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hingisGOAT
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:31 PM
...will correct their head-to-head first?

Serena Williams returns in a couple of weeks :bounce: Her return to the tour can only be a good thing. She is a superstar with an amazing repitoire of shots and fantastic movement.

However, many of her head-to-head records are outdated to say the least. There are a handful of players with a very slight losing or tied record against Serena, and it is only a matter of time before these losing records are left as artifacts circa 2k2. Or is it?

So which player, if any, will take the lead first?

Martina Hingis
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Williams leads 7-6
Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score
1998 MIAMI HARD (O) Q M. HINGIS 6-3 1-6 7-6(4)
1998 LOS ANGELES HARD (O) Q M. HINGIS 6-4 6-1
1999 MIAMI HARD (O) S S. WILLIAMS 6-4 7-6(3)
1999 ITALIAN OPEN CLAY (O) Q M. HINGIS 6-2 6-2
1999 LOS ANGELES HARD (O) S S. WILLIAMS 6-3 7-5
1999 US OPEN HARD (O) F S. WILLIAMS 6-3 7-6(4)
2000 LOS ANGELES HARD (O) S S. WILLIAMS 4-6 6-2 6-3
2000 DU MAURIER OPEN HARD (O) F M. HINGIS 0-6 6-3 3-0
ret.
2001 SYDNEY HARD (O) Q M. HINGIS 6-4 7-5
2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN HARD (O) Q M. HINGIS 6-2 3-6 8-6
2001 US OPEN HARD (O) S S. WILLIAMS 6-3 6-2
2002 SCOTTSDALE HARD (O) S S. WILLIAMS 6-1 3-6 6-4
2002 MIAMI HARD (O) Q S. WILLIAMS 6-4 6-0

Justine Henin-Hardenne
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Williams leads 5-3
Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score
2001 US OPEN HARD (O) R16 S. WILLIAMS 7-5 6-0
2001 SANEX CHAMPIONSHIPS HARD (I) Q S. WILLIAMS 6-3 7-6(5)
2002 BERLIN OPEN CLAY (O) F J. HENIN-HARDENNE 6-2 1-6 7-6(5)
2002 ROME CLAY (O) F S. WILLIAMS 7-6(6) 6-4
2002 LEIPZIG CARPET (I) S S. WILLIAMS 6-4 6-2
2003 CHARLESTON CLAY (O) F J. HENIN-HARDENNE 6-3 6-4
2003 FRENCH OPEN CLAY (O) S J. HENIN-HARDENNE 6-2 4-6 7-5
2003 WIMBLEDON GRASS (O) S S. WILLIAMS 6-3 6-2

Maria Sharapova
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Tied at 2 - 2
Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score
2004 MIAMI HARD (O) R16 S. WILLIAMS 6-4 6-3
2004 WIMBLEDON GRASS (O) F M. SHARAPOVA 6-1 6-4
2004 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS HARD (I) F M. SHARAPOVA 4-6 6-2 6-4
2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN HARD (O) S S. WILLIAMS 2-6 7-5 8-6

Venus Williams
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Tied at 7 - 7
Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score Rnk/Seed
1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN HARD (O) R64 V. WILLIAMS 7-6(4) 6-1
1998 ITALIAN OPEN CLAY (O) Q V. WILLIAMS 6-4 6-2
1999 MIAMI HARD (O) F V. WILLIAMS 6-1 4-6 6-4
1999 GRAND SLAM CUP HARD (I) F S. WILLIAMS 6-1 3-6 6-3
2000 WIMBLEDON GRASS (O) S V. WILLIAMS 6-2 7-6(3)
2001 INDIAN WELLS HARD (O) S S. WILLIAMS W/O
2001 US OPEN HARD (O) F V. WILLIAMS 6-2 6-4
2002 MIAMI HARD (O) S S. WILLIAMS 6-2 6-2
2002 FRENCH OPEN CLAY (O) F S. WILLIAMS 7-5 6-3
2002 WIMBLEDON GRASS (O) F S. WILLIAMS 7-6(4) 6-3
2002 US OPEN HARD (O) F S. WILLIAMS 6-4 6-3
2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN HARD (O) F S. WILLIAMS 7-6(4) 3-6 6-4
2003 WIMBLEDON GRASS (O) F S. WILLIAMS 4-6 6-4 6-2
2005 MIAMI HARD (O) Q V. WILLIAMS 6-1 7-6(8)
2005 US OPEN HARD (O) R16 V. WILLIAMS 7-6(5) 6-2

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LH2HBH
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:34 PM
As much I would love to see Serena wipe her ass off the court, Justine will be hard to beat.

Paneru
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:35 PM
:yawn:

Hingis? :haha:

frenchie
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:36 PM
:lol: :lol:
It will be Nastya at Cincinnati :angel:

auntie janie
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:38 PM
If Kim plays this summer like she did last summer, she'll be hard for anyone to beat. I don't have a clue about their H2H, though.

Il Primo!
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:54 PM
If Kim plays this summer like she did last summer, she'll be hard for anyone to beat. I don't have a clue about their H2H, though.

:haha: Kim? Let's dream :spit:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:07 AM
LMAO @ correct the H2H

:bs:

Brooklyn90
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:09 AM
no one!!!

oakkao
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:14 AM
You know what you little gay boy, you're starting to annoy me :rolleyes: The better question is "Whose ass will Serena kick when she gets back." I have a feeling she will start with you, and deal with the others later.


Hingis :haha: :rolleyes: :smash:

sunset
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:23 AM
All of the above.

50Sense
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:25 AM
Who's to say that Serena's head to head will change against any of them in a negative direction?

Well, LOL, since I feel forced to choose I'll say Sharapova.

Brooklyn90
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:27 AM
if it was gonna be anyone id say vee since their tied and venus has won their last two meeting

hacberto
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:31 AM
nobody

SAEKeithSerena
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:33 AM
who knows, let's see her first match then have this thread again. i can't wait to see her back!!!!!

Mightymirza
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:34 AM
yeah let her come back first...hope she comes back...

Slumpsova
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:29 AM
Nicole Vaidisova :rocker:
because they've never met.

Havok
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:26 AM
All of them can easily take the lead in their H2H vs Serena. I highly doubt that Serena will come back in tip top form. When you're away from the game for that long, you can't just start beating up on the top players right away, especially the likes of Jusine, Sharapova, and Hingis. Venus isn't so great at the moment so that can go either way.

RJWCapriati
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:27 AM
Henin

vwfan
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:50 AM
sorry, i don't see serena losing to henin on any surface other than clay. she will have too much to prove.

i voted sharapova, since they're tied now and they've played really close matches in the past.

Dawn Marie
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:56 AM
Kimgay, I think you're assuming that Serena is going to come back and lose to everyone. Many players have a layoff and then come back and beat people and win titles. She'll be fresh and ready to add on some points.

hingisGOAT
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:05 AM
Kimgay, I think you're assuming that Serena is going to come back and lose to everyone. Many players have a layoff and then come back and beat people and win titles. She'll be fresh and ready to add on some points.

you're right; i am assuming that, when she comes back, she will lose to these players [initially] more than she will beat them. after a few months, that trend may or may not reverse. i don't have a crystal ball though, and indeed, serena may defeat these players right from the word 'go'

hingisGOAT
Aug 14th, 2006, 02:02 AM
sharapova and serena were one match away from answering this question - i guess we'll have to wait!

Lulu.
Aug 14th, 2006, 02:37 AM
None of the above :)

GrandSlam05
Aug 14th, 2006, 02:43 AM
Of those I would say Justine. Maria is hype, Martina doesn't have enough power, and Venus is practically on her way out the door.