Originally Posted by Pops Maellard
True. Very true, but Maria stands out as one who's faced off against Serena in a lot of important matches late in tournaments. It's a bit like Federer-Roddick. Federer owns lots of players almost as badly, but for some reason Roddick stood out as his worst victim.
That's exactly what I thought yesterday, I felt like watching all the finals between Federer and Roddick... except I was always rooting for Roger
But really, the rivalry between Maria and Serena is felt as bigger because it's been going on since 2004 basically, even if Maria couldn't beat her for 8 years, every time there's a match between them it's a blockbuster while the rest isn't felt like that; only matches with Vika since 2012 because she has been a lot better, but she's still 1-11 with Serena. Not to mention all the others (Na Petra etc. etc.), people never talk about their H2H but it's like 3-6, 0-6, 0-4 and such...