Don't mean to start a war here or anything, but I want to see a women's single final with the highest quality of tennis and sportsmanship possible. If that means Serena vs. Venus, that's fine by me. I have this feeling that they both want to win this one badly. This should make for a good final.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:35 AM
It's ok as long as they play well. The way Serena played today there is no way she will lose to Daniela/Justine or Lindsay.
Venus is the only one who has a chance to stop her. Jennifer can be competitive only if Serena is off or nervous.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:36 AM
A Williams Final is more than alright with me! :bounce: :bounce:
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:38 AM
Seles/Henin would be great...or Seles/Davenport *provided Monica wins.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:47 AM
Wait a minute! Who doesn't want to see the two best players in the final?
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:55 AM
well they both have to win some more matches first. I dont want serena to beat venus. that is for sure.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:55 AM
I think most serious fans of tennis do want to see the two best players in the final. But I've read and heard LOTS of comments from people who don't want to see an all-Williams final. That's why I started the thread, to remind people that what we should want to see is simply the best tennis being played by women in the world today. So far in this tournament, it looks like it's the Williams sisters.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 06:02 AM
Even Hingis said that as a tennis fan she really appreciated the Wimledon final.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 06:09 AM
i dont want to see the two best women in the finals, cuz i dont want them to be the two best women players in the world, i want someone else, but of course, i have no control over it and can't deny that they aren't the two best, right now. I too would not MIND seeing them in the finals as it is very likey but only if they actaully play well, i dont mean wimbledon finals, people, that finals wasn't that good, juss cuz their level was a LITTLE bit higher, it was not that competitive and venus got her ass kicked, again. The only way i will enjoy a williams final is if they both play great throughout the whole match, neither one letting up, and both hitting winners and not errors. I know that is too much to expect and no one is perfect, but hell, everyone is making the williams sound so perfect and they ARE the number 1 and 2 players in the world, its what we EXPECT to see, right?
Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:48 AM
Wow Franny... that is a lot to ask.
And yeah, any final would be fine, I mean the players won 6 matches to get there, so it will be good. An all Williams' finals is just a big bonus... :D
Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:53 AM
I also like to see high quality tennis however im just wondering when the williams play in straight sets its not a competitive match but if they play i.e.... monica,hingis,davenport and beat them in two sets it was a very high quailty match?? Im not sure what ppl expect from them but i feel like everytime they play each other they are definatly giving it their all
Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:58 AM
yea williams_rules, that is a lot to ask, but i figured, if i can hope that martina can win this us open, theres no reason why i can't hope that serena and venus play a flawless match
Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:29 AM
ONLY if Venus wins ;)
Sep 2nd, 2002, 12:23 PM
Well, I was fine with the idea of all-williams final when USO started last week. But, the way serena is playing has me worried that, if they both make it to the final, venus wouldn't have a chance (and I want venus to win this open). So, I am not sure if I am keen with the idea of all-williams final anymore. ;)
Sep 2nd, 2002, 12:29 PM
Venus would be at Serena's mercy if this happens again.;)
Sep 2nd, 2002, 12:29 PM
I want a Kimmy-Serena final with the first winning 7:6 in the third:)
Sep 2nd, 2002, 12:43 PM
I don't understand the naysayers...they are just haters and not true fans of the sport...last years final was better than the semis
Hingis didn't belong on the court with Serena...that was embarrassing...it was like a pro schooling a weekend club player...Jennifer after being up 4-1 in the first was simply blown off the court...she has never beaten the Goddess and just doesn't have the tools
Why must the Sisters play this perfect climactic match to justify their dominance of the game???they are the best the game has to offer..their matches because of their immense skill and athleticism are far better than they are ggiven credit for...
Of the 81 Chrissy/Martina matches about 4 were exciting...Watching Graf destroy her opponents was boring....Watching Seles blast people off the court didn't excite me either...but it was the sports best at the time and no one complained..
The real problem here is that most fans love to root against the Sisters...when they play each other the haters have no one to root for...that is the real source of their lack of enthusiam for an All Williams final...Venus/Serena @ Wimbledon was the highest level of tennis ever played between two women...no other female players in history could have beaten either of them that day...it was simply incredible...no it wasn't 3 sets..cause Serena was in a zone and couldn't miss
What i would pay to see Navratilova try and serve&volley the sisters...with that 95mph first serve it would be serve and duck after about 3 games...Chrissy would be blasted off the court plain and simple...they would both overpower Graf's backhand and eat up her serve...but Steffi would compete better than any former champion
WTA tennis has never been better...enjoy and quit worrying about the color of the champions skin
Sep 2nd, 2002, 01:49 PM
I dont want one because that will give a Williams another GS :o:p
Sep 2nd, 2002, 02:25 PM
Sep 2nd, 2002, 02:42 PM
Sisters Supreme US Open Final ok with me too:)
Lets go Venus just 3 more wins to go!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Lets go Serena just 2 more wins to go!! :bounce: :bounce:
Sep 2nd, 2002, 03:01 PM
My Dream Final Match is
SERENA Williams vs Jennifer CAPRIATI
Lindsay DAVENPORT vs Martina HINGIS
Sep 2nd, 2002, 03:28 PM
Any major event is a disappointment when the top two players do not meet in the finals. That is why players compete for the top positions in sports, to be in a position to beat a #1 or to be a #1 and hold off a tough #2 competitor.
Yes, most fans and just about all of the media want to see VENUS & SERENA in the U.S. Open finals.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 04:42 PM
I'm starting to re-think wanting an all Williams final. The problem I have is that alot of Venus-only fans will have a meltdown if Serena wins. With the way Serena is playing now, it seems possible that she can win it all. I would like for Venus to win, she seems ready to avenge her losses to lil sis. Venus all the way!!!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 04:49 PM
All Williams Final - O.K. By Me:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Really Believe that it will be (should it come to fruitation) a fantastic match!
Venus is ready to give Serena... The Big PayBack
but is Serena ready/WILLING to receive it:confused: :confused:
Cheering for a FANtastic Final (regardless of whom may be in it)
Sep 2nd, 2002, 04:51 PM
harloo - Be strong. Even if Catwoman were to get this GS title, she would not stay this hot into 2003 and VENUS would come come back and get more GS titles.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 04:55 PM
If they both make it, I really really want Venus to win.
Btw, I think it is unfair to put unrealistic expectations on them when that would never be done to other finalists. Ofcourse I want a good, entertaining match, but to say that every single point must be breathtaking and they should play no less than three sets for three hours, is simply a reflection of a one's disdain for the fact that they are both in the finals.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:14 PM
CC - I am in complete agreement with you.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:28 PM
Sep 2nd, 2002, 05:54 PM
Worry not folks, this is VENUS trophy, I don't care how good serena is playin' venus is takin' this. she wants a revenge so baaaaaaaad.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:35 PM
One thing that is for sure, should the sisters meet in the final... Venus will break the record she set for fastest serve, and do it more than once in the match... she will have to. ;)
Current record - 127 mph... she will break this record with a 131 mph service winner... then in a 3rd set tiebreak, she will hit a 134 mph ace.
Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:35 PM
Hantuchova Vs Venus - final would be perfect.
Serena and her booty are tre ANNOYING
Sep 3rd, 2002, 04:59 AM
i'd like to see a Williams' Final!
Sep 3rd, 2002, 05:53 AM
um, hold on. Now i dont mind the williams finals thing, but how come all you williams fans continue to keep saying that every true fan wants number 1 and 2 in the finals. I'm sorry, but its not always a good thing. When navratilova and evert was number 1 and 2, it wasn't always the best to see them in finals, cuz it was boring. And i dont think that the purpose of trying to get to number 1 and 2 in the world is so people will want you to play in the finals, its juss for glory and easy draws, which they dont always get. But when martina and lindsay were number 1 and 2, i KNO that you williams fans didn't always go, oh the best final would be martina-lindsay. I KNOW that you williams fans wanted to see an all WILLIAMS final even when they weren't number 1 and 2.
Sep 3rd, 2002, 05:56 AM
ALL-Williams final - fine with me. I'm looking for a dog fight this time, with Venus coming out on top. Vee has been keeping some things on the down-low that Serena has never seen before. We all know Venus is smart and crafty ;)
Sep 3rd, 2002, 06:29 AM
Of coz' you've to say "OK"... Coz' 95% chances that it will happen again... Even if you don't like it....
Sep 3rd, 2002, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by Shooter
Don't mean to start a war here or anything, but I want to see a women's single final with the highest quality of tennis and sportsmanship possible.
Post of the day man. LOL
Sep 3rd, 2002, 09:29 AM
The problem is that the number 1 and 2 players are sisters. Usually, a player will play better when a stronger opponent is on the other side of the net. In the case of Venus and Serena, I don't think they bring out the best in eachother because they happen to be sisters. Even though I always root for Venus in a Venus-Serena match, I still get the feeling that it's not a real match, there doesn't seem to be that much at stake. It doesn't seem like real rivarly to me. It's perfectly understandable. I wouldn't like to play against my sister, I doubt I'd be able to make a real match out of it.
For the viewers it can be pretty boring however. We've had 2 all Williams finals in a row now, it would be nice if there was a change.