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CBS---Now Venus/Spirlea 1997

I missed the part with the bump.
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That's old stuff, we gotta look forward instead. Venus is the best in the world and Spirlea is almost forgotten. So in the end she's the winner even if Spirlea had something against her skin colour
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Funny I thought it was Richard who had something against Spirlea's skin colour :cough:

I'd never seen that match before. Seeing the pure joy from Venus at the end just about made me cry That is the best part of sports
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No matter, I still wanted to see that part. It was a classic part of a classic match. I enjoyed it immensely. How about Venus' reaction when she won? Pure joy.
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Spirlea had that match in her hands with 2 match points but Venus winning reaction was classic.

Nasty Nick, I don't think Spirlea is racist. The bump happened because Venus didn't show respect since she was younger. The racist one was daddy Richard who called Irina a white turkey..lol
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Venus has matured tons...In that match she was very bratty and immature...

Good luck Venus at the Us Open 02'

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I never saw this match, thanks CBS. The crowd was actually on Venus's side. But what really made me smile was how Venus cried at the end of that match. She was estatic with joy. I finally saw how she reacted when she made her first slam final.

Also, When I was watching I kept thinking to myself, "why is the world are people thinking that Venus would never win slams or even become #1 in the world"? One could CLEARLY see her potential.

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believe it or not i acually cheered for venus during that match in 1997.

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I never saw this match, thanks CBS. The crowd was actually on Venus's side. But what really made me smile was how Venus cried at the end of that match. She was estatic with joy. I finally saw how she reacted when she made her first slam final.

Also, When I was watching I kept thinking to myself, "why is the world are people thinking that Venus would never win slams or even become #1 in the world"? One could CLEARLY see her potential.
why are you suprised the crowd was in favor of Venus? It's NY for heaven's sake. Irina is European and just defeated crowd favorite M. Seles.
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I think Irina was responsible for the bump. She was known as one of the biggest b&tches on court... ok, let's say feisty. I don't think it was racist, though, she was just putting out her bad-ass Romanian attitude.
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nysaga, have you been watching tennis?

Er.. I don't have the time to give you examples of the err.. underdog aka another player from another country being cheered on, in America, while V@S play who are American.

wake up nysaga. Pilot Pen. Venus beat Daniela, people cheered for Daniela. Pam Shriver kept saying over and over how the crowd cheers for the underdog. oh lordy

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nysaga, have you been watching tennis?

Er.. I don't have the time to give you examples of the err.. underdog aka another player from another country being cheered on, in America, while V@S play who are American.

wake up nysaga. Pilot Pen. Venus beat Daniela, people cheered for Daniela. Pam Shriver kept saying over and over how the crowd cheers for the underdog. oh lordy
calm down child..lol Remember this was 1997, not 2002. Venus IS the underdog in this match. Underdog + american = cheers
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Omg, I am refering to the crowd, I liked how the NY crowd cheered on Venus. Of course she wasn't a HUGE threat then either.

Nysaga you mention players and their nationalities, and I am tellin you that many times V@S get booed while they play another opponent from another country. Hell the same country even. Jen has been ranked higher then Venus and Venus still gets booed and Venus who is CLEARLY the underdog gets cheered.

My god watch a V@S match.

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Wink VEnus/Spirlea

Very entertaining match..had never seen it before including the infamous "bump" which was hard to tell who bumped who...but I'd say it was Spirlea who had a malicious smile most of the match. I assume Martina won the Open the next day but can anybody give me the scores of the match?? Thanks!

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6-0 6-4 I believe was the scoreline Martina won the finals by...
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