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The Best Match Each Top 10 Player Has Played in 2013

The concept is pretty simple. I did my best to compile this list, which is obviously subjective. I didn't even watch some of matches listed, but there you go.

Any suggestions / disagreements? Discuss.

1. Serena Williams
vs Kirilenko, Australian Open R4 (6-2 6-0)
vs A. Radwanska, Miami SF (6-0 6-3)
vs Cibulkova, Rome R3 (6-0 6-1)
vs Errani, Roland Garros SF (6-0 6-1)
vs Halep, Cincinnati QF (6-0 6-4)
vs Wozniacki, Beijing QF (6-1 6-4)
vs Kvitova, Istanbul RR (6-2 6-3)

2. Victoria Azarenka
vs Kuznetsova, Australian Open QF (7-5 6-1)
vs S. Williams, Doha F (7-6 2-6 6-3)

3. Li Na
vs Sharapova, Australian Open SF (6-2 6-2)
vs Mattek-Sands, Stuttgart SF (6-4 6-3)
vs Vinci, Wimbledon R4 (6-2 6-0)
vs Pavlyuchenkova, Toronto R2 (6-1 6-4)
vs Jankovic, US Open R4 (6-3 6-0)

4. Maria Sharapova
vs V. Wiliams, Australian Open R3 (6-1 6-3)
vs Wozniacki, Indian Wells F (6-2 6-2)
vs Li, Stuttgart F (6-4 6-3)
vs Stephens, Rome R3 (6-2 6-1)

5. Agnieszka Radwanska
vs Cibulkova, Sydney F (6-0 6-0)
vs Wozniacki, Doha QF (6-2 7-5)
vs Ivanovic, Roland Garros R4 (6-2 6-4)
vs Li, Wimbledon QF (7-6 4-6 6-2)
vs S. Williams, Toronto QF (6-7 4-6)
vs Arruabarrena, Seoul SF (6-0 6-2)
vs Pavlyuchenkova, Seoul F (6-7 6-3 6-4)

6. Petra Kvitova
vs Hantuchova, Dubai R1 (6-2 6-1)
vs A. Radwanska, Dubai QF (6-2 6-4)
vs Stosur, Toronto R3 (6-3 6-3)
vs Kuznetsova, Tokyo QF (6-4 6-1)

7. Sara Errani
vs Bartoli, Indian Wells R4 (6-3 6-2)
vs Makarova, Madrid QF (6-4 6-3)
vs A. Radwanska, Roland Garros QF (6-4 7-6)

8. Jelena Jankovic
vs Bouchard, Charleston QF (6-2 6-1)
vs Hampton, Roland Garros R4 (6-0 6-2)
vs Suarez Navarro, Beijing R3 (6-0 6-0)

9. Angelique Kerber
vs A. Radwanska, Tokyo QF (6-4 6-4)
vs A. Radwanska, Istanbul RR (6-2 6-2)

10. Caroline Wozniacki
vs Zheng, Dubai R2 (6-0 6-1)
vs Rybarikova, Tokyo R3 (6-1 6-1)
vs Safarova, Tokyo QF (2-6 6-3 6-2)


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Re: The Best Match Each Top 10 Player Has Played in 2013

Serena's best match this year was the FO semi final. 46 minutes, 6-0 6-1, 40 winners, 8 aces and lost 17 points vs a top 5 player at the time

Rome vs Cibulkova was pretty epic too, also 40+ winners for a 6-0 6-1 win.

I agree about Kirilenko at AO and Aga in Miami, but not the Petra match at YEC. It was goof, but she has played better. she can do better than 27 winners.
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Re: The Best Match Each Top 10 Player Has Played in 2013

Other matches for Maria:

AO R3
Rome R16
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Li Na has many matches that are better than the one against Pavlyuchenkova such as Stuttgart against BMS, Wimbledon against Vinci, USO against JJ
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Re: The Best Match Each Top 10 Player Has Played in 2013

Radwanska - S. Williams in Toronto
Radwanska - Cibulkova in Sydney
Radwanska - Li in Wimbledon
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Kerber - Radwanska in Istanbul, Tokyo
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Errani - Radwanska at French Open
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Radwanska: vs Ivanovic at the RG of course and vs Li at Wimbledon
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Re: The Best Match Each Top 10 Player Has Played in 2013

Serena

vs Errani at RG,
vs Kvitova at YEC
vs Cibulkova at Rome(?)
vs Radwanska at Miami
vs Wozniacki at Beijing
vs Li at Beijing (?)
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10. Caroline Wozniacki
vs Zheng, Dubai R2 (6-0 6-1)
vs Rybarikova, Tokyo R3 (6-1 6-1)
Though the score makes it appear more flawless against Rybarikova, I think Caro played better again in the next round of Tokyo against Safarova, that she won 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Safarova was more challenging than Rybarikova and Caro had to raise her game even higher. Quite impressive.
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I was going to say Li at Wimbledon also, and her gameplay against Arruabarrena

Also Enjoyed the Seoul final against Pavs

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Radwanska was really good vs Li at Wimbledon

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6. Petra Kvitova
vs Hantuchova, Dubai R1 (6-2 6-1)
vs A. Radwanska, Dubai QF (6-2 6-4)
vs Kuznetsova, Tokyo QF (6-4 6-1)
I would also add vs Stosur, Toronto R3 (6-3 6-3)

Petra wasn't peaking at every match but she was on for this one! Unfortunately for Sam!
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Re: The Best Match Each Top 10 Player Has Played in 2013

List updated, even though I don't particularly agree with some of the suggestions (namely the ones regarding Radwanska).

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Serena
vs Li at Beijing (?)
Cincy, US Open, Istanbul YEC?
They didn't play against each other in Beijing.

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List updated, even though I don't particularly agree with some of the suggestions (namely the ones regarding Radwanska).



Cincy, US Open, Istanbul YEC?
They didn't play against each other in Beijing.
I must be thinking of someone else then cuz their USO match was shit.

I remember Serena playing a very good set and a half against Halep too, was that in Cinci?

Serena has played so many matches this year, its hard to keep track
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For JJ, I'd add her match against CSN in Beijing

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There are a lot of other good matches (best) of Azarenka
There are a lot of other good matches (best) of Azarenka
Azarenka vs McHale, Doha, 60 60
Azarenka vs Goerges, Rome
Azarenka vs Eleni D., AO
Azarenka vs Schiavone, French Open, 63 60 (though not the entire match)
Azarenka vs Vesnina, AO
Azarenka vs Radwanska, Doha, 63 63
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I think Azarenks vs Williams, Cincinnati was very good to, in a different way...

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