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Where Did All of Tennis' Rivalries Go?

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Maria Sharapova of Russia poses with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen at Trocadero, following her victory in the women's singles final

Borg vs. McEnroe, Navratilova vs. Evert, Agassi vs. Sampras.

Even if you’re only a casual fan of tennis, you’re probably familiar with some of the classic rivalries, filled with on-court antics, bitter press-room denunciations and tell-all memoirs. But sometime in the past few years tennis lost the plot, and the off-court drama dissipated. We wanted to know why, so we talked to Sports Illustrated's Courtney Nguyen. She says - on the women's tour at least - Maria Sharapova is to blame.