I notice there hasn't been one other response to this thread. Slightly disappointing but I suppose not too many posters on this board are big Woerle or Barrois fans. Fair enough. :shrug:
Perhaps also my passionate hyperbole might also have contributed to that. So maybe I ought to just clarify a couple of things. I don't make any claims this was one of the great matches of all time. It probably wasn't even, in terms of competitive contemporary tennis, one of the highest standard matches of the day, in that I am sure there were plenty of players today won would have beaten both Kathrin and Kristina today had they played against either of them. I know that.
I'm not suggesting this was Serena vs Henin. To be honest I don't suppose many folks would have enjoyed this match as much as I did. That's not to say it wasn't a very well played, entertaining match either, because it was but I know, I'm weird. And just as some of my alltime favourite records are discs that might not have sold more than 3 or 4 thousand copies, if that, sometimes matches by tennis's lower ranked ITF players can capture my imagination and thrill me in a way that a match between two top 10ers wouldn't. I don't suggest that what I like is better, just that I tend to like things a little off the beaten path.
It's okay that for most of the posters, hey, let's be honest, virtually all the posters, on this forum this was just one of 48 1st round qualifying matches played today, no more significant than any other and for many I suppose one of the less interesting of today's matches. But for me it was pretty damned special.
I suppose what I'm trying, maybe not too successfully, to say is that we are all different and one of the things that makes us all unique is that different things make us click. Hopefully there is some weird match out there that you loved and thrilled you that might not have meant much to anyone else and then perhaps you will understand what I am on about.