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That is What We Used to Call GREAT TENNIS !

That is What We Used to Call GREAT TENNIS! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk3xW...eature=related


I want Williams sisters vs. Hingis matches no matter who win. It is just a classic!
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i was at that match. it was an amazing. it's my memory of matches like this that causes my confusion over that much stated line "the game has moved on". you don't see that standard anymore in my opinion.
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You know, looking back, Hingis versus the sisters was probably the most exciting rivalry the sport has ever and will ever see.

Martina versus Chris is an unsurpassable rivarly by most people's logic. But I've always felt that Venus and Hingis defied logic. Their three matches in the slams 1999-2000 are quite possibly the three best tennis matches I have ever seen. That 2001 AO QF between Serena and Hingis is a candidate for the best match Australian Open match ever, as well.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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"Hingis needs to beat Venus just to get to the final of what she used to consider her very own tournament. She won it three times in a row before losing to Lindsay Davenport in last year's final. Davenport plays No. 12 Jennifer Capriati on Thursday for the other spot in the championship match."

Hingis said she didn't notice any indications of Williams' illness, but added: "You have to watch what you eat."

Hingis considered her first set the best tennis of her career.

"It was a great match from both of us. At the end, especially, it was whoever wanted it more and who was more lucky," she said.

Thanks to playing and fitness improvements, "you can't count on just overpowering me anymore," said Hingis, who is seeking her sixth Grand Slam tournament title. She has a 9-7 record against Venus, but lost their last two meetings.

Serena said Hingis won "with a lot of heart."
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Hingis considered her first set the best tennis of her career.

Don't want to disagree, but that 61 set against Venus at the 1999 US Open is up there with the best sets of tennis I've ever seen from anyone.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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i was at that match. it was an amazing. it's my memory of matches like this that causes my confusion over that much stated line "the game has moved on". you don't see that standard anymore in my opinion.
I agree. The late 90s and early 00s had lots of good rivalries between Hingis, Davenport, the Williamses. You had Capriati making her way back into tennis, Steffi still competing for slams, the Kournikova circus show...Not everyone played tennis the same way so the matches were more interesting and often more exciting. There were a lot of different personalities too.

Damn it was only about 10 years ago but I miss that era

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Hingis vs the Sisters is not the most exciting rivalry in females tennis. Who said that? O a Williams fan who would've thunk.
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Hingis considered her first set the best tennis of her career.

Don't want to disagree, but that 61 set against Venus at the 1999 US Open is up there with the best sets of tennis I've ever seen from anyone.
Yeah that was truly inspiring tennis to watch. Made Venus look absolutely helpless i must admit.

Right up there with those last two sets Graf played against Navratilova at Wimby in '88. Some of the shots she played, i think only Graf could hit them.
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Hingis vs the Sisters is not the most exciting rivalry in females tennis. Who said that? O a Williams fan who would've thunk.
Oh who needs reading comprehension practice? That's right, it's you.

I did not say that Hingis vs Williams was the best rivalry in women's tennis (ever? then? now?); I made an ambiguous statement clearly based on my personal opinion. People can choose to interpret it in whatever way they wish, that you chose to interpret it in the way you did and turn it into an opportunity to make a petty dig at all Williams fans is shocking. Oh wait.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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I have that match on my computer, is amazing
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Oh who needs reading comprehension practice? A half-witted Sharapova fan. Who would've thought.

I did not say that Hingis vs Williams was the best rivalry in women's tennis (ever? then? now?); I made an ambiguous statement clearly based on my personal opinion. People can choose to interpret it in whatever way they wish, that you chose to interpret it in the way you did and turn it into an opportunity to make a petty dig at all Williams fans is shocking. Oh wait.


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Yeah that was truly inspiring tennis to watch. Made Venus look absolutely helpless i must admit.

Right up there with those last two sets Graf played against Navratilova at Wimby in '88. Some of the shots she played, i think only Graf could hit them.
Yes Graf at her best on fast surfaces is quite something. Her tennis and mental game just has no weaknesses. Only players like Navratilova could even challenge her.

Btw Sharapovafan, I've added you to my ignore list, you are in some good company.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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I started properly watching tennis from Wimbledon 2000. But I remember a few matches from 1999 that I managed to catch on TV (FO final, Wimbledon final & USO final). Those were some good matches and 2000 had some great matches too. That period of women's tennis 1999-2003 was just great. I miss those days. You rarely see matches these days that matches the quality of those years.

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That was a good match.

Agree with Supernova 1999-2003 was the WTA tour at its best. Hingis,Davenport, Venus, Serena, Monica, Mary P, Jennifer C and clijsters and henin coming through.

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