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tennisbear7
Sep 9th, 2007, 03:33 AM
Okay obviously Venus was the better player than Justine but still lost.*

Do you guys know of any other instances?












*this is a joke. (Supergrunt :rolleyes:)

RJWCapriati
Sep 9th, 2007, 03:34 AM
Capriati/Henin 2003 U.S. Open SF

skanky~skanketta
Sep 9th, 2007, 03:35 AM
Capriati/Henin 2003 U.S. Open SF
:rolleyes: bring on the stats of that match.


No. the winner IS the better player. DUH!

Jasmin
Sep 9th, 2007, 03:41 AM
Yes if Henin is the better player then why did she lose to Mauresmo at the AO and Maria at the US Open.

Even I didn't believe that in general Bartoli was a better player than Henin and I don't even like Henin. Some people are being bias when they need to realise this is sport. You will lose for various reason against a lesser player.

The better sometimes lose. Serena in Wimby and the wta finals tournament to Maria in 2004. Venus was ill this year so yeah...the better player lost. If venus gets healthy it will be a wake up call. Also want to throw in Fed against most of the players he lost to....it's obvious in this case that it was a once every now and then thing.

Tennisstar86
Sep 9th, 2007, 03:43 AM
ummm as much as i hate sharapova.... this year 3rd round US OPEN....she had it then she just fell apart....all the other girl had to do was keep it int he court....

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Sep 9th, 2007, 03:46 AM
Chris Evert in the 1975 Wimbledon semis against Billie Jean. Chrissie had finally raised her game to be able to beat BJK, but fell apart in the second set, and let BJK in the door. Laster Chrissie shared that it was because her on again off again boyfriend (Jimmy Connors) had brought a cute little UK actress to the match, which totally unnerved her upsetting her concentration.

Jasmin
Sep 9th, 2007, 03:48 AM
ummm as much as i hate sharapova.... this year 3rd round US OPEN....she had it then she just fell apart....all the other girl had to do was keep it int he court....


Exactly....I don't even like Maria but even I know overall Maria is better.

skanky~skanketta
Sep 9th, 2007, 03:49 AM
mental fortitude is THE most important thing. followed by fitness. We're not talking about the better player in general, but the better player on the day, DURING the match and once the winner is announced. Sorry, i love juju, but when Bartoli beat her, it was because Bartoli was better on the day. no excuses.

David55
Sep 9th, 2007, 04:08 AM
If you're better ON THE DAY, then you win that day. Simple as that. Unless of course you are ahead and then have to retire due to injury/illness.

ASV_FAN
Sep 9th, 2007, 06:59 AM
Jennifer at times during the US semi '03 vs. Henin was the better player but if she'd been better overall she would've have blown the countless leads she had. David55 is exactly right by saying "on the day" because it doesn't matter who is the better quality player overall.

faboozadoo15
Sep 9th, 2007, 07:33 AM
I feel like Seles was the better player during two crushing losses in her career. The 1995 US Open final and the 1998 French Open final. In both matches she bagelled her opponent in one set and lost a close tiebreaker and won more games than her opponent. :sad:

But that's how the ball bounces. :shrug:

supergrunt
Sep 9th, 2007, 07:56 AM
Venus and Serena lost to Sharapova a couple of times. :shrug:

meyerpl
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:12 AM
mental fortitude is THE most important thing. followed by fitness. We're not talking about the better player in general, but the better player on the day, DURING the match and once the winner is announced. Sorry, i love juju, but when Bartoli beat her, it was because Bartoli was better on the day. no excuses.
Perfectly said. The notion that soomeone can play better than their opponent in a match and still lose is laughable. You may be a better player overall but you don't lose if you out-play your opponent, you win. If you lose, your opponent outplayed you.

AlwaysGraf
Sep 9th, 2007, 10:10 AM
soooooooooo delusional get over it henin was better than venus in the semi-i watched it

Ballbasher
Sep 9th, 2007, 10:13 AM
Well Stuttgart Q1:Husarova d. Kerber 6-3 0-6 6-4 watched it and Kerber was better just a few errors at the end took the match away but I'd say usually the better player wins.

saint2
Sep 9th, 2007, 10:18 AM
That situation never happened...Always better player wins..

Wayn77
Sep 9th, 2007, 10:18 AM
Jankovic v Henin: USO semi-final 2006

ZeroSOFInfinity
Sep 9th, 2007, 10:29 AM
Jankovic v Henin: USO semi-final 2006

You said it right... just how Jelena managed to blow the match away remains a mystery until now :tape:

Yasmine
Sep 9th, 2007, 10:40 AM
well at the end of the day, what counts is who won the match. And usually whoever was the best overall not only gamewise but mentally just as much, wins it.