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tennisIlove09
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:40 AM
...of about 1999. Graf was still around (I still wonder what would have happened if she had beaten Davenport at Wimbledon); Hingis was still playing; Davenport was a force; the sisters were emerging.

I wish we had a few years with Graf playing her best; Seles playing her best; Hingis; Davenport; and the sisters playing well.

The tour has become...too predicatable? Semis of a major? These days it's Williams vs. Belgium (when everyone's healthy)

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:41 AM
Yet on the other hand, it's more refreshing with the emergence of the Russians etc...

2004's Australian Open holds great potential IMO.

tennisIlove09
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:50 AM
I think my favorite two years were 1999 and 2000. They were just so good.

2004 Australian has potential...but EVERY tournament has potential. I think the last GREAT women's Slam (where every round was exicting) was the 99 US Open. That tournament was VERY high quality. Davenport/Pierce Serena/Kim Serena/Conchita Serena/Seles Serena/Davenport Serena/Hingis Venus/Hingis Capriati/Tauziat Seles/Capriati

Doraemon
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:50 AM
'99 plus Gaby and Kimiko would have been the ideal year!

schris
Nov 23rd, 2003, 10:36 AM
Tennis isn`t the same for me now... :sad:

irma
Nov 23rd, 2003, 10:57 AM
they show the wimbledon movies on nbc europe but today it was 97 and so steffi was not there anyway

it was way more fun with queen steffi around. I should have more enjoyed it then though. as a crazy fan I was always occupied with my nerves :lol:

Tompier
Nov 23rd, 2003, 11:41 AM
OMG don't remind me 1999 and 2000 is my best year ever. And now there is no Hingis !!!!!!
Mary, Lindsay, Monica, Anna playing hardly.
TENNIS IS OFTEN BORING RIGHT NOW.

azza
Nov 23rd, 2003, 11:50 AM
2003 is the best year coz its the first full year i have actually payed attention to the atp and wta tour :o:o

Experimentee
Nov 23rd, 2003, 11:57 AM
Graf would still have retired had she beaten Davenport. The point of retiring when she did was that she wanted to go out on top, as a champion.

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:03 PM
I think it's pretty good right now. We have a whole cast list of fine, charismatic players. Let's enjoy them.

ktwtennis
Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:04 PM
I agree...I miss the good 'ole days!

bandabou
Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:06 PM
So many Anna K fans who wanna live in the past.... face it, the tour is better now. More players stepping it up,etc.

Greenout
Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:10 PM
I've been seriously following tennis since 1996,
and let me tell you that not all the years were
great. Selective memory?

I didn't get to see all of the events in 1995; but that
was a entertaining year. From the vids that I did finally
watch 1994 was good too. 1996 was another great
year for players besides the same usual suspects.

1997 was interesting with the arrival of Hingis
and the power shift from Steffi, Asv and Monica.
Even then with Martina winning everything..it
was predictable.

1998 was a good year, so was 1999. 2000 was
ok, 2001 was decent, 2002 was boring.

2003 has been the best tennis year since 1998.

Roxers
Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:15 PM
Martina come back! Lindsay, Monica, Venus and Serena get healthy!

Mister B
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:07 PM
Yah I agree, 1999 was a really great year! All the top players were playing great, so few injuries, 4 different women to win slams, ULTRA exciting matches, etc! So many memories from that year that I'll never forget!

bandabou
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:11 PM
Blame it on Wertheim. It is him who told the sisters to get serious about tennis in ´00.

Ballbuster
Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:26 PM
I don't miss nothing about those fake-A$$ good ole days.

KV
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:44 PM
So many Anna K fans who wanna live in the past.... face it, the tour is better now. More players stepping it up,etc.
More players are stepping up? How were the GS finals this season, only occupied by the Williams sisters, Justine and Kim. You really can count the players who prevented a Justine/Kim final. It didn't arrive too often. Unlike in men's tennis there were (generally) a lack of big upsets. How about being around 20th ranked when they have more off-performances than good ones. This season was less quality than the years before. BTW must defend the likes of Jenny, Momo and Lindsay they had a few too many injuries. Seles, Kournikova (mainly) sidelined were missed too.

A4
Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:51 PM
2003 has been the best tennis year since 1998.

Naturally. 2003's been the best year. With injuries racking most of the top players, Williams, Williams, Davenport, Seles et al, 2003 has been simply wonderful............... talk about taking objective analysis to a whole new level.

Pamela Shriver
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:00 PM
Old days!?!?! 1999 isn't the old days!! The old (and BEST) days was back in 78 when I was in my finest pam-dunking form.

tumak
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:08 PM
Stefanie Graf - Queen of the Courts -this was true..I miss her also.
She had her injuries to.. I remember her toying with Martina H. was the first time I recall those buns...and I recorded it.

KV
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:09 PM
Old days!?!?! 1999 isn't the old days!! The old (and BEST) days was back in 78 when I was in my finest pam-dunking form.And to reach the US-Open final.

croat123
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:14 PM
i miss 1995-1997, those were the days... (but now there is sprem)

ptkten
Nov 23rd, 2003, 09:13 PM
98-00 were definitely the best years.

Ballbuster
Nov 23rd, 2003, 09:27 PM
These are the "Good Ole Days" People of Color are ting. I'm happy!

and as life continue to progress forward, more people of color are going to step up. Be it Asians, latino, africans, or aboriginals. I'm all for it.

The movement!

Julian
Nov 23rd, 2003, 09:57 PM
98-00 were definitely the best years.

ITA!! :) Let's hope 04 will be even better! *crosses fingers*

CanadianBoy21
Nov 23rd, 2003, 10:33 PM
1997 - boring
1998 - boring
1999 - great
2000 - okay
2001 - good
2002 - best
2003 - dismal
2004 - ? I hope it's the best ever.

SerialKiller#69
Nov 25th, 2003, 09:37 AM
2000 was the best imo.

The Crow
Nov 25th, 2003, 10:04 AM
1999 the old days? :haha: :haha: