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Venus' Top 5 Comebacks

I would love to see what some of you guys thought were some of Venus' greatest combebacks/most intense matches.

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5) Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis (USA) 4-6 6-3 7-5

4) Venus Williams def. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2-6 7-5 7-6

3) Venus Williams def. Irina Spirlea (ROM) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6 7-6 (9-7).

2) Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4-6 7-6 9-7

1) Venus Williams def. Jennifer Capriati (USA) 4-6 6-1 7-6

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5) Any match with her and Martina was most often
some great stuff, especially when Venus began to figure her out.
Venus beating her at Wimbledon a few months prior IMO held her.
That was just an incredible match with incredible shot making!

4) That was just crazy. Venus hung tough while
Justine wasn't tough mentally enough. Always remeber
Justine saying Venus troubles her so because she can't
read Venus.(emotionally)

3) The Spirlea match showed how much
metal she had at an early age.(the Match & bump)

Oh goodness, the back hand smack
dab on the line!

2) The "Re-Birth" of Venus, if you will. After the way she was dogged she
didn't let it get her down and she showed heart and guts and announced she's was truly back. Not always at her best in this match, but when she needed it she never faultered!

1) Loved it!
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I would love to see what some of you guys thought were some of Venus' greatest combebacks/most intense matches.

Here are mine:

5) Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4-6 6-3 7-5

4) Venus Williams def. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2-6 7-5 7-6

3) Venus Williams def. Irina Spirlea (ROM) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6 7-6 (9-7).

2) Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4-6 7-6 9-7

1) Venus Williams def. Jennifer Capriati (USA) 4-6 6-1 7-6
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That match with Irina and Venus, I have never seen! I would LOVEEEE to see that match!! Anyone knows how I could get/buy this match? If so please PM me! I got to see a clip of when Venus saved match point, and her reactions said it ALL "Oh my God "
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That match with Irina and Venus, I have never seen! I would LOVEEEE to see that match!! Anyone knows how I could get/buy this match? If so please PM me! I got to see a clip of when Venus saved match point, and her reactions said it ALL "Oh my God "
Me too! i want a copy of that as well! just pm me thanks!

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Venus fans! please comment...
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The only match i've seen of those four (unfortunately) is the Wimbledon final.

How much space do i have to talk about it? Venus came out, and clearly was not at her best, going down 5-2 in that first set. She was playing a grade lower than she did when she came out to play the blonde giraffe (a match that should have been 6-3, 6-1). But Venus wanted it, and she wanted it bad. She's waited a long time to be in a slam final (her favortie). She fought, as good as anyone on the WTA. Down a set a break, when davenport came out to serve for the match, she played some unbelievable shots, refusing to go down. Davenport had to take this from her.

She kept on battling, saving championship point in the gurelling process. Some argue lindsay was seriously injured - but anyone with two brain cells who saw that match knows she was striking the ball as well as at any point in the match. She went up a break after treatment (thinking time) did she not?

Venus many many ties in that match looked on the brink of defeat - but she showed nerves of steele and unimaginable desire - and it payed off. She saw off some terrifyingly aggressive tennis from Davenport in that last game and sat back on her throne. Inspite of all the heartache and disappointment, she more than made up for it with that victory. Doubters sand haters alike .... silenced.

I could go on forever about this match - but dear lord it's almost 4am!
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Though i didn't see it - i've head rave reviews about the USO Semi win over Mauresmo in 2002.

Venus def. Mauresmo W 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Now not quite a come back, but i believe an intense match!
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5) Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis (USA) 4-6 6-3 7-5
So exciting, including the easy put-away that Hingis had to make it match point but missed it and it breathed life into Hingis. I remember that at that time and after that win I thought "nobody can beat Venus anymore". One of the best times to be a Venus fan.


4) Venus Williams def. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2-6 7-5 7-6
I always knew she would come back and win this one, as weird as it seems. Justine had never beaten Venus (I believe) and had trouble with higher-tiered events at the time. Venus was by far superior at the time when it came to mental strength.

3) Venus Williams def. Irina Spirlea (ROM) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6 7-6 (9-7).
This is where the fucking Venus Williams came to debut. It's so funny to watch this match and see how much Venus has matured. She truly was a little girl back then and it was fun to see a 15 year old Serena cheering her on in the crowd. Venus was so emotional then.

2) Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4-6 7-6 9-7
Wow - what can you say but wow. This match showed us all why we love Venus so dearly. Down and out nobody thought she would win Wimbledon. She played superbly against Maria and then fought back from match point against Davenport. Wow. Wow. Wow. First time I cried in a long time over a tennis match. Thank you Venus.

1) Venus Williams def. Jennifer Capriati (USA) 4-6 6-1 7-6
How sweet this was. At the time, the boards were Venus vs. JC fans and it was sweet vindication for Venus to win "her" title saving so many matchpoints. Simply unbelievable. Great saves on countless match points that Jennifer just watched with her mouth open. Another great job by Venus


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Though i didn't see it - i've head rave reviews about the USO Semi win over Mauresmo in 2002.

Venus def. Mauresmo W 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Now not quite a come back, but i believe an intense match!

Oh I remember that one too I think @ the very end Vee was serving for it & got down like 0-40 before reeling off 5 straight points to take the match... I think that was that match, someone please correct me if I'm thinking of another
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The only match i've seen of those four (unfortunately) is the Wimbledon final.

How much space do i have to talk about it? Venus came out, and clearly was not at her best, going down 5-2 in that first set. She was playing a grade lower than she did when she came out to play the blonde giraffe (a match that should have been 6-3, 6-1). But Venus wanted it, and she wanted it bad. She's waited a long time to be in a slam final (her favortie). She fought, as good as anyone on the WTA. Down a set a break, when davenport came out to serve for the match, she played some unbelievable shots, refusing to go down. Davenport had to take this from her.

She kept on battling, saving championship point in the gurelling process. Some argue lindsay was seriously injured - but anyone with two brain cells who saw that match knows she was striking the ball as well as at any point in the match. She went up a break after treatment (thinking time) did she not?

Venus many many ties in that match looked on the brink of defeat - but she showed nerves of steele and unimaginable desire - and it payed off. She saw off some terrifyingly aggressive tennis from Davenport in that last game and sat back on her throne. Inspite of all the heartache and disappointment, she more than made up for it with that victory. Doubters sand haters alike .... silenced.

I could go on forever about this match - but dear lord it's almost 4am!
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Oh I remember that one too I think @ the very end Vee was serving for it & got down like 0-40 before reeling off 5 straight points to take the match... I think that was that match, someone please correct me if I'm thinking of another
You're VERy correct! She was serving down 0-40, and classic Venus came up with the huge serves when it mattered
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I agree with your choices but I find it hard to rank them because I can't decide if Venus coming back from 8 match points is bigger than the way she won 2005 Wimbledon, but all the matches you've listed would certainly make my top five.

Nicest thread I've seen for a few days, actually.


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Thanks! I completely agree with your comment btw! I really couldn't rank them! I never saw the Vee def. Cappy match, but the score-line and match points saved speaks for itself. Vee def. Linz, is the best match I have ever seen, PERIOD.
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I remember the final vs Capriati at Miami, great match!

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