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vwfan
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:22 PM
We're headed into that time of the year. What are your favorite moments for your fav at Wimbledon?

For me, there are so many to choose, but it would have to be the 25 point rally Venus won in the final set down 15-30, 6-7 in the final set of Wimbledon 2006!

next, the bagel she gave to Mary by playing flawless tennis in the first set of the QF.

moon
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:30 PM
My all time favorite moment at Wimbledon was when Venus beat Martina Hingis in the quarters in 2000. After that match I knew she would win it. It was her first victory over Hingis in a major. (after USO 99 some doubted it).After that match she proved to everyone that she could win on the big stage. IMO--that match was the turning point in her career.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:32 PM
Definitely Vee winning Wimbledon last year, her reaction was priceless :hearts:

Lenafan
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Graf's first time beating Martina in 3 sets at Wimbledon after losing to her the year before in the final.

RaDiCaLgIrL♥FG
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Definitely when Venus crashed Sharapova and beat Davenport in the final last year! :kiss: I was crazy when she won and showed her emotion! :crazy:
I was just sad Momo couldn't beat Davenport when she led first! :sad:

Shenanigans
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:37 PM
When Jana Novotna won Wimbledon, even though I was never a fan of hers, I was just so happy for her especially after her heartbreaking loss to Steffi.

tennisIlove09
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:38 PM
2000 & 2005 were filled with memorable moments for me. Both huge years for Venus, in different ways.

LegionArgentina
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:47 PM
1st- When Gisela Dulko def Martina Navratilova in 2nd Round
2- When Serena win it for first time

Mr_Molik
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Steffi def Venus 99
Dokic making SF 99
Pat Rafter making back to back finals 2000-2001 :sad::worship:

new-york
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:50 PM
Venus' moments.

LoveFifteen
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:59 PM
Graf's first time beating Martina in 3 sets at Wimbledon after losing to her the year before in the final.

You have a great memory. :tape:

new-york
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:03 AM
You have a great memory. :tape:

:haha:

Lenafan
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:06 AM
You have a great memory. :tape:

Thanks, I think. Clarification. I have a great memory for useless things. Important things, the kind that can make or save money in life, my memory flat out sucks now.

Not to mention that was the golden age of tennis. It's just not the same on either men's or women's now. The girls are better looking now. The tennis sure isn't though.

LoveFifteen
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:07 AM
Thanks, I think. Clarification. I have a great memory for useless things. Important things, the kind that can make or save money in life, my memory sucks.

I think you meant Novotna, not Graf. And you also meant two sets, not three. :angel:

Lenafan
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:10 AM
I think you meant Novotna, not Graf. And you also meant two sets, not three. :angel:

DEAD WRONG.

When I mention Martina, I am talking Navritolova ESPECIALLY when it comes to Wimbledon. :rolleyes:

Enlighten me. When did Hingis ever beat Graf in Wimbledon by the way?

cellophane
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:10 AM
I think you meant Novotna, not Graf. And you also meant two sets, not three. :angel:

Maybe he is talking about Martina Navratilova? :scratch:

LoveFifteen
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Maybe he is talking about Martina Navratilova? :scratch:

Oopsie. Thought he was talking about Hingis ... which is why I said, "You have a great memory." My bad!

LoveFifteen
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Enlighten me. When did Hingis ever beat Graf in Wimbledon by the way?

She never did. Hence, I thought your memory was terrible. LOL! :lol:

Lenafan
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:15 AM
She never did. Hence, I thought your memory was terrible. LOL! :lol:

Like I said my memory is terrible in important areas. :lol:

If there was a job for knowing useless info, I would be rich and probably like my job. :lol:

The Daviator
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Lindsay's Wimbledon run last year :worship: she played her heart out, she was on a mission, and she so very nearly achieved it, shame she couldn't have won that one extra point :sad:

Sammm
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:39 AM
vee beat sharapova in the semis last year :)

Chunchun
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:49 AM
few talk bout Sharapova in 04! :eek: :devil:

waratahsrock
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:59 AM
few talk bout Sharapova in 04! :eek: :devil:

So many great moments there for me! Nothing better than seeing Maria win Wimbledon.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:09 AM
Serena d. Henin-Hardenne Wimbledon 2003....she was playing SO hard during that match, her earrings FLEW out...and they were thick ones...she was on a mission....

vwfan
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:15 AM
Serena d. Henin-Hardenne Wimbledon 2003....she was playing SO hard during that match, her earrings FLEW out...and they were thick ones...she was on a mission....Yeap, that was a great moment for me to. Serena didn't give her time to throw up "the hand." :lol: before she knew what hit her it was game, set, match!

Dan23
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:19 AM
Surprisingly for me its the end of the Wimbledon 2004 Final ;)

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/1161/wimbledon042504fr.jpg

iPatty
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Hmmm. Let's see...uhm...good moments Patty's had...

I got nothing.

I guess Kiki beating Venus in '04. :hearts:

vwfan
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:36 AM
Hmmm. Let's see...uhm...good moments Patty's had...

I got nothing.

I guess Kiki beating Venus in '04. :hearts:oops, sorry. I'll create a thread heading into the Open and perhaps there will be some good moments for Patty there. ok, yeah right. Alright then, there is always the Aus Open thread.

faboozadoo15
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:42 AM
seles beating nav and tauziat, fighting through the bitching.
oh and sharapova in 2004. dream run. so many tough matches and then her superb match in the final.

VeeDaQueen
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:44 AM
*memories of Venus jumping like a little school girl* :hearts:

I loved it when Venus gave Sharapova her first ass-whooping on grass :lol:

Milito22
Jun 15th, 2006, 03:03 AM
wimbledon'98 J.Novotna def. N.Tauziat6-4 7-6 :worship:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 15th, 2006, 03:10 AM
2004 Wimbledon Final - :worship:

Also Martina winning it back in 1997.

iPatty
Jun 15th, 2006, 03:15 AM
oops, sorry. I'll create a thread heading into the Open and perhaps there will be some good moments for Patty there. ok, yeah right. Alright then, there is always the Aus Open thread.

Patty actually made the QF of the U.S. Open in '98. Plus, numerous fourth round appearances. That's good enough for me.

~SunFlower~
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:16 AM
No question about that :)
http://www.mariaworld.net/wimbledon04293.jpg

moby
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:18 AM
Jana finally winning. :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:20 AM
No question about that :)
http://www.mariaworld.net/wimbledon04293.jpg

:worship:

Andy.
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:20 AM
Definatly the Golden Girl stealing the show in 2004 it almost brought a tear to my eye when all the emotion was released after the final point was won. Also it was great to see Venus win last year it made me so happy to see her win and be that happy

switz
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:26 AM
Wimbledon 2001 when Patty Schnyder shocked the tennis world by winning consecutive matches beating powerhouses Jana Nejedly and Jana Kandarr before before getting nervous on the big stage of R3 of Wimbledon against light weight Lindsay Davenport

Caz
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:07 AM
Magui Serna def. Mary Pierce, 2nd round, Wimbledon 2000 if my fave ever Wimbledon memory, followed by Vivi Ruano def. Martina Hingis, 1st round, Wimbledon 2001. :D

Couver
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:13 AM
Venus' win in the finals in 2000. To me even last year's win can't compare. She jumped so high that day I thought she'd clear the net and land right on the other side.

up!
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:42 AM
No question about that :)
http://www.mariaworld.net/wimbledon04293.jpg

That's my favorite too :hearts:

TomTennis
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:31 AM
Venus winning in Wimbledon in 2005!! She played so many great matches, and that final was just :hearts: :worship: legendary!

The_Pov
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Yeap, that was a great moment for me to. Serena didn't give her time to throw up "the hand." :lol: before she knew what hit her it was game, set, match!

Can someone please explain to me the whole "hand" saga between Serena and Justine?

The_Pov
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Definatly the Golden Girl stealing the show in 2004 it almost brought a tear to my eye when all the emotion was released after the final point was won. Also it was great to see Venus win last year it made me so happy to see her win and be that happy

I remember teling my friend (who knew way more about tennis than I did then) that Maria was going to go far: First he said "she'll lose to Ai", then it was "she'll be destoyed by Lindsay" then finally it was "she's made it to the final which is amazing but Serena will not let anyone have this title, she'll teach Maria how tennis is really played"

The worst thing was I flew out to Mongolia (on a school trip) on the Sunday after the final so never got the chance to rub it in his face.

Jakeev
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:46 AM
Martina N. winning in 1987: She was struggling that year while Steffi was rising and that big serve at match point that Steffi could not put in play was a welcome site for Martina.

Lindsay winning in 1999: Kinda ironic Lindsay beat Steffi the exact same way in the final with that serve down the T that Steffi could get. I was on cloud 15 for weeks I think when Linds won that title.

Zina Garrison's 1990 run: She probably had the most magnificent tournament of her life the year she got to the final. She pretty much dominated her first four opponents and then against Monica.......that forehand with match point against her.......and that ace on match point against Graf in the semis.....Truly remarkable run.

Venus beating Linds in 2005: Look I was rooting for Lindsay the entire way and when she lost I immediately turned teary eyed........but something happened when Venus began to celebrate. She got knocked for it, but I still to this think to this day that was one of the purest moments I have seen after a Grand Slam win. I was actually happy for her.

And both of them were absolute class in their interviews. Probably the best Wimbledon final in years.

TeaMMashA
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:49 AM
3.7.2004

A.K.A

http://www.mariaworld.net/wimbledon04255.jpg

auntie janie
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:31 AM
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The latest chapter in her career comeback was a setback in the Wimbledon semifinals, but also a reflection of lessons learned. Emotional meltdowns in response to losing are now part of her past.

Justine Henin, a 19-year-old dynamo from Belgium, rallied Thursday to beat Capriati 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. With the upset, Henin earned a berth in her first Grand Slam final against defending champion Venus Williams, who won a sloppy slugfest against Lindsay Davenport, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-1.

Capriati's elimination was a surprise, especially given her early lead over Henin and her 19-match winning streak in major tournaments. The loss ended her bid for a Grand Slam sweep this year but underscored her newfound maturity.

"It's really not a big deal to lose a tennis match," said the 25-year-old Capriati, her voice firm as a forehand winner. "There are a lot worse things that could happen.

"Definitely that's just part of my growing up, my maturity, what I've come to realize. You know, I've had a lot more losses in different ways than this tennis match."

While learning to cope with defeat, Capriati endured many false starts in her comeback from teen-age drug and personal problems, and she ended more than one tournament with a teary news conference.

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Justine Henin says her experiences at the French Open helped her defeat Jennifer Capriati.


Then she won the Australian Open in January and the French Open last month. Suddenly she was the dominant player in tennis and halfway to a sweep of the year's four major events, something achieved by only five players.

"Everyone was making a big deal out of the Grand Slam but me," she said with a grin. "I'm pretty happy with the way the year has gone so far. I mean, it's hard to win one Grand Slam.

"It's not a disappointment at all. It would have been nice, but ... oh well."

Capriati's departure leaves rejuvenated three-time Wimbledon runner-up Goran Ivanisevic as the remaining sentimental favorite. But Britons will be rooting against him in the men's semifinals Friday, when Ivanisevic plays Englishman Tim Henman. The other matchup pits 1992 champion Andre Agassi against Patrick Rafter for the third year in a row.

Few figured Capriati's streak would be ended by the eighth-seeded Henin, who weighs just 126 pounds but hits like a heavyweight. Playing on Centre Court for the first time, the slender youngster beat Capriati at her own game, controlling rallies from the baseline with a relentless barrage of deep, powerful groundstrokes.

When Henin shook off some early jitters and a blister on her right foot, the match turned and she had Capriati literally on the run. In the third set Henin won 12 of the first 13 points.

"She was just on her game, hitting everything well, not making any mistakes," Capriati said. "There was not much that I could do."

Henin has a playing style reminiscent of her hero, seven-time Wimbledon champion Steffi Graf, but does the most damage with her one-handed backhand, a shot both elegant and ferocious. She unleashes it like a housekeeper swatting a fly with a newspaper, and the results are just as lethal.

"She has the greatest backhand in the game right now, man or woman," three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe said.

The match began in balmy sunshine, but conditions grew progressively more gloomy, especially for Capriati. Rain came to her rescue with Henin leading 4-1 in the final set, forcing a 22-minute interruption.

Henin admitted that nerves got the best of her when she lost the French Open semifinal to countrywoman Kim Clijsters last month. But after the rain delay there was no waffling by the Belgian, who calmly closed out the biggest victory of her young career.

When Capriati sent a forehand wide on match point, Henin tossed her racket skyward in tribute to her late mother, who died of cancer seven years ago.

"You can't imagine what it means for me to be in the final of a Grand Slam," she said. "That's not a dream -- that's something I couldn't imagine."

On Saturday, the 5-foot-6 Henin faces a tall order against the 6-foot-1 Williams. Henin won their only previous meeting in May, but that was on clay, and the grass-loving Williams carries a 13-match Wimbledon winning streak into the final.

"Once you win here, it's pretty addictive," Williams said.

In the second set against Davenport she blew a 4-1 lead, failed to convert a match point at 5-4 and played a nervous tiebreaker, double-faulting twice. Then Williams took charge again, winning 12 of the first 15 points in the final set and breaking Davenport three times in a row.

Consistently hitting serves around 120 mph, Williams slammed nine aces and held in 13 of her 14 service games.

"It was hard to find any rhythm on her serve, serving that hard," Davenport said. "Women's tennis is just not used to it coming that hard."

That's Henin's problem now. For Capriati, the Grand Slam streak is over, but the comeback will continue.

"It has been a great year," said Stefano Capriati, her father and coach. "Why be disappointed? What can you do? You're always disappointed when you're not in the final at Wimbledon, but it's not to get a headache from it."

In other words: Oh well.

moby
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:34 AM
Venus beating Linds in 2005: Look I was rooting for Lindsay the entire way and when she lost I immediately turned teary eyed........but something happened when Venus began to celebrate. She got knocked for it, but I still to this think to this day that was one of the purest moments I have seen after a Grand Slam win. I was actually happy for her.Ditto. :)

Freakan
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:36 AM
Dokic def. Hingis in 1999 :woohoo:

saki
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:38 AM
I'm a bit of a sucker for "changing of the guard" type moments. So - Conchita beating Navratilova, Lindsay beating Steffi, Maria beating Serena are the finals that I really remember. All matches where I was rooting for the vetran but there's something about seeing the youngster come through that I always love watching.

FedExpress
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:40 AM
Masha's Wimbledon victory is the best :) I like the moment when she tried to call her mum and joked with the reporter :lol:

dav abu
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:40 AM
When Lindsay won! The way she screamed, turned around and started to cry and when Novotna fell to her knees in 98 and started sobbing after finally winning.

Mike_T
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:00 PM
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/295/wimbledonstreaker2xl.jpg
:D

vwfan
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Patty actually made the QF of the U.S. Open in '98. Plus, numerous fourth round appearances. That's good enough for me.ok. good then. see you in that thread! ;)

Veritas
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Maria winning Wimbledon in 2004.

Serena exacting the perfect revenge on Henin-Hardenne back in 2003.

Lindsay beating Graf in 1999.

Martina beating Novotna in 1997.

Monica beating Navratilova in 1992.

Veritas
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:29 PM
3.7.2004

A.K.A

http://www.mariaworld.net/wimbledon04255.jpg


:sad: :sad: :sad: :hug: :hug: :hug:

FedExpress
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:34 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Why are you sad about this? :confused: