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Lindsay's Highest Quality Tennis Match Ever

What match of Davenport's has the best quality tennis from both opponents.


I think the Wimbledon 2005 4R Clijsters until Clijsters mind left her at 5-4 in the 3rd and the 2005 Wimbledon Final vs. Venus until Lindsay's back gave out.

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Lindsay did not play that great in the Wimbly final. Some parts of the second set were just painful.
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Lindsay did not play that great in the Wimbly final. Some parts of the second set were just painful.
"painful" is an understatement.
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of the ones I've seen(which ain't alot compared to some on here). 2004 LA final vs. Serena, 2004 USO R16 vs. Big Vee, 05 Indian Wells semi vs. Maria, and 2005 Wimbledon R16 vs. Wafflehead (should've been 6-3 6-4 that "missed" backhand really screwed her up for a little bit, but her serve and forehands in the 3rd set were awesome)

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you're right, that match against Clijsters was awesome (besides parts of the second set tiebreak)...there are a bunch of matches where she played really well and blew her opponents away, so they weren't too exciting (ex: 2003 Amelia Island against Patty Schnyder). One that always sticks out in my mind is the 2003 Indian Wells semi against Capriati where Lindsay won 64 46 64, hitting over 50 winners!

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ooo also the 2004 San Diego and LA finals, that was some good stuff I think she actually played better in SD against Myskina

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but if we're going WAY back, you'd have to look at some of the many titles she won in Tokyo and Philadelphia, mainly the matches against Hingis...ace, winner, ace, winner...just the way we like it!

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Davenport def Hingis Chase Final 1999.

I don't think I have ever seen a woman play better, against high quality opposition.

Australian Open 2000 was almost a reprise, but she had that lapse at the end. In recent times she was brilliant against Clijsters at Wimbledon last year, would have been the perfect match had it ended 6-3 6-4.
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The question was about Lindsay's highest quality tennis match ever against high quality opponents.
IMO it was 1999 YEC final against the SwissMiss, or IW 2000 final (vs Martina), or 2000 Philadelphia final (vs Martina). Or maybe 2001 Tokyo final (vs Martina)...but maybe it was 2003 IW semi vs Jenny? Also 1999 USO quarters(vs Mary) and the semi (lost to Rena), plus 2000 USO final (lost to Vee) were great matches at the end, from both sides.
But it certainly wasn't 2005 Wimbledon final, or round of 16 cos there was really too many errors. It couldn't be any of the 2004 california events, cos neither of Lindsay's opponents were playing well in those, or Lindsay didn't play her best at all.

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She played great against Vee in the 4th round of the US Open 04 other than that final wobble on serve at the end she played flawless stuff and Williams played really well in that match and her reaction when she won was priceless just look at my avatar

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She played great against Vee in the 4th round of the US Open 04 other than that final wobble on serve at the end she played flawless stuff and Williams played really well in that match and her reaction when she won was priceless just look at my avatar

omg that match...! Remeber that Deuce that went on forever?!?! And Lindsay triumphing when she won that game!!!

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omg that match...! Remeber that Deuce that went on forever?!?! And Lindsay triumphing when she won that game!!!
9 deuces,5 break points,5 match points and the game lasted for about 15 minutes and I remember thinking if she loses from here I will die but thankfully she served an unreturnable and the rest is history

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That win over Venus was certainly one to savour! Its difficult to chose one performance overall but I remember when watching the Wimby 4th rnd V Kim I was blown away by the quality of her groundstrokes and the way she found the corners.

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2000 IW FINAL, 1998 ACURA CLASSIC FINAL, 1998 US OPEN FINAL, 1999 WIMBLEDON FINAL. I think anyway.

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Wimbledon 4R 2005 v Kim, best match that I've seen her play anyway , IW semi 2005 v Maria also and the LA final 2004, I know Serena wasn't at her best, but didn't Lindsay make just 1 UE in the first set?

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