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tennisIlove09
Oct 12th, 2002, 09:04 AM
What are your picks for the best and worst matches of the year thus far?

Mine:

Best:
Seles def. Venus 67 62 63 Aussie Open
Venus def. Henin 26 75 76 Bausch and Lomb
Serena def. Capriati 75 76 Miami
Mauresmo def. Capriati 46 76 63 US Open

Top 2:

Rubin def. Davenport 57 76 63 LA
Capriati def. Hingis 46 76 62 Aussie Open


Worst:
Serena def. Venus 62 62 Miami
Serena def. Venus 75 63 Roland Garros
Mauresmo def. Capriati 64 61 Canada

Nimi
Oct 12th, 2002, 09:15 AM
Why do we have to have the worst matches?...
Anyways, the best two in my opinion were:
Serena d Jenn at RG
Jenn d Martina at Aus

TatiAnnahølic
Oct 12th, 2002, 09:26 AM
BEST -> Jennifer vs Martina (AO) ~ Anna vs Jelena (San Diego) ~ Anna vs Marta (Rome) ~ Venus vs Justine (Amelia Island)
WORST -> Anna vs Angelique (US) ~ Jennifer vs Mary (Rome)

irma
Oct 12th, 2002, 09:26 AM
best serena-cappy in rome
serena-cappy at the french
those matches were thrillers:)

worst
Kimmy-Fernandez Roland Garros

Glenn
Oct 12th, 2002, 09:30 AM
Best match:

Justine Henin def. Serena Williams 6-2 1-6 7-6 (Berlin)
Magdalena Maleeva def. Amelie Mauresmo 7-5 6-4 (Moscow)

Worst match:

Lindsay Davenport def. Amanda Coetzer 6-3 6-4 (Moscow)

AaronJoyB
Oct 12th, 2002, 10:03 AM
best: jenny-serena in rome and at rg
worst:henin-kremer in rome

The Vampiress
Oct 12th, 2002, 10:05 AM
Best: Maleeva bt Venus at Filderstadt
Worst: Hauntuchova bt Hingis (USA somewhere)

Cilla
Oct 12th, 2002, 10:07 AM
Best IMO

V.Willams def Mauresmo SF USO 2002
Capriati def Hingis FINAL AUS OPEN 2002

E. Blackadder
Oct 12th, 2002, 10:10 AM
Best matches:

Jen-Marti AUSOpen
Kim-Amelie USOpen
Venus-Justine Antwerp

King Lindsay
Oct 12th, 2002, 11:16 AM
Best matches.

Capriati d. Hingis in Australia.
Seles d. Schwartz at US Open.
....... honesly, I didn't see too many matches this year.

Worst matches.

Venus d. Dementieva at Ericsson.
and just because somebody thought it was good, Mauresmo d. Capriati USO QF.

saphir1
Oct 12th, 2002, 01:16 PM
Capriati def. Hingis at Australian Open

Sam L
Oct 12th, 2002, 01:47 PM
Best: Serena d. Venus @ Wimbledon final - simply a stunning display of attacking tennis from both ladies :)

lukehingis
Oct 12th, 2002, 01:48 PM
Howabout Best match at each grandslam?
Jenn def Hingis at AO
Serena def Jenn at FO
Serena def Williams Wim
Amelie def Jenn USO

The worst match in terms of quality is the FO all- william finals...

wongqks
Oct 12th, 2002, 01:52 PM
best match in GS

AO, Jen over Martina or Monica over Venus
FO, Serena over Jen (no question)
Wim Serena over Venus
USO: Venus over amelie (but I would have love to say Amelie over Kim or Daniela over Justine if I actually get to see it :( )

Chance
Oct 12th, 2002, 01:57 PM
Best - in regards to drama
Venus vs Hantuchova AusOpen
Serena vs Jennifer French OPEN
Hingis vs Jennifer Aus Open

Emotional matches
Monica vs Jennifer Miami - But I couldn't enjoy it as much because they edited some of it
Venus vs Serena- US OPEN

Matches I didn't enjoy much
Jennifer vs Amelie -AUS OPEN
Venus vs Serena- French Open

Unfortunaetly I haven't seen many matches outside the GS but
I remember the Venus vs Justine final in Belgium- I didn't get to see it but I loved the outcome because Vee became no.1 with the win

E. Blackadder
Oct 12th, 2002, 02:00 PM
OKay I think we can now include Kim vs Amelie in Filderstadt: 3/6 6/3 7/5 (Kim saved 1 matchpoitn and came back from trailing 5/2 in last!)

Mattographer
Oct 12th, 2002, 02:20 PM
Best: Capriati def. Hingis at the Australian Open
Worst: An All-Williams Finals at Grand Slams

Mark43
Oct 12th, 2002, 02:47 PM
Best:

Jen d. Martina, AO final
Jen d. Seles, Miami SF
Serena d. Jen, French SF (great drama)
Hantuchova d. Martina, IW final (not a great match but a shock and it really stands out)

Worst:

Serena d. Martina, Miami quarters
Serena d. Venus, French final
Amelie d. Jen, Canadian final
Venus d. Lindsay, sometime this summer 6-1, 6-1 (??)
Venus d. Monica, US quarters

CJ07
Oct 12th, 2002, 05:47 PM
Best:
Amelie d. Jcap wimbledon
Serena d. Venus wimbledon

worst
Justine d. Monica wimbledon (monica monica monica, what happened!)
Serena d. venus French Open (107 UE!!!)
Venus d. Monica usopen (monica didnt even try)
Venus d. Dokic Acura Classic

Venus Forever
Oct 12th, 2002, 05:59 PM
GS BEST:

Capriati def. Hingis (Aussie)
Serena def. Capriati (Roland Garros)
Serena def. Venus (Wimbledon)
Serena def. Lindsay (US Open)

Becool
Oct 12th, 2002, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by AlexSydney:
Worst: An All-Williams Finals at Grand Slams


Wait a minute man! Wimbledon's finals was great!

raquel
Oct 12th, 2002, 08:33 PM
best matchs - jenny v hingis (oz open), amelie v venus (us open), and anna k v panova 1st round wimbledon in a 'so bad its compelling' kinda way worst - henin v kapros (french open), venus v serena french final

Monica_Rules
Oct 12th, 2002, 09:07 PM
Best matches

Serena vs Jenifer at Rome
Monica vs Venus AUS open
venus vs Chanda US open
venus vs Ameilie US open
lindsay vs Chanda LA!

Tatiana Panova
Oct 12th, 2002, 09:57 PM
Best:

Jen vs Hingis Aus Open
Monica vs Venus Aus Open
Monica vs Jen Miami?

Worst:

Venus vs Serena FO
Jen vs Mary Rome

TSequoia01
Oct 12th, 2002, 10:53 PM
Best:

Serena versus Mauresmo - Wimbledon, the highest level of women's tennis ever witnessed.

Serena versus Venus - the hardest hitting match ever on center court.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

o0O0o
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:17 AM
To call the Wimbledon final "great" is an insult...a two-set match with the favorite winning, and some truly poor serving and clutch tennis by Venus. I guess people just wanted to see power, which you would see more of at your standard Seles-Davenport-Dementieva-Bovina-Clijsters-Lucic-Stevenson-Dokic match.

Anyway, the best in terms of quality and excitement:

Hingis def. Seles (Australian)
Clijsters def. Williams (Hamburg)
Maleeva def. Davenport (Filderstat?)
Hingis def. Clijsters (Adidas)

And the best match by far was Capriati def. Seles in Miami. By far.
It was non-sucky power tennis: so many winners, good serving and returning, power offense and defense, great angles and retreiving, that went into a climactic third set tie-break with Capriati saving two match points to beat her rival. It was not an error fest, and the rallies were l-o-n-g. To think that Capriati belted two winners on Seles match points at 6-5 down in the third after running for over two hours is amazing.

Now, the Aussie and Amelia Island finals were exciting but only pretty for their first set and a half. By the end they were both choke-fests riddled with errors, which although exciting, isn't great tennis.

Worst Matches of the year:

Serena def. Venus (all four)
Serena def. Capriati (ALL four of their matches this year had over 100 combined UEs. Quintessential ugly power tennis)
Seles def. Hingis (US Open)...never seen Hingis play worse.
Venus def. Lucic (US Open)...no comment
Serena def. Hingis (Scottsdale) (Hingis hit three winners twenty one errors yet took Serena to 6-4 in the third. Excuse me?)

There you have it.

mboyle
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:22 AM
Best:
Jenny Cap def. Martina Aussie Open Finals
Serena def. Jenny Cap Roland Garros Semis (this is I think the match that Ruined Jennifer's year)
Jelena def. Anna in San Diego
Jennifer def. Seles in Miami
Hantuchova def. Hingis Indian Wells

Worst:
Serena def. Venus Miami
Serena def. Venus Roland Garros
Serena def. Venus US Open (sense a pattern here? ;) )
Jennifer def. Amelie Aussie Open
Amelie def. Jennifer Toronto
Amelie def. Jennifer US Open (sense another patern?)

CoryAnnAvants#1
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:53 AM
5 Best
-Monica d. Venus-Aus Open quarterfinals
-Serena d. Capriati-French Open semifinals
-Rubin d. Davenport-Finals (not sure which cali tourney it was)
-Hantuchova d. Hingis-Indian Wells Final
-Morariu d. Liggan-1st round Big Island Championships (what it meant rather than much quality, Corina's first win back on tour)

5 Worst
-Kapros d. Henin-1st round French Open (Henin was on her deathbed those last two sets)
-Widjaja d. Kournikova-1st round US Open
-Wheeler d. Kournikova-1st round French Open (Kournikova's performance would have left any seriously committed athlete in tears)
-Smashnova d. Panova-Auckland Finals (I saw this match on tape..they were 8 feet behind the baseline hitting moonballs for two sets)
-Venus d. Seles-Quarters US Open (Monica was horrible out there)

On a side note-Bradshaw vs. McCain was the #1 WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR!-The stats for this US Open 1st round qualy match, which Bradshaw won 6-2 7-5, were this:

Bradshaw-17 winners, 56 errors
McCain-3 winners, 44 errors
:eek: :eek: I was crying during that match lol...Poor Allison!

harloo
Oct 13th, 2002, 01:22 AM
Best matches of the year:
Serena vs Jen-Rome and Roland Garros
In both of these matches the score was so up and down. One minute Jen would be up, then the next Serena would be up. It was both dramatic and nerve racking at the same time.

Jen vs Monica-Miami
I'm not a Jen fan, but this match was good. Long rallies, high drama, and a history. What more can you ask for?

Amelie vs Jen at Wimby-the best I ever saw momo play.
Serena vs El Callens Wimby 2002- Els really had Serena on her toes, it was a great matchup with contrasting styles clashing. You realy didn't know what was going to happen, it was pretty exciting.

Worst matches
All Martina's matches-so sad to see a former champion lose composure.
Venus def Lucic U.S. Open -Really bad match from an overweight Lucic.

Overall there has not been any great classics. It's too bad that the sisters are ahead of everyone right now. Maybe next year the other girls can put up a stiff challenge.

MartianJoeyWinson
Oct 13th, 2002, 01:44 AM
Best - Baltacha bt Coetzer at Wimbledon

Worst - Capriati bt Hingis, Aus Open final

Gowza
Oct 13th, 2002, 01:45 AM
i wish i had seen that Baltacha match. you don't have a tape do you?

MartianJoeyWinson
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:13 AM
Sadly I don't, if anyone does... get in touch with me. It was great fun to watch, I had seen Bally in an interview the night before the match and I was really impressed with how she just seemed so level headed and totally unfazed, and when I saw her playing in that match I was like "wow, I have a new fave here!"

Anyway, hopefully Bally will be well enough to be firing on all cylinders next Wimbledon, I ain't making no excuses cos I am definitely going next year.

MartianJoeyWinson
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:33 AM
It was also dead funny to hear Jo Durie co-commentating on the match and she you could hear she was close to tears... quality match :)

kournikovafan13
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:43 AM
Best
Dokic d. Kournikova 6-7 7-6 6-0, San Diego SF
Hantuchova d. Henin 6-1 3-6 7-6, US Open, 4R

Worst
Widjaja d. Kournikova 6-3 6-0, US Open, 1R :sad: :sad: :sad:
Capriati d. Pierce 6-0 6-0, Rome, 3R :(

Jericho
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:06 AM
Best:
Venus def. Justine - B&L (what a nailbiter!!)
Venus def. rubin - US Open
Serena def. Henin - Rome
Serena def. capriati - scottsdale

Worst:
capriati def. frazier - french open and us open
Serena def. Venus - French Open
Serena def. Venus - US Open
capriati def. hingis - aussi open

Ted of Teds Tennis
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:28 AM
Best:
Venus d. Henin (either Antwerp or Amelia Island)
Venus d. Mauresmo, US Open
Venus d. Rubin, US Open
Henin d. Serena, Berlin
Mauresmo d. Capriati, US Open

Worst:
Hingis d. Antonella Serra Zanetti, US Open (neither player served above 20 mph the whole match)
Widjaja d. Kournikova, US Open
Kremer d. Hopkins, Amelia Island (the infamous match where they made the service boxes three feet too short has to be included in a worst match list)

CJ07
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:53 AM
Jens and Monicas matches are always dramatic, i really wouldnt call them rivals though since they are (or were) good friends. They couldve been rivals had Jen not fallen of the wagon and Monica not gotten stabbed.

2284
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:56 AM
I wish I had seen Kim vs. Venus @ Hamburg. Damn Australian TV stations!

Gowza
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:05 AM
i hear you untitled2284. i pissed off as well

Aerien
Oct 13th, 2002, 06:27 AM
Might not be "best of the year" but one of the matches that I loved was Conchita martinez vs Jelena Dokic at Roland Garros:

J. Dokic def. C. Martinez 3-6 7-6 6-2

(It was sad to see Conchi in the third. She looked so exhausted. But like the commentators said: "The youth won today." )

In doubles though:
Hingis/Kournikova def. Hantuchova/Sanchez-Vicario
6-2 6-7 6-1
(I wanted Dani and ASV to win so badly! The third set was a little upsetting when it was 5-1 )

tennisIlove09
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by o0O0o
To call the Wimbledon final "great" is an insult...a two-set match with the favorite winning, and some truly poor serving and clutch tennis by Venus. I guess people just wanted to see power, which you would see more of at your standard Seles-Davenport-Dementieva-Bovina-Clijsters-Lucic-Stevenson-Dokic match.

Anyway, the best in terms of quality and excitement:

Hingis def. Seles (Australian)
Clijsters def. Williams (Hamburg)
Maleeva def. Davenport (Filderstat?)
Hingis def. Clijsters (Adidas)

And the best match by far was Capriati def. Seles in Miami. By far.
It was non-sucky power tennis: so many winners, good serving and returning, power offense and defense, great angles and retreiving, that went into a climactic third set tie-break with Capriati saving two match points to beat her rival. It was not an error fest, and the rallies were l-o-n-g. To think that Capriati belted two winners on Seles match points at 6-5 down in the third after running for over two hours is amazing.

Now, the Aussie and Amelia Island finals were exciting but only pretty for their first set and a half. By the end they were both choke-fests riddled with errors, which although exciting, isn't great tennis.

Worst Matches of the year:

Serena def. Venus (all four)
Serena def. Capriati (ALL four of their matches this year had over 100 combined UEs. Quintessential ugly power tennis)
Seles def. Hingis (US Open)...never seen Hingis play worse.
Venus def. Lucic (US Open)...no comment
Serena def. Hingis (Scottsdale) (Hingis hit three winners twenty one errors yet took Serena to 6-4 in the third. Excuse me?)

There you have it.

:wavey: This is a VERY GOOD post. Except, I don't think Venus/Lucic at USO was that bad. I think Venus played a very smart match: Get the ball back in play, and let Lucic make the error.

Hagar
Oct 13th, 2002, 10:34 AM
1.I'm glad I'm not the only person who liked Serena vs. Els Callens at Wimbledon. GREAT performance by Els and I haven't seen anyone playing Serena so smartly this year.
2. Henin vs. Serena Berlin. What a match. Amazing volley return by Justine to come on matchpoint. Still the point of the year.
3. Kim vs. Venus. Great to see Kim beat the number 1 at the time.
4. Jennifer vs. Martina. AO final. A real Greek tragedy. Marti has the title in her pocket and gritty Cap manages somehow to win that second set. After that, you just saw all the life flowing from Marti. She did not recover yet from this loss. REAL DRAMA.
5. At the men's side: Agassi vs. Hewitt. The best you can get. One breathtaking point after the other. Rallies that lost 5 minutes. Hewitt played fantastic, but Andre even better.

schris
Oct 13th, 2002, 11:12 AM
Best:
Jennifer d. Seles, Miami SF
Jennifer d. Martina, AO final
Serena d. Jen, French SF

Come-on-kim
Oct 13th, 2002, 11:47 AM
Maleeva vs Davenport (Moscow)
Clijsters vs Hingis (Sydney)
Clijsters vs Venus (Hambourg)
Clijsters vs Mauresmo (US Open)
Seles vs Capriati (Miami)

Chance
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:42 PM
there goes o0O0o telling everyone what to like and not to like. :rolleyes:

before you drop Martina like a hot potato and pick up Kim -you should think about changing your signature

Jay
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:47 PM
Best: for sheer excitment without a shadow of a doubt the Aussie Open Final between Jennifer and Martina.

Worst: admittedly I only saw 15 minutes of it (that was more than enough) but I'd say the semi final against Chanda Rubin in which Jelena from the very first point blantantly tanked the match.

torrey614
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:34 PM
Best: Venus d. Lindsay in LA
Serena d. Capriati in Miami, and French Open
Amelie d. Capriati at Wimbledon
Venus d. M.Maleeva at the Australian Open
Hantuchova d. Hingis

way
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:05 PM
Best match of the year:
Capriati-S.Williams, RG

Worst:
S.Williams-V.Williams, RG

:inlove:
Feb 12th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Those were the days. :p
I can't think of a singe GREAT match in 06. :sad: :lol:

[.Raisin.]
Feb 14th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Those were the days. :p
I can't think of a singe GREAT match in 06. :sad: :lol:

Same. :o The best was probably Mauresmo-Henin Wimbledon final, and the worst was ALG-Kuznetsova Eastbourne, because it has ruined her career for now. :sad:

Lulu.
Feb 14th, 2007, 01:57 PM
It was fun going through and reading everyones posts. 2002 was a great year :lol:

:inlove:
Feb 15th, 2007, 02:16 PM
2006
Best = Henin def Myskina Eastbourne, because I was there :p
Worst = Mauresmo def Henin Melbourne :help: :o