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Anke Huber 'Hated' the US Open

In her column at the German news site Sport1, Anke Huber launches a full-scale verbal assault on the US Open (my translation):

"Among the players the US Open is the least popular Grand Slam tournament. It's hectic, it's loud, and the audience doesn't exactly show a lot of consideration for the players. You have to imagine that just about everyone has a bag of chips and a large coke in their hands, almost acting as if they were watching a baseball game or an ice hockey match.

On top of that, there is the noise of airplanes that regularly fly above the stadium to contend with. As a player it's not always easy to concentrate 100 percent in these surroundings. For years I hated the tournament. I didn't like the city, and I didn't get along particularly well with its people. The transport from the hotel to the stadium each morning always got on my nerves."


Not the biggest Flushing Meadows fan we can safely gather.

However, as she goes on to state, her relationship with the tournament did improve in her concluding years on Tour. And she even grew to appreciate New York City. She stopped worrying as much about the plethora of matters that seemed to bother about the US Open - and, possibly as a result, she did a lot better on court. She reached the Quarterfinal in 1999 and 2000.

She also has this to say about the prospects of a 3rd all-Williams Slam final in a row:

"On the women's side, I think the entire world hopes to avoid yet another final between the Williams sisters. Even though you have to admit that they are the two best players in the world at the moment.

But, honestly, at this point it doesn't really interest anyone whether Venus or Serena will win."


As main challengers to the sister hegemony she lists, in order: Davenport, Mauresmo, Capriati, Henin, and Rubin. Consciously omitting Hingis because of her injury pause.
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Direct link to the column for the German-inclined:

http://www.sport1.de/coremedia/gener...508_20mel.html
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Does anyone care with this ex-player have to say? lol She's bitter for not winning a GS in her looonnnnggg career.
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I'm getting sick of the commentators going on and on about how much they miss Anke Huber and how if Anke Huber was here it would be a more competitive field and how they always go into highlights of all those great Anke Huber matches from the years past...

If your fave's coach isn't Richard Williams, that's just her first problem...

I was there when the ALL BLACKS won the World Cup in 2011!!!

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I can imagine she didn't like the noise. I even don't like it when I'm watching tv and hearing those planes coming over. It must be annoying for the players.

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"I think the entire world hopes to avoid yet another final between the Williams sisters"

I think, you thinks wrong, your comments may apply to yourself and some others but not the entire world....
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"But, honestly, at this point it doesn't really interest anyone whether Venus or Serena will win."

Not true, better you speak for yourself and not Everyone else!

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I'm getting sick of the commentators going on and on about how much they miss Anke Huber and how if Anke Huber was here it would be a more competitive field and how they always go into highlights of all those great Anke Huber matches from the years past...

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she didnīt said she hate NY, she said she hated the open
and i understand her

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I wish Anke was back! I can hear music and planes while watching on TV! I can see where that would be annoying. People were leaving in herds when Rudeski was up 5-1 in the fifth set! They missed a really good match! I hate when people leave early! The only "past" highlights I've been seeing is Pete vs. Andre in 2001 USO and Connors in 91.
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matthias ,

Germany is my favorite country in Europe, why Cologne reminds me of most cities on the East Coast (Virginia, Maryland, etc.) they just need to knock down those older buildings.

Herne, Bochum, Emmerich (forgive my spelling) are all wonderful places with wonderful people who occaisionally smile.

Seriously, I do love Germany but please, Huber?

I was born 11/22/67 the same day as Boris Becker, my second favorite tennis player all time other than Jimmy Connors.

Also, I didn't complain when the German hand ball allowed them to knock the US out of the World Cup.

I'll be there in 2006 (and probably next summer as "one of my best friends" is German).

I even own the Scorpions Greatest Hits (Rock You Like A Hurricane and Still Loving You rock!)

Am I forgiven, yet?

If your fave's coach isn't Richard Williams, that's just her first problem...

I was there when the ALL BLACKS won the World Cup in 2011!!!

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Justine and Amelie also said on Eurosport that it's their least favorite slam, a bit more difficult than the others for European players to handle.

(of course if they even win it, they may change their mind)
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I'm getting sick of the commentators going on and on about how much they miss Anke Huber and how if Anke Huber was here it would be a more competitive field and how they always go into highlights of all those great Anke Huber matches from the years past...
how many semis and finals did she reach here?

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I'm sure a lot of the things like the entire world hating an all williams final is just a slight mis translation but I sure wouldn't wantch if it was an all williams final

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Re: Anke Huber 'Hated' the US Open

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"On the women's side, I think the entire world hopes to avoid yet another final between the Williams sisters. Even though you have to admit that they are the two best players in the world at the moment.

But, honestly, at this point it doesn't really interest anyone whether Venus or Serena will win."
LOL, don't hold back Anke .
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