View Full Version : Between 1990-2002 what was the most hyped up match,but ended up to be a dud?

Dec 20th, 2002, 07:55 PM
Yeah members on the wta which was the most hyped up match between 1990-2002 but ended up to be a dud??/what match do you think?

Dec 20th, 2002, 07:57 PM
seles graf final wimbledon

Dec 20th, 2002, 07:59 PM
the hype before french 91.

Dec 20th, 2002, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by dlandy22
seles graf final wimbledon Great choice.

Dec 20th, 2002, 09:28 PM
Seles/Graf WB final
All the Williams/Williams finals

Dec 21st, 2002, 12:22 AM
do you think Monica loosing to Steffi has something to do with her being threatened and maybe just maybe she let Graf win the match. I know Steffi's record in Wimbledon but makes you wonder

Dec 21st, 2002, 12:27 AM
I remember distinctly the Venus Serena semifinal in 1999, it was so hype, even though it is a semifinal, it is all over the paper, many press came to england suddenly to cover this story, we all knew that Serena suffered from a attack of nerve on that day, as she was impeccable the lsat 5 matches before succumbing to her sister

Dec 21st, 2002, 12:30 AM
The Hingis/Venus Williams Quarterfinal at Roland garros 1998

Venus had been carving up the clay courts and had beaten Martina in three close sets to win the Italian Open. Venus was supposedly ready for a breakthrough but Martina gave her a claycourt lesson to cruise through to the semis in straight sets.

Dec 21st, 2002, 01:06 AM
Venus/Serena 2001 Indian Wells Semis

I called off sick from work to stay home to watch on tv, and Venus pulled out leaving me high and dry.

Dec 21st, 2002, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Seles
Venus/Serena 2001 Indian Wells Semis

I called off sick from work to stay home to watch on tv, and Venus pulled out leaving me high and dry. you must have been :sad:

Dec 21st, 2002, 01:58 PM
The first Venus-Serena matchup, 2nd round Aus Open 1998. It was hyped a lot but they really didnt play well that day. No one knew how they would play since they hadnt met before, so that match was more disappointing. Their matches have improved since then though.

Dec 21st, 2002, 07:35 PM
Pretty much all the Williams finals!!

Dec 21st, 2002, 09:32 PM
Yeah, any Williams match really. Cannot even watch them now as they are so rubbish - it's just not tennis!

Dec 21st, 2002, 10:18 PM
Williams/Williams '01 US Open final. That's about as hyped as a womens match had ever gotten. The best way to describe the quality of the match is that it's the equivalent of some of the 1st round matches you watch at Grand Slam qualies where you shake your head and think "Man, this is just ugly." When Venus and Serena play anybody else, they look like #1 and #2. When they play eachother, they look like the #201 and #202 on a bad day. I swear if they played like that day in and day out they would never get anywhere near the top 150.

Dec 21st, 2002, 10:23 PM
all finals anna played except the first maybe

Dec 21st, 2002, 10:24 PM
Other hyped up dud matches.

Jane Chi d. Monique Viele 6-3 6-1-99 Tokyo Open 1st round. She said before the tournament she would cruise to the title and would win a GS title within two years. An off-form Jane Chi still easily beat Viele. We all know what unfortunately happened with Monique.

Magdalena Gryzbowska d. Venus Williams-1st round 97 Wimbledon. She was picked as a dark horse to win the title, but Venus played a flat, listless match. Seemingly uninterested in the result of the match, (she played two points with a broken string, losing both) she fell in 3 sets.

Jing Qian Yi d. Jennifer Capriati-1st round 96 French Open-Capriati's first GS match in almost three years, she looked rusty and overweight in losing to a player ranked 80th who absolutely detests clay courts.

Dec 21st, 2002, 10:35 PM
The Steffi/ Monica wimbledon final and the Us open ī01 Williams-Williams final. But I think that next year they will improve, because Venus will come more motivated( Serena has equaled her in GS`s and may surpass her again!) and Serena wants to prove that she is really the best! Man, this is great tennis in the making! I mean: the power,the speed( these girls get to balls, itīs like whoooowwww!!) !!!

Dec 23rd, 2002, 05:15 PM

Dec 23rd, 2002, 09:55 PM
i think the 97 US Open between Hingis and Venus was a dud..

Dec 23rd, 2002, 10:39 PM
Conchita Martinez-Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. Italian Open 95. both at their best aparently :s but still Conchita Managed a 6-3 6-1 win over Arantxa.

Dec 23rd, 2002, 10:44 PM
I don't think ALL the Williams/Williams matches have been boring...just most.

I haven't seen all of them...the Aussie, the early clay result [Venus won], or the WB Final or US Final 02 [because of the poor Miami and Paris matches].

But 2 that I DID like where the 00 WB Semi and the 99 Grand Slam Cup final. I thought those were great matches.

Dec 23rd, 2002, 11:20 PM
Tennislove...you the 00 WB semi was a dud because Serena couldnīt hit a ball in the court! The ones I found dud were the ī01 us open final and the RG final ī02.