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Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

This match wasn't a classic or anything, but you still see quality of stroke play AND blistering power that you just wouldn't get now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km0TKSm9CnE

This was before the emergence of the hideous fatipova or the cringeworthy ineptova, groups which all but of a few of today's herd fit into.

Both of these women, playing as they were then (when Steffi was arguably past her prime), would clearly crush these girls now, including Venus and Serena - who are both past their best.

Lindsay was one of the most talented players to ever play the game, in my opinion, and as for Steffi - breathtaking in every sense of the word.

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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

Oh, you again. Get over it bby.
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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

What don't create a nostalgia channel to show your favorite from the past during GS.

I am sure there are those who share your discontent and disdain for the game today.
You can lure them to your Nostalgia Channel.

Be sure to wanr them all the matches are normal speed, not slow motion.
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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

Can you just live in the Blast From the Past forum from now on?

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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

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This match wasn't a classic or anything, but you still see quality of stroke play AND blistering power that you just wouldn't get now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km0TKSm9CnE

This was before the emergence of the hideous fatipova or the cringeworthy ineptova, groups which all but of a few of today's herd fit into.

Both of these women, playing as they were then (when Steffi was arguably past her prime), would clearly crush these girls now, including Venus and Serena - who are both past their best.

Lindsay was one of the most talented players to ever play the game, in my opinion, and as for Steffi - breathtaking in every sense of the word.
You're too funny. Just unbelievable. I thought you were going to post something of Steffi against ____________ , but Lindsay? ...In '99?

Let me just make sure I'm hearing you correctly. You're saying, 1999 LD beats ALL COMERS of today? ALL?

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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

Yeah, I'm finding it hard to believe LD there beats Serena of today. Or Henin. Or Clijsters. She might, but I doubt she'd CRUSH THESE GIRLS like you think. It's a nice match, and both are awesome players, but its impossible to say exactly how they'd do today.
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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

Gosh Lindsy's mobility is wretched.
All credit to her amazing groundies.
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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

speed it up 20% and it looks like the 2005 final.
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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

I read the thread title, saw the author, and realized that I could just answer a resounding 'YES' to the thread title, without bothering to read the OP, or view the video. And that's a rare thing. Usually you really can't answer a question without context, but in sports, in this one case, you can.

We always see 'this sort' of quality again.

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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

Have Lindsay or Steffi hired you to do their marketing? They are both rich, married, mothers, and retired now. They really don't need it.

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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

The quality of play from Lindsay alone, was better in the 2005 final than this


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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

The Lindsay Davenport that came back after her first child would double-bagel the Lindsay Davenport of 1999. She was in better shape and she had a greater understanding of the game.

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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

Haha. Good match but we could dig up youtube clips of great quality matches from 1980-2010 if ya really want.

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Re: Will we ever see this sort of Quality again?

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The quality of play from Lindsay alone, was better in the 2005 final than this
OMG - Totally. 2004-2005 Lindsay Davenport was so much better than version one.


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