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No tennis now, and I am watching my old tapes. Today that was a tape from Wimbledon 99, second round. Several interesting matches - Kournikova-Vento, Graf-De Swaardt, V. Williams-Tatarkova. Very fun commentary by Billie Jean. One thing that amazed was that it was the next day after Hingis was defeated by Dokic, and they were already running poll - "Will Martina Hingis win another Slam?". Yes, she lost to Dokic, but she was coming out of FO final, that she should have won, and winning AO. What reason did they have to run that poll at that time? When they do it now, it is explicable, at least now it really looks like a clear possibility, that Martina won't win another Slam. But back then!? Pretty prophetic, I'd say.
 

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Vento against Anna? Had 5:4 40:0 in the first set, but still lost in straights. Anna looked very focused. Again after match in interview they asked her about first title ( I mean, it was two years ago, and even then it was everybody's talk ), and she answered her usual bullshit ("I have to work hard and I will win many titles"). The one that actually looked the most interesting was Steffi-Mariaan match. De Swaardt looked so good in the first.
 

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Oh, yeah, 86% of respondents said that "Yes, she will win more"..
 

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So true.. Wimbledon on HBO.. No commercial breaks, tennis only for 12 hours a day.
 
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