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CJ07
Jun 1st, 2004, 02:56 PM
but I think this is good for women's tennis. Venus and Serena are my darlings, but it's probably good that the same two people aren't winning time and time again. The draw is really wide open now and anyone can win it. It'll finally show that women's tennis actually is deep and unpredictable.

And since my girls are no longer in the draw, I'm predicting an all-Russian Final :eek:

venus_envy
Jun 1st, 2004, 02:59 PM
I'm actually not as disappointed as I thought I would be either. I love that I see more good players rising up. This has to be the first time that my favorite Venus has lost and I am still excited about the rest of the tournament.

I'm really hoping the Jennifer will fight hard and win the whole thing.

justine&coria
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:05 PM
Sorry, but it's only unpredictable when the top players are injured or playing like sh*t !
I'm so angry and sad : Justine is out because she wasn't 100%, Venus is out because she made 43 UE (4 times Myskina's) , Serena's out because she played like cr*p. (and sharapova's out because she made 40 UF : every two points she was making a UE !!)

CJ07
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:06 PM
definately, also I'm trying to be more of a Tennis fan than a Venus fan.
If she wasn't playing as well as she needs to, then she should have lost

Geri
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:06 PM
but I think this is good for women's tennis. Venus and Serena are my darlings, but it's probably good that the same two people aren't winning time and time again.

Well if you are taking strictly Grand Slams surely it is Serena and Justine who recently have won time and time again not Serena and Venus :confused: If Venus had won RG it would have also been good for women's tennis because it would mean she was right back at the top again. Wimbledon's better for her but I wonder though if Serena and Venus get to the final of Wimbledon you will be saying it is a bad thing because it shows lack of depth? ;)

wongqks
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:07 PM
don't worry sportswriters will now whine that there are no marquee player left in the draw. When the top players are dominating, they complain there are no depth. When there are many upsets they will complain the latter round is boring. Women tennis will never win LOL

venus_envy
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:12 PM
definately, also I'm trying to be more of a Tennis fan than a Venus fan.
If she wasn't playing as well as she needs to, then she should have lost

I think that I am becoming more of a tennis fan than a Venus fan. During the time while they were both out, I had time to focus on other players and I find that I respect their games a lot too. I'm still a fan of Venus, but now the loses don't bother me as much because I have other favorites too.

And I love the fact that these matches are getting unpredictable. Because women's tennis was starting to get very boring when you could look at the draw and predict who would win before a ball was even struck. I think its better for the game now that there is more depth.

CJ07
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:16 PM
Well if you are taking strictly Grand Slams surely it is Serena and Justine who recently have won time and time again not Serena and Venus :confused: If Venus had won RG it would have also been good for women's tennis because it would mean she was right back at the top again. Wimbledon's better for her but I wonder though if Serena and Venus get to the final of Wimbledon you will be saying it is a bad thing because it shows lack of depth? ;)
I know but I meant that there hasn't been another finalist other than Venus, Serena, Kim, and Justine since...gosh it's been so long. 2002 Australian? That's over 2 years :tape: :o

Greenout
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:19 PM
I enjoyed the match. The Capster and Myskina won with good positive
tennis. They gave it that extra "punch" that we were all afraid couldn't
and wouldn't show up. It was really fun watching the matches, just
like the Ed vs Amelie match. Ed's really playing well, going to net etc..
The French crowd had been giving cheers to ED, so it's not the all-Amelie
anti-opponent vibe that some would assume. Rain rain go away!!!!!!!

harloo
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:21 PM
It would be more exciting if someone wins this slam who has not won before. :)

tennisIlove09
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:22 PM
I agree. It does make it exciting.

mentos
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:25 PM
i'm not excited...but now i can root for some other player without all the palpitations.

harloo
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:26 PM
I wouldn't call what Myskina did great tennis. I would call it good strategy. The conditions were heavy and she kept the rallies going and on clay it a good strategy against the sisters.

I have not seen the Capriati/Serena match but I'm pretty sure that's all Cappy did is wait for Serena to self destruct. I hope Serena gets herself together and get out of Hollywood mode. She is starting to lose the close one's now. :)

CJ07
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:28 PM
I wouldn't call what Myskina did great tennis. I would call it good strategy. The conditions were heavy and she kept the rallies going and on clay it a good strategy against the sisters.

I have not seen the Capriati/Serena match but I'm pretty sure that's all Cappy did is wait for Serena to self destruct. I hope Serena gets herself together and get out of Hollywood mode. She is starting to lose the close one's now. :)
yeah, that match with Myskina, all she did was keep the ball, deep, in play and occasionally mix the depth, place and location. It was odd because I thought she'd try to break down Venus's forehand, which she kind of did, but mainly she just waited for Venus to fall apart

Gandalf
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:32 PM
Well, the good thing is that Jen and Myskina had the mental fortitude not to crumble under the situation, which would probably have happened last year. THAT is good for tennis.

What I'm wondering now is, if Mauresmo wins (even beating Jen in the final), will people give her credit or will they say that she didn't really beat any 'top' players?

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:32 PM
but I think this is good for women's tennis. Venus and Serena are my darlings, but it's probably good that the same two people aren't winning time and time again. The draw is really wide open now and anyone can win it. It'll finally show that women's tennis actually is deep and unpredictable.

And since my girls are no longer in the draw, I'm predicting an all-Russian Final :eek:
i agree with this and not just with the williams but with the Belgians to..its good for tennis in the long tun. Also..give Maria another year on your and she will be top 10 and REALLY a contender for a grand slam :D

mentos
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:34 PM
I have not seen the Capriati/Serena match but I'm pretty sure that's all Cappy did is wait for Serena to self destruct. I hope Serena gets herself together and get out of Hollywood mode. She is starting to lose the close one's now. :)basically.
now it's time for serena to rededicate herself or continue to face the same result. she's destined for greater greatness but may sabotage her place in history by focusing on h'wood. perhaps i'm just looking at things from a selfish diehard perspective--but that's me:wavey:--but babygirl is just a tad too destracted. i'll always root her on = REGARDLESS.

joz
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:40 PM
(and sharapova's out because she made 40 UF : every two points she was making a UE !!)
Well... I saw a good portion of this match, and right from the beginning it was clear to me that Paolo was hitting deep to the middle to cut off the angle return... Maria was missing badly as most people do when they go for winning angles off a deep shot to the middle... Maybe lack of experience in such a situation did her in... She didn't realize in-time that she needed to go to plan B...Or maybe, as many of us who like to hit the ball hard do, we just think we can win by overpowering players that we think hit it weak... I know I underestimate those players... I'm sure Maria will learn from this and her game will continue to grow...

tennnisfannn
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:41 PM
I have always wanted Myskina to make that step up and join the slam contenders but I wasn't prepared for her to make that step against my favourite.