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MakarovaFan
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Due in part to tennis channel's "uso classic's" it just seems to me that in recent years the USO has produced so many exciting and memorable matches( and involving top players no less):

Justine V Capriati 03 SF
Capriati V Serena 04 QF 26 64 64 if only for the drama and tension
Elena's back-to-back 3rd set TB wins over Mauresmo and Capriati in 04 QF& SF 46 64 76(1) & 60 26 76(5)
Kim V Venus 05 QF 46 75 61
Elena V Lindsay 05 QF 61 36 76(6)
Kim V Maria 05 SF 62 67(4) 63 if only for the amazing fight back from Maria would was bluntly being out played yet somehow dug in and epic fashion in which she saved triple match point was amazing rallies( 26 56 0-40 down)
06 was okay( 3 of the 6 sets in the SF were bagels !!) but it saw the arrival of diva JJ and the man handling of world number 1 Mauresmo by Maria
Venus V Jelena 07 QF 46 61 76(4)
Justine V Venus 07 SF 76(2) 64 ......amazing quality
Serena V Venus 08 QF 76(6) 76(7) such tense and tight with Venus blowing 10 set points!
Serena V Jelena 08 F 64 75 one of the best contested AND EXCITING Womens Slam Finals of recent memory...JJ had 53 40-15
Kim V Serena 09 SF 64 75 if only for the historic drama : (
Kim V Venus 10 SF 46 76(4) 64

Direwolf
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Kim vs Venus 09 SF 6-0 0-6 6-4 Venus had Multiple BP to make it 5-5 in the third set.

hingis-seles
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:04 PM
The US Open has the biggest duds in terms of women's finals. The last final that went three sets was Steffi Graf-Monica Seles in 1995.

The Venus-Kim match in 2010 was a horror show. Such a hideous match to watch - very poor quality.

Otherwise, your list is fair.

Reptilia
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:07 PM
I would have said it is the slam that produces the worst quality matches. Especially the last couple of years.

new-york
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Kim vs Venus 09 SF 6-0 0-6 6-4 Venus had Multiple BP to make it 5-5 in the third set.

Vinas has Kimiolated herself so many times at the USO. :sobbing:

Wonderlander
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:08 PM
In 2007 there were some great matches in the top half of the draw.
Since then it hasn't produced anything particularly good. 2009 was crappy and most of 2010 was too.
I prefered AO in the last couple of years.

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Hingis-Venus i believe in 2000

MakarovaFan
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Kim vs Venus 09 SF 6-0 0-6 6-4 Venus had Multiple BP to make it 5-5 in the third set.
Yep that's another you could add to the list........no one expected Kim to play that well so early out of retirement, no to mention BAGELING Venus Williams! Then for Venus to come right back with her own bagel was just epicness!

hingis-seles
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Hingis-Venus i believe in 2001

Hingis and Venus only played thrice at the US Open.

1997 final.
1999 semifinal.
2000 semifinal.

MakarovaFan
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:12 PM
I would have said it is the slam that produces the worst quality matches. Especially the last couple of years.
Matches become Memorable and exciting because the of names involved and the way the matches unfold.....quality matches don't equal classics.....a 1st Rd epic between to nobodies won't even make headlines where as a low quality 3 set nail bitter between 2 top seeds in the SF's WILL be remembered. That's just the way it goes

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:34 PM
2001 QF Serena/Lindsay

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one of the main matches (IMO) credited for starting the Serena Slam.

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Hingis and Venus only played thrice at the US Open.

1997 final.
1999 semifinal.
2000 semifinal.
Ok, that was the 2000

propi
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:42 PM
Nah, Roland Garros does! :cheer:
Additionally that tie break in the final set is simply outrageous:tape::tape::tape:

danieln1
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Vinas has Kimiolated herself so many times at the USO. :sobbing:

Yep, she selfdestructed so many times against Kimberly, where she would have won the whole tournament again.... and each time it was painful to see.......

atominside
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Kim vs Venus 09 SF 6-0 0-6 6-4 Venus had Multiple BP to make it 5-5 in the third set.

They met in the 4th Round that year:rolleyes:

eDonkey
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:48 PM
I would have said it is the slam that produces the worst quality matches. Especially the last couple of years.
This.

Players with exceptional defence at all final stages has something to do with quality (I'm not talking at all about Caroline, it's Oudin, Kim, Vera, JJ, etc. as well).

Purple_Rain
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:55 PM
Wimbledon > Australian Open > US Open = French Open.

Everyone is worn out by the USO. The quality of tennis, especially on the women's side, is often lacking. That translates to lack of excitement because I can't get excited watching a match that neither player deserves to win. (Or, we'll see a blowout in which one player deserves it and the other doesn't.)

cowsonice
Aug 26th, 2011, 09:40 PM
The excitement generated by USO is from American media.

Wimbledon this year was great. French Open is always a toss-up for me, so I find that "exciting." Australian Open is usually more or less predictable.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Aug 26th, 2011, 09:52 PM
It doesn't consistently produce great matches, but Venus d. Hingis 2000 SF and Justine d. Capriati 2003 semifinal were possibly two of the top five matches of all time, definitely of the 2000s IMO.

Sammo
Aug 26th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Yes everybody tries to find the exit with this kind of matches

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MakarovaFan
Aug 26th, 2011, 11:08 PM
The excitement generated by USO is from American media.

Wimbledon this year was great. French Open is always a toss-up for me, so I find that "exciting." Australian Open is usually more or less predictable.
From just the last 8 US Open's i listed 15 matches between TOP players all no earlier than the QF'S(ie the big stages of a Major) that had major drama and excitement, do the same for ANY of the other 3 majors and you guys have a case.

With RG i'll give you that it produces the most shocks and surprise's which is a form of excitment but also you get very few late rnd RG matchups because of that. Wimbledon has tailed off since 2006(there may be just a handful of late staged memorable matches) and the AO doesn't produce ANYTHING if Serena isn't invloved(literally all the dramatic/tense matches later in the tourney involve her:Azarenka x2,Kuznetsova; the 07 run;Henin Final) and that's been true since the 06 debacle. Lately it seems the AO produces better earlier round matches.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Aug 26th, 2011, 11:12 PM
I think the crowd helps create some dramatic matches with the atmosphere they bring. Every US Open night match seems exciting to me.

Nicolás89
Aug 26th, 2011, 11:29 PM
I think that overall this year all slams have produced a good set of matches, I hope that the US Open won't be the exception.

Mr.Sharapova
Aug 26th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Actually as for now, I think the Australian Open has witnessed some great matches from both women's and men's matches :yeah:.

danieln1
Aug 27th, 2011, 12:15 AM
Yes everybody tries to find the exit with this kind of matches

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4:46 is WAY TOO MUCH time for a highlights in this match... even though it contain some errors :facepalm:

it-girl
Aug 27th, 2011, 12:25 AM
I really do not know why people are saying that Venus & Justine match in 2007 was such high quality when it just was not. That was the year that Venus found out she had anemia after that match. The same match that she had to have a medical time out in and take medication to continue. How in this world or the next is that a quality match when one of the players was clearly sick? The only thing that kept Venus in that match was her fighting spirit. Only the highlights can make that match look like it was good quality. If you actually saw the entire match you would know this match was not quality.

eck
Aug 27th, 2011, 12:33 AM
I really do not know why people are saying that Venus & Justine match in 2007 was such high quality when it just was not. That was the year that Venus found out she had anemia after that match. The same match that she had to have a medical time out in and take medication to continue. How in this world or the next is that a quality match when one of the players was clearly sick? The only thing that kept Venus in that match was her fighting spirit. Only the highlights can make that match look like it was good quality. If you actually saw the entire match you would know this match was not quality.

The first set was quality. If you didn't see the doctor coming onto court, or if Venus didn't say anything (which by the way, both players requested for the doc) you would never have thought Venus was anemic.
Could you find a better match where both players were playing at least 70-80% of what they were capable of?

it-girl
Aug 27th, 2011, 01:20 AM
The first set was quality. If you didn't see the doctor coming onto court, or if Venus didn't say anything (which by the way, both players requested for the doc) you would never have thought Venus was anemic.
Could you find a better match where both players were playing at least 70-80% of what they were capable of?I saw that match and it was hard to watch Venus because I was wondering what was wrong with her because she just did not look like herself. How can a person be 70-80% when they have to have medication to continue? I don't think people realize how anemia affects a person let alone an athlete playing at such a physical level. I have seen better matches between the two of them and definitely better quality from both. Venus was erratic because she was suffering from the affects of anemia, her fight kept her in that match, not her tennis talent. If she did in fact play 70-80% of her ability she would have won that match.

Anemia:


Anemia is the reduction of either the number of red blood cells, or the amount of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. This results in a decrease in the amount of oxygen that the blood is able to carry.
Anemia reduces the amount of oxygen available in the cells of the body. As a result, you have less energy available to perform normal functions. Important processes, such as muscular activity and cell building and repair, slow down and become less efficient. When the brain lacks oxygen, dizziness may result, and mental faculties are less sharp.

longtin23
Aug 27th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Quite correct because its a third set tie break, anything can happen...