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Adal
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:33 PM
Biggest comeback in a match you have ever seen.

dansnewbeg
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:35 PM
I think a famous one was Chanda Rubin beating Jana Novotna after being down a set and 5-0, 40-0 down in the French Open several years ago.

Marcus1979
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:40 PM
Didn't Lisa Raymond loose a match after leading 6-0 5-0 or something

Highlandman
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:42 PM
Didn't Lisa Raymond loose a match after leading 6-0 5-0 or something

No. Kurhajcova leaded 6-0,5-0 against Raymond and Raymond won :worship: :eek: :hearts:

Erika_Angel
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:42 PM
I thought she won it after being 0-6 0-5 down

gumoll
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:44 PM
Dementieva - JHH this year :D

Elena was loosing 2-6 2-5?? and won :drool:

gumoll
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:46 PM
Bepa was 6-0 5-1 up against Smashnova and lost this match :help:

jrm
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:46 PM
Montolio vs Pisnik at Bol

Pisnik was leading 6-2 5-1 and 0-40 on Montolio's serve and still lost :help:

Tichi
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:49 PM
Semifinal of the Olympics '04: JHH def. Myskina after being down a set and 5-0 or something..

Steffica Greles
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:53 PM
The classics that we all remember:

Rubin defeats Novotna from something like 1-6 0-5 0-40. (French Open, 1995)

Mary Jo Fernandez defeats Sabatini from 1-6 0-5. (French Open, 1993 - some say Sabatini's career never recovered after that loss)

Kimiko Date defeats Sabatini from 1-6 0-5 in Miami SF, 1995 (see the above comment)
My scores are only from memory, so they may be wrong give or take a game or two. But those were definitely all classic comebacks/chokes.

tenn_ace
Oct 2nd, 2006, 01:56 PM
Steffi beating Novotna at Wimbledon is the biggest in my books

rjd1111
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:06 PM
Serena's AO come back against Kim 1-5 in the third.

gredin
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:17 PM
Moscow 05 : Mary P vs Likhovsteva

In the final tiebreak, Likhovsteva leads 6/0, Queen Mary saved those 6 mp and finally won the watch !! (8/6 in the tb) :cool: :devil:

metamorpha
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:20 PM
Pierce vs Likhovtseva, last year's Kremlin Cup. Being down 0-6 at 3rd set tie-break, Pierce managed to score eight consecutive points. miraculous.

and then Juju vs Myskina at 2004 Olympics. I think Juju was down 1-5 at the last set but then defeat Myskina 7-5?. This loss haunted Myskina in her sleep the following months.

pancake
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:21 PM
Semifinal of the Olympics '04: JHH def. Myskina after being down a set and 5-0 or something..
No. She had never been down a set, and she's 1-5 in the 3rd set.

santhuruu
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:23 PM
Serena vs. Clijsters Australian Open 2003 semi-final, Serena came back from 1-5 down.

MistyGrey
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:28 PM
A tie between Chanda against Jana and Mary against Elena L.

Marcus1979
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:29 PM
didn't Venus trail Justine 5-2 or 4-2 in 3rd set at 2002 AMelia Island Final. Thats pretty inpressive if u consider the surface.....clay

Erika_Angel
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:31 PM
Serena vs. Clijsters Australian Open 2003 semi-final, Serena came back from 1-5 down.

Yep and 3rd set too ... was a great comeback :D

TeamUSA#1
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:52 PM
Easy... biggest comeback in a match was Jenny defeating Hingis at the 2002 AO Final.. was down 4-6, 0-4 and saved 4 championship points along the way to a 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 win!!

rightous
Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:54 PM
Bepa was 6-0 5-1 up against Smashnova and lost this match :help:

That match was hilarious. Although Bepa got her revenge, wasn't Anna beating her by the same scoreline and lost the next time they meet?

Viktymise
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:11 PM
Definatley my 2 faves LenaD def JHH 2-6 7-5 7-5 from a set and 5-2 down :eek: :worship: and also Vee coming back from 6-2 4-0 against JHH at Amelie Island 02 :worship:

spencercarlos
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:27 PM
The classics that we all remember:

Rubin defeats Novotna from something like 1-6 0-5 0-40. (French Open, 1995)

Mary Jo Fernandez defeats Sabatini from 1-6 0-5. (French Open, 1993 - some say Sabatini's career never recovered after that loss)
The Rubin-Novotna match was a set a piece (tough ones 7-6 5-7) and 5-0 lead for Jana and 0-40 on Rubinīs serve, this one was another choking performance.
Kimiko Date defeats Sabatini from 1-6 0-5 in Miami SF, 1995 (see the above comment)
My scores are only from memory, so they may be wrong give or take a game or two. But those were definitely all classic comebacks/chokes.
Both of this matches were led by Gaby 6-1 5-1, and if you saw Rg 93 it was a comeback rather than a Gaby choke, Mary Joe started to play unbelieveable tennis, Gaby had match points along the way to win in the second set and even served for it at 7-6 again for the third time in the third set but lost 10-8 in the end.

The Date match was a complete choke, that match was one of the worst i have seen Gaby involved. Gaby made around 70 unforced errors and Date had around 50, i remmember the match at some point featured 190 points with 106 being errors :lol:, i have this match on tape really sad :cry:
Gaby also choked matches against Gagliardi and Sukova in 95 being up a set and about to win the second. Never saw the latter ones.

spencercarlos
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:34 PM
Serena has done that so many times at grand slams, against Sharapova Aopen 2005, Kim Clijsters Usopen 99 and Aopen 2003, Mauresmo at Wimbledon 2004.

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:35 PM
Serena's AO come back against Kim 1-5 in the third.
I think that was bigger because it was a bigger match than the others, and the quality of players were high #1 vs. #3. In the other matches, there's a bigger difference in the rankings.

Paul.
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:35 PM
safina/sharapova roland garros this year was pretty fun to watch :)

and then there was tati/sharapova which could have been just as good :sad:

Viktymise
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:36 PM
Serena has done that so many times at grand slams, against Sharapova Aopen 2005, Kim Clijsters Usopen 99 and Aopen 2003, Mauresmo at Wimbledon 2004.
also against lesser know players such as Loit 1st rd Aus 03, Haynes 1st round Wimbledon 05, was pretty close to losing against Kirilenko at RG 04

Ksenia.
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:38 PM
This year - Lena vs Justne in IW

Ksenia.
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:39 PM
This year - Lena vs Justne in IW

SerenaSlam
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:46 PM
I think that was bigger because it was a bigger match than the others, and the quality of players were high #1 vs. #3. In the other matches, there's a bigger difference in the rankings.
i was thinking the same thing, it was such a bigger match, it was 2 top 3 players, the semis of a slam, and the hype over the serena slam etc. so for serena to do that, you can't help but agree that mentally she is the toughest.

but the match i love the best is the AUS against Sharapova. Everyone though Maria was the official mental champion etc, but Serena showed Maria something she does have but Serena has even more, and it was just amazing!

I mean the intensity and the "desire" serena shows is worth "feeling" than actually "watching" the match!

hingis'boyfriend
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:47 PM
Anne Keothavong won before, when 6-0 5-0 40-0 down! :cool:

Viktymise
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:48 PM
i was thinking the same thing, it was such a bigger match, it was 2 top 3 players, the semis of a slam, and the hype over the serena slam etc. so for serena to do that, you can't help but agree that mentally she is the toughest.

but the match i love the best is the AUS against Sharapova. Everyone though Maria was the official mental champion etc, but Serena showed Maria something she does have but Serena has even more, and it was just amazing!

I mean the intensity and the "desire" serena shows is worth "feeling" than actually "watching" the match!
That return on 2nd MP down was :eek: and the look she gave after it was priceless :lol:

frenchie
Oct 2nd, 2006, 04:42 PM
Myskina def Bohmova 5/7-7/6-6/4 after being down 4/0 in the third :eek:
Myskina def Jankovic 6/0-5/7-10/8 after being down 5/1 in the third :eek:
Myskina def Dementieva 1/6-7/6-7/5 after being down 6/1-3/0 :eek:

All in one tournament: Wimbly 2005 :eek: :eek:

and Myskina def Zvonareva 6/2-6/7-7/6(17/15) after being down 5/2 in the third and saving 9 or 10 MPs :worship: :worship:

Come back Nastya and don't retire :help: :sad:

Hots4Safin
Oct 2nd, 2006, 04:45 PM
Depends on the criteria...obviously the Raymond/Rubin matches from 0-6 0-5 down, but in terms of quality comebacks with the most on the line i'd go with:

Serena def. Clijsters A0 03, (keeps the Serena Slam alive under the most pressured of circumstances...the hype around Kim during that slam was just :eek: )

Venus def Clijsters WB 03, (down a set and a break, ab strain and all, Venus clinched the title for camp Williams with that victory.)

Capriati def Hingis AO 02 (such a TENSE match...can't believe the CAP's fitness pulled her through that one.)

Serena def Sharapova A0 05 (ahh, all is right in the world again..."I cannot believe the CLUTCH forehands from Serena Williams in this set." - Mary Carillo.)

MistyGrey
Oct 2nd, 2006, 04:59 PM
If its the importance of the match and the quality of the opposition, then u have to go with Capriati against Hingis, AO 2002. Grandslam Final against a 3 times champion, down 4 matchpoints. AMAZING

Paul.
Oct 2nd, 2006, 05:04 PM
Anne Keothavong won before, when 6-0 5-0 40-0 down! :cool:
yeah i remember that. i think it was against serena in the wimbledon final. she hadnt won a point and then after match point down, she hit aces on every single serve and return winners on all the other points. it was quite spectacular

V-MAC
Oct 2nd, 2006, 05:11 PM
I think a famous one was Chanda Rubin beating Jana Novotna after being down a set and 5-0, 40-0 down in the French Open several years ago.

simply amazing :worship:

andrewC
Oct 2nd, 2006, 05:52 PM
Na defeats Hantuchova at Dubai 2006, after being a set and 1-5 down, and Dani had 3 or 4 MP I believe... :banana:

MisterMan
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:18 PM
Venus def Clijsters WB 03, (down a set and a break, ab strain and all, Venus clinched the title for camp Williams with that victory.)

Oracene told her in the locker room that the great players have to "play through the pain".
Intense, dramatic match. I was exhausted afterwards.

MisterMan
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:20 PM
yeah i remember that. i think it was against serena in the wimbledon final.

:lol: I'm not sure Anne Keo was in the Wimby final !!

flyingmachine
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:21 PM
Justine vs Myskina Olympics SF 2004
Justine vs Capi US Open SF 2003
and
Venus vs Kim Wimblendon 2003

Il Primo!
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:23 PM
Venus against JHH at Amelia Island final in 2002

RJWCapriati
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:26 PM
2003 U.S. Open SF -

J. Henin-Hardenne defs J. Capriati

4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4)

Justine was 2 points away from losing 11 different times. Was down 3-5 in the 2nd and 2-5 in the 3rd.

cometz9
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:29 PM
this year the honors goes to Shahar Peer, she defeated Franny at the USO 6-3 6-7 7-6
i believe she was down 0-5* and saved like 5mps on the way to win the tb :eek:

:inlove:
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:30 PM
Venus saved 9 MPs against Capriati in Miami 02, I think.

cometz9
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:31 PM
Venus saved 9 MPs against Capriati in Miami 02, I think.

actually she saved 8 championship pts and it was 2001

Justine Fan
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:33 PM
yeah i remember that. i think it was against serena in the wimbledon final. she hadnt won a point and then after match point down, she hit aces on every single serve and return winners on all the other points. it was quite spectacular
:lol: :lol: :lol: silly sod :) :kiss:

I love your sense of humour.

:inlove:
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:38 PM
Venus saved 5 MPs v Schnyder in Standford SF last year.

(thanks for correcting me cometz9 ;) )

Joana
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:41 PM
I think a famous one was Chanda Rubin beating Jana Novotna after being down a set and 5-0, 40-0 down in the French Open several years ago.

Not quite, Rubin won the first set and Jana the second and then led 5-0 in the 3rd.

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 2nd, 2006, 07:45 PM
Myskina def Bohmova 5/7-7/6-6/4 after being down 4/0 in the third :eek:
Myskina def Jankovic 6/0-5/7-10/8 after being down 5/1 in the third :eek:
Myskina def Dementieva 1/6-7/6-7/5 after being down 6/1-3/0 :eek:

All in one tournament: Wimbly 2005 :eek: :eek:

and Myskina def Zvonareva 6/2-6/7-7/6(17/15) after being down 5/2 in the third and saving 9 or 10 MPs :worship: :worship:

Come back Nastya and don't retire :help: :sad:

Actually, at Wimbledon Myskina was trailing Bohmova 5-7 1-4 and 2-4 in the third set.
Against Jankovic she held double match-point in the second but wasted it. In the third Jankovic was serving at 5-1 30-15 but never gained match-point.

Also, Myskina was trailing the "real Top 50" Nicole Pratt 3-6 1-5 in Canada 2003 but managed to win the match.
And I remember the curious match at Roland Garros 2004. Myskina played Chladkova and was 0-3 down in the 1st set and 0-4 in the 2nd but still won in straights 6-3 7-6.

Paul.
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:07 PM
:lol: I'm not sure Anne Keo was in the Wimby final !!they didnt televise it unfortunatley so not many people know about it. which is a shame really because it was undoubtedly the best match in the history of everything

sapir1434
Oct 2nd, 2006, 09:06 PM
Probably not the biggest, but Peer vs. Schiavone US OPEN this year was amazing :)

jenny161185
Oct 2nd, 2006, 10:43 PM
has to be capriati coming back against Hingis in that Seering heat! really going for her shots when match point down It was great!

hu2891601
Oct 2nd, 2006, 10:53 PM
I'd say Henin-Hardenne vs. Capriati 2003 US Open Semi-final... that was more than intense, lol

Alberto
Oct 2nd, 2006, 11:37 PM
Montolio vs Pisnik at Bol

Pisnik was leading 6-2 5-1 and 0-40 on Montolio's serve and still lost :help:

Montolio, we miss you!! :worship:

Brooklyn90
Oct 3rd, 2006, 12:10 AM
Serena down 5-1 in third set Ao 03 Semis against Kim. Faced two match points :worship: and she had the slam on the line