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The Dawntreader
Dec 11th, 2012, 12:32 PM
Continuing with off-season threads that are pointless, here is another judging what your favourite player's top 5 best matches were on each of the following surfaces:

Outdoor hard

Indoor hard

Red clay/Green clay (indoor or outdoor)

Grass

Ana'sProcess
Dec 11th, 2012, 02:31 PM
Outdoor hard - Ana Ivanovic def. Venus Williams 7-6 6-4, Australian open 2008 QF. :)

Indoor hard - Ana Ivanovic def. Daniela Hantuchova, Luxembourg open 2008 Final, when she come back from a 3-6 0-3 deficit, eventually winning 3–6,6–4,6–3. :)

Clay - Ana Ivanovic def. Dinara Safina, Roland Garros 2008 Final, 6-4, 6-3. :)


Grass - Ana Ivanovic def. Nicole Vaidisova, Wimbledon 2007 QF, Ana saved three match points to defeat Nicole 4–6,6–2,7–5. :)

It was so hard to choose. I would also like to mention these matches:

Ana Ivanovic def. Daniela Hantuchova, Australian open 2008 SF, when she come back from a 0-6 0-2 deficit, eventually winning 0–6, 6–3, 6–4.
Ana Ivanovic def. Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-1, Roland Garros 2007 SF.
Ana Ivanovic def. Jelena Jankovic 6-4 3-6 6-4, Roland Garros 2008 SF.
Ana Ivanovic def. Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 6-4 7-6, Berlin 2007 Final.

Ana. The one and only. :)

HRHoliviasmith
Dec 11th, 2012, 04:38 PM
Outdoor hard

Serena Williams, Aussie Final 2007

Indoor hard

Serena Williams, WTA Finals 2012

Red clay/Green clay (indoor or outdoor)

Serena Williams, Madrid 2012 (Blue Clay, sue me)

Grass

Serena Williams 2012 Olympics Final (Very close second: Serena def. Elena D Wimbledon Semi 2009)

melodynelson
Dec 11th, 2012, 04:50 PM
OH - def. Capriati 60 26 76(5) '04 US Open SF
IH - def. Hingis 62 60 '06 Tokyo F (honourable mention: def. Clijsters 63 36 62 '05 Filderstadt QF)
GC - def. Davenport 46 75 63 '03 Amelia Island F (honourable mention: def. Schnyder 36 64 60 '05 Charleston SF)
RC - def. Jankovic 63 26 63 '08 Berlin QF (honourable mention: def. Mauresmo 64 46 62 '05 Fed Cup)
GR - l. S Williams 67(5) 75 86 '09 Wimbledon SF

Edy.
Dec 11th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Outdoor hard - 2008 Australian Open SF vs Hantuchova / 2006 Montreal F vs Hingis
Indoor hard- 2004 Zurich 2nd round vs V.Williams
Clay- 2008 Roland Garros SF vs Jankovic
Grass- 2007 Wimbledon QF vs Vaidisova

Landon92
Dec 11th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Outdoor hard - 2011 Beijing F vs Petkovic, 2011 Carlsbad SF vs Petkovic, 2009 Beijing QF vs Dementieva

Indoor hard - 2012 Tokyo SF vs Kerber, 2012 Istanbul RR vs Sharapova, 2007 Stuttgart R16 vs Kuznetsova

Red clay/Green clay (indoor or outdoor) - 2011 Stuttgart R16 vs Schiavone, 2009 Rome R16 vs Ivanovic, 2008 Roland Garros R32 vs Cornet

Grass - 2012 Wimbledon SF vs Kerber, 2008 Eastbourne F vs Petrova, 2010 Wimbledon R32 vs Errani

Joe.
Dec 11th, 2012, 05:28 PM
(Maria)

Outdoor hard- There's been so many but USO '06 Final vs Henin was pretty amazing.

Indoor hard- AO '08 Quarter Final vs Henin :drool:

Red clay- Rome '11 Final vs Stosur was unbelievable but so was RG '11 Quarter Final vs Petkovic :)

Green clay- Charleston '08 R2 vs Mattek-Sands I guess....(6-0 6-0 :drool: )

Grass- Wimbledon '04 Final vs Serena :awww:

Sammo
Dec 11th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Indoor hard - Ana Ivanovic def. Daniela Hantuchova, Luxembourg open 2008 Final, when she come back from a 3-6 0-3 deficit, eventually winning 3–6,6–4,6–3. :)

Ana Ivanovic def. Daniela Hantuchova, Australian open 2008 SF, when she come back from a 0-6 0-2 deficit, eventually winning 0–6, 6–3, 6–4.


One simply does not come back against Daniela Hantuchová.

Stonerpova
Dec 11th, 2012, 06:15 PM
Outdoor hard:
1. 2008 Fed Cup Russia vs. Israel, def. Peer 61 61
2. 2006 San Diego F, def. Clijsters 75 75
3. 2006 US Open F, def. Henin 64 64
4. 2006 San Diego QF, def. Peak Pierce 62 63
5. 2005 Miami QF, def. Henin 61 67(5) 62

Indoor hard:
1. 2008 Australian Open QF, def. Henin 64 60 aka the best match she's ever played
2. 2012 Beijing QF, def. Kerber 60 30 R.
3. 2007 YEC SF, def. Chakvedaze 62 62
4. 2007 YEC RR, def. Ivanovic 61 62
5. 2008 Australian Open SF, def. Jankovic 63 61

Clay:
1. 2012 Stuttgart F, def. Azarenka 61 64
2. 2012 French Open F, def. Errani 63 62
3. 2011 French Open QF, def. Petkovic 60 63
4. 2012 Stuttgart QF, def. Stosur 67(5) 76(5) 75
5. 2011 Rome F, def. Stosur 62 64

Grass:
1. 2004 Wimbledon QF, def. Sugiyama 57 75 61. She was scary good in the last set and a half.
2. 2004 Wimbledon F, def. S. Williams 61 64, mostly for her composure and how she played from 2-4 down in the second
3. 2004 Wimbledon SF, def. Davenport 26 76(5) 61
4. 2011 Wimbledon QF, def. Cibulkova 61 61
5. 2006 Wimbledon QF, def. Dementieva 61 64

I probably forgot a couple of obvious ones. It's finals week :lol:

fedhingis67
Dec 11th, 2012, 06:21 PM
Serena Williams:

Outdoor Hard: 2001 US Open def. Hingis 6-3 6-2

Indoor Hard: 2007 Australian Open def. Sharapova 6-1 6-2

Red Clay: 2003 Roland Garros def. Mauresmo 6-1 6-2

Green Clay: 2012 Charleston def. Stosur 6-1 6-1

Grass: 2002 Wimbledon def. Mauresmo 6-2 6-1

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 11th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Not going to mention amazing matches against the likes of Stosur/Errani/Hantuchova/ etc. there are way too many of those. Will mention the ones against BIG names who played quite well in the matches themselves.


Outdoor hard


Miami 2002 Serena massacred Venus 6-2 6-2
Vee had won miami like 2-3 times in a row, was the player to beat on HC, in her prime and Serena totally annihilated her

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USO 2001 Serena massacred Hingis 6–3, 6–2

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Indoor HC -

AO 2007 Serena annihilated Martha 6-1 6-2


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Red clay/Green clay (indoor or outdoor)


RG 2003 Serena snatched Mauresmo

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Others - Serena def. Capriati and Hingis from 2002 Miami; Serena def. Clijsters Miami 2003; Serena def. Dementieva AO 2009/YEC 2009 etc.


Grass

Serena went in on Mauresmo 6-2 6-1

I can't find a video for this. Probably for good reason, there was too much blood shed.



Wimbledon 2003 Serena dismissed Henin

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There are many more, inc. Serena def. Azarenka Wi 2009. At Olympics, Serena wasnt at the level she displayed in the above matches. Not that she needed to be to beat Sharapova.

HRHoliviasmith
Dec 11th, 2012, 06:42 PM
massacred, annihilated, snatched, went in, dismissed :hysteric:

Olórin
Dec 11th, 2012, 06:45 PM
Serena's French Open quarter finals in 2002 and 2003 are definitely her best two matches ever on clay. 2002 is even better than 2003. Charleston 2012 semis and final, and Madrid Final 2012 probably round off her top 5 clay matches.

Other ones are too hard to narrow down but definitely her destruction of Mauresmo in 2002 Wimbledon, Henin in 2003, Sharapova and Azarenka at the Olympics this year are the top four on grass.

Alejandrawrrr
Dec 11th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Not going to mention amazing matches against the likes of Stosur/Errani/Hantuchova/ etc. there are way too many of those. Will mention the ones against BIG names who played quite well in the matches themselves.


Outdoor hard


Miami 2002 Serena massacred Venus 6-2 6-2
Vee had won miami like 2-3 times in a row, was the player to beat on HC, in her prime and Serena totally annihilated her

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USO 2001 Serena massacred Hingis 6–3, 6–2

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Indoor HC -

AO 2007 Serena annihilated Martha 6-1 6-2


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Red clay/Green clay (indoor or outdoor)


RG 2003 Serena snatched Mauresmo

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Others - Serena def. Capriati and Hingis from 2002 Miami; Serena def. Clijsters Miami 2003; Serena def. Dementieva AO 2009/YEC 2009 etc.


Grass

Serena went in on Mauresmo 6-2 6-1

I can't find a video for this. Probably for good reason, there was too much blood shed.



Wimbledon 2003 Serena dismissed Henin

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There are many more, inc. Serena def. Azarenka Wi 2009. At Olympics, Serena wasnt at the level she displayed in the above matches. Not that she needed to be to beat Sharapova.

2002 Wimbledon, def. Mauresmo 2&1
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Thought I'd add in this Serena bodied Stosur 1&1
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Break My Rapture
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Maria

Outdoor hard
1. USO '06 F vs Henin
2. USO '06 SF vs Mauresmo (It was quite windy yet she still double-bagelled a top 3 player off the court whom she had a negative H2H against and whom would normally prove to be a giant pain in the ass game-wise and in those conditions)
3. Miami '05 QF vs Henin (Being able to shrug off a mid-comeback Henin mentally whilst raising your level again to what won you the first set is mighty impressive, especially for a first encounter)
4. San Diego '06 F vs Clijsters (She was never going to lose that USO title playing like this and with Serena absent)
5. IW '06 SF vs Hingis (practically same reason as the Mauresmo match above, plus the fact Maria was starting to get in danger of having the Semipova streak last too long in bigger events [it wasn't just the case in Slams])

Indoor hard
1. AO '08 QF vs Henin (her best match)
2. YEC '07 F vs Henin
3. AO '08 SF vs Jankovic
4. YEC '06 RR vs Clijsters (IMO some of her most bludgeoning strokes whilst trying to hit through the wall)
5. YEC '07 RR vs Ivanovic

Clay
1. Stuttgart F '12 vs Azarenka
2. FO '12 SF vs Kvitova
3. Charleston '08 QF vs Serena
4. Rome '11 SF vs Wozniacki
5. FO '12 R3 vs Peng

Grass
1. Wimb '04 F vs Serena
2. Wimb '04 R4 vs Hantuchova
3. Olympics '12 vs Clijsters (Shouldn't be forgotten IMO, tasty revenge)
4. Wimb '04 vs Sugiyama
5. Wimb '06 vs Dementieva

Brad[le]y.
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:17 PM
^Martha's Rome match against Karolina was a SF and RG match vs. Peng was a 3R ;)

Stonerpova
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:26 PM
^& the Miami match against Henin was a QF :lol:

danieln1
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:31 PM
Ivanovic humiliated Sharapova 6-2 6-1 Paris 07 :drool:
Ivanovic def. Venus 7-6 6-4 Melbourne 08
Ivanovic def. Jankovic 6-4 6-2 IW 11

CloudAtlas
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:34 PM
Discounting early round matches against scrubs obvs (Aside from grass where Karolina has hardly played anyone of note).

Outdoor hard :

Wozniacki def. Pennetta 6-2 6-0 (Doha 2011) GOATniacki :worship:
Wozniacki def. Zvonareva 6-3 3-6 6-3 (Beijing 2010) Consistent aggressive tennis with fantastic defence :D
Wozniacki def. Sharapova 6-3 6-4 (USO 2010) Same as above, but also completely neutralised her opponent. :angel:
Wozniacki def. S.Williams 6-4 6-4 (Miami 2012) Just cos she beat Serena :oh:
Wozniacki def. Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 (Montreal 2010) Once again perfect balance of aggression, defence and great serving :yeah:

Indoor hard:

Wozniacki def. Stosur 6-2 4-6 7-5 (Moscow 2012) Overcame her gremlin :hearts:
Wozniacki def. Safarova 6-1 6-4 (Copenhagen 2011) Beat a tricky opponent on a tricky surface :dance:
Wozniacki def. Goerges 3-6 6-0 7-6 (Copenhagen 2010) Dodgy line-calls aside, Woz played pretty well to win :shrug:
Wozniacki def. Kerber 7-6 6-3 (Copenhagen 2011) Her last win over Kerber , was closer than it looked, Karolina fought and won all the important points. :cheer:
Dementieva def. Wozniacki 2-6 6-4 7-6 (Luxembourg 2008) Despite the loss both played great and was a toughly contested battle. :bigclap:

Grass:

Wozniacki def. Kirilenko 6-0 6-4 (Wimbledon 2009) Pre-peak peak Woz :p
Paszek def. Wozniacki 5-7 7-6 7-5 (Wimbledon 2012) Greatest grass match she played :sobbing:
Wozniacki def. Razzano 7-6 7-5 (Eastbourne 2009) Beat peak Razzano :rocker2:
Jankovic def. Wozniacki 2-6 6-4 6-2 (Wimbledon 2008) She lost but really made the #2 in the world work hard :hysteric:
Wozniacki def. Kuznetsova 6-2 6-2 (Eastbourne 2008) First beatdown of top 5 player :drool:

Green clay/Red clay:

Wozniacki def. Radwanska 7-5 6-3 (Stuttgart 2011) Out-sliced, out drop-shotted and outhit Aga :bigwave:
Wozniacki def. Pennetta 7-6 6-7 6-2 (RG 2010) First near-epic clay win :kiss:
Wozniacki def. Schiavone 6-4 4-6 6-3 (Brussels 2011) Outfoxed reigning RG champ :cool:
Wozniacki def. Mauresmo 7-6 6-3 (Madrid 2009) One of her better clay matches over a notable opponent :)
Wozniacki def. Petkovic 6-4 6-1 (Stuttgart 2011) Avenged her loss and outwitted her opponent. Andy looked lost :bowdown:

Break My Rapture
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:42 PM
y.;22576018']^Martha's Rome match against Karolina was a SF and RG match vs. Peng was a 3R ;)

^& the Miami match against Henin was a QF :lol:
Oh. The Karolina and Henin match were typos (there's quite of few of them in it actually). The Peng match was an honest mistake, thanks for correcting.

dybbuk
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Why in the world are Ana saying 08 AO versus Venus. Venus played awful and actually ended up rubbing off on Ana.

Outdoor Hard

IW '08 Final v Kuznetsova (Ana's best ever serving day)
Montreal '06 Final v Hingis
Los Angeles '07 SF v Jankovic
IW '08 SF v Jankovic
Los Angeles '07 F v Petrova

Indoor Hard

Stuttgart '07 v Schnyder (I forget the round, but Ana almost double bageled Patty)
Zurich '09 SF v Venus
Linz '04 QF v Sharapova
Luxembourg '07 F v Hantuchova
Luxembourg '07 QF/SF v Golovin

Clay

RG '08 SF v Jankovic
RG '08 4r v Cetkovska
RG '08 QF v Schnyder
RG '07 v QF Kuznetsova
RG '05 3r v Mauresmo

Grass

Wimbledon '07 QF v Vaidisova
Wimbledon '07 4r v Petrova
Wimbledon '09 3r? v Stosur
TBH she doesn't have 5 great matches on grass

kusiak
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Aga:

Indoor Hard: vs Errani (Instambul 2012): 6:7, 7:5, 6:4), honorable mention vs Sharapova (Istambul 2012): 7:5, 5:7, 5:7

Outdoor Hard: vs Sharapova (Miami Final 2012) : 7:5, 6:4, honorable mention vs Petkovic (Beijing Final 2011): 7:5, 0:6, 6:4

Grass: vs Kerber (Wimbledon SF 2012): 6:3, 6:4, honorable mention vs Petrova (Eastburne Final 2008) : 6:4, 6:7 6:4

Clay: vs Dementieva (Istambul Final 2008): 6:3, 6:2 , honorable mention vs Errani (Madrid 2R 2012) : 6:0, 6:1

Break My Rapture
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:57 PM
Azarenka

Outdoor hard
1. IW '12 vs Radwanska
2. AO '10 vs Serena
3. AO '10 vs Zvonareva
4. AO '12 vs Sharapova
5. Beijing '12 vs Bartoli

Indoor hard
1. YEC '11 vs Li
2. YEC '11 vs Kvitova
3. Stuttgart '08 vs Dementieva (this is probably the tournament that made me a fan)
4. YEC '11 vs Bartoli
5. Memphis '09 vs Wozniacki (no one saw this match but putting it in anyway)

Clay
1. RG '09 vs Ivanovic (completely annihilated defending champion who claimed to be 'dizzy' L O L)
2. RG '09 vs Safina (only for the first set yeah)
3. Rome '11 vs Pavlyuchenkova
4. Stuttgart '12 vs Radwanska
5. Madrid '12 vs Li/Rome '09 vs Wozniacki (filler)

Grass
1. Eastbourne '10 vs Clijsters
2. Eastbourne '10 vs Bartoli
3. Wimbledon '12 vs Paszek
4. Wimbledon '12 vs Ivanovic :drool::drool:
5. Wimbledon '11 vs Hantuchova

miffedmax
Dec 11th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Well, another recounting of the hundreds and hundreds of wins from the invincible Goddess Dementieva or Darth Vika would be dull and too easy.

So let's go with one of the tour's more underappreciated talents.

Yes, this one:

http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/f9/6c/0,,12781~9792761,00.jpg

The bane of FO winners, the Backhandless Babe, the Swedish Sweetheart, Johanna Larsson.


Outdoor Hard:
Miami, 2010, def. Na, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6
Dallas, 2011 def Halep because I got to experience the JoJo Mojo live and in person!!!!! :hearts: :bowdown:

Red Clay
FO, 2011 def Ivanovic, 7-6, 0-6, 6-2


There have been others, but those are the best by far. Jo-La's only titles are in doubles.

Stonerpova
Dec 11th, 2012, 09:10 PM
The 08 French Open final should definitely be in Ivanovic's top 5 on clay. Such an underrated match, IMO.

BadgerM
Dec 11th, 2012, 09:15 PM
Azarenka
4. YEC '11 vs Bartoli

Wasn't that the one she was trying to tank?

VeeJJ
Dec 11th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Lady JaJa

Outdoorhard: IW Final df. Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4

Indoorhard: All of Stuttgart 2008

Red Clay: Rome R16 df Wickmayer 6-2,6-0 OR df. Venus 6-1, 6-0

Green Clay: Charleston SF df. Venus 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)

Grass: 07 Birmingham SF df. Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 (extremely high quality match)

blistering
Dec 11th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Am I missing something? Is the Australian Open played indoors? I'm looking at the posters who mentioned Maria's win over Henin in 2008 :dunno: Anywho, for Sharapova

Outdoor hard
2008 AO QF: flawless performance, probably the best match of her career. Perfect serving and brutal groundstrokes, especially the backhand; there was no answer to what she was producing point after point. Not only was this the de facto final, it avenged her previous year embarrassment in the final and put an end to Henin's domination.


Indoor Hard
2007 YEC F: even though she lost it against Henin at the peak of her powers, it displayed how destructive her game could still be on a fast surface. Her serve was finally back and it sent a message going into 2008, especially given how easily Henin had dismissed everyone else that week.

Clay
2012 Stuttgart F: she overcame her demons regarding finals and her current nemesis Azarenka in the perfect display of power tennis on a slow surface. It showed how devastating her game had become on clay, from the kick serves, to the defensive slides on her backhand side, to how brutal her forehand comes if she just has that extra time to load up on it, and, in all honesty, I knew she was gonna go all the way at the French, Serena or not.
(Honorable mention to the RG SF against Kvitova. The way she routined Petra with an immaculate gameplan mixing offense and defense in THOSE conditions was a joy to watch)

Grass
2004 Wimbledon F: it was her 'star is born' moment. She shut down the 2 time defending champion at 17 years of age, leaving her with no answer whatsoever. Watching those 100% flat strokes skid on grass and flying past Williams gives me tennisgasms.

Lachy
Dec 12th, 2012, 12:44 AM
Am I missing something? Is the Australian Open played indoors? I'm looking at the posters who mentioned Maria's win over Henin in 2008 :dunno: Anywho, for Sharapova

Outdoor hard
2008 AO QF: flawless performance, probably the best match of her career. Perfect serving and brutal groundstrokes, especially the backhand; there was no answer to what she was producing point after point. Not only was this the de facto final, it avenged her previous year embarrassment in the final and put an end to Henin's domination.


Indoor Hard
2007 YEC F: even though she lost it against Henin at the peak of her powers, it displayed how destructive her game could still be on a fast surface. Her serve was finally back and it sent a message going into 2008, especially given how easily Henin had dismissed everyone else that week.

Clay
2012 Stuttgart F: she overcame her demons regarding finals and her current nemesis Azarenka in the perfect display of power tennis on a slow surface. It showed how devastating her game had become on clay, from the kick serves, to the defensive slides on her backhand side, to how brutal her forehand comes if she just has that extra time to load up on it, and, in all honesty, I knew she was gonna go all the way at the French, Serena or not.
(Honorable mention to the RG SF against Kvitova. The way she routined Petra with an immaculate gameplan mixing offense and defense in THOSE conditions was a joy to watch)

Grass
2004 Wimbledon F: it was her 'star is born' moment. She shut down the 2 time defending champion at 17 years of age, leaving her with no answer whatsoever. Watching those 100% flat strokes skid on grass and flying past Williams gives me tennisgasms.

I think the roof was closed on RLA ;)

Joe.
Dec 12th, 2012, 03:18 PM
Grass
2004 Wimbledon F: Watching those 100% flat strokes skid on grass and flying past Williams gives me tennisgasms.

:inlove:

Stonerpova
Dec 12th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Am I missing something? Is the Australian Open played indoors? I'm looking at the posters who mentioned Maria's win over Henin in 2008 :dunno: Anywho, for Sharapova

Outdoor hard
2008 AO QF: flawless performance, probably the best match of her career. Perfect serving and brutal groundstrokes, especially the backhand; there was no answer to what she was producing point after point. Not only was this the de facto final, it avenged her previous year embarrassment in the final and put an end to Henin's domination.


Indoor Hard
2007 YEC F: even though she lost it against Henin at the peak of her powers, it displayed how destructive her game could still be on a fast surface. Her serve was finally back and it sent a message going into 2008, especially given how easily Henin had dismissed everyone else that week.

Clay
2012 Stuttgart F: she overcame her demons regarding finals and her current nemesis Azarenka in the perfect display of power tennis on a slow surface. It showed how devastating her game had become on clay, from the kick serves, to the defensive slides on her backhand side, to how brutal her forehand comes if she just has that extra time to load up on it, and, in all honesty, I knew she was gonna go all the way at the French, Serena or not.
(Honorable mention to the RG SF against Kvitova. The way she routined Petra with an immaculate gameplan mixing offense and defense in THOSE conditions was a joy to watch)

Grass
2004 Wimbledon F: it was her 'star is born' moment. She shut down the 2 time defending champion at 17 years of age, leaving her with no answer whatsoever. Watching those 100% flat strokes skid on grass and flying past Williams gives me tennisgasms.

The roof is sometimes closed on Rod Laver, and it was for the 2008 AO QF and SF that year.

Craig.
Dec 12th, 2012, 05:20 PM
The roof is sometimes closed on Rod Laver, and it was for the 2008 AO QF and SF that year.

No wonder Maria played like ass in the final :lol:

Charlatan
Dec 12th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Indoor hard- AO '08 Quarter Final vs Henin :drool:

Indoor hard:
1. 2008 Australian Open QF, def. Henin 64 60 aka the best match she's ever played

Indoor hard
1. AO '08 QF vs Henin (her best match)

I think the roof was closed on RLA ;)

The roof is sometimes closed on Rod Laver, and it was for the 2008 AO QF and SF that year.

what kind of "hardcore" Matha stans you guys are? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tze2w-NFKq4&t=9m55s

I didn't know Rod Laver Arena's roof itself had the ability to produce sunlight while being closed
http://oi45.tinypic.com/8vxker.jpg

dsanders06
Dec 12th, 2012, 05:46 PM
what kind of "hardcore" Matha stans you guys are? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tze2w-NFKq4&t=9m55s

I didn't know Rod Laver Arena's roof itself had the ability to produce sunlight while being closed
http://oi45.tinypic.com/8vxker.jpg

Thankyou! I was close to pulling my hair out :lol:

The QF was a night match, which might explain why people are confused (on TV, the lighting in night matches does look similar as to when the roof is closed). But the roof was open. It was closed for the SF though.

dsanders06
Dec 12th, 2012, 06:09 PM
Maria. Only including wins over elite players (I stuttered on whether to include Wozniacki as an elite player, eventually decided to make her the minimum standard for an elite player).

OUTDOOR HARD

01 Australian Open QF 2008: def. Henin 6-4 6-0
02 Australian Open 4R 2008: def. Dementieva 6-2 6-0
03 US Open F 2006: def. Henin 6-4 6-4
04 San Diego F 2006: def. Clijsters 7-5 7-5
05 Beijing QF 2012: def. Kerber 6-0 3-0 ret.


GRASS

01 Wimbledon F 2004: def. Serena 6-1 6-4
02 Wimbledon SF 2004: def. Davenport 2-6 7-6 6-1
03 Wimbledon SF 2005: l. to Venus 7-6 6-1
04 Wimbledon QF 2006: def. Dementieva 6-1 6-4
05 Olympics QF 2012: def. Clijsters 6-2 7-5 (this wasn't anything *that* special, but Maria's had very few great grasscourt matches since '06)


CLAY

01 Stuttgart F 2012: def. Azarenka 6-1 6-4
02 Roland Garros SF 2012: def. Kvitova 6-3 6-3
03 Roland Garros F 2012: def. Errani 6-2 6-3
04 Rome SF 2012: def. Kerber 6-3 6-4 (this one is VERY underrated imo....she was sloppy for most of Rome this year, but in this match she played great)
05 Rome SF 2011: def. Wozniacki 7-5 6-3


INDOOR HARDCOURTS

01 YEC 2007 F: l. to Henin 5-7 7-5 6-3
02 YEC 2004 F: def. Serena 4-6 6-2 6-4
03 YEC 2012 SF: def. Azarenka 6-4 6-2
04 YEC 2007 RR: def. Ivanovic 6-1 6-2
05 YEC 2006 RR: def. Clijsters 6-4 6-4

Ferg
Dec 12th, 2012, 07:12 PM
No particular order for Marion

Grass
Henin, Wimbledon 07 SF
Serena, Wimbledon 11 R4
Kvitova, Eastbourne 11 F

Hard
Wozniacki, Cinci 2010(I think...)
Jankovic, Melbourne 09 QF
Kvitova, NY 12 R4

Clay
Kuznetsova, 11 Roland Garros
Goerges, 11 Roland Garros
Dementieva, 09/08 Stuttgart (she lost it but I remember it being a great match)

Stonerpova
Dec 12th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Thankyou! I was close to pulling my hair out :lol:

The QF was a night match, which might explain why people are confused (on TV, the lighting in night matches does look similar as to when the roof is closed). But the roof was open. It was closed for the SF though.

Coulda sworn it was closed for the QF too :lol:

My bad.

Maddox
Dec 12th, 2012, 08:31 PM
Venus

Outdoor Hard
2003 Australian Open SF def. Henin
2010 Dubai Final def. Azarenka

Indoor Hard
1999 Zurich Open Final def. Hingis
2008 Zurich SF def. Ivanovic

Clay
1999 Hamburg Final def. Pierce
2004 Warsaw Final def. Kuznetsova
2004 Roland Garros 3rd Rd def. Pierce
2009 Rome QF def. Radwanska
2010 Madrid QF def. Stosur

Grass :bowdown:
2000 Wimbledon QF def. Hingis
2003 Wimbledon QF def. Davenport
2005 Wimbledon QF def. Pierce
2005 Wimbledon SF def. Sharapova
2007 Wimbledon 4th Rd def. Sharapova
2008 Wimbledon Final def. Serena
2009 Wimbledon SF def. Safina

frenchie
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:10 PM
Myskina

Grass
Lost to Henin, Eastbourne 2006 Final
Def Jankovic, Wimbledon 2005 3rd round 60 57 97 (played perfect tennis until 60 53)
Def Hantuchova, Eastbourne 2002 SF 63 61
Def Kuznetsova, Eastbourne 2006 SF
Def Jankovic, Wimbledon 2006 4th round

Clay
Def Venus, RG 2004 QF 63 64 (such a clever match that day)
Def Ivanovic, RG 2006 3rd round 62 63 (amazing game plan, great match)
Def Capriati, RG 2004 SF 62 62
Def Venus, Fed Cup 2005
Def Dementieva, RG 2004 Final 62 61

Indoors
Def Henin, Leipzig 2003 Final 36 63 63 (the last 2 sets were the best I've seen Nastya play, she was outhitting that bitch)
Def Davenport, YEC RR 76 64
Def Dementieva, Moscow 2004 Final 75 60 (from 35 down)
Def Davenport, Moscow 2004 SF
Def Mauresmo, Moscow 2003 Final (her only win against Momo)

Hard
Def Capriati, Doha 2004 SF 62 62
Def Sharapova, San Diego 2004 QF 75 62
Def Rubin, AO 4th round 2004 67 62 62 (one of those great but forgotten match)
Def Hingis, New Haven 2002 QF 67 64 60 (from 76 40 down)
Def Zvonareva, San Diego 2004 SF 62 67 76 saving 9 MPs

blistering
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:23 PM
what kind of "hardcore" Matha stans you guys are? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tze2w-NFKq4&t=9m55s

I didn't know Rod Laver Arena's roof itself had the ability to produce sunlight while being closed
http://oi45.tinypic.com/8vxker.jpg

Right? I've watched that match a gazillion times :lol: there was actually a mild breeze that evening.

Anyways, Maria's top choices on each surface seem very obvious, I think we can all agree. Her YEC semi this year against Azarenka would be the obvious choice out of her matches won indoors. That or the 2005 Tokyo final against Davenport.

dsanders06
Dec 12th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Clijsters:

OUTDOOR HARD COURTS

01 US Open SF 2009: def. Serena Williams 6-4 7-5
02 US Open QF 2005: def. Venus Williams 4-6 7-5 6-1
03 US Open SF 2005: def. Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-7 6-3
04 US Open F 2010: def. Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 (very underrated)
05 US Open SF 2010: def. Venus Williams 4-6 7-6 6-4


CLAY

Trying to find 5 great claycourt matches that Kim played just illustrates the point I always make that it was her worst surface :lol: The only one that I think even approaches great (for a player of Kim's calibre) is her loss to Henin in the German Open final in '03 imo.


GRASS

01 Wimbledon 4R 2005: l. to Davenport 6-3 6-7 6-3
02 Wimbledon SF 2006: l. to Henin 6-4 7-6
03 Eastbourne SF 2005: def. Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4 (I have a hazy memory of this being a really good match)

blistering
Dec 13th, 2012, 01:30 AM
Clijsters:

OUTDOOR HARD COURTS

01 US Open SF 2009: def. Serena Williams 6-4 7-5
02 US Open QF 2005: def. Venus Williams 4-6 7-5 6-1
03 US Open SF 2005: def. Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-7 6-3
04 US Open F 2010: def. Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 (very underrated)
05 US Open SF 2010: def. Venus Williams 4-6 7-6 6-4


CLAY

Trying to find 5 great claycourt matches that Kim played just illustrates the point I always make that it was her worst surface :lol: The only one that I think even approaches great (for a player of Kim's calibre) is her loss to Henin in the German Open final in '03 imo.


GRASS

01 Wimbledon 4R 2005: l. to Davenport 6-3 6-7 6-3
02 Wimbledon SF 2006: l. to Henin 6-4 7-6
03 Eastbourne SF 2005: def. Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4 (I have a hazy memory of this being a really good match)

What about indoors? Clijsters was a beast on that surface in her prime years.

Geisha
Dec 13th, 2012, 02:58 AM
So many matches where Serena just slaughtered her opponents...

6-1 6-1 vs. Sharapova '07 Miami
6-3 6-2 vs. Safina '08 NYC
6-2 6-0 vs. Henin '08 Miami
6-1 6-2 vs. Davenport '01 Indian Wells
6-2 6-2 vs. Venus '02 Miami

6-1 6-2 vs. Mauresmo '03 Paris
6-1 6-3 vs. Sharapova '12 Madrid
6-1 6-3 vs. Azarenka '12 Madrid
6-1 6-1 vs. Stosur '12 Charleston
6-1 6-1 vs. Pierce '02 Paris

6-3 6-2 vs. Henin '03 Wimbledon
6-3 6-2 vs. Mauresmo '02 Wimbledon
6-1 6-1 vs. Capriati '04 Wimbledon
6-0 6-1 vs. Sharapova '12 OG
6-1 6-2 vs. Azarenka '12 OG

6-0 6-3 vs. Safina '09 Melbourne
6-1 6-2 vs. Sharapova '07 Melbourne
6-4 6-3 vs. Sharapova '12 Istanbul

MashaAzarenka
Dec 13th, 2012, 03:06 AM
Outdoor Hard
2008 Australian Open QF: Maria Sharapova def. Justine Henin 6-4, 6-0

Indoor Hard
2012 YEC RR: Maria Sharapova def. Agnieszka Radwanska 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

Clay
2012 Stuttgart QF: Maria Sharapova def. Sam Stosur 6-7(7), 7-6(5), 7-5

Grass
2004 Wimbledon F: Maria Sharapova def. Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4

MashaAzarenka
Dec 13th, 2012, 03:14 AM
Outdoor Hard
2012 Australian Open SF: Victoria Azarenka def. Kim Clijsters 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Indoor Hard
2012 YEC RR: Victoria Azarenka def. Angelique Kerber 6-7(13), 7-6(2), 6-4

Clay
2009 French Open 4R: Victoria Azarenka def. Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-3

Grass
2012 Wimbledon 4R: Victoria Azarenka def. Ana Ivanovic 6-1, 6-0

ScrubLove
Dec 13th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Lena

Outdoor Hard
Lena def. Serena - 2008 Olympic QF: 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Indoor Hard
Lena def. Hingis - 2006 Tokyo F: 6-2, 6-0
Lena def. Serena - 2007 Moscow F: 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Clay
Lena def. Mauresmo - 2005 Fed Cup F: 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Lena def. Pierce - 2005 Fed Cup F: 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 (more because Mary had just beaten her at the USO than the quality)

Grass
Serena def. Lena - 2009 Wimbledon SF: 6-7, 7-5, 8-6

Cosmic Voices
Dec 13th, 2012, 10:49 AM
Outdoor Hard
2008 Australian Open QF: Maria Sharapova def. Justine Henin 6-4, 6-0

Indoor Hard
2012 YEC RR: Maria Sharapova def. Agnieszka Radwanska 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

Clay
2012 Stuttgart QF: Maria Sharapova def. Sam Stosur 6-7(7), 7-6(5), 7-5

Grass
2004 Wimbledon F: Maria Sharapova def. Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4

:oh:
http://i46.tinypic.com/352hd9i.gif

Singleniacki
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:05 AM
Azarenka

Outdoor hard
1. IW '12 vs Radwanska
2. AO '10 vs Serena
3. AO '10 vs Zvonareva
4. AO '12 vs Sharapova
5. Beijing '12 vs Bartoli

Indoor hard
1. YEC '11 vs Li
2. YEC '11 vs Kvitova
3. Stuttgart '08 vs Dementieva (this is probably the tournament that made me a fan)
4. YEC '11 vs Bartoli
5. Memphis '09 vs Wozniacki (no one saw this match but putting it in anyway)

Clay
1. RG '09 vs Ivanovic (completely annihilated defending champion who claimed to be 'dizzy' L O L)
2. RG '09 vs Safina (only for the first set yeah)
3. Rome '11 vs Pavlyuchenkova
4. Stuttgart '12 vs Radwanska
5. Madrid '12 vs Li/Rome '09 vs Wozniacki (filler)

Grass
1. Eastbourne '10 vs Clijsters
2. Eastbourne '10 vs Bartoli
3. Wimbledon '12 vs Paszek
4. Wimbledon '11 vs Petrova
5. Wimbledon '11 vs Hantuchova

Is that a joke :spit:

Singleniacki
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:14 AM
Marion:

Hard
AO 09 R4: Jankovic
Miami 12 SF: Azarenka
Hopman Cup 12 RR: Gajdosova 6-0 6-0
USO 12 4th: Kvitova
Stanford F: V. Williams
Beijing 2nd 09: Zvonareva impressive because she came back from a set and 5-1 down despite having a horrid H2H)

Clay
The 5 matches she won at RG 2011

Grass
Wimbledon 07 4th: Jankovic
Wimbledon 07 SF: Henin
Wimbledon 07 F: lost to V. Williams
Wimbledon 11 4th: S. Williams
Eastbourne 11 F: Kvitova

Hanh Nguyen
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:15 AM
Lena

Outdoor Hard
Lena def. Serena - 2008 Olympic QF: 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Indoor Hard
Lena def. Hingis - 2006 Tokyo F: 6-2, 6-0
Lena def. Serena - 2007 Moscow F: 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Clay
Lena def. Mauresmo - 2005 Fed Cup F: 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Lena def. Pierce - 2005 Fed Cup F: 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 (more because Mary had just beaten her at the USO than the quality)

Grass
Serena def. Lena - 2009 Wimbledon SF: 6-7, 7-5, 8-6

I agree :)

Harry.
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Outdoor hard:
1. 2006 Montreal F, def. Hingis
2. 2008 Australian Open QF, def. V. Williams
3. 2008 Indian Wells F, def. Kuznetsova
4. 2007 Sydney QF, def. Mauresmo
5. 2007 Los Angeles SF, def. Jankovic
6. 2010 Beijing 3R, def. Dementieva

Indoor hard:
1. 2007 Stuttgart 1R, def. Schnyder
2. 2008 YEC Madrid RR, def. Kuznetsova
3. 2004 Zurich 2R, l to. V. Williams
4. 2008 Linz F, def. Zvonareva
5. 2012 Fed Cup F vs. CZE, def. Kvitova

Clay:
1. 2007 French Open SF, def. Sharapova
2. 2005 French Open 4R, def. Mauresmo
3. 2008 French Open 4R, def. Cetkovska
4. 2007 Berlin F, def. Kuznetsova
5. 2008 French Open SF, def. Jankovic

Grass:
1. 2007 Wimbledon QF, def. Vaidisova
2. 2009 Wimbledon 3R, def. Stosur
3. 2006 Wimbledon 3R, def. Safina
4. 2007 Wimbledon 4R, def. Petrova

dsanders06
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:44 PM
Going to ignore the "favourite" part and do Serena :oh:


OUTDOOR HARD COURTS

01 US OPEN SF 2001: def. Hingis 6-3 6-2
02 US OPEN F 2002: def. Venus 6-4 6-3
03 MIAMI SF 2002: def. Venus 6-2 6-2
04 US OPEN SF 2002: def. Davenport 6-3 7-5
05 US OPEN F 2008: def. Jankovic 6-4 7-5


CLAY

01 ROLAND GARROS QF 2003: def. Mauresmo 6-1 6-2
02 ROLAND GARROS SF 2003: l. to Henin 6-2 4-6 7-5
03 CHARLESTON SF 2012: def. Stosur 6-1 6-1
04 ROLAND GARROS SF 2002: def. Pierce 6-1 6-1
05 ROLAND GARROS QF 2009: l. to Kuznetsova 7-6 5-7 6-3


GRASS

01 WIMBLEDON SF 2002: def. Mauresmo 6-2 6-1
02 WIMBLEDON F 2002: def. Venus 7-6 6-3
03 WIMBLEDON SF 2003: def. Henin 6-3 6-2
04 OLYMPICS F 2012: def. Sharapova 6-0 6-1
05 WIMBLEDON QF 2009: def. Azarenka 6-2 6-3


INDOOR HARD COURTS

01 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 2007: def. Sharapova 6-1 6-2 (feels weird to count this as indoors, but oh well)
02 YEC F 2012: def. Sharapova 6-4 6-3

Strangely, I really can't think of any other truly great indoors performances from her :scratch: Her matches at the YEC in '01 were nothing special, nor were her other matches at this year's.

Soliloque
Dec 14th, 2012, 05:18 AM
Kim.

Outdoor hard

1. Clijsters def. S.Williams 6-4 7-5 USO SF 2009
2. Clijsters def. V.Williams 4-6 7-5 6-1 USO QF 2005
3. Clijsters def. Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 USO Final 2010
3. Clijsters def. Sharapova 6-2 6-7 6-3 USO SF 2005
4. Clijsters def. Mauresmo 6-1 6-0 Miami SF 2005

Honorable mentions : Clijsters def. Davenport 6-2 6-3 USO 2003 ; Clijsters def. Mauresmo 6-1 6-4 USO 2003 ; Clijsters def. Henin 6-3 4-6 7-6 Brisbane 2010

Indoor hard

1. Clijsters def. Mauresmo 6-2 6-0 YEC F 2003
2. Clijsters def. S.Williams 7-5 6-3 YEC F 2002
3. Clijsters def. Capriati 4-6 6-3 6-0 YEC SF 2003
4. Clijsters def. Henin 5-7 6-4 6-2 Filderstadt Final 2003
5. Davenport def. Clijsters 1-6 6-3 7-6 YEC SF 2001

Red clay/Green clay (indoor or outdoor)

1. Capriati def. Clijsters 1-6 6-4 12-10 French Open Final 2001
2. Henin def. Clijsters 6-4 4-6 7-5 Berlin Final 2003
3. Clijsters def. Henin 2-6 7-5 6-3 French Open SF 2001
4. Clijsters def. V.Williams 1-6 6-4 6-3 Hamburg Final 2002
5. Clijsters def. Mauresmo 3-6 7-6 6-0 Rome Final 2003


Grass

1. Davenport def. Clijsters 6-3 6-7 6-3 Wimbledon 4th Round 2005
2. Henin def. Clijsters 6-4 7-6 Wimbledon SF 2006
3. Clijsters def. Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4 Eastbourne SF 2005
4. Clijsters def. Henin 2-6 6-2 6-3 Wimbledon 4thR 2010
5. Clijsters def. Safarova 6-1 6-0 Eastbourne 2ndR 2010

Carlsbadwanska
Dec 14th, 2012, 01:23 PM
Agnieszka:

Outdoor hard:
1.Radwanska def. Petkovic 7-5 0-6 6-4 Beijing F 2012 (personal best)
2.Radwanska def. Zvonareva 6-3 6-4 Carlsbad F 2012
3.Radwanska def. Kerber 6-1 6-1 Tokyo SF 2012
4.Radwanska def. Schiavone 6-0 6-2 Miami R4 2011
5.Radwanska def. Kuznetsova 6-2 7-5 YEC RR 2008

Indoor hard:
1.Radwanska lt. Wickmayer 6-1 6-7(6) 5-7 FedCup IIWG 2010
2.Radwanska def. Errani 6-7 7-5 6-4 YEC RR 2012
3.Radwanska def. Safarova 6-3 7-6(9) Linz QF 2009
4.Radwanska def. Zvonareva 1-6 6-2 7-5 YEC RR 2011
5.Radwanska lt. Sharapova 7-5 5-7 5-7 YEC RR 2012

Grass:
1.Radwanska def. Petrova 6-4 6-7 6-4 Eatbourne F 2008
2.Radwanska def. Kerber 6-3 6-4 Wimbledon SF 2012
3.Radwanska def. Oudin 6-4 7-5 Wimbledon R4 2009
4.Radwanska def. Kuznetsova 6-4 1-6 7-5 Wimbledon R4 2008
5.Radwanska def. Kirilenko 7-5 4-6 7-5 Wimbledon QF 2012

Clay:
1.Radwanska def. Schiavone 6-1 6-3 Stuttgart R2 2011
2.Radwanska def. Cornet 6-4 6-4 Roland Garros R3 2008
3.Radwanska def. Ivanovic 6-1 2-6 6-4 Rome R3 2009
4.Radwanska def. Errani 6-0 6-1 Madrid R2 2012
5.Radwanska def. Wickmayer 6-4 6-4 Roland Garros 2011

Geisha
Dec 14th, 2012, 01:46 PM
Going to ignore the "favourite" part and do Serena :oh:


OUTDOOR HARD COURTS

01 US OPEN SF 2001: def. Hingis 6-3 6-2
02 US OPEN F 2002: def. Venus 6-4 6-3
03 MIAMI SF 2002: def. Venus 6-2 6-2
04 US OPEN SF 2002: def. Davenport 6-3 7-5
05 US OPEN F 2008: def. Jankovic 6-4 7-5


CLAY

01 ROLAND GARROS QF 2003: def. Mauresmo 6-1 6-2
02 ROLAND GARROS SF 2003: l. to Henin 6-2 4-6 7-5
03 CHARLESTON SF 2012: def. Stosur 6-1 6-1
04 ROLAND GARROS SF 2002: def. Pierce 6-1 6-1
05 ROLAND GARROS QF 2009: l. to Kuznetsova 7-6 5-7 6-3


GRASS

01 WIMBLEDON SF 2002: def. Mauresmo 6-2 6-1
02 WIMBLEDON F 2002: def. Venus 7-6 6-3
03 WIMBLEDON SF 2003: def. Henin 6-3 6-2
04 OLYMPICS F 2012: def. Sharapova 6-0 6-1
05 WIMBLEDON QF 2009: def. Azarenka 6-2 6-3


INDOOR HARD COURTS

01 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 2007: def. Sharapova 6-1 6-2 (feels weird to count this as indoors, but oh well)
02 YEC F 2012: def. Sharapova 6-4 6-3

Strangely, I really can't think of any other truly great indoors performances from her :scratch: Her matches at the YEC in '01 were nothing special, nor were her other matches at this year's.

Was the 2009 AO final indoors? I think it was.

dsanders06
Dec 14th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Was the 2009 AO final indoors? I think it was.

No, it was an outdoors night match.

mikepails
Dec 14th, 2012, 08:51 PM
I will do my 2 favorites.

Serena:

Clay

1. loses to Henin Berlin 2002 6-2, 1-6, 7-6
2. defeats Henin Rome 2002 7-6, 6-4
3. loses to Henin Roland Garros 2003 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
4. loses to Henin Charleston 2003 6-4, 6-3
5. defeats Stosur Charleston 2012 6-1, 6-1

wow it is amazing how Henin always played her very best tennis vs Henin on clay, I guess the challenge motivated her.


Hard courts

1. 2001 U.S Open semis defeats Hingis 6-3, 6-2
2. 2007 Australian Open final defeats Sharapova 6-1, 6-1
3. 2009 Australian Open final defeats Safina 6-0, 6-3
4. 2002 Miami quarters defeats Hingis 6-4, 6-0
5. 2001 Indian Wells quarters defeats Davenport 6-1, 6-1


Grass:

1. 2003 Wimbledon semis defeats Henin 6-3, 6-2

2. 2002 Wimbledon final defeats Venus 7-6, 6-3
3. 2008 Wimbledon final loses Serena 7-5, 6-4
4. 2009 Wimbledon semis defeats Mauresmo 6-2, 6-1
5. 2000 Wimbledon quarters defeats Raymond 6-0, 6-2


Indoors

1. 2012 WTA Championships defeats Radwanska 6-2, 6-1
2. 2001 WTA Championships defeats Testud 6-3, 6-0
3. 2001 WTA Championships defeats Henin 6-3, 7-6
4. 2009 WTA Championships defeats Venus 6-2, 7-6
5. 2009 WTA Championships defeats Venus 5-7 6-4 7-6 (4)


Henin:

Clay

1. 2005 French Open final- defeats Pierce 6-1, 6-1
2. 2007 French Open semis- defeats Jankovic 6-2, 6-2
3. 2007 French Open final- defeats Ivanovic 6-1, 6-2
4. 2005 Berlin quarters- defeats Sharapova 6-2, 6-4
5. 2003 Charleston final- defeats Serena 6-4, 6-3


Grass:

1. 2007 Wimbledon quarters defeats Serena 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
2. 2007 Eastborne final defeats Mauresmo 7-5 6-7 (7) 7-6 (2)
3. 2001 Wimbledon semis defeats Capriati 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
4. 2003 Wimbledon quarters defeats Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-2
5. 2002 Wimbledon quarters defeats Seles 7-5, 7-6


Hard courts

1. 2007 U.S Open defeats Serena 7-6, 6-1
2. 2007 U.S Open defeats Venus 7-6, 6-4
3. 2004 Indian Wells final defeats Davenport 6-1, 6-4
4. 2003 Canadian Open final defeats Krasnoroutskaya 6-1, 6-0
5. 2007 U.S Open defeats Safina 6-2, 6-0

Indoors

1. 2006 WTA Championships defeats Sharapova 6-2, 7-6
2. 2006 WTA Championships defeats Mauresmo 6-4, 6-3
3. 2007 WTA Championships defeats Bartoli 6-0, 6-0
4. 2007 WTA Championships defeats Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3
5. 2003 WTA Championships defeats Capriati 6-2, 6-1

Lighter
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Marion:

Hard
AO 09 R4: Jankovic
Miami 12 SF: Azarenka
Hopman Cup 12 RR: Gajdosova 6-0 6-0
USO 12 4th: Kvitova
Stanford F: V. Williams
Beijing 2nd 09: Zvonareva impressive because she came back from a set and 5-1 down despite having a horrid H2H)

Clay
The 5 matches she won at RG 2011

Grass
Wimbledon 07 4th: Jankovic
Wimbledon 07 SF: Henin
Wimbledon 07 F: lost to V. Williams
Wimbledon 11 4th: S. Williams
Eastbourne 11 F: KvitovaOn clay, you forgot win over Elena Dementieva 2007 RG. And on indoor hard, how can you erase 2006 Quebec final : win 6-0 6-0 over Olga Pouchkova.

Barktra
Dec 14th, 2012, 10:08 PM
Petra

Grass

1. Wimb '10 4th R vs Woznaicki
2. Wimb '11 SF vs Azarenka
3. Wimb '11 F vs Sharapova
4. Wimb '10 3rd R vs Azarenka
5. Wimb '11 QF vs Pironkova

Indoor Hard

1. Paris Indoors '11 F vs Clijsters
2. YEC '11 F vs Azarenka
3. Brisabne F '11 vs Petkovic
4. YEC '11 RR vs Wozniacki
5. YEC '11 RR vs Zvonareva

Hard

1. AO 3rd round '11 vs Stosur
2. Montreal QF '12 vs Bartoli
3. USO 4th round '09 vs Safina
4. AO 4th round '11 vs Penntena
5. New Haven SF '12 vs Errani

Clay

1. Madrid SF '11 vs Li
2. Madrid F '11 vs Azarenka
3. Madrid 3rd round '11 vs Zvonareva
4. FO '11 4th round '11 vs Li
5. Stuttgart QF '12 vs Kerber

mikepails
Dec 14th, 2012, 10:11 PM
04 US OPEN SF 2002: def. Davenport 6-3 7-5
05 US OPEN F 2008: def. Jankovic 6-4 7-5

I wouldnt put those in Serena's top 5. She had periods of sloppy play in both.


CLAY

01 ROLAND GARROS QF 2003: def. Mauresmo 6-1 6-2
02 ROLAND GARROS SF 2003: l. to Henin 6-2 4-6 7-5
03 CHARLESTON SF 2012: def. Stosur 6-1 6-1
04 ROLAND GARROS SF 2002: def. Pierce 6-1 6-1
05 ROLAND GARROS QF 2009: l. to Kuznetsova 7-6 5-7 6-3

I had forgotten that Mauresmo match. I will have to add that to my list later. Probably her best performance ever on clay. The Pierce match was good but Pierce was so slow and fat around then it was hard to guage. I dont think she played anywhere near her best in that Kuznetsova loss.


INDOOR HARD COURTS

01 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 2007: def. Sharapova 6-1 6-2 (feels weird to count this as indoors, but oh well)
02 YEC F 2012: def. Sharapova 6-4 6-3

She played some great matches at the 2001 and 2009 WTA Championships too.