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Best Match Of The Decade

I'm sure this has been done a BAJILLION times, but since the last tournament of this decade is upon us, I think it fitting that we vote on the best matches of the last 10 years.


Here's how it will work:


Everyone can nominate up to 10 matches. Once a match receives 10 nominations will be part of the ballot. Then after Fed Cup/Bali (whichever ends last). The 10 matches with the most nominations will make up the final ballot.

Then voting will commence and will close on December 30th.

Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
There's only 1.
Been around the world, copped all 4 thrice.

Serena.[21]

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Re: Best Match Of The Decade

Confirmed Nominees:
2000 US Open Semifinal: Venus Williams d. Martina Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5 [11 votes]
2000 Year-Ending Championships Final: Martina Hingis d. Monica Seles 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 [11 votes]
2003 US Open Semifinal: Justine Henin d. Jennifer Capriati 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) [23 votes]

2005 Australian Open Semifinal: Serena Williams d. Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 [22 votes]
2005 Wimbledon Final: Venus Williams d. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6(4) 9-7 [30 votes]

2006 Wimbledon Final: Amelie Mauresmo d. Justine Henin 2-6 6-3 6-4 [14 votes]
2007 US Open Semifinal: Justine Henin d. Venus Williams 7-6(2) 6-4 [12 votes]
2007 Year-Ending Championships Final: Justine Henin d. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3 [14 votes]
2009 Wimbledon Semifinal: Serena Williams d. Elena Dementieva 6-7(4) 7-5 8-6 [15 votes]



Nomination Candidates:
2000 Sydney Final: Venus Williams d. Elena Dementieva 6-2 6-4 [1 vote]

2001 Australian Quarterfinal: Martina Hingis d. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6 [9 votes]
2001 Australian Open Final: Jennifer Capriati d. Martina Hingis 6-4 6-3 [2 votes]
2001 Miami Final: Venus Williams d. Jennifer Capriati 4-6 6-1 7-6(4) [5 votes]
2001 French Open Final: Jennifer Capriati d. Kim Clijsters 1-6 6-4 12-10 [8 votes]
2001 Wimbledon Quarterfinal: Justine Henin d. Conchita Martinez 6-1 6-0 [1 vote]

2001 Toronto Semifinal: Serena Williams d. Monica Seles 7-5 7-6(5) [1 vote]
2001 US Open Quarterfinal: Serena Williams d. Linsday Davenport 6-3 6-7(7) 7-5 [4 votes]

2002 Australian Quarterfinal: Monica Seles d. Venus Williams 6-7(4) 6-2 6-3 [2 votes]

2002 Australian Open Final: Jennifer Capriati d. Martina Hingis 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2 [7 votes]
2002 Tokyo Final: Martina Hingis d. Monica Seles 7-6(6) 4-6 6-3 [1 vote]

2002 French Open Semifinal Serena Williams d. Jennifer Capriati 3-6 7-6(2) 6-2 [4 votes]
2002 Year-Ending Championships R16: Monica Seles def. Lindsay Davenport 3-6 7-6(6) 6-3 [2 votes]

2002 Year-Ending Championships Semifinal: Serena Williams d. Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-4 6-4 [5 votes]

2003 Australian Open R16: Justine Henin d. Lindsay Davenport 7-5 5-7 9-7 [2 votes]

2003 Australian Open Semifinal Serena Williams d. Kim Clijsters 4-6 6-3 7-5 [7 votes]
2003 French Open R16: Nadia Petrova d. Jennifer Capriati 6-3 4-6 6-3 [1 vote]
2003 French Open Semifinal: Justine Henin d. Serena Williams 6-2 4-6 7-5 [6 votes]

2003 Year-Ending Championships Semifinal: Amelie Mauresmo d. Justine Henin 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3 [1 vote]

2004 Indian Wells Final: Justine Henin d. Lindsay Davenport 6-1 6-4 [2 votes]

2004 Wimbledon Semifinal: Serena Williams d. Amelie Mauresmo 6-7(4) 7-5 6-4 [9 votes]
2004 Wimbledon Semifinal: Maria Sharapova d. Lindsay Davenport 2-6 7-6(5) 6-1 [1 vote]
2004 Wimbledon Final: Maria Sharapova d. Serena Williams 6-1 6-4 [3 votes]
2004 Stanford Final: Lindsay Davenport d. Venus Williams 7-6(4) 5-7 7-6(4) [2 votes]

2004 Acura Classic Semifinal: Anastasia Myskina d. Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-7(4) 7-6(15) [3 votes]
2004 Athens Semifinal: Justine Henin d. Anastasia Myskina 7-5 5-7 8-6 [2 votes]

2004 US Open Quarterfinal: Jennifer Capriati d. Serena Williams 2-6 6-4 6-4 [1 vote]
2004 US Open Semifinal: Elena Dementieva d. Jennifer Capriati 6-0 2-6 7-6(5) [6 votes]

2004 Beijing Semifinal: Svetlana Kuznetsova d. Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-2 [1 vote]
2004 Beijing Semifinal: Serena Williams d. Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-3 [1 vote]

2004 Beijing Final: Serena Williams d. Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6 7-5 6-4 [1 vote]
2004 Year-Ending Championships Semifinal: Serena Williams d. Amelie Mauresmo 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 [2 vote]

2004 Year-Ending Championships Final: Maria Sharapova d. Serena Williams 4-6 6-2 6-4 [1 vote]

2005 Australian Open Quarterfinal: Lindsay Davenport d. Alicia Molik 6-4 4-6 9-7 [2 votes]

2005 Berlin Semifinal: Justine Henin d. Patty Schnyder 6-0 6-1 [1 vote]
2005 Wimbledon R32 Anastasia Myskina d. Jelena Jankovic 6-0 5-7 10-8 [1 vote]
2005 Wimbledon R16 Lindsay Davenport d. Kim Clijsters 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 [2 votes]
2005 Wimbledon Quarterfinal: Venus Williams d. Mary Pierce 6-0 7-6(10) [1 vote]

2005 Wimbledon Semifinal: Venus Williams d. Maria Sharapova 7-6(2) 6-1 [1 vote]
2005 US Open Quarterfinal: Kim Clijsters d. Venus Williams 4-6 7-5 6-1 [1 vote]
2005 US Open Quarterfinal: Elena Dementieva d. Lindsay Davenport 6-1 3-6 7-6(6) [1 vote]
2005 US Open Quarterfinal: Maria Sharapova d. Nadia Petrova 7-5 5-7 6-4 [1 vote]
2005 US Open Semifinal: Kim Clijsters d. Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 [3 votes]
2005 Fildersadt Quarterfinal: Elena Dementieva d. Kim Clijsters 6-3 3-6 6-2 [1 vote]
2005 Year-Ending Championships Semifinal: Mary Pierce d. Lindsay Davenport 7-6(5) 7-6(6) [1 vote]
2005 Year-Ending Championships Final: Amelie Mauresmo d. Mary Pierce 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4 [9 votes]

2006 Australian Open Semifinal: Justine Henin d. Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 [2 votes]

2006 Australian Open Final: Amelie Mauresmo d. Justine Henin 6-1 2-0 ret. [2 votes]
2006 Tokyo Semifinal: Martina Hingis d. Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-1 [1 vote]

2006 Indian Wells Semifinal: Elena Dementieva d. Justine Henin 2-6 7-5 7-5 [2 votes]
2006 Miami Semifinal: Maria Sharapova d. Tatiana Golvin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret. [4 votes]

2006 Berlin Semifinal: Justine Henin d. Amelie Mauresmo 6-1 6-2 [1 vote]
2006 Wimbledon R128: Alexandra Stevenson d. Jelena Dokic 4-6 7-6(4) 6-2 [1 vote]
2006 Wimbledon R64: Tamarine Tanasugarn d. Shinobu Asagoe 6-3 7-5 [1 vote]
2006 Wimbledon Semifinal: Amelie Mauresmo d. Maria Sharapova 6-3 3-6 6-2 [1 vote]

2006 Wimbledon Semifinal: Justine Henin d. Kim Clijsters 6-4 7-6(4) [1 vote]
2006 Stanford QR1: Brie Whitehead d. Diamond Jackson 6-3 6-4 [1 vote]
2006 US Open Final: Maria Sharapova .d Justine Henin 6-4 6-4 [1 vote]
2006 Linz Quarterfinal: Maria Sharapova d. Ana Ivanovic 7-6(3) 7-5 [1 vote]

2006 Year-Ending Championships Semifinal: Amelie Mauresmo d. Kim Clijsters 6-2 3-6 6-3 [1 vote]

2007 Australian Open Final: Serena Williams d. Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-2 [8 votes]
2007 Indian Wells Quarterfinal: Daniela Hantuchova d. Shahar Peer 6-2 5-7 7-6 (5) [1 vote]
2007 Miami Final: Serena Williams d. Justine Henin 0-6 7-5 6-3 [4 votes]

2007 Charleston Semifinal: Jelena Jankovic d. Venus Williams 3-6 6-3 7-6(5) [1 vote]
2007 French Open R16: Maria Sharapova d. Patty Schnyder 3-6 6-4 9-7 [2 votes]
2007 Eastbourne Final: Justine Henin d. Amelie Mauresmo 7-5 6-7(4) 7-6(2) [1 vote]

2007 Wimbledon R32: Jelena Jankovic d. Lucie Safarova 5-7 7-6(4) 6-2 [2 votes]
2007 Wimbledon Quarterfinal: Ana Ivanovic d. Nicole Vaidisova 4-6 6-2 7-5 [1 vote]
2007 Wimbledon Semifinal: Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1 [3 votes]
2007 US Open Quarterfinal: Venus Williams d. Jelena Jankovic 4-6 6-1 7-6(4) [7 votes]

2007 Year-Ending Championships RR: Justine Henin d. Marion Bartoli 6-0 6-0 [1 vote]

2008 Australian Open R1: Jelena Jankovic d. Tamira Paszek 2-6 6-2 12-10 [3 votes]
2008 Australian Open Quarterfinal: Maria Sharapova d. Justine Henin 6-4 6-0 [2 votes]
2008 Australian Open Semifinal: Ana Ivanovic d. Daniela Hantuchova 0-6 6-3 6-4 [1 vote]

2008 Miami Final: Serena Williams d. Jelena Jankovic 6-1 5-7 6-3 [2 votes]
2008 French Open Semifinal: Ana Ivanovic d. Jelena Jankovic 6-4 3-6 6-4 [5 votes]
2008 Wimbledon Final: Venus Williams d. Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 [1 vote]
2008 Beijing Final: Elena Dementieva def Dinara Safina 5-7 7-5 6-3 [1 vote]
2008 US Open Quarterfinal: Serena Williams d. Venus Williams 7-6(6) 7-6(7) [5 votes]
2008 US Open Final: Serena Williams d. Jelena Jankovic 6-4 7-5 [1 vote]

2008 Stuttgart Semifinals: Jelena Jankovic d. Venus Williams. 6-7(8) 7-5 6-2 [2 votes]

2009 Australian Open R16: Jelena Dokic d. Alisa Kleybanova 7-5 5-7 8-6 [4 votes]
2009 Australian Open R16: Marion Bartoli d. Jelena Jankovic 6-1 6-4 [1 vote]
2009 Paris Indoors Final: Amelie Mauresmo d. Elena Dementieva 7-6(7) 2-6 6-4 [2 votes]
2009 French Open Quarterfinal: Svetlana Kuznetsova d. Serena Williams 7-6(3) 5-7 7-5 [2 votes]
2009 Wimbledon Final: Serena Williams d. Venus Williams 7-6(3) 6-2 [2 votes]

2009 US Open Semifinal: Kim Clijsters d. Serena Williams 6-4 7-5 [4 votes]
2009 Beijing R32: Maria Sharapova d. Viktoria Azarenka 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5 [2 votes]

Through Post #103

Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
There's only 1.
Been around the world, copped all 4 thrice.

Serena.[21]

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Re: Best Match Of The Decade

WI F 2005 The winner I'd guess!
AO F 2001
Beijing F 2005

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Wayyyyyy too premature. I think we're all expecting the Bali final to be an epic showdown between Rybarikova and Medina Garrigues, and that will easily be the best match of the decade.



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Re: Best Match Of The Decade

2005 Wimbledon F
2006 Wimbledon F
2009 Wimbledon SF (Dem/Will)
2002 YEC SF (Cap/Will)
2003 USO SF (Hen/Cap)
2005 AO SF (Sha/Will)
2001 Miami F (Cap/Will)
2007 AO F
2000 USO SF (Hin/Will)
2001 USO QF (Dav/Will)

Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
There's only 1.
Been around the world, copped all 4 thrice.

Serena.[21]
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2007 Wimbledon QF Ivanovic def Vaidisova

P.O.GovortsovaA.IvanovićS.WilliamsA.RadwańskaM.RybárikováA.KerberP.KvitováB.Jovanovski
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2004 Wimby final
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You should do top 10 best matches.
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2005 Wimbledon F
2006 Miami SF (Golovin/Pova)
2009 Wimbledon SF (Dem/Will)
2002 YEC SF (Cap/Will)
2003 USO SF (Hen/Cap)
2005 AO SF (Sha/Will)
2001 Miami F (Cap/Will)
2000 USO SF (Hingis/V.Will)
2001 AO F (Cap/Hingis)
2008 Wimbledon Final
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Did you edit it? I had a whole list ready of potential matches then I noticed I can only nominate up to 10 (or did I read it wrong). Ahhh, so many matches, so hard to narrow it down to 10. There's the matches everyone says (05 Wimby Final etc.) and then there are other matches which have been great quality but just aren't brought up as much for whatever reason (like people haven't seen them) but I feel should still be nominated (e.g. 00 IW Final). So I'll have to think on that.


Of course, this is best match of the decade after 2001's YEC Final.
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2004 Beijing semi-final.

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lol - you just picked the 2007 YEC Finals over all the classics of the decade.

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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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2006 Wimby Final
2006 AO Final
2005 YEC Final
2009 Paris Indoors Final
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Jankovic def. Paszek (australian open 2008?)
Diatchengoat def. Johannson (australian open 2009)
Marion def. Jankovic (australian open 2009)

+ the others alreadty said.

Carol. Empress. Vika. P3tra. Garbine. Dasha. Casey. Marion.
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