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Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Mine was the 2001 U.S. Open final, not for the tennis, but for the hallmark of two sisters, African-American sisters, playing for a major title under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The match-ups are

1998 Australian Open R32- Venus def. Serena 7/6, 6/1
1998 Rome QF- Venus def. Serena 6/4, 6/2
1999 Miami F - Venus def. Serena 6/1, 4/6, 6/4
1999 Grand Slam Cup F - Serena def. Venus 6/1, 3/6, 6/3
2000 Wimbledon SF - Venus def. Serena 6/2, 7/6
2001 Indian Wells SF - Serena def. Venus W/O (I do have to put this one down)
2001 US Open F - Venus def. Serena 6/2, 6/4
2002 Miami SF - Serena def. Venus 6/2, 6/2
2002 Roland Garros F - Serena def. Venus 7/5, 6/3
2002 Wimbledon F - Serena def. Venus 7/6, 6/3
2002 US Open F - Serena def. Venus 6/4, 6/3
2003 Australian Open F - Serena def. Venus 7/6, 3/6, 6/4
2003 Wimbledon F - Serena def. Venus 4/6, 6/4, 6/2
2005 Miami QF - Venus def. Serena 6/1, 7/6
2005 US Open R16 - Venus def. Serena 7/6, 6/2

Clay: 1-1
Hard: 5-4 Venus
Grass: 2-1 Serena
Indoor: 1-0 Serena (or 2-0 if you count the closed roof at Aussie Open to be an indoor)

Next stop: Roland Garros

Ana ('08 RG), Serena (21), Venus (7), Petra (2), Angie ('16 AO)
Vika (2), Sveta (2), Simona, Garbi, Ka. Pliskova
Aussie Kim, Mahree (2), Monica (9), Dokic, Sandrine, Jie

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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

That's hard mayber Miami 1999.
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Oh Wimbledon 2000.
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Head to Head posted.

Next stop: Roland Garros

Ana ('08 RG), Serena (21), Venus (7), Petra (2), Angie ('16 AO)
Vika (2), Sveta (2), Simona, Garbi, Ka. Pliskova
Aussie Kim, Mahree (2), Monica (9), Dokic, Sandrine, Jie
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

AO '03 final However I have not seen the Bangalore SF

Really, don't even look at me...
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Dont worry bangalore wasnt that good... Their best for me was Wimbledon 03.... until venus got completely injured and couldnt serve for **** in that third set...
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

The Australian, up until today, was their most contested match.

But I liked Miami 05 QF. It was the beginning of Venus' marvelous run at Wimbledon -- she finally showed signs of improvement and desire again and beating Serena for the first time in ages began it. And that 2nd set was
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Australian Open 2003. Some of the BEST tennis I have EVER seen from ANY two players. It was literally the peak of the wta tour, since then the tour has been in a bit of a tailspin and the level has dropped every year

"All my life I've had to fight. It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn how to win, that's all. I'm just going to have to keep smiling."
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

I need to watch AusOpen 2003 then
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Hm, it's tough.

Miami '99 was a great match, definitely. Same for Wimbledon '00 & Australian Open '03.

I agree with Wimbledon '03 , too bad Venus got so injured at the end
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Miami 05 venus got her 1st win in ages.. great feeling

Venus Williams
Sammy Stosur
Ana Ivanovic
Kimmy Clijsters
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Jarmila Groth
Sharapova Dokic Wozniacki Delaqua Molik Kirilenko Dementieva Na Dani Kvitova
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

AO 2003, because of the drama

It has been uploaded to youtube lately too
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Miami '05.
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

And AO '03
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Re: Prior to Bangalore, Which Williams Sister Encounter Was Your Favorite?

Since I didn't the '03 AO fianl I will have to say the '02 Wimby final.
Though won in straight sets, both displayed brillant and powerful shot-making that defined an era...
hell even the commentators were saying their ball striking was more powerful than the men
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