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The most in-the-zone performance you've seen

We know what in-the-zone means... a state which an athlete is in where he/she is simply untouchable

so what was the best in-the-zone performance you've seen?
it doesnt have to be the entire match
it can be for a set or something

the first one that comes to mind is serena d. martina at USO 01
100% first serves in the second set winning 16/17, that's just incredible

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Serena against Daja 4th Round USOPEN 2002

I knew after that match no one was going to stop Serena from winning th USOPEN...


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Yeah, I´ve two in-zone perfomances coming in mind when discussing Serena.

vs Hingis at the U.S. open´01. Sure got her revenge for ´01 Oz open.
vs Momo at Wimbledon´02. Man, when she´s in that zone...hard to imagine ANYBODY beating her.

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You named them already. Those beat down of Martina and Momo.
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I would have to say Serena vs. Mauresmo at Roland Garros this year. I think she was so mentally prepared at the point of the tournament.
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Pierce def Graf RG 94... no one has ever played like that against Steffi.. Mary was even winning some points by coming to the net

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I agree with sunset. Serena def. Daja Bedanova 6-1 6-1, 4th round US Open 2002.
Daja played quite well in that match and tried to serve-and-volley, but Serena was ruthless and simply blew her off the court.

And yes, Mary trouncing Steffi was quite stunning too.
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Seems like Serena´s been on a tear since ´01, like four in-the-zone perfomances since ´01 alone!!

And when she´s in the zone it´s like 6-2 6-1. See you later!

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Lindsay Davenport d. Patty Schnyder @ 2003 Charleston, 6-1 6-1.

She had something like 4 or 5 times as many winners as unforced errors. Patty was just kinda smiling and shrugging her shoulders towards the end. Absolutely brilliant stuff...
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Without a doubt the greatest (but not the most frequent) zone player of all time is Mary Pierce.

Her greatest zone performance is her 2 and 2 thrashing of Steffi Graf in the 1994 French Semis. Moinca NEVER CAME CLOSE to beating Steffi like that, neither did Navratilova or Evert. Simply unbelievable.

She zoned again in spring 2000 over Seles + ASV. but nothing compares to that win over Graf. NOBODY has EVER beaten Steffi like that, before or since.

Utterly AMAZING!
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Venus' third set at Wimbledon 2001 final. It was scary the way she closed out that match. You could tell she was racing through it on purpose.

Serena at Charleston this year vs. Davenport for a set and half Serena couldn't miss. Everything she did turned to gold. It was amazing.

Justine Henin at the US Open final 2nd set. She had all the shots and didn't give Kim much of a chance.

Just to name a few.....
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Lindsay Davenport d. Patty Schnyder @ 2003 Charleston, 6-1 6-1.

She had something like 4 or 5 times as many winners as unforced errors. Patty was just kinda smiling and shrugging her shoulders towards the end. Absolutely brilliant stuff...
I remember this. Davenport told her that she wanted revenge from the Zurich final in 2002 when they shook hands at the net.
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Mary Pierce demolishing Steffi Graf in '94 FO Semi.
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Without a doubt the greatest (but not the most frequent) zone player of all time is Mary Pierce.

Her greatest zone performance is her 2 and 2 thrashing of Steffi Graf in the 1994 French Semis. Moinca NEVER CAME CLOSE to beating Steffi like that, neither did Navratilova or Evert. Simply unbelievable.

She zoned again in spring 2000 over Seles + ASV. but nothing compares to that win over Graf. NOBODY has EVER beaten Steffi like that, before or since.

Utterly AMAZING!
Agreed, Mark.

I was fortunate to witness Mary's demolition of Serena 6-2, 6-1 in 2000 at Indian Wells. Also, that same year her week at Family Cup was incredible domination.
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2003: Myskina in Moscow

Least no of games dropped per set/per title this year.

Overall, Pierce in Charleston 2000 was impressive, but then you go back to the Seles days in 1991-1992.
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