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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2004, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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I feel lucky today...

Yes, I feel lucky! I recently ordered ESPN Classic and ever since I've been looking for good female "oldy" matches. It seems like since I got ESPNC all they've shown is mens matches (which were good), but I've been dying to see some classic Seles/Graf/Nav/Evert/Arantxa/Jana/ Gaby matches. Today, Gaby vs. Sukova is on and so is Seles vs. Arantxa. I'm going to tape both matches and hope that next week has excellent matches as well!
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You are lucky. I had ESPN Classic on my cable TV for like a week before they cancelled it and replaced it with a porn channel.
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Yes, I feel lucky! I recently ordered ESPN Classic and ever since I've been looking for good female "oldy" matches. It seems like since I got ESPNC all they've shown is mens matches (which were good), but I've been dying to see some classic Seles/Graf/Nav/Evert/Arantxa/Jana/ Gaby matches. Today, Gaby vs. Sukova is on and so is Seles vs. Arantxa. I'm going to tape both matches and hope that next week has excellent matches as well!

Darn! I wish that I had seen an advertisement for those two matches. I'm not sure that I ever saw Gaby play Helena and there are several good matches between Aranxta and Seles.
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Speaking of classic tennis matches. I read that they filmed the entire 1926, Cannes match between Suzanne Lenglen and Helen Wills. Or at least that's my understanding. They made a movie and from what I recall paid $100,000 for the rights. Can't recall how they divided the money. I would love to see this match. I've seen pics of people hanging off of ladders to watch it.
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Speaking of classic tennis matches. I read that they filmed the entire 1926, Cannes match between Suzanne Lenglen and Helen Wills. Or at least that's my understanding. They made a movie and from what I recall paid $100,000 for the rights. Can't recall how they divided the money. I would love to see this match. I've seen pics of people hanging off of ladders to watch it.
It would indeed be wonderful, however, realistically it's a safer bet that it was filmed with the standard celluloid of the day, which like most of the silent films from the era, could very well be gone forever- the film deteriorated in the cans very quickly and most of the footage shot before the mid-30s is lost forever. Sad.

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i just checked espn classics for those matches and i dont see them listed.
but if anyone ever wants to check, you can go here:
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tvlistings/index
and scroll to the bottom, choosing a sport either from daily or weekly, alongside which espn channel you want to check.

btw, they're showing Agassi vs Becker 89 Davis Cup on 9/22/04 at 7:00 am on TTC.
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Yes, I feel lucky! I recently ordered ESPN Classic and ever since I've been looking for good female "oldy" matches. It seems like since I got ESPNC all they've shown is mens matches (which were good), but I've been dying to see some classic Seles/Graf/Nav/Evert/Arantxa/Jana/ Gaby matches. Today, Gaby vs. Sukova is on and so is Seles vs. Arantxa. I'm going to tape both matches and hope that next week has excellent matches as well!
ryan, maybe the reason my listing is different from yours is that you're in canada. let me know what they show (or you recorded)! ...especially if its pre-1982 mens/womens.
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ryan, maybe the reason my listing is different from yours is that you're in canada. let me know what they show (or you recorded)! ...especially if its pre-1982 mens/womens.
lol, sadly it wasn't that week. And for the past two weeks its ALL been classic hockey *barf*. The two matches they showed were Gaby vs. Sukova Canadian Open QF. It was a bad match actually, with Gaby romping through 6-2 6-1 or something similar. Then there was "bonus" coverage of Coetzer vs. Pierce, a VERY good last half of the match with Amanda winning 6-4 5-7 6-0.

The second match was Seles vs. Arantxa '96 Canadian Open finaly. Sadly, I only managed to see the first half of the match, THREE times!! I was so annoyed, I kept getting interrupted while watching it. And of course, my vcr decided not to work that day, and it hasnt been able to record anything ever since.
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It was a bad match actually, with Gaby romping through 6-2 6-1 or something similar.
That's a good match
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