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Best and Worst Performances By Top Ten Players This Year?

So far . I'll start.

1.) Serena Williams
Best: def. Samantha Stosur 6-4,6-2 Australian Open. Ferocious hitting and made the second best serve on tour look like cake for the most part.
Worst: l.to Petrova 4-6,6-2,6-3 Madrid. She was hitting like all of her forehands in a closed stance. What the hell .

2.) Jelena Jankovic
Best: def. Venus Williams 6-0, 6-1 Rome
Worst: l.to Samantha Stosur 6-2,6-1. If anyone can tell me what she was thinking with the "I am going to hit with Sam stategy", I'd be interested.

3.) Venus Williams
Best: def. Kleybanova Wimbledon 6-4, 6-2. Her most consistent match against a tough opponent. Close second is her defeat of Azarenka 6-3, 7-5 in Dubai.
Worst: l. to Kim Clijsters Miami 6-2,6-1. Look. There are many options for this one. Her loss to Pironkova was suck-tastic. Her play against Jelena was terrifyingly horrific. She shocked against Li like she had never been in a Grand Slam quarterfinal before and against Petrova she looked helpless. But at least in these abysmal matches she tried; Against Clijsters she was awful AND it looked liked she could care less. I am sure she did give a damn but it boy was it hard to tell .

4.) Caroline Wozniacki
Best: def. Maria Kirilenko 6-0, 6-2 Indian Wells :shurg:
Worst: l.to Jelena Jankovic 6-4,6-2 Indian Wells. For a consistent player, she made quite a lot of ue's in this match.

5.) Samantha Stosur
Best: def. Vera Zvonerava 6-0, 6-3 Charleston. I know she beat two of the best players of all-time impressively but this match was a total clinic. And it featured one of vera's epic meltdowns .
Worst:

6.) Elena Dementieva
Best: def. Serena Williams 6-3,6-2 Sydney. We all know Serena was in tank mode but a good effort nonetheless .
Worst: l.to Ana Ivanovic 6-1, 7-6 Rome. How the heck did this happen sycho:

7.) Kim Clijsters
Best: def. Justine Henin 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6) Brisbane. I know she beat Venus pretty badly but I feel that both played well in this match. In the other... .
Worst: l.to Nadia Petrova 6-0, 6-1 Australian Open. Nothing left to say really .

8.) Francesca Schiavone
Best: def. Samantha Stosur 6-4,7-6 Roland Garros. She played very gutsy tennis .
Worst:

9.) Vera Zvonerava
Best: def. Kim Clijsters 3-6,6-4,6-2 Wimbledon. Such a composed match.
Worst: Wimbledon Final was not her best showing

10.) Li Na
Best: def. Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-1 Birmingham
Worst: As Yvonn-Goat has [pointed out to me, Li apparently lost to Baltacha and Kanepi who was coming off a losing streak so .

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Worst: l.to Serena Williams 7-5, 6-3 Wimbledon. She was playing well until 5-6 in the first set .
That is so not her worst performance this year
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That is so not her worst performance this year
Admittedly I have not seen much of her matches .
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Admittedly I have not seen much of her matches .
She has lost to Baltacha, Bacsinszky and Malek this year Losing to Serena in 2 relatively close sets is certainly not her worst loss At Auckland in the very first week of the year (or was it the second) she also lost 1 and 3 to Kanepi, who had recently come off a 10 match losing streak

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She has lost to Baltacha, Bacsinszky and Malek this year Losing to Serena in 2 relatively close sets is certainly not her worst loss At Auckland in the very first week of the year (or was it the second) she also lost 1 and 3 to Kanepi, who had recently come off a 10 match losing streak

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Stosur was great against Zvonareva. Hard to play better than that
And Serena, when she started her comeback against Vika at the AO, down a set and 0-4.

Those were the best I saw this year.

The worst, shared by 100's of them, too close to call.

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She has lost to Baltacha, Bacsinszky and Malek this year Losing to Serena in 2 relatively close sets is certainly not her worst loss At Auckland in the very first week of the year (or was it the second) she also lost 1 and 3 to Kanepi, who had recently come off a 10 match losing streak

So...
Fair enough .
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Serena's worst performance(s) are easily her TWO chokes on clay this year to Jankovic and Stosur, after having match point in both matches.






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Dementievas worst: The Pironkova match in Warsaw...., or Wozniak at RG 3rd round...

i would say the henin match was better than the serena won, although she lost it


stosur had some bad matches in the beginning of the year. penetta in syd, eg
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Flavia Pennetta (well she has been a top 10 even this year )

Win: i guess the win over Li Na in Sydney R2 6-2 7-6
Loss: well there a lot of great loss: 6-1 6-4 to Vika in Stuttgart R1 6-1 6-2 to Lucie Safarova in Roma R2 6-3 6-2 to Zakopalova at Wimbly and 6-3 6-1 to Dulko in Bastad

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Best : 6-4 6-2 vs Wozniacki in Indian W. (perfect game plan, Caro was clueless), 6-0 6-1 vs venus in Rome (no comment)and her first set against Alona in Wimbledon (14 min. ).

Worst : FO SF against Sam ( still don't know what happened)
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Stosurs Worse maybe the match from the Wimbledon 2010 first round Exit!!
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Serena's worst performance(s) are easily her TWO chokes on clay this year to Jankovic and Stosur, after having match point in both matches.






mentally tough.....yeah right
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She has lost to Baltacha, Bacsinszky and Malek this year Losing to Serena in 2 relatively close sets is certainly not her worst loss At Auckland in the very first week of the year (or was it the second) she also lost 1 and 3 to Kanepi, who had recently come off a 10 match losing streak

So...
i don't think lost to Kanepi is a shame at all
Kanepi played great in that match...hitting deep which annoy Na
but lose to Batacha and Malek

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Vera's pre-final performances in Charleston were better than her match vs. Clijsters.



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