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Who would have won in the French Open: Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova?

Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open with a pectoral injury she sustained during the tournament. Williams was slated to take on Maria Sharapova, a rival she is often compared against. Even though they are not going to face off, many feel Williams would've have beaten Sharapova—the 23-time Grand Slam champion has a 19-2 advantage in head-to-head matchups after all. Still, others believe Sharapova would have dominated the older Williams. What do you think? 🎾

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Even after becoming a mother, Serena Williams still has the magic touch. She only got better as the tournament went on, coming back to win against No. 17 Ashleigh Barty and winning in straight sets against Julia Görges. The Williams-Sharapova "rivalry" hasn't been a rivalry at all, with Williams winning all but two head-to-head matchups. She wouldn't have any problem winning against Sharapova if she was healthy.

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People love to point at Williams' dominant record against Sharapova like it's some ironclad reason that Williams would have won against the Russian tennis star. In sports, nothing is guaranteed. 

Sharapova has not dropped a set in her last two French Open matches and would have been competing against a player who was still trying to find Grand Slam form. Williams may have reached the round of 16, but she hadn't played an athlete quite like Sharapova. The two-time French Open winner would've gotten the best of her rival if they faced off no matter what.

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