Best Classic Matches
Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis 46 76 62; Australian Final
This was a battle. The match really didn't start until Capriati was down 46 04. The second set was one of the best sets of tennis. Great match.
Venus Williams def. Justine Henin 26 75 76; Amelia Island Final
Another classic comeback; Venus was down 26 04; points for 05. Great clay court tennis. This had to have been one of the best clay court matches of the year.
Serena Williams def. Jennifer Capriati 62 36 75; Italian Open Semi
Down 4-1 in the 3rd, things looked bad for Serena. But the soon-to-be Roland Garros champ, showed why she is the best clay courter and fought back. There were lots of errors, but I think it was the best Serena/Jen match this year.
Venus Williams def. Kim Clijsters 63 57 64; Acura Quarter
Just an unbelievable match of power and speed from both players. Venus cranked a 122 mph serve on match point! I remember Tracy Austin saying that Kim would have beaten anyone else on that day, except Venus and Serena.
Chanda Rubin def. Lindsay Davenport 57 76 63; LA Final
I think it was the best final of 2002. High quality. High Drama; Davenport up 75 65, and couldn't close it out. Great match.
Jennifer Capriati def. Monica Seles 46 63 76; Miami Semis
These two seem to bring out the best in each other. Jennie battle back from a set, and match points.
Best One-Sided Matches
Serena Williams def. Amelie Mauresmo 62 61; Wimbledon Semis
I think it was the best match Serena played all year--and that's saying a lot considering the year she's had. She was just unbeatable. Every part of her game worked.
Serena Williams def. Martina Hingis 64 60; Miami Quarters
Another unbelievable showing from Princess. Hingis just looked at Mama Melaine.
Venus Williams def. Chanda Rubin 63 63; Roland Garros 4th
It wasn't a blow away, but it wasn't a battle. It was very good tennis; Venus won more of the big points. Great early round match at Roland Garros.
Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 62 61; Acura Semis
Venus was on fire. Her return and serve were the best in 2002 that day. She was hitting clean winners off Davenport's FIRST serve. Amazing match for Venus.
Daniela Hantuchova def. Martina Hingis 63 64; Indian Wells Final
I haven't seen the entire match, but a flawless performance from Dani.
Worst Matches; classics/one-sided
Serema Williams def. Venus Williams 62 62; Miami Semis
Not a very good performance by Venus. Not much effort went into that match.
Serena Williams def. Venus Williams 75 63; Roland Garros Final
Has Venus ever served worse? Unforced Error fest.
Iva Majoli def. Patty Schnyder 76 64; Family Circle Final
Break fest, in what was a great week for Schnyder. Did she chock in the final? or just run out of gas?
Chanda Rubin def. Jelena Dokic 60 62; LA Semis
I saw part of this on TV. Dokic didn't show. She didn't even try to win.
Jelena Dokic def. Jennifer Capriati 26 62 64; Acura Quarter
Can anyone hold serve? How many doubles were there? The battle of the worse servers, failed.
Angie Widjaja def. Anna Kournikova 63 60; US Open 1st
Widjaja hit ONE winner to win the match. Anna was booed, and rightfully so.
Matches I Wish I Had Saw
Daniela Hantuchova def. Elena Dementieva 36 76 76; Swisscom 3rd
Hantuchova was down 63 53; saved match points. A great battle. Really, the entire week of the Swisscom could be in this category.
Justine Henin def. Serena Williams 62 16 76; German Open Finals
My coverage was so bad, I wish I could see the entire match. From what I've heard, this was the best match on clay this year.
Serena Williams def. Justine Henin 76 64; Italian Open Finals
Again, poor coverage. Another battle against the hottest two clay courters.
Chanda Rubin def. Serena Williams 62 46 75; LA Quarters
I'd like to see the best match of Chanda's life.
Anna Kournikova def. Anna Smashnova 16 63 64; Acura Quarters
This sounded like a classic. Anna K was down a set and a break and battled.
Matches I'm Glad I Didn't See
Serena Williams def. Venus Williams 76 63 Wimbledon Finals
Serena Williams def. Venus Williams 64 63 US Open Finals
After poor matches in Miami and Paris, I'm glad I didn't see these two matches. I've heard mixed reviews on them, so I'll stay on the fence, and not watch.
Kim Clijsters "def" Venus Williams 5-0 retire; Champs semis
I don't think I could bare to see Vee cry
Ai Sugiyama def. Jennifer Capriati 63 63; LA Quarters
Conchita Martinez def. Jennifer Capriati 60 63 Swisscom
Alexandra Stevenson def. Jennifer Capriati 61 61 Linz
I'm not a huge Jen fan, but I don't like it when she loses so poorly.
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