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What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

My favorite was definitely watching Jennifer Capriati battle Kim Clijsters for the Roland Garros title! So much drama, that third set, with Kim and Jennifer continually getting closer and closer to winning, but Jennifer gutting it out 12/10.

Watching that match, sometimes clay brings out the worst tennis, but the highest drama, so I ask you...what was your favorite women's clay match, and it doesn't have to be defined by winners, quality, or drama...simply your favorite.
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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

1/ Chris Evert def. Martina Navratilova 63 67 75 , French Open 1985

2/ Monica Seles def. Steffi Graff 10/8 in the 3re, FO 1992
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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Venus def. Hingis 4-6 7-5 6-4 2006 Warsaw
Venus def. Henin 2-6 7-6 7-5 2002 Amelia Island
both were amazing fights


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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Jankovic def. Venus 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) 2007 Charleston SF

Jelena Jankovic
- She used to know how to play tennis...
Jumping over career opportunities since 2006...
As her fans watch in awe at her ability to fuck that up...

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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Jankovic def. Venus 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 2007 FO R32

Jelena Jankovic
- She used to know how to play tennis...
Jumping over career opportunities since 2006...
As her fans watch in awe at her ability to fuck that up...

Victoria Azarenka ~ Venus Williams
Maria Kirilenko ~ Petra Kvitova
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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Wins over Venus still reign supreme!

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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Evert v. Navratilova, 1985 French Open final! Probably my favorite match on any surface.
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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Hingis def. Venus 0-6 6-3 6-3 Rome 2006, that was one of the best!
Serena def. Capriati French Open SF 2002
Vaidisova def. Venus Roland Garros 2006 QF
Sharapova def. Patty Roland Garros 2007 4R
Lindsay Davenport def. Clijsters (choker) 1-6 7-5 6-3 Roland Garros 2005 4R
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Vaidisova vs. Mauresmo RG 2006.. Nicole played just so well
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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Lindsay Davenport def. Clijsters 1-6 7-5 6-3 Roland Garros 2005 4R

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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Graf vs. Seles in 1992 was the best

Venus vs. Henin at Amelia Island in 2002 was incredible - Venus was so far down in that match and still won it

Venus vs. Jankovic 2007 Charleston - that was an amazingly high quality match; lots of long rallies and good points

Graf vs. Hingis Roland Garros 1999 - it was so great to see arguably the best women's player of all time win one more Grand Slam

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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

I like several Evert/Navratilova clay battles from the classicist part of me.

The best match I've ever seen Elena play on clay was probably when she either beat Davenport in the Amelia Island final or when she beat Mauresmo in the '05 Fed Cup final. Oh, and when she beat Schnyder in the Charleston semifinals in '05 too. Tough call between those three.

I hate saying this so soon, but Radwanska/Domachowska at Charleston this year was one of the best matches I've seen period, let alone on clay, so that one too.

I feel like I should say some more Schnyder matches, but I haven't seen enough.
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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Barbara Schwartz def (5)Venus Williams 2-6 7-6(7) 6-3 1999 French Open
Amazing Fight from Barbara down triple match point while Queen Vee served for it at 6-2 6-5 40-0

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Mine real favorite Serena def Capriati 3/6 7/6 6/2 semis Rg 2002.. amazing rallies.

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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Re: What Was Your Favorite Women's Clay Match?

Hingis def. Seles RG
Capriati def. Hingis at Charleston
Hingis def. Venus at Rome 06

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