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Billabong
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:33 PM
The best Grand Slam Semifinal in recent years? Again there are many choices, here's the selection:

-1999 US Open Semifinal Hingis def. V. Williams 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
-2000 US Open Semifinal V. Williams def. Hingis 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
-2002 Roland Garros Semifinal S. Williams def. Capriati 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
-2003 Australian Open Semifinal S. Williams def. Clijsters 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
-2003 US Open Semifinal Henin-Hardenne def. Capriati 4-6, 7-5, 7-6
-2004 Wimbledon Semifinal S. Williams def. Mauresmo 6-7, 7-5, 6-4
-2004 US Open Semifinal Dementieva def. Capriati 6-0, 2-6, 7-6
-2005 Australian Open Semifinal S. Williams def. Sharapova 2-6, 7-5, 8-6
-2005 US Open Semifinal Clijsters def. Sharapova 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
-2007 US Open Semifinal Henin def. V. Williams 7-6, 6-4

Viktymise
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Where are the Wimbledon 05 matches :confused:

From the list i'd probably say Dementieva - Capriati just for the 3rd set.

Others that were great include USO SF 2000, USO SF 2003.

MistyGrey
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:38 PM
I'd like to add the following to the list
99 RG semi Graf def Seles
00 RG semi Pierce def Hingis
06 AO semi Henin def Sharapova
and although it was a straight sets win, I'd also add Serena's 01 USO semifinal over Martina Hingis, purely because of the Serena's clean performance.

hingis-seles
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:39 PM
I voted for the 99 US Open semi.

I'd also add Hingis-Seles '02 AO SF to the list.

Emiel Goelen
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:43 PM
From this list, Dementieva def.Capriati, 2004 US Open.
Not the greatest one in quality of play but such great drama! :hearts:

ce
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:44 PM
03 french open serena henin ?????

MistyGrey
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:44 PM
From the list, 03 USO semi JHH def JenCap....

LudwigDvorak
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Dementieva def. Capriati 60 26 76(5). Probably my favorite set of all-time, that third one.

Although Henin def. Capriati 46 75 76 was just....:speakles:. One of Justine's true "fighter" moments in her career.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:46 PM
Where are the Wimbledon 05 matches :confused:

yah these need to be added.

:worship: @ USO for having the best semis. of course they always have crappy finals. :o

Zehri98
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:50 PM
I voted for this years US Open SF, not the stinking first one, but Vee v Juju. I was hoping for a third set and for a different result but either way, the quality of play was astonishing. Easily the best quality match from 2 players I saw the whole year.

And of course being a Pierce fan, the 2005 US Open SF Pierce v Dementieva was amazing, the quality of tennis was very very high and then there was the added drama of the injury break. Speaking of SF's I think Pierce is undefeated in GS SF's. Yup 6/6. If only she had 6/6 in the finals 2, lol.

AcesHigh
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:51 PM
2000 USO Semi
2005 AO Semi Serena def. Sharapova... that was just AMAZING how Serena battled back. Unbelievable.

I didn't put USO Semi 2003 Henin def. JCap b/c that match almost killed me I wanted Jen to win so badly and then the following year she got close again :( Heartbreaking losses

Billabong
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:54 PM
I didn't put the 2005 matches, because the Venus-Sharapova was great for only 1 set (and it was straight sets), and I haven't seen the Davenport-Mauresmo match, there was less emphasis on that semifinal and it was completed in 2 different days.. But I'm sure it was a good match nonetheless! I could have put the 2006 AO semifinal as well, it was a pretty good one.. Same for the 2003 French Open semifinal, it was more dramatic than good quality;)..

AcesHigh
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:57 PM
I didn't put the 2005 matches, because the Venus-Sharapova was great for only 1 set (and it was straight sets), and I haven't seen the Davenport-Mauresmo match, there was less emphasis on that semifinal and it was completed in 2 different days.. But I'm sure it was a good match nonetheless! I could have put the 2006 AO semifinal as well, it was a pretty good one.. Same for the 2003 French Open semifinal, it was more dramatic than good quality;)..

:yeah: I think your choices were great. You have to put a limit somewhere

cypher_88
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:59 PM
where's Kuzy def. Chaky USO 2007 :p :lol: ?? that was such a great match :p

serenus_2k8
Nov 18th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Tough decision - ther has been loads

Kart
Nov 18th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Probably that Oz semi between Maria and Serena on that list.

The Capriati US semis were quite entertaining but not really for the quality.

GavS
Nov 18th, 2007, 04:18 PM
2003 US Open Henin Capriati :)

Conor
Nov 18th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Justine v Capriati US 03

fleemke³
Nov 18th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Justine-Capriati!!!!

justine schnyder
Nov 18th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Justine- Jenny by far!!! :rocker2: :worship:

justine schnyder
Nov 18th, 2007, 07:08 PM
where's Kuzy def. Chaky USO 2007 :p :lol: ?? that was such a great match :p

:lol: :lol: :lol:

RJWCapriati
Nov 18th, 2007, 08:28 PM
2003 U.S. Open

Juju4ever
Nov 18th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Henin - Capriati 2003 USO SF. Both deserved to win it.

Olórin
Nov 18th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Well I don't class 1999 as all that recent really :shrug:

There several omissions from the list as has been pointed out. But I think that in the last 4 years or so that AO 2005 semi Serena vs. Sharapova has been the best semi final match at any Grand Slam.

Serenidad.
Nov 18th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Very tough, but the Serena semifinals are always dramatic and epic. Besides Vaidisova, but even that had a little bit of drama at the end.

It's sooo many that are good. I enjoy SFs more than Finals 90% of the time.