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new-york
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:37 PM
What is the match in which your favorite player played the best ever?
No matter if it's in a slam final or a Tier 15 quali round, or if the opponent was playin like you have to hit the balls outside the court.

WHEN DID YOU SEE YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER TOTALLY ON?????

Let's discuss. :)

dinhd82
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:48 PM
Hingis df Serena 6-2 3-6 8-6 at the AO 2001. Best match ever between the two, great tennis, drama all over the place, Martina fought so hard against possibly the best fighter out there. Great match for both! Better for Martina! :)

croat123
Feb 10th, 2006, 12:57 AM
majoli's best was over martina in rg 97

sprem played great against maleeva at wimbledon, that might have been her best

Havok
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:01 AM
Jelena Dokic def. Monica Seles Gaz de France SF 2002. I believe the score was 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 or something very similar to that. Jelena actually serves insanely well and she had positive numbers at the end of the match, which is rare :lol:.

Il Primo!
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:02 AM
Venus def Sharapova 76 61 at Wimbledon semi last year

clonesheep
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:02 AM
The two US Open semifinals in '03 and '04 that Jennifer Capriati lost are my favorites. Justine played the best match and Dementieva played the best 3rd set to win.

Billabong
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:12 AM
My favorite:

-Hingis: 1999 San Diego Final (against Venus), absolutely flawless:worship: Maybe it sounds a bit crazy, but her recent match against Sharapova was also among the very best I've seen from her:eek::yeah:

Some others I've seen:

-Serena: 2003 Roland Garros QF (against Mauresmo) and 2003 Wimbledon SF (against Henin-Hardenne), she was absolutely untouchable in both matches:eek:

-Venus: Definitely 2005 Wimbledon SF (against Sharapova)

-Clijsters: During the 2005 US Open, and also 2005 Miami:)

-Myskina: Moscow 2004:worship:

-Dementieva: 2005 Tokyo PPO final, she was perfect from start to finish, and SERVED almost perfectly!

-Davenport: 1999 Chase final and 2000 Australian Open final, both against Hingis.

Wsisters45
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:15 AM
Venus: Beating Sharapova 7-6 6-1 Wimbledon 2005. Venus just went out and beat Maria down. The match was actually closer than it should have been. Quite an Easy victory for Venus.

Serena: Beating Justine 6-3 6-2 Wimbledon 2003. Serena wanted revenge and that's exactly what she got. Justine didn't have a clue out there. Just amazing tennis from Serena.

Lindsay: Beating Martina 6-1 7-5. Australian Open 2000. Up until 6-1 5-1, I've never seen Hingis bitch slapped that bad. Lindsay played one of the best matches I've seen from any player. Martina made a good comback,but Lindsay finished strong for the win.

Cat's Pajamas
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:20 AM
wasn't there a match in like 2002 in San Diego where Venus just put up insane numbers everywhere? I think it was against Seles. Does anyone else remeber that? it might not be the right year

j_dementieva27
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:27 AM
when elena beat jennifer at the US OPEN 2004, sure she has had higher quality matches where she has played better, but, especially in that third set, both girls were at such a damn high level that it was amazing to watch her fight like crazy and pull out that win

Billabong
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:28 AM
when elena beat jennifer at the US OPEN 2004, sure she has had higher quality matches where she has played better, but, especially in that third set, both girls were at such a damn high level that it was amazing to watch her fight like crazy and pull out that win

God I ADORED that match, especially the result:hearts: It was a real breath-taking 3rd set, SO unpredictable:eek::worship:!

waratahsrock
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:34 AM
My personal favourite has to be the 2004 Wimbledon final.
The way Maria was playing back then was sublime!

anlavalle
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:38 AM
Amelie beating Venus 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the Antwerp final 05

Davenselesport
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:07 AM
Capriati def. Seles 6-4 3-6 7-6 Miami 2002

Stamp Paid
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:11 AM
2003 French Open QF (Serena/Momo) - Perfect, ruthless, sublime, aggressive tennis.

technique90
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:13 AM
wimbledon final 2006 venus vs. lindsay,, incredible match from both players

Almalyk
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:41 AM
Myskina vs Capriati at French Open 2004

Geisha
Feb 10th, 2006, 03:15 AM
wasn't there a match in like 2002 in San Diego where Venus just put up insane numbers everywhere? I think it was against Seles. Does anyone else remeber that? it might not be the right year

2001 San Diego Final. Venus won 6-2 6-3, I believe. I agree that it is the best I've ever seen from her. 14 aces, over 30 winners, and 11 unforced errors - something like those statistics. She ended the match with two second serve aces.

new-york
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:15 PM
2001 San Diego Final. Venus won 6-2 6-3, I believe. I agree that it is the best I've ever seen from her. 14 aces, over 30 winners, and 11 unforced errors - something like those statistics. She ended the match with two second serve aces.

that was tremendous.

wimbledon final 2006 venus vs. lindsay,, incredible match from both players

2005. :p ;)

But i would not mind the same for 2006.

new-york
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Amelie beating Venus 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the Antwerp final 05

4-6 7-5 6-4 ;)

Glad it took her best to prevent Venus from winning the racket. :p

Danči Dementia
Feb 10th, 2006, 08:59 PM
Elena Dementieva' semis at USO against Capriati and Davenport specially this last one I just love it the whole match was awesome and specially I like them because Lena won
Also AO final 2002 Capriati against Hingis was the hell of a match such a pity that Martina lost

GrandSlam05
Feb 10th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Elena Dementieva' semis at USO against Capriati and Davenport specially this last one I just love it the whole match was awesome and specially I like them because Lena won
Also AO final 2002 Capriati against Hingis was the hell of a match such a pity that Martina lost
The Elena/Jen match was pretty good with some nice rallies, but the Elena/Lindsay match was just plain UGLY. :lol: Lindsay had like 65 UE in that match. :eek:

lolo21
Feb 10th, 2006, 09:32 PM
Amelie's match against Mary in the last YEC final was fantastic.......probably one of the best WTA matches i 've seen in the last decade.

Amelie's match against Lindsay in the 2000 Sydney final was also great i think........she looked definitely in the zone in that final.

frenchie
Feb 10th, 2006, 09:40 PM
In term of level of play I would say Myskina def Henin-Hardenne Linz final in 2003 :worship:
Nastya won 3/6-6/3-6/3, she played AMAZINGLY in the last 2 sets. Even the french commentators were in shock!! :eek:
Nastya was hitting consistently hard on every ball. She was also coming a lot to the net and playong with her nice finesse game!

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 10th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Serena: Beating Justine 6-3 6-2 Wimbledon 2003. Serena wanted revenge and that's exactly what she got. Justine didn't have a clue out there. Just amazing tennis from Serena.



agree with you. definitely my favorite. she just dominated.

Wiggly
Feb 10th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Bensova def Pierce 6-3 7-5 :)

Chrissie-fan
Feb 11th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Amelia Island Final 1981: Chris Evert def. Martina Navratilova 6-0/6-0

new-york
Feb 11th, 2006, 12:52 AM
Amelia Island Final 1981: Chris Evert def. Martina Navratilova 6-0/6-0

:eek: tell me about it.

Chrissie-fan
Feb 11th, 2006, 01:05 AM
:eek: tell me about it.
The score speaks for itself I'd say. :lol: It was on a claycourt, Chris' best surface of course. Evert was faultless. I think it was after this match that Navratilova started to get her "team Martina" thing together. It was sort of a wake-up call for her. So I guess it would have been better for Chris to have won that match by a 6-2/6-4 score or something like that. :lol:

But Chris was so exceptional in this match that even the best Martina wouldn't have stood a chance in my (not entirely unprejudiced ;) ) opinion. After the match Martina said to the crowd (including the ever present John Lloyd) that she hoped that Chris "would be pregnant one year from now." :lol:

new-york
Feb 11th, 2006, 01:07 AM
The score speaks for itself I'd say. :lol: It was on a claycourt, Chris' best surface of course. Evert was faultless. I think it was after this match that Navratilova started to get her "team Martina" thing together. It was sort of a wake-up call for her. So I guess it would have been better for Chris to have won that match by a 6-2/6-4 score or something like that. :lol:

But Chris was so exceptional in this match that even the best Martina wouldn't have stood a chance in my (not entirely unprejudiced ;) ) opinion. After the match Martina said to the crowd (including the ever present John Lloyd) that she hoped that Chris "would be pregnant one year from now." :lol:

:haha: @ that quote.
nice story. Martina had just been owned that time!!

thanx for the story. :worship:

wateva
Feb 11th, 2006, 01:32 AM
kim: us open 2005. kim played well under pressure. but her best match will be toronto sf against myskina. wonderful hitting from both ladies but kim always got to hit the winner. ;)
myskina: french open 2004 sf. completely dismantled capriati. :yeah:

Prizeidiot
Feb 11th, 2006, 02:49 AM
Maybe Elena beating Martina 6-2 6-0 last week?

A big final in which Elena didn't self destruct is an achievement in itself. But actually dominating is outstanding

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:06 AM
Stéphanie Dubois def Tzipora Obziler 6-1 6-3 in Quebec city 2004. Stephanie just played brilliant agressive tennis, very hard forehands, loads of winners, she ran everywhere, it was incredible.

I must say her first set against Dechy was one heck of a performance also, Dechy had to completely change her type of play, she was being dominated!

Venus def Sharapova, Wimby 2005. Of course, I like both, But Venus was just a tigress out there, she wanted it so much, that first set was the best demonstration of hard-hitting tennis ever.

Daniela Hantuchova def Martina Hingis, IW 2002. Daniela really beat Hingis, she played agressive, very consistent tennis, and that backhand was incredible. Made me a huge fan of her, and I still am!

Derek.
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:10 AM
Daniela's win over Hingis in the IW final.
Her win over Serena because she was able to close it out.
Her win over Mauresmo at Eastbourne 2004 because she was struggling until that tournament.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:17 AM
I'd say Clijsters def. Serena YEC Final 2002 she played some of her best to beat Serena and was so close again in Melbourne 2 months later

GrandSlam05
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:24 AM
Davenport def Clijsters 6-3 6-7 6-3 Wimbledon 05
Davenport def Sharapova 6-0 6-0 IW 2005
Davenport def Vee 7-5 6-4 USO 2004 (I don't like any of those 3 so it made the win even more special)
Serena def. Sharapova 6-4 4-6 8-6 Oz 2005
Capriati def Serena 2-6 6-4 6-4 USO 2004 (I know about the line calls, but I still liked the match)
Hingis def. Sharapova 6-3 6-1 Tokyo 2006

technique90
Feb 11th, 2006, 06:58 AM
seles-capriati miami 2002 i think it was

technique90
Feb 11th, 2006, 07:03 AM
Capriati def. Seles 6-4 3-6 7-6 Miami 2002

it was actually 4-6 6-3 7-6

i just watched the match a few mins ago,, lol

Drimal
Feb 11th, 2006, 07:44 AM
Claudine Schaul defeating Lindsay Davenport in Strasbourg 04 2:6 6:0 6:3 :worship:

Anne Kremer defeating Kim Clijsters in Berlin 01 6:2 6:1 :lick: :kiss:

Amélie Mauresmo's YEC final against Mary Pierce 5:7 7:6(3) 6:4 was :worship:

Elena Dementieva def. Martina Hingis 6:0 6:2 at the Pacific Open 06 has to be her best match :yeah:

Anastasia Myskina def. Amélie Mauresmo 6:2 6:4 in Moscow 03 was one of her best matches I can remember :yeah:

michelle11
Feb 11th, 2006, 09:50 AM
in term of fighting spirit:

myskina def. zvonareva 17-15 in third set tie break after beeing down 2-5 in the third and saving 9 matchpoints.
(san diego sf 2004 )


in term of playing level:

dementieva def. hingis last week.

honeyke
Feb 11th, 2006, 11:28 AM
kim def maria in miami/2005
kim def chanda at the yec/2003
jen def kim at the FO/2001
...loved all of these matches!!

!<blocparty>!
Feb 11th, 2006, 11:36 AM
Davenport def. Hingis YEC final 1999.

lindsayno1
Feb 11th, 2006, 12:10 PM
Davenport def Hingis AO 2000 final

Billabong
Feb 11th, 2006, 02:53 PM
The 1999 Chase Champs final and the 2000 Australian Open final are the best 2 matches ever from Lindsay in my opinion! She also had some great matches in the summer of 2004;)!

Martina Hingis, there were certainly a few in 1999 and 2000 where she was almost invincible (Zurich-Moscow 2000, Australian Open-San Diego 1999, Sydney-Australian Open 2001 and 2002):)!

*Jool*
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Martinez d Navratilova 94 Wimbledon final awesome :hearts:

Pierce vs Hingis and Seles FO 00 :yeah:

Davenport d Hingis AO 00 :eek: that 1st set is how I want Lindsay to play every time

PamShriverRockz
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Pierce vs Hingis and Seles FO 00 :yeah:

:yeah:

My two favourite Arantxa matches are RG 89 final and USO final in 94 :D

*Jool*
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Sian, you were a fan of Arantxa :unsure:

;)

new-york
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Davenport d Hingis AO 00 :eek: that 1st set is how I want Lindsay to play every time

i so would like to see that that final!!! :eek:

*Jool*
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:48 PM
i so would like to see that that final!!! :eek:
Come to my place, I'll show you it :p

new-york
Feb 17th, 2006, 10:26 PM
Come to my place, I'll show you it :p

It = Lindsay's Groundstrokes?

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 17th, 2006, 10:39 PM
not seen -

Silvia Farina Elia versus Kim Clijsters 6-3 5-7 3-6

Silvia was leading 6-3 5-2 and in the best form of her life and Kim admitted she just keep cope with Silvia and was lucky that she won!

favourite match seen -
Losing AI final to Davenport 5-7 5-7. She played great!! Hitting winners off Lindsay's 1st serve and Davenports face when she did was a picture lol

and beating Rubin on Court 1 at Wimbledon was AMAZING

pablin_777
Feb 18th, 2006, 01:22 AM
1) S.Williams d. K.Clijsters 4-6 6-3 7-5 AO SF 2003
2) V.Williams d. L.Davenport 4-6 7-6(5) 9-7 WIMBLEDON F 2005
3) Henin d. Capriati 4-6 7-5 7-6 US OPEN 2003 SF
4) S.WILLIAMS D. SHARAPOVA 2-6 7-5 8-6 SF 2004 AO

Mightymirza
Feb 18th, 2006, 01:33 AM
Mirza Def kuznetsova 6 4 6 2..Coming back from 0 4 in 1st set..kuznetsova had no clue what was going after that in the match...

Henin def Sharapova AO 06

Henin Def Capriati USO 03

Dementieva Def Capriati USO 04

Dementieva Def Hingis in Tokyo 06

JHH def pierce 6 1 6 1 RG06

Dementieva def JHH Amelia island 03 7 5 in 3rd after savng match points...

new-york
Jun 13th, 2006, 10:53 PM
JHH def pierce 6 1 6 1 RG06

Justine was too solid, but not her best match. Especially against that Mary.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:06 PM
sveta def sharapova miami final 2006 6-4 6-3

the only time ive ever seen sveta play a match against another top player in a controlled manner-she didnt go for too much and constructed points well, if only she could do it more often

Derek.
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:00 AM
Hantuchova d. Hingis 6-3 6-4 2002 IW Final: She painted the lines with pin-point accuracy and held her nerve in the biggest moment of her career. :worship:

Hantuchova d. Mauresmo 4-6 6-4 6-4 2004 Eastbourne Semifinal: She had been struggling for a while and was at her lowest ranking in more than two years, but somehow turned her year around by beating the then No.4 player in the world.

I'm sure there are other matches where Danka was playing really good tennis, but these are the ones I thought of off the top of my head. :cool:

strawberry.babou
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:08 AM
when elena beat jennifer at the US OPEN 2004, sure she has had higher quality matches where she has played better, but, especially in that third set, both girls were at such a damn high level that it was amazing to watch her fight like crazy and pull out that win
This match was awesome. :hearts:

Leo_DFP
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:15 AM
Davenport beating Schnyder 6-1, 6-1 in the 2003 Amelia Island QF.

Leo_DFP
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:17 AM
I still remember Henin's final set against Capriati at Wimbledon 2001 was magic, pure magic.

The Daviator
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Davenport def. Clijsters 6-3 6-7 6-3 Wimbledon '05 :worship:
Davenport def. Sharapova 6-0 6-0 IW '05 :spit:
Davenport def. Venus 7-5 6-4 USO '04 :woohoo:
Davenport def. Serena 6-1 6-3 LA '04 :hearts:
Davenport def. Venus 6-4 3-6 6-2 Linz '00 :rocker2:

Brooks.
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Serena def. Hingis 6-3 6-2 01' US Open SF

Justine Fan
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:32 AM
There are 2:

JHH -v- Capriati 2003 USO SF
JHH -v- Dementieva Fed Cup 2006 (6-2 6-0) .... flawless tennis by JHH :worship: :worship:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:36 AM
Venus vs Serena U.S. Open 2002
Venus vs Davenport Wimbledon 2005
Serena vs Sharapova Aus Open 2005
Serena vs Capriati WTA End of year SemiFinals 2004
Williams Sisters vs Belgium Sisters Wimbledon Semi's (singles) *sent their asses home* V. williams vs Clijsters/ S. williams vs Henin

vwfan
Jun 14th, 2006, 02:45 AM
Venus def Sharapova 76 61 at Wimbledon semi last yearditto, pretty impressive tennis from both!

I also like: Venus def. Serena 6-1, 7,6 (10). First time in three years and Venus didn't back down, even when Serena made a fight of it after a blow out first set.

Talita Kumi
Jun 14th, 2006, 03:08 AM
L Davenport def. A molik 6-4 4-6 9-7 QF AO 2005

sfselesfan
Jun 14th, 2006, 03:29 AM
Venus - US Open 2000, semifinal where she beat Hingis 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Hingis served for the match. Venus went into a zone at the end of the third set and started putting away balls before they even bounced once. Hingis played well, but Venus was unbeatable.

SF

Lulu.
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:39 AM
Serena def. Martina Hingis 6-3 6-2 -2001 USO Semifinal

Serena pretty much blasted her off the court. Her consistance was great its too bad she cant play like that nowdays, Superb display by Serena


Serena def. Venus 6-2 6-2 -2002 Miami Semifinal

This match started the domination of Serena, This match showed who the better player is and Serena looked fierce with her blonde braids



Serena def Venus 7-6(4) 6-3 -2002 Wimbledon Final

Serena said after she won Miami that she would win Wimbledon that year and she did, Her first Wimbledon title very special match



Serena def. Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 -2005 AO Semifinal

Serena showed her huge heart and desire to win in this match, The jump she did after she won was beautiful

selyoink
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:42 AM
Myskina played the best tennis I've ever seen her play in the final set tiebreak against Zvonareva at San Diego 2004. Didn't see any other portions of the match though.

For an entire match I'd probably go with her semifinal win over Capriati.

Aaron.
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:46 AM
Mauresmo def Venus 4-6 7-5 6-4 Antwerp final
Alicia Molik def Venus 7-5 7-6 (3) AO 2005 Round of 16
Venus def Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7 Wimby Final 2005
Venus def Patty 4-6 6-3 6-2 FO 2006 Round of 16
Sharapova def Davenport 6-3 5-7 6-4 YEC 05

MistyGrey
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:14 AM
Pierce Def. Steffi Graf 6-2,6-2
Pierce Def. Monica Seles 6-1,6-1
Pierce Def. Martina Hingis 6-0,6-0
Pierce Def. Serena Williams 6-2,6-1
Pierce Def Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-1,6-0

Mightymirza
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:34 AM
Mirza Def Kuznetsova 6 4 6 2 in Dubai...
Dementieva Def Hingis 6 2 6 0
JHH being lethal in all 4 slam finals she won :worship:

sfselesfan
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:51 AM
Serena def. Martina Hingis 6-3 6-2 -2001 USO Semifinal

Serena pretty much blasted her off the court. Her consistance was great its too bad she cant play like that nowdays, Superb display by Serena



I believe Serena served 100% of her first serves in for the entire second set.

Of course...she couldn't handle big sis in the final. :kiss:

SF

Dani12
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:53 AM
When Molik beat Venus in 4th round Aussie open!