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serenafan08
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:25 AM
Every time she wins the title at the Australian Open, Serena's run always includes a dramatic comeback, or in some cases two. Check it out:

2003 - 1st Round Loit 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 and in the semis vs. Clijsters 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 (saving two match points)

2005 - semis vs. Sharapova, 2-6, 7-5, 8-6 (saving three match points in the third)and in the finals against Davenport 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 (winning the last nine games)

2007 - 3rd round vs. Petrova 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 (down 1-6, 3-5)

2009 - quarters vs. Kuznetsova 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 (down 5-7, 3-5)

2010 - quarters vs. Azarenka 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 (down 4-6, 0-4)

What is it about her and comebacks in Australia? That tournament has been the site of some of her signature wins in her career! Just an interesting thought.

skanky~skanketta
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:51 AM
It's quite surprising actually. Clearly the surface suits her perfectly and you'd expect her to win them without dropping a set! But Serena is a drama queen and her come from behind victories at the AO makes it even sweeter!

égalité
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:53 AM
serena has ironic tittles http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/kink.gif

DimaDinosaur
Feb 2nd, 2010, 05:09 AM
forgot about this one
2009 - quarters vs. Kuznetsova 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 (down 5-7, 3-5)

solo
Feb 2nd, 2010, 05:30 AM
forgot about this one
2007 - quarters vs. Peer 3-6, 6-2, 8-6 (down 3-6, 6-2,5-6)break Peer'S SFM

tennisbear7
Feb 2nd, 2010, 05:31 AM
That's the beauty of champions such as Serena. You give them an inch and they'll take it a mile. That pretty much sums up her Australian Open campaigns.

The Witch-king
Feb 2nd, 2010, 06:06 AM
She does it deliberately

doni1212
Feb 2nd, 2010, 11:00 PM
forgot about this one
2007 - quarters vs. Peer 3-6, 6-2, 8-6 (down 3-6, 6-2,5-6)break Peer'S SFM

Yeah, don't forget about this one too guys!!

Lulu.
Feb 2nd, 2010, 11:02 PM
She does it deliberately

Sometimes I wonder. :lol:

Olórin
Feb 2nd, 2010, 11:04 PM
In both the French and AO she always sets herself up for a comeback, unfortunately she only succeeds at the AO :lol:
Whenever she wins Wimbledon/USO, she's far more tuned into her game because it's that much further into the season and I think that reflects in her results there (when she goes far). Of course the other thing that has happened at USO/Wimbledon is that she has completely tuned OUT of her game by that point and has an awful loss :help:

jefrilibra
Feb 2nd, 2010, 11:06 PM
I was just talking about this with my friend. Her most famous victories and comebacks have been at the AO! Sometimes I swear Serena planted a voodoo doll in the ladies locker room there.:rolls:

sweetpeas
Feb 2nd, 2010, 11:13 PM
HA HA That's a good one,

jefrilibra:lol:

serenafan08
Feb 3rd, 2010, 02:17 AM
I was just talking about this with my friend. Her most famous victories and comebacks have been at the AO! Sometimes I swear Serena planted a voodoo doll in the ladies locker room there.:rolls:

I wonder sometimes :lol: Her most famous comebacks have come in Australia. So which one was the best one guys? I would say the match with Sharapova in 2005. Now with a poll so take part!

PatrickRyan
Feb 3rd, 2010, 02:48 AM
Saving match points against Clijsters was just amazing! That match is still very fresh in my memory :D

young_gunner913
Feb 3rd, 2010, 02:56 AM
2005 SF vs Sharapova for me... :)

2007 QF vs Shahar was a heart breaker for me cause both are my faves :sad:

2010 QF vs Azerenka was amazing but only in the second half of the match. :lol:

Paldias
Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:04 AM
Definitely the one v. Sharapova

No Name Face
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:43 AM
How is this irony?

BlameSerena
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:48 AM
I can't choose. :sad: It's like being unfaithful. :help:

Szavay #1
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:19 PM
2003 SF vs Clijsters 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

i felt so bad for kim. :o

woosey
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:30 PM
drama - she loves it.

Helen Lawson
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:55 PM
I think Serena goofs off the most in Australia, they always are showing photos of her during the tournament at the beach in a string bikini, shopping, or eating. Goofing off means closer matches!

LightWarrior
Feb 4th, 2010, 12:12 AM
She said herself that saving MPs is the hardest. I don't precisely remember all those matches you mentioned but I must say that being a set down, 0/4, 40/40 is huge. I thought that she was going to lose, and she knew she was probably going to win. Saving MPs in pretty common in tennis.
Anyway that's a great thread, it just shows what a formidable champion Serena is.

Eduardo Oliveira
Feb 4th, 2010, 12:17 AM
against SHARAPOVA :sobbing:
horrible day..

Serena :ras::worship:

serenafan08
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:54 AM
How is this irony?

Serena's never had an easy run to the title here. She won the US Open in 2002 and in 2008 without dropping a set. She won Wimbledon in 2002 without dropping a set. When she won the French Open, she was pushed by Capriati in the semis and Zvonareva in the quarters, but didn't face any huge deficits like she has in Australia. Every year she wins in Austalia, she makes a dramatic comeback. It's almost like she can't win without one.

serenafan08
Feb 4th, 2010, 02:04 AM
For me the reason that the Sharapova match is the best one is because she actually came back twice. She was initially down 6-2, 5-3 and Sharapova served for it once at 5-4, but Serena swept the last four games and forced a third set. People remember the three match points in the third, but she almost didn't get to a third. And keep in mind that people were saying that "Sharapova had Serena's number" and that "Sharapova was the new queen of women's tennis," so for Serena to win that match really turned the tables. Look at where their careers are now. :o

Sund7101
Feb 4th, 2010, 02:35 AM
The Sharapova match for sure. The way she saved those match points was incredible and I remember the point before match point when she had that tiger roar right at Sharapova. It was classic!!!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Feb 4th, 2010, 02:53 AM
I think the Clijsters one ranks slightly above the Azarenka considering there were match points involved and Clijsters was in the top 4 at the time.

Warhol15
Feb 4th, 2010, 03:11 AM
For me the reason that the Sharapova match is the best one is because she actually came back twice. She was initially down 6-2, 5-3 and Sharapova served for it once at 5-4, but Serena swept the last four games and forced a third set. People remember the three match points in the third, but she almost didn't get to a third. And keep in mind that people were saying that "Sharapova had Serena's number" and that "Sharapova was the new queen of women's tennis," so for Serena to win that match really turned the tables. Look at where their careers are now. :o


I love listening to the commentary of this match. According to Mary Carillo the Williams sisters are "in decline" :rolleyes: and Maria is "better." :kiss: