View Full Version : Best Slam SEMIFINAL 2006

Dec 2nd, 2006, 09:58 PM
In the opinion of many, the semifinal is the the best and the most exciting round of the Grand Slam tournament. Did 2006 produce great Slam Semifinals?

If so, which one was your favorite?

Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:03 PM
Sharapova/Mauresmo Wimbledon
Sharapova/Henin-Hardenne AO

Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:05 PM
Sharapova vs Mauresmo 60 46 60 US Open

Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:07 PM
Australian Open: Henin-Hardenne d. Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4
Roland Garros: Kuznetsova d. Vaidisova 5-7 7-6(5) 6-2

I was just happy to see Nicole in a GS SF. :)

The Daviator
Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:08 PM
I've only seen 3 of these, so my vote is Mauresmo def. Sharapova at Wimbledon :)

Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:10 PM
Justine has a knack for making Russian babes cry on matchpoint with a backhand down the line winner....and that AO Semi vs. Sharapova is no exception. OuCh! :) That was the highest quality Semi all year long imo.

Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:10 PM
Justine def. Maria AO by far.

Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:15 PM
AO: Henin-Hardenne def. Sharapova IMO

Not much competiton either, most of the other semis were average.

Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:16 PM
I thought the Mauresmo - Sharapova one was good, 1st set was high quality, not a patch on the 05 semi though :sad:

Dec 2nd, 2006, 11:07 PM
I enjoyed Justine-Maria, Maria-Amelie and Justine-Jelena.

On reflection, I voted Justine-Maria in Oz.

Dec 2nd, 2006, 11:31 PM
Henin-Hardenne/Sharapova at the Aussie Open.

Dec 2nd, 2006, 11:31 PM
lol, the only good semifinal this year was Justine/Maria at the AO. Mauresmo/Sharapova Wimbledon was tense but the quality was pretty bad.

All the rest were boring and predictable, or just low quality.

Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:05 AM
Aussie Open SF - Justine d. Maria. That gets the thumbs up! Great match with high quality tennis in it. Some of the winners that both players hit were just breathtaking to watch.

Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:21 AM
Justine def. Maria AO by far.


Dec 3rd, 2006, 01:07 AM

Dec 3rd, 2006, 01:13 AM
Maria vs Amelie at the US Open ;)

Dec 3rd, 2006, 01:22 AM
For me, it's between Justine/Maria at the AO and Justine/Kim at Wimbledon.

Justine/Kim at Wimbledon is underrated because everyone expected the result but it was still very high quality. I voted for that one because I thought Justine/Maria would get lots of votes.

Dec 3rd, 2006, 01:29 AM
Simply, Henin-Hardenne/Sharapova.

Dec 3rd, 2006, 02:03 AM
Justine and Maria at AO

Dec 3rd, 2006, 02:45 AM
sveta vs vaida

janko vs henin nearly got my vote but with jelena losing the last 10 games it wasnt great

Dec 3rd, 2006, 03:08 AM

Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:02 AM
Masha v Henin this year at the AO was awesome one of the best matches i have seen they bring out the best in each other, some of those rallies were just crazy, Sharapova hitting the lines and Henin just kept getting the balls back.

Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:06 AM
If any1's interested, here r highlights of that wonderful AO Semi between Justine & Maria (some of u's might of seen this before but i just thought i'd be nice). Just click on this link:


don't thank me, thank the person who posted this video on youtube.

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:11 AM
Jankovic/Henin-Hardenne was pretty entertaining, only the first 2 sets though.. so i would say that one

Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:15 AM
Jankovic/Henin-Hardenne was pretty entertaining, only the first 2 sets though.. so i would say that one

yes i agree with u there. 1st two sets were just top notch quality but the 3rd set wasn't (due to Jelena breaking down mentally).

Dec 3rd, 2006, 06:31 AM
sharapova vs mauresmo 6-0 4-6 6-0 us open ;)

Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:02 AM
Henin vs. Jankovic:kiss:

Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:23 AM
Sharapova was robbed in AO semis :weirdo:

Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:29 AM
Sharapova was robbed in AO semis :weirdo:
Nobody is robbed,a lost match is a lost match ;)

Justine-Masha also for me. :worship:

Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:35 AM
Sharapova was robbed in AO semis :weirdo:

ah well, life goes on :)

Dec 3rd, 2006, 03:38 PM
I am hoping we see better quality matches at the business end of the Slams in 2007.

Best semi-final of 2006: Amelie v Maria at Wimbledon
Would have voted Henin v Jankovic at USO (had the result gone the other way :devil:)

Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:03 PM
Maria - Justine for sure.... BTW I hate to see Kim's name three times in the list....

Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:37 PM
Who did vote for the Henin-Clijsters French Open match:eek:

Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:43 PM
Man, I am so glad Clijsters is leaving at the end of 2007 ... she gave us nothing but craptastic semi's this year.

Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:44 PM
AO - (8) HENIN-HARDENNE def. (4) SHARAPOVA - 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:44 PM
Enna vs. Masha

None compared to Serena-Masha AO '05, Venus-Masha '05 Wimby, and Clijsters-Sharapova USO '05. :worship: @ the Classics.

Dec 3rd, 2006, 07:37 PM
Kuznetsova vs. Vaidisova