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bailey
May 3rd, 2006, 10:36 AM
ok, there just has to be a poll about this one! what do you think?

bailey
May 3rd, 2006, 10:40 AM
Head to head (which does not really mean something for this match, I think)

1997MIAMIHARD (O)R32M. HINGIS 6-4 6-2
1997SAN DIEGOHARD (O)R16M. HINGIS 6-2 6-1
1997US OPENHARD (O)FM. HINGIS 6-0 6-4
1998SYDNEYHARD (O)R16V. WILLIAMS 3-6 6-4 7-5
1998INDIAN WELLSHARD (O)SM. HINGIS 6-0 7-6(7)1 / 1
1998MIAMIHARD (O)SV. WILLIAMS 6-2 5-7 6-2
1998ITALIAN OPENCLAY (O)FM. HINGIS 6-2 3-6 6-2
1998FRENCH OPENCLAY (O)QM. HINGIS 6-3 6-4
1999ITALIAN OPENCLAY (O)SV. WILLIAMS 6-4 1-6 6-4
1999SAN DIEGOHARD (O)FM. HINGIS 6-4 6-0
1999US OPENHARD (O)SM. HINGIS 6-1 4-6 6-3
1999GRAND SLAM CUPHARD (I)SV. WILLIAMS 6-2 6-7(6) 9-7
1999ZURICHHARD (I)FV. WILLIAMS 6-3 6-4
1999CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPSCARPET (I)SM. HINGIS 6-4 7-6(2)
2000WIMBLEDONGRASS (O)QV. WILLIAMS 6-3 4-6 6-4
2000US OPENHARD (O)SV. WILLIAMS 4-6 6-3 7-5
2001AUSTRALIAN OPENHARD (O)SM. HINGIS 6-1 6-1
2001ERICSSON OPENHARD (O)SV. WILLIAMS 6-3 7-6(6)
2002HAMBURGCLAY (O)SV. WILLIAMS 7-5 6-3

winone23
May 3rd, 2006, 10:42 AM
I'm going with venus.

October
May 3rd, 2006, 11:06 AM
Martina in 3 sets

azmad_88
May 3rd, 2006, 11:07 AM
go hingis~~~!

xin_hui
May 3rd, 2006, 11:08 AM
martina

Dasha_
May 3rd, 2006, 11:10 AM
I like Martina, but I want to venus to win. And I really think she will win it in straight sets. It looks like she's back!

Hachiko
May 3rd, 2006, 11:11 AM
Martina 7-5, 6-4.

xin_hui
May 3rd, 2006, 11:13 AM
I like Martina, but I want to venus to win. And I really think she will win it in straight sets. It looks like she's back!

because she won a match against a WC 6-3 6-3? :tape:

G~Playa
May 3rd, 2006, 11:15 AM
Venus in 3

PLP
May 3rd, 2006, 11:26 AM
Wow, there are two threads of the same thing! Love it, anyway the most exciting matchup of the year IMO is here...I am very happy :bounce:
I think Martina has too much match play this year to lose tomorrow. She is going to frustrate Venus and Vee will not be able to play clean enough to beat Martina at this point. I see Martina winning this in one very hard fought set followed by an easier one: 7-5, 6-3, but we will see!

ctan88
May 3rd, 2006, 11:28 AM
Martina In 3 Tough Sets

Dasha_
May 3rd, 2006, 11:30 AM
because she won a match against a WC 6-3 6-3? :tape:

not because of that. I just have the feeling... Just like I had one last year about Wimbledon....

Petersmiler
May 3rd, 2006, 11:31 AM
Where's the 'who cares, I just wanna see the match' option?

And it looks like we will now, with Eurosport!

K-Dog
May 3rd, 2006, 11:35 AM
idk. I think that match toughness and time on court favor Hingis. Clay should work a bit in Hingis' favor because Venus will have to hit a lot more balls to win points out there. If either comes out a bt flat, I except the other to pounce. Venus wants to tie up their head to head, but it seems to be a tough task right now based on how little she has played this season compared to Martina. I'm gonna go Martina in a tight two setter or three sets. I just can't see my girl pulling it off this time, but I do see her tieing up the h2h sooner than later.

hwanmig
May 3rd, 2006, 12:12 PM
Martina

SilK
May 3rd, 2006, 12:14 PM
Martina in 3 is my pick.

I don't know. Really... I want both of them to face off in the final. :(

Il Primo!
May 3rd, 2006, 12:21 PM
Martina in 3 is my pick.

I don't know. Really... I want both of them to face off in the final. :(
Bad choice :o

Danči Dementia
May 3rd, 2006, 12:49 PM
I can't wait to see who is going ti win go Martina go

No Name Face
May 3rd, 2006, 12:50 PM
Venus in two, so i hope.

davidmario
May 3rd, 2006, 12:53 PM
Venus 6-3 6-4

Vaidisova
May 3rd, 2006, 12:57 PM
Hopefully Venus in 2.

Mattographer
May 3rd, 2006, 01:00 PM
I think Hingis will win this time :o :mad:

Sharapova's_Boy
May 3rd, 2006, 01:04 PM
Martina, 7-5 4-6 6-2.

vwfan
May 3rd, 2006, 01:12 PM
Venus is a lot smarter player than she was years ago. And towards the end of the rivalry, Venus was dominating. Martina's only advantage in this match is that Venus has only two matches under her belt for the entire year. But, Venus appears relaxed, healthy and fresh--not good signs for anyone on tour. Martina might take it, but it will be a battle extraordinaire.

Kunal
May 3rd, 2006, 01:28 PM
id like it to be venus

Mother_Marjorie
May 3rd, 2006, 01:30 PM
Well, Hingis has proven she can still do battle with the Big Babes and has a lot of matches under her belt already this year. It will be Venus' second match in months.

Hingis in two.

Blackbeat
May 3rd, 2006, 01:33 PM
I hope Venus in three...go out and fight...i will support u every point...!!

GO GO GO...

excitement1995
May 3rd, 2006, 01:39 PM
Looking at the score line I wouldn't say that Venus dominated. The matches Venus won were generally tough matches that could've gone either way. With score lines this close, the fact that Venus won 4 out of their 6 last encounters could easily be the result of statistical fluctuation. BTW my major is statistics.

Venus is a lot smarter player than she was years ago. And towards the end of the rivalry, Venus was dominating. Martina's only advantage in this match is that Venus has only two matches under her belt for the entire year. But, Venus appears relaxed, healthy and fresh--not good signs for anyone on tour. Martina might take it, but it will be a battle extraordinaire.

GrandSlam05
May 3rd, 2006, 01:40 PM
Hingis in one.

~Carsten~
May 3rd, 2006, 01:51 PM
I think Martina in 2

Foot_Fault
May 3rd, 2006, 01:52 PM
My Heart says VENUS, my Head say Hingis. So I will go with my HEART!

Hingis has a few big wins over top tens, and some curdy losses as well. Venus is always match tuff, but her consistency may not be there yet. Hingis and Davenport ALWAYS seems to bring the best out of Venus, so we'll see.

I will just be on Pins and Needles tomorrow. Also, isn't this gonna be on LIVE STREAM TOMORROW? I know i get most of the channels for that on the internet, anyone?

Mark Spruce
May 3rd, 2006, 01:59 PM
Martina in 2

DarkchildSwiss
May 3rd, 2006, 02:04 PM
Martina in 3 rough sets. There is no real favorite for me due to the fact that Venus had not been playing for a long time and it is their first tournament on clay but hopefully Martina wins.

Let's go Marti, let's go.

vwfan
May 3rd, 2006, 02:04 PM
Looking at the score line I wouldn't say that Venus dominated. The matches Venus won were generally tough matches that could've gone either way. With score lines this close, the fact that Venus won 4 out of their 6 last encounters could easily be the result of statistical fluctuation. BTW my major is statistics.how about 6 out of 8 of the last matches played since 1999 when Venus started coming into her own. still statistical fluctuation! right!

DarkchildSwiss
May 3rd, 2006, 02:05 PM
I am still waiting for the Swiss duel so Martina has to win before we can see Marti vs. Patty.

TomTennis
May 3rd, 2006, 02:30 PM
Im hoping for a Venus win! :bounce:

new-york
May 3rd, 2006, 02:45 PM
i want Venus to win.

i really don't know. Martina has been able to play really well, and Venus hasn't faced big material this year yet.
But Venus is known to pick up her game when necessary, so i really, really don't know.......

azinna
May 3rd, 2006, 02:46 PM
Too early to be rightfully thinking Venus. I'm hoping it goes three sets so V can get some top shelf matchplay out of this.

squash
May 3rd, 2006, 02:48 PM
hingis in 2 sets, 61 62

Paneru
May 3rd, 2006, 02:51 PM
Venus in 2.

7-5 6-4

Williams Rulez
May 3rd, 2006, 02:53 PM
venus in 2

VeeReeDavJCap81
May 3rd, 2006, 02:54 PM
Hopefully Venus in 3, but all the signs point to Martina winning. Prove us wrong Vee.

GracefulVenus
May 3rd, 2006, 02:57 PM
Venus is staight sets hun.

Paneru
May 3rd, 2006, 03:01 PM
Hopefully Venus in 3, but all the signs point to Martina winning. Prove us wrong Vee.

"me"


;)

No.1Hingis
May 3rd, 2006, 03:02 PM
Umm.. let me th... NOP.. MARTINA OF COURSE.. I really think this gonna be a great great match.. cause it means a lot things for both of them.. if Venus will go to another player I would said.. Venus.. but MARTINA always gonna be first.. sorry.. but this sister is back.. and even whatever happen Martina is going to play 3 next tournaments before Roland Garros.. so.. with luck Venus play more events .. so Venus and Maria would have a better draw next time.. and Martina too.. cause was so sad and back lucky to faces this girl in early round.. and theres come Kuzzy too... COME ON MARTINA!!!

ys
May 3rd, 2006, 03:11 PM
I think it is a tossup , The odds given by the bookmakers, who installed Hingis as a strong favourite, though are a bit surprising..

Volcana
May 3rd, 2006, 03:12 PM
It's Venus' 2nd match since January.
Hingis can't really exploit Venus' 2nd serve.

Venus in 3

cometz9
May 3rd, 2006, 03:14 PM
Venus vs. Martina :scared: it's finally happening, tennis rival meeting for the first time since 2002. I hope it's a great match and maybe someone can upload it for those who aren't fortunate to have Eurosport.

junlee_vee
May 3rd, 2006, 03:42 PM
Venus vs. Martina :scared: it's finally happening, tennis rival meeting for the first time since 2002. I hope it's a great match and maybe someone can upload it for those who aren't fortunate to have Eurosport.

YES! Please somebody do that! I have The Tennis Channel, but I don't think they'll be showing it (what good are they! :o ) Anyway....

I'm pulling for VEE in 3!

neptuneslims
May 3rd, 2006, 03:46 PM
I voted Hingis in 3, but I am not 100% on it :o

faboozadoo15
May 3rd, 2006, 03:46 PM
i think hingis in 2 tight sets.

bailey
May 3rd, 2006, 04:06 PM
I picked Martina, but I'm still a bit suprised that more than 60% picked Martina! We will see. I hope they will have a fight!

rik du chesnay
May 3rd, 2006, 04:07 PM
Martina!!!!!!!!

darrinbaker00
May 3rd, 2006, 04:18 PM
I picked Venus in three because Maria Kirilenko punked Hingis' serve the other day, and Venus is a much better returner than Kirilenko. Hingis' best chance is to keep the ball in the middle of the court and make Venus generate her own pace, which goes against her normal M.O. (moving her opponent from side to side and creating an opening). Man, I wish I could see this match! :bounce:

UDACHi
May 3rd, 2006, 04:20 PM
Hopefully Venus plays well.

LoveFifteen
May 3rd, 2006, 04:28 PM
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: I'm hoping for Martina!!!!!!! Let's go, Swiss Miss! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

new-york
May 3rd, 2006, 04:35 PM
Hopefully Venus plays well.

ditts.

DemWilliamsGulls
May 3rd, 2006, 04:40 PM
Pretty interesting looking at the past ....I dont know about this one..Venus hasn't played in a while, Martina struggled in her first match....I'm PRO-Williams....so I'm going with Venus....I'll go back on what Richard said...when Venus is at her BEST...NOBODY can beat her...but she's not so she's going to have to pull some of her best tennis to get through ole Martina. I think Serena gave Martina more hell than Venus did...right now I say Venus is playing about how she did when she was first on the tour back in the late 90's..if she can tune it up to where she was back in 2002...Venus hands down.

venusfan
May 3rd, 2006, 04:50 PM
Venus is going to whore hingis like the last time hingis played a Williams

squig2k
May 3rd, 2006, 04:55 PM
venus in 3

Meesh
May 3rd, 2006, 05:25 PM
Hingis in two. I wish this was going to be televised in the US

serenafann
May 3rd, 2006, 05:58 PM
Venus In three close sets.Just win Venus!

BEEILOVEYA
May 3rd, 2006, 06:03 PM
Hingis In Two. ;)

SoClose
May 3rd, 2006, 06:08 PM
Venus in 2 sets!!!!!!! ;)

venus_rulez
May 3rd, 2006, 06:18 PM
Like the last 10 or so times these two played, it all depends on venus. Whichever Venus shows up is going to make or break the match for her. I don't think her lack of match play will be a huge factor in this match because venus knows how to play Hingis. Essentially, she has to play her game and she'll win. The difficulty will lie in how consistent she can be after 3 months off. I said Venus in 3, but I think it will be close either way. I wonder how Hingis is approaching this match because I think it's a lose/lose situation for her. If Venus loses she can say well this is only my second match which is of course true. If Venus wins, then people will say wow Venus still owns Hingis despite playing only one match. No matter the outcome, I wish i could watch this match, these two certainly know how to lay it out there against each other.

SAEKeithSerena
May 3rd, 2006, 06:39 PM
venus def. martina 6-2, 7-5

tennisrox
May 3rd, 2006, 07:06 PM
Martina in Two

MH0861
May 3rd, 2006, 07:09 PM
I don't know why, but I think Venus will win in straight sets - 75 64 or something.

vesanto
May 3rd, 2006, 07:57 PM
I think Hingis is clearly the favourite, as at this moment she has much more game practise from the lots of tournaments she played...it will be only the 3rd game for Venus since the Usa open so she´s not at her best...but with her you never know...she´s a champion so she can pull it out. At least I hope she can! But if she loses, I won´t be surprised and >I just hope that people realize that if that happens, it is normal and don´t starr bashing on her!

ivan88
May 3rd, 2006, 08:00 PM
Martina in 3

Denise4925
May 3rd, 2006, 08:02 PM
Vee in two. :D

cottellette
May 3rd, 2006, 08:05 PM
I hope a great 3 setters with hingis winning in a tense tiebreak!

Piotr'ek
May 3rd, 2006, 08:08 PM
Go Venus :)

BEEILOVEYA
May 3rd, 2006, 08:14 PM
Kirilenko played a great match against Hingis, if Venus would face Kirilenko, she would have lost. Venus played horribly in her first match, the only positive thing in it was her first serve. So don't know why are yall trippin about Hingis having problems with Kirilenko who played one of the best matches of her career. Face it guys, Venus IS NOT match fit, so she IS NOT a threat to Martina right now.

sunset
May 3rd, 2006, 08:28 PM
I like Martina's chances and really want her to win. :bounce: :bounce:

Apoorv
May 3rd, 2006, 08:32 PM
i think martina in 3 sets.

vwfan
May 3rd, 2006, 08:38 PM
hingis in 2 sets, 61 62yeah right! thanks for the american spirit?!!

watrat
May 3rd, 2006, 10:38 PM
I hope Martina thrashes Venus ;)
Martina in 2.

Brooks.
May 3rd, 2006, 10:41 PM
I think Hingis will probably win in two... I just don't feel Venus is quite ready for the challenge and Hingis is smart..she knows what she has to do out there to win.. so I think Martina 6-4 6-4 :sad:

Summer Snow
May 3rd, 2006, 10:46 PM
Venus will beat that hoe down! :devil:

Scotso
May 4th, 2006, 01:06 AM
c'mon Venus! kill her! :fiery:

RJWCapriati
May 4th, 2006, 01:52 AM
Hingis in 2 ~ 6-3, 6-4

Lulu.
May 4th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Venus will win :devil:

RatedR Superstar
May 4th, 2006, 03:45 AM
hingis in 3 sets

Shoulderpova
May 4th, 2006, 03:46 AM
Allez Venus :hearts:

Shoulderpova
May 4th, 2006, 03:48 AM
c'mon Venus! kill her! :fiery:
That's the spirit :wavey: :D

eddie_hyden
May 4th, 2006, 04:08 AM
martina in 2 easy sets. enuff said.

swissmisshingis
May 4th, 2006, 04:17 AM
Let's go Martina!!

cheo23
May 4th, 2006, 05:03 AM
I'm going w/ my BITCHY ASS MARTINA HINGIS!!!!!!:bigclap: :woohoo: :yeah: :lol:

GO MARTINA!!!!!!! PLEASE DEFEAT VENUS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyways, Player Comparison

SERVE ...obviously to Venus Williams

RETURNS>>> very close....but I'd say 60-40 to Martina Hingis

Backhands...I'm goin w/ Martina Hingis

Forehands....Venus has alot of power but very inconsistent...so I'm going w/ My bitchy ass Martina HINGIS:lol:

transition/volleys...60-40 to Martina Hingis

Movement...on clay...I'd give the edge to Martina Hingis

FIGHTING spirit...both players will fight till the end...but I see, Martina HIngis WANTING IT MORE!!!!!! GO MARTINA !!!! WE LOVE U!!!!!!!!

Basically...Martina Hingis needs to hit to Venus's forehands & cause alot of UEs on that side...just make Venus Beat herself w/ her erractic self

I love how in their H2H ...Martina Hingis has managed to produce some bagels
CAN WE GET A BAGEL IN THIS MATCH, Martina???? WE LOVE U!!!!:hearts:

I see my girl Martina Hingis winning....something like 6-4 6-1

Callystarr
May 4th, 2006, 05:06 AM
Funny I predicted Venus to win the same score as her last matchup with Hingis

swissmisshingis
May 4th, 2006, 05:15 AM
Martina, it doesnt matter if it's 2 or 3 sets as long as she wins it, but i have a feeling she can win in two ;)

PLP
May 4th, 2006, 06:00 AM
It's Venus' 2nd match since January.
Hingis can't really exploit Venus' 2nd serve.

Venus in 3
This is a joke right? When Vee's 2nd ball is off it is worse than Martina's and she definitely knows how to take advantage of it, or any weakness Venus may have in a few hours...still a tossup but I think Hingis will be facing Sveta for the 3rd time this year on Friday>P

go hingis
May 4th, 2006, 06:35 AM
Hingis in Two

switz
May 4th, 2006, 06:52 AM
i've got a funny feeling Venus is going to pull of something special but it's pretty much impossible to pick the result given Venus' only win was against a 15 year old who from most accounts was justifiably nervous.

Based on form Hingis is clearly the favourite. If both play well it could be really good - although i suspect it could be quite a poor quality match.

dinhd82
May 4th, 2006, 08:27 AM
Hingis 6-1 6-2

Buitenzorg
May 4th, 2006, 08:59 AM
H2H Hingis:Venus 10-9 (very close)

Go Hingis 6-4 7-6 :)

hingis-seles
May 4th, 2006, 09:30 AM
I'm very nervous. I have a bad feeling. I desperately hope Martina wins, but it's anyone's match to win right now.

Smoothie
May 4th, 2006, 02:02 PM
I can't believe Martina lost to a walking wounded. Very embarrassing.

Dasha_
May 4th, 2006, 03:22 PM
because she won a match against a WC 6-3 6-3? :tape:

Because she is VENUS WILIIAMS. Period.

Congratulations to all believers... We deserved this win, just like Vee does.....