View Full Version : Most ENTERTAINING matchup in WTA

Jun 11th, 2002, 11:32 AM
Which matchup produces the most ENTERTAINING tennis for you? Not necessarily the highest quality, but most competitive and dramatic. Matches where you look at the draw, and start re-arranging your week to make sure you can be in front of a TV just in case that match takes place. Matches that make your heart beat faster, and you find yourself talking to the screen.

I have my favorites.

Venus vs Martina
Serena vs Justine

There are a lot of other good ones.

Jenn vs Serena is always close

I keep waiting for the first really good match between Clijsters and Dokic. (I didn't get to see Leipzig 2000. Most of us didn't.)

Three of the past four matches Seles vs Capriati macthes have gone 3 sets

Jun 11th, 2002, 11:39 AM
For me it's Venus vs Martina. Even when Martina dominated earlier on and later now when Venus dominates, I still find their matches so dramatic, entertaining and of the highest quality no matter what the scoreline. Loved their 99 US Open SF and their 00 US Open SF..... was so impressed with Martina in 01 Australian Open SF and was impressed with Venus's determination in 00 Wimbledon QF. The second match I ever watched of theirs was the first time Venus beat Martina and I was so impressed with the standard even early on (that was at 98 Sydney 2R).

Jun 11th, 2002, 11:48 AM
I like Kim vs. Justine :)

Jun 11th, 2002, 11:56 AM
I voted for Martina vs Venus

3 matches stand out (US Open 99 and 00 SFs, Wimby 00 QF).

The quality was great and they displayed two of the best shotmakers, with the most contrasting styles to ever hit the game. Whenever the 3rd set came along, every tennis fan knew he/she was gona be in for a rollercoaster ride.

I also wanted to vote Jen vs Serena. Out of today's power hitters, I find these two ladies matches the most entertaining. They both can play any other power hitter, yet when these two play, the effort, determination and quality are great. Not to mention the uproar on this board whenever these two play each other ;).

Who can forget Wimby QF 01, Canadian Open 01 and both Rome and RG 02?

Volcana, I'm sure I've answered something like this previously, is this a resurrected thread?

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 11th, 2002, 12:30 PM
Davenport-Hingis! :sad:

Jun 11th, 2002, 12:52 PM
The best is Kim-Lindsey, but I voted Serena-Justine :)

Jun 11th, 2002, 01:13 PM
Venus vs Martina for sure !!!

US Open 99 and 00 SFs, Wimby 00 QF are one of the best matches ever ! There were sooo dramatic, and the quality was soo high !!!

Jun 11th, 2002, 01:49 PM
Martina v Lindsay

Jun 11th, 2002, 01:57 PM
Seles vs anybody

Jun 11th, 2002, 01:57 PM
I think one of the best womens matches i've seen was serena v martina at the AO, when Hingis won 8-6 in the third. So that matchup would be up there, and i also enjoy venus-martina matches.

Jun 11th, 2002, 02:03 PM
Serena vs capriati
Always a nail-biter

Jun 11th, 2002, 03:44 PM
I can't chose. The first three are always good for me.

Jun 11th, 2002, 04:49 PM
For me it's also Kim vs. Lindsay as they are my favourite players and their matches are quite close... well the majority of them esp. last years one at end tournie in Germany :)

Jun 11th, 2002, 04:49 PM
Venus vs Martina for sure
these girls deserve all possible credits for their matches against each other :) it's always something... even when one one of them is not in good shape they manage somehow to make close match up hehehe

Jun 11th, 2002, 04:52 PM
u r right Experimentee that match was probably the best ever What a rollercoster it was so unpredictable!

Jun 11th, 2002, 04:56 PM
I think the Venus vs. Marti used to be so good, especially at the 2000 U.S. Open semis and wimby. That one was so competitive.
However, now I don't think so because it seems to be one sided now.

Now Jen vs. Serena is the matchup to look for. It's always close, and both ladies fight till the end. Something about this matchup is just so dramatic and entertaining that you can't stop watching.

Jen vs. Monica is a good one also. They have a history and you just can't wait to see who comes out on top. They fight against each other, and it's up in the air who will win since Monica has a good record against Jen, but Jen still owns her this year so far.

Well, I'm gonna pick 2
Jen vs Serena
Jen vs Monica

Jun 11th, 2002, 07:38 PM

Just think-Chase champs. 00
Don't think Ericsson 00

Oh and remember Aussie and Tokyo 02!

Great matches.

Lindsay-Martina a close second

Jun 11th, 2002, 07:55 PM
Martina vs Lindsay for me.

Frau Antje
Jun 11th, 2002, 08:00 PM
definately Kim vs. Justine

Jun 11th, 2002, 08:03 PM
Venus vs Martina WITHOUT A DOUBT! :)

Jun 11th, 2002, 09:14 PM
For me out of those choices

Martina Vs Lindsay but i also love Monica vs Jenny

Jun 11th, 2002, 09:37 PM
Mauresmo Vs a William Sister. They always have really tough matches, and exciting watch. The battle of the backhands.

Jun 11th, 2002, 09:52 PM
Jenn vs. Serena is always a great match. Basically all of there matches are 3 close sets and I just love watching them play! :D

Williams Rulez
Jun 12th, 2002, 02:13 AM