Miami Re-Lived: Venus vs. Serena 1999; Murray vs. Ferrer 2013
To launch Tennis Re-Lived, Catherine, David and Matt look back on two classic Miami finals, starting with the first ever final between the Williams sisters in 1999. What was most noticeable about Venus and Serena’s respective games and personalities at the time? How was women’s tennis talked about in this era? And in what way was Richard Williams front and centre?
Turning to Murray and Ferrer’s epic in 2013, how did the match become so dramatic after a ropey start? Has there been a more shocking sight in tennis in recent memory than Ferrer cramping? And in what way did this match set the tone for their seasons?
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