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GoSandrine
May 10th, 2004, 11:33 PM
Ok, I'm pouting cause my fave lost today. ;) Please share in my grief and name five losses your fave has suffered you wish she could have back. I've listed five below for mine. :bigwave:


2002 French Open 128 L Paola SUAREZ (ARG)6-2 5-7 1-6

I flew to Paris and was there to witness this in person. After a successful year in 2001 and a successful clay court season reaching quarters in Berlin and Rome, Sandrine gets a most horrible draw. She's in control of the match until 6-2, 5-4, 40-15, loses two match points and Paola runs away with the match in Sandrine's farewell appearance before leaving the tour to have a baby.

2001 WTA Tour Championships SF L Serena WILLIAMS (USA)3-6 0-6 After cutting down Amelie and Jennifer (to end Jen's chances of winding up as year end Number One) Sandrine ran out of steam and Serena wins the last nine games of the match. Little did Sandrine know that Lindsay would retire after injuring herself on the last point of her SF against Kim. Sandrine effectively would have taken the trophy home had she won this match.

2001 French Open 16 L Martina HINGIS (SUI)1-6 6-2 2-6

Sandrine looks to end a 0-13 mark against Martina in front of the home crowd. She gets whitewashed in the first set (someone actualy throws an egg on the court) but battles back to the delight of the partisan crowd to take the second set. Martina plays a dazzling third set for the victory.

1997 Wimbledon 16 L Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA)6-4 5-7 10-12

After upsetting Monica then World Number Two in the third round Sandrine falls to countrywoman Nathalie in three grueling sets. I'm sure this one hurt.

1997 US Open QF L Venus Williams (USA) 5-7, 5-7

The closest Sandrine came to making a Grand Slam semifinal.

croat123
May 10th, 2004, 11:43 PM
Sprem:

L to Farina in Strausborg
L to Suarez in Vienna
L to Smashnova-Pistolesi is Sopot
L to Randrianteffy in Charleston
L to Venus in Berlin

jdog3008
May 10th, 2004, 11:47 PM
Arantxa

95 Aus final
95 French final
95 Wimbledon final
96 French final
96 Wimbledon final

:sad:

Dokicfan17
May 10th, 2004, 11:48 PM
Dokic

L to Farina Elia in Strasbourg Final 2001/2002?
L to Seles Bronze Medal MATCH!!!! 2000
L to Daveport SF WIMBLEDON 2000
L to Capriati QF RG 2002...( sooooo close to winning...made errors on game points etc)
L to Davenport Tokyo 2004 ( 1 and 0....depressing )

bandabou
May 10th, 2004, 11:56 PM
Serena:
L to Justine SF RG 2003. Man, man, man....if she wins that match, she wins the GRAND SLAM for sure!
L to Martina H QF Oz open 2001. Another of those collapses by Serena. Hated her during those years. Couldn´t close out a match to safe her life.
L to Jennifer QF wimbledon 2001. Yet another collapse....really dissapointing, because Venus was ready to be brought down even that year.
L to Venus SF wimbledon 2000. Shame that one of the most dominating runs at Wimbledon EVER had to end like that.

charmedRic
May 11th, 2004, 12:00 AM
Kristina Brandi

1998 - Pattaya - Loss to Degucis in the SM, definitely could have won the whole thing.
1999 - Wimbledon - Loss to Grande in the 1st Round, after winning 's-Hertogenbosch.
2000 - Aussie or Wimbledon - Losses in the 4th round, just so that she reached a GS QF.
2001 - Hobart - The injury that killed her Rise In The Rankings! :(
2004 - Any 1 of her losses, I would love to turn her loss at Hobart into a TITLE.

*Jool*
May 11th, 2004, 12:02 AM
Martinez

1-loss to Steffi 36 76 36 RG95 SF (lead 00 or 15/40 on Steffi's serve at 3/3 3rd set)
2-loss to Pierce 26 57 RG00 F (wd have won if 3 sets, lost breakpoint for 66 2nd set)
3-loss to Henin 62 57 36 IW04 3R(wd have been her 700th win,vs n°1, what's better?)
4-loss to Venus 62 26 16 FCC04 F (wd have been 1st title since Berlin 00 the week of her 32nd birthday)
5-loss to Hingis 36 36 AO98 F(wd have won if 3 sets, lead the 2nd playing great)

Philip
May 11th, 2004, 12:03 AM
monica

1)6-0 6-0 loss to hingis

2)the loss to capriati in miami SF one year when she was so close to the win, had 2 mps eventually loses in the final set tiebreak.

3) SF loss to martina in the australian open

4) loss to hingis in the final of the chase champs 2000... was 7-6 4-2... lost 7-6 4-6 4-6!

5) all the loses to lindsay in finals ;)

but monica has had so many great wins that these loses dont really matter.
monica :kiss:

Sharapova's_Boy
May 11th, 2004, 12:04 AM
Kim Clijsters

:crying2: 2001 French Open Final - Capriati
:crying2: 2003 Australian Open Semi Final - Williams
:crying2: 2003 French Open Final - Henin-Hardenne
:crying2: 2003 US Open Final - Henin-Hardenne
:crying2: 2004 Australian Open Final - Henin-Hardenne

*Jool*
May 11th, 2004, 12:06 AM
I guess lots of Hingis's fan (I personnally liked her and regret that loss) wd say :
1. RG97 final vs Majoli !!!
...

Chunchun
May 11th, 2004, 12:09 AM
2000 US Open SF - ??
2003 Aus Open 1R - SCHWARTZ :o
2003 RG 1R - Sanzhez Lorenzo
2003 Zurich 2R - Petrova :firey:
2004 Aus Open 1R - Jankovic :o

VRULES
May 11th, 2004, 12:11 AM
Venus:

Linz FInal 2000 Davenport
USOpen SF 1999 Hingis
Wimbledon Final 2003 Serena
AO Final 2003 Serena
FO Ist Round 2001 Schett

faboozadoo15
May 11th, 2004, 12:14 AM
monica

1)6-0 6-0 loss to hingis

2)the loss to capriati in miami SF one year when she was so close to the win, had 2 mps eventually loses in the final set tiebreak.

3) SF loss to martina in the australian open

4) loss to hingis in the final of the chase champs 2000... was 7-6 4-2... lost 7-6 4-6 4-6!

5) all the loses to lindsay in finals ;)

but monica has had so many great wins that these loses dont really matter.
monica :kiss:
i'd DEFINITELY add monica's "loss" to steffi graf in the 92 wimbledon final. that's the only match she ever played where she didn't want to play her own game. i bet she regrets it big time, as it's a big gap in her trophy case.

faboozadoo15
May 11th, 2004, 12:15 AM
Kim Clijsters

:crying2: 2001 French Open Final - Capriati
:crying2: 2003 Australian Open Semi Final - Williams
:crying2: 2003 French Open Final - Henin-Hardenne
:crying2: 2003 US Open Final - Henin-Hardenne
:crying2: 2004 Australian Open Final - Henin-Hardenne
that wimbledon semi seems like anatural choice as well. that was hers for the taking.

PatM04
May 11th, 2004, 12:18 AM
Sammy
2002 QF final loss to Callens in Hawaii. She won the 1st set and lost the second 5-7. She didnt win another game

2003 SF loss to Zvonereva at Bol. Had she won this is would have been her final.

2003 2nd round loss to Schaul at US Open. She led 3-1 in the third and lost it 3-6.

2004 QF loss to Linetskaya in Dothan. Because I was there and saw her loose:(

2004 2nd round loss to Venus Williams in Family Circle cup. She led a set and 3-0. Would have been her biggest win to date.:(

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 11th, 2004, 12:18 AM
Jelena Dokic
L 2000 Olympics Bronze to seles
L 2000 wimbledon semis to davenport
L 2003 Us Open 2nd round to pierce
L 2003 Zurich final to henin hardenne
L 1999 Wimbledon quarters to stevenson

Philbo
May 11th, 2004, 12:32 AM
1) 1984 Oz Open vs Helena Sukova - Martina would have won her 7th consecutive slam, and got a calendar grand slam which would have shut a lot of people up later in life who did a backtrack and called her grand slam non valid as it wasnt in a calendar year..The ITF gave Martina one million bucks for her grand slam and recognised it as one at the time..If Martina had won this match it would have taken away the line of "Martina doesnt have a grand slam"...

2) 1994 Wimbledon Final vs COnchita Martinez - The one that got away. Conchita pulled the match of her life out of her ass and has never come as close to playing as good as she did that day...perfect finish for Martina etc etc..

3) 1987 French Final vs Steffi Graf - This would have given Martina 3 career french titles (and one less for Steffi lol), but more importantly it would have given Martina a grand slam victory over Graf on clay, easily Martina's worst surface to go along with ehr grand slam wins over Graf on grass and hardcourt..the fact that Martina served for the match at 5-4 in the 3rd and choked by double faulting twice to lose her serve was a bitter pill to swallow...

They are the 3 that really stand out, If I could change it I woul also have Martina win the 1985 French Final vs Evert and the 1988 Wimbledon final vs Graf.

Sonja
May 11th, 2004, 12:32 AM
L to Martina Hingis, Finals, Aussie Open, 1999
Ok, it was a great tourney for her and she truly accomplished so much but can you imagine it? A qualifier winning a Grand Slam and coming from nowhere to stun the world. *sigh* a girl can dream... :cool: :cool: ;)

L to Monica Seles, Finals, Rome, 2000
She makes it all the way to the final. And then the idiots here in my City show a frigging telethon and don't bother with covering the final. So I drive four hours away and rent a hotel room just so I can take my VCR and watch/tape the match. Pfffffttttt, the least she could have done is win it. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

L to Jana Kandarr, Rd 1, Roland Garros, 2001
Need I say more? I don't think so. :mad: :fiery: :rolleyes:

L to Anne Kremer, Rd 2, Amelia Island, 2002
I got the plane ticket accomodations and went to see her live for the first time. Had tickets for every day of the tournament. First match and I get to watch her self destruct right before my very eyes. I figure she owes me reimbursement for this catastrophe! :fiery: :rolleyes: :tape:

L to Serena Williams, SF, Wimbledon, 2002
After beating Anastasia and Jen she winds up in the SF only to be crushed by Serena. I understand Serena was playing great but Momo was a no show from the gitgo. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

L to Venus Williams, SF, US Open, 2002
She just did this to torture me I'm sure of it. 2002 I'm gonna make Sonja pay, must have been her motto. She got to the semis of another slam. The scoreline was so close, yet not close enough. :sad: :sad: :sad:

L to Serena Williams, F, Paris, 2003
First tourney back, such great stuff from her double bageling Elena D only to lose in the final to Serena who was just too good. I'd loved to have seen her get this one just because she was coming back from injury and it was her home tourney. Alas, it wasn't to be... :sad: :sad: :sad:

L to Chanda Rubin, Rd of 16, Miami, 2003
Ok, I see a pattern emerging here. Sonja again gets plane tickets and follows her heart to Miami. After narrowly winning her first round match with Marta (which I'm convinced she only won because linnie, mcb, moon, footfault, and myself were screaming our lungs out, perhaps she was a little fearful of us, "You can DOOO it!" :lol: ). She then goes on to defeat Clarisa easily in the next round (Clarisa :sad: ). And again is a mental midget to Chanda Rubin, who was playing great. She explodes, the scoreline tells the tale, and there I am again, left to pick up the pieces *sigh*. :tape: :tape: :tape:

L to Kim Clijsters, Final, Rome, 2003
Beats Lina (Lina :sad: ), Anna S, Jen, and then Serena :eek: and plays competitively with Kim, only to run out of gas in the third set. And I mean she left that tank on empty! :( :o :sad:

L to Lindsay Davenport, Final, Amelia Island, 2004
Beats Justine for the second time in less than six months only to peter out in the final against Lindsay. I was sure she could get the win here on clay (Lindsay's worst surface) and once again I was proved wrong. :tape: :tape: :tape:

Sorry, couldn't just do five. OK, now I'm thoroughly depressed, gee thanks Ed, this was so much fun to participate in. :p :lol: :lol:

davenport_1
May 11th, 2004, 12:36 AM
I hate any lose that Lindsay has to suffer but the ones that jump out are:

2001 US Open Final lost to V. Williams
2002 US Open Semi Lost to S. Williams
2000 Wimbledon final Lost to V. Williams
2004 AO Quarter Lost to Henin-Hardenne(!!!!!!!!)
2003 Wimbledon Quarterfinal lost to V. Williams

Most of Venus's successes have come at Lindsay's expense so those are my least favorite.

Philbo
May 11th, 2004, 12:37 AM
1) 1984 Oz Open vs Helena Sukova - Martina would have won her 7th consecutive slam, and got a calendar grand slam which would have shut a lot of people up later in life who did a backtrack and called her grand slam non valid as it wasnt in a calendar year..The ITF gave Martina one million bucks for her grand slam and recognised it as one at the time..If Martina had won this match it would have taken away the line of "Martina doesnt have a grand slam"...

2) 1994 Wimbledon Final vs COnchita Martinez - The one that got away. Conchita pulled the match of her life out of her ass and has never come as close to playing as good as she did that day...perfect finish for Martina etc etc..

3) 1987 French Final vs Steffi Graf - This would have given Martina 3 career french titles (and one less for Steffi lol), but more importantly it would have given Martina a grand slam victory over Graf on clay, easily Martina's worst surface to go along with ehr grand slam wins over Graf on grass and hardcourt..the fact that Martina served for the match at 5-4 in the 3rd and choked by double faulting twice to lose her serve was a bitter pill to swallow...

They are the 3 that really stand out, If I could change it I woul also have Martina win the 1985 French Final vs Evert and the 1988 Wimbledon final vs Graf.

LindsayRocks89
May 11th, 2004, 12:44 AM
1999 semi lost to Amelie at australia
2000 wimbledon final aganist Venus
2000 us open final aganist Venus
2001 us open qtr lost to serena
2003 aussie open loss aganist jusine

these are of course matches that Lindsay lost ;)

faboozadoo15
May 11th, 2004, 12:49 AM
not to cause sonja anymore heartbreak. but one would think she'd want the 03 RG QF back for momo. she completely choked and had been playing well going in...

Sonja
May 11th, 2004, 12:53 AM
*smacks fab15* That one was too painful to mention! :p

Stephieva
May 11th, 2004, 12:56 AM
all lena d. match...
1. 2002 zurich dani won 3-6 7-6(4) 7-6(6)..lena almost won...lena cried after that match...maybe.
2. 2003 zurich nadia won 7-6(3) 6-3...it's lena's birthday :sad:
3. 2004 aus open jankovic won 6-1 6-4 me coudn't sleep many days..:mad:
4. 2004 gaz de france golovin won 6-4 6-4..again me was depressed with lena's form.
5. 2004 berlin sveta won 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4..it was close. lena almost made it...damn duece many times...:fiery:

GoSandrine
May 11th, 2004, 01:21 AM
Thanks for sharing my pain, Sonja and All! :bigwave: :D

:devil:

GoSandrine
May 11th, 2004, 01:29 AM
Sonja, I just reread your post again and it's hilarious....you're too much! :lol:

Anna F'd Enrique
May 11th, 2004, 01:36 AM
there is one match

Seles lost to Sanchez Vicario in 1998 FRENCH OPEN FINAL! I really wanted to see Seles win that slam for her father ::tears::

alwayshingis
May 11th, 2004, 01:37 AM
Hingis: (so many obvious ones :()
97 RG Final to Majoli
99 RG Final to Graf
99 Wimby First Round to Dokic
01 Wimby First Round to Ruano Pasqual :( :( :(
02 Oz Final to Capriati
98 Sydney 2nd Round to Venus (first ever loss to a Williams...took us down a very long road)

paul_masterton
May 11th, 2004, 01:39 AM
Lucie Ahl:

Lost to Sugiyama 63 46 46 at Wimby '03 - was up 3-1 and had 2 points for a break for 43 in final set - she was playing Ai off the court and just couldn't get her serve in when she needed to. Had she won she'd of been top 150 for 1st time and wouldn't of retired :sad:

Lost to Dulko 26 75 26 at US Open '03 - would of been nice for her to win a match in first event

Lost to Boogert 26 67(3) Oz Open '02 - only appearance in final round of qualifying at a gs, was twice 2 points away from 2nd set at 54 and 65 on Boogert's serve. Would have been amazing for her to qualify for a grand slam

Lost to Dokic 67(4) 46 at Birmingham '02 - served for first set at 54, and played very very well throughout but Dokic was jsut a little too good on the day

Lost to Nagy 36 46 at Wimbledon '00 - Would have made the third round, was up 42 in second set, didn't play well at all that day.

Jericho
May 11th, 2004, 01:45 AM
Thats easy...
02' French Open Final
02' Wimbledon Final
02' US Open Final
03' Australian Open Final
03' Wimbledon Final

j_dementieva27
May 11th, 2004, 01:47 AM
elena dementieva:

2000 olympic finals to venus williams; 2-6, 4-6
2000 us open semi finals to lindsay davenport; 2-6, 6-7
2001 moscow final to jelena dokic; 3-6, 3-6
2003 open gaz de france semi finals to amelie mauresmo; 0-6, 0-6
2004 australian open 1st round to jelena jankovic; 1-6, 4-6

maximus82
May 11th, 2004, 01:50 AM
For Justine:
2001 Round of 16 loss to Monica Seles 6-4, 4-6, 4-6: After winning back-to-back titles at Gold Coast and Canberra, Henin was looking to make her first serious impact on the tour. After taking out Testud in the previous round, Justine was on a 13-match win streak and managed to take the first off of Seles, who has always been a major force down-under. This perhaps was a blow to her confidence as she went 3-4 in her next tournaments.

Roland Garros 2001 Semifinal loss to Kim Clijsters - This was the first slam that Justine made a serious run for the title. Her draw opened up nicely and Justine took great advantage of it - winning all of her matches in straight sets, with none going past 6-4. But then she ran into her compatriot (who at the time had a dominating head to head against her). Justine won the first set 6-2 and it looked like she would take the match...until she choked under the pressure and allowed Kim enough time to start playing really well. Who knows, if she had won this one, maybe she'd have gotten her first grand slam even two years earlier!

2001 Wimbledon Finals loss to Venus Williams 1-6 6-3 0-6 - Shortly after her Roland Garros disappointment, Justine battled her way to her first Grand Slam final. Having slaughtered former champ Martinez 6-1, 6-0 in the QF and turning the tide against Capriati in a great 3-set SF, Henin ran into the Reigning Queen herself, Venus. Obviously nervous about playing such a dominant player on her favorite turf, the first set flew by in a flash. Juju showed great determination in claiming the second set, but a combination of nerves and Venus taking her level to the stars ended Juju's Wimbledon hopes.

2002 Amelia Island Finals loss to Venus Williams 6-2 5-7 6-7(5) - We all know about this one. I don't even want to talk about it. 6-2, 4-0...

2002 Roland Garros First round loss to Aniko Capros 6-4, 1-6, 0-6 - A sick juju who shouldn't have played in the first place, puts all her heart into trying to play regardless...and supplies one of the biggest shocks of the tourney.

Billabong
May 11th, 2004, 01:52 AM
Hingis:
-the 2002 Aus Open final: the saddest for me :sad:
-the 1999 RG final
-the 2000 US Open SF to Venus
-the 1999 US Open F to Serena
-the 2001 US Open SF to Serena, what a defeat for Marti :sad:!

SelesFan70
May 11th, 2004, 01:58 AM
there is one match

Seles lost to Sanchez Vicario in 1998 FRENCH OPEN FINAL! I really wanted to see Seles win that slam for her father ::tears::

:mad: Yes..that missed overhead off of a shot that Arantxa framed up as a moonball..oh, Monica, I winced when you missed that overhead into the net! :sad:

Hingis d. Seles 2001 Championships 6-7, 6-4, 6-4...great match...last one at Madison Square.

V. Williams d. Seles 7-5, 6-4 2002 Championships...Monica plays a great match...Venus gets 2 (lucky) net cords on break points and holds on for the match... :mad:

Ferrando d. Seles 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 US Open 1990 3rd round.... :o

Zina Garrison d. Seles 3-6, 6-3, 9-7 Wimbledon 1990 Quarterfinal :rolleyes:

pcrtennis
May 11th, 2004, 01:59 AM
Ai-Sugiyama

03-US-Open...Schiavone(QF)
03-Philadelphia...Mauresmo(6-3,5-1)and_lost
04-FedCup...Suarez
00-Australian-Open...Capritati(QF-6-0,6-2)
97-GoldCoast...Likhovtseva(Final)

SpikeyAidanm
May 11th, 2004, 02:39 AM
Alicia Molik :p

1. Lost to Kuznetsova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 (Fed Cup 2004, 1r)

Molik was 2-2 vs Kuznetsova, having lost to her after being 6-3, 6-6 (6-4) up in Indian Wells, nevertheless she played a great match in Russia but when it counted most (third set), again failed to upper her game to a new benchmark and ended up having a heartbreaking loss for Australia :sad: . She would go on to beat Myskina so had she won this, the Aussies would have gone 2-2 into the doubles... a different story altogether. And you know how mcuh Fed Cup means for Aussies...

2. Lost to Panova 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 (Aus Open 2002, 1r)

Alica had two match points :rolleyes: , this was a winnable match against the 28th seeded Panova, Molik was being agressive for most of the match but when it mattered most, she faltered :banghead: , a painful loss :awww: which would see her got 0-3 to Panova, all year. :(

3. Lost to Mauresmo 7-5, 7-5 (Aus Open 2004, 4r)

Most players would be jubilant :banana: with such a scoreline against the 4th seed. But in her first fourth round at her home slam on RLA, Molik was disappointed that she didn't take her chances in a very narrow loss. A minor loss of confidence from this defeat was shown. :hysteric:

4. Lost to Maleeva 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 (RG 2003, 1r)

Molik had come in with terrific clay court results :clap2: , the same could not be said for Maleeva. Having defeated Maleeva before in a slam (US Open 01), this was an opportunity to float through the draw to a 4r vs Clijsters, unfortunately UE's meant it wasn't to be... :mad:

5. Lost to Tulyaganova 3-6, 6-4 ret... (Aus Open 2003, 1r)

Not a bad match, but definately tragic/unfortunate :crying2: ! Sprained her ankle in the 2nd set :speakles: and was obvioulsy on her way for a second round match vs Davenport. Remember Molik had been in exceptional form all summer so this was a huge setback :o , thankfully it didn't have the consequences it could have. :dance:

Stamp Paid
May 11th, 2004, 02:43 AM
Thats easy...
02' French Open Final
02' Wimbledon Final
02' US Open Final
03' Australian Open Final
03' Wimbledon Final
Geez fam....You didn't want Serena to win any of those?!:eek: At least the US Open, c'mon!:D

JustineTime
May 11th, 2004, 03:17 AM
Wimby '01 Final :( ;)
AI '02 Final! :mad:
Rome '02 Final :p
Wimby '02 Semi (anyone see a pattern here?)
Wimby '03 Semi :tennis:

ttaM
May 11th, 2004, 03:30 AM
Seles:
'92 Wimbledon Final
'95-'96 US Open Finals
'98 Roland Garros Final
'00 Chase Championship Final

;)

Jericho
May 11th, 2004, 03:46 AM
Geez fam....You didn't want Serena to win any of those?!:eek: At least the US Open, c'mon!:D
Ok fine...I'll trade the 97' US Open Final with the French Open or US Open 02' Final

Mr_Molik
May 11th, 2004, 03:49 AM
Alicia Molik:

1. lt to Mauresmo 7-5, 7-5; R16 AO 2004
Led 40-0 on her serve while down 5-6 in second :sad:

2. lt to Davenport 6-3, 7-5; R16 Amelia Island 2004
Led 5-2 in second set before rain came down :umbrella:

3. lt to Tulyaganova 4-6, 6-3 ret.; R128 AO 2003
Alicia was in the form of her life, and had just won her first title in Hobart.

4. All of Alicia's losses to Kuznetsova this year (Indian Wells or Miami, Fed Cup and Rome)
Alicia had a 2-0 head to head over Sveta before their match in Indian Wells or Miami(I can't remember which one). She had two match points but lost. Then, in Fed Cup, Alicia won more points altogether, but lost a heartbreaker. And yesterday in Rome, Alicia lost another 3 setter to Sveta. So in the last few months, Alicia has turned a commanding h2h over Svetlana around to 2-3.

5. lt to Maleeva, R128 RG 2003
Alicia was in great form, Maggie wasn't. This was a great chance for Alicia to win a few rounds at a major. Thankfully, when the chance rose a few weeks later at Wimby, she took it.

TNT96
May 11th, 2004, 03:53 AM
Sabatini
1991 Wimbledon Final
1995 Nasdaq semis to Date
1995 Italian Open to Sukova
1990 VS Championships to Seles (Five Setter)
1993 French Open Quarters to M J Fernandez (5 match points)
1988 US Open Final to Graf

Knizzle
May 11th, 2004, 04:58 AM
The name "Williams" seems to be showing up alot on these lists. :tape:

tennisIlove09
May 11th, 2004, 06:17 AM
Venus

99 US Open SF
02 Miami SF (worst match Venus has ever played in her career. She didn't even try to win)
02 French F (second worst match Venus has ever played)
02 Wimbledon F
02 US Open F (fourth worst match Venus has ever played)
03 Aussie F
03 Wimbledon F (although, injuries cost her the match)
01 AO SF (third worst match Venus has ever played)

tennisIlove09
May 11th, 2004, 06:18 AM
...sorry it was suppose to be five

esta
May 11th, 2004, 06:20 AM
Venus

AO 2003 final - Lost to S. Williams
Wimbledon 2003 final - Lost to S. Williams
AO 2004 3rd round - Lost to L. Raymond
Miami 2004 QF - Lost to E. Dementieva
German Open 2004 final - Injury

SpikeyAidanm
May 11th, 2004, 07:37 AM
there is one match

Seles lost to Sanchez Vicario in 1998 FRENCH OPEN FINAL! I really wanted to see Seles win that slam for her father ::tears::

ditto that loss was heartbreaking and when she :tears: at the ceremony. btw she won much more pts than Aranxta in that match.

mandy7
May 11th, 2004, 07:45 AM
daniela

- clijsters, filderstad final 2002
- asagoe, wimbles 2003
- harkleroad, roland garoos 2003
- tanasugarn, us open 2003
- venus, aus open 2002/2003 :p (can't choose between those 2)

TS
May 11th, 2004, 09:10 AM
Er, only 5? :rolleyes: :o

"Sluggy"
May 11th, 2004, 09:33 AM
The only one i can think of is Jens loss to Justine at the Open. I got all 'choked' up about that one.

GoGoMaggie
May 11th, 2004, 10:06 AM
Kimiko Date
96 Wimbledon SF l. to Graf in three sets
96 US Open R1 l. to Po which surely prompted her retirement
95 FO SF l. to Sanchez Vicario
94 YEC l. to Sabatini (cruel scheduling for her)
plus all the losses to fellow Japanese players namely Sawamatsu and Endo who always would lose fuckin easly in the following rounds after taking out Kimiko except 95 AO where Sawamatsu went on to beat Mary Joe to reach the QFs.

daniela86
May 11th, 2004, 10:14 AM
Martina HIngis

1. Oz Open 2002 Final against Capriati after 4 m.p! :mad: :mad:
2. 1999 French Open Final against Graf!
3. 2000 US Open SF against Venus She led 5/3 in the last set! I cried after this match
4. 1997 Rolland Garros Final against Iva Majoli
5. 1998 Rg SF against Monica Seles :sad:

Gandalf
May 11th, 2004, 10:21 AM
Sabatini
1991 Wimbledon Final
1995 Nasdaq semis to Date
1995 Italian Open to Sukova
1990 VS Championships to Seles (Five Setter)
1993 French Open Quarters to M J Fernandez (5 match points)
1988 US Open Final to Graf
And I want to add...1995 AO 1st against Werdel :fiery:

Dava
May 11th, 2004, 10:27 AM
Dementieva

1> 2000 Olympic Final Vs Williams (just because)
2> 2000 US Open Semis Vs Davenport (that lob was a fluke I say A FLUKE!!!)
3> 2002 Zurich 2nd Round Vs Hantuchova (led 6-3 5-3 and had so mnay match points in the second set but coundt do it. Then saved three match points herself in the third set tiebreaker, before she played two listless shots, and was unlucky when her final backhand hit the net.)
4> 2003 Moscow Semi vs Mauresmo (so she could have made it an all Russian Moscow final)
5> 2004 Miami Final (just because)

Kournikova

1> 2003 Aus Open 2nd Round vs Henin (she deserved a better scoreline and can play much better then that)
2> 2002 Shanghai Final vs Smashnova (what went wrong!!!??? Having beaten Anna on her two previous meetings only weeks before, she sank without trace in the final :sad:)
3> 2002 San Diego Semi Final vs Dokic (had those match points, and then started to play like she'd never held a raquet)
4> Eastborne Final w/o (what if....?)
5> Miami Final vs Venus Williams (what if...?)

fifiricci
May 11th, 2004, 10:35 AM
Kim Clijsters

:crying2: 2001 French Open Final - Capriati
:crying2: 2003 Australian Open Semi Final - Williams
:crying2: 2003 French Open Final - Henin-Hardenne
:crying2: 2003 US Open Final - Henin-Hardenne
:crying2: 2004 Australian Open Final - Henin-Hardenne
Ditto. Ugh, doesnt it look awful when its all written down in a little list like that. :o

Mariangelina
May 11th, 2004, 11:03 AM
Amélie:

The 1999 Australian Open final against Hingis. It would have made an awesome story, would have done wonders for her confidence (then and NOW) and it would have shut Hingis up. That's pretty good.

RG first round 2001. What can I say? :fiery:

Wimbledon semis 2002. After playing like that in the quarters, that HURT.

US Open semis 2002. OMG!!!! THAT REALLY HURT! That day, I rushed through my homework and flung myself in front of the TV. It was 1-1 in the second set. As Amélie started winning this set, I became more and more hyperactive. I ran up the stairs, ran down the stairs, leaped upward... and smashed my head on the ceiling. :o That really hurt. Luckily, I have a thick skull, but my butt hurt when I fell on it. Not dissuaded, I ecstatically watched Amélie win the second set, at which point I really thought she had it. This was such a thrilling, well-played match that even my sister was interested- though we commenced warfare over the eventual result. I was certain Amélie had it... until she actually misfired on Venus's match point. it's fair to say that hurt.

morbidangle
May 11th, 2004, 11:24 AM
Steffi

1987 Wimbledon Final. One more Wimbledon for Steffi and one less for Martina. Both end up with 8 Wimbledon titles, tied for the record with Helen Wills.

1989 French Open Final. Steffi served for the match! winning this match gives her back to back calender year Grandslams, and 9 straight grand slam titles.Also, one more French Open to tie Chris' record of 7.

1993 Australian Open Final. 5th Australian Open, giving her atleast 5 titles at each grandslam.

With these 3 three titles, Steffi breaks Court's record of 24 grandslams as well!

SJW
May 11th, 2004, 12:07 PM
Serena

all 3 on clay vs Henin

Venus

that one on clay vs Henin

Alicia

that match vs Mauresmo in the AO...Mauresmo was then too injured to play in the QF. :sad:

SJW
May 11th, 2004, 12:07 PM
Venus

99 US Open SF
02 Miami SF (worst match Venus has ever played in her career. She didn't even try to win)
02 French F (second worst match Venus has ever played)
02 Wimbledon F
02 US Open F (fourth worst match Venus has ever played)
03 Aussie F
03 Wimbledon F (although, injuries cost her the match)
01 AO SF (third worst match Venus has ever played)ooooooooh...you sure hate her losing to the bastard child :lol:

crazillo
May 11th, 2004, 12:23 PM
MAGDALENA MALEEVA

1) Elena Likhovtseva Wimby 2002 (4:6, 3:6) - She blew a big chance there to reach a
Slam Quarter again.

2) Anne Kremer Filderstadt 2002 (4:6, 6:7) - Maggie came fresh off her victory in
Moscow and blew this.

3) Ai Sugiyama Gold Coast 2004 (6:4, 6:7, 3:6) - She was up nealry the whole first
two sets. SF was possible.

4) Silvia Farina Elia Eastbourne 2003 (7:5, 4:6, 4:6) - She was up 3-0 in the 2nd, a
victory would have meant top-
10 again.

5) Paola Suarez Wimbledon 2003 (6:2, 2:6, 3:6) - She was in a great shape and great
on grass and missed a big
opportunity to go far.

Kart
May 11th, 2004, 12:29 PM
Just one for some of the players I like:

Gaby: Wimbledon final against Steffi 1991.

Steffi: French open QF against Coetzer 1997.

Monica: Oz open semi against Martina 2002.

V-MAC
May 11th, 2004, 12:31 PM
Rubin : semi-final Aus.Open vrs Seles - if only she had won that match i can only dream to think what kind of superstar player chanda would be seen as now

pigam
May 11th, 2004, 12:32 PM
Serena

all 3 on clay vs Henin

Venus

that one on clay vs Henin

Alicia

that match vs Mauresmo in the AO...Mauresmo was then too injured to play in the QF. :sad:
So you really do have a Henin traume :eek: ;)
I don't understand how you see that ONE loss against HH as Venus most dissapointing loss :shrug: :confused:

SJW
May 11th, 2004, 12:44 PM
So you really do have a Henin traume :eek: ;)
I don't understand how you see that ONE loss against HH as Venus most dissapointing loss :shrug: :confused:
:lol:

i was winding you guys up :) i've been nice about Henin recently and one of your "people" got arsey about it, so i thought i'd stop :)

pigam
May 11th, 2004, 01:03 PM
:lol:

i was winding you guys up :) i've been nice about Henin recently and one of your "people" got arsey about it, so i thought i'd stop :)
:yeah: That's the spirit!

DA FOREHAND
May 11th, 2004, 02:21 PM
Steffi Graf

1992 French Open
1999 Wimbldon
1989 French Open

Venus Williams

99 Us Open Semi
02 A.O. final
98 Wimbledon
98 A.O.

CapFan#1
May 11th, 2004, 02:31 PM
For Cappy.....

1. 03 USO SF loss to Henin...... just gutted for days after that loss. It was all in her hands....So close, yet so far...
2. 01 Miami F loss to Venus....8 MPs, did I mention 8 MPs against Venus!! aghhhh
3. 02 YEC SF loss to Serena..... up 3-1 in the 3rd with BPs on Serena' serve for a 4-1 lead
4. 02 USO QF loss to Mauresmo.... 6-5 in the 2nd set serving for a spot in the SF
5. 02 RG SF loss to Serena...... Won 1st easliy, and battled back to 6-5 in the 2nd set, and the fell apart in the tie-breaker.....

mishar
May 11th, 2004, 02:35 PM
monica:

92 Wimbledon final
95 US open final
97 French Open semifinal
98 French Open final
99 Aussie Open semifinal
2000 French Open QF
2002 Aussie Semifinal

Heidi Capriati
May 11th, 2004, 04:42 PM
For Cappy.....

1. 03 USO SF loss to Henin...... just gutted for days after that loss. It was all in her hands....So close, yet so far...
2. 01 Miami F loss to Venus....8 MPs, did I mention 8 MPs against Venus!! aghhhh
3. 02 YEC SF loss to Serena..... up 3-1 in the 3rd with BPs on Serena' serve for a 4-1 lead
4. 02 USO QF loss to Mauresmo.... 6-5 in the 2nd set serving for a spot in the SF
5. 02 RG SF loss to Serena...... Won 1st easliy, and battled back to 6-5 in the 2nd set, and the fell apart in the tie-breaker.....
I agree with those ones. But I'd also have to add in the 2001 SF Wimbledon loss to Justine. If she had got to that final it would have been fab. She would have had a chance of winning Wimbledon and then going into the US Open, gunning for the Grand Slam.

tennisIlove09
May 11th, 2004, 05:18 PM
ooooooooh...you sure hate her losing to the bastard child :lol:
:rolleyes: when she doesn't put the same effort against the rest of the tour that she does in those matches, yes. Again, if Venus was playing her A game and still lost I wouldn't have issue with it. :rolleyes:

englishjenfan
May 11th, 2004, 06:32 PM
Cappy!

The most biggest for me was the US Open, if Jen had won against Justine she would have won the tourament, it meant so much to Jen and she has only just got back from that loss. It was a big part of her tennis career. : (
*Emily*

Hantuchov
May 11th, 2004, 06:49 PM
Daniela Hantuchova

1) Lost to Venus in Ausopen QF. Daniela was playing pretty well, had BP when Venus was serving for the 1st set @ 5-4 but her lobby was too long :mad:. It was her biggest chance to achieve a GS SF.

2) Lost to Molik in Miami 03 R2. Daniela was playing pretty well, if I'm not mistaken she had 6-2 and 5-0 but she let Alicia come back and lost the 3rd set 0-6 :bigcry:. Her big slump started in that day.

3) Lost to Harkleroad in RG 03 R2. Dani was leading the 1st set 4-1 or 4-2, but lost in a TB. She won the 2nd set with a break up and in the 3rd set Harkleroad was leading 5-1, Daniela fought back and served for the match @ 6-5, but failed.

4) Lost to Asagoe in Wimbledon 03 R2 10-8 in the 3rd set. After a baggel in the 1st set, Daniela lost control of the match and then... :crying2:

5) Lost to Clijsters Filderstadt 02 Final. Daniela played pretty well, it was a good battle but Kim was just better in the crucial moments. It would be Daniela's 2nd title :rolleyes:

CJ07
May 11th, 2004, 07:42 PM
V

1) 1997 Us Open F
Would've changed her career
2) 1999 Us Open SF
Streak would've started a lot earlier
3) 2001 French Open Rnd 128
She could've won the whole thing
4) 2002 Wimbledon F
She really should've won this match
5) 2003 Australian F
Same for 4

SJW
May 11th, 2004, 07:48 PM
:rolleyes: when she doesn't put the same effort against the rest of the tour that she does in those matches, yes. Again, if Venus was playing her A game and still lost I wouldn't have issue with it. :rolleyes:
:lol:

don't roll your eyes at me Dallas :)

anyway, according to you, Venus plays her A game = she wins so i don't believe you :)

tennisIlove09
May 11th, 2004, 07:51 PM
:lol:

don't roll your eyes at me Dallas :)

anyway, according to you, Venus plays her A game = she wins so i don't believe you :)
Sorry...force of habit ;)

barmaid
May 11th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Martina HIngis

1. Oz Open 2002 Final against Capriati after 4 m.p! :mad: :mad:
2. 1999 French Open Final against Graf!
3. 2000 US Open SF against Venus She led 5/3 in the last set! I cried after this match
4. 1997 Rolland Garros Final against Iva Majoli
5. 1998 Rg SF against Monica Seles :sad:[/QUOTE]


Heartbreakers for sure!!:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:


barmaid:wavey:

Farina Elia Fan
May 11th, 2004, 08:49 PM
Farina Elia


1. Lost to Clijsters in the quarters of paris this year 6-3 5-7 3-6 (Had match points in 2nd set leading 5-2 and playing out of this world!!!)

2. Lost to Suarez in the final of Canberra this year 6-3 4-6 6-7(5) (She had match points!!!)

3. Lost to Clijsters in Antwerp final this year 3-6 0-6 (3-4 down first set and fter about 10 deuces she finally lost her serve and just fell away!!!)

4. Lost to Henin-hardenne in the gold coast final 2001 6-7(5) 4-6 (It was such a close match and Silvia should have won)

5. Lost to Dokic in the kremlin cup semis 2001 4-6 3-6 (Should have made it through to the final!)