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Biggest choke of all time?

What has been the biggest choke of all time (or greatest comeback, if your cup is half full )?


Wasn't Gabriela Sabatini up 6-0 5-0 40-0 against Mary Joe Fernandez at the French Open? Name some other ones

Marta Domachowska was up 6-2 5-2 yesterday against Yan Zi and lost 2-6 7-6 6-1
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Novotna...
Jankovic coming from 0/6 3/5 (saving mp) to 5/1 in 3rd losing 8/10
Hingis at Aus Open final blowing 4 mps
Ai (mostly this season)

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not career chokes

I'm talking about match chokes Who had a really big lead in a match and still lost the match.
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Wasn't Gabriela Sabatini up 6-0 5-0 40-0 against Mary Joe Fernandez at the French Open? Name some other ones
if that was a final, i would pretty much want to kill myself if i was in that position
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if that was a final, i would pretty much want to kill myself if i was in that position
I was wrong Gabriela was leading 6-1 5-1 in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. Mary Joe saved five match points to win the match 1-6 7-6(4) 10-8. Does anyone have this match recorded
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Wasn't Gabriela Sabatini up 6-0 5-0 40-0 against Mary Joe Fernandez at the French Open?
No, it was 61 5-1 40-15, but still a nasty loss Gaby also managed to lose to Kimiko Date in the Miami semis after leading 6-1 5-1.

Novotna led Graf 6-7 6-1 4-1 40-30 in the '93 Wimbledon final, double faulted and then fell apart.

Novotna also wasted 9 mps against Rubin in the French Open when leading 6-7 6-4 5-0 40-0 before losing 7-6 4-6 8-6

Kurhajcova led Raymond 6-0 5-0 at the 2004 French Open 1st round with mps for a double bagel before losing 0-6 7-5 6-3
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No, it was 61 5-1 40-15, but still a nasty loss Gaby also managed to lose to Kimiko Date in the Miami semis after leading 6-1 5-1.

Novotna led Graf 6-7 6-1 4-1 40-30 in the '93 Wimbledon final, double faulted and then fell apart.

Novotna also wasted 9 mps against Rubin in the French Open when leading 6-7 6-4 5-0 40-0 before losing 7-6 4-6 8-6
Novotna . A Wimbledon final and she chokes Poor girl. But at least she eventually won it
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At the USO a few years ago Dokic was up 5-1 against Pierce in the third set and lost.
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The one who lost some years ago against Chanda Rubin in Rolland-garros.
I don't remember her name.
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Silvia leading 6-3 5-2 against Kim Clijsters


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Marta Domachowska was up 6-2 5-2 yesterday against Yan Zi and lost 2-6 7-6 6-1
Similarly...

Hantuchova leads Molik 6-2, 5-2 40-15

loses 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
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Similarly...

Hantuchova leads Molik 6-2, 5-2 40-15

loses 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
Where was that?

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I was wrong Gabriela was leading 6-1 5-1 in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. Mary Joe saved five match points to win the match 1-6 7-6(4) 10-8. Does anyone have this match recorded
Yes, and that was a weird match ... Gaby usually had many problems with Mary Joe, especially in grand slams, but she couldn't lose this match !!!
I think she has never been the same player after that loss !

One big choke was the 2003 Australian Open SF when Clijsters was up something like 5-1 in the 3rd against Serena, had 2 or 3 MPs and totally lost control while she served twice for the match and haven't won another game ... she lost 7-5 !!! Incredible !

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I didn't see the matches, but I remember in 2003, Anna Smashnova and Vera Zvonareva, each lost to each in two different tournaments after having big leads. (although I don't remember if match points were involved)
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