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joaco
May 7th, 2003, 05:12 AM
We are always talking about the best match ever, but how about actually GETTING that match. I have got pretty much a lot of tapes, but I'm missing a lot of Lindsay's.
Anyway the questions go:

- What is the best match you have on tape?
Martina vs. Steffi 99 FO (since second set onwards)

- What match is the one you most like (on tape)?
Lindsay vs. Steffi 99 Wimbledon Final

- What match do you recomend others to have?
I personally would say AO 2002 Martina vs. Jen Final. A MUST HAVE match, all though it's very heart-breaking it's completely amazing.

- What match would you wish to have?
I would really want to know about the Venus vs. Steffi 99 Wimby QF. I mean the score is 46 62 64. How can THAT be so thrilling? I would also love to have many more Lindsay matches, but now I'm just lookin' for great matches to watch.

Joaco

PS: Has anyone of you ever bought anything from videoarc? Was the service good?

Cariaoke
May 7th, 2003, 05:22 AM
The match I enjoy watching over and over is '02 Wimby final with Serena and Venus. The rallies... just amazing. This one they both clearly wanted.

The most memorable would be the '99 USO Final with Serena and Martina. No one could believe what was happening. Martina was so off and was just looking for anything to change the match.

The match I recommend others have is '03 FCC SF's with Serena and Lindsay. The first set and a half of complete domination pretty much summed up why Serena's #1.

anton
May 7th, 2003, 05:22 AM
We are always talking about the best match ever, but how about actually GETTING that match. I have got pretty much a lot of tapes, but I'm missing a lot of Lindsay's.
Anyway the questions go:

- What is the best match you have on tape?
Martina vs. Steffi 99 FO (since second set onwards)

- What match is the one you most like (on tape)?
Lindsay vs. Steffi 99 Wimbledon Final

- What match do you recomend others to have?
I personally would say AO 2002 Martina vs. Jen Final. A MUST HAVE match, all though it's very heart-breaking it's completely amazing.

- What match would you wish to have?
I would really want to know about the Venus vs. Steffi 99 Wimby QF. I mean the score is 46 62 64. How can THAT be so thrilling? I would also love to have many more Lindsay matches, but now I'm just lookin' for great matches to watch.

Joaco

PS: Has anyone of you ever bought anything from videoarc? Was the service good?

about venus-steffi wimbledon, it was a lot of drama bc people had high expectations of venus but steffi had won so much.

also of course Chris Evert and others were saying it was "the real final" :rolleyes:

Venus was hitting some huge serves but her game fell apart as happens too often. Steffi said before the match, "If she serves well, it will be very difficult."

Venus said before the match, "She's won (7 times?) so I have to try and take something for myself"

anton
May 7th, 2003, 05:23 AM
didnt steffi play hingis indoors one year in philadelphia? it was never on tv. i want that match.

ys
May 7th, 2003, 05:29 AM
This is defintely not the best match that I have taped, but certainly, the most precious one for me at the moment and probably for a long time.

Amelia Island 2003 Final.

UDiTY
May 7th, 2003, 06:20 AM
- What is the best match you have on tape?
Venus vs. Martina US SF '00 or Martina vs. Jennifer AO F '01

- What match is the one you most like (on tape)?
Venus vs. Jennifer US SF '01

- What match do you recomend others to have?
I think maybe Venus' breakthrough at Wimbledon '00, the QF against Martina. Also the Chase final in '00 Martina and Seles an amazing match. Both players giving it their all.

- What match would you wish to have?
I would really like a match with Venus playing Graf. Or the one where her beads fall out.

anton
May 7th, 2003, 06:40 AM
- What is the best match you have on tape?
Venus vs. Martina US SF '00 or Martina vs. Jennifer AO F '01

- What match is the one you most like (on tape)?
Venus vs. Jennifer US SF '01

- What match do you recomend others to have?
I think maybe Venus' breakthrough at Wimbledon '00, the QF against Martina. Also the Chase final in '00 Martina and Seles an amazing match. Both players giving it their all.

- What match would you wish to have?
I would really like a match with Venus playing Graf. Or the one where her beads fall out.


Venus' beads fell out in several of matches but it was ignored until her racket kept on hitting them and knocking them out in Melbourne 99(?).

She lost her composure but quickly regained it after the match.
You can hear Venus' comments in this sound byte:
http://www.ltmn.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=37&t=243&

CanIGetAWhat
May 7th, 2003, 08:10 AM
- What is the best match you have on tape?
I can't choose one. :sad:

1992 French Open final Monica Seles vs Steffi Graf
1999 French Open final Steffi Graf vs Martina Hingis
2000 US Open semifinal Venus Williams vs Martina Hingis
2000 Chase Championship final Martina Hingis vs Monica Seles
2001 Ericcson Open final Venus Williams vs Jennifer Capriati
2002 Australian Open final Jennifer Capriati vs. Martina Hingis
2002 Amelia Island final Venus Williams vs Justine Henin-Hardenne
2002 French Open semifinal Serena Williams vs Jennifer Capriati
2002 Sanex Championship semifinal Serena Williams vs Jennifer Capriati

- What match is the one you most like (on tape)?
1998 Sydney Venus Williams vs Martina Hingis
1998 Lipton quarterfinal Serena Williams vs Martina Hingis

- What match do you recommend others to have?
I highly recommend any of these three:
- '99 FO F Steffi vs Martina (this match was full of drama, Martina crying, crowding booing her and chanting Steffi's name, Martina going to the other side of the net etc.)
- '00 USO SF Venus vs Martina semi (a great match, incredible drama - Richard leaving the stadium, Venus staging comeback and Melanie "cheating" - exhilarating rallies)
- '00 Chase Championship final Martina vs Monica

tennisIlove09
May 7th, 2003, 08:14 AM
What is the best match you have on tape?
Venus def. Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5 2000 US Open SF
Capriati def. Hingis 4-6 7-6 6-2 2002 Australian Open F

What match is the one you most like (on tape)?
I would like the Graf/Sanchez-Vicario Wimbledon final, 7-5 in the 3rd
also Wimbledon Finals of 1997 and 1998

What match do you recommend others to have?
The first 2 I mentioned. Any Slam Final is nice to have as well, I think

Dava
May 7th, 2003, 08:16 AM
AUS Open Final 2002 Heartbreaking but great tennis regardless.

tyk101
May 7th, 2003, 10:36 AM
i have the 1999 Steffi Vs Lindsay!
but only highlights.... L

Bероника
May 7th, 2003, 03:34 PM
My favourite match ever is Roland Garros SF 1992: Seles-Sabatini.And yes,I have it on tape and always enjoy of this great match of my 2 all-time favourites.
I wish I had the Virginia Slims Championships 1990 Final between Seles and Sabatini too.

Sammm
May 7th, 2003, 03:42 PM
My favourites that I have are:

00 Chase Champs final
02 Home depot Champs- Monica's seven saved matchpoints agianst Davenport :)

I wish I has a copy of every time Monica beat Hingis.

UDiTY
May 7th, 2003, 04:08 PM
Venus' beads fell out in several of matches but it was ignored until her racket kept on hitting them and knocking them out in Melbourne 99(?).

She lost her composure but quickly regained it after the match.
You can hear Venus' comments in this sound byte:
http://www.ltmn.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=37&t=243&

Thanks, I will check this out! :wavey:

Leena
May 7th, 2003, 04:15 PM
What is the best match you have on tape?

Elena Bovina d. Venus Williams 2002 Collins Cup 3-6 6-4 7-5

What match is the one you most like (on tape)?

Elena Bovina d. Venus Williams 2002 Collins Cup 3-6 6-4 7-5

What match do you recommend others to have?

Elena Bovina d. Venus Williams 2002 Collins Cup 3-6 6-4 7-5

Honorable mention: Elena Bovina d. Jelena Dokic 2002 US Open 2nd rd 6-3 6-2... just incase people forget what a failure Jelena is.

Infiniti2001
May 7th, 2003, 04:19 PM
Best matches on tape
Martina vs. Steffi '99 FO

Anytime I want to have a good laugh, I pop this tape in . I so enjoy Hingis's petulant behaviour :p

Venus vs Hingis '00 US Open semi final.
:bounce: :worship: :bounce: :worship:

justine vs Venus '02 Amelia Island final
:hearts: :kiss: :p :worship: :bounce:

Match I most like
Venus vs Jennifer Capriati '01 US Open semi final
I enjoy watching that stare down and what followed :p :bounce: :bounce:


Match I recommend
justine vs Venus '02 Amelia Island final
"Many" claim that Venus is all power, but this match proves otherwise :p


Match I'd love to have
Venus vs Steffi '99 Wimby final.

I usually don't keep any of Venus's loses on tape, but this is an exception :bounce: :bounce:

1998 Sydney Venus Williams vs Martina Hingis.
It kills me that I don't have Venus's 1st big win over Hingis waaaaa :confused: :( :fiery:



P.S. Leena , how many quality points did your Bovina get for that win?? <snikersniker> :p

williamsfan
May 7th, 2003, 04:22 PM
2000 US Open Venus vs Martina SF
2001 Canadian Open Serena vs Seles

SJW
May 7th, 2003, 07:10 PM
Leena did u buy the tape? :p

hmmm hard Q....this year i liked the antwerp final (the scoreline dont do it justice),

i like my Serena vs Linzi 01 USO semi :)

Venus vs Monica@the Champs 02 was brilliant

so was Serena vs Jen

Leena
May 7th, 2003, 07:46 PM
P.S. Leena , how many quality points did your Bovina get for that win??

She got 110 for beating Dokic... and a lot of confidence for beating Venus. :)

Leena
May 7th, 2003, 07:47 PM
Leena did u buy the tape?

Yes, I did... it was well worth it. :)

irma
May 7th, 2003, 07:55 PM
I really don't know. I only have steffi and so many matches that it's hard to choose one
I would really like to have seen phildelphia 98 though the quarters so I could have laughed my ass off for hours:D

Infiniti2001
May 7th, 2003, 07:56 PM
She got 110 for beating Dokic... and a lot of confidence for beating Venus. :)

Not that it matters since no points were involved-- but have you noticed that since the imfamous win she hasn't had any significant results? Could it be the Venus curse? :p It's been working on Barbara Schette since RG'01 ;) and now Meghan is getting her second dose ;) ;) just like after Stanford '01 :cool: :p

joaco
May 7th, 2003, 11:43 PM
I really don't know. I only have steffi and so many matches that it's hard to choose one
I would really like to have seen phildelphia 98 though the quarters so I could have laughed my ass off for hours:D

why laughing?? what happened in that match?

faboozadoo15
May 8th, 2003, 12:04 AM
best match (as in quality of the play, emotions aside?)
probably monica vs jenn in the 91 us open semis,
monica vs steffi in the 93 aus open finals
also venus vs jenn in miami

one i like the most
well all of the above ones plus monica beating chris evert in the houston final and monica beating steffi 10-8 in the third set @ RG 92.

reccomendations
all of these i have mentioned. also monica vs jana novotna in the 91 aus final (don't buy, they show it on espn every once in a while).

ONE'S I WANT!!!!
monica saving 6 match points against serena 01 LA (i don't know if this match was even televised... but it must have been somethin')

i (believe it or not) am not an owner of the aus 02 match where monica upsets venus (why don't i have it?!?!?!?!?!?!)

also, monica playing gaby at the french in 92 and the 5 setter.

CJ07
May 8th, 2003, 12:12 AM
the best match i have taped probably is dementieva winning her first title

but i really want to see Venus and Monica at their best, but i'm too damn cheap

Andre@
May 8th, 2003, 12:27 AM
What is the best match you have on tape?
Martina vs. Serena Australian Open 2001

What match is the one you most like (on tape)?
Martina vs Seles Chase 2000

What match do you recomend others to have?
Martina vs Serena Australian Open 2001
Martina vs Venus US Open 1999

What match would you wish to have?
Evert vs Navratilova Roland Garros 1995

lurker
May 8th, 2003, 01:03 AM
Best match on tape:
(there are several)
1. Hingis vs Graf FO 1999.
2. V. Williams vs Graf Wimbledon 1999.
3. Hingis vs. Capriati AO 2002
4. Hingis vs. Martinez (yes, you read correctly) German Open 2000. If you are unfamiliar with this one, it was spectacular in terms of tactics and execution.

Incidentally, Graf vs. Davenport Wimbledon 1999 is not very exciting. It was very tense and close with only two break point opportunities for each player, one per set. You never got the feeling Lindsay would lose.

Match I'd like to own;
1. Seles vs. Graf FO 1992. I hear so much about it.
2. Capriati vs. Seles US Open 1991. Ditto the above.
3. S. Williams vs. Graf Indian Wells 1999. I'm missing the last game!!! Grr...
4. V. Williams vs. Hingis US Open 1999...again I hear so much about this one.

Match I'd recommend to others:
1. Hingis vs. Graf FO 1999: how not to behave on a tennis court.
2. Hingis vs. Martinez German Open 2000: there is hope for everyone if you believe in yourself.

downtheline
May 8th, 2003, 03:49 AM
Match I'd like to own;
1. Seles vs. Graf FO 1992. I hear so much about it.


I used to have that one :wavey: This match was so great and epic, and I used to not like Seles at the time. Down 3-5 Graf hit some amazing deep forehands. It was such a heartbreaker for Steffi. Steffi had match game a few times after playing catch-up the whole match. It was a good thing that the following month Steffi sliced up a mute Seles at
Wimbledon 6-2,6-1. The ace on match point was so HUGE!

During this point in their head-to-head it was Monica who was dictating play. Graf was at the mercy of her laser-guided groundies.

GBFH
May 8th, 2003, 03:55 AM
Match I used to have on tape:

Men's US Open final 2000: Safin def. Sampras 6-4 6-3 6-3
No matter how many times I watched, I'd get tense when Marat served for the championship. And that sweet BCC on championship point...with the huge smile on his face after winning...god, best day of my tennis life :D

Can only be replaced when Anna wins a tournament ;)

highflyer
May 9th, 2003, 05:00 PM
SF 1987 Martina vs Chris
:worship: :worship: :worship:

highflyer
May 9th, 2003, 05:04 PM
It was the SF Wimbledon 1987 ;)

DA FOREHAND
May 9th, 2003, 05:12 PM
- What is the best match you have on tape?
Venus vs. Martina US SF '00 or Martina vs. Jennifer AO F '01

- What match is the one you most like (on tape)?
Venus vs. Jennifer US SF '01


Love those matches have them both on tape.

99 French Open Final
00 US Open Semi Marti-Venus
01 Erricsson Cap-v- Venus
01 Us Open Semi Cap-v- Venus

Match I want Mary P. Destroying Graf at the French
Philly Bagel Steffi gave Marti.
Us Open Semi Venus -v- Martina(the overhead comeback)

Have most of the old Seles Grand Slam matches
And some Vintage Navratilova -Evert matches.

irma
May 9th, 2003, 05:18 PM
Match I'd like to own;
1. Seles vs. Graf FO 1992. I hear so much about it.


I used to have that one :wavey: This match was so great and epic, and I used to not like Seles at the time. Down 3-5 Graf hit some amazing deep forehands. It was such a heartbreaker for Steffi. Steffi had match game a few times after playing catch-up the whole match. It was a good thing that the following month Steffi sliced up a mute Seles at
Wimbledon 6-2,6-1. The ace on match point was so HUGE!

During this point in their head-to-head it was Monica who was dictating play. Graf was at the mercy of her laser-guided groundies.

you are so right that's why steffi hit 9 more winners at the french open! lol :rolleyes:

irma
May 9th, 2003, 05:20 PM
sorry I could not resist;)

DA FOREHAND
May 9th, 2003, 06:18 PM
YOu're entitled irma, there are lots of Selestials who'd like to re-write history. His-story

jean_genie
May 9th, 2003, 07:35 PM
The Best Match I own on Tape?

Hmm, I've got lots to choose from but I'll pick three:

-00 USOpen Venus v. Martina - shotmaking in the making
-02 Bausch&Lomb Venus v. Justine - ugly for the first set and a half but then absolutely spectacular tennis from both players.
-01 USOpen Serena v. Martina - Serena giving a preview of coming attractions


The Match that I Like Best

-00 USOpen final - Venus v. Linzi - anyone who thinks Venus isn't a strategic and tactical player should pay close attention to the last three games of the second set.
-01 USOpen semi - Venus v. Jennifer - Venus fighting off a cold and Cappy's forehand
-02 WTA championship - Venus V. Monica - a dogfight from beginning to end. Monica on the attack and Venus showing why even on defense, she can play offense.


Matches that I recommend

-00 Wimbledon final - Venus' breakthrough performance
-02 Nasdaq 100 final - Serena v. Capriati in one that could've gone either way
-02 Oz final - Martina and Jen brought all the excitement you could ask for with a heartbreaking ending

Bonus: Matches that are great but I can't bear watching

99 Wimbledon - Venus v. Graf
99 USOpen semi - Venus v. Martina - Serena owed Venus half the prize money for the way she tired Martina out
02 Wimbledon final - Venus v. Serena - too sad to see Venus lose her crown where it all began