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jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:18 AM
Out of all the rounds in grandslams, my favourite round is the quarter-finals. usually, because they are of such high quality

this year we saw

petrova bt zvonareva 6/1 4/6 6/3 (great rallies)
serena bt capriati 2/6 6/2 6/3 (classic)
venus bt davenport 6/2 2/6 6/1 (classic)
clijsters bt farina-elia 5/7 6/0 6/1 (unexpected challenge from farina)

my all time favourite is 1999 wimbledon

graf bt venus 6/2 3/6 6/4, such high quality......

whats YOUR favourite quarter-final and why??? :wavey:

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:58 AM
another favourite of mine is again wimbledon 1999

lucic bt tauziat 4/6 6/4 7/5 (my second favourite player of all time beating a grass court specialist to go through to a grandslam semi playing great tennis!!!!

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:59 AM
Seles def V Williams, Aus Open 2002, emotional fighting from Seles.

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:02 AM
Seles def V Williams, Aus Open 2002, emotional fighting from Seles.

i'm not a fan of seles at all but i agree this was a great match, the fight in seles was so emotional to watch.

Gandalf
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:30 AM
Davenport bt. Pierce, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, US'99
Seles bt. MJF, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, RG'97
Rubin bt. ASV, 6-2, 4-6, 16-14, AO'96

hingis-seles
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:34 AM
M.Hingis def S.Williams 6-2, 3-6, 8-6. 2001 Australian Open

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:34 AM
how could i forget the rubin v sanchez??!!

i never got a chance to see this one. what was the match like??

hingis-seles
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:39 AM
Seles def V Williams, Aus Open 2002, emotional fighting from Seles.

Good choice. :worship: Love this match! :yeah:

jenn
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:55 AM
2001 was a particularly great year for GS quarterfinals, as well as the Hingis/Williams Epic there was also:

V. Williams def Coetzer (Aus Open) 2-6 6-1 8-6 (see sawing battle)
Capriati def Seles 5-7 6-4 6-2 (Aus Open) - Jenn announced "I'm Back"

Two classics from the Jenn/Serena rivalry:
Capriati def S. Williams at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon

Also probably the most underrated quarterfinal of our time at the US Open
S Williams def L. Davenport 6-3 6-7(7) 7-5 (This was the match when Serena announced she was going to be a force to be reckoned with - no more choking like agst J. Cap - and then she went on to dominate the next year)

Also never forget that great Wimbledon quarterfinal between Venus and Martina in 2000. That was another great page in their rivalry, and an important turning point for Venus as she went on to win her first GS

jenn
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:58 AM
Another great one:
Sanchez Vicario def Habsudova, French Open 1996

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:01 AM
i don't think serena v lindsay us open 01 is underrated. everyone knows its a classic!!

they showed it on eurosport's classic matches a few weeks ago

jenn
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:03 AM
i don't think serena v lindsay us open 01 is underrated. everyone knows its a classic!!

they showed it on eurosport's classic matches a few weeks ago

I mean compared to the Hingis/Williams QF at the Aus Open. It might just be underrated because I am in Australia :tape:

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:05 AM
jenn, did u see the sanchez v habsudova match?

if yes, what was it like? i heard there was a bit of controversy at the end, but cant remember what it was about.........

hingis-seles
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:08 AM
jenn, did u see the sanchez v habsudova match?

if yes, what was it like? i heard there was a bit of controversy at the end, but cant remember what it was about.........

The crowd booed Aranxta because she moonballed her way to victory.

irma
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:10 AM
philadelphia 98 sadly didn't see it, but that score probably gave me the most joy on the day or night in this case (from a quarterfinal perspective then)

oh wait it's about slams

wimbledon 95 mary joe 6:3 6:0

steffi is not often totally satisfied about a set, this time she was;)

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:11 AM
The crowd booed Aranxta because she moonballed her way to victory.

oh well, it won her the match!!! habsudova was in great form though, i saw her fourth round win over huber and was very impressed, she just missed out on the semi's!!

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:12 AM
philadelphia 98 sadly didn't see it, but that score probably gave me the most joy on the day or night in this case (from a quarterfinal perspective then)

i'm not being rude, but what the heck are u talking about?

jenn
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:12 AM
oh well, it won her the match!!! habsudova was in great form though, i saw her fourth round win over huber and was very impressed, she just missed out on the semi's!!

Yep and she had also beaten Martina H in the third round. Karina was always one of my faves. SO much talent unfulfilled :sad:

jenn
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:13 AM
i'm not being rude, but what the heck are u talking about?

Graf def Hingis in the philadelphia 98 quarters, knowing Irma's obsession with Steffi :p

irma
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:15 AM
i'm not being rude, but what the heck are u talking about?

well steffi baggeled a certain player in the third set. after all the surgeries and injuries of the two years before
that was incredible satisfying :devil:

jenn
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:15 AM
well steffi baggeled a certain player in the third set. after all the surgeries and injuries of the two years before
that was incredible satisfying :devil:

I knew you were talking bout that :p

irma
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:17 AM
I stay to my obession so it's alright;)

jenn
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:19 AM
I stay to my obession so it's alright;)

:lol:

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:24 AM
well my favourite player is graf too!! and ANY win of her's is satisfying!

hingis-seles
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:37 AM
oh well, it won her the match!!! habsudova was in great form though, i saw her fourth round win over huber and was very impressed, she just missed out on the semi's!!

I agree....try explaining that to the French crowds, which need an excuse to start booing... :fiery:

bandabou
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:39 AM
Classic qrtr-finals:
Martina H def Serena ´01 Oz open.
Serena def Lindsay ´01 U.S. open( say welcome to the Serena-era! She stopped the qrtrs-only trend where the trend started: at the U.S. open.)
Serena def Jen. ´03 Wimbledon: 31 and 26 strokes rallies on grass?! :eek:

jimbo mack
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:39 AM
i hate the french crowds!! :fiery:

just look remember how these poor players were treated

sanchez-vicario
serena
pierce
hingis
testud just to name a few

hingis-seles
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:41 AM
i hate the french crowds!! :fiery:

just look remember how these poor players were treated

sanchez-vicario
serena
pierce
hingis
testud just to name a few

They even booed Monica when she played Amelie and Mary in 2000. :mad:

Kart
Nov 28th, 2003, 12:03 PM
philadelphia 98 sadly didn't see it, but that score probably gave me the most joy on the day or night in this case (from a quarterfinal perspective then)

oh wait it's about slams

wimbledon 95 mary joe 6:3 6:0

steffi is not often totally satisfied about a set, this time she was;)

I have to agree with you about Philadelphia being just so satisfying - a 6-0 set against the world no.1 if I remember correctly :D. Of course it was just the beginning of the five top ten players in a row :banana: (only one of which I was :sad: about - you know which ;)).

Wimbledon 1995 :worship:. The only two times I've heard Steffi really satisfies with herself were after that match and after US open 1996.

QF I have loved:

Venus vs Steffi 1999 Wimbledon :yeah:
Gaby vs Mary Joe 1995 US open (6-1, 5-1 lead and actually a win this time :devil: )
Seles vs Venus 2002 although I haven't seen it all yet :o
Serena vs JenCap Wimbledon 2001

I'm sure there are more, I'll have to think.

Mister B
Nov 28th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Hingis VS Serena AO 2001
Venus VS Hingis WB 2000
Serena VS Davenport US 2001