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raquel
Feb 23rd, 2003, 07:14 PM
I can not recall any player obviously tank a match, but I am reading a book about the men's tour in the 80's and it talks about how tanking was really common back then. I just wondered what matches people have seen on the women's tour that you think a player tanked. The only match I can think of is maybe Hingis losing to Dokic at Wimbledon 1999? Been so long since I saw it I cant remember exactly how it panned out in the second set, but it is possible she just wanted to get off the court especially after the French Open final two weeks before.

tennisIlove09
Feb 23rd, 2003, 07:17 PM
Yes

2002 Miami semi finals

irma
Feb 23rd, 2003, 07:19 PM
martina in filderstadt last year

E. Blackadder
Feb 23rd, 2003, 07:20 PM
Vera Zvonareva, 2nd set vs Serena Williams Roland Garros 2002

irma
Feb 23rd, 2003, 07:22 PM
kim in rome,paris and wimbledon last year.

MLF
Feb 23rd, 2003, 07:31 PM
Lucic against Plischke French Open a couple of years ago. after about 10 minutes she couldn't care less.

Master Lu
Feb 23rd, 2003, 08:32 PM
Didn't see it, but heard a lot about Patty Schnyder tanking her matches against Anna K.

Also Iva, pretty much every match after loosing a close first set. Against Dementieva at Wimby last year would be a classic example.

Jordan.
Feb 23rd, 2003, 08:45 PM
PFFFFFF, the first 3 games all went to deuce in the 2nd set of Vera vs. Serena...

Becool
Feb 23rd, 2003, 08:57 PM
anna vs widjaja in usopen 2002

pretty pathetic. anna wanted sooo much to leave the court soon as a possible. she was bombing all balls out, or netting them. and the crowd wasnt being nice, they were booing her and whistling too. it was also plain awful to watch...

if im not wrong, anna did 3-1 on the first set then she lost 11 games in a row. and acted like nothing happened.. how polite

Jordan.
Feb 23rd, 2003, 08:57 PM
Miami 2002 QF Hingis vs. Serena, Hingis tanked the 2nd badly..

Pureracket
Feb 23rd, 2003, 08:57 PM
Yeah, I saw that match between Patty and AnnaK. live. Patty played like she had a plane to catch. Also, the television didn't show it, but she stared at Anna on almost all of the changeovers. I don't think she likes Anna very much.

tennisIlove09
Feb 24th, 2003, 07:46 AM
also

2002

Roland Garros Finals

Beat
Feb 24th, 2003, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by Becool
anna vs widjaja in usopen 2002

my choice as well.

hingis-seles
Feb 24th, 2003, 07:53 AM
Anna vs Henin 2002 AO

tennisIlove09
Feb 24th, 2003, 07:54 AM
I beg to differ. I don't think Anna tanked either match. I think she felt pressure in both matches, and failed to produce. Not exactly a tanking

Steveg
Feb 24th, 2003, 08:52 AM
I think that match tanking is extremely common on the ITF tour for schedules / accomodation reasons.

DutchieGirl
Feb 24th, 2003, 09:14 AM
Originally posted by Pureracket
Yeah, I saw that match between Patty and AnnaK. live. Patty played like she had a plane to catch. Also, the television didn't show it, but she stared at Anna on almost all of the changeovers. I don't think she likes Anna very much.

lol "doesn't like" is putting it mildly! It's been widely documented that Patty can't stand Anna! She has said that she can't stand to be on the court with her (so you'd think she'd wanna beat her 0 and 0 right :rolleyes: ). Patty is strange like that sometimes!

King Lindsay
Feb 24th, 2003, 10:12 AM
Natasha Zvereva versus .... a lot of people.

Patty Schnyder versus .... a lot of people.

JonBcn
Feb 24th, 2003, 10:18 AM
a couple of times early in her career Conchita Martinez

lindsay_lee
Feb 24th, 2003, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Pureracket
Yeah, I saw that match between Patty and AnnaK. live. Patty played like she had a plane to catch. Also, the television didn't show it, but she stared at Anna on almost all of the changeovers. I don't think she likes Anna very much.
That's funny-Stared at her during the changeover?! I wonder how Anna reacted?
I knew there was a reason I liked Miss Patty