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Lin Lin
May 18th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Vote please.:)

goldenlox
May 18th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Sharapova in the final would be going for a career slam, so her against anyone

nevetssllim
May 18th, 2009, 10:12 AM
A non-rabbit caught in the headlights Safina vs. an in-form Williams sister.

Lin Lin
May 18th, 2009, 10:13 AM
It's only 10 choices at most:o

Mackep83
May 18th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Inform Mauresmo vs Inform Serena

Pops Maellard
May 18th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Serena VS Venus of course. Everyone knows any other matchup isn't worth a damn. :p

Seriously, that's what I think. A WS final will always attract the most attention.

Mackep83
May 18th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Serena VS Venus of course. Everyone knows any other matchup isn't worth a damn. :p

Seriously, that's what I think. A WS final will always attract the most attention.

Haha, seriously?

I think Serena vs an inform player like, Mauresmo, Sharapova, Dementieva or Jankovic will attract most attention, there is a lot of williams fans who want Serena to win, but there are much more people who want to see Serena lose a final, so, I guess that will bring a lot of people

Pops Maellard
May 18th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Haha, seriously?

I think Serena vs an inform player like, Mauresmo, Sharapova, Dementieva or Jankovic will attract most attention, there is a lot of williams fans who want Serena to win, but there are much more people who want to see Serena lose a final, so, I guess that will bring a lot of people
I seriously can't see Serena doing well this year though. Venus, maybe.

Mackep83
May 18th, 2009, 10:46 AM
I seriously can't see Serena doing well this year though. Venus, maybe.

Not me either. Its looks like she is so lost on clay nowdays. But you never know about Serena... But she wont win, Kuz, Saf, Dem and Jan will be to tough for her anyway.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 18th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Serena vs Sharapova

Hardiansf
May 18th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Serena vs Sharapova
Agreed.
But Mauresmo/Bartoli/Cornet/any French player vs Safina/Williams/Sharapova is to be exciting too :bounce:

Daniela-Is-Mine
May 18th, 2009, 10:55 AM
For me, Masha vs. Dina or JJ

-NAJ-
May 18th, 2009, 10:57 AM
Mauresmo/Ivanovic
Serena/JJ

thegreendestiny
May 18th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Definitely Masha VS any of the Williams.

I wanna see a slugfest between Masha and Venus. But Elena VS Venus is also very interesting.

samsam4087
May 18th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Elena vs. Serena

M.P
May 18th, 2009, 11:15 AM
A Dark Horse vs A Dark Horse!
let see who choke??

TennisViewer531
May 18th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Serena vs. Venus final always get the most attention, ratings-wise.. :)

MrSerenaWilliams
May 18th, 2009, 11:22 AM
I think a Serenapova Final is HIGHLY unlikely (well...let's see what Warsaw is like first), but obviously, that'd be the big-ticket final.

I think an AO Final rematch would attract a lot of attention as well.

MrSerenaWilliams
May 18th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Serena vs. Venus final always get the most attention, ratings-wise.. :)

Mainly in America only, :shrug:

Harvs
May 18th, 2009, 11:50 AM
serena or venus versus sharapova.

anyone who says ANYTHIGN else is totally kidding themselves. u get the supporters of the williams sisters and sharapova (which makes up most of tennis players)... then u get the most non-tennis people u would get from any possible final as they know these people... and then u get the people who just want to see if maria can win the final slam (whether they like any player or not)

but the williams sisters and maria are the 3 most well known players in the world... so of course its going to attract the most attention?

shaktincredible
May 18th, 2009, 11:58 AM
absolutely Serena Vs Sharapova.

pollison
May 18th, 2009, 12:14 PM
Obviously the French would love Mauresmo and to a lesser extent Bartoli, Cornet ETC in the final.

Internationally obviously Serena vs Venus or Maria.

No one really cares about Ana anymore and Safina isnt a household name.

Any of the Russians would be BOOORING

Lennval
May 18th, 2009, 12:18 PM
i prefer darkhorses in Paris :)

InsideOut.
May 18th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Ivanovic-Sharapova.

frenchie
May 18th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Sharapova is not liked in France

I voted all Williams final

darkangel5452
May 18th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Sharapova is not liked in France

I voted all Williams final

Because WS are, pfffff, french people hates champions

vwfan
May 18th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Venus, Serena and Maria are the biggest stars on tour. Any combination that involves two of the three of these players will be big!

Though the likelihood. :help:

mashamaniac
May 18th, 2009, 03:40 PM
TVT can now tell us what will the RG final be!

Sexysova
May 18th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Vaidisova vs. Sharapova :drool:

AnnaK_4ever
May 18th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Serena vs Sharapova for sure.

LDF
May 18th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Serena against Maria is the most attention-grabbing match in women's tennis, IMO, regardless of the location.

serenus_2k8
May 18th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Hmm I guess Rena v Masha...Perhaps Venus v Maria since both would be going for her first RG title which would be very interesting.

Ana in the final would be interesting too, defending champion and all that.

Keegan
May 18th, 2009, 04:10 PM
I reckon either Serena/Venus vs. Sharapova or Ivanovic vs. Sharapova.

joão.
May 18th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Serena or Venus vs Sharapova, duh.

dybbuk
May 18th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Any combination of Williams and Sharapova. Ivanovic v. Sharapova would be the only match to even come close to those three.

Temperenka
May 18th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Maria vs. Ana, Venus, or Serena

Lulu.
May 18th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Serena vs Anyone.

CORIA01
May 18th, 2009, 04:41 PM
williams/ivanovic

Weemee
May 18th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Amélie v anyone!!! How bout Henin, now that would be awesome.... :D

Dodoboy.
May 18th, 2009, 05:29 PM
Serena v Maria
Venus v Maria
Serena v Venus

Volcana
May 18th, 2009, 05:35 PM
1) Venus vs Serena - Their slam finals draw higher ratings than the men.

2) Sharapova vs Williams - If Sharapova makes the RG final, then there would have been days of hype

3) Marat's sister

SIN DIOS NI LEY
May 18th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Any chinese player vs Sania Mirza

SIN DIOS NI LEY
May 18th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Mainly in America only, :shrug:


And America is huge ... includes Argentina, Brazil , Canada , Colombia , Mexico , United States

starin
May 18th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Haha, seriously?

I think Serena vs an inform player like, Mauresmo, Sharapova, Dementieva or Jankovic will attract most attention, there is a lot of williams fans who want Serena to win, but there are much more people who want to see Serena lose a final, so, I guess that will bring a lot of people

:spit::tape:
you're a troll and I don't see how you haven't been banned but this is spot on.

Sharapova/Serena or Sharapova/Ana or Serena/Ana. Serena has enough fans and haters that combined w/ Sharapova's tween fan base or Ana's serbian fan base it would be a blockbuster match.

Forgot about Amelie, that would be huge. But it's never going to happen. Alize in the final would be a blockbuster too.

SAEKeithSerena
May 18th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Serena vs. Venus/Maria

Navratil
May 18th, 2009, 07:00 PM
RU kidding?

There's no attention at all - at least in France - if Amelie doesn't reach the final!

So: Amelie against anybody!

Helen Lawson
May 18th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Rebroadcast the '85 final on a big screen.

sweetpeas
May 18th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Clay,,I' don"t care!Whoever wins,win!

CloudAtlas
May 18th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Are Serena and Venus THAT popular in Paris?

Lapaco
May 18th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Mauresmo - Henin

Galsen
May 18th, 2009, 07:55 PM
I wish Serena Henin ( both peak) in finals
it could have been great

Vanity Bonfire
May 18th, 2009, 07:57 PM
A GS final that goes to three sets and isn't predictable from the start is what I'm hoping for.

serenus_2k8
May 18th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Yeh I agree. Drama, some cat and mouse points, long intense rallies that arent just from the baseline and a TB thrown in for good measure is what the final needs!

frenchie
May 18th, 2009, 08:09 PM
"I don't care as long as my faves are in the final" is what everybody in this thread secretly thinks:tape:

gmokb
May 18th, 2009, 08:40 PM
I want an all Williams final but I think Serena vs Safina would probably draw more interest

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 18th, 2009, 08:44 PM
When you say most attention I think a Serena vs. Safina with Serena winning with spark so much trouble on these boards.

Serena would still be #2 even with the three slams and a RU. Safina won't be losing any points by making the final again.

It would be hilarious. :drool:

Lucas_Arg
May 18th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Maria vs Serena/Venus/Amelie

I'd love a Venus - Jankovic too.

gmokb
May 18th, 2009, 08:55 PM
When you say most attention I think a Serena vs. Safina with Serena winning with spark so much trouble on these boards.

Serena would still be #2 even with the three slams and a RU. Safina won't be losing any points by making the final again.

It would be hilarious. :drool:

That's putting it mild, the English language doesn't have a word that would adequately describe it:lol:

Kart
May 18th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Safina vs Serena.

It makes the most sense to have the two top ranked players in a grand slam final.

I'd rather see a Mauresmo vs Kuznetsova / V. Williams final though myself.

Helen Lawson
May 18th, 2009, 09:05 PM
Big Masha and Little Masha wearing flesh-colored body suits.

Shvedbarilescu
May 18th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Serena or Venus vs Sharapova is undoubtable the biggest box office final possible for the women. That said it has a snowball in hell's chance of happening, although I wouldn't rule out Venus's chances of doing pretty well.

Paneru
May 18th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Venus vs Serena draws biggest
Then either of them vs Sharapova
Then either three vs Ivanovic

The Daviator
May 18th, 2009, 09:29 PM
I think Ivanovic-Mauresmo would be fantastic.

The Dawntreader
May 18th, 2009, 09:37 PM
I think Ivanovic-Mauresmo would be fantastic.

;)

Nothing to do with a certain '05 result?:lol:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
May 18th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Depends on the countries of the finalists .

If the finalists are from big countries in population , big attention. Finalists from small countries in population, the attention is not so big

The Daviator
May 18th, 2009, 09:41 PM
;)

Nothing to do with a certain '05 result?:lol:

That was such a great match with a such an amazing atmosphere :hearts: I think the defending champ versus the home hope is an interesting dynamic and I think it's an even match-up given their recent form, despite Amelie's easy win in Brisbane.

4tennis
May 18th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Williams sisters don't will reach Roland Garros final. Unfortunately Sharapova show us today where she is. So real is that Sharapova go home early from Paris... Fina; Safina - Ivanovic / Kuznetsova

The Dawntreader
May 18th, 2009, 09:46 PM
That was such a great match with a such an amazing atmosphere :hearts: I think the defending champ versus the home hope is an interesting dynamic and I think it's an even match-up given their recent form, despite Amelie's easy win in Brisbane.

It was a great match. I remember watching it on BBCI late evening almost. Stunning quality from Ivanovic.

All your points are valid, but i dont see Amelie getting to a RG final now. She played her best clay-court tennis in '04 and still couldn't reach the final :shrug:

CoolDude7
May 18th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Serena vs Safina.. as there have been a lot of talk about who is the real number 1.. and if Serena wins she will have 3 slams and a wimbledon final and still not number 1 Lol. If Safina wins , people can stop all this she isn't worthy crap

youizahoe
May 18th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Serena vs Dinara or Serena vs Mauresmo

I think those two would cause a packed stadium.

kiwifan
May 18th, 2009, 11:57 PM
A non-rabbit caught in the headlights Safina vs. an in-form Williams sister.

I can't believe this isn't the first option available. ;)

It really is all I want to see, preferably Safina v Venus for history but I'll settle for Safina v Serena for the continuance of the Serena Slam (and the Grand Slam)

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V's a star
May 19th, 2009, 12:18 AM
Sisters final always attracts the most attention. PERIOD
But id like to see Venus vs JJ

supergrunt
May 19th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Serena vs. Safina

Lin Lin
May 19th, 2009, 12:28 AM
Dark horse Li Na vs Dark horse Zheng Jie:devil::sobbing:

Dunlop1
May 19th, 2009, 12:51 AM
1) Venus vs Serena - Their slam finals draw higher ratings than the men.

Even in the US, all American WS wimbledon final 08 did not draw more ratings than the Swiss master vs the Spanish bull.
Try again.

Rather than spout BS as fact, like some posters are wont to do, here's a link to support my statement:
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/article/122118

Привет
May 19th, 2009, 12:57 AM
I voted Williams sister vs Sharapova, although I'd get most excited about Venus vs Masha. Serena vs Masha would be good too.

bobbynorwich
May 19th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Maria vs. Anybody

:bounce:

tennisIlove09
May 19th, 2009, 02:19 AM
After the Rome semi, I would love another Venus vs. Safina. It was, by far, the best match on the WTA in years.

Hardiansf
May 19th, 2009, 02:46 AM
After the Rome semi, I would love another Venus vs. Safina. It was, by far, the best match on the WTA in years.
I second that :bounce:
Venus vs Jankovic would be nice too :cool:

Nice, if Vee wins for sure :angel:

Buitenzorg
May 19th, 2009, 02:47 AM
would love to see

Sharapova v Ivanovic :love:

Lin Lin
May 19th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Elena vs. Serena

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Blue-Eyed Soul
May 19th, 2009, 08:53 AM
I think the realistic choice is Serena vs. Ivanovic.

mr_burns
May 19th, 2009, 11:17 AM
any final involving Amelie

without her

Elena against Serena or Venus

<Sven>
May 19th, 2009, 11:34 AM
(WC) Justine Henin vs. (WC) Steffi Graf

swiss
May 19th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Amélie vs jelena J our elena D :bounce:

CloudAtlas
May 19th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Depends on the countries of the finalists .

If the finalists are from big countries in population , big attention. Finalists from small countries in population, the attention is not so big


Hmm..well not really , it depends more on star status. Russia has a bigger population than Serbia but a Ivanovic v Jankovic final will attract bigger ratings than a Dementieva v Kuznetsova final.

Sharapowerr
May 19th, 2009, 02:37 PM
All the Maria matches , but from this list Maria vs Venus

2Black
May 19th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Wouldn't Serena vs Dinara generate the most attention given how the news media is trying to make it a big deal

Legend1
May 19th, 2009, 03:59 PM
With it being the French Open obviously any French player in the final would draw huge attention.

But definately Amelie in the final of the French would be huge.... just huge!!!

Vulturepova
May 19th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Serena vs Sharapova

Slutiana
May 19th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Mainly in America only, :shrug:
Serena *usually* gets big ratings in AO finals Venus *usually* gets big ratings at wimbledon and they both get big ratings in the USO.

champion88
May 19th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Safina Vs. Vee/Ree

Lapin
May 19th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Amelie vs anyone!! :p Even folk like pav who really dislike Amelie would probably feel compelled to watch just to see what happened! Just imagine the emotion all round and for sure floods of tears at the end (me included!!)

Volcana
May 19th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Th enumber of people watching on TV so dwafs the number that get to see it live, the compaision is alomst meaningless. Want the greatest worldwide viewership?

Shai Peng vs Sania Mirza

That matchup would blow the doors off any final ever. Especially if you found a way to track online viewership.

2Black
May 19th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Atleast in America, how can people vote for anything other than Dinara v Serena. I'm happy the media is even trying to make a big deal out of their comments. For once, they are actually TRYING to give tennis a MUCH NEEDED controversy

Edy.
May 19th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Serena vs Ana and Ana winning it :inlove:

Volcana
May 19th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Atleast in America, how can people vote for anything other than Dinara v Serena. I'm happy the media is even trying to make a big deal out of their comments. For once, they are actually TRYING to give tennis a MUCH NEEDED controversyI think that's trying to build something from nothing. Or at least, something from very little. Four out of the last five times they've played, it's been a slam or the YEC. Serena hasn't dropped a set. And that's all in the last two years.

Safina needs to win RG to start the conversation.

That said, a Safina would give us three 'post-Williams' slam winners, in Sharpaova, Ivanovic and Safina. (Obviously, I don't mean 'post-Williams' in the literal sense.) IN terms of the tour's future success, we need to stat (re-start?) the transition form Williams dominance to Williams 'picking off the occassional title'. Of course, it looked like we started that five years ago. Seven slam singles titles worth of wrong later, we'll take another shot.

NOTE: Artificial Intelligence has a really pretty game when she's on. Not average pretty. Goolagong pretty. If she can find her form again, she could be very popular measured against the power baseline game of Sharapova and Safina.

Michaelz
May 19th, 2009, 09:22 PM
serena vs dinara

Volcana
May 19th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Even in the US, all American WS wimbledon final 08 did not draw more ratings than the Swiss master vs the Spanish bull.
Try again.

Rather than spout BS as fact, like some posters are wont to do, here's a link to support my statement:
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/article/1221181) Glad you did some research. Plaudits.

2) OTOH, your 'lies' reputation comment was punk. Show some guts. Say it where people can see it.

My comment about Wiliams 2x slam finals did not merely relate to the last match. As I'm sure you knew. However, given dueling facts (stop, take a breathe. Dueling facts are rare here.) Have a look see at some number from the 2002 Wimbledon final.

http://media.barometer.orst.edu/media/storage/paper854/news/2002/06/10/Sports/Wimbledon.Tv.Ratings.Worth.A.Second.Look-2296342.shtml
According to NBC reports, in last Sunday's show, the men's singles final drew ratings between 2.6 and 3.2 each half hour. Immediately following, the women's doubles final featuring Serena and Venus Williams drew between 3.8 and 4.0. The day before, the women's singles final show produced a 4.6 overnight rating.
I will continue to pursue other numbers, but the Williams vs Williams slams finals have routinely gotten better TV ratings than the men. Wimbledon 2008 may well have been the exception. As it should have been. This is perhaps the two great male players ever at the height of their powers.

But given that YOU accused ME of 'lies', I think perhaps agreement can wait til we've dug up the TV rating of the Williams2x slams finals.

NOTE: The 2002 OZ women's final also had higher ratings than the 2002 OZ men's final. No Williams in sight. Maybe, when it comes to slam finals, the women just have a better product. Serena vs Russian not withstanding.

Volcana
May 19th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Even in the US, all American WS wimbledon final 08 did not draw more ratings than the Swiss master vs the Spanish bull.
Try again.

Rather than spout BS as fact, like some posters are wont to do, here's a link to support my statement:
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/article/122118This is, perhaps, best taken to another thread. But since we've addressed the issue here before, I am more than willing to address it again. Especially when I am personally being called a liar.

Please be patient. Google is a crude tool.

Emina.
May 19th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Serena/Venus vs Maria :cool:

southern star
May 19th, 2009, 11:56 PM
A three setter between Safina and Sharapova.

Lin Lin
May 20th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Serena vs Sharapova

:eek:You av:eek::haha:

Renalicious
May 20th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Serena vs Maria, the two biggest stars on the WTA.

serenafann
May 20th, 2009, 12:23 AM
I think Serena-Safina considering the recent statements concerning num 1.

bobbynorwich
May 20th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Atleast in America, how can people vote for anything other than Dinara v Serena. I'm happy the media is even trying to make a big deal out of their comments. For once, they are actually TRYING to give tennis a MUCH NEEDED controversy.

Despite being an American and a Dinara fan, I must admit that Maria vs. Anyone would attract the most attention and media coverage --- the unneeded and embarassing controversy not withstanding.

Roookie
May 20th, 2009, 04:26 AM
I want a Safina vs. Serena final :scared:.

HotSpot
May 20th, 2009, 05:44 AM
Serena vs Masha

Cp6uja
May 20th, 2009, 08:32 AM
Interesting thread, but corrupted with wrong poll options. Fact that Serena and Venus is sisters is for sure not enough to count this two like one person :(

Serena won 10 slams from 13 finals including 1 RG title and Venus won 7 GS titles from 13 finals including 1 RG final.
All other active WTA players TOGETHER reach 7 GS Titles from less than 20 GS finals including just 1 RG title from 4 finals...

So where is logic to treat two by far most accomplished active players like one :silly:
They are sisters, but not twins... I mean theirs personalities is so different and also they don't play different at different surfaces (Grand Slams)

GeeTee
May 20th, 2009, 08:45 AM
Serena vs Venus :cuckoo:
Sharapove vs Ivanovic :rolleyes:
Safina vs Jankovic :tape:
Serena or Venus vs Sharapova :drink:
Serena or Venus vs Ivanovic :haha:
Dementieva vs Kuznetsova :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:
Sharapova vs Dementieva :banghead:
Serena or Venus vs Dementieva :hysteric:
A Dark Horse vs A Dark Horse :yippee:

I think Serena vs Azarenka would be one of the best matches possible - or the obvious choice for attracting attention - Safina vs Serena. Though Safina is not a very exciting player to watch.

Sharakim
May 21st, 2009, 06:57 AM
Sharapova vs Safina. The rematch from last years 4th round. The battle between a resurgent champion and a new world number 1. Both russians, it would be absolutely amazing and absolutely dramatic.

friendsita
May 21st, 2009, 10:41 AM
Safina vs. an in-form Williams sister.

That would be interesting :wavey: