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Golovin always a tough out for Sharapova

Tatiana Golovin has never beaten Maria Sharapova. Sharapova never breezes when she plays Golovin. Bonnie DeSimone explains.

Updated: September 7, 2006, 4:50 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- They are childhood friends who give each other fits now. Tatiana Golovin has never beaten Maria Sharapova. Sharapova never breezes when she plays Golovin.

They're understandably a bit less close than they used to be when they were thrown together as kids at Nick Bollettieri's academy in Florida, two Russian-born prodigies less than a year apart with a lot in common.

They've both made it to the top echelon of a very tough business, but there's still a big gap ...

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