View Full Version : The Williams Sisters are making the women's game boring

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:46 PM
They have come to a point where they can't lose to anyone on the tour unless they play an awful match. The only player who can beat Venus is Serena and no one can beat a healthy Serena when her game is on. Men's tennis has become much more interesting than women's tennis.

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:50 PM
I wasn't bored watching either of those matches. Sorry - but I don't agree at all.

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:51 PM
What's really mindnumbingly boring are these ENDLESS threads and posts on this board that accuse the Williams sisters of being boring. If you don't like them, fine. To each his/her own. But please find something USEFUL and interesting to post instead of this crap. How many times can this rancid dead horse of a topic be beaten anyway? (with many of the numbskulls who presently occupy this board it's clear that this is a rhetorical question).

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:51 PM
Croat123 what a refreshingly original post. I'd never heard that before. YAWN

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 6th, 2002, 10:51 PM
Okay. Sure. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but does this shit ever end? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: This is even more boring than the tennis people accuse Venus of playing. Come on Venus...show them who's boss!!!

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:51 PM
The rest of the tour is making tennis "boring" because they can't step up to beat the Williams when they have an opportunity.

In any other sport the people enjoy watching the two best players/teams play for a major title. Tennis seems to be a strange exception.

I personally enjoy watching Venus and Serena take tennis to new levels.

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:52 PM
Well croat123 - it is like this. Did you pray against an all Williams final? I don't blame anyone for praying to God for something - but when you pray to the devil - you'll neva get what you asked for - IMO.


Sep 6th, 2002, 10:52 PM
I for one enjoyed the SF matches..GO V AND SERENA!! Bring the titles home! :)

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:54 PM
You're right, Rayny. Venus and Serena are just going out there and playing their games. Are they supposed to start losing just to make some tennis fans satisfied? That's a joke. Don't get mad at the Williams sisters for winning. Get mad at the other players for losing.

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:55 PM
Predictable posters are making WTAworld boring. :)

They have come to a point where they can't stop creating similar boring threads over and over after a williams win. The only original thing we see from these posters comes every 7 years. Watching a paint dry has become much more interesting than some WTAworld posters.

Sep 6th, 2002, 10:57 PM
I am not a fan of either sister - in fact I got up at 5am this morning to cheer for Amelie and Lindsay but I thoroughly enjoyed both matches.....the tennis was great from all 4 girls. It's nice to see Amelie inparticular really play a brand of tennis so few players have the smarts or the skill to pull off and it almost won her the match.

I don't like the way the sisters play but their intensity and agression will only bring out the best in other players sooner or later.

Lindsay's returning today was an example of that - I have rarely seen her be return that well!

Cybelle Darkholme
Sep 6th, 2002, 10:58 PM
Posts like this are sooooooooooooooooo boring someone please bring on the williams sisters quick!

Sep 6th, 2002, 11:00 PM
The Williams Sisters are making the women's game boring:confused: :confused: :confused:
Is it the Williams Sisters or those that just can't raise their level to beat either/or both of the sisters???

Place the blame where it belongs:rolleyes: that is if there is anyone to blame....

get a grip


Sep 6th, 2002, 11:01 PM
I'm afraid I have to agree....WTA is not excited anymore...you know who's gonna play the final.

Sep 6th, 2002, 11:01 PM
oh get OVER IT.

We are priviledged to watch not just to watch one player raise the bar for the entire tour, but to watch TWO battle to see who gets to raise it the highest.

They are a gauntlet thrown to the rest of the tour, and the players are already starting to rise to the challenge.

You cannot say you love tennis and not appreciate what we're seeing.

Sep 6th, 2002, 11:03 PM
Croat123, there is always ATPworld.com. Why don't you join them and put an end to your misery? I'm sure you're looking for an uproar in here and had your post ready before the end of the semis. :mad: :fiery: :mad:

Sep 6th, 2002, 11:04 PM
I have to agree i think the first semi was great but not amazing the second was a bit dull but OK.

But the fact that the third grandslam in a row is Serena Vs Venus is boring!

If they gives a good match tomorrow i probably wont mind it as much.Thats what makes it boring to me!

Sep 6th, 2002, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by per4ever
I'm afraid I have to agree....WTA is not excited anymore...you know who's gonna play the final.

Were you bored when Steffi dominated? Hingis? Monica?
And need I remind you that there are dozens of other tournaments besides the Grand Slams. Women's tennis is the only sport in which the fans don't appreciate superior performances. Even golf fans aren't bored with Tiger.

Gosh why do I bother? I am so bored with the nincompoops on this board.

Sep 6th, 2002, 11:05 PM
AN ALL WILLIAMS FINAL AGAIN!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sep 6th, 2002, 11:06 PM
Those of you who you agree the Sisters (Venus and Serena) are making the game boring...

Would then also agree that the rest of the players are not making the game exciting???

Sep 6th, 2002, 11:09 PM
Thank you Griffin.. Are we friends again??? <evil grin>

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:16 AM
boring for you, but not boring for those who are true tennis fans who can appreciate the history Venus and Serena are creating at every grand slam. it's not everyday we get to see two players from the same family, a pair of sisters, dominate their sport like no else.

Crazy Canuck
Sep 7th, 2002, 12:17 AM
Threads like this are making wtaworld boring :p

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:18 AM
Venus and Serena are going to destroy tennis the way Chris and Martina did. Think of how long it took the tour to regain popularity after those two drove all the fans off by making the game 'totally boring'.

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:22 AM
you know its funny because ever since the williams' came on scene the ratings went up up up. So i dont see the problem. its great to see them play, especially when they play well like the first set at wimbledon

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:24 AM
The other players are making WTA boring. They aren't trainning hard enough to beat them, it's not Venus and Serena's fault.

Now they have to lose to make some people happy here? It's getting ridiculous when someone posts something like this.

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:29 AM
Venus and Serena are not making the game boring. I am not a Williams fan, but right now Serena is playing amazing tennis. She is dominating the tour. I don't think that the other players are that far behind though. Tennis goes in cycles, and last year it was Venus and Capriati that raised the bar, this year it has been Serena. All-Williams finals are happening now, but remember it was a struggle for Venus to get there this year. Who knows what will happen next year, or even the rest of this year. As the bar gets raised the players underneath strive to get better, and that equals more competitive tennis.

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:58 AM
Go Venus and Serena!

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:08 AM


Posts like this are sooooooooooooooooo boring someone please bring on the williams sisters quick!


Sep 7th, 2002, 01:09 AM
Okay I must admit. I am guilty of causing one of those stupid threads. Venus and Serena are dominating. I don't like domination for more than a year or so. If you don't like the women's game, don't watch, but don't accuse the sisters of making the game boring. If anything they make it more exciting with their unprecedented power and athleticism. If you want to complain, do so constructively by stating (as one other poster did) that the non Williams girls make it boring by not working their arses off to try to get over the bar that the Williams sisters made. Hingis has the capability to hire a real coach, work out her serve (don't give me the height argument, Henin's serve averages about 100MPH), her forehand (it is pitiful), and gain some muscles, Monica if she wanted too could get into the shape of her life and win one last slam (I think she can do it, but then I am a loyal Selestial), Capriati could also get a coach to help her serve, Lindsay is kind of maxed out, but look at her: she is really taking her game to the sisters, and though she isn't winning she isn't loosing by much. Amelie could work a bit on her footwork, but still, she worked alot on her serve and her volleys, and it paid off. She really could have beaten Venus. The problem is that Venus plays the big points better than anyone who has played the game except Monica Seles (Esp. in her prime but even now) and maybe Serena. Justine could hire a psycologist like Momo so she wouldn't choke away all matches vs. top players, and Kim could get arm surgury, I mean the list goes on and on. I will try to be positive about my slight disappointment in the predictability of the tours, and if I ever start to be negative, Williams fans please remind me of this post. I think it was divinely inspired.

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:21 AM
How can the the Sisters possibly be making the game boring when noone can talk about anything else?

You know what's boring? When a nobody like Nalbandian makes the finals of Wimbledon and then loses first round in 4 of his next 5 tournaments.

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:24 AM
Well said mboyle and totally true.

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 7th, 2002, 01:25 AM
I agree with croat123 :(

I am lost in interested in WTA at the moment... because of it.

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:32 AM
So...why are you placing 100% of the blame on Venus and Serena? Why are THEY making it boring? That is such a sad statement and a weak argument for losing "interest" in the WTA. I don't mean to be rude but that's a load of crap.

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:36 AM
Everyone should read nikita's signature. It is very refreshing and true. And thanks for the compliment 771.

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:39 AM
How can watching great players possibly be boring?

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:40 AM
You stupid poor soul. If the tennis is so boring now, why not find something else to do? The world is not just about tennis. MAYBE LUCIC'S BAGEL ars too delicious that you lost your mind

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:40 AM
In the end, it's the rest of the tour that have to do something about it - until that happens if you are so bored maybe you'd be better off doing something other than watching.

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 7th, 2002, 01:52 AM
Curling is quite exciting at the moment...give that a shot...:rolleyes:

Sep 7th, 2002, 02:03 AM
I had this very same argument with some girls in the office and I chalk it up to plain IGNORANCE. This topic is old and I'm moving on.


Sep 7th, 2002, 02:04 AM
If women's tennis is boring, then the fault lies with the 126 other women who participated in the US Open. It is up to them to raise their level to compete wiht the sisters. From what I saw today, only three women will be able to battle them on a consistent basis before the year-end championships and their names are Amelie Mauresmo, Chanda Rubin and Lindsay Davenport. Mauresmo hired a new coach either before or after the French Open and defeintely changed her game and as a result won the Canadian Open over the favored Jennifer Capriati. Linsday and Chanda have come off of knee injuries and Chanda won the JP Morgan Chase Open. The fact that that two of these players have come off of serious injuries and can challenge the sisters make the other players look pathetic.

Crazy Canuck
Sep 7th, 2002, 02:10 AM
When a nobody like Nalbandian makes the finals of Wimbledon and then loses first round in 4 of his next 5 tournaments.

David isn't a nobody, he is a 20 year old in a slump :fiery:

Dawn Marie
Sep 7th, 2002, 02:10 AM
It's fine to think TENNIS is boring, but don't blame V@S for winning their matches. They are not boring, they are only playing tennis and doing what they are supposed to do in a Slam.:)

Williams Rulez
Sep 7th, 2002, 02:40 AM
Well, the semis were nice to watch.

And the finals promises to be even better. I don't understand why you would complain. I mean, if it is a great match in the finals, between the world's 2 best players, why should it be boring?