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'06 Wimbledon - Mauresmo def. Henin 2-6 6-3 6-4 59 29.35%
'05 Wimbledon - V. Williams def. Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7 108 53.73%
'03 Wimbledon - S. Williams def. V. Williams 4-6 6-4 6-2 1 0.50%
'02 Australian Open - Capriati def. Hingis 4-6 7-6 6-2 11 5.47%
'01 French Open - Capriati def. Clijsters 1-6 6-4 12-10 5 2.49%
'99 French Open - Graf def. Hingis 4-6 7-5 6-2 10 4.98%
Other 7 3.48%
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Last truly great Grand Slam final...

'06 Wimbledon - Mauresmo def. Henin 2-6 6-3 6-4
'05 Wimbledon - V. Williams def. Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7
'03 Wimbledon - S. Williams def. V. Williams 4-6 6-4 6-2
'02 Australian Open - Capriati def. Hingis 4-6 7-6 6-2
'01 French Open - Capriati def. Clijsters 1-6 6-4 12-10
'99 French Open - Graf def. Hingis 4-6 7-5 6-2
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

I voted for Hingis/Graf 99 FO Final.
As a Hingis fan I was devastated but admired the qualities of a true champion in Graf.

This match had everything and was played like a proper tennis match should be..with skill, variation, precision and drama. None of the other matches come close in these departments IMO.
Second would be V.Williams vs. Davenport 05 W F...Power hitting at its best. High quality, suspense, lots of winners.
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

05' Wimbledon.
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

Venus' 05, still the greatest moment in womens tennis IMO in recent memroy

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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

2005
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

I don't think your question is a good one...I mean, it's pretty clear that Wimbledon 2005 was a GREAT FINAL, if not the best, and it's also one of the most recent...so basically you narrowed your options to 2006 Wimbledon and 2005 Wimbledon - and it depends how you define 'truly great'. But it's pretty unanimous that if it's not the 2006 Wimby, it's 2005 Wimby. Who actually thinks 2005 Wimby Final wasn't great? A really small number of people I assume.

Anyway if you mean by 'classic' match, it's obviously 2005 Wimbledon, but if you mean a good final...it's probably 2008 US Open.

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What's with all the new threads, samsam?
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

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I don't think your question is a good one...I mean, it's pretty clear that Wimbledon 2005 was a GREAT FINAL, if not the best, and it's also one of the most recent...so basically you narrowed your options to 2006 Wimbledon and 2005 Wimbledon - and it depends how you define 'truly great'. But it's pretty unanimous that if it's not the 2006 Wimby, it's 2005 Wimby. Who actually thinks 2005 Wimby Final wasn't great? A really small number of people I assume.

Anyway if you mean by 'classic' match, it's obviously 2005 Wimbledon, but if you mean a good final...it's probably 2008 US Open.
Exactly. I mean, people can argue the others were better, but you can't really say Wimbledon 05 WASN'T great, so that's the obvious answer.

Although I think Wimbledon 06 was pretty good too so that is potentially the most recent great grand slam final.
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

The only thing the 2006 final has over the 2005 final is that it's more recent. The 2006 match is great though. 2005 is stellar.
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

02 australian final! great great match
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

Wimbledon '05. Classic with a capital "C"!!

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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

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I don't think your question is a good one...I mean, it's pretty clear that Wimbledon 2005 was a GREAT FINAL, if not the best, and it's also one of the most recent...so basically you narrowed your options to 2006 Wimbledon and 2005 Wimbledon - and it depends how you define 'truly great'. But it's pretty unanimous that if it's not the 2006 Wimby, it's 2005 Wimby. Who actually thinks 2005 Wimby Final wasn't great? A really small number of people I assume.

Anyway if you mean by 'classic' match, it's obviously 2005 Wimbledon, but if you mean a good final...it's probably 2008 US Open.
Clearly I meant great match. US Open 2008 was good, nowhere near great
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

2005 Wimbledon

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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

seriously...

AO 05 SF Masha vs Rena looks like a final
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Re: Last truly great Grand Slam final...

usually would voted for RG 99, but it's a little too long ago, so I go for one of the Wimbledon ones
06 was the last great final, 05 was even better...but not the most recent good one
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