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thelittlestelf
Jan 25th, 2005, 02:50 AM
sucks! Poor quality matches, and I'm bored with it already! :o

Rachel
Jan 25th, 2005, 02:52 AM
Jus' coz venus is gone :p

LeRoy.
Jan 25th, 2005, 02:52 AM
Your signature says it all :p (the name in big fonts that is ;) )

thelittlestelf
Jan 25th, 2005, 02:53 AM
Jus' coz venus is gone :p
Hey, I didn't say that about the US Open, Wimbledon, French Open, or last years Australian open.

This one really just sucks.

martirogi
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:02 AM
this does suck every match has double the amount of ues to winners. plus there rnt very good players left :fiery: .....

switz
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:03 AM
Hey, I didn't say that about the US Open, Wimbledon, French Open, or last years Australian open.

This one really just sucks.

the US Open was the only good slam for a few matches last eg dementieva/cap, dementieva/mauresmo, schnyder/hantuchova (bias).

wimbledon sucked - crap final, choke from lindsay in the semi, close bad quality match in the other.

roland garros really sucked - crap quarters, crap semis, crap final.

Aus Open had a decent final last year but the rest sucked.

this has been better than average i would say.

tennisIlove09
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:04 AM
I think this has been one of the better majors for in awhile :shrug:

Greenout
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:06 AM
Best matches so far... Elena's matches. The Dani and Patty ones were
really high class stuff. Shame that she had to go out because her matches
had the most dynamic play and crowd tension.

I would also include Serena -vs- Petrova, the rest were pretty
average. Too many UE's no drama, and boring rallies.

Wait- one more was good. AM -vs- Dinara.


It really helps when you have players with different types
of styles up against each other, and aren't afraid to wear their
hearts on their sleeves.

thelittlestelf
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:11 AM
Best matches so far... Elena's matches. The Dani and Patty ones were
really high class stuff. Shame that she had to go out because her matches
had the most dynamic play and crowd tension.

I would also include Serena -vs- Petrova, the rest were pretty
average. Too many UE's no drama, and boring rallies.

Wait- one more was good. AM -vs- Dinara.


It really helps when you have players with different types
of styles up against each other, and aren't afraid to wear their
hearts on their sleeves.
Well thanks to the lovely ESPN, I got barely any coverage of Patty/Elena!

I did watch Serena and Petrova though, I thought it was pretty bad myself :tape: .

Greenout
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:13 AM
Well thanks to the lovely ESPN, I got barely any coverage of Patty/Elena!

I did watch Serena and Petrova though, I thought it was pretty bad myself :tape: .


Did you watch it "live"? The match quality wasn't good; but
Nadia is entertaining- and there was tension which was lacking
in all of the others.

JLDementieva
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:13 AM
I agree, it sucks!

jdog3008
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:14 AM
My top 2 are still in, so it's a fantastic Aus Open for me :lol::bounce:

TakeThat
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:14 AM
I think the heat has a lot to do with the quality of matches. It is incredibly difficult to play a pro tennis match in the 90 degree weather. I am surprised Ms. Myskina (not the biggest fan of the sun, as we all know :devil: ) is still alive, heh heh...

tennischick
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:56 AM
what bajangirl said. that's exactly what i was about to say -- come join us at MTF ;)

PaulieM
Jan 25th, 2005, 04:01 AM
it has definetly been sucking on the women's side

fammmmedspin
Jan 25th, 2005, 04:03 AM
Nice to have a match where two players played well at the same time.

We had two where they both played very well some of the time or one played very well at most other times but that was it I think. Still Patty v Elena was a great battle with moments of brillance and Alicia-Venus was really competitive and pretty good quality. Nadia had a good set. Sveta looked like a possible number 1 for a set today too, until she played like number 101. Maria also llooked like a number 1 in her last sets - although 11 would be a better ranking on her first sets.

UDiTY
Jan 25th, 2005, 04:07 AM
The matches have been really anti-climactic, just like Momo/Serena. Poor quality and low drama.

:p

Prizeidiot
Jan 25th, 2005, 07:11 AM
Yeah, couldn't agree more. The women's side has been poor. There have been absolutely no memorable matches, unlike the mens, which has been outstanding. A qualifier ranked outside the top 200 playing Federer produced an amazing exhibition of tennis and a more competitive battle than the number 2 seed playing the number 7 today.

This is a shame since there's been so much hype surrounding the new found depth of womens tennis in the past year or so. The last couple of slams have been pretty good. Here's to hoping we have something to cheer about soon.

10nisfanofruz
Jan 25th, 2005, 07:16 AM
I think that because of the heat :rolleyes:

In contrast , Men's match is more fun to watch this year. :)

Anyway, the match in semi final may be more interesting<Maria Vs Serena> ;)

G1Player2
Jan 25th, 2005, 07:20 AM
I thought the Venus/Molik match was great...

bello
Jan 25th, 2005, 07:25 AM
there havent been many good majors for a while....
i think we have some good matched coming up though! Serena vs. Maria and maybe Serena vs. Linds!

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2005, 07:56 AM
I have seen some good womens matches at the AO, but then I've been there live and been able to pick what I see, not just what the tv networks show. Patty-Misa was a great match. Actually, Patty-Spears was even an OK match! I thought Venus-Alica was alright too.

Iheartennis
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:16 AM
The men's matches have been more exciting then the womens so far. and im a huge fan of women's tennis.

Greenout
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:28 AM
I have seen some good womens matches at the AO, but then I've been there live and been able to pick what I see, not just what the tv networks show. Patty-Misa was a great match. Actually, Patty-Spears was even an OK match! I thought Venus-Alica was alright too.


Really! Alot of people are bullshitting here. The majority of
the good matches weren't even shown in the USA! :p
The others are tape delayed.

This is what I seen "live" so far..

Am-vs- Stosur (local)
Am-vs- Safina (slump)
Am -vs- Serena
Serena -vs- Petrova (slump)
Serena-vs- Saina (over her head)
Serena-vs- Pin (over her head)
Elena -vs- Dani *
Elena -vs- Patty *
Sveta-vs- Vera D (greenhorn, newbie)
Sharpy-vs- Na Li (over her head)
Sharpy-vs- Lindsay Lee Waters (journey woman)
Sharpy -vs- Sveta
Molik-vs- Aiko Nakamura (over her head)
Myskina-vs- Oblizer (journey woman)
Myskina-vs-Dechy
Petrova-vs Sophie Fegurson (local)
Venus-vs- Eleni D (slump)
Venus-vs- Shui Peng (over her head)
Venus-vs- Anna Smashnova (slump)
Venus-vs- Molik


This is why the matches looked crappy. Take a good look
at this list? The majority of them top stars played journey woman
or local favorites and Asian WC's!! On paper it looks already
mismatched.

[The QF's and the lousy performance from Myskina is a mystery
to me?? I'm still baffled.]



The best match was Elena -vs- Patty, then Elena -vs- Dani,
Amelie-vs- Safina and Serena-vs- Petrova.

Obviously the match quality helps when you play solid players.


++This is what happens when the draw is missing 6 seeded
players need we remind you. JHH, Kimmy, Capster, Mary,
Bovina and Suarez. I really think the journey women and
Asians would never have gotten to the 2nd or 3rd round if
the 6 seeds were in the draw.

gsm
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:40 AM
I thought the Venus/Molik match was great...

DITTO!!!

forget biased accusations , this was a great match. :worship:

Greenout
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:41 AM
DITTO!!!

forget biased accusations , this was a great match. :worship:


I thought the crowd was too quiet, and Alicia tried not
to do a Hewitt. I expected more energy...too bad. There's nothing
wrong in being pumped up. I hope she shows all her feelings
in her match against LD.

It's ok Alicia- go on enjoy yourself!

Huntress555
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:52 AM
If your not happy, don't watch, but don't complain and ruin it for people who are enjoying it.:( Even if your fave is out..
I love this open, great matches, I have enjoyed, and not just because 2 aussies are in the QF, that is a huge bonus, but I think most of the matchs have been great! :)

Greenout
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:58 AM
If your not happy, don't watch, but don't complain and ruin it for people who are enjoying it.:( Even if your fave is out..
I love this open, great matches, I have enjoyed, and not just because 2 aussies are in the QF, that is a huge bonus, but I think most of the matchs have been great! :)

I'm not complaining here. The people who don't like AO are
getting it taped delayed after the fact, and only getting
bits of the women's matches, and loads of men's matches.

It's a different feeling if it's "live".

Iheartennis
Jan 25th, 2005, 09:31 AM
yeah. im annoyed that i haven't seen any of the good womens matches. ESPN2 only played parts of the elena/patty match. it was like a teaser. They would go,"well take you to the elena/patty match on the outside courts where the 2 are battling for the firts set. (4 seconds of elena double faulting)" then "back to a one sided men's match" I dont understand. If theres another match going on thats more exciting why not show that. USA network did a great job on the US open. they should do all slams.

Hayato
Jan 25th, 2005, 09:33 AM
I think it's been great, been a lot more interesting than some.

Lemonskin.
Jan 25th, 2005, 09:39 AM
It's been pretty damn good i reckon :D

jonny84
Jan 25th, 2005, 11:05 AM
I've enjoyed it so far - cant wait to find out the other quarter final events. I would love Dechy to get to the semi-final but I think that Patty will beat her. Having said that it is a surprise Patty getting this far again (although she came in of good form winning Gold Coast).

Chunchun
Jan 25th, 2005, 12:38 PM
:worship: i feel the same here

bee
Jan 25th, 2005, 12:42 PM
Yeah... Not much Drama in this year's open...
Even in the men...
Still.. no great matches...

Boring !!!

random_dude
Jan 25th, 2005, 12:43 PM
funny how the ones complaining r mostly venus and demented fans

Experimentee
Jan 25th, 2005, 01:15 PM
Its not just this AO. There hasnt been great womens matches for a few years now. There are some occasional ones with some excitement, but not many with excitement as well as great quality tennis.

Martian Melissa
Jan 25th, 2005, 06:07 PM
Its not just this AO. There hasnt been great womens matches for a few years now.

Yeah i miss Hingis too! ;)