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VeeNMaria4Eva
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:31 AM
I can't think of an upset when a top player wins the first set 7-6 and then loses the next 2 sets. :confused:

AjdeNate!
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:33 AM
2002 Australian Open Quarterfinals.

GoDominique
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:33 AM
Usually, yes. Same for 7-5 or even 6-4.

Is Venus a "top player"? We will find out soon.

GoDominique
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:34 AM
2002 Australian Open Quarterfinals.
I knew it.

VeeNMaria4Eva
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:42 AM
Are you referring to Seles beating Venus?

I'm talking about a real upset...

AjdeNate!
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:44 AM
Are you referring to Seles beating Venus?

I'm talking about a real upset...
Oh. Well, to the WTAWorld consensus it was an upset. And to the other part, Venus was injured. Either way, rankings wise and H2H wise it was an upset.

VeeNMaria4Eva
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:02 AM
When 2 top players are playing against each other, it did happen a couple of times... Like Graf against Seles at the French Open the last time they played against each other.

But, in a match like Bovina against Davenport (Bovina isn't really a "top players"), it's the kind of match you KNOW it's over after the first set tie-break. Mentally it's hard to lose a tie-break to a top player.

hingis-seles
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:28 AM
How about Myskina beating Hingis 6-7, 6-4, 6-0 in New Haven in 2002. Myskina wasn't a "top" player and Hingis was a "top player" at the time.

AjdeNate!
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:32 AM
How about Myskina beating Hingis 6-7, 6-4, 6-0 in New Haven in 2002. Myskina wasn't a "top" player and Hingis was a "top player" at the time.
I miss Hingie.... :sad:

bw2082
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:33 AM
How about Myskina beating Hingis 6-7, 6-4, 6-0 in New Haven in 2002. Myskina wasn't a "top" player and Hingis was a "top player" at the time.

that was almost the end for martina when she was a shell of her old self :sad:

cool bird
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:33 AM
I think it all depends on what type of player you are. The problem for most lower ranked players is that they throw everything they have in the first set and if they do lose it they are so tired mently and feel so down they cant keep up that level. It normaly happens if the lower ranked player wins the first set tie break as well.

hingis-seles
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:44 AM
I miss Hingie.... :sad:
I miss her too. So much. :sad:

That's a BIG reason why I really want Monica to go out with a BANG, in all her glory. My other equal-favourite didn't get to say a proper farewell. :sad:

hingis-seles
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:46 AM
that was almost the end for martina when she was a shell of her old self :sad:
That's true. She didn't play at the same level after Tokyo. :sad:

AjdeNate!
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:46 AM
I miss her too. So much. :sad:

That's a BIG reason why I really want Monica to go out with a BANG, in all her glory. My other equal-favourite didn't get to say a proper farewell. :sad:
I know what you mean and it stinks... Either that, or the new guns that we both love need to step it up and pronto!!

VeeNMaria4Eva
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:47 AM
How about Myskina beating Hingis 6-7, 6-4, 6-0 in New Haven in 2002. Myskina wasn't a "top" player and Hingis was a "top player" at the time.

Interesting. ;) But Now Myskina is one. :p

hingis-seles
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:32 AM
I know what you mean and it stinks... Either that, or the new guns that we both love need to step it up and pronto!!
I hear ya! I'm counting on some of the new kids we adore, to pull me through once Her Royal Highness (Hey, if there can be a boss and a queen, why not HRH?) decides to call it a day.

Maggie&MomoFan
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:33 AM
Amelie did to serena at wimbly :sad:

hingis-seles
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:34 AM
Interesting. ;) But Now Myskina is one. :p
:p

Doraemon
Sep 5th, 2004, 06:02 AM
Amelie did to serena at wimbly :sad:

Hah? :confused: :confused: