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Serena's most Dominating match?

Well AO 07 may have been her most domineering final but her most dominating match was at Wimbledon 02. It was the semifinal against Mauresmo. Serena peaked in that match and has not regained that level. She may never reach that peak again. She was simply awesome.

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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

She was pretty good against Hingis in the US Open Semis too.
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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

As a Hingis fan the USO 2001 semis was pretty scary. A part of me was actually hoping for a Sisters final, but, still, Martina (and Lindsay by Venus) was thoroughly dismissed by Rena that day

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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

'03 Roland Garros Vs Mauresmo: Groundstrokes were stinging, she was winning the long points, and her movement was devastating.
'03 Open De Gaz Vs Mauresmo: Beautiful finess and movement from Serena. Her serve was Sampras like.
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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

Well Serena has steamrolled on Carpriati (wimbledon 6-1/6-1) Dementieva (Nasdaq 6-1/6-1) so those were some other good ones too

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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

Serena has had lots of dominating matches. And the possiblity that she will reach her 02 peak is still there. She said the best is yet to come. So we will see. If she continues this road then we will see Serena dominate more matches against TOP players.!

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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

Urm its certainly one of the most dominating I have seen. The weird thing with Serena is she can win 5-7 7-5 7-5 and look completly dominant, and win 6-0 6-0 and appear sloppy.

I think her run in RG 2003 had some pretty dominant matches including Mauresmo and Schett (altohigh Babsi could have won the first three games, so maybe dominant in only the scoreline sense). I also think the Wimbleodn FInal of 2002 she appeared pretty dominant, and is probably the one time she has been able to play her best tennis against her sister.

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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

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I also think the Wimbleodn FInal of 2002 she appeared pretty dominant, and is probably the one time she has been able to play her best tennis against her sister.
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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

I was gonna say the hingis match in the US open where she won something like 6-2 6-3 was the best i've seen her play. That i remember anyway.

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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

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'03 Roland Garros Vs Mauresmo: Groundstrokes were stinging, she was winning the long points, and her movement was devastating.
That is the one that I always remember.
Because not only was this highly anticipated, but there was some(irrational)
consensus in the French press and other publications that this was finally Mauresmo's year to win her home country slam.
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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

Against Daja Bedanova at US Open '02. Bedanova didn't play a bad match at all and still got whooped 6-1 6-1. It was scary.
I know Serena had those kind of scorelines against much more famous players but this was IMO something special.
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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

vs. Mauresmo Wimbledon 2002 SF -Momo didn't play badly, but Serena was insane

vs. Raymond Wimbledon 2000 QF Mis-match

vs. Hingis USO SF - That performance seemingly came from nowhere. Her
serve was just...

vs. Sharapova Aussie 2007 - Unexpected beatdown. Serena prevented Masha from asserting herself from the get-go. I have to rate this number one.

vs. Dechy Rome 2003 2nd round (?) - 35 winners to 5 ufes!

vs. Dokic Charleston 2003 QF(?) - Dokic didn't play badly but Serena was fantabulous.

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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

My personal favorite Serena match was the 2003 Roland Garros quarter final. Serena CRUSHED Mauresmo 61 62

She NEVER let Momo into the match. She had the look that she wanted to KILL Mauresmo.
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Re: Serena's most Dominating match?

I think that Maria was the last hold out from getting a beatdown from Serena. Can you think of anyone who hasn't gotten a beatdown from her yet?

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