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vwfan
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Since 2000, we have had 22 Grand Slam finals. Of those, we have had:

6 All Williams Finals

3 All Belgium Finals

2 All Russian Finals

Which have produced the biggest snooze tennis? State which category and why?

Viktymise
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:10 PM
All belgian finals maybe im biased because i dnt care about them but at least the Russians made the finals a bit different with different ppl, Clijsters and Henin just made the final boring with two top players who were more have made them more exciting and they didnt

thelittlestelf
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:13 PM
The Russian finals really blew.

Geisha
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:21 PM
Clijsters and Henin-Hardenne provided the biggest snoozes. They have the games to bring great tennis, especially against each other, but they have no personalities. They are uber-boring to watch. I mean, if Venus and Serena played a terrible match, their outfits, personalities, and powers would make you want to watch. This is not the case with the Boring Belgians.

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:38 PM
Dayum it a toss up between the Belgiums and Russians.....I voted Belgium final..because Clijsters just give up when she plays Justine..at least the Russians somewhat put up a fight towards each other..I think I watch maybe 15 or 20 minutes of a all Belgium or Russian final...or i just dont watch it at all....boring as hell...im sorry

borisy
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:53 PM
How many more of these "aren't Williams sisters great?" threads will you create?

mirzalover
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:13 AM
[QUOTE]How many more of these "aren't Williams sisters great?" threads will you create

bitch shut up if you didnt want to here about the williams then leave this thread its not as hard to do that as it is to make smart as comments

IceHock
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:14 AM
williams matches because alls they are are error fests.not being mean but anytime they play eachother they never play good.

hingisGOAT
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:24 AM
you know, when i saw the williams sisters finals, i thought there was no conceivable way for worse tennis to be played in a slam final

then elena dementieva came along

Sir Stefwhit
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:27 AM
I love me some Kim, as everyone knows, but her finals with Juju have been beyond lame. They get the snooze award, "for sure". Even with that said, I'd probably prefer an all Belgium final over an all Russian final simply because of my love for Kim.

Robbie.
Jun 18th, 2006, 01:24 AM
They were all horrendous and I refuse to vote one lot worse than the others. The only GS finals worth watching from the last 5 years were:

1) Williams def Davenport (Wimbledon 2005)
2) Capriati def Hingis (Australian Open 2002)

And I say this without the slightest bias because both of these were devastating results for me at the time, and still hurt somewhat today.

WorldWar24
Jun 18th, 2006, 01:54 AM
They were all horrendous and I refuse to vote one lot worse than the others. The only GS finals worth watching from the last 5 years were:

1) Williams def Davenport (Wimbledon 2005)
2) Capriati def Hingis (Australian Open 2002)

And I say this without the slightest bias because both of these were devastating results for me at the time, and still hurt somewhat today.

that pretty much sums it up

robert6061
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:03 AM
I found both the all Belgian and all Russian finals gripping...even the fairly one sided ones. The Williams sisters finals were the most boring finals I have EVER seen. Their encounter in the final of Roland Garros was the worst of all. I'm a huge fan of both of the Belgians and all of the Russians.

UDACHi
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:21 AM
you know, when i saw the williams sisters finals, i thought there was no conceivable way for worse tennis to be played in a slam final

then elena dementieva came along

I'm a huge fan but :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:.

:tape:

Sam L
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:24 AM
you know, when i saw the williams sisters finals, i thought there was no conceivable way for worse tennis to be played in a slam final

then elena dementieva came along

:haha:

Derek.
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:26 AM
you know, when i saw the williams sisters finals, i thought there was no conceivable way for worse tennis to be played in a slam final

then elena dementieva came along

:lol: :tape:

Ferosh
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:31 AM
All of the above!

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:26 AM
How can an all Russian final be more boring than an all Williams Final? :eek:

To me, the all Williams final is the MAIN REASON that made me disinterested with tennis for 2-3 WHOLE YEARS. When a Williams win, it's still a Williams who will get the title no matter what happens.

An all Belgium final is also boring too since a Belgian will get it, but then both Kim and Justine are not "related", so therefore it's much better. The same goes for an all Russian final.

So sorry Williams fans, but I rather stare at an empty screen than to watch an all Williams final. :tape:

dreamgoddess099
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:44 AM
Well none of the finals were great, but at least being sisters gave Venus and Serena a reason for not playing well against eachother. The Belgians and Russians had no reasons for their finals to suck. Also, the sister's finals were phenomenal milestones in all sports period, not just regular tennis matches like the others.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:03 AM
the all belgian finals cause Clijsters choked and played like shite

GracefulVenus
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:21 AM
Demetieva vs. Kuznetsova US Open 04'

Veeko
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:24 AM
All Belgium Finals

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:30 AM
Russians were so boring :yawn:

At least the Belgians had that tight and edgy Oz Open final.

MistyGrey
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:38 AM
The Williams finals. Mindless bashing of the ball, till an error is made, the other finals had contrasting styles and personalities, not the same game plan, same strokes and same grunt.. plus they actually did not hate mixing things up.

tennisjunky
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:49 AM
all belgian is worse. serena and venus played some stinkers with tons of errors but a few matches were competitive and close. the russians were horrible too, but they were also competitive (not french, but us open was). but justine owned kim and they only had one ok match and even that one wasnt great. venus and serena sisters so its difficult, but the others have no excuses for their bad play.

TomTennis
Jun 18th, 2006, 09:23 AM
Russains and Belgians finals are just soooooo boring. The French and US Open finals in 2004 just go to show how boring womens tennis can get.

I love the all-Williams finals :worship:

Grohl
Jun 18th, 2006, 09:43 AM
you know, when i saw the williams sisters finals, i thought there was no conceivable way for worse tennis to be played in a slam final

then elena dementieva came along
:haha:

JackFrost
Jun 18th, 2006, 10:10 AM
The Williams-Finals. Not because I donīt like Serena and Venus. I like watching especially Serena. But itīs boring, because it doesnīt really matter who wins.
The Cup stays always in the family. :)

ceiling_fan
Jun 18th, 2006, 10:48 AM
I think my liking of players has influenced my choice, but i say Belgian finals

vwfan
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:35 PM
The Williams-Finals. Not because I donīt like Serena and Venus. I like watching especially Serena. But itīs boring, because it doesnīt really matter who wins.
The Cup stays always in the family. :)I think Venus might disagree with you on that one! :lol:

I voted for the all Russian finals. What is interesting is that in 10 out of 11, the same person lost. :tape:

Scotso
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:59 PM
Belgians

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:06 PM
All Williams. :zzz:

abayen
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Could we have a choice "all of them"

Since 2000, we have had 22 Grand Slam finals. Of those, we have had:

6 All Williams Finals

3 All Belgium Finals

2 All Russian Finals

Which have produced the biggest snooze tennis? State which category and why?

Bounty Hunter
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:57 PM
:zzz: All Belgians ..... why? 'cause one is either cheating or choking... :tape:

vwfan
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:00 PM
:zzz: All Belgians ..... why? 'cause one is either cheating or choking... :tape:you are not right. :lol:

Kart
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:09 PM
All Belgians, all Russians, all Williams, all dull.

Though to be fair they all had potential.

henmanhill
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:10 PM
you know, when i saw the williams sisters finals, i thought there was no conceivable way for worse tennis to be played in a slam final

then elena dementieva came along
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Lulu.
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Its between all Russian finals or all Belgium finals...

I chose Russian finals

watchdogfish
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:35 PM
All Belgians, all Russians, all Williams, all dull.

Though to be fair they all had potential.


Could that be a reason why they were all so dull - were they too hyped up? Were we expecting too much from the finals?

vwfan
Jun 18th, 2006, 11:52 PM
Could that be a reason why they were all so dull - were they too hyped up? Were we expecting too much from the finals?well, the williams sisters finals were really hyped! but it was a pretty amazing story: two sisters, #1 and #2 in the world, very close in game, age, and ability. only the last two, were really contested and went to three sets!

The Daviator
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:30 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but that Aussie Open final that Kim and Justine played had me on the edge of my seat, the all-Williams finals sucked, but the fact that they were between two sisters made them watchable...

So my vote goes to the Russians...

serenafann
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:57 AM
I voted for all Russian,though all of the participants have had some really bad Finals the all Belgiam,Willams And Russians Finals at the French Open have been especially bad matches.

pav
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:15 AM
Those all willy finals
oh what a bore
after a while of watching
I snooze and start off to snore
then I wake up and it's over
and the camera is out
jehova is thanked
and they are twirling about
one is all smiles
the other more sad
and they thank Orecene their mummy
and old Richard their dad
if this unlikely event
ever comes around once more
I'll turn off the television
and head out the door
Mum will say to Dad "He's off to work,I told you he's keen"
not realizing I'm escaping that terrible scene.

Timariot
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:09 AM
Your poll lacks the option "they all sucked". I've heard that Venus-Serena AO final was semi-decent, and Belgian AO final was passable too, but other than that, all those match-ups were boring as fuck.

saki
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:27 AM
So far, probably the all-Russian ones. I think they have potential for great matches in the future - which is just as well, really, since the future is definitely Russian! - but the two we've had have been awful, due to Elena Dementieva. Sorry, Elena fans.

The Belgian ones are a bit frustrating because their games ought to make for more exciting match-ups than they do. Particularly on clay, both players' movement and defence should make for spectacular rallies but it just doesn't happen. They did have that AO final, though, which was one of the best finals in recent years in womens' tennis so I think it's harsh to call them the most dull. Aside from the fact that I can watch Justine thrash Kim in a slam final all day and not get bored ;)

The Williams finals - just not a good match-up quality wise. I know it's a good story with the sisters and all but I'd still really rather not watch the endless errors. They are still a lot more competitive than the Russian ones have been to date but still not exactly classics.

louisa2k2
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:16 PM
williams finals one was enough.

fifiricci
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:20 PM
All Belgian, with the exception of the AO final 2004, which is the only one I never saw (so I suppose that must make it an "apparent" exception).

:p

Cariaoke
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:40 PM
well I'm biased but I can't decide between all Belgian and all Russian. At least the Willies had a couple of three setters but the others were straight set drubbings. :o

Kenny
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:46 PM
Voted for Belgian but now that I think about it.... Russian. they were always one sided and there was ALWAYS someone who choked and let the other one win really easily.