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Forgotten Classic: 2006 AO SF - Henin vs Sharapova



Maria played the best tactical match she could, but Justine was just too good. If I remember correctly there were some bad calls early in the third set as well, and Maria was never able to recover. This is the match that sapped so much out of Justine before the final against Mauresmo, in which she retired in the second set. They played some beautiful tennis, it makes me miss Maria.


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Re: Forgotten Classic: 2006 AO SF - Henin vs Sharapova

tbh, as a Justine fan....I didn't like this match
Sure the outcome was what I wanted...but there were quite a bit of errors from both
Of course, looking past the errors, the winners by both were sublime.

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Did they not have spot shot back then?


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I miss that Cocktail Pova. That was good Vodka. Now we only have cheap champagne...

Watch maria smile at 2.53 after that amazing lob

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Re: Forgotten Classic: 2006 AO SF - Henin vs Sharapova

i don't remember that match as a particularly good one. those youtube-recaps can be very misleading.


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Re: Forgotten Classic: 2006 AO SF - Henin vs Sharapova

Really miss the Maria from then.
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Re: Forgotten Classic: 2006 AO SF - Henin vs Sharapova

Justine/Maria was never a good match up
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Thank god you bought this match up.
I was there and I think to date it is the best hitting I have seen in a match, mens or womens. It was so good I went on ebay and bought it on a burned DVD.
Those were the good old days. I was going for Justine but I had to give Maria props because there were times in that match where she looked unbeatable. And it finished with a backhand winner down the line. Amazing.
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OMG! I LOVE that Maria Sharapova.

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Justine/Maria was never a good match up
Have you watched the 2007 season-ending final It was the best WTA match we have seen in years.
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Thank god you bought this match up.
I was there and I think to date it is the best hitting I have seen in a match, mens or womens. It was so good I went on ebay and bought it on a burned DVD.
Those were the good old days. I was going for Justine but I had to give Maria props because there were times in that match where she looked unbeatable. And it finished with a backhand winner down the line. Amazing.
You must have not seen any mens match in majors
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OMG! I LOVE that Maria Sharapova.
agreed. That footwork for Sharapova was superb.

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Re: Forgotten Classic: 2006 AO SF - Henin vs Sharapova

Definitely not forgotten. Actually I've watched this in December before the season had started.
Very enjoyable match. I love they way Justine closed it out on a BH DTL winner.

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Re: Forgotten Classic: 2006 AO SF - Henin vs Sharapova

Not really a true classic, but god please bring that Maria back.

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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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