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;; Best match of the century

VOTING IS OVER!
We have 10 matches through to the final poll, which will be made later today.


I want to hear what people's choice for the best match of the century would be. Therefore, I have made this system:

  • Everyone gets to list as many matches as they want.
  • I am going to list (almost) every match you guys suggest.
  • Everyone gets two votes.
  • You cannot vote two times for the same match.
  • A match needs five votes to make it to the final poll.
  • The first ten matches that get five votes will make it to the final poll.

So just suggest matches and don't remember to vote for two of the matches! Enjoy.


List of the best matches of the century

2005 Wimbledon Final; Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6(4) 9-7 - 5 VOTES

2007 YEC Final; Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3 - 5 VOTES

2000 US Open Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5 - 5 VOTES

2000 Wimbledon Quarterfinal; Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 6-3 4-6 6-4 - 4 VOTES

2003 US Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Jennifer Capriati 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) - 5 VOTES

2007 Wimbledon Semifinal; Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1 - 0 VOTES

2007 Toronto R64; Dinara Safina def. Camille Pin 7-6 3-6 7-5 - 0 VOTES

2008 Wimbledon Final; Venus Williams def. Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2001 Australian Open Quarterfinal; Martina Hingis def. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6 - 5 VOTES

2007 US Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Venus Williams 7-6(2) 6-4 - 5 VOTES

2002 Australian Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2 - 5 VOTES

2006 Eastbourne Final; Justine Henin def. Anastasia Myskina 4-6 6-1 7-6(5) - 1 VOTE

2005 Australian Open Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 - 5 VOTES

2008 Miami Final; Serena Williams def. Jelena Jankovic 6-1 5-7 6-3 - 2 VOTES

2005 YEC Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Mary Pierce 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4 - 3 VOTES

2004 US Open Semifinal; Elena Dementieva def. Jennifer Capriati 6-0 2-6 7-6(5) - 5 VOTES

2003 Australian Open R16; Justine Henin def. Lindsay Davenport 7-5 5-7 9-7 - 0 VOTES

2003 Dubai Final; Justine Henin def. Monica Seles 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5 - 0 VOTES

2006 Australian Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 - 0 VOTES

2004 San Diego Semifinal; Anastasia Myskina def. Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-7(7) 7-6(15) - 2 VOTES

2005 YEC Semifinal; Mary Pierce def. Lindsay Davenport 7-6(5) 7-6(6) - 1 VOTE

2002 San Diego Quarterfinal; Jelena Dokic def. Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-2 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2007 Australian Open R128; Maria Sharapova def. Camille Pin 6-3 4-6 9-7 - 1 VOTE

2000 French Open Quarterfinal; Mary Pierce def. Monica Seles 4-6 6-3 6-4 - 0 VOTES

2000 French Open Semifinal; Mary Pierce def. Martina Hingis 6-4 5-7 6-2 - 0 VOTES

2004 Wimbledon Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Amélie Mauresmo 6-7(4) 7-5 6-4 - 3 VOTES

2002 French Open Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Jennifer Capriati 3-6 7-6(2) 6-2 - 1 VOTE

2002 YEC Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-4 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2007 Sydney Final; Kim Clijsters def. Jelena Jankovic 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2001 French Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Kim Clijsters 1-6 6-3 12-10 - 2 VOTES

2006 Miami Semifinal; Maria Sharapova def. Tatiana Golovin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret. - 5 VOTES

2006 Wimbledon Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Justine Henin 2-6 6-3 6-4 - 3 VOTES

2002 Miami Quarterfinal; Monica Seles def. Kim Clijsters 4-6 6-3 6-3 - 0 VOTES

2001 Los Angeles Quarterfinal; Monica Seles def. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 7-6(2) - 0 VOTES

2001 Toronto Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Monica Seles 7-5 7-6(5) - 0 VOTES

2007 Miami Final; Serena Williams def. Justine Henin 06 7-5 6-3 - 2 VOTES

2007 Australian Open Quarterfinal; Serena Williams def. Shahar Peer 3-6 6-2 8-6 - 1 VOTE

2002 Miami Semifinal; Jennifer Capriati def. Monica Seles 4-6 6-3 7-6(4) - 2 VOTES

2005 Wimbledon Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Maria Sharapova 7-6(2) 6-1 - 2 VOTES

2007 Australian Open Final; Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-2 - 3 VOTES

2000 Fed Cup R1; Jelena Dokic def. Anna Kournikova 6-7(3) 7-5 6-3 - 0 VOTES

2002 San Diego Semifinal; Jelena Dokic def. Anna Kournikova 6-7(6) 7-6(2) 6-0 - 0 VOTES

2004 Berlin Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Karolina Sprem 2-6 6-3 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2004 Wimbledon R64; Karolina Sprem def. Venus Williams 7-6(5) 7-6(6) - 0 VOTES

2004 Charleston R16; Petra Mandula def. Jennifer Capriati 7-6(3) 3-6 7-5 - 1 VOTE

2002 San Diego Quarterfinal; Jelena Dokic def. Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-2 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2006 Australian Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 - 1 VOTE




BOLD MATCHES: They have 5 votes and are through to the final poll.

Kim Clijsters;
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Re: ;; Best match of the century

Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6,7-6,9-7- Wimbledon


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Re: ;; Best match of the century

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Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6,7-6,9-7- Wimbledon


Wimbledon 05, right?

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Re: ;; Best match of the century

Beginning of the century, as 2000 or 2001?

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Beginning of the century, as 2000 or 2001?
2000.

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Wimbledon 05, right?

Listed.
ditto...and it should be listed at the very top.

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Re: ;; Best match of the century

Venus Williams d. Lindsay Davenport Wimbledon 2005
Justine Henin d. Maria Sharapova YEC 2007

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Re: ;; Best match of the century

i only have matches post Wimby 05 since I never really followed tennis before that...

Wimbledon 2005 Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7...the match that got me addicted to tennis!

YEC 2007
Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3...unbelievable match that kept me on the edge of my seat

Wimbledon 2007 Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1...i almost cummed i was that happy Maid Marion won this match...most satisfying moment of my tennis-watching career

Toronto 2007 Dinara Safina def. Camille Pin 7-6 3-6 7-5...full of drama, all what i want in a tennis watch!

Wimbledon 2008 Venus Williams def. Serena Williams 7-5 6-4...i was praying for this classic match to go to 3 sets, it was a stunner

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Re: ;; Best match of the century

Wimbledon 2005 final Vee v Lindsay

US Open 2000 SF Vee v Hingis
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Re: ;; Best match of the century

Updated.

Linds vs Venus is a classic.

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Re: ;; Best match of the century

Martina Hingis - Venus Williams Wimbledon 2000 QF
Jennifer Capriati - Justine Henin USO 2003 SF

Maria Sharapova
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i only have matches post Wimby 05 since I never really followed tennis before that...

Wimbledon 2005 Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7...the match that got me addicted to tennis!

YEC 2007
Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3...unbelievable match that kept me on the edge of my seat

Wimbledon 2007 Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1...i almost cummed i was that happy Maid Marion won this match...most satisfying moment of my tennis-watching career

Toronto 2007 Dinara Safina def. Camille Pin 7-6 3-6 7-5...full of drama, all what i want in a tennis watch!

Wimbledon 2008 Venus Williams def. Serena Williams 7-5 6-4...i was praying for this classic match to go to 3 sets, it was a stunner
Which two do you want to vote for?

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Re: ;; Best match of the century

I think it was posted, but Hingis vs Venus in Us Open 2000 semis

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And I vote for this one and the Wimby 05 final

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Re: ;; Best match of the century

2005 Wimbledon Final: V. Williams def. Davenport
2003 US Open Semifinal: Henin def. Capriati
2005 YEC Final: Mauresmo def. Pierce

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