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tennisfan5
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:05 AM
Journalists were asked to create their "dream" matchups from different eras

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2011-08-18/201108181313696096643.html


BUD COLLINS: STEFFI GRAF VS. MAUREEN CONNOLLY
American journalist, Boston Globe

I must choose two matches: Bill Tilden-Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf-Maureen Connolly. Big Bill in impeccable white flannels, Agassi in one of his garish outfits. They play marvelous rallies. But Bill, with a cannonball serve, incredible anticipation and master of every stroke, wins. Graf and Connolly would be the only meeting between two champions who have won the Grand Slam. Both are great retrievers and competitors. But Graf could be an Olympic sprinter; her speed and reach give her the edge.

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA: NAVRATILOVA VS. SERENA WILLIAMS
US Open champion 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987

I would be inspired if I could play Serena Williams on that US Open stadium court. The atmosphere with both of us in our primes would be electric. The key for me would be to neutralize her power and get into the points on her serve, to make her hit more balls than she is used to hitting in most of her matches. I would need to keep the ball as low as possible, and I would try to hit short to bring her forward, and then come in deep going the other way. Now she is going backwards as I come in to the net.

On my serve I would not be able to serve-and-volley all of the time, but I would do it a lot. I would serve into her body, mix it up a lot. I served-and-volleyed a lot against Monica Seles and she had the best return in the game then, and it was effective. I believe I could deal with Serena’s pace. The harder the ball comes to me the faster it tends to come back. And I would try to give her a lot of off-paced balls. Getting into the rally would be another key for me. I could see Serena and me having a very close match, something like 6-4 in the third set, with maybe a few tie-breaks before that. There would be very few service breaks and I could imagine a set without any breaks at all. It would be exciting because we are two of the best athletes tennis has ever seen and the crowd would respond positively to that.

MARY CARILLO: MONICA SELES VS. SERENA WILLIAMS
CBS TV commentator

A dream US Open match for me would be between Monica Seles and Serena Williams, with both in peak form. Seles, the best returner I’ve ever seen against the best server in Williams. Monica forcing Serena to deal with short court angles she’s never faced in modern tennis, testing her stamina and footwork. Facing off against Serena’s stunning athleticism and ability to take anyone’s best stuff and deal with it. Both of them refusing to lose. Two fierce competitors, understanding and embracing the enormity of the moment on a Saturday night in New York. I would be there for that one.

CHRIS EVERT: EVERT VS. MARTINA HINGIS
US Open champion 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982

I would really enjoy playing against Martina Hingis with us both in our primes because it would be a tactical match that would bring out the best in both of us. If I played Maria Sharapova or either of the Williams sisters, I might get blown off the court, but with Martina I am sure I would be more comfortable and could get into the match. It would be a thoughtful and interesting battle between us with strategy playing a big role in it. I would have to be very alert because Martina is such a tricky player. She has so much variety in her game. I would not know when she might come to the net, or when she would use her drop shot. I would use my drop shot as well. The tennis would be fun for both of us because we would use our heads to try to find ways to win. I don’t know who would win. Maybe I wouldn’t miss a ball but maybe Martina would have too many surprises for me up her sleeve. It would be a nice battle of the minds.

L. JON WERTHEIM: CHRIS EVERT VS. VENUS WILLIAMS
American journalist, Sports Illustrated

They say in boxing that “styles make fights.” And the same goes for tennis. Yes, best matches are packed with fluctuating momentum and moments of truth, demanding that both players ask deep questions of themselves and their opponents. But the best matches also pit together two different players—different games, different skill sets, different philosophies. You could hardly get more different than Chris Evert and Venus Williams. A quarter-century of time separates them; it may as well be a millennium. Relentless consistency versus unparalleled athleticism. A modest physique versus height that exceeds six feet. You could play the “compare and contrast game” for a long time here.

Yet for every difference there is a similarity. Two ambitious women, who came of age in South Florida, taught the sport by their parents. They both prolonged their careers into their 30s. Maybe above all, they both carried themselves with a certain dignity, a certain intensity they brought to bear on the court.

Would Venus—the Venus who won the US Open and Wimbledon in 2000 and 2001—simply steamroll Chrissie with her force? Would Chrissie—the Chrissie who won multiple majors in the same year as a matter of course—neutralize the power on the other side of the net with her pinpoint precision? Who would blink first? However it played out, we would want to see it.

MARK PRESTON: MARTINA NAVRATILOVA VS. SERENA WILLIAMS
American journalist, USTA Magazine

There has never been a player I’ve admired more than Martina Navratilova, both for her talent and her remarkable competitive ability. Born in Czechoslovakia, but most assuredly made in America, Navratilova did nothing less than change the face of women’s tennis with her aggressive game, unparalleled commitment to fitness and unquenchable desire to be the best. The only other woman on par with Navratilova in terms of mental toughness and sheer fighting spirit is Serena Williams, the greatest pure competitor of this era of women’s tennis. For that reason alone, it would be a joy to see these two go head-to-head on the game’s biggest stage; Navratilova’s precise serve-and-volley game against Williams’ punishing power. The exchanges would be staggering in their brilliance; two fighters engaged in the sort of heavyweight slugfest that usually has ropes around it. Without a doubt, this one goes the distance, as neither woman gives an inch. In three, it’s Navratilova.

TRACY AUSTIN: AUSTIN VS. CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (WTF?)
US Open Champion 1979, 1981

I wonder what it would be like to play against Caroline Wozniacki in a big US Open match. I felt I was a very good mover, a smart player, good with the tactics. My strengths were my consistency and focus, my mental toughness. Caroline is a lot like I used to be. It would be a good chess match between us. There would be very few free points for either of us. Both of us have the ability to play well, point-in and point-out, to outmaneuver each other. It would come down to who would blink first. Neither one of us is overpowering but we don’t give an inch.
The match would be decided by who plays the right shot at the right time. She wears down her opponent and doesn’t give them anything and you must earn every point against Caroline.
Whoever plays the big points better would win, and it would be a very good contest.

STEPHEN TIGNOR: JUSTINE HENIN VS. EVONNE GOOLAGONG
American journalist, Tennis magazine

My dream matchup? I want to see backhands. With that sweep across the body, it’s the shot that allows the pros to show off their artistic sides. There are two different but equally artistic players I would love to see across the net from each other. One is Evonne Goolagong, the laconically graceful Australian champion from the 1970s. The other is Justine Henin, the dynamically graceful Belgian champion who retired this year.

Here the beauty of old school and new would be united. Goolagong’s easy movement, her caressed ground strokes, her flowing serve-and-volley game, and her signature, sweeping underspin backhand would take us back to the sport at the highest point in its wood racquet evolution. At the same time, Henin’s whirling speed, her power-packed forehand—she launched herself off the court to hit it—and her famous flyaway one-handed topspin backhand would be as fine a representative of the game’s power era that we could ask.

Goolagong and Henin were flip sides of the same artistic coin. Face to face, they would bring the sport’s two schools of beauty, forever separate in time, onto one court.

serenaforever
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:08 AM
Martina picked herself? :spit:

edit: and so did Tracy. And Evert.

tennisfan5
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:09 AM
Martina picked herself? :spit:

edit: and so did Tracy.

yes, I'm not sure the Woz got into that group

homogenius
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:11 AM
Tracy Austin :o :help:

Potato
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:15 AM
What the hell is Tracy on? She would rout Wozniacki in straight sets :help:

Galsen
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:17 AM
lol Martina you clearly don't know what's the deal to play Serena

Srodgers
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:17 AM
Martina is so full of herself :o

I mean she was an amazing player, but at least be a little humble.

tennis-insomniac
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:20 AM
:lol: Tracy Austin

Spring Pools
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Serena vs Bammer :lol:

Dementieva vs anyone

Schnyder vs Hantuchova and Schnyder vs Martinez

Serena vs MJMS

Jaja vs Ana

tennis-insomniac
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:21 AM
Martina is so full of herself :o

I mean she was an amazing player, but at least be a little humble.

and you're a fan of Serena and Venus :lol:

darrinbaker00
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:22 AM
Martina is so full of herself :o

I mean she was an amazing player, but at least be a little humble.

All great players think that way about themselves. Martina is just one of the few who are not afraid to verbalize it publicly.

Wiggly
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:27 AM
All great players think that way about themselves. Martina is just one of the few who are not afraid to verbalize it publicly.

Hint : Nadal.

I've won the French Open 3732692369523692 times but my grandma would be the favourite against me, no?

dsanders06
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:29 AM
lol Martina you clearly don't know what's the deal to play Serena

I don't like that she isn't publicly humble, but her assessment is right :shrug: Navratilova would be a nightmare match-up for Serena even at her best on quick courts. She loved to absorb pace, and her slice and volleys would've just thrown Serena completely off. My sense is Navratilova would be easily better than 2002 Serena on grass, would've been a close 3-setter on quick hardcourts (like Navratilova said) with either having a chance of winning, although Serena would probably have been comfortably the better player on slow hardcourts.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:32 AM
Tracy :help: I was pleasantly surprised someone picked Evonne. Same with Chrissie vs Venus. A little surprised no one picked Serena vs Steffi(speaking in terms of peak, since they did it for Serena and Monica.) They met twice, two good matches but one past her prime and one pre-prime.

tennisfan5
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:35 AM
I think Serena and Monica at peak would have been awesome to watch. A couple of their matches in '01 were incredible as it is

Papillon.
Aug 19th, 2011, 03:06 AM
Hint : Nadal.

I've won the French Open 3732692369523692 times but my grandma would be the favourite against me, no?

IKR? It's so fake. :spit:

AcesHigh
Aug 19th, 2011, 03:10 AM
I'm most surprised someone picked Chrissie vs Venus. After thinking about it.. I'd love to see that.

DefyingGravity
Aug 19th, 2011, 03:13 AM
My dream match at the U.S. Open would be a peak Jennifer vs. a peak Kim (2005 USO Kim). I get the feeling that Jennifer would really push Kim. And push her hard.

Knizzle
Aug 19th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Martina seems to have forgotten Serena's serve.

gc-spurs
Aug 19th, 2011, 03:44 AM
Hahahaha Tracy. I'm surprised she didn't pick Sharapova just so that she could shake her hand at the net afterwards.

tucker1989
Aug 19th, 2011, 03:44 AM
I think Tracy just wanted to put herself in position to win another one...

Venus/Chris and Serena/Monica would be amazing

harloo
Aug 19th, 2011, 03:48 AM
Where does that leave Maria? DEAD @ Caroline getting picked and Sharapova not making the cut.:lol:

Bonfire
Aug 19th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Tracy:hearts: I always knew that I liked you:p

I also agree with poster DefyingGravity that said a peak J. Cap vs. peak Kim U.S. Open match would be awesome!

Serendy Willick
Aug 19th, 2011, 04:15 AM
I saw that serena 02 would blow navs serve off the court. I wish they would play so nav can shut up.

rjd1111
Aug 19th, 2011, 04:19 AM
I don't like that she isn't publicly humble, but her assessment is right :shrug: Navratilova would be a nightmare match-up for Serena even at her best on quick courts. She loved to absorb pace, and her slice and volleys would've just thrown Serena completely off. My sense is Navratilova would be easily better than 2002 Serena on grass, would've been a close 3-setter on quick hardcourts (like Navratilova said) with either having a chance of winning, although Serena would probably have been comfortably the better player on slow hardcourts.

Her confidence in herself is one of the things I like about Nav.

She gave detailed gameplan on how she would play Serena.

Well I remember what Vera said after the Wimb final last year

" Serena did not allow me to play my game "

Talking about your gameplan is one thing, Doing it is quite another.

1. Do you think back in her hey day 30+ years ago Martina ever

saw a 118mph serve from one of her opponets. Serena has averaged that

and she can hit it anywhere in box with the same motion. Guessing game

before you absorb the pace you have to get your raquet on it.


2. Just because Serena doesn't play a lot of Serve, volley and play the

net does not mean she can't. You don't win 14 gs dbls without being

able to do that. Serena does what it takes to win. In some of her recent

matches I've seen her hit dropshots and lobs...successfully.

3. As to slices, Justine is a great slicer and she did a lot of that

in the AO final last year. Serena also hit some slices. And we all know

how that one turned out.


Nav was a great player and I respect her for what she did in her time

but beat Serena....I don't think so.



I would love to see Nav play Justine. It would be a better matchup

for her. But if She could keep her focus and play her best...I

think Justine would win.

J.Bravo
Aug 19th, 2011, 04:40 AM
I actually think Chris could take Venus. :lol: (Similar to Vee's matches with Hingis)
Serena vs. Graf would be awesome.

Smitten
Aug 19th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Henin/Goolagong has the most appeal to me on paper in terms of how they'd play against each other. Evonne's serve was suspect so I'd say she'd go down 6-3 in the third.

Austin/Wozniacka would be NID. Tracy, at her best, was good enough to best Evert at the USO.

Evert/Venus would be routine win for Chris.

Navratilova/S. Williams is too close for me to call. I definitely see it going three sets but I don't know who would win.

RVD
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:08 AM
Her confidence in herself is one of the things I like about Nav.

She gave detailed gameplan on how she would play Serena.

Well I remember what Vera said after the Wimb final last year

" Serena did not allow me to play my game "

Talking about your gameplan is one thing, Doing it is quite another.

1. Do you think back in her hey day 30+ years ago Martina ever

saw a 118mph serve from one of her opponets. Serena has averaged that

and she can hit it anywhere in box with the same motion. Guessing game

before you absorb the pace you have to get your raquet on it.


2. Just because Serena doesn't play a lot of Serve, volley and play the

net does not mean she can't. You don't win 14 gs dbls without being

able to do that. Serena does what it takes to win. In some of her recent

matches I've seen her hit dropshots and lobs...successfully.

3. As to slices, Justine is a great slicer and she did a lot of that

in the AO final last year. Serena also hit some slices. And we all know

how that one turned out.


Nav was a great player and I respect her for what she did in her time

but beat Serena....I don't think so.



I would love to see Nav play Justine. It would be a better matchup

for her. But if She could keep her focus and play her best...I

think Justine would win.Great rebuttal and analysis.

Also, I'd LOVE to see a Nav vs Rena match.
I'd like to see whether Nav could absorb Serena powerful and precise serves, and how she would handle Serena's A-C game plans. I seriously doubt that Serena would allow many serve and volley moments at all, and seeing as Serena enjoys painting the lines and going baseline to baseline, how exactly would Nav take Serena out of her comfort zone?

A peak Serena vs peak Steffi is another 'to-die-for' match-up.
With two different styles of BHs, which one would ultimately dominate?
Would Steffi be able to handle Serena's serves, or would she play a la Jie, and take them early, since she had great athleticism herself? And speaking of great athleticism, both ladies would be retrieving maniacs and we'd witness some crazy long rallies?

I'd also like to see a Nav vs Venus match, just to see if and how Nav would attempt to overcome Vee's reach during volleys. Would Nav be able to handle Vee's 126 mph serves and penetrating FHs? Would Vee switch to a serve & volley style herself in an attempt to test Nav?

darrinbaker00
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Her confidence in herself is one of the things I like about Nav.

She gave detailed gameplan on how she would play Serena.

Well I remember what Vera said after the Wimb final last year

" Serena did not allow me to play my game "

Talking about your gameplan is one thing, Doing it is quite another.

1. Do you think back in her hey day 30+ years ago Martina ever

saw a 118mph serve from one of her opponets. Serena has averaged that

and she can hit it anywhere in box with the same motion. Guessing game

before you absorb the pace you have to get your raquet on it.

Thirty years ago, most players used wooden racquets, so no, Navratilova didn't see any 118 MPH serves, and if Serena had been playing back then, she wouldn't have been hitting 118 MPH serves.

2. Just because Serena doesn't play a lot of Serve, volley and play the

net does not mean she can't. You don't win 14 gs dbls without being

able to do that. Serena does what it takes to win. In some of her recent

matches I've seen her hit dropshots and lobs...successfully.

True enough, but the more you do it, the better you are at it. By the way, Martina won 41 doubles majors.

3. As to slices, Justine is a great slicer and she did a lot of that

in the AO final last year. Serena also hit some slices. And we all know

how that one turned out.


Nav was a great player and I respect her for what she did in her time

but beat Serena....I don't think so.

Again, WHEN this hypothetical match would take place makes a huge difference. When Martina was in her prime, a lot more tournaments were played on natural surfaces, and slices don't bounce as high on grass and clay as they do on hard courts.

I would love to see Nav play Justine. It would be a better matchup

for her. But if She could keep her focus and play her best...I

think Justine would win.

I disagree. I think Martina would smoke Justine, because outside of the drive backhand, I can't think of a shot Justine can hit that Martina couldn't hit better.

it-girl
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:00 AM
Martina & Tracy are so:lol:
Martina whether she wants to admit it or not would get blown away in straight sets. And could somebody please wake me up when the Tracy and Caro match is over. I really like Caro but that match would be a snooze fest.

Danii's Law
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:46 AM
The only interesting one is Goolagong v Henin, the rest are too obvious or lame or self-indulgent.

ce
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:23 AM
I would love to see Martina vs Serena and Seles vs Serena :drool:

KournikovaFan91
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:35 AM
Kournikova vs Temesvari

It would be epic :bowdown:




:p

Soliloque
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:48 AM
Nobody picked Kim. Nice to see that they all know they don't stand a chance against the Blue Queen :worship:

ZODIAC
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:52 AM
it seems like everyone is saying that Serena is the most talented of her generation...nobody wants to play Kim or pova

madmax
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:52 AM
Sharapova vs Kournikova:hearts:
This is my dream matchup:bowdown:

Break My Rapture
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Williamsova/Seles. :hearts:

jefrilibra
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:02 PM
And no one picked Maria Sharapova, "the greatest player of her generation"? Not even Tracy and Carillo?

:bigcry:

Steven.
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:06 PM
Evonne gets a mention? Niiiice. :)

Also, Maria isn't the best player of her generation. Serena and Henin are.

Six Feet Under
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:06 PM
Tracy picked herself to vs Wozniacki...

:sobbing:

ZODIAC
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:07 PM
I found a surprise Venus vs Seles h2h is 9-1 in favor of Vee....

ZODIAC
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Evonne gets a mention? Niiiice. :)

Also, Maria isn't the best player of her generation. Serena and Henin are.I think 13 is greater than 7:p

jefrilibra
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Evonne gets a mention? Niiiice. :)

Also, Maria isn't the best player of her generation. Serena and Henin are.

Well not according to some delusional twat ...

Maria owes nothing to nobody, 3 majors, YEC 20+ titles, ex-#1 already, best player of her generation... and even if she doesn't do better in the future she's an everlasting #1 - as for Vika I really wished she doesn't take that #1 rank unless she wins the US or at a relative height the YEC but someone must take that place if Woz is helpless which she is so let it be so.

:hysteric:

Steven.
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:12 PM
I think 13 is greater than 7:p

I wasn't trying to imply that Henin is on the same level as Serena. :sad: Just that Henin did dominate when Maria first played her first four full year on tour.

Philbo
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:17 PM
Martina is so full of herself :o

I mean she was an amazing player, but at least be a little humble.
Oh dear, a Williams fan lecturing Martina on being humble. Pot, Kettle, Black!

Danii's Law
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:19 PM
I think 13 is greater than 7:p

Possibly the most obnoxious post I've ever seen.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 19th, 2011, 01:01 PM
Sharapova vs Kournikova:hearts:
This is my dream matchup:bowdown:

Almost happened in Sea Island :sad: Although Masha probably would have schooled Anna at that point in Anna's career. Her second last tournament ever. :o

L'Enfant Sauvage
Aug 19th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Possibly the most obnoxious post I've ever seen.

You clearly don't hang around GM much :lol:

Sam L
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:05 PM
Only 1 mention for Graf compared to 3 for Serena. :lol:

My pick: Serena v Navratilova. And let's back that up with Williams/Williams v Navratilova/Shriver in doubles.

These are the standard setters.

tennisfan5
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:06 PM
I found a surprise Venus vs Seles h2h is 9-1 in favor of Vee....

not too surprising. Venus was insane in the 2000-2001 period, and the clear #2 in 2002 when they played most of their matches. Monica was still an awesome player, but out of shape. She couldn't compete against Venus' court coverage with her own limited mobility. Was just a bad matchup.

Drake1980
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Austins pick! :lol:

Vikapower
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Maria AO 2008 vs. any version of anybody of any era of any sex and any format best of 3 or 5 sets. Her incredible greatness would forever outshine the lesser players.

duhcity
Aug 19th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Maria AO 2008 vs. any version of anybody of any era of any sex and any format best of 3 or 5 sets. Her incredible greatness would forever outshine the lesser players.

Never knew you were a member of the press.

rjd1111
Aug 20th, 2011, 04:44 AM
Thirty years ago, most players used wooden racquets, so no, Navratilova didn't see any 118 MPH serves, and if Serena had been playing back then, she wouldn't have been hitting 118 MPH serves.



True enough, but the more you do it, the better you are at it. By the way, Martina won 41 doubles majors.



Again, WHEN this hypothetical match would take place makes a huge difference. When Martina was in her prime, a lot more tournaments were played on natural surfaces, and slices don't bounce as high on grass and clay as they do on hard courts.



I disagree. I think Martina would smoke Justine, because outside of the drive backhand, I can't think of a shot Justine can hit that Martina couldn't hit better.


1. Non-wooden raquets were available in the late 60s. If players

chose to use wood thats on them. Martina herself switched to Fiberglass

in 74 ( Spalding Speedshaft and Yonex Carbonex2 ) and Graphite in 82

( Yonex R-7 ) so thats not an issue.

And I fail to see why so many people think that Serena

with her athleticism and abilities could not excel with a wooden stick.

Serena has hit 128mph which is 1 mph less than the record. Serena hits

with a smaller raquethead than most and uses natural gut.

Sam L
Aug 20th, 2011, 04:50 AM
1. Non-wooden raquets were available in the late 60s. If players

chose to use wood thats on them. Martina herself switched to Fiberglass

in 74 ( Spalding Speedshaft and Yonex Carbonex2 ) and Graphite in 82

( Yonex R-7 ) so thats not an issue.

And I fail to see why so many people think that Serena

with her athleticism and abilities could not excel with a wooden stick.

Serena has hit 128mph which is 1 mph less than the record. Serena hits

with a smaller raquethead than most and uses natural gut.
She would do fine with wood.

serenaforever
Aug 20th, 2011, 05:12 AM
Maria AO 2008 vs. any version of anybody of any era of any sex and any format best of 3 or 5 sets. Her incredible greatness would forever outshine the lesser players.

Now see, this is one of those times where you're not being serious. You're just looking to see if anyone will take you seriously and start a fight.


You clearly don't hang around GM much :lol:

It's obvious. :lol:

Hahahaha Tracy. I'm surprised she didn't pick Sharapova just so that she could shake her hand at the net afterwards.

:spit:

AnomyBC
Aug 20th, 2011, 05:30 AM
Some matches I'd really love to see......

Peak Federer vs. Peak Laver

Peak Federer vs. Peak Rosewall

Peak Nadal vs. Peak Borg

Peak Graf vs. Peak Serena

Peak Navratilova vs. Peak Serena

Peak Evert vs. Peak Serena

Peak Seles vs. Peak Serena

Peak Court vs. Peak Serena

Peak Wills Moody vs. Peak Serena

Peak Lenglen vs. Peak Serena

Peak Graf vs. Peak Court

Peak Court vs. Peak Connolly

Peak Cibulkova vs. Peak AnomyBC

Peak Kournikova vs. Peak AnomyBC

Peak Sharapova vs. Peak AnomyBC

Peak Ivanovic vs. Peak AnomyBC

Peak Kirilenko vs. Peak AnomyBC

All of those matches would epic, fascinating and/or hilarious :)

darrinbaker00
Aug 20th, 2011, 05:50 AM
1. Non-wooden raquets were available in the late 60s. If players

chose to use wood thats on them. Martina herself switched to Fiberglass

in 74 ( Spalding Speedshaft and Yonex Carbonex2 ) and Graphite in 82

( Yonex R-7 ) so thats not an issue.

And I fail to see why so many people think that Serena

with her athleticism and abilities could not excel with a wooden stick.

Serena has hit 128mph which is 1 mph less than the record. Serena hits

with a smaller raquethead than most and uses natural gut.

First of all, the graphite racquets of 1982 aren't nearly as powerful as the racquets of today, as I'm sure you know. Secondly, Serena's racquet, the 104 square-inch Wilson BLX Blade Team, is bigger than what every player ranked ahead of her is currently using. Thirdly, if a 49-year-old Martina Navratilova could reach 105 on the radar gun with a modern racquet, as she did in 2006, what do you think a 29-year-old Navratilova would do under similar circumstances?

moby
Aug 20th, 2011, 06:38 AM
Graf-Connolly, Henin-Goolagong would be glorious.

LOL@Tracy trying to get an easy win.

Love the Tilden mention too. The Original Tennis Homo vs The King of Flamboyant.

I would love to see 07 Henin against pretty much anyone.

Svetlana)))
Aug 20th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Hahahaha Tracy. I'm surprised she didn't pick Sharapova just so that she could shake her hand at the net afterwards.

This. Martina, Evert and Tracy :facepalm:

Banditoo
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Dream match - Venus Williams vs. Venus Williams

young_gunner913
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:27 AM
Dream match - Venus Williams vs. Venus Williams

Your dream is to watch Venus play with herself? :unsure:

Sam L
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:31 AM
Rafa vs Rafa
Nando vs Nando

And then Rafa vs Nando. :drool:

Banditoo
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:32 AM
Your dream is to watch Venus play with herself? :unsure:

:lol:. This was a joke. But this will be amazing match. :lol:

The 2nd Law
Aug 20th, 2011, 09:06 AM
Is it mean that I would love to see Ana play Graf? :lol: Poor girl.

Svetlana)))
Aug 20th, 2011, 10:14 AM
Your dream is to watch Venus play with herself? :unsure:

All kinds of wrong :lol:

darrinbaker00
Aug 21st, 2011, 12:09 AM
Graf-Connolly, Henin-Goolagong would be glorious.

LOL@Tracy trying to get an easy win.

Love the Tilden mention too. The Original Tennis Homo vs The King of Flamboyant.

I would love to see 07 Henin against pretty much anyone.

I just hope Bud Collins meant the adult Andre Agassi. Tilden would want to sleep with the teenage version, not play him in a match.

danieln1
Aug 21st, 2011, 12:21 AM
Evert vs Hingis would be very, very interesting!

Bayo
Aug 21st, 2011, 12:45 AM
What the hell is Tracy on? She would rout Wozniacki in straight sets :help:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

+100

MBM
Aug 21st, 2011, 12:53 AM
Martina is so full of herself :o

I mean she was an amazing player, but at least be a little humble.

If she wasn't she wouldn't have won a million grand slams

rjd1111
Aug 21st, 2011, 01:45 AM
First of all, the graphite racquets of 1982 aren't nearly as powerful as the racquets of today, as I'm sure you know. Secondly, Serena's racquet, the 104 square-inch Wilson BLX Blade Team, is bigger than what every player ranked ahead of her is currently using. Thirdly, if a 49-year-old Martina Navratilova could reach 105 on the radar gun with a modern racquet, as she did in 2006, what do you think a 29-year-old Navratilova would do under similar circumstances?


" Women's tennis star VENUS uses the Wilson KBlade Team, which hit the market in July 2006. Drawing on Williams' unmistakable style, the W5 Divine Iris's graphics are inspired by her favorite artist, Gustav Klimt. "


" SERENA Williams uses the new Wilson W3 Gypsy Rose.
With its silicone-and-carbon construction and free-spirited design (based on Serena's own unique pop sensibility)"



http://www.tennisexpress.com/info/wilson-tennis-racquets.cfm

Ryan
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:11 AM
I'd love to see Hingis v. Goolagong. So much finesse :drool:

moby
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:25 AM
I just hope Bud Collins meant the adult Andre Agassi. Tilden would want to sleep with the teenage version, not play him in a match.Something tells me Tilden isn't into hairy guys. He probably likes them young smooth and slim. Anyway, one can want to sleep with someone and also want to beat them in a tennis match.

spartanfan
Aug 21st, 2011, 02:25 PM
Maria AO 2008 vs. any version of anybody of any era of any sex and any format best of 3 or 5 sets. Her incredible greatness would forever outshine the lesser players.
How about Maria AO 2008 vs. Serena AO 2007....