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Spirit
Apr 1st, 2003, 06:01 AM
I consider Steffi to be Monica's greatest rival, despite what she herself says and the low number of matches they actually played. Their styles contrasted and yet complemented each other beautifully; they duelled for Number One, then shared it for a while.

Because their careers overlapped about halfway for each woman, and because of Monica's time away from the tour, they only played 15 matches.

Their first match, in 1989, was a French Open semifinal. Monica lost in three sets, 3-6 6-3 3-6. Steffi edged her by a single break in the third.

Their final match took place 10 years later, almost to the day. It was a Roland Garros semifinal. Monica lost in three sets, 7-6 3-6 4-6. Steffi edged her by a single break in the third.

After going all over the map, their rivalry lasted for precisely one decade and ended where it began.

rikkej
Apr 1st, 2003, 01:36 PM
Steffanie was monicas greatest rival! :fiery: She even got a stabing cause fans didnt like graffs losing to monika,,Also many god matches with them,not with others
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R&J
Apr 1st, 2003, 02:39 PM
This is what our Monica poll is about right now. "Who has been Monica's greatest Rival?" And Steffi is winning! With Navratilova and Hingis trailing.

Jakub
Apr 1st, 2003, 03:42 PM
the previous ones were better :p

R&J
Apr 19th, 2003, 05:59 AM
the previous ones were better :p
What? the previous polls? ?