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Question Best quality match that ended in a 3rd set tiebreak?



I know Venus def. JJ at the USO in 07 was good quality. I don't have such extensive knowledge or memory to know many more...



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JJ def Dementieva at Cincy 2009 SF
JJ def Serena at Rome 2010 SF


Hehe ok they arent good quality but it was so entertaining

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Re: Best quality match that ended in a 3rd set tiebreak?

Henin vs Capriati US Open 2003 semifinal, no doubt.

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Re: Best quality match that ended in a 3rd set tiebreak?

How could I forget this.

Henin def. Capriati USO 2003 SF


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Re: Best quality match that ended in a 3rd set tiebreak?

But what about the Seles def. Capriati USO SF of 1992?

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Henin vs Capriati US Open 2003 semifinal, no doubt.
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Re: Best quality match that ended in a 3rd set tiebreak?

You mean there are quality matches outside of the AO, FO, and Wimbledon?

Third-set tiebreaks are usually fairly ugly. Both players probably had 2-3 chances to close out the match and failed, and were very tired heading into the breaker. But I'm sure Serena and Venus have had their fair share of wins in this situation. Can't think of any in particular, though.

All things considered, I'm going to have to say Nadal-Verdasco Cincinnati 2011. Exhausted after three and a half hours of grueling tennis, both players fought tooth and nail to ensure that the other player didn't lose. Only one could prevail, however.

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You mean there are quality matches outside of the AO, FO, and Wimbledon?

Third-set tiebreaks are usually fairly ugly. Both players probably had 2-3 chances to close out the match and failed, and were very tired heading into the breaker. But I'm sure Serena and Venus have had their fair share of wins in this situation. Can't think of any in particular, though.

All things considered, I'm going to have to say Nadal-Verdasco Cincinnati 2011. Exhausted after three and a half hours of grueling tennis, both players fought tooth and nail to ensure that the other player didn't lose. Only one could prevail, however.
Venus and Serena's 3rd set tiebreak records are actually quite poor. That said, their YEC match in 2009 was preetty good, ending with a 3rd set tiebreak.


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2010 Brisbane Clijsters def. Henin 6:3 4:3 7:6(6)



2004 San Diego Myskina def. Zvonareva 6:2 6:7(4) 7:6(15)

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Re: Best quality match that ended in a 3rd set tiebreak?

Venus def. Jcap in Miami in 01 or 02 I forget.

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Capriati...and Henin too.. Those were the days. Although Serena was sooo missed during that u.s. open. back to back years of with 3 majors, would've been cool!

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But what about the Seles def. Capriati USO SF of 1992?

1991 US Open semifinal. That would be my pick.

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Re: Best quality match that ended in a 3rd set tiebreak?

Serena vs Venus 2008 Bangalore SF was a very poor match.
Serena vs Dushevina 2010 Madrid 1R... all 3 sets went to tiebreak but the match was really ugly..
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