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RYNJ
Oct 13th, 2001, 08:23 AM
Seles/Graf

Davenport/Hingis

Hingis/V.Williams-The best rivalry I have ever seen since Martine. N and Christ. E. These two hate each others GUTS. Plus they bring the best out of each other. This gets my vote
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V.Williams/Davenport

Hingis/Serena Williams

ASV/Seles

V. Williams/Capriati

Serena/Seles

S.Williams/Davenport-wouldn;t really call this a rivalry its been really one sided.

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saki
Oct 13th, 2001, 10:07 AM
You forget ASV/Graf. That was my personal favourite.

Graf/Seles was fantastic also, but cut short.

Hingis/Venus also good.

per4ever
Oct 13th, 2001, 10:08 AM
Graf/seles

carot
Oct 13th, 2001, 10:50 AM
don't laugh... <font size=1>daphne vs. the world ;-)</font>

MLF
Oct 13th, 2001, 10:57 AM
I was one of the ones on this board following tennis throughout the '80s and '90s and I'd have to say the Seles/Graf rivalry was the most intense. There was a real edge to their matches because they usually occurred in the big events and both were playing superb tennis and not giving an inch. Throw into the mix the period were Sabatini, Sanchez and Navratilova were able to step up and challenge the pair of them and you had some great matches.

[ October 13, 2001: Message edited by: MirjanaLfan ]

irma
Oct 13th, 2001, 11:08 AM
steffi- and Monica fans. It`s a never ending story between us <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

MLF
Oct 13th, 2001, 11:10 AM
Hi Irma! Their matches were usually emotional rollercoaster rides.

Josh
Oct 13th, 2001, 11:12 AM
Personally I prefer Graf/ASV.
Seles/Navratilova also had some really good matches.

Julian
Oct 13th, 2001, 12:41 PM
Seles-Graf: The Seles-Graf rivalry had to be the most exciting because they always brought the best out of each other's game, pushing each other to become the best. Spanning 10 years it couldn't have been better to see them last face off at the 99 French Open Championships. This head to head could have become better then the Evert-Navratilova rivalry but... <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> But in 3 and a half short years we've seen some of the best matches and best rivalry in tennnis history.

Graf-Sanchez Vicario: My personal favorite. In 8 and a half short years they played 37 times. Although Steffi dominated the head to to head, 17 were in 3 sets and 25 were in finals including their last 16 encounters. Between them we have seen some of the best finals in history especially in grand slams but a 3 setter usually ends after a 2 hour period. Unlike the Monica-Steffi rivalry these 2 pushed each other in their athletic department. Testing each other's stamina the match usually ends with an embrace.

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ASV_FAN
Oct 13th, 2001, 02:05 PM
Undoubtedly Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario vs. Steffi Graf <IMG SRC="smilies/love.gif" border="0"> !

matthias
Oct 13th, 2001, 03:13 PM
i think the best was graf - seles

but the most interesting was williams against hingis (us open few years ago, all this press-coferences with bad commentrs about the other)

ASV
Oct 13th, 2001, 03:19 PM
Graf/Sanchez-Vicario. No question. Monica and Steffi didn't play enough for the rivalry to get good. Arantxa filled in for Monica and look how good those matches were!!

polexia
Oct 13th, 2001, 04:04 PM
i'm not really old enough to witness the seles/graf rivalry tho i love them both

so i'd have to say venus and martina.
they truly truly hated each other in that us open!! lol...i remember those comments.
hingis bashed everyone back then...duno if it's coz she doesn't knwo how to express herself any better in english back then or....sth else

MAURO
Oct 13th, 2001, 06:06 PM
You forgot SABATINI-GRAF in 1990-1991-1992-1993 and until 1996.
Gabriela Sabatini was the player who more times wins over Graf. In eleven matches she won.

And Graf-Novotna gave to us a very exciting moment always.

Julian
Oct 13th, 2001, 06:49 PM
You're right MAURO. The Graf-Sabatini rivalry was good as well. But I agree that I like the early 90's rivalry better. In this mix you had Seles, Graf, Navratilova, Sanchez-Vicario, Sabatini, Capriati, and even Novotna and Mary Joe Fernandez. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oizo
Oct 14th, 2001, 01:53 AM
Steffi and Seles had the most intense rivalry of the 90´s!!!! They pushed each other to the limit, but they had to few matches. <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0">
The best rivalry of the 90´s is indeed Steffi vs. ASV. <IMG SRC="smilies/yawn.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/yawn.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/yawn.gif" border="0"> Those matches were just amazing and gave us always heart-throbbs. <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> But then again Steffi proved in the endless rivalry that she was better! <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
What a tennis generation that was! <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0">

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patricio
Mar 11th, 2006, 09:43 PM
Sabatini v Graf

Il Primo!
Mar 11th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Venus/Hingis:to be continued

Geisha
Mar 11th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Hingis vs. Venus
Davenport vs. Hingis
Serena vs. Venus

Rachel_
Mar 11th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Davy/Hingis
Serena/Hingis
Venus/Hingis

are my favorites

PLP
Mar 11th, 2006, 10:06 PM
What about Hingis/Graf? Changing of the guard and some classic matches, P

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 11th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Graf/Sanchez-Vicario

RJWCapriati
Mar 11th, 2006, 10:37 PM
Seles - Graf

Capriati - Seles

Nihil
Mar 12th, 2006, 12:33 AM
someone dug that one out.
steffi-seles.
can't get enoigh steffi ;)

tennisboi
Mar 12th, 2006, 12:59 AM
Grav/ASV Martina/Venus Lindsay/Martina
Monica/Graf Gaby/Graf

These were all great rivalries

Ty-Ty
Mar 12th, 2006, 03:29 AM
Sanchez-Viacro/Graf is by far the best in my opinion.

Davenport/Hingis had some great matches as well.

swissmisshingis
Mar 12th, 2006, 03:40 AM
Hingis/ Davenport

Seles/ Graf

Joseosu19
Mar 12th, 2006, 04:18 AM
Arantxa/Graf

Brooklyn90
Mar 12th, 2006, 04:24 AM
monica and stefi

brehondavis
Mar 12th, 2006, 05:27 AM
How could you guys forget Serena/Capriati matches....always intense, drama filled and displayed good athletic tennis points....except for the last ti me they played for Serena crushed cappy at Wimbledon..lol

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 12th, 2006, 05:56 AM
Monica Seles - Mrs Agassi

jimbo mack
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:45 AM
How could you guys forget Serena/Capriati matches....always intense, drama filled and displayed good athletic tennis points....except for the last ti me they played for Serena crushed cappy at Wimbledon..lol

because they only played once or twice in the 90's :tape:

^bibi^
Mar 12th, 2006, 09:11 AM
Hingis vs Davenport

Supermonica
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:06 AM
1. Seles - Graf
6 slam finals among them all-time classics like French Open 1992, Australian Open 1993 and US Open 1995.
16-year-old Seles beating Graf in Berlin 1990 ending Graf's 66-win streak.
The great YEC quarter final in 1998 (match of the year).
And the last match in the French Open semis in 1999.

And of course the stabbing added to the drama. Although we were robbed of some great matches in 1993-95 because of this tragic incident.


2. Graf - Sanchez
They played 5 slam finals in the 90ies. Wimbledon 1995 and French Open 1996 are among the greatest women's matches ever.

SilK
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:11 AM
Anna Kournikova vs. Herself

:sobbing:

Bruppacher
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:18 AM
1.

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/2653/grafhingis14rl.jpg



2.

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/6559/grafseles35un.jpg

Libertango
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:19 AM
Graf/Seles
Venus/Martina

There ya go :worship:

Supermonica
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:24 AM
1.

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/2653/grafhingis14rl.jpg



2.

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/6559/grafseles35un.jpg


GREAT legs!
And I don't mean only Steffi!

SelesFan70
Mar 12th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Uhm...that picture of Hingis shows her playing left-handed. :tape: :o

eck
Mar 12th, 2006, 09:19 PM
Henin Hardenne vs. Clijsters. :)
I know, the rivalry trully started in 2000++
But we should count in ITF as well.

Bruppacher
Mar 13th, 2006, 09:19 AM
Uhm...that picture of Hingis shows her playing left-handed. :tape: :o


Well observes! The picture of Martina is inverse. Looks better!

Cashif
Mar 13th, 2006, 09:23 AM
Graf/ASV
Graf/Seles
Graf/Hingis
Venus/Hingis