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View Poll Results: Which of those matches is the best of the century(2000-2008)?
2006 Miami SF; Sharapova def. Golovin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret. 17 7.26%
2004 US Open SF; Dementieva def. Capriati 6-0 2-6 7-6(5) 16 6.84%
2005 Australian Open SF; S. Williams def. Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 12 5.13%
2002 Australian Open F; Capriati def. Hingis 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2 9 3.85%
2007 US Open SF; Henin def. V. Williams 7-6(2) 6-4 13 5.56%
2001 Australian Open QF; Hingis def. S. Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6 13 5.56%
2003 US Open SF; Henin-Hardenne def. Capriati 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 37 15.81%
2000 US Open SF; V. Williams def. Hingis; 4-6 6-3 7-5 11 4.70%
2007 YEC F; Henin def. Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3 21 8.97%
2005 Wimbledon F; V. Williams def. Davenport 4-6 7-6(4) 9-7 85 36.32%
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;; Best match of the century - THE FINAL POLL

Okay, so now we have the 10 best matches of the century. They were voted by people from this forum (see this thread: ;; Best match of the century), so please, no complaints. Each of those matches got 5 votes, which was the criterion to get to the final poll.

We need to cut 10 down to 1, so vote for your favourite match. Voting ends Tuesday, July 22nd, 8:53 PM (20:53) DANISH TIME - Denmark is 1 hour ahead of Britain 0 hours ahead of Paris. I guess most of you know the time difference between your country and London/Paris, as two of the most important GS's are there.

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And by the way, I DO know that the century started in 2001 - but I thought the 2000 matches deserved to be in the poll too.

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Totally biased, but I don't give a hoot.

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As a fan for nearly ten years, I can easily say that the 2006 Miami SF between Sharapova and Golovin was the best tennis match I've ever seen. The comeback from 6-3, 5-1 was spectacular and the quality was unmatched throughout, particularly at 6-3, 5-3 when Tati saved those four match points. Each one was a very long and entertaining rally. I've never seen an American crowd get so into a tennis match before and the drama was great (Sharapova getting booed multiple times for various things). Tati also made a third set comeback from 4-2 down and sprained her ankle on a breakpoint for 4-4. It left me speachless and I've heard the same from many who have watched it, tennis fans or not. BTW, the final score was 6-3, 6-7(5), 4-3, ret.
The ESPN commentators also said the same and at the end, one said there are just some things you never forget and said this match was definitely one of them.

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Venus vs. Lindsay Wimbledon 2005. This just edges the 2000 US Open semi.

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My computer won't keep me logged in so I can't cast my vote.

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I'm suprised the Wimbledon 2008 final didn't make the list. Alot of people were talking about that final as being the "future of women tennis". They kept gushing about how big they were serving and hard they were hitting with so many winners and few errors.
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2006 Miami SF; Sharapova def. Golovin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret.


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I don't think it was even nominated.

It was a good match, but hardly worthy of best of the century, IMO.

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Sharapova vs Slutiana
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Henin-Hardenne def. Capriati for me, the match was filled with drama and high quality tennis even though Jen should have won, but the crowd was really into it, and I loved it.
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It has to be Wimbledon 05 F! All the three I voted made it to the poll!



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Dementieva vs. Capriati at US Open '04. Elena struggled with her serve but the rallies were at unbelievable level.
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Wow.

05 OZ SF, 05 Wim F and 03 USO SF are too tough to call.

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I voted 2000 US Open Semi. In some ways, I think this was a more dramatic comeback than the 2005 Wimby finals against Davenport! Hingis was playing so well in this match, its unbelievable Venus found a way to win it, after that fluffed overhead leading 6-4,3-6,5-3* 15-30 on Venus' serve after an amazing rally!

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