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squash
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:50 AM
I have to say that the last 2 tournament have been very boring. Without some of the big players these tennis tournament are just boring.

Justine HH is just not an exciting player to watch. Kim is ok, but she is no Serena.

I hope the next few tournament are exciting, when they move on to Europe on red clay.

I meant the matches have been so dull!

Jakeev
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:53 AM
I have to say that the last 2 tournament have been very boring. Without some of the big players these tennis tournament are just boring.

Justine HH is just not an exciting player to watch. Kim is ok, but she is no Serena.

I hope the next few tournament are exciting, when they move on to Europe on red clay.

I meant the matches have been so dull!

Start watching men's curling then..........

jonny84
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:37 PM
I wouldn't say they have been boring - you are never ever going to get the top players playing every tournament.

Mercury Rising
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:47 PM
I have to say that the last 2 tournament have been very boring. Without some of the big players these tennis tournament are just boring.

Justine HH is just not an exciting player to watch. Kim is ok, but she is no Serena.

I hope the next few tournament are exciting, when they move on to Europe on red clay.

I meant the matches have been so dull!
Kim didn't even play one of the last 2 tournaments and all this is just your opinion :rolleyes:

jj74
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:49 PM
Justine boring? You must be kidding

thelittlestelf
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:51 PM
I liked Amelia Island, but this tournament has been :zzz: :zzz:

(And yes it's because Venus + Lindsay lost.)

jimbo mack
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:54 PM
i dont think its been boring at all

but then again i'm a huge fan of lindsay ;)

Kart
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:56 PM
It seems that the return of the Belgians doesn't only equate to a victory parade.

Expect the resumption of a war :( ... although with Sharapova and others' emergence there are more factions this time.

Petersmiler
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:59 PM
I love watching Justine play!

Still can't wait for the next showdown with Serena!

azmad_88
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:07 PM
squash..maybe u should be watching squash ...if u htink that

lindsayno1
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:13 PM
so the venus vs lindsay match was boring?!!?!!!

!<blocparty>!
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:25 PM
I agree, very boring :yawn:

Martian KC
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:06 PM
I'd expect this coming once the Belgians started winning again.:o

Farina Elia Fan
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:45 PM
I thought Amelia Island was great



but that isnt a a shock lol

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 17th, 2005, 03:03 PM
Charleston has been great. There have a been a couple of twists and turns . The veterans vs. the youngins. Lisa Raymond, Venus, and petrova lose to Golovin. Justine beats Jankovic, Peng, and Golovin. Vaidisova beats Myskina and Asagoe. Kostanic beats Silvia Farina. Barbora Strycova beat Conchi. Lindsay can't play on clay for two straight weeks competitively. Justine might do the same thing Clijsters did. Get to the quarters in her first tourni and then win the next. Vaidisova, Jankovic, and Golovin find the Myskina way to win on clay. Hit hard. Move well. Get everything in. None of those players really have even a year of clay court experience. Vaidisova finally learned how to circle questionable shots in her third match of the tourni. I thought it was a good tourni overall. There's finally a good final after 3 years with two top 10 players. Henin-Hardenne is playing like a top 10 player even thought she isn't ranked there.

Shonami Slam
Apr 17th, 2005, 03:07 PM
the two matches yesterday were GREAT!
as well as some of the QFs!
amelia island was pure bliss as well!
i love clay, you guys should have fun now and wait for grass - then i'll snooze away.
evryone and his personal faves, i say.

Calimero377
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:02 PM
I have to say that the last 2 tournament have been very boring. Without some of the big players these tennis tournament are just boring.

Justine HH is just not an exciting player to watch. Kim is ok, but she is no Serena. ....


I don't know a U.S. player who is more interesting to watch than Enna.

Pengwin
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Watch European Taekwando like we've been forced to...

crazillo
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:07 PM
I actually liked them.

I was a bit mad because AI used to be covered better than it was this year. There were many upsets and interesting, long matches early on, but somehow when they started boradcasting, it became a bit uninteresting (compared to matches before). The final was great though.... A "retro-match" somehow. :)

Charleston produced a great run by youngsters Golovin and Vaidiosva as well as a sad story with Lindsay Davenport, which on the other hand saw Justine having her first outstanding tournament (for her standards). The SF yesterday between Schnyder and Dementieva was a nice match, too.

Overall two good weeks, although they weren't outstanding. :)

goldenlox
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:28 PM
When this draw came out, and Lindsay, Justine, and Venus were in the top half,
I thought Lena or Anastasia had a great chance to be in the final.
I'm liking this tournament a lot.

Pengwin
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:36 PM
I don't know a U.S. player who is more interesting to watch than Enna.

For you: Graf?

TF Chipmunk
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:36 PM
I guess it has been a bit boring in the sense that it's Green Clay, but definitely not boring because of the players and matches.

Calimero377
Apr 17th, 2005, 05:07 PM
For you: Graf?


Graf was/is not American ...

UDiTY
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:01 PM
This match has been really good!

And so was JHH/Tati!

I thought Amelia Island was boring, cuz nothing exciting really happened.

:p

rottweily
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:20 PM
Justine HH is just not an exciting player to watch. Kim is ok, but she is no Serena.


Bullshit! Justine is always an exciting player to watch, even when she plays bad, she always mixes it with brilliance.

SJW
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:39 PM
thats an opinion right? just like his :o

tennisIlove09
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:40 PM
i agree that green clay is kinda boring. :| I like red clay much better. Yay for red clay tennis

selyoink
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Amelia Island was not very exciting in my opinion but I really enjoyed Charleston. Three of the 4 matches on ESPN were very good in my opinion. And of my 4 favorite players all made the semis except Myskina. Great tournament in my opinion.

Lemonskin.
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:17 PM
I agree.

I'd extend that to say I've been dissatisfied since Indian Wells.

LindsayRulez
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:18 PM
a tournament is only boring if your favorite players don't do well, that's why it's an OPINION. To me, Amelia Island was awesome and Charleston has been just ok (gee go figure!) but that's just me

auntie janie
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:24 PM
I find that tournaments seem boring to me when my favorite players aren't entered, or when they lose early. The whole darned Tour seemed boring to me when Monica was out for years following her stabbing! I think that's all that's going on here -- it's not really about the caliber of the tennis at all. When everyone's faves finally all play at once, and all reach at least the QFs, then no one will be left to call that event "boring". :D Until then, many fans will continue to feel bored during the weeks their faves are home rehabbing injuries or painting their nails.

auntie janie
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:25 PM
a tournament is only boring if your favorite players don't do well, that's why it's an OPINION. To me, Amelia Island was awesome and Charleston has been just ok (gee go figure!) but that's just me

heh -- you said in a few words what took me a paragraph to say. :worship:

vettipooh
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:27 PM
Graf was/is not American ...She lives in America, Is married to an American and have American born children!! You can't get more American than that!!:lol: She probably has an American passport!!:lol: Deal with it !!! She's as American as Apple pie!!!!:haha:

Calimero377
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:45 PM
pooh]She lives in America, Is married to an American and have American born children!! You can't get more American than that!!:lol: She probably has an American passport!!:lol: Deal with it !!! She's as American as Apple pie!!!!:haha:[/QUOTE]



So you think Graf is more exciting to watch than Enna?
Well, you may have a point here ...

BTW, Graf has no American passport. Why should she?

And of course Jaden Gil will play Davis Cup and Jaz Elle FedCup for Germany.
That's a no-brainer ...

:)

starr
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:46 PM
She speaks to her children in German. :)

SJW
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:49 PM
her children are american. steffi isnt yet. :)

Tati & Dani
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:51 PM
I have to say that the last 2 tournament have been very boring. Without some of the big players these tennis tournament are just boring.

Justine HH is just not an exciting player to watch. Kim is ok, but she is no Serena.

I hope the next few tournament are exciting, when they move on to Europe on red clay.

I meant the matches have been so dull!

did you ever saw henin playing ? that she didn't play great this week is normal, she's just back after a long injury. Waith till Paris and we will talk again about her form.

Irish
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:08 PM
Start watching men's curling then..........

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Cris Senior
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Squash must be hitting the Valium bottle a lot when watching Justine play to call her boring! She has the most excinting exploding backhand of any player.In addition her slices and volleys are lethal to her opponents,.
Instead,I'd call boring a playing like Serena who is just a ball banger,and one losing power fast right now,who looks pathetic executing a slice,a drop shot or a decent volley.
Cris

Mr_Molik
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:57 PM
the only good thing was sam/bryanne winning AI doubles

Rocketta
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:39 AM
I liked Amelia Island, but this tournament has been :zzz: :zzz:

(And yes it's because Venus + Lindsay lost.)

How about if you spent hundreds of dollars to watch two players you can't stand in a final? :tears: :tears: :tears:

Why oh Why couldn't have Patty won the Semi? :sad:

Ok, I'm over it. I still had a good time. :D

Sevenseas
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:59 AM
Start watching men's curling then..........


:lol:

syd
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:38 AM
Squash must be hitting the Valium bottle a lot when watching Justine play to call her boring! She has the most excinting exploding backhand of any player.In addition her slices and volleys are lethal to her opponents,.
Instead,I'd call boring a playing like Serena who is just a ball banger,and one losing power fast right now,who looks pathetic executing a slice,a drop shot or a decent volley. agree

Elldee
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:47 PM
Amelia Island was pretty good, but Charleston was lame with bad quality matches. I didn't see the final though so maybe I'm wrong.