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LOL..to even suggest that Pova was anywhere near her decent level, let alone peak in that atrocious match...
It was one of her better hardcourt matches of 2010 IIRC. Sure she was still a mess (she was serving at 3-4, 40-30 and double-faulted 3 times to get broken and lose the set, she was also abysmal on break points throughout) but Woz probably played the match of her career.


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It was one of her better hardcourt matches of 2010 IIRC. Sure she was still a mess (she was serving at 3-4, 40-30 and double-faulted 3 times to get broken and lose the set, she was also abysmal on break points throughout) but Woz probably played the match of her career.
thread title says "players playing at their peak" - in other words playing their absolute best and still losing... Nobody sane would even suggest that Sharapova was playing good tennis in 2010, no matter how much they hate her

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thread title says "players playing at their peak" - in other words playing their absolute best and still losing... Nobody sane would even suggest that Sharapova was playing good tennis in 2010, no matter how much they hate her
I know Which is why I said it was one of her better 2010 HC matches, aka the worst season of her career.


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I know Which is why I said it was one of her better 2010 HC matches, aka the worst season of her career.
even in that depressing year she played much better against Clijsters in Cincy before she started that monumental choke (and injured herself in the process). Moonballniacki did nothing out of ordinary in that US Open encounter - just waited for Maria to self-destruct like in every single match of hers in those Dark Ages of female tennis

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even in that depressing year she played much better against Clijsters in Cincy before she started that monumental choke (and injured herself in the process). Moonballniacki did nothing out of ordinary in that US Open encounter - just waited for Maria to self-destruct like in every single match of hers in those Dark Ages of female tennis
OMG I didn't say it was her best

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Not a total peak one, but Sharapova vs Wozniacki at USO. That was a high quality match.

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Rezai here? Every shot was at winner speed . Serena was made to look like a pusher .

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Shahar Peer loss vs Serena Williams 2007 AO QF - rewatching the highlights last night, I couldn't believe how hard she was hitting some of her forehands and her backhand looked so much stronger than I've seen it in a few years. Definitely a peak match from her with lots of help from Serena.
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My god Rezai... she is amazing
Why can't she always play like this?
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I think Davenport in the 2005 Wimbledon final.

Agreed. It was a shame either of them had to lose (Venus or Davenport). That was the greatest single WTA match I have ever seen.
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Rezai here? Every shot was at winner speed . Serena was made to look like a pusher .

That was when Rezai said that "she wasn´t impressed" by Serena?
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Caroline losing to Na Li at the A0 2011. Subsequently, Li losing that final to Kim.
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Wozniacki vs Kuznetsova, Australian Open 2013.
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