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I just finished watching the 1999 and 2000 U.S Open Semi between Hingis and Venus. I was just wondering Which one do you guys think was a better match. The first match was very fun to watch there was some really really long rallys. Then Venus started cramping and loss the match. 2000 I think is better of the two only becuase it had high quality tennis through out the match. And the points WOW.

If you have real player heres a highlight of 1999 semi. <a href="http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/video/cbs990910b_g.ram" target="_blank">Hingis vs V.Williams</a>

[ November 20, 2001: Message edited by: VtennisA ]</p>
 

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I think the third set of the 2000 was the best one of the 6 you have, and the 6/1 first set of 99 was the best for Hingis.
 

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I agree with everything petosp just said, I guess there is a first time for everything. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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1999

The first set in 2000 was quite poor.
 

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I liked 1999s just for biased reasons. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

I wonder if any of them have been shown on ESPN Classic as INSTANT CLASSIC, like they did to Pete/agassi Aussie Semifinal match.

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I personally like 1999! Yes, Venus lost in the semi's but it was that match and Serena's victory that made Venus the player she now is. Never have I witnessed a player fight so hard. Her serve had deserted her, she was playing Hingis' game, she ran herself nearly to exhaustion, and had to be literally carried from the court but did not quit. I donot think I could be more proud of her performance. Venus' semi-final victory in 2000 never imo could have taken place without the aforementioned match.

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2000 by miles it was great tennis throughout and Venus comeback was great at the end!

In 1999 she did a sereve that lanede BEFORE the net!She went out there and played bad!
 

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Can I change my mind? 2000 was the better match, especially that 3rd set. Down 3-5 Venus played incredible tennis. It was a forerunner to the Ericsson.
 

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The energy paste from 1999 and Tina resting on the court with her legs on her chair (as if she was about to do crunches-like McEnroe said) while Venus was cramping like all Get Out........ Priceless!!

And the shot that Tina hit around the net to set up match point was a beauty.

Whatever happened to that energy paste anyway?

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