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The best Grand Slam title wins this Century

By best I mean beating the top seeds enroute to the title...i.e. Serena Williams 05 A.O.

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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mary pierce 2000 french open! mary on fire and i think she beat the number 1, 3 and 5 seeds go mary sweetest moment this century for me!

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sharapova wimbledon 2004
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mary pierce 2000 french open! mary on fire and i think she beat the number 1, 3 and 5 seeds go mary sweetest moment this century for me!
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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Graf beat an on-form Kournikova, #2 Davenport, #3 Seles then #1 Hingis in the finals. Only player to have beaten the top 3 seeds in a Grandslam (I believe).

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whats the most incredible that this century only 4 countries have won a singles slam!
america - serena 7, venus 6, davenport 1, capriati 3,
belgian - henin 6, clijsters 1,
russia - sharapova 2, myskina 1, kuznetsova 1,
france - mauresmo 2, pierce 1,

31 slams and counting!

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mary pierce 2000 french open! mary on fire and i think she beat the number 1, 3 and 5 seeds go mary sweetest moment this century for me!
Except this century starts in 2001.

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Serena AO 2003, she beat Venus and Kim the 2 best players in the world at the time and into the bargain it was the most significant win in womens tennis in many years.

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Serena beating Sharapova at the Aussie Open.

Serena battled unseeded through quite a tough draw to win.
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Venus beat #1, #2 in 3 of her 6 Slams.

def. #1 Hingis 63 46 64; #2 Davenport 63 76 - 2000 Wimbledon
def. #1 Hingis 46 63 75; #2 Davenport 64 75 - 2000 US Open
def. #2 Sharapova 76 61; #1 Davenport 46 76 97 - 2005 Wimbledon
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whats the most incredible that this century only 4 countries have won a singles slam!
america - serena 7, venus 6, davenport 1, capriati 3,
belgian - henin 6, clijsters 1,
russia - sharapova 2, myskina 1, kuznetsova 1,
france - mauresmo 2, pierce 1,

31 slams and counting!
Only 27 Slams have been played in this century as of now. The fact that some people still think 2000 was the first year of this century never cease to amaze me.

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Wimbledon women final 2005 was spectacular and I still remember everything that happened that day.
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Only 27 Slams have been played in this century as of now. The fact that some people still think 2000 was the first year of this century never cease to amaze me.
ooooops since when lol! well we all have knowledge just in different areas of life!
btw can i ask why its not untill 2001 and why did everyone go mad at the millenium!?

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Justine's first French beating Serena and Kim (#1 & #2) impressed the hell out of me.

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The fact that some people still think 2000 was the first year of this century never cease to amaze me.
ditto.

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