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Mateo Mathieu
Jul 11th, 2002, 02:48 AM
In the Sanex WTA Tour website:

Match points saved en route to title
6 - Daniilidou d. Stevenson 4-6, 7-6(9), 6-3 ('s-Hertogenbosch)
Did Stevenson played 's-Hertogenbosch? :rolleyes:

Jul 11th, 2002, 02:56 AM
No, she didnt. That score is from Justine Henin's match

Jul 11th, 2002, 02:59 AM
They made a mistake yet again.

Daniilidou defeated Henin in that match - yet another match that Henin had trouble closing out.

VS Fan
Jul 11th, 2002, 03:03 AM

Did Venus not save EIGHT match points vs Jennifer Capriati in the Ericsson in Miami in 2001???

She Won in the tiebreaker in the third set.

Jul 11th, 2002, 03:57 AM
Yeah, is that 6 supposed to be a record, or just an example??? I think there are a few that were more than 6 match points.

Henin is such a choker. She is really the new Jana. Interesting that she also likes grass.

Jul 11th, 2002, 03:58 AM
Oh, maybe its just for 2002.

Jul 11th, 2002, 04:01 AM
I also think we should start distinguishing between match points "saved" and match points "choked away." LOL!

IMO, its really hard to save more than a few match points. Anything more than about 3 indicates some choking, but of course this isn't a "rule". Remembering that Venus/Jen match its obvious Jen choked several of those away with stupid play and Venus also saved many with some good shots.

Jul 11th, 2002, 04:02 AM
The two times Monica defeated Lindsay were in finals ('96 Sydney and '97 Acura). Both matches Monica had to save match points. I don't think Lindsay had more than 2 in each match though.

Jul 11th, 2002, 04:04 AM
Yes eva, like at the Aussie Open final this year. Jen saved the first MP with a backhand, fine. But the others...Hingis stepping into a ball at mid-court, rifling the forehand wide...missing an open court backhand volley...


Jul 11th, 2002, 05:01 AM
Lisa Raymond saved 5 match points to defeat Alexandra Stevenson to win Memphis :sad: :sad:

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 11th, 2002, 06:21 AM
:sad: Poor Alexandra!! It was so close!!

Jul 11th, 2002, 07:52 AM
I think Kim saved some match points in Leipzig 2000 against Anna or Arantxa. But I'm not sure

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 11th, 2002, 08:16 AM
Originally posted by Come-on-kim
I think Kim saved some match points in Leipzig 2000 against Anna or Arantxa. But I'm not sure
Included saved a match point against Jelena Dokic in the Quarterfinals! :eek:

Jul 11th, 2002, 10:33 AM
In Leipzig 2000 Kim only saved 1 or 2 matchpoints against Jelena Dokic.
Against Arantxa and Anna she won quite easily, 7-5 6-1 and 6-3 6-2 or something like that.

Jul 11th, 2002, 10:50 AM
Ok, that's possible!! I knew she saved match points, but I didn't remeber against whom

Jul 11th, 2002, 12:40 PM
lol Arantxa would love to have match points against Kim

Frau Antje
Jul 11th, 2002, 01:03 PM
Eleni saved 6 matchpoint vs. Henin in Rosmalen 2002 (SF)
Kim saved 1 matchpoint vs. Dokic in Leipzig 2000 (QF)

Jul 11th, 2002, 02:04 PM
Hey Eva, maybe you were a bit harsh on Henin? I had to learn the hard way that you never ever insult Justine on this board or Rebecca will report you to the moderators :p . So just watch out that she does not catch you being mean or you will never hear the end of it ok? (basically you should not be mean to other players like saying Justine is a choker, you should say I don't understand how Justine was able to loose that match instead. That way no one's feelings are hurt)
(Sorry becca)