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OZTENNIS
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:17 AM
A) Martina Hingis vs. Lindsay Davenport
B) Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams
C) Martina Hingis vs. Serena Williams
D) Martina Hingis vs. Venus Williams
E) Lindsay Davenport vs. Serena Williams
F) Lindsay Davenport vs. Venus Williams
G) Justine Henin vs. Kim Clijsters
H) Serena Williams vs. Justine Henin
I) Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova
J) Other (SPECIFY)

Tennisstar86
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:25 AM
Venus and Lindsay.... they had some great matches... whats the head to head 13-14?..... best rivalry of the decade and they werent even really catty about it. they handle the bizz on the court....

friendsita
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:27 AM
Martina vs Serena
Lindsay vs Venus

CiuMH
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:41 AM
martina vs lindsay
martina vs williams sister

Max565
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:41 AM
Hingis v Venus

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:49 AM
Venus and Hingis surely had some great matches, but nothing excited me more or got me amped like a JCap vs. Serena match. Who cares about quality of play with those two, it's all about DRAMA and they never failed to deliver. The was the best rivalry in the last decade and deserved to at least be a category on your poll.

Serena vs. Capriati- The most exciting
Hingis. Davenport, and Venus all mixed it up nicely with one another as well

Chrissie-fan
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:59 AM
Venus and Hingis surely had some great matches, but nothing excited me more or got me amped like a JCap vs. Serena match. Who cares about quality of play with those two, it's all about DRAMA and they never failed to deliver. The was the best rivalry in the last decade and deserved to at least be a category on your poll.

Serena vs. Capriati- The most exciting
Hingis. Davenport, and Venus all mixed it up nicely with one another as well
Agreed :yeah:

matanuriel
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:07 AM
I chose Venus vs Linds, that rivaly had some great matches in it.
I also wanted to pick Capriati vs Serena, that match in 2002 YEC was worth everything the best tennis from both!

DimaDinosaur
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:39 AM
Without a doubt, Serena vs Justine.

So much controversy, so much drama, so much backtalk, so unpredictable who's gonna win the next match. I mean, does it get better than this (orgasms)!?!

-sugi-
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:37 AM
Justine vs Serena for sure :yeah:

unkowilly
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:50 AM
Well.... How about Steffi Graf vs Martina Hingis? I think they had a great rivalry. I also enjoyed matches between Aratxa Sanchez Vicario and Martinez. They were two of the best Spanish women I have ever seen. Venus had some tension with this girl from Romania.. I'm sorry I don't remember her name... a tall woman, who bumped into Venus during the change over. I think he said something nasty to Venus then. their rivalry was interesting too1

geoepee
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:00 PM
Venus Williams vs. Martina Hingis. no question

ilovepaszek
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:01 PM
Martina vs. Lindsay
Justine vs. Kim

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:49 PM
Lindsay vs Venus :)

DownTheLine21
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:27 PM
Venus vs. Lindsay
Venus vs. Martina
Serena vs. Capriati

Geisha
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:11 PM
There are some terrific rivalries mentioned. I chose Venus vs. Lindsay mainly because they have a consistent history of matches. They've played a whole slew of matches, including three Grand Slam finals. What I like about their rivalry is that they played each other during their peaks and valleys, and had great matches. In 1997, they played at Indian Wells, I believe, before either of them had reached their prime. Venus dominated the series in the early 2000s, Lindsay won some great matches in 2004. The Wimbledon 2005 final will go down in history, as well.

As far as the best matches, I think it would be between Venus vs. Martina and Serena vs. Jennifer. I would place Venus vs. Martina higher if they played from 2003-2005, and I would place Jennifer vs. Serena higher if they played in the later rounds more, especially at the Grand Slams.

Chunchun
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:19 PM
Serena and Maria :devil: :6162:

kiwifan
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:44 PM
I thought Serena v Capriati was the best. :devil:

Two young girls who clearly wanted to destroy each other on the court. :hehehe:

Of the options given, I chose Venus v Hingis.

Many of those other rivalries just never rose to the level of the players admiting that there was a rivalry...

...for example, Serena and Justine downplay any rivalry between them every chance they get (which makes for a crap rivalry IMO :shrug: )

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:21 PM
davenport/venus and hingis/venus have produced some classic matches

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:47 PM
Lindsay vs. Venus
Venus vs. Martina
Jennifer vs. Serena

Lindsay and Venus played eachother a lot and most of the time the matches were very close. That gets my vote.