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2003: RG SF v. USO SF

I'm talking about the matches with Henin in both of them. I think that both matches were the best matches of 2002. If you forget about the hand incident in Paris it was a highly competitive match and with the crowd getting involve it was also highly dramatic. And the USO SF, that's just a classic. It was late, the crowd, and the shot making were exquisite.

How do you guys analyze both matches and which do you think was really the better match? Both matches were great for different reasons of course.
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2003 USO was better....i thought Serena's choking days were over...her play in that FO match was horrendous

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my fav by far us s/f, only bad thing bout that match was the final result
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USP SF no doubt. At many points, I thought Justine was going to lose but she just kept on fighting and fought back bit by bit.

I have been trying to find the video of that match for a long long time but no success so far.....

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US Semi Final - JHH vs JenCap was the best

especially as Jenny came within 2 points from victory nine times - Justine kept on fighting and not giving up.

Do you think that Jenny if she had won the semi-final would have beaten Kim for the Championship Title - or would Kim have beaten her like she did at Stanford four weeks back?
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Serena made one BIG mistake in the SF...she had an open court, was at the net and hit a VERY SAFE volley...which Justine easly got to to hit a winning passing shot. That was game point for Serena and (I think) would have given her a 5-2 lead. Instead it became 4-3.
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US Semi Final - JHH vs JenCap was the best

especially as Jenny came within 2 points from victory nine times - Justine kept on fighting and not giving up.

Do you think that Jenny if she had won the semi-final would have beaten Kim for the Championship Title - or would Kim have beaten her like she did at Stanford four weeks back?
*This is a tough won. I would expect Kim to choke against anyone (perhaps more against Justine).

*If Clijsters would not have choked...it would have been her title as Jenn would have little in the tank.
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US Open was definitely better.
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I don't even think you can compare. The US Open semi was the most physically demanding match I've ever seen. Every point seemed to be a great rally. I don't think it comes close to the French semi.
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Serena just played so bad at the net that day....she came in plenty often but she couldn´t finish the points...after breaking to make it 5-5 and fending countless bp´s and getting advantage, she totally blows a volley for 6-5 lead. I would have liked to see Justine win after THAT!!

And no, Jen wouldn´t have beaten Kim....Justine has the game that can disrupt Kim´s rythm, all the slices and stuff...Jen I think would have given Kim a nice rythm.

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US open by far.
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I really enjoyed the RG SF. There were some great rallies and some exciting shot making throughout the match. I don't really buy that Serena played very poorly. I think she didn't take her chances in the third set when she had some but she also didn't really have that many chances in the first set. The second was a very exciting set especially near the end of it.
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US Open no doubt; the FOSF was not as competitive, IMO. Controversial, yes; competitive uh-uh.
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I still stick with the USO-semi.I mean everything was there:the amazing points,drama,fightingspirit,the atmosphere,the fysical efforts,the fact that it was in the middle of the night in Belgium was great to I think.Never have seen such a sensational match in my life.

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USO ... I was dissappointed with Justine after FO ... I was glad that she had won, the "euphoria" had a very bitter aftertaste.

Plus the USO SF was just amazing ... Staying up in the middle of the night, biting your nails for three hours and having heart attacks 11 times ... The first time I even supported aloud for JuJu when I was in front of my TV ... And the excitement when she won and not being able to sleep of it afterwards

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