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2003 AO v. Clijsters 40 41.24%
2005 AO v. Sharapova 29 29.90%
2009 Wimbledon v. Dementieva 7 7.22%
2010 AO v. Azarenka 21 21.65%
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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2011, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

Apologies if this belongs in the player thread.

1. 2003 Australian Open v. Clijsters [Down 1-5 in the third, 2 match points at 2-5]
http://youtu.be/raQGMVv3d0o

2. 2005 Australian Open v. Sharapova [Down 3 Match Points at 4-5 in the third]
http://youtu.be/afrzmPxXUEA

3. 2009 Wimbledon v. Dementieva [Down Match Point at 4-5 in the third]
http://youtu.be/yuDUNVCas0w

4. 2010 Australian Open v. Azarenka [Down a set and 0-4]
http://youtu.be/AM-dKKakqUc
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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

2009 Wimbledon wasn't really a comeback they were both evenly matched throughout the whole match

of the ones i've watched, 2010 AO

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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

2003 AO vs. Clijsters

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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

I love the AO v Sharapova comeback. Maria was screaming her lungs out on those match points hoping she'd hit a winner.

Serena had something to prove considering she lost to Maria in wimbledon.
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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

2003 or 2010.


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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

2010.
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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

Yeah, I was wondering if that one really belonged. I included it because Serena was playing from behind for most of the match and was down match point, so yeah
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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

2003 and 2010 were most impressive in that they were huge deficits to somehow win from. From a fan's perspective, at 1-5 in the third, or 4-6 0-4 you're already mentally prepared to see the next match. I remember she even said the only thing that kept her going at that point in the 03 Oz SF was that she "didn't want to lose 1-6. Then 2-6. etc..." 2010 was a more impressive display of tennis from Serena though, she started clocking aces and return winners like it was child's play.

2005 was impressive because not only did she come back from nearly losing in straights in the second, but those last two MP saves in the third Match quality was pretty bad for the first two and a half sets though, but toward the end it picked up. And yeah, 2009 wasn't a comeback, but a gutsy MP save nonetheless. That said, those three AO comebacks are all different, so I'm going with the invisible "Hard to say." option.

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Yeah, I was wondering if that one really belonged. I included it because Serena was playing from behind for most of the match and was down match point, so yeah
I think Dementieva might've had BPs to serve for the match at one stage as well, so I think it's an acceptable option .
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2010 was the best comeback in terms of the match, because Serena played a ghastly set and a half and then was suddenly cracking winners at will. And plus it's always a pleasure to see Azarenka lose.

2003 was the best comeback in terms of the greater scope of things. She had so much pressure on her to complete the Serena Slam and the fact that she gutted that match out is pretty amazing.


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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

2009 was a comeback because she was down a set and 3-1, (I think) in the second set.

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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

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2003 was the best for me. There would be no Serena Slam had she lost that match. 2005 is a close 2nd.

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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

AO 2010 was the most epic imo. I was even conceding defeat when almost out of nowhere Serena started to kill it. The Wimbledon match is worth mentioning because of the amazing MP save and because it's probably the best match of the last 3 years.
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Re: Serena's Best Grand Slam Comeback?

I'm sure we had this thread just recently

Anyway, Wimbledon '09 was the highest-quality of those matches, the AO03 was most impressive in terms of what that win ennabled her to do next ('Serena Slam').
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