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Why are US Open finals always shit?

I was thinking last night... when was the last time we had a great US Open WS final?

The last time one went to three sets was like... 1996, right? Graf beat Seles in a pretty good match.

What about 1980-1995?

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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

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Hingis lost to Venus in three... that was 2000 or 2001, can't remember which, probably 2000.
Venus and Martina have only ever met in a US Open final once, back in 1997. Hingis won easily.

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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

hingis only played venus in the '97 final, which didn't go three. You're thinking of the '99 and '00 semis. '94 Steffi and Arantxa was great & went three. and monica-steffi three setter was in '95
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Yeah, wrong Williams (I was thinking of 99) and while I remembered the comeback it wasn't 3 sets. Don't understand how a final has to be 3 sets to be a great one though...

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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

Blame Stupid Super Saturday. Neither the men nor women have a day off between their semifinals and finals. It's stupid.

That being said, there haven't been many classic women's finals in the 2000s.
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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

Well, people said the same about the FO finals, always shitty

But when I look that the finals of the US Open in the last years, yes they were not so great...the last final that could be considered good would maybe be Venus-Linds in 2000. But before 2000 practically all finals even back to 1994 (the final the year before in 1993 was lame), when Arantxa beat Steffi in dramatic a 3-setter, were good matches to me, of course with the exception of 1997 when Hingis beat Venus.
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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

because we always have some nice sf battles.

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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

At least the finals have a bit more respectable scores than the French.

That being said there hasn't been a thrilling match in quite some time. Maybe this is the year?

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Yeah, wrong Williams (I was thinking of 99) and while I remembered the comeback it wasn't 3 sets. Don't understand how a final has to be 3 sets to be a great one though...
Well, name me some 'great' 2-set Slam finals.

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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

I know it was not the final, but the last thrilling match I can remember at the USO was the Semi-final between Henin & Capriati in 2003! That was a thriller I think that was the last match that I found very exciting and nail biting.
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I know it was not the final, but the last thrilling match I can remember at the USO was the Semi-final between Henin & Capriati in 2003! That was a thriller I think that was the last match that I found very exciting and nail biting.
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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

yeh it does seem that the semi's live up to more than the actual finals... but last year's final was good, both players played very well, the crowd was into it too...

the semi final between kim clijsters and maria sharapova of 2005 was awesome! probably the last time there was a high intensity, high quality, high drama, three set match at the us open...
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Re: Why are US Open finals always shit?

When was the last time we had any great finals at the slams? lol lets see

Venus def. Bartoli.... fairly routine even though Bartoli put up a fight
Henin def. Ivanovic
Serena Destroys Sharapova
Sharpova beats Henin (this was 2 sets wasnt it?)
Mauresmo def Henin....
Henin def. (someone in 2 sets)
Mauresmo def/ henin withdraws halfway through....
Clijsters def. Pierce in 2 sets easily
Williams has Classic battle with Davneport
henin def. Pierce in two sets (I believe Pierce said it was the worst match shes ever played
Williams def Davenport (It went three... but the last set was a bagel.......)


Face it... Finals are rarely great matches...
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because we always have some nice sf battles.
oh yes the semifinals are usually

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