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Exclamation Is this the weakest Tier 2 final ever?

And could possibly be the worst?

I can understand ALG be in the final but Kirilenko should never be in a final of a Tier 2. She's weaponless.
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LOL...This year is all about week draws- except for the Slams...

I try to remember these days:

Wimbledon: Venus vs. Lindsay
Stanford: Venus vs. Lindsay
San Diego: Venus vs. Monica
Los Angeles: Serena vs. Lindsay
Montreal: Serena vs. Martina
New Haven: Venus vs. Monica
US Open: Venus vs. Lindsay
Zurich: Martina vs. Lindsay
Moscow: Martina vs. Anna K.
Philadelphia: Martina vs. Lindsay
YEC: Martina vs. Monica
Sydney: Martina vs. Lindsay
Australian: Martina vs. Jennifer
Tokyo: Martina vs. Lindsay
Miami: Venus vs. Jennifer

These are the finals of most of the Tier II or above tournaments from W 00 to Miami 01.

Let them eat cake.
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That's bullshit. Miami was packed~

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And could possibly be the worst?

I can understand ALG be in the final but Kirilenko should never be in a final of a Tier 2. She's weaponless.
She may not have a big game but you are ignorent if you cant see that she has great talent, she is a terrific athlete has a great all court game and can serve an volley very well and has a lot of variety, its not all about power
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And could possibly be the worst?

I can understand ALG be in the final but Kirilenko should never be in a final of a Tier 2. She's weaponless.
Sorry, I have to disagree with you there.
She does have weapons. She can hit big forehands. She is a good mover too.
I'm sure she has others.
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I'm sure Sharapova's 2nd serves didn't think she was so weaponless...

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Molik-Stosur comes close.
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Just because the "regular top-players" didn´t make it to the finals, it doesn´t mean it´s weak. I think it´s a huge accomplishment by both finalists that they made it through the draw.

Years ago, people were complaining about the circumstance that it´s always the same players every Sunday and now that it is unpredictable, people complain about the weakness of the finals. The first times the current top players made it to the finals, there were also a lot of people who said those are weak players and look where they are now.

Stop whining and pay some respect for the two women! They deserve it!

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Good post Spunky83, a better thread title would be "most unexpected Tier II finalists or lowest ranked"
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Just because the "regular top-players" didn´t make it to the finals, it doesn´t mean it´s weak. I think it´s a huge accomplishment by both finalists that they made it through the draw.

Years ago, people were complaining about the circumstance that it´s always the same players every Sunday and now that it is unpredictable, people complain about the weakness of the finals. The first times the current top players made it to the finals, there were also a lot of people who said those are weak players and look where they are now.

Stop whining and pay some respect for the two women! They deserve it!
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Well said Spunky and Spikey. You 2 should hang out together.

Well said MMF.

It will be interesting to see if Makiri's all court style of play to overcome Anna-Lena's major size, power and serve advantages in the Bejiing final. Kirilenko has more natural tennis talent than Groenefeld does. But in women's tennis size and power matters more than talent and Anna-Lena has the size and power to overcome Maria's talent, agility, volleying and shotmaking ability.

P.S. - It's interesting to note that the Kirilenko/Groenefeld Bejiing final was actually scheduled to be a first round match before the schedule was changed.

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Urgh! People seem to forget Steffi, Mónica, Venus, Kim et al. also played their first Tier 2 final once

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It might turn out to be an absolute belter of a final. A 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 would be fantastic.

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who cares
this is a big chance for both players - both talented - to win the first title
may the best win
in two or more years noone will ask how they won it

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I think ALG will be top 15 next year and that she'll win easily tomorrow. Playing dubs with Navratilova has helped her and what Propi said is exactly right. Everyone has to start some place.
Hopefully it's a great final. Just because they're lower ranked doesn't mean it won't be entertaining. I mean plenty of the top players have met and had boring matches ( Kimmy v Momo in Miami for example)

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