A few are harping on the quality of the match, and while that is an important factor to make a match great, you can't deny that Venus/Hingis matchups bring drama, tension and entertainment to a degree no other clean tennismatch this year has brought!
This match has been anticipated so much, it was all commentators on Eurosport could talk about, you could feel this energizing buzz. I'm not saying that the current top players are not interesting, but it's just not the same. I really miss the Capriati/Serena Sharapova/Serena Henin/Serena Venus/Davenport Venus/Clijsters Venus/Hingis. Oh and Serena/Kuznetsova Serena/Mauresmo are great matchups as well.
So many more matches like the one today between Venus and Hingis is definitely what the Wta tour needs, and they know it! And people can try to downgrade Venus and Hingis as has beens and whatnot, but the current top players especially Schnyder and Petrova are taking advantage of the weakened field. Only Henin Clijsters Kuznetsova, Sharapova, Davenport are real top players. The rest in the top ten is a joke, and just keeping the seats warm until the Williams sisters and Hingis get back to where they belong.