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How come I'm NOT hearing 'watching the same two slam finalist will get boring'?

Certainly we had started to hear that after three Williams-Williams finals. If those comments were sincere, how come we aren't hearing the same things now? It HAS been three finals of the last four with the same players.

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it's been said by numerous posters on this board, and surprisingly, many aren't williams fans
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I'll say it: no more Belgian finals!

I mean, it'd be different if Kim would have won one of them, but if/when they meet again in the finals, we know who's gonna win...

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I may be wrong but maybe Volcana means the tennis community itself and not just WTAworld. I'm talking about the Pams, Mary Joes and Cliffords of the tennis world, etc. not to mention other players. We're not hearing that Kim and Justine are "boring for tennis" or "finally someone different" etc. Volcana can come back and clarify though.

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Certainly we had started to hear that after three Williams-Williams finals. If those comments were sincere, how come we aren't hearing the same things now? It HAS been three finals of the last four with the same players.

I hate admit it; doesn't bother me because I dig
NRR-DEN. Ok..it does feel kind of odd that she's not getting
a chance to kick AWOL ass; but the way I look at is the
outcome would still be the same. The young LIONESS would
win; so it's no sweat off my back. The longer people stay
off the tour, the more difficult it is to regain dominance and
momentum. I think the days of coasting back in the 1990's
are gone forever. The level of play does improve; it's just
that bigger players/stars rarely want to admit that lesser
opponents have improved.

I do have to feel for everybody missing their favorites regardless
if their winning or not.
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Surprisingly the 2003 U.S. Open final and the 2004 AO final has been the first GS finals that I havent watched in the past 4 years. I dont know its just that sort of inside me I know that Justine will come out on top as Kim has sort of a mental block against her and lately tennis has been sort of blah without ALL the main stars competing...

I really did enjoy the Williams' finals at the AO and Wimbledon last year. And yup I am no Williams' fan.

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Me, as a Belgian, agrees that most Belgian finals were boring, except for the last one in the Australian Open. I also think it's more fun to see Clijsters or Henin playing against Davenport, a Willams sister, Capriati,... But since the Aus Open final, hopefully there might be a change and Belgian finals will become fun to watch. Let's wait and see, cause at the moment I think we'll only get more Belgian finals, since resistance is very weak at the moment...
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We haven't had a decent Slam final for two years now... both the Belgians and the Williams sisters are wearing extremely thin. And I say this as a fan of Justine and Venus.
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i've enjoyed the ones that i've watched since the Williams/Belgians took over

the ones i didn't watch were FO and USO 03

not the desired result a couple of weeks ago...but i got into it
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As far as I'm concerned I'd rather have a mixed final too.

But still the reason I prefer an all Belgian over an all Williams final, apart from myself being Belgian of course, is the fact that with the Williams finals, however much you may say both girls are different, the trophy goes to the same 'houshold' however will win the final
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I've heard it many many times.
Actually, I've heard that it IS boring, not that it will be.
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I heard it a lot of times, when Williams dominate it is boring, when belgian dominate it is boring, it is just the truth, people always want things to be unpredictable, it is nothing personal.

Also, when your fav is being criticised, it alays seems like the world is against them, but if some player who you do not like is criticsed, it seems like they are not getting their fair share of criticisms

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I was hoping to see this years AO but was out of town but with the 3 setter result hopefully we WILL see a change.

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