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practiceboy
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:42 AM
Are there any? :confused:

pengluv
Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:05 AM
the lil chinese women againt jankovic
li na kunetsova

tonybotz
Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:54 AM
top women vs. injuries.

Marcus1979
Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:55 AM
Venus Vs Martina?

that rivalry still has plenty to offer in my opinion

Bruno71
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:26 AM
The best rivalries are the ones that should've happened but haven't:

Can you believe it's been 3 1/2 years since Justine last played Serena? The finesse player who developed effective power (Justine) vs. the power player who developed effective finesse (Serena). Just as that rivalry began to heat up, it ended...I have some hesitant hopes we'll see that match-up in Miami.

Henin-Capriati: the level of hunger and drive in their matchup at the US Open in 2003 is almost unprecedented in my opinion. What a shame.

What passes as the best rivalry right now is probably Justine-Amelie. Their last matchup in Dubai was pretty fantastic, and they've played often enough, with even enough results to call it a rivalry. But then of course it's soured by that AO '06 final.

Maria-Serena could be one of the great rivalries too, if they end up playing each other more.

lecciones
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:08 AM
Mostly its been the no.1 against Maria and Justine and because Justine is so quiet well... they don't meet much and I don't remember any matches of theirs although it would seem to indicate through the rankings that these two are the rivals. (exchanging no.1s here and there)

RVD
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:09 AM
Williams sisters vs Female Commentators .. http://deephousepage.com/smilies/fight.gif

darrinbaker00
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:15 AM
Mary Joe Fernandez vs. Pam Shriver. The prize: Cliff Drysdale (their real baby daddy). ;)

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:32 AM
Serena/Maria
Serena/Justine

tennis_pIayer
Mar 22nd, 2007, 09:18 AM
amelie justine
justine serena
maria serena
justine maria
hingis vs williams

upcoming ones
janko vs vaidi
vaidi vs shahar
shahar vs ana

practiceboy
Mar 22nd, 2007, 04:18 PM
I guess a match-up that people get REALLY REALLY excited about is Serena - Maria

MyskinaManiac
Mar 22nd, 2007, 04:23 PM
I love anything bitchy

Nastya vs Maria/ Yuri

John.
Mar 22nd, 2007, 04:25 PM
Mauresmo V Henin
Venus V Hingis
Serena V Sharapova
Serena V Henin

tennisjunky
Mar 22nd, 2007, 04:39 PM
the one that gets the most buzz and most people talking is maria vs. serena

but if serena and justine, or if venus and justine played, there would be even more buzz because its been so long since they played.

think if hingis can stay competitive with masha, they can get a good rivalry going. but maybe not masha might be a little too strong for her, we'll see.

think the biggest rivalry on tour will end up being the battle of the blondes. masha vs nikki. thats the match that im most excited about seeing.

also want to see masha get revenge to ivanovic. a win is a win, but next time will be different. ;)

Volcana
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:06 PM
Are there any? :confused:No. One assumes that you're talking about between the players, not between the player's fans. I think the best indicator of a budding rivlary is when two players are talking about each other, like Federer and Nadal last year. Or Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg, back in the seventies.

And of course, possibly the greatest rivalry in all of professional sports, Martina Navratilova vs Christine Marie Evert.

Who on today's tour is going to play anybody 82 times? Or even half that?

blamoh
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:20 PM
The best rivalries I have seen early late 90's and early 2000's are and I
mean no one can dispute this:
Hingis and Venus- you seen the tension when these two meet
Capriati and Serena-barttle field I can compare it
Henin and Serena-never being serious
Davenport and Venus
Venus and Sharapova- not yet too meetings but it may come
I base my rivalry comparison on head to head results

brent-o
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:33 PM
From what I've seen of Justine-Jelena, they've played really entertaining matches.

shirley
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:36 PM
I'd say
Maria v Justine
Justine v Serena
Amelie v Justine

miffedmax
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:35 PM
Dementieva vs. her serve.

darrinbaker00
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:40 PM
Yuri Sharapov vs. chair umpires.

tennisIlove09
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:42 PM
We hardly get to see the most interesting match ups in women's tennis:

venus vs. serena
venus vs. maria
venus. justine
venus vs. kim
venus vs. amelie

serena vs. maria
serena vs. justine
serena vs. kim
serena vs. amelie

maria vs. justine
maria vs. kim
maria vs. amelie

justine vs. kim
justine vs. amelie

kim vs. amelie

tennisIlove09
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:42 PM
Yuri Sharapov vs. chair umpires.

ooh ... i thought it was Yuri vs. the man selling the bananas?

KV
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:44 PM
No. One assumes that you're talking about between the players, not between the player's fans. I think the best indicator of a budding rivlary is when two players are talking about each other, like Federer and Nadal last year. Or Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg, back in the seventies.

And of course, possibly the greatest rivalry in all of professional sports, Martina Navratilova vs Christine Marie Evert.

Who on today's tour is going to play anybody 82 times? Or even half that?you forgot about Connors vs. Mcenroe rivalry. :) It's more than playing tennis.
In current tennis Maria vs. Serena

tennis_pIayer
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:21 PM
i agree the biggest buzz is serena sharapova

followed by justine/sharapova

but serena/justine haven't even played yet, if they did, they'd def be #2 or #1 in terms of buzz in tennis world.