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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Players who bring out the best and worst in each other!

Which players on tour brings out the best and worse, and which players make them fight hardest?

Serena

Brings out her worse:
Petrova
Stosour
Jankovic
Venus


I think there are a small group of player who know how to capitalize and trouble Serena. For whatever reason they seem to bring out the worst in her more than other players can.

Bring out her very best:
Sharapova
Vika
And most former and current top ranked players


Then there's a group of players who Serena doesn't take lightly and plays more determined and focused from the first point till the last, they bring out her best which too bad for them!

Make Rena fight for the win:
Safarova
Li Na
Bartoli
Kuznetsova
Zvonereva
Jie Zheng


Then there's another group who she routinely beats but she knows they will play her tough they make her fight to do so.
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: Which current players bring out the best-worse, and make your favorite fight hard

Bring out the worst:
Azarenka
Serena
Lisicki
Li

Make her fight hard:
Everyone (except for Serena)
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

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Bring out the worst:
Azarenka
Serena
Lisicki
Li

Make her fight hard:
Everyone (except for Serena)
I think one special player unique to Masha is Anabel Medina Garrigues. Almost every time they play it's a marathon match. I think she falls under the category of playing Maria really tough but Masha always beats her in the end- she really makes her fight for the win though!

And I think u can add Cibulkova to the list of brings out the worst as well..
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

Bring out the worst:

Everyone.

Make her fight hard:

Alona Bondarenko
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

Bring out the worst
-Azarenka
-Kvitova
-Safarova
-Cetkovska
-Cirstea

Bring out the best
-Bartoli
-Pironkova
-Dementeva

Tough rivals
-Sharapova
-Na Li
-Stosur
-Wozniacki
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #6
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

I will only give a brief acknowledgement to Hingis' 2002 and 2007 seasons, where she was struggling with injuries and then retiring. Because if I did factor those years, Hingis would be struggling with Daniela Hantuchova of all people Absurd.

So OTHER than those years;

Brought out Hingis' best:

Monica Seles
Sandrine Testud

Brought out her worst:

Jennifer Capriati
Kim Clijsters
2006 -- Henin and Mauresmo

Hingis turned into an unforced error machine in her last couple of matches against all of those players.

Made her fight:

Steffi Graf -- victory was rare and never easy with Graf. Long matches, chokes, cramps, etc.
Serena Williams -- once again Hingis had a lot of tight matches with her
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

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Bring out the worst
-Azarenka
-Kvitova
-Safarova
-Cetkovska
-Cirstea

Bring out the best
-Bartoli
-Pironkova
-Dementeva

Tough rivals
-Sharapova
-Na Li
-Stosur
-Wozniacki
I'm not sure you're being totally honest there .
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #8
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

Anyway, in Ana's case pretty much anything goes. She brings out the worst and best in herself rather than her opponent most of the time .
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

Bring out her worst.
-Serena
-Vika
-Li
-Lisicki
-Zakopalova

Her best:
-Petra (this year anyway)
-Woz (going on past 2 and MSG exho)
-Venus

Tough:
-Kirilenko
-Stosur (going by past couple only)
-Lisicki (I suppose you could put her here as well)
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Old Oct 16th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #10
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

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Bring out her worst.
-Serena
-Vika
-Li
-Lisicki
-Zakopalova

Her best:
-Petra (this year anyway)
-Woz (going on past 2 and MSG exho)
-Venus

Tough:
-Kirilenko
-Stosur (going by past couple only)
-Lisicki (I suppose you could put her here as well)

Tbh, Maria can throw in a shitshow against ANYBODY so I wouldn't really say anyone really brings out the best in her regularly
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

For Serena, there was never someone like Jennifer Capriati.
Capriati was like a prize fighter, inensity at an optimum every game.
Not time to take a breather.

For Venus, obviously Serena, but there also Martina Hingis, Davenport.
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

Venus

Brings out the worst

Pironkova
Li
Mauresmo
Kerber
Serena (all mental of course)
Jankovic

Brings out the best

Ivanovic
Safina
Pierce
Schiavone
Stosur
Dementieva
Seles
Hantuchova

Makes fight hardest

Serena
Davenport
Hingis
Clijsters
Henin
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

Marion

Bring out the best:

Jankovic
Venus
Serena
Azarenka

Bring out the worst

Razzano
A. Radwanska
Zvonareva
Sharapova (bar US open)
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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

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Re: Which players bring out the best-worst, and make your favorite fight hardest?

Petra playing Vika at YEC in the finals =
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