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  1. Ripper014

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    It is a battle of the sexes match between Henin and Noah...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-R0qR_Q6Aw&NR=1

    Noah won 4-6 6-4 7-6 (1), apparantly Noah spent most of the time fooling around.

    I then found a Connor vs Navratilova match... 7-5 6-2 Connors had only 1 serve and had to cover half the doubles alleys. Connors was 40 and Navratilova was 36 and number 5 in the world.

    Of course there was the most famous out of shape and old Bobby Riggs vs Court and then Billie Jean King, but I was wondering if there were any others.

    Sorry and the two practice court defeats of Serena (6-1) and Venus (6-2) to chain-smoking German doubles specialist Karsten Braasch.
     
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  2. Datacipher

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    Noah, was fooling around. I can assure you that anyone who thinks a woman pro has any chance against the top 5000 or so men, really doesn't know ANYTHING about pro tennis. SERIOUSLY. Anyone who thinks that is a numbskull.

    Incidently, a low-ranked pro woman actually played a real men's pro tournament once. She got BLOWN away.
     
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  3. No_tricks

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    I found this in my archive:

    all battle of sexes in St.Anton so far

    1998: Joern Renzenbrink GER d. Sandra Dopfer AUT 60 62
    1999: Judith Wiesner AUT d. Lars Rehmann GER 8-5
    2000: Barbara Paulus AUT d. Carsten Braasch GER 9-7
    2001: Nikolay Davidyenko RUS d. Barbara Schett AUT 63 63
    2002: Patty Schnyder SUI d. Patrick Mayr AUT 76 75
     
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  4. matchmaker

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    I am sorry but the results in red were certainly tanked or simply a joke.

    No way a female pro can beat any male pro in the top 500, even if he is retired 10 years ago.
     
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  5. Dave M

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    Top 5000? I always thought a more intelligent female player would of had a chance there surely?
     
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  6. Datacipher

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    Why? I'm afraid this is not chess. The female player will not be able to come up with some devious plan to defeat her more capable opponent e.g. If I string my racquet 3lbs tighter, and hit with sidespin to his inside out backhand..... that stuff remains in the realm of 3.5 hackers.

    But, even if she did....what would that prove? That somehow a lesser player was able to defeat a better one with a bizarre strategy?

    In any case...in the real world, as Mcenroe pointed out in an interview about it, there's always a chance the man could lose due to nerves and pressure, but have them play 100 times, seriously....it's not going to be pretty. The reason I confidently say 5000 is because there are at least that many pro player wannabees, top juniors, college players, former pros, etc etc etc. Remember that the #5000 man is GOOD. REALLY GOOD. As in, if you saw him practicing, you couldn't tell if he's #5000, #2000, #180, or #1. (If you didn't recognize the players). Muster might not be in the top 5000 right now, he's certainly not in the top 2000ish. He might play any single point at the level of a current top 100 player, but in the shape he's in? He'd getting DESTROYED by anyone with ATP points. I used to coach a few world class juniors....one hit with Henin. Most of these top boys could beat the women pros. It's a different world.
     
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  7. No_tricks

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    Don't underestimate Babsi Schett, she has a lot of talent:

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