View Full Version : Official Match Of The Year: Thread #2 - Nominate Wimbledon to End of Year

Nov 21st, 2007, 05:10 AM
This is the official WTAWorld match of the year thread.

There will be two nomination threads, this is for the second half of the year (Wimbledon until the final match of the season.).
Don't be upset that perhaps your personal favourite is an obscure match, the ones that are chosen are ones that may have the most universal appeal.
The TOP 5 of each thread will be placed in a final thread to determine the match of the year.

Most video credits go to Nouf.

#1. Wimbledon Round of 32 - Jelena Jankovic def. Lucie Safarova 5-7 7-6 6-2

Jankovic vs Safarova
part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G0SUG745
part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FXLKIXE7

#2. Wimbledon Semifinal - Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1

SF: Henin vs Bartoli

#3. Los Angeles Semifinal - Ana Ivanovic def. Jelena Jankovic 4-6 6-3 7-5

SF: Ivanovic vs Jankovic
pt 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EINKK5BB
pt 2: http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=TY0XIUB4
pt 3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6K9EI690
pt 4: http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=NTD3DFG9
pt 5: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V6VTHPBY
pt 6: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X9ZPMW8L
pt 7: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KUP00BRW

#4. Toronto Semifinal - Jelena Jankovic def. Tatiana Golovin 5-7 6-3 6-2

SF: Golovin vs Jankovic
Part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QFFNAI88
part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0XK7QMVG
part3: http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=90VYV0P2
part4: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X8RJ3PB4
part5: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OWSJBNLT
part6: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9GXOIM39
part7: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QEJSMH6Q
part8: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YFWGR9X1

#5. Toronto Final - Justine Henin def. Jelena Jankovic 7-6 7-5

Final: Henin vs Jankovic
Part 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YUXTDMN6
Part 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GICHTD1O
Part 3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=333X39H4

#6. US Open Quarterfinal - Venus Williams def. Jelena Jankovic 4-6 6-1 7-6

QF: V Williams vs Jankovic
part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OZKP1SZ9
part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DQYUCB38
part3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BI3RSMXK
part4: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=L41MDLA8
part5: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=L7I4ECQQ
Last part: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MCU4HPQ3

#7. US Open Semifinal - Justine Henin def. Venus Williams 7-6 6-4

SF: Henin vs V Williams
Part 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W65B8RAM
Part 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FZKSZKYG
Part 3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UKAUDZQC

#8. Moscow Final - Elena Dementieva def. Serena Williams 5-7 6-1 6-1

Final: S Williams vs E Dementieva
part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U5PK1N8D
part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NLGL5361
part3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QFMBIC3C
part4: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CQNQAVF2
part5: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SG0CRYJO
Last part: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=B472BQAE

#9. Zurich Semifinal - Justine Henin def. Nicole Vaidisova 3-6 6-3 7-5

SF: Vaidisova vs Henin
SET1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=24YYBDLY
set2 part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IMTPDY5B
set2 part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5J5MS01F
set3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SXY1D28O

#10. Madrid Final - Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3

Final: Henin vs Sharapova
part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9N20WSBH
part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E1UNQFLF
part3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S7XJ0NDP
part4: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=C4QMGU33

Vote! Once both threads have been voted on a significant ammount, a final "match of the year" thread will be made.

Nov 21st, 2007, 05:47 AM
This is hard... Justine def Venus is high quality, but Justine def Maria has more drama and excitement.

I would say the former one... by a whisker.

justine schnyder
Nov 21st, 2007, 08:10 AM
Ju def Venus
The second is Ana def Jelena in LA IMO
Edited: Kuznetsova def Radwanska was great too

Nov 21st, 2007, 09:36 AM
Again the choice is clear for me.
The Toronto Final, Justine beating Jelena. That match was :worship:
The quality was amazing. It was like watching atp tennis. The rallies, the offense, defense, defense to offense, these girls were throwing the kitchen sink at each other.

Venus/Henin was second for me but contrary to the highlights, there were several games where Venus made too many stupid errors for it to be my #1 match.

Nov 21st, 2007, 09:41 AM
Easy for me, has to be that YEC final

Nov 21st, 2007, 10:08 AM
YEC final.

Nov 21st, 2007, 10:45 AM
US Open Semifinal - Justine Henin def. Venus Williams

The match is of very very high quality and nerves. Two great players, and great performance.

Nov 21st, 2007, 10:46 AM
Jankovic def Safarova
Bartoli def Henin


V. Williams def Jankovic

Nov 21st, 2007, 11:08 AM
Last part of the year was the better year for tennis.

My vote is for Jankovic vs Ivanovic LA SF

Nov 21st, 2007, 12:40 PM
Not a single one of those matches really meant anything to me aside from one, and it's the obv one. Although I really enjoyed Ivanovic/Jankovic at LA this year, which is my vote.

It's funny how so many different Jankovic matches were considered "mini" classics this year.

Nov 21st, 2007, 12:56 PM
Where is Jelena Jankovic def Venus Williams in Charleston ??

Nov 21st, 2007, 12:57 PM
Jelena Jankovic def. Lucie Safarova :bowdown:

Nov 21st, 2007, 01:38 PM
yec final :)

Nov 21st, 2007, 01:54 PM
its so hard to choose from
Jelena Venus
Justine Venus

Nov 21st, 2007, 02:01 PM
Seeing that list makes me realise that the latter part of the year was certainly better in terms of producing good matches.

I didn't see any of the North American warm-up events, so I can't judge those matches. My choice would be the YEC final; the quality of tennis wasn't the best, but there was so much drama and intensity.

Henin's the best
Nov 21st, 2007, 06:34 PM
Justine Henin vs. Venus Williams by far! Quality + drama + excitement.
The YEC final wasn't a quality match at all.

Nov 21st, 2007, 06:48 PM
My vote goes to the YEC Final

Nov 21st, 2007, 06:54 PM
Henin v. Venus.. we waited so long and it didn't really disappoint. Match of the year for me. Both were vying for their 7th slam. Both were the hottest players

Nov 21st, 2007, 08:16 PM
Venus Williams def. Jelena Jankovic

Nov 21st, 2007, 09:57 PM
Jankovic def. Safarova. I can't believe that so many people voted for the YEC final :unsure:

Nov 21st, 2007, 11:56 PM
Jankovic def. Safarova. I can't believe that so many people voted for the YEC final :unsure:

If that final hadn't happened just two weeks ago (if that) and this poll was placed sometime in 2008 it wouldn't have that many votes.

I'm surprised Ivanovic/Jankovic got so few votes so far. Back in August that was being considered a modern-day classic. :o :lol:

Nov 22nd, 2007, 12:34 AM
It's tough, because I think the Los Angeles match between the Serbs was the highest quality match, and the most fun to watch, but it didn't have any real drama, as it wasn't a Slam or a Tier I or a final. I'll vote for it, but with reservations.

Nov 22nd, 2007, 01:43 AM

:haha: @ your signature :spit:

For me the best match of the year was the USO SF between Justine and Venus. It was such high quality with some absolutely amazing shots by both players :worship:

Nov 22nd, 2007, 01:47 AM
Those who voted for the YEC final are nuts.

The US Open semi.

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2007, 01:48 AM
Henin def. Venus

Nov 22nd, 2007, 01:51 AM
out of those-henin def venus
but i loved the venus def sveta match-unbelievable quality from both

Nov 22nd, 2007, 02:57 AM
I had a hard time picking between the YEC Final, and the USO Semi. I think that the USO had better tennis but not real drama, and you always had the feeling that justine would pull out with the win. The YEC was poor tennis is some ways, but you never really knew who would win till then end.. So I went with the YEC final.

Nov 22nd, 2007, 04:34 AM
Tommorow will be the final thread.

Nov 22nd, 2007, 05:45 AM
out of those-henin def venus
but i loved the venus def sveta match-unbelievable quality from both

it was great quality, but they barely showed it in U.S., saw a couple games. but i later saw it, it was big hitting.

Nov 22nd, 2007, 06:17 AM
It's sad to me that the YEC final is winning, although that did have drama. I guess because it's fresh in everyone's minds.

Nov 22nd, 2007, 06:27 AM

Vee def. JJ

One of the best matches i have EVER seen. so much high quality!

Nov 22nd, 2007, 06:44 AM

:haha: @ your signature :spit:

I made this myself minutes after they lost... to show how disappointed I was.

Noticed you were a Scot... I know why you're laughing now :lol: (they deserve to qualify more than England, to be honest)

Nov 22nd, 2007, 09:58 AM
Why people have to keep questionning others' choices I don't understand.

I went for the US Semi. But Jankovic - Safarova and Justine - Maria were both good too.

The Marion - Justine match. Can't pick this as it upset me.

Nov 22nd, 2007, 10:52 AM
I think the Venus - Maria Wimbly 4th round match should be included in the poll. It was top quality tennis from at least one side of the net that day :) It was amazing to see Vee just switch it on like that after struggling through the opening rounds.

Nov 22nd, 2007, 11:00 AM
bartoli def jh