I mean there got to be at least 1 yes one woman's match that will last 5 sets, and this is the right place to do it, i just didn't understand why they didn't have it anymore! it was so much fun! and this could proove that only the best could last and win in 5 sets! am i right?
Oct 21st, 2002, 10:04 AM
you are 100 % right...the five setter was great!!!
Oct 21st, 2002, 10:26 AM
It usually agree by BOTH players who in the Final...
Oct 21st, 2002, 11:18 AM
yes I so want as well, year championship without the final five set match make it nothing special, we missed the five set epic, Monica five sets win over Gabriela, Graf five set win over Hngis the very young) The Hingis, Lindsay rivalry in 1998 and 1999. Now I dun even mind to see a five set Williams final, that will be great fun. Oh well, I wish it will never come back :sad:
Oct 21st, 2002, 11:22 AM
it was great. wish it would come back.
Oct 21st, 2002, 03:10 PM
Serena will win the championship (I keep writing my p's as t's for some reason after the shi part :o ) , but I am not so sure Venus will final. Given the right draw she will, but if Kim or Dani, or even Lindsay is in her section, it is Bye Bye Miss American Pie for Vee.
Oct 21st, 2002, 03:13 PM
I would rather see: 6-0, 6-0, 6-7, 0-6, 0-6 than just 6-0, 6-0.
Oct 21st, 2002, 03:47 PM
Best final was Seles vs Sabatini which went to 5 sets in early
90's when Monica came back from 2 sets to 1 down
When Steffi bt Hingis in one yr two of the sets she won was 6-0 (3rd and 5th)
I'd like to see it back, the Women claim to be fitter and stronger than of previous years
Oct 21st, 2002, 04:29 PM
Im sooo not updated.
When did they remove it?
Oct 21st, 2002, 05:11 PM
Niminator, I believe it was in 1999 when they switched back.
I believe they started this format in the mid-80s when Martina defeated Chris easily in the final, people wanted to see more for their buck. One of the better 3 set format finals was the 2000 one, unfortunately I don't think we can have that quality of play each time.
Oct 21st, 2002, 06:28 PM
Oct 21st, 2002, 06:31 PM
Bring it back!!!!!!!!
Oct 21st, 2002, 07:02 PM
Steffi won two 5 sets finals !!! (she def. A.Huber and M.Hingis)
Oct 21st, 2002, 08:13 PM
Bring it BACK!!!!!!!!!!!
the ladies can last for sure!
Venus, Serena, Jennifer, Amelie would have no problem witha 5 setter
Oct 21st, 2002, 09:33 PM
Well it would've happened in 2000 but Monica didnt want to play 5 sets, and last year there was no final, so we'll see what happens this year.
I agree, 5 sets for the ladies one time a year is a good idea
Oct 22nd, 2002, 03:16 AM
Agree...it will be great to see Serena beat another Player with more 6-0, i mean 6-0,6-0 and 6-0...hehehe...:) J/K.
Btw, it'll be great to see the Final with 5 Struggling Set...
Oct 22nd, 2002, 05:33 PM
actually in 2000 Monica was quoted as saying she wished it still were 5 sets and she missed it. the change was made in 1999 before the Lindsay-martina final
Oct 22nd, 2002, 11:12 PM
please don't remind me about that schris.....Martina and Anke are my two top faves, so to see them BOTH lose to steffi in CONSECUTIVE years in FIVE sets was heartbreaking :( :( :( :( :sad:
But yes, I really do like the best of 5 format, and would LOVE for it to come back! :)
Oct 23rd, 2002, 05:55 AM
Steffi vs. Anke was the best final!
Oct 27th, 2002, 01:09 AM
oh never mind then
Oct 27th, 2002, 01:25 AM
BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!
Oct 27th, 2002, 01:32 AM
who decides if they bring it back or not?
The players that play in the finals?
The Wta tour?
Oct 27th, 2002, 09:30 AM
i liked it too, but maybe it wasn't the right place to have it. they play 3 sets all year and that is how the game is played. if you have 5 set finals here why not have a 7 set final at the masters cup?
concept is great, but i don't think it is the right place anymore.