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Navratilova talks up budding rivalry

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PARIS (AP)

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova expects a compelling rivalry to develop between Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova.

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Speaking ahead of an exhibition match at the Open GDF tournament in Paris on Sunday, Navratilova said Azarenka and Kvitova have all the right attributes and that ''if they stay healthy, that's the rivalry to come.''

The 18-time Grand Slam champion cast doubts on Maria Sharapova's capacity to keep up with Azarenka and Kvitova, who ''are stronger physically.''

Azarenka beat Sharapova in the Australian Open final last month to become the top-ranked player.

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