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Geisha
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:20 AM
Did anybody see this match in 1999 Grand Slam Cup?

If so, tell me what it was like!

Geisha
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:24 AM
Hello?

Philbo
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:38 AM
I saw it. Venus came out smoking and really kicked Martina's butt in the first set - it looked like it would be an easy victory. Venus looked amazing at the net - completely athletic and dominant..

Cant remember much fo the 2nd set, but I remember that Hingis got ahead in the 3rd set and I THINK she served for it, but not sure.. Venus raised her level of play at the end and Hingis couldnt match her when Venus was playing her best..

Geisha
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:55 AM
I heard Venus hit a lot of aces and double faults.

Was it an entertaining match?

tucker1989
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:04 AM
Sounds like a great match; I'd love to hear about it from anyone who saw it!

VeNuS#1LoVa
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:22 AM
I have it on tape thanks to a special someone...

Anyways, what a match. I think it's the best example of Venus's raw power and how dominating it can be. Ace, winner, Ace winner, it went on for a whole set and a half. Vee won the 1st in like 19 minutes, and was up 4-1 in the 2nd. Great match, I'm glad she held on to win...

tennisIlove09
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:54 AM
Venus went up 6-2 4-1 (two breaks) before errors went in, and Hingis picked it up. She held a match point in the tie break, but Hingis saved it.

Hingis went up 2-6 7-6 4-1 before Venus got it back together. It's a long match...but a fun match.

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:12 AM
I personnally have that match but don,t find it that good....The match in itself isn't taht bad, but there the crowd doesn't care..I prefer the 2000 us open match wayyyyy better! Such a high level!

Venus_Serena
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:42 AM
I personnally have that match but don,t find it that good....The match in itself isn't taht bad, but there the crowd doesn't care..I prefer the 2000 us open match wayyyyy better! Such a high level!

lol, too bad, je pensais que tu allais l'aimer;)
peace!

tennisfan1972
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:28 AM
Yeah i used to have this match on video also. I thought it was one of the most entertaining matches. I agree the crowd was very dry even though the match was very tense. Venus had just lost to Martina at USopen 1999 in the semis in a thrilling 3 setter. She was amazing in the first set and enus actually served for the matchinthe second if iremember correctly. SHe lost concentratioon and martina found a way back in the match. But the rallies in this match were simply amazing. 30 stroke rallies. The last few point when Venus finally brokew ere just amazing both players playinghard but venus managing to get back seemingly impossible shots from Hingis. Hingis played an amazing match as well. This was one of te best matches in their rivallry. I actually like this match better than their 2000 USOPEN semi.

tennisfan1972
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:29 AM
The commentators described VEnus' pplay in the first set as an execution. she was simply that good. Plus she wanted revenge from that semifinal loss. So it was drama drama drama. The tour definitely needs martina. She was seemingly the only player to really motivate VEnus to play her best.

TM
Mar 1st, 2005, 09:36 AM
WOW! :hearts: someone please make this available for download via torrent :drool: :D

Kart
Mar 7th, 2005, 11:05 PM
I didn't think that much of it but I was impressed that Venus held it together to beat Martina :yeah:.

RenaSlam.
Mar 7th, 2005, 11:15 PM
She's a champion, for sure.