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Best shot you 've ever seen executed.

For me Matchpoint 1997 French Open Hingis -v- Seles

Martina hits an incredibly deft angled backhand.

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Last Year on Set Point, Serena rocketed a return winner of a 107ish first serve into the body...right into the corner. The ball literally flew past Justine.

I was like WOW! Even though Serena lost the first set, that HAD to feel good
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Seles has had so many amazing winners executed on huge points it's hard to choose one.

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i remember Dokic's backhand diagonale at San Diego finals 2002, Venus stood in schock!!! Those were the days

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Farina Elia's 5th match point against Rubin at wimbledon last year where she hit a forehand down the line and she completly out hit Rubin all match!!!

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Venus' one handed backhand on the run i think in last year's wimbledon .v. srebotnik?

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Last Year on Set Point, Serena rocketed a return winner of a 107ish first serve into the body...right into the corner. The ball literally flew past Justine.

I was like WOW! Even though Serena lost the first set, that HAD to feel good
That was an amazing rip from Serena! The serve into the body wasn't that slow and it came back faster! Had to feel good for her? Heck, it felt good for me.

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Ferrero's between the legs passing shot against Chela last year!

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Justine's half-volley drop shot against Jennifer last year at the U.S. Open. An incredible shot in an extremely tight situation.

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Hingis's pass down the line of wimbledon 2000 quarters, where Venus hit a deadly smash, Hingis read it with amazing anticipation and hit down down the line, i was there amd the crowd (along with myself) was stunned.

She aslo hit another single handed backhand winner down the line on the run in that match, it was breath-taking. That match was awesome, i can still hear the crowds www's and oooo's, especially when Venus would spank some leathel off backhands that hingis didnt move for!

I know this is WTA, but did any1 see that shot in Hamburg or Rome last year, im not sure who played it, it was an argentinian i think (maybe Chela) he hit this amazing through the legs down the line winner, im sure all of u will know the point i mean. I agree with DA forehand, that was off a incredible underarm second serve, and the volley was impecable. Graf was a little stunned by the serve i think, and the crowd wernt too pleased!

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Venus vs. Hingis Us Open semis 2000.
Venus dows 3-5 and 15-30 in the third set.
Best tight situation rally. Venus left, right, scrambling like there is NO TOMORROW, finally, she hits an open stance down the line from the middle of the court!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Venus vs. Hingis Us Open semis 2000.
Venus dows 3-5 and 15-30 in the third set.
Best tight situation rally. Venus left, right, scrambling like there is NO TOMORROW, finally, she hits an open stance down the line from the middle of the court!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was amazing....and it was off of an overhead smash!

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Justine's half-volley drop shot against Jennifer last year at the U.S. Open. An incredible shot in an extremely tight situation.

Yep,that and the halfvolley she made while the thirdset-tiebreak against Serena in Berlin 2002.She took the ball behind her back.It was an amazing shot ona crucial point

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i remember Dokic's backhand diagonale at San Diego finals 2002, Venus stood in schock!!! Those were the days
Those were the days when Dokic lost 2 and 2 rather than 0 and 1.

I am just joking.

Yeah, Serena's return against Justine at FO was amazing, she was soo mad!!! Also the same matchup in Berlin '02, it was 5-5 in the third set tiebreak and Justine came to net and hit an amazing half volley dropshot off of a good pass.

I am surprised no one has mentioned Mary's between the legs winner.

And Venus has executed amazing shots...

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What else? The shot to end all shots. The 'death wish drop shot'. I didn't see it live, but of course it was replayed because it was insane. 2nd round Wimbledon, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario vs Raffaella Reggi. ASV is down match point against, and played a drop shot from behind the baseline. She won the point, and possibly because her opponent went into shock, the match. Nav referred to the shot selection as a 'death wish'.

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