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tennisIlove09
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:14 PM
With Hingis retiring, I am going through her 3 biggest rivals [Davenport, Venus & Serena]. Pick your favorite match that Hingis and Serena had and say why.

Williams leads 7-6
1998-03-16 Key Biscayne Hardcourt QF Hingis 6-3 1-6 7-6(4)
1998-08-10 Los Angeles Hardcourt QF Hingis 6-4 6-1
1999-03-15 Key Biscayne Hardcourt SF Williams6-4 7-6(3)
1999-05-03 Rome Clay QF Hingis 6-2 6-2
1999-08-09 Los Angeles Hardcourt SF Williams 6-3 7-5
1999-08-30 U.S. Open Hardcourt F Williams 6-3 7-6
2000-08-07 Los Angeles Hardcourt SF Williams 4-6 6-2 6-3
2000-08-14 Montreal Hardcourt F Hingis 0-6 6-3 3-0 ret
2001-01-08 Sydney Hardcourt QF Hingis 6-4 7-5
2001-01-15 Australian Open Hardcourt QF Hingis 6-2 3-6 8-6
2001-08-27 U.S. Open Hardcourt SF Williams 6-3 6-2
2002-02-25 Scottsdale Hardcourt SF Williams 6-1 3-6 6-4
2002-03-18 Miami Hardcourt QF Williams 6-4 6-0

swissmr
Nov 5th, 2007, 04:16 PM
2001 Australian Open. One of my favourite matches ever, and one of the best Hingis played.

LoveFifteen
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:06 PM
2001 Australian Open QF. One of my favorite matches of all time.

darice
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:11 PM
2001-08-27 U.S. Open Hardcourt SF Williams 6-3 6-2

cause rena was just totally in the zone!!! :worship:

thiskidhasit
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:14 PM
2001 AO QF - that was a great match from both sides. 8-6 in the third - are you kidding me? :)

Olórin
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:16 PM
2001 AO QF, one of the great all time classics.

1999 USO Final S.Williams def. M.Hingis 63 76 comes a close second though ;)

sfselesfan
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:33 PM
cause rena was just totally in the zone!!! :worship:

She absolutely was. That was a preview of Serena circa 2002. Lindsay gave her a great warmup the match before (which was actually the best match of that tournament...if not 2001 overall).

SF

Olórin
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:38 PM
She absolutely was. That was a preview of Serena circa 2002. Lindsay gave her a great warmup the match before (which was actually the best match of that tournament...if not 2001 overall).

SF

I like that way of putting it. :)

That Lindsay match was definitely the best Lindsay/Serena one I've ever seen.

hingis-seles
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:48 PM
2001 AO QF. No question about it, the best match played between this generation of players (Hingis-Davenport-Serena-Venus). The RG 1992 final (Seles-Graf) of this generation.

sfselesfan
Nov 5th, 2007, 07:46 PM
2001 AO QF. No question about it, the best match played between this generation of players (Hingis-Davenport-Serena-Venus). The RG 1992 final (Seles-Graf) of this generation.

2000 USO SF Hingis v. Venus was better. I can think of a few that compete with that match.

SF

NeeemZ
Nov 5th, 2007, 07:53 PM
2001 QF Australian Open will always be one of the best matches of the modern era. Another match from Hingis' point of view would have been the match they played in Sydney in 2001, the week before the Aus Open, where Martina came back from 4-1 and two service breaks in the second set down to comeback and win the set and match 64 75.

John.
Nov 5th, 2007, 07:55 PM
2001 AO QF :drool: Great match

Leo_DFP
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:18 PM
2001 AO QF. No question about it, the best match played between this generation of players (Hingis-Davenport-Serena-Venus). The RG 1992 final (Seles-Graf) of this generation.

I completely disagree. I've seen their AO QF match and I think it's still overrated.

CanIGetAWhat
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:23 PM
I LOVE their first meeting in Miami. :worship: :worship: :worship:

An inexperienced Serena was leading in the third until Martina took a bathroom break to break Serena's rhythm. Nonetheless, it's my favorite Hingis/Serena match.

The Dawntreader
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:02 PM
I LOVE their first meeting in Miami. :worship: :worship: :worship:

An inexperienced Serena was leading in the third until Martina took a bathroom break to break Serena's rhythm. Nonetheless, it's my favorite Hingis/Serena match.

I agree about that Miami meeting. Serena was one of the first players not to be daunted by the superlative skills of Hingis, usually everyone got flummoxed at the prospect of playing Hingis. Serena's serve even then was SO good:worship:

Their best match in terms of quality was the Aussie Open 2001 quarter-final. Hingis dug so deep, and Serena just played every shot in her repetoire but still couldnt pull it off. Great drama:D

~Cherry*Blossom~
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:31 PM
Their best match was probably the Australian Open 2001.

But my favourite was the US Open 2001 semi :drool: Serena just killed her.

hingisGOAT
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:36 PM
2000 USO SF Hingis v. Venus was better. I can think of a few that compete with that match.

SF

Not even close. The 2000 US Open semifinal ended in 4 consecutive games of Hingis errors/implosion. The AO 2001 saw both players playing awesome tennis the whole way through, in fact the last couple points were the best of the match! :bowdown: Shriver even said Serena's drop volley was the most spectacular save of a match point she's ever seen :)

supergrunt
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:42 PM
I love the US Open 2001 match. Total beatdown :drool: !!!!

hingisGOAT
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:43 PM
I'd also like to add that their Scottsdale match was one of the worst matches I've ever seen

supergrunt
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:46 PM
I'd also like to add that their Scottsdale match was one of the worst matches I've ever seen

I thought it was okay. Serena palyed well in the first set but that was pretty much it :shrug: .

Watching
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:49 PM
us open semi 2001 ...awesome display

MisterQ
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:55 PM
2001 AO -- they were so evenly matched, and the third set was very unpredictable and dramatic. :cool:

Billabong
Nov 5th, 2007, 10:18 PM
2001 AO fur sure, but also the 1998 Miami quarterfinal in which Marti saved match points:hearts:

hingisGOAT
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:47 AM
I thought it was okay. Serena palyed well in the first set but that was pretty much it :shrug: .

The match ended 6-4 in the third set and Hingis hit three winners the whole match! :eek:

serenafann
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:50 AM
Its the 99 U.S. Open match for me.After Hingis beat Venus in the Semis I wanted Serena to win the final so bad and when she did I totally fell in love with her.The honorable mention goes to the 2001 U.S. Open Semi just loved Serena's dismantling of Hingis[extra sweet was hearing the rotten and biased Mary Carrillo's distraught reaction from the commentary booth.]that was Serena playing some of her most outstanding tennis.

AkademiQ
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:52 AM
Its the 99 U.S. Open match for me.After Hingis beat Venus in the Semis I wanted Serena to win the final so bad and when she did I totally fell in love with her.The honorable mention goes to the 2001 U.S. Open Semi just loved Serena's dismantling of Hingis[extra sweet was hearing the rotten and biased Mary Carrillo's distraught reaction from the commentary booth.]that was Serena playing some of her most outstanding tennis.

2001 was the crowd support with "Beat her like she stole something" right?

friendsita
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:59 AM
1999-08-30 U.S. Open Hardcourt F Williams 6-3 7-6
2001-01-15 Australian Open Hardcourt QF Hingis 6-2 3-6 8-6

amazing matches

RJWCapriati
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:59 AM
2001 Aus QF by miles

serenafann
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:43 AM
2001 was the crowd support with "Beat her like she stole something" right?

Right,someone from the crowd did yell that out.

supergrunt
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:44 AM
The match ended 6-4 in the third set and Hingis hit three winners the whole match! :eek:

She just couldn't get the ball past Rena :D !

-VSR-
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:49 AM
2001 US Open SF. Serena was on fire.

2001 Aus Open, Serena choked that match away. The final set was :help:

tennisIlove09
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:09 AM
Not even close. The 2000 US Open semifinal ended in 4 consecutive games of Hingis errors/implosion. The AO 2001 saw both players playing awesome tennis the whole way through, in fact the last couple points were the best of the match! :bowdown: Shriver even said Serena's drop volley was the most spectacular save of a match point she's ever seen :)

You clearly have not seen the match. Venus tracked EVERYTHING down in those last four games to steal the win from Hingis. For once just give credit. :rolleyes:

Ryan
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:12 AM
You clearly have not seen the match. Venus tracked EVERYTHING down in those last four games to steal the win from Hingis. For once just give credit. :rolleyes:


You clearly dont realize that Hingis was deflated after not properly putting that overhead away. Venus stepped it up, but Hingis CLEARLY wasnt playing with the same intensity.

tennisIlove09
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:13 AM
You clearly dont realize that Hingis was deflated after not properly putting that overhead away. Venus stepped it up, but Hingis CLEARLY wasnt playing with the same intensity.

Only in the last game. Venus stepped it up big time to break her back. I think she hit like 3 winners that game. And the following game, was unbelievable. Venus cracked her fastest serve of the match, and then hit that amazing forehand where Venus was so far off the court.

Ryan
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:16 AM
You're right, Venus kept up her intensity and played even better. Martina however, you could tell she was more winded and didn't think she could win.

tennisIlove09
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:19 AM
well even the commentators noted that Martina was winded. her blowing everyone out of the water the first 5 rounds probably didnt help her cause. i am pretty sure that was the year her longest match was like 1 hr 3 minutes, and that was Seles in the QF. lol. she was just crushing everyone.

AkademiQ
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:32 AM
Right,someone from the crowd did yell that out.


Fun times :)

Geisha
Nov 6th, 2007, 04:19 AM
How about the beginning of Canada. 6-0 opener. If I remember correctly, Hingis was just being smoked.

hingisGOAT
Nov 6th, 2007, 05:47 AM
How about the beginning of Canada. 6-0 opener. If I remember correctly, Hingis was just being smoked.

yeah that match was awesome the way hingis turned it around :bowdown: :worship: both williams sisters have bageled hingis only to have the rug swept up from under their feet

hingisGOAT
Nov 6th, 2007, 05:48 AM
You clearly have not seen the match. Venus tracked EVERYTHING down in those last four games to steal the win from Hingis. For once just give credit. :rolleyes:

huh? after the overhead smash there were almost no rallies. just a myriad of lazy forehand errors from hingis. she took a page out of the book of dokic... and tanked! ;)

OZTENNIS
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:33 AM
2001 ao q/f no doubt :)

Xander
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:54 AM
The Aus Open clash was the best IMO. I couldn't sleep after that match b/c it was so exciting. :)

supergrunt
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:57 AM
Did anyone ever see their 2002 Miami match?

Billabong
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Did anyone ever see their 2002 Miami match?

I saw parts of it, it was an even bigger beatdown than the 2001 US Open semifinal, but Martina was barely moving out there.. Serena hit like almost 40 winners though, she had a unbelievable tournament then (thrashing Venus and beating Capriati in the final)..

Lulu.
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:50 PM
2002 Miami Quarterfinal. That was a straight beatdown.

Olórin
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:54 PM
Im surpried how many fellow Serena fans picked the USO SF over the 99 USO Final. Serena may have been that bit extra more awesome in 2001, but she was pretty spectacular in the 99 Final, and it was much more exciting!

In 2001, you just knew Martina didn't stand a chance, John Newcombe kept saying about once every 5 minutes how he felt sorry for Martina :lol:

Olórin
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:55 PM
I saw parts of it, it was an even bigger beatdown than the 2001 US Open semifinal, but Martina was barely moving out there.. Serena hit like almost 40 winners though, she had a unbelievable tournament then (thrashing Venus and beating Capriati in the final)..

Miami, Wimbledon and US Open in 2002 = three best tournaments Serena ever played.

We love our bagels :drool:

williams.i.am
Nov 7th, 2007, 11:58 AM
miami no doubt. that second set was the ish! serena spanked hingis!

mp4user
Nov 7th, 2007, 01:28 PM
the australian open 2001 quarterfinals..it was a shame she lost to venus in the next round..but i was very proud of martina when she beat serena..even oracene williams was applauding when she made impossible shots!!:)