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View Poll Results: Who's Run Was Most Impressive?
Maria's Aussie Open Run 102 73.91%
Ana's French Open Run 5 3.62%
Venus' Wimbledon Run 12 8.70%
Serena's US Open Run 19 13.77%
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post #1 of 75 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 2008, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Best Run To A Major Title - 2008

Now that the major season for this year has concluded, which of the 4 title runs by the 4 major champions was most impressive?



Maria Sharapova - 2008 Australian Open Champion
2007 Result:
F - l. to #81 S. Williams 6-1 6-2
Lowest Ranked Opponent:
d. #101 Kostanic Tosic 6-4 6-3 (R128)
Highest Ranked Opponent:
d. [1] Henin 6-4 6-0 (QF)
Average Opponent Ranking:
32.4
Sets Lost:
0
Games Lost:
32
Average Games Lost Per Match: 4.6
Standout Statistic(s): Defeated 3 of the top 4 players (ranked and seeded #5). Defeated 2 Major Champions/Former #1 players (Davenport, Henin) and 2 Major Finalist (Dementieva, Ivanovic).



Ana Ivanovic - 2008 French Open Champion
2007 Result: F - l. to [1] Henin 6-1 6-2
Lowest Ranked Opponent:
d. #77 Cetkovska 6-0 6-0 (R16)
Highest Ranked Opponent: d. [3] Jankovic 6-4 3-6 6-4 (SF)
Average Opponent Ranking:
33.1
Sets Lost:
1
Games Lost:
41
Average Games Lost Per Match:
5.9
Standout Statistic: Did not face 1 Major Champion/Finalist or Former #1 player during her run, unlike the other 3, but did face 2 players who had reached at least 1 major SF (Schnyder, Jankovic). Did not face a player ranked out of the top 80. Only major winner to score a double bagel en route to a major title.



Venus Williams - 2008 Wimbledon Champion
2007 Result: Champion - d. [18] Bartoli 6-4 6-1
Lowest Ranked Opponent: d. #197 Cavaday 7-6(5) 6-1 (R128)
Highest Ranked Opponent:
d. [5] Dementieva 6-1 7-6(3) (SF)
Average Opponent Ranking:
71.9
Sets Lost:
0
Games Lost:
50Average Games Lost Per Match: 7.1
Standout Statistic:Won 5th Wimbledon Title in 9 Years (Reached 2 other finals in same stretch).


Serena Williams - 2008 US Open Champion
2007 Result: QF - l. to [1] Henin 7-6(3) 6-1
Lowest Ranked Opponent: d. #121 Bremond 6-2 6-2 (R16)
Highest Ranked Opponent:
d. [2] Jankovic 6-4 7-5 (F)
Average Opponent Ranking:
41
Sets Lost:
0
Games Lost:
40
Average Games Lost Per Match:
5.7
Standout Statistics:
Saved all 14 set points against her. Defeated 3 players who scored wins over her in 2008.


Who's run was most impressive?

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Re: Best Run To A Major Title - 2008

Sharapova.
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Best slam run of the year for me is Sharapova. She totally dominated that tournament. Serena's is also very impressive, finishing with straight sets victories over wimbledon champ Venus, most in-form player Safina (2 + 3!!), and then Jankovic.
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Sharapova by far, that was incredible domination. Serena's US Open after that, and Venus's Wimbledon close after. Ivanovic's cake draw Heninless Slam was a joke. LMAO.

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Wow, Sharapova only losing 32 games, that's pretty impressive

Certainly the most efficient Slam win, but i would pick Serena's. Saving 10 set points against the Wimbledon champ in the QF, then handily beating the tour's most in firm player in the SF and then saving set points to beat a former number 1 in the final, then becoming number 1 herself. That's pretty incredible
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Re: Best Run To A Major Title - 2008

Maria Sharapova

as much as I dislike her I think her run was the best one!

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as much as I love Vee, it was Masha

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Re: Best Run To A Major Title - 2008

Sharapova. Because she beat Davenport, ivanovic and trashed the belgian, Sharapova was unbeatable at that tournament
Then comes Serena´s US Open

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serena[she beat 3 extremely inform players] pova[henin was slumping/davenport isnt that good this year] then venus
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Re: Best Run To A Major Title - 2008

I really liked Serena's "revenge run"

But Sharapova played the most dominant tennis to win, which makes hers the more impressive to me.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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Re: Best Run To A Major Title - 2008

Serena was the only player to have not reached at least the finals of the major they won in 2007


Even though I was in TEARS over Serena's win, I have to just give Sharapova the edge. She demolished Henin and ended her INSANE winning streak.

SUPER close 2nd is Serena. Venus is 3rd, and Ana's run is 4th.

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Serena's one I think.Sharapova's run was good but it's really overrated imo.
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Serena was the only player to have not reached at least the finals of the major they won in 2007
I can't figure out what you mean here
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Pova played at the highest level in Australia

I say Masha
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