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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2002, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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The IDEA of an All Williams GS final is more painful than root canal

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2002, 03:49 AM
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Let's just say I don't find the sisters playing against each other compelling tennis. Sort of anti-climatic.

Between the two of them, I'll be rooting for Serena.
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While I wouldn't call it painful, I would say rather unexciting...w/o palpable drama i.e., boring. I enjoy watching V+S play, just not against one another.
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The idea of a Final with neither Monica nor Kim is no fun. For some reason when its Martina vs Jen it doesn't get rubbed in everyone's faces until its more painful than root canal.
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Well, when Justine lost and with Martina already out I knew the final wouldn't be interesting for me whoever was in it.

I can say by experience that a root canal can be very, very painful with you have an infection and the anaesthetic doesn't act properly so, it's certainly less painful than a root canal.

In fact, the comparisson isn't good, painful isn't the right word, it's boring
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2002, 05:32 AM
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Just out of interest... what is it you like about Martina's or Justine's tennis? I would like to try to appreciate those parts of their game the next time I watch them...

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Just out of interest... what is it you like about Martina's or Justine's tennis? I would like to try to appreciate those parts of their game the next time I watch them...
Well, I always liked orthodox tennis, I like the touches, the variety.

With them you don't know what's next, they can come up with anything, like Justine with that drop shot volley against Serena in Berlin.

I like to see the technique.

I always enjoyed a lot the volleys, but not the swing volleys the "classic volleys", and not simple put aways, but all the techniques, the approach shot (that should be normally a slice backhand), the coverage of the net, and the sutil touch there, not many players can do that (and Martina hasn't been doing that much lately ) that's part of the reason why I hate the men's game, with Rafter out nobody does that anymore.

I like when each ball is hit differently, when the player has a good footwork and gets to hit the ball in balance, with the right position, the right shoulder turn, the right swing.

This is not a critic to Venus, she is a great player and obviously her style is effective, but I have seen her hitting the ball withe a raised leg, that can be effective but IMO doesn't look good, esthetically, I don't like player running every ball and hitting as hard as they can, like Jennifer, or nearly not moving and also hitting everything hard (like Lindsay or Mary).

Again, that's just my taste and not a critic to any of the players mentioned above

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Too bad that style don't win anymore!
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I thought Justine won Berlin, but I might be wrong
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Technically, Justine IS a Heavyhitter. That- that you described above is for the cupcakes. It Don't work anymore. Well it does - Just nolonger against a Williams.

WTA tennis Game has been RAISED by the Williams. Part of the reason by all the injuries is because the Williams pound the ball so hard it MAKES the opposition try harder. Thus, Injuries.

Hopefully, Justine may escape with only a small virus.

btw, Justine is not winning anything else with a Williams in it. Clay season is over.
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If you think that Justine "technically" is a heavy hitter, then you shouldn't drink when you watch a match.

About Justine not winning anything else, well, I will remember your "prediction", she took a set off Venus on grass, in her first GS final and that was with one year less of experience and serving like crap, maybe she gets her serve working and then ... you still haven't seen the best of her, not even nearly.
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lol... I like your description in your first post... the leg raise thing and all... that is so true...

Well, I agree that Martina and Justine have better technique on most strokes... but Serena definitely has the best technique on serve... with her variety...

But I think Lindsay has good technique... her strokes are very fluid and they seem effortless!

And yeah, Martina has very good volleys, I miss her ventures to the net now adays... I can see what your like to watch now... you like an aestatically pleasing game and good technique. Am I right?

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What!

Her absolute best can only beat a 60% Williams. I understand you have "hope" for your fave.

You can keep hope alive all you want. Those future loses your faves will suffer will feel like root canals for you.
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Fingon, what is your opinion on serve and volley tennis? Did you like Novotna's, Tauziat's and Navratilova's style when they were playing, for example?
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Fingon you should watch some of Alexandra she has good touch and has that classic volley stroke. She likes into venture the net as well.

There is also Rita Grande and a host of other players who fit the Hingis and Henin mold.

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