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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2003, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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The best matches you DIDN'T see

I'm not talking about matches from distant past, for example those of Mo Conolly or Helen Wills, but about those matches you had a chance to see but somehow didn't.

RG final '98
Arantxa, my number 1 fave back then beat Lindsay, my number 2 fave in the semis. I was very pissed off, and that made me realize how much I actually liked Lindsay. So I had little desire to watch the final, as I thought Monica would win easily, and instead I went out. When I came back late that night my mother asked me "Who do you think won the final?" I was like: "Well Monica, duh." And she said: "Well no, Arantxa did." She also told me about the award ceremony and Arantxa apologizing to the crowd etc. I still regret not seeing that match.

I'll absolutely never forgive myself for not seeing the RG final '99. I don't even know why I didn't watch that match, I thought Martina was going to win, and I couldn't bring myself to watch her beating Steffi. 5 minutes after the match was over my friend calls and he was so excited, he was yelling: "Hey, did you see that, wow it was amazing, Steffi was so good blablabla..." I couldn't believe it. The whole day people were calling me speaking about that match, and I was like "Could you just leave me alone and let me shoot myself, please?" Of course, later I got the tape of that match, but it wasn't the same.

And I'm also sorry I didn't watch the final of Wimbledon last year, but that's another story, as the tournament wasn't broadcasted on any chanel of my cable TV.

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For me its the 1992 French Open final!

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For me: Monica def. Hingis 98 French Open semis cause at the time Monica could hardly get games off her and then she spanked her.

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A match from 1999...the 99 Gaz de France...Amelie VS Serena...this match looked amazing.I didn't see the match but I did see highlights of it on the French news;which is shown here on TV5.The score was 2/6,6/1,6/2...for Serena, but I don't think the score was representative of the actual play.The highlights and clips of the atmosphere at the match and after it was over seemed to suggest that this match was brillant.
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For me ir was the 2001 US OPEN QF Lindsay vs. Serena. It's not that I forgot to watch it, but instead for SOME REASON, the tv broadcaster decided to show some men 4th uninteresting round match. And i was like: OK, now this set ends and they'll show the other match. NO! I had to follow it live scoring, knowing that Lindsay had saved 2 mp in the second set and Serena and her were playing some spectacular tennis. But then, they never even showed a summary of the match, and did not try to get it on tape because it was too painful to watch
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I regret taping over that 98' French Open final Arantxa was my favorite at the time..but I do that all the time..I don't think I'll want to watch something again and I tape over it

*immediatly runs to break all the tabs off my current taped matchs so I can't tape over them*

Maybe also the 01' French Open final..I went out that day cause I didn't really care who won Little did I know I would soon turn into a Kim fan
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Hawk, I do that all the time -taped over the 2001 USOPEN semis.. how am I suppose to know I wasn't going to see another Serena vs Martina match or that I'll be waiting 2 years for another Vee vs Jennifer match.


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M.Seles def V.Williams AO 2002 wasn't broadcast here.

M.Seles def S.Williams LA wasn't shown anywhere.

S.Williams def M.Seles Canadian Open 2001. never broadcast.

S.Graf beat M.Hingis RG 1999. It wasn't shown LIVE.

probably a lot more...

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Hingis def S Williams 01 Aus Open (or so Glenn tells me)
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Maybe also the 01' French Open final..I went out that day cause I didn't really care who won Little did I know I would soon turn into a Kim fan
haha Hawk! i was watching that and losing my voice....you wanna know why? cos im a REAL Kim fan
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Wimby 99 quarters, Graf def Venus. I may have saw this match, but I don't remember anything from it.
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Hingis def S Williams 01 Aus Open (or so Glenn tells me)
I remember that match. Martina was down 4-1 and I prayed and prayed like never before. It was a brilliant match and neither woman deserved to lose.............ok, Serena did.

When Martina won I was jumping and screaming!!! .....and 20 minutes late for class.

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Martina vs Venus, US Open semis...Martina lost...

When Martina was leading 5-3 in the decider with that famous Venus' shot down the line on that famous smash...

...and I haven't seen it yet...
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Well, for me it is the Lindsay vs. Justine match in the AO.

I went sleeping early (the match was in the middle of then night in Belgium), because I had to go to my niece's homewarming party the other day. So I put up my alarm clock at the hour they played. And when the alarm went of, I subconsiously put it out and kept sleeping. When I woke up at 6 o' clock, I was furious!!! I put up the radio in my bedroom and heard that it was such a wonderfull tight match. They would rebroadcast it on midday, but I was at that homewarming party. I programmed the video recorder but it didn't tape it

The other was the Wimbledon final of 2001: Justine vs. Venus. I was in France. I followed it by the international Belgium radio and only heard Venus' groaning. That was really funny: now Vee hits a ball, then Justine ... Without knowing what happens. it was funny and maybe the real moment I began to like both.

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I didn't see
*the whole RG'97 exept the men's final. (Eurosport was taken away from us.)
*whole Wimby'99/2000 exept 80 mins daily highlights, and the singles finals live. (Live coverage was on expensive Premiere digital.)
*whole US 2000. I could only listen to this, I had Sky Sports that time, but coded.

These were huge shockes!
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