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"Whatever the Williams sisters may give women's tennis, they have never given it a match like Friday night's US Open semifinal between Justine Henin-Hardenne and Jennifer Capriati. There was no question of any punches being pulled in this one. In fact, by the end of it, after three hours and three minutes of the most punishing tennis, it was hard to distinguish the winner from the loser - rather like one of those Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fights." - Sunday Telegraph (Clive White)


Yeah, the Jen-Justine was a great match, but me think the two U.S. open semis between Hingis and Venus were as greater if not greater. That without even talking about the oz ´01 qrtr between Hingis- Serena...a match that to many was the best match of ´01.
 

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The "Midnight Marathon in Miami" between Jen and Monica (Nasdaq SF '02) has to rank with this one. And the writer's need to mention the currently inactive W/S only highlights how huge their presence (or absence) continues 2B.
 

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tennisIlove09 said:
I think he was stating that Venus/Serena playing each other have never produced a match with quality of Jennifer/Justine
Then brother has to learn how to write properly, ´cause that sounded like the Williamses never have played classics.
 

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Ballbuster said:
The sistahs will Never produce matches like Jenn/Justine. There is no there. There is only blazing balls.
And how exactly did Justine win?!
 

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I don't think the sisters' absence is all that huge, at least not in the short term. It goes along with conventional wisdom and political correctness to say that, but in fact i don't think this past USOpen suffered much at all without them. People were into that semifinal. It was the best Open women's match in several years. But if both sisters stay out a long time, that would probably hurt the game.
 

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irma said:
it's the last exciting match there is played. people have a short memory
Yeah must be that...me think that last year´s semi between Venus and Amelie was good too..
 

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The match was full of choking on jen's part to be honest...it was a match, but i didnt find it that exciting...except when the crowd started cheering for justine's missed first serves and errors, now that was grrreat!
 

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vogus said:
I don't think the sisters' absence is all that huge, at least not in the short term. It goes along with conventional wisdom and political correctness to say that, but in fact i don't think this past USOpen suffered much at all without them. People were into that semifinal. It was the best Open women's match in several years. But if both sisters stay out a long time, that would probably hurt the game.
Call it what you will, but when a Venus playing 70 percent @ best beats Kimmie in one Wimby SF, and Serena renders the RG controversy moot by beating Juju "12-5" in the other, that speaks volumes.
 

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iLuVenuSerena said:
The match was full of choking on jen's part to be honest...it was a match, but i didnt find it that exciting...except when the crowd started cheering for justine's missed first serves and errors, now that was grrreat!
Yeah...the match was more choking than anything.
 

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that match between martina and serena at the AO that ended something like 8-6 is to me the best match of the century so far

it started with hingis cruising in the first ... then serena came back and she was even two breaks up in the final set only for hingis to come back!

drama and quality tennis
 

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gmak said:
that match between martina and serena at the AO that ended something like 8-6 is to me the best match of the century so far

it started with hingis cruising in the first ... then serena came back and she was even two breaks up in the final set only for hingis to come back!

drama and quality tennis
Word! THAT was the match...people wanna compare this years Open semi´s with the Hingis-Serena match?! Pluuuzzz!
 
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