew it.

I basically like Hingis/Kournikova over the Willies, but it would be close.
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The Williams sisters, without a doubt. Now if you had said both Martinas at their career-best form, then THERE would be a match-up!!! (And I'd go with the Martinas)
You have got one weak serve there and one whom I donīt think it would be strong enough against two pretty much untouachable serves... i donīt think even the best doubles-insticts can overcome weak serves.

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If you were talking about a fully mobile Hingis, then its hard to say.
No fun in Hingis with limited mobility is there?

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I basically like Hingis/Kournikova over the Willies, but it would be close.
Kournikova's a head case. OTOH, she had by far her best doubles success with Hingis. To my mind, that makes her a low rent Pam Shriver, but you never know. Four years later, the Willies are far better (and more accomplished) doubles players. And they won then.

The match would break box office records though.

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fyi:vivi-pascual are NOT the #1 dubs team anymore. and the sisters would win.

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fyi:vivi-pascual are NOT the #1 dubs team anymore.
Yeah but they play doubles like an instructional video.

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Volcana, Hingis/Seles def Williams/Williams the 1st time they played as a team. Williams/Williams were the reigning Wimbledon and Olympic champions.

They played two weeks later in the semifinals of the Australian Open, with Williams/Williams winning that match.

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If everyone is fit and healthy the Williams sisters would win, but only because Martina N's serve is too weak to cope against Venus and Serena's returns therefore leaving Hingis vulernable at net, and having to cover for Martina N. Venus and Serena showed at Wimbledon that they are not invincible with a close match against Morariu/Stubbs and then losing to Dementieva/Krasnoroutskaya, but Hingis and Navratilova dont have Lina and Elena's powerful groundstrokes and returns, therefore V & S would win


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