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Australian Open: [3]Kim Clijsters def. [9]Li Na 3-6 6-3 6-3 30 28.85%
Roland Garros: [6]Li Na def. [5]Francesca Schiavone 6-4 7-6(0) 26 25.00%
Wimbledon: [8]Petra Kvitova def. [5]Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4 25 24.04%
US Open: [9]Samantha Stosur def. [28]Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 23 22.12%
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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

Australian Open
[3]Kim Clijsters def. [9]Li Na 3-6 6-3 6-3

Roland Garros
[6]Li Na def. [5]Francesca Schiavone 6-4 7-6(0)

Wimbledon
[8]Petra Kvitova def. [5]Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4

US Open
[9]Samantha Stosur def. [28]Serena Williams 6-2 6-3



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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 07:20 PM
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

God, I hadn't realised how bad they've been this year

The US Open will be the most remembered I guess for obvious reasons, while Wimbledon will be remembered as the birth of a great But not a single one of the finals got the magic combination of high quality, competitiveness and fireworks... the AO final was very scrappy and had a "NID" air from early in the second set, and while Li played well in the RG final, it was hard to really emotionally invest in that match when you knew it was two players who weren't really the sport's stars.
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

RG or Wimbledon. Both losers put up good performances and didn't stink up the court.
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

The USO because Eva finally got a Slam final and we all know the rest of that story.

In terms of quality of tennis, I'd go with RG. But as far as the "meaning for the game" category, Wimbledon.

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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

The bestest: USO, of course. My fave managed the unthinkable.

Runner up: Wimby, as it likely signaled a changing of the guard.

Fair job but could do better: RG. It suffered somewhat from the lack of star presence, but I found it entertaining enough and it’s hard not to get sucked in when Fran is playing.

Pull your socks up, guys: AO. I fell asleep at the beginning of the third set. Admittedly it was the middle of the night in my time zone, but still…not at all riveting.
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

oz open. li played a very good 1st set after going 0-2 down, kim changed her game to throw li off, and kim blasting 2 forehand winners to start serving out the match and fistpumping told you this championship was hers and she had fought for it.

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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

Wimbledon was the best, there were some amazing shots, both form Petra and Sharapova

Roland Garros personally was good too.

US..... well, Stosur played her best tennis, totally crushing Serena

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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

Definitely either RG or Wimbledon. Even though they were 2 sets, it was pretty close and for the MOST part pretty good tennis. I have never enjoyed watching a RG final as I did that one in a LONG time.

USO and AO finals were terrible
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

Wimbledon, though i wished it wouldve lasted longer

USO was a thrashing, but dramatic so it was the 2nd best IMO.

RG was ok, but lacked big names in the final AO ...
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

1. Wimbledon
2. R.G/US
4. Australian

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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

Wimbledon>USO>FO>AO
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

My personal preference : USO>Wimbledon>AO>RG
In terms of quality : RG>AO>USO>Wimbledon
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

RG or Wimbledon were probably the best.

USO and AO were both bad, AO was worse.
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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

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Re: Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

The US Open was crazy as hell this year but as wonky as it was...I had the most fun on TF during it, so it gets my vote

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