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DA FOREHAND
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:47 PM
By best I mean beating the top seeds enroute to the title...i.e. Serena Williams 05 A.O.

sammy01
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:49 PM
mary pierce 2000 french open! mary on fire and i think she beat the number 1, 3 and 5 seeds go mary sweetest moment this century for me!

cmonmasha
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:54 PM
sharapova wimbledon 2004;)

DA FOREHAND
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:57 PM
mary pierce 2000 french open! mary on fire and i think she beat the number 1, 3 and 5 seeds go mary sweetest moment this century for me!

Mary Mary, Oh how I miss Mary :worship:

LeonHart
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:59 PM
Graf beat an on-form Kournikova, #2 Davenport, #3 Seles then #1 Hingis in the finals. Only player to have beaten the top 3 seeds in a Grandslam (I believe).

sammy01
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:02 PM
whats the most incredible that this century only 4 countries have won a singles slam!
america - serena 7, venus 6, davenport 1, capriati 3,
belgian - henin 6, clijsters 1,
russia - sharapova 2, myskina 1, kuznetsova 1,
france - mauresmo 2, pierce 1,

31 slams and counting!

Dexter
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:08 PM
mary pierce 2000 french open! mary on fire and i think she beat the number 1, 3 and 5 seeds go mary sweetest moment this century for me!Except this century starts in 2001. :wavey:

Thanx4nothin
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Serena AO 2003, she beat Venus and Kim the 2 best players in the world at the time and into the bargain it was the most significant win in womens tennis in many years.

jonny84
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Serena beating Sharapova at the Aussie Open.

Serena battled unseeded through quite a tough draw to win.

tennisIlove09
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Venus beat #1, #2 in 3 of her 6 Slams.

def. #1 Hingis 63 46 64; #2 Davenport 63 76 - 2000 Wimbledon
def. #1 Hingis 46 63 75; #2 Davenport 64 75 - 2000 US Open
def. #2 Sharapova 76 61; #1 Davenport 46 76 97 - 2005 Wimbledon

Lunaris
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:15 PM
whats the most incredible that this century only 4 countries have won a singles slam!
america - serena 7, venus 6, davenport 1, capriati 3,
belgian - henin 6, clijsters 1,
russia - sharapova 2, myskina 1, kuznetsova 1,
france - mauresmo 2, pierce 1,

31 slams and counting!
Only 27 Slams have been played in this century as of now. The fact that some people still think 2000 was the first year of this century never cease to amaze me.

frontier
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Wimbledon women final 2005 was spectacular and I still remember everything that happened that day.

sammy01
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:24 PM
Only 27 Slams have been played in this century as of now. The fact that some people still think 2000 was the first year of this century never cease to amaze me.

ooooops since when lol! well we all have knowledge just in different areas of life!
btw can i ask why its not untill 2001 and why did everyone go mad at the millenium!?

Shepster
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:24 PM
Justine's first French beating Serena and Kim (#1 & #2) impressed the hell out of me.

Dexter
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:25 PM
The fact that some people still think 2000 was the first year of this century never cease to amaze me.ditto. :help:

Tennisstar86
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Justine's first French beating Serena and Kim (#1 & #2) impressed the hell out of me.

Must be easily impressed.... the only thing i will remember about that is the suspect gamesmenship of the semifinal (hand in the air and lying about it) and kim has always been Justine little whipping bor....

Most memorable was Venus 2005..... Not only did she beat Pierce (who was on fire that year. She beat Sharapova and Davneport (In the best GRand slam final in recent memory....)

Also Serena 2003?!?!?!? Venus and Kim may have been good.... but last i checked Serena had already won 3 in a row....so wouldnt that make her the best?

pooh14
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:38 PM
The fact that some people still think 2000 was the first year of this century never cease to amaze me.

blame it on the Y2K bug which caused all the confusion.

Shepster
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:42 PM
Must be easily impressed.... the only thing i will remember about that is the suspect gamesmenship of the semifinal (hand in the air and lying about it) and kim has always been Justine little whipping bor....
Excuse me? Kim started losing to Henin AFTER said French Open. PRIOR to then Kim had a 7-5 winning record over Justine with 7-3 from 2001-2003. what you "remember" is obviously very suspect if it's so tinged with revisionism.

!<blocparty>!
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Only 27 Slams have been played in this century as of now. The fact that some people still think 2000 was the first year of this century never cease to amaze me.

I say, BIG FUCKING DEAL. :shrug:

It's a a pretty simple mistake to make. With all the millennium celebration fuss and the Bug thing, I'm sure most people thought going into 2000 was the start of this century.


Anyway, the most impressive win for me would probably be..... VW W 2005.

WF4EVER
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:59 PM
I have to choose Sharapova winning 2004 Wimby by virtue of the fact that it was her first Slam and she beat two seasoned champions in Serena and Lindsay.

Venus and Serena coming out of nowhere after shitty seasons to win the 2005 and 2007 OZ and Wimby titles are very impressive too, but they were champions before ; Sharapova was a newbie, sort of.

Lunaris
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:11 PM
I say, BIG FUCKING DEAL. :shrug:

It's a a pretty simple mistake to make. With all the millennium celebration fuss and the Bug thing, I'm sure most people thought going into 2000 was the start of this century.


Anyway, the most impressive win for me would probably be..... VW W 2005.
For some it may be a pretty simple mistake to make. For me it's a sign of fatheadedness. Everyone who can count to 20 should be able to avoid such a mistake. But I see it's probably too much to ask for.

DA FOREHAND
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:12 PM
For some it may be a pretty simple mistake to make. For me it's a sign of fatheadedness. Everyone who can count to 20 should be able to avoid such a mistake. But I see it's probably too much to ask for.

get beat up much?

Kart
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:20 PM
For some it may be a pretty simple mistake to make. For me it's a sign of fatheadedness. Everyone who can count to 20 should be able to avoid such a mistake. But I see it's probably too much to ask for.

What's your view on spelling mistajkes ?

disco_rage
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:27 PM
For me it was JENNIFER CAPRIATI winning the 2001 Australian Open.

For a start NO-ONE expected Jennifer to win, she was the No.12 seed.

R128 d. Nagyova (37) 46 62 75
R64 d. Oremans (67) 60 62
R32 d. Ruano Pascual (90) 60 62
R16 d. Marrero (79) 75 61
QF d. Seles (4) 57 64 63
SF d. Davenport (2) 63 64
F. d. Hingis (1) 64 63

cmonmasha
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:29 PM
For some it may be a pretty simple mistake to make. For me it's a sign of fatheadedness. Everyone who can count to 20 should be able to avoid such a mistake. But I see it's probably too much to ask for. like blocparty said: big FUCKING deal..live with it:rolleyes:

cypher_88
Aug 20th, 2007, 06:00 PM
like blocparty said: big FUCKING deal..live with it:rolleyes:

LOL...he doesnt have to live with anything. on the other hand YOU have to live with your ignorance:rolleyes:

Expat
Aug 20th, 2007, 06:15 PM
my favorite capriati 2001 AO
best vw beats ld wimbledon 2005

LoveFifteen
Aug 20th, 2007, 06:27 PM
For some it may be a pretty simple mistake to make. For me it's a sign of fatheadedness. Everyone who can count to 20 should be able to avoid such a mistake. But I see it's probably too much to ask for.

It's a common mistake that even educated, intelligent people commit. :shrug:

It hardly means a person is staggeringly ignorant.

RJWCapriati
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:06 PM
2001 Aus Open

QF - Capriati defs Seles (4 Time Champion)
SF - Capriati defs Davenport (Defending Champion)
F - Capriati defs Hingis (3 Time Champion)

Viktymise
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:12 PM
I say, BIG FUCKING DEAL. :shrug:

It's a a pretty simple mistake to make. With all the millennium celebration fuss and the Bug thing, I'm sure most people thought going into 2000 was the start of this century.


Anyway, the most impressive win for me would probably be..... VW W 2005.

Totally agreed.

faboozadoo15
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:16 PM
:banana: My favorite player thread!!!

In all honesty it's probably Jen's 2001 Australian Open run.

sweetpeas
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:27 PM
sERENA 07


Venus 05

supergrunt
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:38 PM
2005 wimbledon

Lunaris
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:53 PM
What's your view on spelling mistajkes ?
Sorry if my spelling is incorrect. Believe me that it worries you less than me. But you also should realize that english is my third language and I am still learning it. Perhaps you could show me whether you can spell better in czech than I can in english?

It's a common mistake that even educated, intelligent people commit. :shrug:
Okay, I am not gonna continue in this argument, seeing it's not what other posters want.

DA FOREHAND
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Sorry if my spelling is incorrect. Believe me that it worries you less than me. But you also should realize that english is my third language and I am still learning it. Perhaps you could show me whether you can spell better in czech than I can in english?


Okay, I am not gonna continue in this argument, seeing it's not what other posters want.

if you're going to be a smartass you have to expect people to call you on it when you are wrong.:bounce:

Beny
Aug 20th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Well, Jenny's run really amazed/upset/surprised me.. beating Davenport 63,64 in SF and then Hingis 64,63 in the F. She came out of nowhere and just cruised past them to take the title... so ruthless,so impressive, so dominant :kiss:
At that time,I was the biggest fan of her. I even made a school-project called 'My star' :lol: (I was about 11-12) and it was about her. Of course, no one in my class knew what or who I was talking about :lol:

Geisha
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Serena's '05 AO was impressive. She beat Mauresmo, Sharapova, and Davenport. But, I'd go with her '07 AO, on the sole fact that she spanked Maria.

roelc
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Serena AO 2003, she beat Venus and Kim the 2 best players in the world at the time

thank you for calling venus & kim the 2 best players in the world at the time :D

but I'd say serena was also pretty good

LindsayRulz
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Wimbledon 2005, AO 2001.

saki
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:15 PM
Myskina's run to the RG title gets a lot of flak but that was some of the most inspired play I've seen on the way to a GS title. Myskina was a very streaky player but that was one amazing streak.

She beat five players who either were or have been in the top 10 - Molik, Kuznetsova, Venus, Capriati, Dementieva. One of them is a former RG champion, three have made the final at RG. And she did it in spectacular fashion - dropping only 14 games from the QF onwards.

hingisGOAT
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:25 PM
isn't that funny, though? people call myskina's slam win a "fluke", but the competition she had to overcome was as good as it gets.

Viktymise
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Myskina's run to the RG title gets a lot of flak but that was some of the most inspired play I've seen on the way to a GS title. Myskina was a very streaky player but that was one amazing streak.

She beat five players who either were or have been in the top 10 - Molik, Kuznetsova, Venus, Capriati, Dementieva. One of them is a former RG champion, three have made the final at RG. And she did it in spectacular fashion - dropping only 14 games from the QF onwards.

Its hard to belive her final 3 opponents could have played any worse :tape:

darice
Aug 21st, 2007, 11:17 AM
rena at the ao '03 :bounce:

The Kaz
Aug 21st, 2007, 11:23 AM
Except this century starts in 2001. :wavey:

Err no it doesnt...:p

The Kaz
Aug 21st, 2007, 11:25 AM
Its hard to belive her final 3 opponents could have played any worse :tape:

You only say that coz she TRASHED ur 2 favs :drool:

And you complain about my "crappy favs" :tape:

Winston's Human
Aug 21st, 2007, 11:29 AM
Capriati AO 2001.

After all of Capriati's ups and downs throughout the years, I have never felt more happy for a player than this championship.

goldlion
Aug 21st, 2007, 11:32 AM
2006 US Open Masha played differently. She showed her patience and calm at the age of 19, which was very impressive.

She not only stole the show by the scoreboard, but also her stunning dress.

SoClose
Aug 21st, 2007, 12:28 PM
Wimbledon 05,07
Australian Open 07
US Open 06

Viktymise
Aug 21st, 2007, 01:24 PM
You only say that coz she TRASHED ur 2 favs :drool:

And you complain about my "crappy favs" :tape:

I don't see any of your faves winning singles slams right now :wavey:

The Kaz
Aug 21st, 2007, 01:26 PM
I don't see any of your faves winning singles slams right now :wavey:

I see Janky winning one in the near future :hearts:

Not to mention out of all ur favs, only Venus is the only who stands a ghost of a chance of winning a slam in next 20 years :tape:

Viktymise
Aug 21st, 2007, 01:28 PM
I see Janky winning one in the near future :hearts:

LOL sure, well unlike you one of my faves already has a slam this year ;)

GracefulVenus
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:48 PM
Mary Mary, Oh how I miss Mary :worship:

I miss Mary too!

Kart
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:48 PM
Perhaps you could show me whether you can spell better in czech than I can in english?


After you demonstrate that you can recognise a well meaning, light-hearted joke when you see one.

ViennaCalling
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:54 PM
Capriati - AO 2001

Declan
Aug 21st, 2007, 05:34 PM
mary pierce 2000 french open! mary on fire and i think she beat the number 1, 3 and 5 seeds go mary sweetest moment this century for me!

She also defeated seeds 10, 8, 2 and 1 to win the Australian Open in 1995, all in straight sets (6-3 6-1 and 6-3 6-2 over the top two seeds in the semi-finals and final!!!))

sammy01
Aug 21st, 2007, 05:51 PM
She also defeated seeds 10, 8, 2 and 1 to win the Australian Open in 1995, all in straight sets (6-3 6-1 and 6-3 6-2 over the top two seeds in the semi-finals and final!!!))

i love mary come back mary please, please, please!

Sund7101
Aug 21st, 2007, 07:28 PM
Jennifer Capriati's run to her first major title.

Amazing!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

The Kaz
Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:11 AM
LOL sure, well unlike you one of my faves already has a slam this year ;)

So has one of mine :wavey:

Jelena Jankovic 2007 Mixed Doubles Winner @ Wimbledon :hearts:

moby
Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:36 AM
Its hard to belive her final 3 opponents could have played any worse :tape:Myth. Quarters and finals perhaps (and she might have won if they played better anyway), but she completely dismantled Capriati in the semis. Amazing change of pace, impeccable placement, first a short ball to draw Capriati into no man's land then a deep one to keep her on the back foot, a willingness to be aggressive and attack the net - she had it all in that match.

Short clip of the match. Maybe it's selective, but IIRC, that was what the whole match was about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQMZro1cBv4

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 22nd, 2007, 09:33 AM
Myth. Quarters and finals perhaps (and she might have won if they played better anyway), but she completely dismantled Capriati in the semis. Amazing change of pace, impeccable placement, first a short ball to draw Capriati into no man's land then a deep one to keep her on the back foot, a willingness to be aggressive and attack the net - she had it all in that match.

Short clip of the match. Maybe it's selective, but IIRC, that was what the whole match was about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQMZro1cBv4

:worship: