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Dodoboy.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Over the past 7 finals which one do you think was the best ?

As a tournament as a whole it was quite good, but as a final ?

Adal
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:06 PM
7 years?
Since 2001 they were all awful

Dodoboy.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Yup, 7 years.

sunsfuns
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:14 PM
No really great ones since Capriatti vs Clijsters so this one might as well be the best.

Robert-KimClijst
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:45 PM
None of them have been anywhere near mentionable since Kim/Capriati 2001. A couple of them had a few moments of brilliancem but that's about it. None of them have even been three-setters!

cellophane
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:47 PM
I think I might have to vote for Venus vs. Serena :spit:

Slutiana
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM
I think I might have to vote for Venus vs. Serena :spit:
:spit: Same.

Tennis Fool
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
This one was okay. The winners/ufes were close on both sides, Dinara is just not good a player as Ana. At least it wasn't a snoozefest.

lympyisthebest
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Serena/Venus. Then after that, it got worse and worse.

Joseph73
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:15 PM
7 years?
Since 2001 they were all awful

The 2001 final wasn't good either.
Dramatic, yes - but most of the time horrible tennis.

PLP
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Unfortunately only 1999 and 2001 have been memorable over the past 10 years, but I guess I will have to go with 2002. Career defining moment for Serena. (well, the beginning of it. :angel:)

jujufreak
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:46 PM
depends if you prefer a one-sided match with beautiful tennis or a close match between two girls hardly able to mix it up. And the Justine haters will not vote for her, of course...

Adal
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:50 PM
The 2001 final wasn't good either.
Dramatic, yes - but most of the time horrible tennis.
Well since 2001 they're both: not dramatic and horrible tennis.

Marshmallow
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:51 PM
2002! But from 2003 onwards, todays final was the best. It was filled with drama, tension and some great play. Both girls were going for it, Ana had a bit more on the line, this being her third final, new number one... It was good. Much better than any of the ones in the past few years, where either the tennis was just awful / you didn't even have to watch because you know Henin would have a comfortable win.

I rank it, number 2! :D

Olórin
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:57 PM
The quality of todays final was good, as was 2006's final. There were dramatics in the 2002 final, but apart from that all the finals have been lacking in drama and of abysmal quality since 2001.

The first two sets were a bit iffy in the 2001 Final - quality wise - but after that it was amazing from both really.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:01 PM
At least it was definitely better than the 2004 or 2007 final. If you call those as "finals". :tape:

dybbuk
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:05 PM
2002

The 2001 final is overrated, IMO. Dramatic yes, but it wasn't really that great of tennis. People are too ready to proclaim any long match as a classic.

Matt01
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:18 PM
The finals in 2002-2005 + 2007 were all crap.

2006 was ok but this years final was actually quite decent, so I vote for 2008.

Poova
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:21 PM
I didn't mind this year's final. Disappointed it didn't go to a third set but it was still quite a decent match. :) So I voted for 2008.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Sveta - Justine Henin . Good quallity

thrust
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:40 PM
The quality of todays final was good, as was 2006's final. There were dramatics in the 2002 final, but apart from that all the finals have been lacking in drama and of abysmal quality since 2001.

The first two sets were a bit iffy in the 2001 Final - quality wise - but after that it was amazing from both really.

This was an excellent final! Many very close games, hard hitting baseline shots, drop shots and great retrieving. Dianara had her chances, but Ana was toughest when it most counted. Well done And and congratulations, you are a worthy champion! Was watching the 2006 final last night. Also an excellent match and closer than the score indicated.

Etern
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:52 PM
In my opinion today’s final was very good, especially for a final. Finals usually don’t have the best tennis but today was much much better then expected. :wavey:

Cp6uja
Jun 7th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Ana vs Dinara is best 2-setters at whole tournament and best match after Ana/JJ and Dinara/Maria (Dinara/Elena is also high quality match before Elena started to playing realy badly and lose 11 of last 12 games). Todays final remind me at AO/08 final where winner also dominate like today but runnerup produce good resistons and especialy 1st set is close. Both 2008 finals is better than any of 2007 4 GS finals for sure.

Problems with RG finals in near past is in Henin totaly claycourt domination (and also Ivanovic and Pierce have so obvious mental down in two of this cases).

spriwi
Jun 7th, 2008, 06:21 PM
all sucked badly :o

had to choose Ree def Vee :spit:

njnetswill
Jun 7th, 2008, 06:30 PM
The first part of today's match was very good, the girls only started making errors when they got tight.

Dodoboy.
Jun 7th, 2008, 07:26 PM
I can't believe the amount of votes 2002 and 2008 has had!

the ones in between must have been stinkers :lol:

Renalicious
Jun 14th, 2008, 08:15 AM
2006 wasn't that bad. :shrug:

OsloErik
Jun 14th, 2008, 08:21 AM
The 2002 and 2003 finals had the most drama (Williams vs. Williams, Belgian vs. Belgian), but both were dreadful quality. The Belgian one was bizarre and less dramatic because of the semifinal before hand, but the only thing even worth watching about the Williams x2 final is that Serena went on her streak starting there.

So as far as quality goes, I'd say the 2008 final was the best of the 7, but it's slim pickings.

austennis
Jun 14th, 2008, 08:53 AM
2001 was the best.. the others have all been predicatabl since the start.. mayb serena was a suprise but still wasnt great

CORIA01
Jun 14th, 2008, 08:56 AM
ana/safina

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 14th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Realistically there haven't been any great ones in a long while. From this decade I went with
1) 2001 Capriati d Clijsters. Yeah it wasn't always of the highest standard true but a really tight competitive RG final is such a rariety one has to go with this one.
2) 2006 Henin d Kuznetsova. I'd say the highest quality final of the decade.
3) 2008 Ivanovic d Safina By RG final standards not bad.
4) 2000 Pierce d Martinez
5) 2002 S Williams d V Williams

Oh and by the way my personal pick was the 2004 final because when it comes to Nastya I'm very biased. :lol:

manu32
Jun 14th, 2008, 10:51 AM
No really great ones since Capriatti vs Clijsters so this one might as well be the best.

capriati clijsters of course

Dawson.
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:53 PM
every french open final is a let down. this years was the best for the past 7 years, but still not very good

DragonFlame
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:11 PM
henin-kuznetsova was the best one. :)

The only reason why they were so lopsided is because henin was THAT good on clay. Her normal level on clay was way above everyone else, so no wonder it was lopsided. I would NOT want to face her in the FO final on philip chatrier. That's her court.