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iPatty
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:08 PM
???

LDF
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Definitely the biggest shock I can remember in the 00s.

Just amazing.

BigBabeTENNIS
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:11 PM
the biggest shock since ?

mboyle
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Maria's Wimbledon was shocking, but at least there were signs. She had reached the French quarters and was coming off a win at Birmingham. Marion was coming off like a R2 performance somewhere. This is actually legitimately not believable.

SAEKeithSerena
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:18 PM
this is HUGE. congrats to her and her fans

mboyle
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:18 PM
This might be the biggest shock in the open era. The best player in the world in good form coming off a victory over the second best player in the world and a grand slam title in Paris/grass court title in Eastbourne losing to someone considered over ranked who plays almost exclusively in tier 3 tournaments who has like 10 first round losses this year in the SEMI FINALS. I mean, first round upsets aren't as shocking as this because it's easier to close out a ticket to the second round than a ticket to the finals. Honestly...this is shocking and unbelievable. I can't think of anything more shocking.

iPatty
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:18 PM
like. are you serious?

i'm still waiting to wake up. :lol: ALLEZ.

LDF
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Maria's Wimbledon was shocking, but at least there were signs. She had reached the French quarters and was coming off a win at Birmingham. Marion was coming off like a R2 performance somewhere. This is actually legitimately not believable.

Well Marion did make the semis in Eastbourne, but she was crushed 6-1 6-3 by Justine.

I, like nearly everybody else, expected another comfortable win for Justine.

But nope. :speakles:

maximus82
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Lol...totally is the biggest shock I can think of in the 00s.

Max565
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Amazing BARTOLI !!! :) :)

ShimSham
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:20 PM
I'm definitely in shock!

Poova
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:20 PM
I can't remember a shock bigger than this. :hearts: But I freekin love it!

LindsayRulz
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:24 PM
She sure just missed once of the biggesst opportunities in a slam I've ever seen.

Viktymise
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:25 PM
I think its the biggest ever :shrug: i still didn't believe it after the MP

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Sharapova d. Serena was HUGE, but this is pretty big too

iPatty
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Sharapova d. Serena was HUGE, but this is pretty big too

maria wasn't being made fun of by the whole board and serena wasn't coming off of a 16-match winning streak.

it's :speakles:.

marion. :bowdown:

Thanx4nothin
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:27 PM
One of the biggest shocks, there have been more I'm, sure, just can't remember lol!

LefandePatty
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:28 PM
She's playing so damn well. :hearts:

Poova
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:28 PM
Sharapova everyone expected great things from though, but not so prematurely perhaps. No one expected Marion to make a Grand Slam final in her career (except Olga Poutchkova :hearts:)

Serena_thebest
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:29 PM
I remember everyone laughing when Poutchkove (or who was it? :s) said she was surprised Bartoli hadn't won a grand slam yet when she lost to her in a final of some tier IV tournament last year. So I really think it's shocking, but there were allready signs of great play...

But it still is like sooooooooooooo shocking... Marion, you rock

xulilixu
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:31 PM
Yes, the biggest shock ever.

.:sk:.
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Since I'm following the WTA (2 years) it's definately the biggest shock in tennis. :eek:

But it's great to see that someone like Justine can lose to a "no-name":devil:

starin
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:34 PM
def. Serena's AO win was the leading contender in my mind.
But Serena is a champion and a WS. Never count them out.

But Bartoli?
didn't she once say she thought she was just going to be a journeywoman.

Leo_DFP
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:35 PM
Sharapova d. Serena was HUGE, but this is pretty big too

This is way bigger!

Has to be the most shocking upset of the decade so far. I mean, after Justine played so so well to beat Serena, this is pure nuts.

ghosts
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:37 PM
it's the biggest shock ever because it was in the SEMIS of Wimbledon !!!

for me it wouldn't have been such a shock if Marion beat her in R3 for example

also it's an enormous upset because Henin didn't do anything wrong but was destroyed in the last set

alex.stef
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:38 PM
i don't think it's the biggest shock, but it is one of the biggest

iPatty
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:53 PM
what has been bigger, then?

certainly nothing i can think of. i mean this is :eek:.

sonnys
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:55 PM
:worship: :) Its a nice shock.

Brooklyn90
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:55 PM
Right ahead of Wimbledon 06 3rd Round Jankovic def. Venus(Defending Champ)

Nicolás89
Jul 6th, 2007, 07:57 PM
i dont know if it is the biggest shock of open era :lol: but surely the biggest shock of all time in wtaworld :shrug:

Coffee&TV
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:03 PM
For me it is. I mean, really I don't expect this. I even vote on the poll that Juju will beat Marion in 2 sets! I'm still :speakles: right now.

Bruno71
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:10 PM
I can't think of anything really. Jankovic beating Venus at last year's Wimby was shocking, but not on this scale. I can think of stuff in the 90's (Dokic over Hingis, McNeil over Graf).

Matt01
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:52 PM
Hingis' loss to Ruano here in Wimbledon was also quite shocking, wasn't it? I don't remember exactly in what shape Hingis was in at that point, though...

Oh, and what about Venus against Schett at RG? I loved that result... :devil:

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Marion was coming off like a R2 performance somewhere. This is actually legitimately not believable.

Marion was coming of two straight appearances in grass court semifinals.

SF

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:57 PM
Another big shock this decade...probably bigger IMO was Kuznetsova winning the US Open. If Bartoli wins tomorrow she'll surpass Svetlana.

SF

Williamsser
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Iva Majoli def. Martina Hingis Roland Garros 1997?

Wiggly
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Marion was in SF of ALL grass tournaments this year.

HenryMag.
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:06 PM
the biggest surprise since I watch tennis (since 2004)...

roxi
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Unfackingbelievable!!!!

Kart
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:11 PM
In the last ten years, Sharapova dethroning two time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in straight sets is a bigger shock to me.

It's fortunate that you're just out of the ten year mark for Roland Garros 1997 because that final was even more shocking.

lolo21
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:30 PM
no,the biggest shock of the decade was Amelie's win against Justine at Wimbledon last year!!:devil:
i'm only joking :p

jamatthews
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Karatantcheva over Venus?

Lapin
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:38 PM
Certainly the biggest shock I can remember since Graf beating Hingis in the 1999 Roland Garros final!! :eek:

Wow, I'm so happy for Marion!! :yippee: It seems unbelievable!! (Maybe Justine underestimated her?)

:bigclap: Bien joué Marion!! :bigclap:

Imagine if Marion wins the final? :cool: Last year Amélie was the first Frenchwoman in 81 years(?) since Suzanne Lenglen! There could be two in a row, and maybe even Richard Gasquet could win the mens event too!! :p A double French Wimbledon victory!!

ALLEZ!!!!!!! :D

Dexter
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:38 PM
For me it's the biggest shock since I've started to follow tennis (which is not that long) definitely.

Monica_Rules
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:40 PM
The closest shock was Dokic beating Hingis 6-2 6-0 in 1999. Bu this is even bigger.

sapir1434
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:45 PM
This is crazy. But I like it

wtatourfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:50 PM
A huge shock! Henin always levels up her game in the end! I thought at 5 all in the second, Henin wold just break Marion and seve the match out!! When Marion won the set, I thought: If she can win 1 set, she can win 2. In an unbelievable 3rd set, Marion played like Justine should play! At least, I expected that.

Congrats Marion!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:01 PM
maria wasn't being made fun of by the whole board and serena wasn't coming off of a 16-match winning streak.

it's :speakles:.

marion. :bowdown:

Serena won 20 straight matches at Wimbledon. That was her first loss in 2 years. I think it's not QUITE the same magnitude, but it was A HUGE shock. Esp. since there were so many Kournikova comparisons, and people didn't think she would have the game to win GS titles.

simba
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:03 PM
this one rank at least in the top 5. only a few people predicted that Marion will win in 3 sets, and i thought that they were crazy.

Grachka
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:05 PM
It's the biggest shock I can think of because a) Justine wasn't having a nightmare match, just Marion having a brilliant one, b) it was a semi-final, so there was no danger of Justine losing because she was 'rusty' and c) Bartoli has been around for a few years and has not threatened the business end of Grand Slams before now.

Dokic d. Hingis and its like isn't as shocking because of the circumstances, and that it was a first round. Also Sharapova d. Serena and similar. aren't because at least shock results like that are remotely understandable as the two players are usually still world class at that level. That Bartoli raised and maintained her level to such an insane degree is just unbelievable.

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:15 PM
Yes it is.

Bartoli is the most sensational GS finalist since those rediculous Australian and French Opens in the late 1970s - early 1980s.

hingisGOAT
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Was the Sharapova match really that shocking? I mean, she was well on her way to becoming a top player at that point... and was already considered the most talented of the 'future' generation.

I'm suprised nobody has mentioned Capriati's Australian Open 2001 victory. NOBODY saw that one coming! I mean she was already mid-twenties, still kind of chubby, not in the top 10, and hadn't been a force in tennis for like a decade. Hingis was the huge favorite in the final and Jenny wins in straights. I guess most posters here really did only start watching tennis during Wimbledon 2004 LMAO.

But even Oz '01 doesn't compare to this! I hope Bartoli wins to complete this shocking moment in tennis history :drool:

young_gunner913
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:23 PM
im realy happy bartoli won. she deserved to win, and im glad she's had such a breakthrough. too bad she's gonna fall to Venus now. :D

hurricanejeanne
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:27 PM
I've only been following tennis for a short time myself (nearly 4 years) but I'd say this is the more surprising finalist of a major in quite sometime.
The only other ones I can think of are Majoli beating Hingis in Roland Garros 1997 and Kuznetsova who was having a solid season in 2004, but no one thought she'd win the US Open that year.

Demska
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Justine was injured

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Was the Sharapova match really that shocking? I mean, she was well on her way to becoming a top player at that point... and was already considered the most talented of the 'future' generation.

I'm suprised nobody has mentioned Capriati's Australian Open 2001 victory. NOBODY saw that one coming! I mean she was already mid-twenties, still kind of chubby, not in the top 10, and hadn't been a force in tennis for like a decade. Hingis was the huge favorite in the final and Jenny wins in straights. I guess most posters here really did only start watching tennis during Wimbledon 2004 LMAO.

But even Oz '01 doesn't compare to this! I hope Bartoli wins to complete this shocking moment in tennis history :drool:

Good point! Totally forgot.

My rankings:

1) Capriati AO 2001
2) Kuznetsova USO Champion
3) Bartoli Wimbledon Finalist

(Bartoli will pass both if she wins tomorrow).

asiandude
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Hingis dating stepanek.. am more handsome

shrudy
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:50 PM
Biggest upset of the open era is Lori McNeil's straight set win over Steffi in the first round of Wimbledon in 1994, hands down.

In the 121-year history of the tournament, no reigning woman champion had been beaten in the first round by an unseeded opponent. What makes McNeil's victory more exceptional is that Graf had literally dominated the tournament since her emergence in 1987. Graf had won five Wimbledon singles titles, including three straight.

Bartoli's upset isn't even the biggest upset at Wimbledon, let alone the biggest of the Open era.

Melly Flew Us
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:50 PM
well it was shocking for the crowd on centre court. every time she broke in the final set they were stunned and forgot to applaud for a few seconds.

and david mercer had that same sick, sad tone he has whenever tim is losing.

hingis-seles
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:57 PM
I imagine what really sent shockwaves was Steffi Graf losing in the 1994 Roland Garros semifinals to Mary Pierce. It wasn't just that Graf had won the last 4 majors, but that she was blown off the court 6-2, 6-2. The win sent Pierce to her first GS final for the loss of only 10 games in 6 matches. The shock wasn't as much in the result as it was in the way the result was achieved. It was a destruction.

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:58 PM
What part of "the decade" do a lot of people on this thread not comprehend?

SF

tennislover
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:11 PM
yes it is

spiceboy
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Iva Majoli def. Martina Hingis Roland Garros 1997?

Yes, I'd rate that result as big as today's result. Justine started today the way she was expected to do, then had a tough second set and lost it against a top 20 player (nothing too extraordinary) but then the third set result is pretty shoking, but that is just a set and everything can happen once you are out there one set all...still hugely surprising.

On the other hand Martina was winning everything in 1997 (and kept winning it apart from that FO final) and she had met Majoli earlier that year and basically trashed her. So that one-sided final in Paris is IMO one of the most shocking results (if not the most) in the Open Era (alongside with Arantxa def. Steffi @ FO'89 final). Graf and Hingis' early losses at Wimbledon in 1994, 1999 & 2001 were obviously a shock but both Graf and Hingis were not at her best during the tournament. (Plus McNeil played the match of her life that afternoon in CC :worship: )

The Daviator
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Justine was injured

No she wasn't :lol:

I started following tennis in 2000, and I've never been more stunned at a result :lol:

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:35 PM
This Decade Morons!

Sf

laurie
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:00 AM
I have no doubt that this is the shock of THIS DECADE.

©@®eLess
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:06 AM
i put this in the same category as Gloria def Hantuchova..... now that was f___ing shocking!

CanIGetAWhat
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:07 AM
It IS the biggest shock of this decade.

Justine's widely considered the mentally toughest player. She's the undisputed No. 1 ranked player with a bunch of titles this season, including a third straight French Open and a grass court warm up tournament, and was one of the top two favorites to win the only slam missing from her collection. Many people didn't give Marion much of a chance to win this match, let alone, a set.

Thkmra
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Swartz defeating Venus in the 4th round of the '99 French Open:devil: , is certainly up there, especially considering her dominant play during the claycourt season.:sad: :wavey:

Thanx4nothin
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:15 AM
Well sesil beating Vee at the french was a shock considering she was 15 years old.

Majoli beating Hingis at the French was a shock.

Pierce downing Steffi 2 & 2 was a shock.

Sprem beating Venus at Wimbledon in straight sets was a shock.

BUT NONE COME MORE SHOCKING THAN THIS.:hearts: :angel: :) :) :) :devil:

Reuchlin
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:25 AM
In terms of shock value I think that the Sharapova def Serena was a little more of a shock--considering that this was a FINAL, and considering that I didn't even wake up to watch the match because I expected it to be a sleep-fest.

goldenlox
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:34 AM
I don't think Sharapova was that big a shock because she had just beaten Lindsay 61 in the 3rd, and Serena struggled vs Amelie.
I thought Serena losing to Craybas was surprising. But it was an early round match.
A semi or final of a major, I can't think of a player who has been around for years without being a slam contender and winning this big a match.

*Jool*
Jul 7th, 2007, 02:31 AM
Of course it is .

jdyshrky
Jul 7th, 2007, 02:38 AM
I would agree this is right up there with one of the biggest upsets. I know Marion might say as she did in beating Jankovic that it really shouldn't be but this truly was jawdroppingly shocking. Justine was playing well and had been consistently, I think that is an important factor. It being the semifinal of Wimbledon is also huge. There have been many famous lucky runs to the Wimbledon semis, AnnaK, Lucic, Dokic, Stevenson...there aren't many that make it to the final having never reached the 4th round of a Slam before.

The result defies everything. I'm almost suspicious of match fixing as that still seems like the only thing that could make actual sense. I can't believe we all got it so wrong. I remember seeing the pre match chat today on the bbc and them watching Marion walking through the corridor ready to go on court, her hair looking like it could have had a few more brushes, her ID tags dandling from her bag and dragging along the floor, her shoulders slumped forward, her face, emotionless and I thought to myself, what on earth must be going through her mind. She hadn't changed a single thing about herself for the biggest match of her life and that's because she didn't need to.

It is crazy, but if you read her interviews, she really, honestly, no Richard Williams bullshit bravado chat, she actually saw all this coming. I'm scared she might win tomorrow. Of course I want Vee to win but if Marion did win, I couldn't not smile, she is already a Champion and made herself a legion of new fans.

Davenselesport
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:16 AM
I can't believe how LITTLE buzz she has been making in the media. WHY DON'T THEY NOTICE THIS?

I first saw how good she's gotten when she beat Dementieva last.

RigelMac
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:28 AM
This might be the biggest shock in the open era. The best player in the world in good form coming off a victory over the second best player in the world and a grand slam title in Paris/grass court title in Eastbourne losing to someone considered over ranked who plays almost exclusively in tier 3 tournaments who has like 10 first round losses this year in the SEMI FINALS. I mean, first round upsets aren't as shocking as this because it's easier to close out a ticket to the second round than a ticket to the finals. Honestly...this is shocking and unbelievable. I can't think of anything more shocking.

Get your facts straight. Marion plays in almost all of the Tier I events.

Uranus
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:32 AM
Definitely the biggest shock of the decade, yes. :eek:

Ever, I don't know!

GrandSlam05
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:46 AM
I have been watching women's tennis since USO 2004. There have been only two BIG shocks since I've been watching: 1)Kuznetsova winning USO, and 2)Bartoli thrashing #1 player in the world and making Wimbledon final.
IMO Bartoli is a bigger shock than Kuznetsova. And if she wins it will probably be the biggest shock in the history of women's tennis.

Uranus
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:52 AM
#IMO Bartoli is a bigger shock than Kuznetsova.
Yeah and by far... Sveta only def. 2 top 10 players, in SF & F. In SF an injured Davenport and in F a headcase called Dementieva. But she did play very well.:p

sweetpeas
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:16 AM
Serena was coming back from injured?I was surprise to see Serena reach the final?

Jakeev
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:32 AM
In terms of a player losing while "in form" this definitely ranks right there for me with Martina Navratilova losing to Kathy Horvath at the French in 1983.

Still can believe it.

evan2907
Jul 7th, 2007, 07:54 AM
I don't think this is the biggest shock of the decade.
Sharapova-Serena OA 2007 is a bigger shock.
Mauresmo collects the big shocks: RG 2001, Miami 2005, and i forget ten, ten others.
Serena has some big shocks too.

Here, Justine just lost to a player who played very well, who is in big confidence. Marion succeeds all.
Justine had defeats worse than this one. Wimbledon 2005, Miami 2006.

Maybe, the biggest shock will happen today :devil:

ps14mn18
Jul 7th, 2007, 08:20 AM
I can't believe how LITTLE buzz she has been making in the media. WHY DON'T THEY NOTICE THIS?

I first saw how good she's gotten when she beat Dementieva last.

Because she's Marion Bartoli from France, not Marion Bartoli from the USA. It also doesn't help that everyone assumes that Venus Williams is going roll over her in the final. To most people, it's a nice story, but one that isn't going to get a lot of run.

Polikarpov
Jul 7th, 2007, 08:53 AM
I started watching tennis in 1998 and so far the biggest shock for me was 99' Wimbledon first round; Dokic thrashed Hingis 6-2, 6-0. Right after her infamous meltdown in the French Open.

hingis2002cn
Jul 7th, 2007, 09:04 AM
the biggest shock ever.

Tenis Srbija
Jul 7th, 2007, 09:10 AM
yes, yes, yes

Calypso
Jul 7th, 2007, 09:11 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Biggest shock of the CENTURY!!!(For me;) )

After the first set, I almost decided to go and do something else and wait for the Justine-Venus final:rolleyes: .

But I decided to stay and wow, what a fightback from Bartoli!!! She did not give up and got better and better. Tracy Austin said she had never seen Bartoli play anywhere near that level and they were waiting for her to implode. It never happened.

I thought Marion had done well to at least show what she could do and push Henin to what I thought would be a second set tie break and lose in straight sets.
How wrong I was! The first set point she had and boom, she had levelled iT!

The key game was the *2-0 game!.You had the feeling that whoever won that game was gonna take the match.
But I still kept thinking Enna would come back, even at 0-5 down. And what a game to take the match at *5-1!
Well desrved win by the TOTAL UNDERDOG and Justine:sad: , you were so close but faced someone who played out of her mind.