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What is the "peak" of every player?

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While everyone is making hundreds of "Peak Player A vs. Peak Player B" threads let's discuss what the peak of each player is. Try to narrow it down as much as possible, as in either a tournament or even a single match. And include videos.

I'll try some and you guys tell me what you think.

S.Williams: 2002 Wimbledon SF (df. Mauresmo 6-2 6-1), 2007 Australian Open final (df. Sharapova 6-1 6-2), 2012 Olympics final (df. Sharapova 6-0 6-1), 2012 Olympics SF (df. Azarenka 6-1 6-2), 2002 US Open SF (df. Davenport 6-3 7-5), 2003 Roland Garros QF (df. Mauresmo 6-1 6-2), 2012 Charleston SF (df. Stosur 6-1 6-1), 2003 Wimbledon SF (df. Henin 6-3 6-2), 2001 US Open SF (df. Hingis 6-3 6-2), 2012 US Open SF (df. Errani 6-1 6-2)
V.Williams: 2009 Wimbledon QF (df. A.Radwanska 6-2 6-1), 2009 Wimbledon SF (df. Safina 6-1 6-0), 1999 Grand Slam Cup SF (df. Hingis 6-2 6-7(6) 9-7), 2000 New Haven final (df. Seles 6-2 6-4)
Hingis: 2001 Australian Open QF (df. S.Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6), 1999 San Diego final (df. V.Williams 6-4 6-0), 2001 Australian Open SF (df. V.Williams 6-1 6-1), 1996 Oakland final - Pt1, Pt2 (df. Seles 6-2 6-0)
Capriati: 2001 Australian Open final (df. Hingis 6-4 6-3)
Bartoli: 2009 Australian Open 4R (df. Jankovic, 6-1 6-4), 2011 Wimbledon 4R (df. S.Williams 6-3 7-6(6))
Stosur: 2010 Charleston final (df. Zvonareva, 6-0 6-3), 2011 US Open final (df. S.Williams, 6-2 6-3), 2010 Roland Garros SF (df. Jankovic 6-1 6-2)
Graf: 1988 Roland Garros final (df. Zvereva 6-0 6-0), 1992 Wimbledon final (df. Seles 6-2 6-1), 1995 Roland Garros QF (df. Sabatini 6-1 6-0)
Azarenka: 2012 Australian Open final (df. Sharapova 6-3 6-0)
Pierce: 1994 Roland Garros SF (df. Graf, 6-2 6-2), 2000 Hilton Head SF (df. Seles, 6-1 6-1), 2000 Hilton Head final (df. Sanchez Vicario, 6-1 6-0), 2000 Indian Wells QF (df. S.Williams 6-2 6-1), 2005 San Diego final (df. Sugiyama 6-0 6-3), 2005 Roland Garros QF (df. Davenport 6-3 6-2), 2005 US Open 4R (df. Henin 6-3 6-4)
Sharapova: 2008 Australian Open QF (df. Henin 6-4 6-0), 2008 Australian Open SF (df. Jankovic 6-3 6-1), 2008 Australian Open 4R (df. Dementieva 6-2 6-0), 2008 Australian Open 2R (df. Davenport 6-1 6-3), 2008 Fed Cup (df. Peer 6-1 6-1), 2011 Wimbledon QF (df. Cibulkova 6-1 6-1)
Safina: 2008 Tokyo F (df. Kuznetsova 6-1 6-3), 2008 Tokyo SF (df. Petrova 6-1 6-0)
Dementieva: 2006 Tokyo F (df. Hingis 6-2 6-0), 2009 Sydney SF (df. S.Williams 6-3 6-1), 2010 Sydney final (df. S.Williams 6-3 6-2), 2004 Roland Garros QF (df. Mauresmo 6-4 6-3)
Petrova: 2010 Australian Open 3R (df. Clijsters 6-0 6-1)
Clijsters: 2003 YEC final (df. Mauresmo 6-2 6-0), 2002 YEC final (df. S.Williams 7-5 6-3), 2010 US Open 4R (df. Ivanovic 6-2 6-1), 2010 US Open final (df. Zvonareva 6-2 6-1)
Wozniacki: 2011 Doha QF (df. Pennetta 6-2 6-0), 2011 Dubai final (df. Kuznetsova 6-1 6-3), 2010 US Open 4R (df. Sharapova 6-3 6-4)
Ivanovic: 2007 Roland Garros SF (df. Sharapova 6-1 6-2), 2011 Beijing 3R (df. Zvonareva 6-2 6-1), 2011 Beijing 2R (df. Kuznetsova 6-2 6-3), 2006 Montreal final (df. Hingis 6-2 6-3), 2007 Stuttgart 1R (df. Schnyder 6-0 6-2), 2008 Indian Wells final (df. Kuznetsova 6-4 6-3)
Pironkova: 2010 Wimbledon QF (df. V.Williams 6-2 6-3), 2011 Wimbledon 3R (df. Zvonareva 6-2 6-3), 2011 Wimbledon 4R (df. V.Williams 6-2 6-3)
Dokic: 2009 Australian Open 3R (df. Wozniacki 3-6 6-1 6-2), 1999 Wimbledon 1R (df. Hingis 6-2 6-0)
Safarova: 2012 Fed Cup final (df. Jankovic 6-1 6-1), 2007 Paris Indoors SF (df. Henin 7-6(5) 6-4)
Li: 2011 Australian Open 4R (df. Azarenka 6-3 6-3)
Kerber: 2012 Stuttgart 2R (df. Wozniacki 6-1 6-2), 2012 Wimbledon 4R (df. Clijsters 6-1 6-1)
A.Radwanska: 2012 Tokyo SF (df. Kerber 6-1 6-1), 2011 Beijing final - Pt 1, Pt 2 (df. Petkovic 7-5 0-6 6-4)
Golovin: 2007 Amelia Island QF (df. V.Williams 6-2 6-3), 2007 Amelia Island final (df. Petrova 6-2 6-1)
Gajdosova: 2011 Brisbane 2R (df. Stosur 6-2 6-4)
Davenport: 2004 San Diego final (df. Myskina 6-1 6-1), 2005 Indian Wells SF (df. Sharapova 6-0 6-0), 2000 Australian Open final (df. Hingis 6-1 7-5)
Henin: 2007 US Open QF (df. S.Williams 7-6(3) 6-1), 2007 US Open 4R (df. Safina 6-0 6-2), 2007 US Open SF (df. V.Williams 7-6(2) 6-4)
Shvedova: 2012 Wimbledon 3R (df. Errani 6-0 6-4)
Hantuchova: 2011 Roland Garros 3R (df. Wozniacki 6-1 6-3)
Vaidisova: 2007 Australian Open 4R (df. Dementieva 6-3 6-3)
Jankovic: 2006 US Open QF (df. Dementieva 6-2 6-1), 2010 Rome 3R (df. Wickmayer 6-2 6-0), 2010 Rome QF (df. V.Williams 6-0 6-1), 2008 Stuttgart SF (df. V.Williams 6-7(8) 7-5 6-2)
Kvitova: 2010 Wimbledon 4R (df. Wozniacki 6-2 6-0), 2011 Wimbledon 4R (df. Wickmayer 6-0 6-2)
Cirstea: 2012 Stanford QF (df. Cibulkova 6-7(5) 6-2 6-0)
Goerges: 2012 Paris Indoors 1R (df. Peer 6-1 6-3)
Rezai: 2010 Madrid final (df. V.Williams 6-2 7-5), 2007 Istanbul SF (df. Sharapova 6-2 6-4)
Lisicki: 2011 US Open 3R (df. Falconi 6-0 6-1), 2012 Australian Open 2R (df. Peer 6-1 6-2)
Zvonareva: 2009 Australian Open QF (df. Bartoli 6-3 6-0)

Any others for other players?

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Re: What is the "peak" of every player?

Here is your fave's peak, BlueTrees



The stats for this match I think Caro hit like 37 winners or something

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Serena destroying Mauresmo 2003 French Open -


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Serena destroying Mauresmo 2003 French Open -

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Re: What is the "peak" of every player?

I think this is Peak Marion:


Carol. Empress. Vika. P3tra. Garbine. Dasha. Casey. Marion.
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Peak Jarka (well the points on here )


MANDY MINELLA. PRISCILLA HON

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Re: What is the "peak" of every player?

Peak Pierce can only be measured in Biblical proportions.
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Re: What is the "peak" of every player?

Chris Everest had the biggest peak in the world...
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Re: What is the "peak" of every player?

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Here is your fave's peak, BlueTrees



The stats for this match I think Caro hit like 37 winners or something
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Serena destroying Mauresmo 2003 French Open -

Omg I forgot about that one Serena was scary in that match, she badly wanted revenge over Mauresmo after losing to her in Rome just a few weeks before

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I think this is Peak Marion:

I agree, I'll put that one in the OP too Too bad she hasn't played like that since
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Re: What is the "peak" of every player?

Petkovic:

Whole match was fantastic by Andrea, but 2nd set (from 4:20)


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I think this is Peak Marion:

IMO, she played better in this match

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One of my all time faves



and this one this year

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Peak Serena is against Stosur in Charleston this year. Never seen her play better.

Sharapova was also GOAT against Peer in Fed Cup, and and against Kerber in Beijing this year (despite the retirement).


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This is Serena's peak match:



She has come close to this form just a few times in her career, but never reached it again.

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
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Cirstea



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