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tennisbum79
Jan 30th, 2010, 12:29 PM
S Williams for Women Singles
V. Williams/S. Williams for Women Doubles
M. Bryan/B. Bryan for Mean Doubles

Dave.
Jan 30th, 2010, 12:31 PM
3 of 5.


edit: Same as US Open 09.

tennisbum79
Jan 30th, 2010, 12:34 PM
3 of 5.


Same as US Open 09. :worship:

I consider same sex singles and doubles as the coveted titles.

Mixed Doubles are not really that important.

Dave.
Jan 30th, 2010, 12:37 PM
I consider same sex singles and doubles as the coveted titles.

Mixed Doubles are not really that important.

Well that's your opinion. The 64 players in the mixed draw would disagree.

There are plenty of people who would say doubles is not important or coveted either, but that doesn't change the fact it's 1 of the 5 main events in the slams.

Serenus Christ
Jan 30th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Well that's your opinion. The 64 players in the mixed draw would disagree.

There are plenty of people who would say doubles is not important or coveted either, but that doesn't change the fact it's 1 of the 5 main events in the slams.

I would have to agree.

tennisbum79
Jan 30th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Well that's your opinion. The 64 players in the mixed draw would disagree.

There are plenty of people who would say doubles is not important or coveted either, but that doesn't change the fact it's 1 of the 5 main events in the slams.
I am not tryintg to belabor the point?

But who really remember mixed double teams?
Venus, Serena, Daniela, Mary Carillo have all won mixed doubles, yet they are not known for those.

Uranium
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:02 PM
S Williams for Women Singles
V. Williams/S. Williams for Women Doubles
M. Bryan/B. Bryan for Mean Doubles
Why is men's doubles mean?:(
Anyways, Lisa should have made it 4/5:rolleyes:
My faves were
Men's Singles - Roger Federer
Women's Singles - Venus Williams
Women's Doubles - Williams Sisters
Men's Doubles - Bryan Brothers
Mixed Doubles - Lisa Raymond/Moodie
Girl's Singles - Laura Robson

So I am having a mixed feeling about this AO.
I am tryintg to belabor the point?

But who really remember mixed double teams?
Venus, Serena, Daniela, Mary Carillo have all won mixed doubles, yet they are not known for those.

A slam is a slam. But yes, Mixed Doubles has turned into a joke and it's sad to see. They now have No-Ad Scoring and a Match Tiebreak in the third sets in 3/4 slams.:o:o:o Not to forget, it's hard to even find Mixed Doubles results from the past, you need to go to itftennis.com practically:o While ATPtour.com and WTAtour.com give you results for players for singles and doubles, yet not mixed as an option:(

tennisbum79
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:10 PM
A slam is a slam. But yes, Mixed Doubles has turned into a joke and it's sad to see. They now have No-Ad Scoring and a Match Tiebreak in the third sets in 3/4 slams.:o:o:o Not to forget, it's hard to even find Mixed Doubles results from the past, you need to go to itftennis.com practically:o While ATPtour.com and WTAtour.com give you results for players for singles and doubles, yet not mixed as an option:(
The word people failed to pay attention to is "coveted".
Mixed double is not a coveted title.

Nobody shows it on TV.
and As you said, they have unorthodox rules , the results are not published.
It is an after thought sort of competition.

Uranium
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:15 PM
The word people failed to pay attention to is "coveted".
Mixed double is not a coveted title.

Nobody shows it on TV.
and As you said, they have unorthodox rules , the results are not published.
It is an after thought sort of competition.

If it wasn't coveted then why do players even enter it? Especially doubles specialists, they would want to win it, since it is still a Slam. Venus wouldn't have played Wimbledon Mixed 5 times if she didn't want to win it.
Wrong, it is shown on TV.
Unorthodox rules for a slam, but these are the rules for regular tour matches in doubles. The results are published though, once again not my point, my point was that there is no where to find the results on the wtatour.com or atptour.com as on their activity for players section, but hard to do when it's men and women and your site is strictly one sex.

tennisbum79
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:30 PM
If it wasn't coveted then why do players even enter it? Especially doubles specialists, they would want to win it, since it is still a Slam. Venus wouldn't have played Wimbledon Mixed 5 times if she didn't want to win it.
Wrong, it is shown on TV.
Unorthodox rules for a slam, but these are the rules for regular tour matches in doubles. The results are published though, once again not my point, my point was that there is no where to find the results on the wtatour.com or atptour.com as on their activity for players section, but hard to do when it's men and women and your site is strictly one sex.
Well they are professional, so it does not matter whether it is coveted, players will enter the competition.
Besides, it is also a way to pick up some extra money.

BTW, at one point, it was like pulling teeth to get US palyers to go to the Aussie Open.
It was not a coveted tournament. No things have changed.
So may themixed double will some day garner some interest.


That Venus decide to palyed mixed double 5 times in Wimbledon does not suprise me.
If she could enter every competion in Wimby, so deep is her connection to that place.
That said, I can't remember the last time Venus played mixed double.

Ellery
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Yes, Mike and Bob are mean :tears:

Uranium
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Well they are professional, so it does not matter whether it is coveted, players will enter the competition.
Besides, it is also a way to pick up some extra money.

BTW, at one point, it was like pulling teeth to get US palyers to go to the Aussie Open.
It was not a coveted tournament. No things have changed.
So may themixed double will some day garner some interest.


That Venus decide to palyed mixed double 5 times in Wimbledon does not suprise me.
If she could enter every competion in Wimby, so deep is her connection to that place.
That said, I can't remember the last time Venus played mixed double.

Ok.
I know all about that and it wasn't even just Americans, the 70s fields were weak, so what? BJK admitted she could have won The Grand Slam in 1972, but didn't want to go to Australia, she'd rather go to the Virginia Slim events in the US. Are you trying to compare the whole slam of Australian Open's lack of wanting to travel for a long time to get there to Mixed Doubles? If that's the case, you consider Doubles a coveted title and yet, you say Mixed is not televised, if it wasn't for the Williams Sisters, I wouldn't have seen any matches on TV for doubles. With the exception of the TTC. I remember ESPN showing a few Venus matches of Venus playing Mixed in both 2005 and 2006. Just a matter of who is playing for them to show matches. Not because of the event as a whole.
2006. Not that long ago. Venus has played once the AO and RG, and won them both. Serena played Wimbledon and USO once and won those.

silverwhite
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:47 PM
The word people failed to pay attention to is "coveted".
Mixed double is not a coveted title.

Nobody shows it on TV.
and As you said, they have unorthodox rules , the results are not published.
It is an after thought sort of competition.

This is subjective. Generally, people will agree that singles > doubles > mixed. But who's to decide that doubles is coveted enough to be talked about together with singles while mixed doubles isn't?

StarSports showed the mixed doubles semis yesterday :)

Dave.
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:53 PM
I am not tryintg to belabor the point?

But who really remember mixed double teams?
Venus, Serena, Daniela, Mary Carillo have all won mixed doubles, yet they are not known for those.

The same could be argued for women's and men's doubles too then. Venus and Serena are not generally known for their women's doubles titles either.

If the mixed title was not coveted then Cara Black and Leander Paes could have gone home on Friday instead of waiting around for two more days. I'm sure neither of them need the money.

The scoring format is rubbish IMO but it doesn't change the fact that there is still a grand slam title on the line. Matches are shown on tv, the results are published. And it wouldn't be added to the Olympics if nobody cared for it.

tennisbum79
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:53 PM
StarSports showed the mixed doubles semis yesterday :)
It mus have been an event ... and a gamble:)

Uranium
Jan 30th, 2010, 03:05 PM
This is subjective. Generally, people will agree that singles > doubles > mixed. But who's to decide that doubles is coveted enough to be talked about together with singles while mixed doubles isn't?

StarSports showed the mixed doubles semis yesterday :)

Pennetta's match and/or Lisa's match? If Lisa vs. Cara's match, you lucky bitch:p

silverwhite
Jan 30th, 2010, 03:10 PM
It mus have been an event ... and a gamble:)

No. That was definitely not the first time they've shown mixed doubles. I remember watching Venus and Bob Bryan at Wimbledon, Mirnyi and Azarenka at the AO (?) a few years ago, etc.

silverwhite
Jan 30th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Pennetta's match and/or Lisa's match? If Lisa vs. Cara's match, you lucky bitch:p

Pennetta's. They might or might not have shown the other semi, although I have a hunch they did, since Paes is Indian :lol:

Uranium
Jan 30th, 2010, 03:32 PM
Pennetta's. They might or might not have shown the other semi, although I have a hunch they did, since Paes is Indian :lol:

Oh I saw the Pennetta one, it sucked.