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Geisha
Nov 22nd, 2007, 03:19 PM
Which two players have had the best doubles rivalries, despite their partners. Davenport and Sanchez-Vicario come to mind.

Or, which teams have been rivals?

Just a cute little thread.

Ryan
Nov 22nd, 2007, 04:13 PM
I think Hingis and Davenport had a great doubles rivalry, especially in the late 90's when they faced off in numerous GS and Tour finals. Doubles H2H's are incredibly hard to compile so I cant think of much else off the top of my head.

Dave.
Nov 22nd, 2007, 04:48 PM
Yeah Hingis-Davenport had a great rivalry against each other in doubles (although Hingis won the Slam finals:fiery:) lol but they were mostly very good matches. The 90's had so many great names around always switching partners so any match was a good one. Novotna, Zvereva, Gigi Fernandez, Kournikova, Sukova and many more. All of them had good rivalries.

mckyle.
Nov 22nd, 2007, 04:49 PM
Black/Huber vs. Kuznetsova/Petrova

Geisha
Nov 22nd, 2007, 05:28 PM
Yeah Hingis-Davenport had a great rivalry against each other in doubles (although Hingis won the Slam finals:fiery:) lol but they were mostly very good matches. The 90's had so many great names around always switching partners so any match was a good one. Novotna, Zvereva, Gigi Fernandez, Kournikova, Sukova and many more. All of them had good rivalries.

Hingis led Davenport 14-5 in their doubles matches inlcuding four straight GS finals in '98.

Ryan
Nov 22nd, 2007, 08:30 PM
Well there ya go! Still, I think their singles rivalry carried over into the doubles court and they had lots of great matches.

Keaka
Nov 22nd, 2007, 08:36 PM
Current good rivalry is Black/Huber vs. Sugiyama/Srebotnik

The latter team only did really well against the first one at the GS's, not in the other tournaments mostly.

IanRadi
Nov 22nd, 2007, 09:08 PM
Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Black/Stubbs

All those matches were so dramatic :eek: I really enjoyed watching them :tears:

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva

Especially during 2004.

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Petrova/Shaughnessy

2004's matches were so :tape:

1000
Nov 22nd, 2007, 10:45 PM
I think the Williams sisters and Martina Hingis whoever she was partnered with

gorecki
Nov 22nd, 2007, 11:27 PM
Hingis led Davenport 14-5 in their doubles matches inlcuding four straight GS finals in '98.
Martina/partner beat Natasha/Lindsay in all four GS finals in 98 plus AO99 final. :sobbing:
Natasha was also finalist in USO97 (Novotna/Davenport bt Zvereva/G. Fernandez 6-4 6-3). Her best results after AO99 final were semi-finals at Wimbledon99 (with Jana) and 2000 (with Kournikova, losing to Venus/Serena)

I also liked Kournikova/Rubin when they played together at Wimbledon one year.

Uranium
Nov 22nd, 2007, 11:38 PM
I think the Williams sisters and Martina Hingis whoever she was partnered with

not really, head to head was 2-2, with their meetings in GS going to the Williams Sisters. Also they had more of a rivalry with Kournikova, almost every slam they won they had to play Anna and someone.

Tripp
Nov 23rd, 2007, 02:37 AM
Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Black/Stubbs

All those matches were so dramatic :eek: I really enjoyed watching them :tears:

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva

Especially during 2004.

Suarez/Ruano Pascual vs Petrova/Shaughnessy

2004's matches were so :tape:

Don't forget when they just couldn't beat Clijsters/Sugiyama :tape:

petkoan
Nov 23rd, 2007, 07:09 AM
Hingis reached 6 straight GS Finals in the period January 1998 - May 1999. :clap:

Direwolf
Nov 23rd, 2007, 07:37 AM
Williams vs Hingis-Kournikova

DimaDinosaur
Nov 23rd, 2007, 09:31 AM
Grand Slam doubles titles are hard to come by

Sonf@
Nov 23rd, 2007, 12:42 PM
G.Fernandez/Zvereva vs Sanchez-Vicario/Novotna

spiceboy
Nov 23rd, 2007, 03:26 PM
G.Fernandez/Zvereva vs Sanchez-Vicario/Novotna

http://www.geocities.com/arantxafanclub/pictures/arantxacia/5.jpg

:devil:

hingis-seles
Nov 23rd, 2007, 05:13 PM
Hingis reached 6 straight GS Finals in the period January 1998 - May 1999. :clap:

Winning 5 in a row as well. :worship:

Geisha
Nov 23rd, 2007, 05:41 PM
From the beginning of 1998 to the end of 2006, Hingis was 178-19 (94%). HAIL.

Uranium
Nov 23rd, 2007, 06:09 PM
Hingis reached 6 straight GS Finals in the period January 1998 - May 1999. :clap:

i'm glad to say the Williams Sisters broke that at 1999 French Open:devil:

Slumpsova
Nov 23rd, 2007, 06:32 PM
VRP/Suarez - Clisjters/Sugiyama
Raymond/Stosur - Yan/Zheng

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 23rd, 2007, 09:23 PM
Hingis/partner vs. Davenport/Zvereva immediately came into mind.

I tried putting martina/pam against someone but couldnt come up with competitive names