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Which match win, took your favourite to the next level

Which match of your favourite gave them so much confidence and after it their confidence rose and they had much better results, and broke through to win big tournaments maybe, my faves

Dementieva: Beating Venus Miami 04 Quaters 6-3 5-7 7-6, after fighting off match points and going on to win, i think lena really started to really believe in how good she was and it really helped boost her confidence and get to 2 slam finals and make top 5 for the 1st time , you could also make an argument for beating Henin in the AI semi's 3-6 6-4 7-5 or even the final against Davenport 2-6 6-4 6-2, 2 top class wins over top players to win her 1st title and stopped just hanging around the back end of the top 20 from then on

Venus: Beating Hingis Wimbledon QF 00 6-3 4-6 6-4, Venus went onto win Wimbledon and 3 other slams in the next 2 years, it really was such a mental breakthrough for her, as she had lost some tough matches at the slams previous to that, and also had just had a crushing defeat to Hingis the previous year at the USO

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Davenport def. Venus 7-6 5-7 7-6 Stanford final '04

This win gave Lindsay so much confidence, she went on to become the world #1 again, compete in Grand Slam finals again, break losing streaks with Serena and Kim, it was the start of a great year and a half for her

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Probably Masha beating Lindsay at Wimbledon 04 and then to go up another level beating Kim and Sandiego 06
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from her comeback ofcourse beating maria in tokyo last year give martina a lot of confidece and then again the win over petrova in the yec, comes when
she was losing her confidence in a flop second half of the year

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Kim beating Venus at USO 05 Quarters being down a set & a break at 3-1 & 4-2, then serving for the 2nd set at 5-4 & being broken but able to serve it out at 6-5. then she went on to win the 3rd 6-1. that win made me realise that kim was ready to take it up another level in an attempt to win a grand slam.

that she did beating maria in the semis after squandering 5 match pts but still able to compose herself. then easily dispatching pierce in the final.
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Re: Which match win, took your favourite to the next level

Serena def. Davenport 2001 USO QF always comes to mind.

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Serena def. Davenport 2001 USO QF always comes to mind.
Yep that is definitely the one I'd have picked.
Also possibly her FO SF in 2002 against Capriati.
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Capriati defeating her old nemisis Monica Seles 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the 2001 AO quarterfinals, after being down 4-6, 2-4. And then going on to beat Davenport and Hingis in the SFs and Final.. Those 3 matches changed her career forever.

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Davenport def. Venus 7-6 5-7 7-6 Stanford final '04

This win gave Lindsay so much confidence, she went on to become the world #1 again, compete in Grand Slam finals again, break losing streaks with Serena and Kim, it was the start of a great year and a half for her
Ah yes, the ressurection of Lindsay. Oh that summer was amazing!

Looking back on her career, I think that when she beat Arantxa in the gold medal match at the Atlanta games in 1996 was huge. She had never beaten Arantxa before and she does it in the Olympics for the gold medal. I think that win gave her the belief that she was a contender for slams.

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Serena Williams - '01 Toronto SF/F. Serena lost tough matches to both Seles and Capriati earlier in the year, and I believe when she got through these two matches, back-to-back, her confidence rose dramatically.

Venus Williams - '00 Wimbledon QF. Obvious. Venus finally beat Hingis in a Grand Slam, in a terrific match. She went on to win 31 more matches in a row.

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Henin def Capriati @ USOpen SF 2003 4-6 7-5 7-6. Being down 5-3 in the second, 5-2 in the third. 12 times or so she was 2 points away from losing the match.

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Henin def Davenport @ AOQF 2003 9-7 in the third.

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Sophie Ferguson defeated Ai Sugiyama which have given her so much confidance!

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all of the 2005..all the matches made Kim win US OPEN..

KIM CLIJSTERS & JELENA JANKOVIC
PETRA KVITOVA..MARIA SHARAPOVA
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Re: Which match win, took your favourite to the next level

Serena Miami '02 QF over Hingis 6/4 6/0
SF over Venus 6/2 6/2
F over Capriati 7/5 7/6
She showed up with so much fire in this tourny. I think the win over Venus was the biggest...She hadn't beaten her in years, (just once @ Grand Slam cup final in '99, not counting IW WO) She was so intense after matches in this tourney, holding up #1 to show where she was headed....
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Re: Which match win, took your favourite to the next level

Not a fave, but JH win over Serena in SF of '03 FO, helped her alot...Also Davenport AO match... Those both presented sufficient opportunity for her to choke, which had been her tendency in the big moments before this year...
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