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If you could go back in history and change the outcome of one match.....

...what would it be?

Henin def Myskina a the olympics for me. I of course like Justine, but that match hurt Nastya bad for a long time. I would have loved to see her win a gold medal for her country.

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kim clijsters vs jennifer capriati at roland garros in the final! so kim would have been the first belgian grand slam winner

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Serena vs Justine..2003 French Open semis. Wish she had never raised that hand!!! Like the old saying..."if I could turn back the 'hand' of time?..uummmm.

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...what would it be?

Henin def Myskina a the olympics for me. I of course like Justine, but that match hurt Nastya bad for a long time. I would have loved to see her win a gold medal for her country.

Without a doubt AO 93 final. If Graf had won she would have been #1 in spring of 93. The Seles Stabbing would not have happened. Selesians would not have an excuse for Seles failing after her teen years were over.
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Without a doubt AO 93 final. If Graf had won she would have been #1 in spring of 93. The Seles Stabbing would not have happened. Selesians would not have an excuse for Seles failing after her teen years were over.
Nice insight, cali. I really like sentences 1-4...but an 'excuse' for her failing?? No. That's reality!!!

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Without a doubt AO 93 final. If Graf had won she would have been #1 in spring of 93. The Seles Stabbing would not have happened. Selesians would not have an excuse for Seles failing after her teen years were over.
Don´t know if even THAT would have stopped Gunther.....history has proven us that you can´t stop crazy lunatics ( witness: WW II)

But if that could have prevented the stabbing, gladly....

Personally I´d go with Serena vs Justine ´03 too....if Serena wins that match, she wins RG and she wins the GRAND SLAM AND have the record for most consecutive majors won....because I don´t think she´d have had surgery before the Open and considering her record at the Open and on hardcourts, think she would have won the Open too...

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i can't choose only one!!
so i would say:
capriati def clijsters RG final
capriati def hingis aus open final in 2002, if martina had won, i'm sure she wouldn't heve retired
s.williams def clijsters semi final aus open 03
henin def clijsters berlin final 03, if kim had won, justine wouldn't have won roland garros
henin def myskina olympics, the same reason as JCF, in addition, henin didn't want to win for her country but for her whereas myskina wanted gold medal for russia
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Nice insight, cali. I really like sentences 1-4...but an 'excuse' for her failing?? No. That's reality!!!

A stabbing in spring 1993 as an excuse for failing in 95-04?
Please ....
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A stabbing in spring 1993 as an excuse for failing in 95-04?
Please ....
After Seles was stabbed, she was never the same player due to motivational factors, fitness etc. Maybe that was wrong of her, but if someone tried to kill you, i think you may have a bit of a reality check and wonder what is really important.

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A stabbing in spring 1993 as an excuse for failing in 95-04?
Please ....
If.. only if..we could walk a mile in her shoes.

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A stabbing in spring 1993 as an excuse for failing in 95-04?
Please ....
A Daddy scandal as an excuse for winning only 2 majors in 2 and half years?

Please....

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A Daddy scandal as an excuse for winning only 2 majors in 2 and half years?

Please....
LOL!!!!!!!!!!

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Don´t know if even THAT would have stopped Gunther.....history has proven us that you can´t stop crazy lunatics ( witness: WW II)

But if that could have prevented the stabbing, gladly....

Personally I´d go with Serena vs Justine ´03 too....if Serena wins that match, she wins RG and she wins the GRAND SLAM AND have the record for most consecutive majors won....because I don´t think she´d have had surgery before the Open and considering her record at the Open and on hardcourts, think she would have won the Open too...

How would Serena have won the GRAND SLAMS if she had won FO 03?

BTW, Parche was a retard. He watched the WTA rankings and was devastated that Seles was "ALWAYS #1". Of course he would not have stabbed Seles in Hamburg if Graf had been #1 before that tournament. Even debating about this is completely retardo!

P.S.: You can stop lunatics. Even the great WWII lunatic could have been stopped. First by German voters (30-33), then by Western governments (36-39), then by German generals (39-44). They all failed miserably.

Today we - well most of us! - are more clever.
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A Daddy scandal as an excuse for winning only 2 majors in 2 and half years?

Please....
Ouch!!!

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Mary Pierce versus Linsday Davenport US open 1999

Mary had 2 match point at 5,4 in the third sets, she made a faboulous backhand on the first one, out for something like 5cm.....
linsday finnaly won the match 7,5...

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