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Top 5 Matches of the Decade at Each Slam?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Re: Top 5 Matches of the Decade at Each Slam?

This is done totally off my head. There are probably better matches I didn't pick out (although maybe not for the French...)


Australian Open

2001 1R: Davenport vs Dokic
2001 QF: Hingis vs S Williams
2002 Final: Capriati vs Hingis
2003 4R: Henin vs Davenport
2005 SF: S Williams vs Sharapova


French Open

2000 SF: Pierce vs Hingis
2001 Final: Capriati vs Clijsters
2003 SF: Henin vs S Williams
2008 SF: Ivanovic vs Jankovic
....

Wimbledon

2000 QF: Davenport vs Seles
2005 4R: Davenport vs Clijsters
2005 Final: V Williams vs Davenport
2007 SF: Bartoli vs Henin
2009 SF: S Williams vs Dementieva

US Open

2000 SF: V Williams vs Hingis
2001 QF: S Williams vs Davenport
2003 SF: Henin vs Capriati
2007 QF: V Williams vs Jankovic
2007 SF: Henin vs V Williams
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Re: Top 5 Matches of the Decade at Each Slam?

Australian Open
2001 Quarter-Final: Martina Hingis def. Serena Williams (6-2, 3-6, 8-6)
2002 Final: Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis (4-6, 7-6, 6-2)
2003 Semi-Final: Serena Williams def. Kim Clijsters (4-6, 6-3, 7-5)
2003 Final: Serena Williams def. Venus Williams (7-6, 3-6, 6-4)
2005 Semi-Final: Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova (2-6, 7-5, 8-6)

Roland Garros
2001 Final: Jennifer Capriati def. Kim Clijsters (1-6, 6-4, 12-10)
2002 Semi-Final: Serena Williams def. Jennifer Capriati (3-6, 7-6, 6-2)
2003 Semi-Final: Justine Henin def. Serena Williams (6-2, 4-6, 7-5)
2005 4th Round: Justine Henin def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (7-6, 4-6, 7-5)
2009 Quarter-Final: Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Serena Williams (7-6, 5-7, 7-5)

Wimbledon
2000 Quarter-Final: Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis (6-3, 4-6, 6-4)
2004 Semi-Final: Serena Williams def. Amelie Mauresmo (6-7, 7-5, 6-4)
2005 Final: Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport (4-6, 7-6, 9-7)
2006 Final: Amelie Mauresmo def. Justine Henin (2-6, 6-3, 6-4)
2009 Semi-Final: Serena Williams def. Elena Dementieva (6-7, 7-5, 8-6)

US Open
2000 Semi-Final: Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis (4-6, 6-3, 7-5)
2001 Quarter-Final: Serena Williams def. Lindsay Davenport (6-3, 6-7, 7-5)
2003 Semi-Final: Justine Henin def. Jennifer Capriati (4-6, 7-5, 7-6)
2004 Quarter-Final: Jennifer Capriati def. Serena Williams (2-6, 6-4, 6-4)
2008 Quarter-Final: Serena Williams def. Venus Williams (7-6, 7-6)

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Re: Top 5 Matches of the Decade at Each Slam?

Australian Open
01 QF Hingis Serena
02 F Hingis Capriati
03 SF Serena Clijsters
05 SF Serena Sharapova
06 SF Henin Sharapova
Honourable mentions 02 SF Hingis Seles, 03 4R Henin Davenport

French open
00 QF Pierce Seles
01 F Clijsters Capriati
02 SF Serena Capriati
03 SF Henin Serena
05 4R Henin Kuznetsova
Honourable mentions 00 SF Pierce Hingis, 08 SF Ivanovic Jankovic

Wimbledon
00 QF Venus Hingis
01 SF Henin Capriati
05 F Venus Davenport
06 F Mauresmo Henin
09 SF Serena Dementieva

Honourable mentions: 07 SF Bartoli Henin, 04 SF Sharapova Davenport, 05 QF Venus Pierce, 05 SF Venus Sharapova, 04 Venus Sprem (For all the wrong reasons)


US Open
00 SF Venus Hingis
03 SF Henin Capriati
02 QF Serena Davenport
07 SF Henin Venus
07 QF Venus Jankovic

Honourable mentions 04 QF Serena Capriati (bad calls and drama), 09 SF Serena Kim (you know the story), 05 SF Pierce Dementieva, 02 QF Mauresmo Capriati.

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Re: Top 5 Matches of the Decade at Each Slam?

There's probably some notable ones which I've completely forgot, but this is just off the top of my head. I only started following. Only started following since 2001 too.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN
1) Hingis .vs. Serena 2001
2) Capriati .vs. Hingis 2002
3) Serena .vs. Sharapova 2005
4) Serena .vs. Clijsters 2003
5) Serena .vs. Sharapova 2007

FRENCH OPEN
1) Capriati .vs. Clijsters 2001
2) Henin .vs. Serena 2003
3) Henin .vs. Kuznetsova 2005
4) Ivanovic .vs. Jankovic 2008
5) Kuznetsova .vs. Vaidisova 2006

WIMBLEDON
1) Venus .vs. Davenport 2005
2) Mauresmo .vs. Henin 2006
3) Serena .vs. Mauresmo 2004
4) Bartoli .vs. Henin 2007
5) Serena .vs. Dementieva 2009

US OPEN
1) Henin .vs. Capriati 2003
2) Henin .vs. Venus 2007
3) Serena .vs. Jankovic 2008
4) Venus .vs. Jankovic 2007
5) Serena .vs. Davenport 2002

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Re: Top 5 Matches of the Decade at Each Slam?

Starting with the 2001 French Open, I wasn't following tennis before.

Australian Open

2002 Jennifer Capriati def. Martina "crying" Hingis 4/6 7/6 6/2 (dramatic match, I was so sad for Martina)
2003 Justine Henin def. Lindsay Davenport 5/7 7/5 9/7
2003 Serena Williams def. Kim "choker" Clijsters 4/6 6/3 7/5 (worst choke from Kim)
2005 Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 2/6 7/5 8/6
2008 Maria "take that bitch" Sharapova def. Justine Henin 6/4 6/0 (just because it made me happy)

Roland Garros

2001 Jennifer Capriati def. Kim "my fave" Clijsters 1/6 6/4 12/10 (Kim lost but I fell in love with tennis)
2003 Justine "the hand" Henin def. Serena Williams 6/2 4/6 7/5
2005 Mary "I can't finnish it" Pierce def. Patty Schnyder 6/1 1/6 6/4 (it was just funny)
2006 Dinara "the come back" Safina def. Maria Sharapova 7/5 2/6 7/5
2008 Ana "ajde" Ivanovic def. Jelena Jankovic 6/4 3/6 6/4 (actually it was good)


Wimbledon

2004 Serena Williams def. Amélie Mauresmo 6/7 7/5 6/4 (very good match)
2005 Lindsay Davenport def. Kim Clijsters 6/3 6/7 6/3 (great quality)
2005 Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4/6 7/6 9/7 (epic)
2007 Marion "Brosnan" Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1/6 7/5 6/1 (Goat Marion !)
2009 Serena Williams def. Elena "this passing shot!" Dementieva 6/7 7/5 8/6

US Open


2002 Venus Williams def. Amelie Mauresmo 6/3 5/7 6/4
2003 Justine Henin def. Jennifer Capriati 4/6 7/5 7/6
2004 Elena Dementieva def. Jennifer Capriati 6/0 2/6 7/6 (for the third set)
2005 Kim Clijsters def. Venus Williams 4/6 7/5 6/1
2009 Kim Clijsters def. Serena "footfault" Williams 6/4 7/5

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Re: Top 5 Matches of the Decade at Each Slam?

Australian Open
2001 Qtr Hingis def Serena
2002 final Capriati def Hingis
2003 Semi Serena def Clijsters
2005 Semi Serena def Sharapova
2007 Final Serena def Sharapova

Roland Garros
2000 Semi Pierce def Hingis
2001 Final Capriati def Clijsters
2002 Semi Serena def Capriati
2003 Semi Henin def Serena
2004 Myskina's amazing run

Wimbledon
2000 Qtr Venus def Hingis
2002 Final Serena def Venus
2005 Final Venus def Davenport
2007 Semi Bartoli def Henin
2009 Semi Serena def Dementieva

U.S. Open
2000 Semi Venus def Hingis
2003 Semi Henin def Capriati
2007 Semi Henin def Venus
2008 Final Serena def Jankovic
2009 Semi Clijsters def Williams

Serena Hingis Venus Hsieh Keys Date-Krumm Riske

Pierce Seles Capriati Bartoli Davenport Kournikova Sugiyama Majoli Frazier
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