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Celeste
May 15th, 2003, 12:55 AM
Ronnie knows I'm miserable right now. Anyway, he bought me this "30 Best Matches of the 20th Century" book because he knows I like tennis and I like to read. The book is actually full of typos and all, but it does a nice job of the lead up to the matches, the matches, covers the players, and what became of each. It had nice pictures, also. It is a nice book.

Anyway, one of the matches featured was Bille Jean King vs. Evonne Goolagong, the U.S. Open final, I think it was 1974. Anyway, there was this long, really involved gutsy rally/point I think in the third set, and Evonne won it (King won the match). In the book, the players have cooperated, Evonne says when she finished the point near the net and then looked down at her arms, and there were goosebumbs. She was sort of surprised, she was so into the point, she didn't notice until it was over.

Do you think the women of today get this? Are the women players of today really into great points? It was fun to read. What kind of points do you think create goosebumps today?

Rollo
May 15th, 2003, 01:46 AM
Points like Mary Pierce doing her between the legs winner vs. Seles in Paris in 2000 still create goosebumps. Some of those long punishing rallies sure do it.

I've never seen anything like that King-Goolagong point though. It's my favorite point on tape-ever. Even the announcers said it gave them goosebumps.