Matchups that generate spectacular points
Obviously, I'm a Williams fan.
The down side of Venus vs Serena is that neither of them can be emotionally whole hearted, and it affects their games.
The upside is every match there are points that literally no other two players in history could have produced, the tennis is so fast, so acrobatic, so ...beyond.
So I'm a fan of the spectacular point. Which means, naturally, I saw some stuff I liked in the San Diego final. A particular fave was Justine's answer to Kim playing ten feet behind the baseline. Justine repeatedly pulled Kim out wide, and drop-shotted her. Half the time, Kim reached the ball, and that's when the spectacle started. Drop shot might beget dropshot. Or lob. Or an attempt at a slick angled pass. Forcing Justine to find an improvisation. Good stuff.
So Kim vs Justine goes on my watch list, just for the fun of it.
Serena vs Justine has all the drama that Venus vs Justine lacks.
So gee, if the four best players on the tour play on another, there are some good points. Very insightful.
So what matchups OUGHT to produce good tennis?
What matchup, if you saw if was going to be televised, would make you sit down and watch because of the STYLE that was going to be played? For example, Tim Henman vs Mark Phillipoussis. (Serve-and-volley vs Chip-and-charge). You may not care for the players, but the tennis cold be both top shelf and of a type rarely seen.
I keep hoping to see Daja Bedanova vs Elena Dementieva but good luck THAT matchup ever being televised in the States.
Mauresmo vs Schnyder on clay.
Martina Navratilova vs Conchi (Seriously)
Amanda Coetzer vs Alexandra Stevenson - Maybe, just maybe, after Amanda handed Alex her head, she'd get in shape. What a waste of genetics. If she's going to be 40 pounds over weight, she could just be me, instead Dr. J's daughter.
Just to name a few. What would YOU like to see? Because of the way the tennis is played, NOT cause she's your fave.
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Last edited by Volcana; Aug 4th, 2003 at 11:30 PM.