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Re: Players playing at their peak and still losing the match

Pretty much everybody against Serena...


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Very rare. Of late, USO11 1st set Kirilenko vs. Stosur comes to mind.
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Sharapova lost to Serena Olympic final. I honestly thought she was going to put up a fight, because she was dominant at the Olympics as well, and didn't play bad at the final. You can tell Maria was giving it her all, but I mean it's Serena.

I actually think this happens a lot against Rena. Some players play peak, but still can't beat her.
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from Sharapova's losses probably her loss to Henin was at her peak in WTa Championships 2007

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Kerber vs Azarenka at the YEC.

Stosur in the second/third sets of USO QF vs Azarenka.
I agree. Victoria is such an awful match up for Sam, she had to play her very best to even make it that close.
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Not her *absolute* peak, but Maria was very near her best in that YEC final against Justine in 2007. I'd put it in Maria's top 20 matches, and certainly the best match from her side that she ever lost.

As others have said, Dementieva in the Wimbledon semifinal is an obvious one.

Venus's best hardcourt matches after 2003 were both matches that she lost (her US Open semifinals against Henin and Clijsters).

Azarenka in the Stuttgart final
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Re: Players playing at their peak and still losing the match

Serena losing to Justine in the RG 03 SF.

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07 Miami Final......Serena def Justine Henin.

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Also Venus def. Davenport, Wimbledon 2005


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this, she payed 10% and 800 notches bellow her level and Serena made lucky shots
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....trollers to the left , it's beyond stupidity


from Sharapova's losses probably her loss to Henin was at her peak in WTa Championships 2007
A)I don't troll and don't have a record of doing it

B))From my opinion Sharapova was playing great tennis during the Olympics, and in the final she was playing well, and was giving it her all. Just cause she's your favorite doesn't mean you can't admit the truth.

I at least know Serena was giving it her all against Justine in '03 French Open & still got her butt beat by Justine at the French Open.
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im liking the responses here, low trolling percentage

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Clijsters df. Serena YEC 02'

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clijsters b li na aus open 11?

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Serena losing to Justine in the RG 03 SF.
Don't forget her match against Stosur at RG '10.
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A)I don't troll and don't have a record of doing it

B))From my opinion Sharapova was playing great tennis during the Olympics, and in the final she was playing well, and was giving it her all. Just cause she's your favorite doesn't mean you can't admit the truth.

I at least know Serena was giving it her all against Justine in '03 French Open & still got her butt beat by Justine at the French Open.
if you repeat B.S. twice it won't turn from shit to gold

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