What if Spirlea, Novotna, Seles, had converted match points at 97 U.S Open?

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If Novotna, Spirlea, and Seles had converted their match points for in their losses?

  1. Novotna would have lost to Hingis in semis

    33.3%
  2. Novotna would have lost to Venus in final

    33.3%
  3. Novotna would have won the 97 U.S Open

    33.3%
  4. Seles would have lost to Venus in semis

    16.7%
  5. Seles would have lost to Hingis in final

    50.0%
  6. Seles would have won the 97 U.S Open

    33.3%
  7. Spirlea would have lost to Hingis in final

    50.0%
  8. Spirlea would have won the 97 U.S Open

    50.0%
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  1. anointedone

    anointedone Banned

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    At the 1997 U.S Open, the womens event saw 3 different women in the quarters or later fail to convert on match points. Monica Seles in her quarterfinal with Irina Spirlea failed to convert a match point in the 2nd set. Seles would have then played Venus Williams in the semis, and if she won Martina Hingis in the final, had she converted. Jana Novotna in her quarterfinal with Lindsay Davenport failed to convert a match point in the 3rd set. She would have gone on to play Martina Hingis in the semis, and if she won, Venus Williams in the final. Irina Spirlea in her semifinal with Venus Williams failed to convert 2 match points in the 3rd set tiebreak. How would each of these 3 women have gone on to do had they converted their match point. Would any of them gone on to be Champion you believe? Give 1 vote for each player.
     
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  2. pj80

    pj80 Semi-Pro

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    who cares? let by-gones be by-gones
     
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  3. hewittboy

    hewittboy Banned

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    Novotna-loses a 3 set semi to Hingis

    Seles-wipes out the lucky Venus Williams, then loses in straight sets to Hingis in the final

    Spirlea-loses in straight sets to Hingis in final
     
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  4. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

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    Was Spirlea the one gravy train Williams called a "big white turkey"?
     
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  5. flying24

    flying24 Banned

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    Yeah she is the one. That was after the bumpty-bump in the middle of the match, Spirlea bumping Venus hard on a changeover.
     
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