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Who are the real fighters on court?

Some players are very good, but don't seem to be fighting till the end. On the other hand, some are real fighters and never give up. Who are those in your opinion?

A few months ago, I would have said the ultimate fighter was Maria Sharapova. Especially at USO2006. She never gave up and could come back at any time! I'm not so sure about that right now...

Other real fighters are Justine Hénin and Serena Williams. Latest Example: Juju against Virginie Razzano at Miami.

I have to go for Mary Pierce as well , the two biggest examples being Moscow 2005 quarter finals against Likho (third set tie breaker, from 0-6 to 8-6) or FedCup Final against Myskina (1 set to 0, 2-4 second set).

I discovered a new one last week end as Flavia Pennetta came back in the FedCup match against Peng from 0-6 / 4*-5, 00-40.


Do you have such examples?

Cara Black - Liezel Huber - Mary Pierce

Chanelle Scheepers - Abigail Spears - Vladka Uhlirova - Mervana Jugic-Salkic - Francesca Schiavone -Tsvetana Pironkova - Lisa Raymond - Sophie Lefèvre...
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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

for me it's sharapova and henin!

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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

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A few months ago, I would have said the ultimate fighter was Maria Sharapova. Especially at USO2006. She never gave up and could come back at any time! I'm not so sure about that right now...
she was a fighter, she is and will be. Its her peculiarity. It cannot just disappear

Others: Serena?, Justin, Venus, Lena D.
dont remember any others maybe later
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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

Shahar Peer at US Open 2006 in 3r vs. Schiavone...
She was back 6:3, 6:7, 1-5 and saved 5mps and won that third set 7-6!!

I remember Martina Hingis was lead 6:2, 3:6, 1:4 vs. S.Williams at QF Aussie Open 2001 and Serena was serving... and afterwards she was back 4-5 with Serena serving for the match but Martina won that 8-6...

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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

Alizé Cornet is an absolute fighter. She never gives up, her matches in Acapulco all last at least 2h30 hours. She was down 3-5 in the first set against Benesova and won it 7-6, down 0-4 against Ditty in the 3rd set and finally qualified, down 1-5 against Brémond and won the set 7-6.
Again in Cagnes, she had a 3H15 match with Strykova and had to save a SP to defeat Pous Tio.

The bad point is that she is often struggling to defeat easy opponents, but she has a real fighting spirit and an impressive physical condition.
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Or Nicole Vaidisova who am I kidding this was one of the biggest fights!!
In Moscow QF against Mauresmo... Amélie was leading 6:1, 5:2 but Nicole fought back and won 1:6, 7:5, 7:6(3)

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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

I can mention Shahar Peer as a big fighter. A good example is her match against Schiavone in the US Open 2006. She came back in the last set from 1-5 to win 7-6 saving MP's but actually there are many other examples. I think Peer is one of the biggest young fighters on tour, and that's one of the things that make her great player!

I'm cheering for Amélie and Shahar.
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Vera Zvonareva!
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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

peer, henin, maria, lenaD would be the overious choices
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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

Maria Sharapova.
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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

Nastya is a big fighter too!

saved 9 MPs against Zvonareva in San Diego 2004
beat Pratt after being down 6/3-5/1 in 2003
beat Kuznetsova after trailing 6/1-3/1 and saved 2 MPs

At Wimbly 2005
def Bohmova after trailing 6/4-4/1
def Jankovic being down 5/1 in the third
def Dementieva trailing 6/1-3/1
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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

Daniela often makes good comebacks, but sometimes on court it's almost as if she's not trying.

The obvious choice is Sharapova.

Daniela Hantuchova.

Casey Dellacqua, Jelena Jankovic, Anna-Lena Groenefeld,
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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

Serena Williams.

Come back from a bum knee, your sisters death, the media hating, and only playing five events in the last year to win SLAMS THEN we talk!! Now THATS a fighter. No one even comes close. And probably never will. Sorry.
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Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
There's only 1.
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Re: Who are the real fighters on court?

for me its the ballboys and ballgirls.

Sharapova, Jankovic, Zvonareva !
Kirilenko, Vesnina, Dokic, Bacsinszky, Jovanovski, Pironkova
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