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vwfan
Jun 17th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Like RG, Wimbledon is looking to be relatively wide open since so many top players are not in form or injured.

Assuming those currently entered play, what matchup in the final will redeem women's finals for 2006? say, why?

Viktymise
Jun 17th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Well Vee against Sharapova, Henin or Hingis would be great for tennis maybe Vee against Mauresmo would be intriguing maybe Vee against Davenport against or my personal fave Vee against lena D :devil:

lynch79
Jun 17th, 2006, 06:54 PM
I want Venus vs Martina Hingis. :)

Shonami Slam
Jun 17th, 2006, 06:57 PM
uhmm... RG was quite good - the better players reached the latter stages - and the final featured two of the top3 best clay courters out there at the moment.
only Petrova failed to lift up the tourny - and schnyder+ schiavone were a bit unlucky.

as for this slam - I'd say Mauresmo against any of the big hitting babes.

MH0861
Jun 17th, 2006, 06:59 PM
LOL, why didn't you just put "Venus vs. Anyone" while you were at it! ;)

Anyways, Venus vs. Lindsay for me.

:inlove:
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Venus against Hingis
Venus against Mauresmo
Mauresmo against Sharapova
Sharapova against Hingis
Davenport against Mauresmo

:p

vwfan
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:04 PM
LOL, why didn't you just put "Venus vs. Anyone" while you were at it! ;)

Anyways, Venus vs. Lindsay for me.I'm biased, I'll admit it. :lol: But she is the defending champ and so the anticipation of someone taking her out would be the ideal buzz for the final.

Anyway, though I voted for Venus vs. Maria, I'd love a rematch of the final too. Unfortunately, it would only be great if both can play their best and Linds is coming off a long injury layoff, so. . ?

The Daviator
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:06 PM
LOL, why didn't you just put "Venus vs. Anyone" while you were at it! ;)

Anyways, Venus vs. Lindsay for me.

:lol:


Vee and Linds for me too :)

Brooklyn90
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:07 PM
that's easy vee vs. lindsay 05 finals!

No Name Face
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:08 PM
anyone with vee is good, but i'd be partial to a venus/mauresmo final.

Kart
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:09 PM
I'd be happy to see Venus in the final and winning but I'm voting for Mauresmo - Henin.

Played to completion of course this time.

Aaron.
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:17 PM
I want Venus vs Henin!

thelittlestelf
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Vee vs. Linds. It doesn't get any better than that :).

PLP
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:20 PM
Venus against Hingis
Venus against Mauresmo
Mauresmo against Sharapova
Sharapova against Hingis
Davenport against Mauresmo

:p
Yes, these would all be great I just want to add:
Hingis/Davenport!

RJWCapriati
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Venus/Davenport

Perfection
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Zvonareva vs. JamJam Wimbledon FINAL 2006!! :bounce:

drive-volley
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Venus vs. Mauresmo is my pick. Very intriguing, dunno who would win that one...

<Sven>
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Euh, 4 out of 6 matches have Venus in it ... I'd like some more choice :p
if I had to choose out of those: Venus - Henin
but I'd prefer a Belgian final with Kim winning 7-6,6-7,13-11 :p
(some of you probably think: no way Clijsters will beat Henin,
if it would truely be impossible then just Kim vs anyone she can and will beat, like Pierce or something :p)

Corswandt
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:57 PM
What would make the most intriguing Wimbledon final?

Oprandi vs Azarenka

St.Sebastian
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Why assume Venus will reach the final???

deep bass
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:11 PM
Vee vs Masha.

kosmikgroove
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:16 PM
For Ratings:
Sharapova vs. Dementieva - The battle of the blonde russians would be hyped to no end.

For Me:
Henin vs. Maruresmo - enough said!

junlee_vee
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Why assume Venus will reach the final???

Why not just answer the question? :wavey:

I would go with Venus/Maria...their semi-final last year was SO good (at least for the first set :devil: ), very intense and very loud!

No Name Face
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:18 PM
For Ratings:
Sharapova vs. Dementieva - The battle of the blonde russians would be hyped to no end.


I'd love that only because LenaD would get her revenge.

Carmen Mairena
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Venus and Justine would match really good IMO.

hablo
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Mauresmo vs Sharapova :p

furrykitten
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Maria v. Nicole (on that list)

Maria S v Maria K my choice.

serenafann
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:35 PM
I voted for Venus/Henin can Venus show that she is truly the current Queen of grass opposite the current Queen of clay,and can Henin Complete her Grand Slam resume by winning Wimbledon,I think it would be an intriguing,tense and exciting Final.

Viktymise
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:36 PM
I'd love that only because LenaD would get her revenge.
I think i would cry with hapiness if lena beat Sharapova in the final because everyone would think Sharapova is the fave but it would be super to see lena just outplay her in the final or Vee beating her would be fab :)

Corswandt
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:43 PM
For Ratings:
Sharapova vs. Dementieva - The battle of the blonde russians would be hyped to no end.

We already got that at IW and it was dire.

E. Blackadder
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Venus vs Maria would be most intriguing ratings-wise, but tennis-wise I would love to see a Amelie - Justine final

Hantu515
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Venus v Hingis

IceHock
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:47 PM
jeez venus mine as well be in every single one.off the list i would go with mauremo henin.you gotta put like kim vs. jhh and others on there hingis maybe too?

hingisGOAT
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:51 PM
i think ill die of tennis boredom if i see another venus v. big slow power babe @ wimby (i.e. sharapova/lindsay), it would be way more interesting to see her play hingis, henin etc.

hmm a hingis/henin final sounds quite nice, actually.

Hots4Safin
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Why assume Venus will reach the final???

well one should never assume but I dunno, maybe cause she's been there 5 out of the last 6? :wavey: :wavey:

I want Venus and JHH. I'm sick of this "Venus hasn't played the new and improved Henin" BULLSHIT.

hingisGOAT
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:08 PM
^ indeed it would be nice to see a henin/venus match, because when henin beats her on grass of all surfaces, the nonsensical 'venus has her number!' bs will stop...

Infiniti2001
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:43 PM
I knew it was a matter of time :lol: welcome back D_E :wavey:

vwfan
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:47 PM
well one should never assume but I dunno, maybe cause she's been there 5 out of the last 6? :wavey: :wavey:

I want Venus and JHH. I'm sick of this "Venus hasn't played the new and improved Henin" BULLSHIT.ditto, except one wonders whether it is even conceivable that Henin would get the final given the other grass court players standing in her way. She'd have a tough road that's for sure.

Geisha
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:24 AM
For me, it would be the Venus vs. Lindsay match. I mean, if they played a couple of times since the '05 Wimbledon Final, I wouldn't say this. But, the fact that they haven't played since that incredible match makes it really intriguing.

Venus vs. Justine would be a fun watch, too. But, frankly, it wouldn't be much of a match as Venus would teach Justine a lesson about grasscourts.

Venus vs. Maria would provide drama and quality, just like last year.

Greenout
Jun 18th, 2006, 01:20 AM
Justine -vs- Maria

anlavalle
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:39 AM
Amelie vs. Maria or
Amelie vs. Venus, good for me and and good for the ratings in America, i think so :lol: :lol: :lol:

Direwolf
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:57 AM
you know..Amelie Mauresmo has never been in Venus semis.. i dunno why...
Hopefully Vee would meet Peng 1R, Sprem 2R, Kirilenko 3R, Lindsay in Vees 4R, Clijsters in QF, Amelie in the SF, Henin in F.

loppy
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:13 AM
Hingis - Henin ;)

loppy
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:25 AM
ditto, except one wonders whether it is even conceivable that Henin would get the final given the other grass court players standing in her way. She'd have a tough road that's for sure.

Why couldn't the other grass court players standing in Venus' way instead?
Why couldn't they knock each other out before meeting up with Justine?

Justine will be seeded 3rd at Wimbledon this year. Why don't we just wait for the draw and see how things unfold.

Everybody thought Nadia would be Justine's toughest opponent at the French Open. And we all knew what happened!

VeeDaQueen
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:28 AM
last year venus vs. maria was pretty darn good. maria didn't play bad, venus was just too damn determined.

spencercarlos
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:32 AM
Like RG, Wimbledon is looking to be relatively wide open since so many top players are not in form or injured.

Assuming those currently entered play, what matchup in the final will redeem women's finals for 2006? say, why?
Even before opening i knew you had Venus in the final all over the place :lol:
Pray god she gets there, otherwise youŽll be terribly pissed about the ranking.
:wavey:

Stamp Paid
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:48 AM
oops

VeeDaQueen
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:51 AM
King. :haha: You're a classic :yeah:

Kenny
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:52 AM
Venus and Mauresmo.. :)

sky20748
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:37 AM
i dont care who venus plays just as long as she get her but on that court and show all that this is her house.come on vee.stop bulljackling and send those broads home.show them this is your house.step[COLOR=Magenta]COLOR]

October
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:43 AM
Venus vs Maria would be an interesting one!

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:49 AM
i say Maria VS Nicole (Whos the better of the 2 teen prodigys)

Armeec
Jun 18th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Federer vs Sharapova

Pheobo
Jun 18th, 2006, 10:02 AM
LenaD vs. Nancy Loefler-Caro :bounce:

louisa2k2
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:10 PM
Martina v venus
Martina v nicole
Martina v Maria
Martina v Justine

Bijoux0021
Jun 18th, 2006, 01:15 PM
Euh, 4 out of 6 matches have Venus in it ... I'd like some more choice :p
if I had to choose out of those: Venus - Henin
but I'd prefer a Belgian final with Kim winning 7-6,6-7,13-11 :p
(some of you probably think: no way Clijsters will beat Henin,
if it would truely be impossible then just Kim vs anyone she can and will beat, like Pierce or something :p)
God forbid! Please, please spare us of another all-belgians-borrrrrrring-final. PLEASE! We've had enough of those 6-2 6-1 snoozefest scores and 1.01 ratings. Kim has been such a COWARD when facing Justine in Slams that that's my #1 reason I won't miss her when she retires...The sooner the better. I like Kim, but she and Justine are the last persons I want to see play each other AGAIN in any round of a Slam, let alone a final.

And this "7-6,6-7,13-11" score you posted can only be a dream, because Kim and Justine have never shown any signs in their past Slam meetings that they are capable of playing such a great match.

Any final with Belgians and Russians are not worth watching. Venus vs. anyone else would be awsome. Hopefully, Venus will make the final at this year's Wimbledon and spare tennis fans of another boring final.

<Sven>
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:08 PM
God forbid! Please, please spare us of another all-belgians-borrrrrrring-final. PLEASE! We've had enough of those 6-2 6-1 snoozefest scores and 1.01 ratings. Kim has been such a COWARD when facing Justine in Slams that that's my #1 reason I won't miss her when she retires...The sooner the better. I like Kim, but she and Justine are the last persons I want to see play each other AGAIN in any round of a Slam, let alone a final.

And this "7-6,6-7,13-11" score you posted can only be a dream, because Kim and Justine have never shown any signs in their past Slam meetings that they are capable of playing such a great match.

Any final with Belgians and Russians are not worth watching. Venus vs. anyone else would be awsome. Hopefully, Venus will make the final at this year's Wimbledon and spare tennis fans of another boring final.

Yeah, I know that most of their GS matches were one-sided (except 2001 RG SF and 2004 AO F), but I think it can be different on grass
If the surface would be gravel I'd agree with you, but whitout the gravel-advantage for Henin, I think it could be much closer.
Anyway we'll probably see in the Eastbourne semis if they capable of playing a good grasscourt match against each other
and yes 7-6,6-7,13-11 is dreaming a bit too much, but since when is that forbiden? :)

RenaSlam.
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Venus vs. Justine :devil:

DragonFlame
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:31 PM
venus-justine all the way!

vwfan
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:25 PM
you know..Amelie Mauresmo has never been in Venus semis.. i dunno why...
Hopefully Vee would meet Peng 1R, Sprem 2R, Kirilenko 3R, Lindsay in Vees 4R, Clijsters in QF, Amelie in the SF, Henin in F.hmmm. . .why?

Sam L
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Hingis vs. Sharapova

M-K
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Maria vs. Nicole for sure!!!!
It would be interesting to see such young players to play the final.. :)

Hots4Safin
Jun 19th, 2006, 11:42 PM
Why couldn't the other grass court players standing in Venus' way instead?
Why couldn't they knock each other out before meeting up with Justine?

Justine will be seeded 3rd at Wimbledon this year. Why don't we just wait for the draw and see how things unfold.

Everybody thought Nadia would be Justine's toughest opponent at the French Open. And we all knew what happened!

Everyone also said JHH was gonna win Wimbledon last year and look what happened to her. :tape: :tape:

Lenafan
Jun 19th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Lena and ANYONE, preferably Kirlienko.



Maria/Vaidisova - I respect Maria a lot, but I would like to see Vaidisova arrive cause I think long term she will be the far bigger star out of those 2 and like Maria in 2004, she has a remarble self confidence in herself at such a young age - a trait I wish Lena had.
Martina/Maria - I think there is some bad blood between those 2 and that only adds to the intrigue. Contrast in styles too.
Venus/Hingis - Very competitieve and exciting matches between these 2. Sometimes not the most well played but always exciting and intense.
Venus/Maria - 2 Fighters and with Lindsay out, these 2 to me are the best grasscourt players although they might be rusty. I think they will bring out the best in each other.
Maria/Petrova - I find Petrova as boring as the Belgians and Mauresmo, but I get a kick out of how she turns into a nut job against Sharapova.
Patty/Conchita - No explanation needed. We can all dream can't we?


I just couldn't deal with an all Belgian final again. People talk about the Williams sisters not putting on great matches when they face each other. When the Belgians have faced each other in most Grand Slam matches except first one, they have produced some hideiously boring matches and hoping we can be spared that this year. Otherwise I will definitely be sleeping in this year on that Saturday.

With Lindsay out, this Wimbledon could produce some shocking results. I can't wait till the draw is announced. I think it carries a lot of wait considering there are question marks and Hingis, Venus, and Vaidisova aren't exactly the players that the top seeds would like to see in the 4th round.

Lenafan
Jun 20th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Double post - Please delete

timray
Jun 20th, 2006, 12:55 AM
1. Mauresmo vs Ivanovic
2. Hingis vs Mirza
3. Sharapova vs Vaidisova

vwfan
Jun 20th, 2006, 01:57 AM
Why couldn't the other grass court players standing in Venus' way instead?
Why couldn't they knock each other out before meeting up with Justine?

Justine will be seeded 3rd at Wimbledon this year. Why don't we just wait for the draw and see how things unfold.

Everybody thought Nadia would be Justine's toughest opponent at the French Open. And we all knew what happened!what is it about justine fans and bears. did i miss the memo?

anywho. . .not one of the grass court players has ever beaten venus on grass. and venus has only lost to two players this century at wimbledon: serena and sprem. the first isn't playing and the second was never finished. justine, on the other hand, has exited wimbledon twice in five years in the first round. get it now?

as to why we don't just wait for the draw and see how things unfold, you can. the thread is about what would make the most intriguing final, so the draw is pretty irrevelant to that question.

LegionArgentina
Jun 20th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Venus vs. Justine would be a fun watch and very a interesting match

faboozadoo15
Jun 20th, 2006, 02:08 AM
i'd like to see sharapova in the final agtainst venus or justine.
but i hope justine and venus play at some point in the tournament too. and i want a big mauresmo match-- against anyone.

switz
Jun 20th, 2006, 02:28 AM
Mauresmo versus Clijsters

Will Amelie choke versus Will Kim give a shit

sfselesfan
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:30 AM
Venus vs. Mauresmo

or

Venus vs. Hingis

Davenport would also have been interesting vs. Hingis or Mauresmo...but no...sadly...

SF

Junex
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:44 AM
BUMP this thread come July 01!

Hardiansf
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:46 AM
Venus vs Justine. Replay of 2001 Final. Just like 2005 Final - 2000 Final.
Oh, and same result.