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debopero
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Here are the choices.

Justine Henin def. Svetlana Kuznetosva 4-6,6-2,6-4-Medibank International (Sydney)
Once again, Kuznetsova was close to winning and once again she choked.Great play from Henin.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4999/5db600499528be8ad673f86xd5.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pfE7gCnWIo


Jelena Jankovic def. Tamira Paszek [/B] 2-6,6-2,12-10- Australian Open
In a match that featured breaks in the double digits in the third set, Jankovic eventually prevaield agaisnt heat and a determined young opponet.
http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2008/01/22/PH2008012200389.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXgriI-9SMo

Francesca Schiavone def. Justine Henin 7-6,7-6-Dubai Duty Free Women's Open (Dubai)
The feisty Italian finally defeated Henin in an exciting match.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44458000/jpg/_44458646_schiavoneget270.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmI-bfrZeDs&feature=related


Serena Williams def. Jelena Jankovic 6-1,5-7,6-3-Sony Ericsson Open (Miami)
In what began as a all Williams affair turned into an all out brawl. Serena eventually battled throught he rnerves to win.
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04_02/williamsAP0406_468x627.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-5ugMXz1oM

Dinara Safina def. Maria Sharapova 6-7,7-6,6-2- French Open
Safina showed her grit and determination against Sharapova while Sharapova faced a hostile crowd in a match that featured the famous quote "Allez up your f@@#$% ass!"
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/includes/CP_stories/114/114133.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwS6p8RqkxU

Ana Ivanovic def. Nathalie Dechy 6-7,7-6,10-8-Wimbledon
In a match the lasted over three hours, Ivanovic saved numerous match points inlcuding one off a lucky let chord.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/25/article-0-01BDA8B100000578-639_468x426.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_269k7OI_-4

Venus Williams def. Serena Williams 7-5,6-4- Wimbledon
Venus showed why she is the best player on grass defeating her sister in match which featured hard hitting rallies and scremaing volleys.
http://yuki.blog.tennis365.net/image/b_05_williams_15_getty_r_pierse.jpg
[B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCDxNFHMwgY

Uranium
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Wasn't Maria's match 6-7 7-6 6-2?

debopero
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Wasn't Maria's match 6-7 7-6 6-2?

No.

debopero
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:13 PM
..yes :o

Adal
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:14 PM
No.
Yes ;)

Marionated
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Yeah. She won the first set in a tie-break.

tennismaster8820
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:22 PM
None of these! :p

LudwigDvorak
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Charleston 1R - Radwanska def. Domachowska 64 46 63

Wimbledon 2R - Ivanovic def. Dechy 67(3) 76(3) 108

My two favorite matches of the year so far.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Serena vs. Svetlana - Miami
Serena vs. Maria - Charleston
Dinara vs. Maria - French
Venus vs. Serena - Wimbledon

FORZA SARITA
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Once again, Kuznetsova was close to winning and once agains he choked.Great paly from Henin.

:spit:

jonny84
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Dinara gave us some really good matches at the French Open and in Berlin.

HenryMag.
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:47 PM
my favourites were Jankovic vs Paszek, Schiavone vs Henin and Ivanovic vs Dechy...but my vote goes to Jankovic vs Paszek, because Janko really battled to save the MPs.

Lucas
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:47 PM
As far as "emotions" go, because of the scoreline, it's a close battle between Ivanovic-Dechy and the drama between Jelena and Tamira. I'll go for the latter because of the harsh temperature condition.

Tennis quality wise, in my opinion, none of them: so far, best of the year are Jankovic-Venus in Rome, Schnyder-Sharapova in Rome and the final of Wimbledon.

égalité
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:52 PM
18 unforced errors typos. :tape:

Um, Safina def. Sharapova. Crazymasha is my favorite :hearts:

ASP0315
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Serena vs Venus Bangalore SF
(not of a big fan of either player but the match is a classic, even the Bangalore crowd got into it too. :lol: )
Dinara vs Maria dinara vs Elena at French were the next best matches.

Slutiana
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Other than the mentioned:

The two Serena vs Venus encounters were very good matches, Serena vs Zheng had one of the best sets of tennis all year.

Serena vs Maria in Charleston was apparently good - I think I will be downloading that next.

debopero
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:05 PM
18 unforced errors typos. :tape:

Um, Safina def. Sharapova. Crazymasha is my favorite :hearts:

Wow you actaully counted my mistakes :unsure: :o .

debopero
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:06 PM
I was going to add the Wimbledon final. I do not know why I did not.

Mynarco
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Dinara's match against Maria is toooooo good

RenaSlam.
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Cannot believe so many people voted for Jankobitch's match at the AO.

:tape: WTAWORLD :tape:

sammy01
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:09 PM
it realy is slim pickings, most of the matches that have been nominated had some pretty bad tennis and most had chokes taking them futher than they should have gone.

dementieva vs jankovic at berlin was pretty good.

serena vs dinara in berlin was also very good!

slamchamp
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Cannot believe so many people voted for Jankobitch's match at the AO.

:tape: WTAWORLD :tape:
RenaSlam no more:sad:

slamchamp
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:15 PM
for it was Masha-Henin

debopero
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Wimbledon added :p .

Aaron.
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Serena-Maria Charleston

Danči Dementia
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Ivanovic-Dechy

ASP0315
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Well since you consider Ivanovic vs Dechy as a "best" match.
Then i'm going to say Julia Georges vs Katrina Strebotnik Wimby 1st round is best match of the year so far with georges winning 4-6 7-6 16-14. ;)

GrafMariaPetraK
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Serena vs. Maria - Charleston

CanIGetAWhat
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Dinara def. Maria FO

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/roddickwatch/animated%20gifs/maria.gif

:worship: :worship: :worship:

gumoll
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Ana vs Nathalie :p

I read Eastbourne final was not bad :p

Dodoboy.
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:19 PM
Serena vs. Svetlana - Miami
Serena vs. Maria - Charleston
Venus vs. Serena - Bangalore WHAT A GREAT MATCH!

Matthias13
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:27 PM
Serena-Svetlana Miami: 2 hours (or even more, I can't remember) of extraordinary tennis :eek: Just an incredible performance of both women :)

Il Primo!
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Maria/Justine in AO

Jelena/Sveta in Dubai
Elena/Sveta in Dubai

Serena/Sveta in Miami

Serena/Maria in Charleston

Serena/Dinara in Berlin
Jelena/LenaD in Berlin

Maria/Dinara in RG
Jelena/Ana in RG

Venus/Serena in Wimbledon

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 12th, 2008, 12:00 AM
For me Serena/Dinara in Berlin would be the highest quality match I have seen this year. I must add that I simply adored the 1st round match between Niculescu and Rybarikova at Wimbledon too.

santhuruu
Jul 12th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Venus vs. Serena Bangalore

danieln1
Jul 12th, 2008, 01:58 AM
Serena in Miami! Should have been 6-1 6-1 but she started to make errors, but it was a enjoyable match

FoxyliciousKhat
Jul 12th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Maria/Justine in AO

Jelena/Sveta in Dubai
Elena/Sveta in Dubai

Serena/Sveta in Miami

Serena/Maria in Charleston

Serena/Dinara in Berlin
Jelena/LenaD in Berlin

Maria/Dinara in RG
Jelena/Ana in RG

Venus/Serena in Wimbledon

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

I don't know how the JJ/Tamira AO got added because that was a hot mess of a match, it was like watching paint dry... I just wanted it to end and it get going on and on for no reason.

Foxy

Chunchun
Jul 12th, 2008, 02:18 AM
In my list every match still involve either Williamses , Justine.... or ElenaD :shrug:

What does this mean? :shrug:

Blu€
Jul 12th, 2008, 02:22 AM
Dinara FO :worship:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 12th, 2008, 02:30 AM
I don't believe it. You left out Ana-Jelena FO Semifinals....???

rockstar
Jul 12th, 2008, 02:36 AM
ana def jelena FO semis
great offense and defence from both.

Mikey.
Jul 12th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Justine-Svta in Sydney and Venus-Serena in Wimbledon were probably the highest quality, but I chose Justine-Sveta in Sydney because it was a closer match. :) The other ones mentioned weren't necessarily high quality, even though they were tight matches. :shrug:

EDIT: As some people mentioned above, the Ana-Jelena French Open semi was also a pretty high quality match. :D

Nikkiri
Jul 12th, 2008, 03:36 AM
Other

Ana def Jelena RG SF

justine schnyder
Jul 12th, 2008, 07:38 AM
For me it's JJ-Paszek and Justine-Kuzzy :)

AnywhereButHome
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Serena vs Jankovic - Miami :bigwave:

Dodoboy.
Jul 12th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Fran/Justine DUBAI

JUSTINE/KATA DUBAI

Harju.
Jul 12th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Dinara def. Maria FO

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/roddickwatch/animated%20gifs/maria.gif

:worship: :worship: :worship:
:hearts:

Maria's Allez seals deal for me too! :drool:

Adal
Jul 12th, 2008, 10:34 AM
I loved Serena-Maria Charleston :hearts:

Mikey.
Jul 12th, 2008, 12:25 PM
I loved Serena-Maria Charleston :hearts:

OH YEAH!!! Except the majority of the 3rd set :scared::bolt:

Krzysiu.
Jul 12th, 2008, 12:44 PM
No nominee for Makiri-Marta from Warsaw??? :sad:

InsideOut.
Jul 12th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Justine-Sveta was FABULOUS. But I can't believe you didn't include Ana-Jelena in RG. It was very, very good. They forced each other out of their own comfort zones and we got to see how good Jelena's offence and Ana's defence was. :drool:

The Wimbledon final wasn't too good after Serena started melting away. :sad:

Dinara def. Maria FO

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/roddickwatch/animated%20gifs/maria.gif

:worship: :worship: :worship:

:lol::lol::lol:

Just Do It
Jul 12th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Jelena vs Tamira , I'll never forget that match ... what a cracker !!

Dodoboy.
Jul 12th, 2008, 01:14 PM
OH YEAH!!! Except the majority of the 3rd set :scared::bolt:

That was the best bit!

Maria only got like 6 points :rolls:

Reminded me of AO 2007 except on green clay :hearts:

cn ireland
Jul 12th, 2008, 01:18 PM
It has to be the Wimbledon final for me, a fantastic high quality match:)!

Mikey.
Jul 12th, 2008, 03:40 PM
That was the best bit!

Maria only got like 6 points :rolls:

Reminded me of AO 2007 except on green clay :hearts:

:lol: Yeah I was gona say. :lol: Serena was just on fire :eek:

The Dawntreader
Jul 12th, 2008, 03:45 PM
In terms of the shot making and athleticsm on display, the Wimby final has no equal:worship:

In terms of drama though, Safina vs Sharapova was incredible, just to see Sharapova completely implode:rolls:

Serenita
Jul 12th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Venus and Serena final was by far the best quality match.
Safina and Pova most drama FO

Mashafaaaaan
Jul 12th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Sharapova vs Serena Charleston, even if Serena won 6/1 in the third set, it was a tough match, nothing was easy, BTW she could lose in two sets.

Craigy
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:01 PM
For me it was the Charleston QF: Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 7-5 4-6 6-1.

Dodoboy.
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Remember all the drama with Charleston when Maria's coach called Serena a bitch :lol:

It had everything :hearts:

In The Zone
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Ivanovic/Dechy, by far. Just great tennis all around. Dechy really played great. Such a pleasure to watch someone who knows how the grass works, taking the ball early.

But Safina/Sharapova is a close second. I wouldn't mind watching that one again ( or several more times. )

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:51 PM
The Jankovic match at AO was terrible. Its not surprising it has this many votes as some of the posters here seem o prefer drama over quality. Quality wise the Serena/Maria match at Charleston. I would have preferred Maria closed out the first set and won in straights but it was still a great match for me. None of the options listed in the poll were that great quality wise.

Mikey B
Jul 12th, 2008, 06:09 PM
i think its best to do these polls in monthly groups with ALL the good matches, not just a random 6!!! like the best in january/february, march/april, etc, then break it down to best of each month, chosen by us, and by the end of the year we'll have a winner....

okayawesome21
Jul 12th, 2008, 07:44 PM
ana/jj fo semi...i loved it.
voted for ana/dechy wimbledon...wasnt the highest quality match ever, but it was highly entertaining and very dramatic.

spriwi
Jul 12th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Serena-Svetlana Miami: 2 hours (or even more, I can't remember) of extraordinary tennis :eek: Just an incredible performance of both women :)

i agree, awesome intensity, power and shot placement from both :worship:

pity sveta lost :sad:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 13th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Serena-Svetlana Miami: 2 hours (or even more, I can't remember) of extraordinary tennis :eek: Just an incredible performance of both women :)

I was waiting for someone to mention this match.

It was :eek:

HIGHLIGHTS HERE (http://www.veoh.com/videos/v14906593XJKGPckB)

InsideOut.
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:23 AM
The Jankovic match at AO was terrible. Its not surprising it has this many votes as some of the posters here seem o prefer drama over quality. Quality wise the Serena/Maria match at Charleston. I would have preferred Maria closed out the first set and won in straights but it was still a great match for me. None of the options listed in the poll were that great quality wise.

I wish people wouldn't always assume that was what would have happened if Maria had won the first set at 5-3. Serena would have upped her game to win the second set instead of losing it to Maria and the final score would have been something like 3-6 6-2 6-2.

Mashafaaaaan
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:48 AM
I wish people wouldn't always assume that was what would have happened if Maria had won the first set at 5-3. Serena would have upped her game to win the second set instead of losing it to Maria and the final score would have been something like 3-6 6-2 6-2.

Absolutely not:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Sexysova
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Sydney - Vaidisova def. Jankovic 6-4 4-6 6-4 - that was a very HQ match :) :hearts:
Wimbledon - Vaidisova def. Chakvetadze 4-6 7-6(0) 6-3

:hearts::hearts::hearts:

frenchie
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:34 PM
I loved Radwanska/Cibulkova Doha QF

So many entertaining rallies full of dropshots, lobs and nice angles

Dodoboy.
Jul 13th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Absolutely not:rolleyes::rolleyes:

I know right :lol:

More like 3-6 6-1 6-2

shirley
Jul 13th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Dinara beating Maria at the French

Just Do It
Jul 13th, 2008, 01:53 PM
The Jankovic match at AO was terrible. Its not surprising it has this many votes as some of the posters here seem o prefer drama over quality. Quality wise the Serena/Maria match at Charleston. I would have preferred Maria closed out the first set and won in straights but it was still a great match for me. None of the options listed in the poll were that great quality wise.

Always.

dybbuk
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:01 PM
RG Semi - Ivanovic v Jankovic

They almost always play great matches against each other. :cool:

The Daviator
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:20 PM
S. Williams def. Kuznetsova Miami SF.

Sharapowerr
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Maria Sharapova def Justine Henin QF AO 2008