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-1999 US Open Semifinal Hingis def. V. Williams 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 3 3.80%
-2000 US Open Semifinal V. Williams def. Hingis 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 7 8.86%
-2002 Roland Garros Semifinal S. Williams def. Capriati 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 2 2.53%
-2003 Australian Open Semifinal S. Williams def. Clijsters 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 3 3.80%
-2003 US Open Semifinal Henin-Hardenne def. Capriati 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 33 41.77%
-2004 Wimbledon Semifinal S. Williams def. Mauresmo 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 1 1.27%
-2004 US Open Semifinal Dementieva def. Capriati 6-0, 2-6, 7-6 14 17.72%
-2005 Australian Open Semifinal S. Williams def. Sharapova 2-6, 7-5, 8-6 8 10.13%
-2005 US Open Semifinal Clijsters def. Sharapova 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 2 2.53%
-2007 US Open Semifinal Henin def. V. Williams 7-6, 6-4 6 7.59%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2007, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years? Again there are many choices, here's the selection:

-1999 US Open Semifinal Hingis def. V. Williams 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
-2000 US Open Semifinal V. Williams def. Hingis 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
-2002 Roland Garros Semifinal S. Williams def. Capriati 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
-2003 Australian Open Semifinal S. Williams def. Clijsters 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
-2003 US Open Semifinal Henin-Hardenne def. Capriati 4-6, 7-5, 7-6
-2004 Wimbledon Semifinal S. Williams def. Mauresmo 6-7, 7-5, 6-4
-2004 US Open Semifinal Dementieva def. Capriati 6-0, 2-6, 7-6
-2005 Australian Open Semifinal S. Williams def. Sharapova 2-6, 7-5, 8-6
-2005 US Open Semifinal Clijsters def. Sharapova 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
-2007 US Open Semifinal Henin def. V. Williams 7-6, 6-4
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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

Where are the Wimbledon 05 matches

From the list i'd probably say Dementieva - Capriati just for the 3rd set.

Others that were great include USO SF 2000, USO SF 2003.

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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

I'd like to add the following to the list
99 RG semi Graf def Seles
00 RG semi Pierce def Hingis
06 AO semi Henin def Sharapova
and although it was a straight sets win, I'd also add Serena's 01 USO semifinal over Martina Hingis, purely because of the Serena's clean performance.

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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

I voted for the 99 US Open semi.

I'd also add Hingis-Seles '02 AO SF to the list.

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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

From this list, Dementieva def.Capriati, 2004 US Open.
Not the greatest one in quality of play but such great drama!
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03 french open serena henin ?????
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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

From the list, 03 USO semi JHH def JenCap....

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Dementieva def. Capriati 60 26 76(5). Probably my favorite set of all-time, that third one.

Although Henin def. Capriati 46 75 76 was just..... One of Justine's true "fighter" moments in her career.
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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

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Where are the Wimbledon 05 matches
yah these need to be added.

@ USO for having the best semis. of course they always have crappy finals.

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I voted for this years US Open SF, not the stinking first one, but Vee v Juju. I was hoping for a third set and for a different result but either way, the quality of play was astonishing. Easily the best quality match from 2 players I saw the whole year.

And of course being a Pierce fan, the 2005 US Open SF Pierce v Dementieva was amazing, the quality of tennis was very very high and then there was the added drama of the injury break. Speaking of SF's I think Pierce is undefeated in GS SF's. Yup 6/6. If only she had 6/6 in the finals 2, lol.

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2000 USO Semi
2005 AO Semi Serena def. Sharapova... that was just AMAZING how Serena battled back. Unbelievable.

I didn't put USO Semi 2003 Henin def. JCap b/c that match almost killed me I wanted Jen to win so badly and then the following year she got close again Heartbreaking losses

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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

I didn't put the 2005 matches, because the Venus-Sharapova was great for only 1 set (and it was straight sets), and I haven't seen the Davenport-Mauresmo match, there was less emphasis on that semifinal and it was completed in 2 different days.. But I'm sure it was a good match nonetheless! I could have put the 2006 AO semifinal as well, it was a pretty good one.. Same for the 2003 French Open semifinal, it was more dramatic than good quality..
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I didn't put the 2005 matches, because the Venus-Sharapova was great for only 1 set (and it was straight sets), and I haven't seen the Davenport-Mauresmo match, there was less emphasis on that semifinal and it was completed in 2 different days.. But I'm sure it was a good match nonetheless! I could have put the 2006 AO semifinal as well, it was a pretty good one.. Same for the 2003 French Open semifinal, it was more dramatic than good quality..
I think your choices were great. You have to put a limit somewhere

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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

where's Kuzy def. Chaky USO 2007 ?? that was such a great match

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Re: The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years?

Tough decision - ther has been loads

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