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debopero
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:11 AM
:oh:

By "best" I essentially mean most consistently sharp and dominating, as in players who were in the zone for almost the entire match.

JarkaFish
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:12 AM
Serena. Just Serena.

Stonerpova
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:15 AM
Serena def. Stosur, Charleston SF. The best performance by a woman EVER as far as I'm concerned.

I just wanna mention Sharapova's annihilation of Kerber at Beijing because those were probably the best 9 consecutive games she's ever played.

debopero
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:23 AM
BEFORE I AM BITCHED OUT TO HIGH HEAVENS: I meant to put SHARAPOVA DEF. AZARENKA STUTTGART FINAL, NOT SHARAPOVA DEF. WOZNIACKI.

Pops Maellard
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:46 AM
As the commentator said, "this is butchery" :lol:.

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Sam L
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:50 AM
As the commentator said, "this is butchery" :lol:.

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So awesome, so awesome. :hysteric:

Serenita
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:51 AM
Hew else?

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Some got dragged and humiliated that day:drool:

Lord Sneeze
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Did people forget this. :worship:

Natural Joe
Dec 27th, 2012, 07:24 AM
VysbTmGGwsc

Did people forget this. :worship:

Legendary. :drool:

JarkaFish
Dec 27th, 2012, 07:26 AM
VysbTmGGwsc

Did people forget this. :worship:

Oh yeah, sorry Serena but this is objectively the most dominant performance in 2012.

:oh:

Seriously though, fantastic stuff from Shvedova. The peakiest of all peaks. Your fave could never.

:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Pump-it-UP
Dec 27th, 2012, 07:26 AM
Serena/Stosur in Charleston. Not even a contest. :lol:

nazzac
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:09 AM
No Golden set in the poll? You can't get more dominant in a set of tennis.

As far as overall match though, Serena vs Stosur.

SilverSlam
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:12 AM
Sharapova d. Wozniacki 6-1 6-4 at Stuttgart? WOZNIACKI? :spit: :facepalm:

Anyways Serena d. Stosur in Charleston or Maria d. Kerber in Beijing.

danieln1
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:13 AM
Serena vs Stosur was an epic massacre, still dont know how she got those 2 games. That was close to peak Pierce level :oh:

As for one set, Shvedova golden set OBVIOUSLY. It will be a very, very long time until someone (or her :oh: ) does it again.

Pops Maellard
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:17 AM
Nobody should be picking Olympic final. It was a windy day and we all know how Maria plays in the wind :lol:. Serena was steadier but it was nothing more than a good day from her, coupled by a terrible day for Maria.

Charleston was Stosur's best surface and she was made to look like a junior :bowdown:.

SerenaMJ
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:44 AM
Serena SF in Charleston, this is my FAVORITE match of the year.
That's when her dominant performance started. I still keep watching that match to remind myself how awesome it was. When I watched it live on tv, my jaw dropped to the floor after first few points and basically stayed there until the end. LOL Olympics final is a close second as I actually attended this match and boy it was so much better than actually seeing it on tv later. Serena was on a different level.

Sam L
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:58 AM
Serena SF in Charleston, this is my FAVORITE match of the year.
That's when her dominant performance started. I still keep watching that match to remind myself how awesome it was. When I watched it live on tv, my jaw dropped to the floor after first few points and basically stayed there until the end. LOL Olympics final is a close second as I actually attended this match and boy it was so much better than actually seeing it on tv later. Serena was on a different level.


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debopero
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Sharapova d. Wozniacki 6-1 6-4 at Stuttgart? WOZNIACKI? :spit: :facepalm:

Anyways Serena d. Stosur in Charleston or Maria d. Kerber in Beijing.

I corrected myself...

fouc
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:09 AM
I corrected myself...

how on earth did u not include the first golden set in the history of women's tennis? :lol: u can pretty much close this thread and start a new one.

debopero
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:33 AM
how on earth did u not include the first golden set in the history of women's tennis? :lol: u can pretty much close this thread and start a new one.

There is the "other" option. Feel free to use it :) .

Maddox
Dec 27th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Simply Serena :p

Kuzzy24
Dec 27th, 2012, 01:10 PM
Stosur had to serve like 3 aces in a row to win her first game. The points in that match and the gets serena got to were incredible

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 27th, 2012, 01:28 PM
As the commentator said, "this is butchery" :lol:.

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So awesome, so awesome. :hysteric:

Can someone make a gif of her celebrating the point won with a 450 degrees turned-fist pump (gt to 2-0 in the second set)?:lol:

Upgraded
Dec 27th, 2012, 01:53 PM
The whole olympic demolition was the performance of the year.

Break My Rapture
Dec 27th, 2012, 01:55 PM
LOL the Olympics final wasn't really anything special. Serena was way better in her dismantling of Stosur in Charleston.

The IW semi in which Azarenka destroys probably the best defender on Tour in 2012 with ease also deserves way more votes than it has now, that would have been a double bagel if not for the brainfart.

ZeroSumGame
Dec 27th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Serena's clinic at the London Olympics ...complete & utter destruction #BloodyHell :worship:

Lost only 17 games in six matches, destroying former #2 and 3 former #1s & current #1 ...pundits billed it the best performance ever in Olympics tennis history.

...and to lose only 1 game in the finals? whoaa :wavey:

Slamlesswanska
Dec 27th, 2012, 02:47 PM
Radwanska - Kerber from Tokyo should be mentioned.

sweetadri06
Dec 27th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Serena's run at the Olympics. Completely dismantled everyone on her way to the title. It's one for the ages.

Renalicious
Dec 27th, 2012, 03:15 PM
Stuttgart, Serena.

StarDuvallGrant
Dec 27th, 2012, 03:15 PM
Serena vs. Sam for me.

Much respect to the golden set though.

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iWill
Dec 27th, 2012, 03:18 PM
I voted Serena at the Olympics. The Charleston match was definitely a close 2nd, but I chose the Olympics because Serena came into the tournament and from day 1 she was strictly on business. If she had played Maria or Azarenka in the final I doubt the scoreline would have been much different.

The match against Stosur was phenomenal from Serena. She played really well and she wanted to get back at Sam for that USO final (clearly)

JoPova
Dec 27th, 2012, 03:18 PM
Serena has so many great performances this year, but I have to give this one to Shvedova's golden set at Wimbledon.

V-MAC
Dec 27th, 2012, 03:20 PM
Venus/Errani at Cincinatti :inlove:

*Jool*
Dec 27th, 2012, 03:46 PM
I voted too fast , should have voted for Charleston SF

Craig.
Dec 27th, 2012, 04:13 PM
Serena-Stosur.

NashaMasha
Dec 27th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Beijing Sharapova def Kerber 6-0 3-0 ( TKO after 9th round using boxing terminology )
Just because Kerber really tried her best and almost all games were competitive, but still was beaten heavily and forced to throw in the towel

doomsday
Dec 27th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Serena vs Stosur.

Rex59
Dec 27th, 2012, 04:45 PM
Stuttgart......Vika v Mona. Mona with over "60 winners" in a 3-set loss. Her winners were simply draw-dropping.

J4m3ka
Dec 27th, 2012, 04:51 PM
Serena-Stosur Charleston, Serena-Maria Madrid, Olympics, YEC.

Can't decide which one, but probably in that order :oh:

powerpuff27
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:19 PM
Serena vs Stosur in Charleston probably, with Serena vs Sharapova at the Olympics 2nd.

rjd1111
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Olympic Final

Total Domination of No 2 ranked player in the World.

A Tennis clinic sponsored by the " Williams Tennis Association "

tennisbum79
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:33 PM
As the commentator said, "this is butchery" :lol:.

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Indeed. No better word to describe this demolition.

tennisbum79
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:35 PM
The fact that Olympic final show how dominant Serena has been this year.
Debopero shows generosity and fairness to the the rest of the players by limiting Serena's entries to only 2.

powerpuff27
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:36 PM
Olympic Final

Total Domination of No 2 ranked player in the World.

A Tennis clinic sponsored by the " Williams Tennis Association "

I never thought of that name, but that is a good one. WTA could actually be that given the letters, and it basicallly has been that the last 15 years despite the fine depth around them.

tennisbum79
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:39 PM
I never thought of that name, but that is a good one. WTA could actually be that given the letters, and it basicallly has been that the last 15 years despite the fine depth around them.
These ( Williams Tennis Assocication) were used often when the Venus And Serena burst on the scene, making the finals of all 4 GS

powerpuff27
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:41 PM
There should be 2 categories, best Serena performance, and best non Serena performance so those other great players have a chance to have some of their own fine performances recognized, which is impossible made to go up against Serena`s best.

tennisbum79
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:44 PM
There should be 2 categories, best Serena performance, and best non Serena performance so those other great players have a chance to have some of their own fine performances recognized, which is impossible made to go up against Serena`s best.
Fair point

JarkaFish
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:46 PM
There should be 2 categories, best Serena performance, and best non Serena performance so those other great players have a chance to have some of their own fine performances recognized, which is impossible made to go up against Serena`s best.
Not really, Shvedova's golden set tops any set Serena's played this year for sure.

Errani only hit 1 unforced error. :eek:

powerpuff27
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:51 PM
These ( Williams Tennis Assocication) were used often when the Venus And Serena burst on the scene, making the finals of all 4 GS

The amazing thing is they were so good and so young at the time people thought it could be that way for a whole decade to come which it probably could have without all the family, injury, and illess problems. Henin on clay would obviously have cut in for awhile, and maybe a couple others on clay, but that is it.

tennisbum79
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Not really, Shvedova's golden set tops any set Serena's played this year for sure.

Errani only hit 1 unforced error. :eek:
With all due respect to Shvedova's, I don't think her peformance can compare to Serena's demolition of Stosur
The proof is in the putting; despite Serena having 2 entries, she leads all others in both of her entries... and not even close.
And Serena Olympics final was left out

Sammo
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:55 PM
With all due respect to Shvedova's, I don't think her peformance can compare to Serena's demolition of Stosur

At least for one set :lol: I didn't entirely like Sam's attitude in the demolition job Serena gave her, she was like "Oh Serena is in God mode, hehe now I have an excuse for losing", at least when Sam was in God mode against Zvonareva Bepa got angry and more or less got a little bit of her dignity back.

Pops Maellard
Dec 27th, 2012, 11:23 PM
At least for one set :lol: I didn't entirely like Sam's attitude in the demolition job Serena gave her, she was like "Oh Serena is in God mode, hehe now I have an excuse for losing", at least when Sam was in God mode against Zvonareva Bepa got angry and more or less got a little bit of her dignity back.
Stosur doesn't really get angry though - not her style. Except the RG semi. I heard some F-bombs :sobbing:.

Pump-it-UP
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:03 AM
Venus/Errani at Cincinatti :inlove:

The second set in particular. :drool:

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MashaAzarenka
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:08 AM
I'm the only one who voted for Azarenka/Ivanovic lol. I voted for that match because I feel like Vika was playing out of her mind that day. Ana didn't even play completely terrible. The reason I didn't vote for Serena/Sharapova is because although Serena was playing fantastic tennis, Maria was playing awful.

viktory
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:21 AM
serena def. Stosur,charlseton.

Lucyxx
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:24 AM
Not so sure if that Serena def Stosur @ Charleston was more Serena as it was Stosur coming up with less than an A game that day.

Sam just didn't believe she could beat Serena (at the end you could see it) and that watered down the match IMO.

Grigorpova
Dec 28th, 2012, 10:51 AM
Despite Stosur being my fave, Serena destroying her at Charleston was the best I've seen Serena play in years.

debopero
Dec 28th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Not so sure if that Serena def Stosur @ Charleston was more Serena as it was Stosur coming up with less than an A game that day.

Sam just didn't believe she could beat Serena (at the end you could see it) and that watered down the match IMO.

I actually don't think so. Sam fought hard in the first few games even when Serena was playing great tennis. Plus, why would Sam believe that she couldn't beat Serena? She's done it two times already in important matches.

Vincey!
Dec 28th, 2012, 03:29 PM
I would either go with Serena def Sharapova in Madrid or Sharapova def Kerber in Beijing or Serena def Stosur in Charleston.