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AnaIvanovic373
Mar 30th, 2009, 09:54 AM
As you probably no Ana and Safina have lost to players ranked 30+ rankings this week. But who is the biggest choker in tennis???

bad_angel_109
Mar 30th, 2009, 10:00 AM
*cough* hantuchova :p

haha, but yea ana and dina haved choked a few times, havent they?

Lunaris
Mar 30th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Anyone who is serving for the set/match.

Golovinjured.
Mar 30th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Not Stosur.

bad_angel_109
Mar 30th, 2009, 10:27 AM
Anyone who is serving for the set/match.very true. that applies to anyone

Szczecin
Mar 30th, 2009, 10:28 AM
:rolleyes:


Do I need to mention examples... :help:

RR-87
Mar 30th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Dementieva
Kuznetsova
Hantuchova
Cornet
Petrova

John.
Mar 30th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Bye for sure - She's never won a match :o

mauresmofan
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:10 AM
My god how easily we forget does the name Jana Novotna ring a bell? She was what choking was all about ie you are beating the crap out of your opponent if you continue playing like that you've won the match then you peer out of your bubble from a 5-0 40-0 lead in a final set and manage somehow to lose the match.

Here's the article:

4. 1995 third round: Jana Novotna v Chanda Rubin
Jana Novotna could stage her own competition for "choking" matches, but this occasion - and not the more infamous 1993 Wimbledon final against Steffi Graf - would prove unbeatable.
In a third-round match at the 1995 French Open, Novotna, a genuine and decent competitor, met American Chanda Rubin.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39041000/jpg/_39041349_novotna1995_gi203.jpg Not again Novotna: Jana cracks under the pressure

Novotna struggled to establish a 6-7 (8-10) 6-4 5-0 lead in an already-intriguing match. With Rubin serving at 0-5, the Czech then secured three match points at 0-40 on Rubin's serve.
Novotna could have played all day and night and she still would not have been able to close out the match.
Rubin saved the match points, then saved another six before emerging victorious 8-6. Novotna cried out in anguish and shed tears of desperation.
It made for unpleasant viewing but, from 0-5 0-40 down, Rubin had achieved the ultimate comeback.

Koon
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Cornet :o

KanSuke
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Szavay has some bad chokes this year.

Mynarco
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Novotna and Raymond.

Koon
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:16 AM
My god how easily we forget does the name Jana Novotna ring a bell? She was what choking was all about ie you are beating the crap out of your opponent if you continue playing like that you've won the match then you peer out of your bubble from a 5-0 40-0 lead in a final set and manage somehow to lose the match.

Here's the article:

4. 1995 third round: Jana Novotna v Chanda Rubin
Jana Novotna could stage her own competition for "choking" matches, but this occasion - and not the more infamous 1993 Wimbledon final against Steffi Graf - would prove unbeatable.
In a third-round match at the 1995 French Open, Novotna, a genuine and decent competitor, met American Chanda Rubin.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39041000/jpg/_39041349_novotna1995_gi203.jpg Not again Novotna: Jana cracks under the pressure

Novotna struggled to establish a 6-7 (8-10) 6-4 5-0 lead in an already-intriguing match. With Rubin serving at 0-5, the Czech then secured three match points at 0-40 on Rubin's serve.
Novotna could have played all day and night and she still would not have been able to close out the match.
Rubin saved the match points, then saved another six before emerging victorious 8-6. Novotna cried out in anguish and shed tears of desperation.
It made for unpleasant viewing but, from 0-5 0-40 down, Rubin had achieved the ultimate comeback.

OMG :rolleyes: :lick:
Novotna :help:

tommyk75
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:17 AM
Historically, Jana's tops. These days, it's a toss-up, because pretty much everyone's been so erratic (except for Serena, maybe).

John.
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Noone comes close to Novotna,although Sabatini also had a few horrors.

93 RG 61 51 against Mary Jo :help:
95 Miami 61 51 against Date :help:

Ziggy Starduck
Mar 30th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Bye for sure - She's never won a match :o

I think you are being a little inconsiderate, she’s been plagued by injury, she is only allowed to play at certain tournaments, the WTA refuse to give her a wild card, her mother is an addict and her father is worse than Damir Dokic, she’s only liked by certain players of the WTA, I wouldn’t put her in the choker category.........just saying.

auntie janie
Mar 30th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Sabatini and Novotna head the list, but Anna Kournikova was also terrible choker from age 17 or so onward. She set the gold standard of Russian choking that others can't hope to match. I remember her choking not just in singles but in big doubles matches (Roland Garros final with Hingis, against the Williams sisters) and even Mixed finals (Wimbledon, US Open). But in singles she was much worse; it became routine for her choke away 2-break leads in a deciding set.

Among today's players, Myskina at the Olympics against Henin and Hantuchova at Wimbledon against the hobbled Serena were pretty unforgettable. :o

miffedmax
Mar 30th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Sorry, but Jana knocked herself out of contention when she won Wimbledon. It's unfair how a lifetime of failure can be undone by a single great accomplishment, but that's the way the cruel world works. Same for Gabby. That US Open title will forever mar her record. Anna K? Some fine chokes, but at the slam level she never really had the chance to choke on tennis' largest stage.

I'm afraid that leaves us with the obvious choice. A woman who's made 7 semis but still has no slam titles...

jefrilibra
Mar 30th, 2009, 01:35 PM
My god how easily we forget does the name Jana Novotna ring a bell? She was what choking was all about ie you are beating the crap out of your opponent if you continue playing like that you've won the match then you peer out of your bubble from a 5-0 40-0 lead in a final set and manage somehow to lose the match.

Here's the article:

4. 1995 third round: Jana Novotna v Chanda Rubin
Jana Novotna could stage her own competition for "choking" matches, but this occasion - and not the more infamous 1993 Wimbledon final against Steffi Graf - would prove unbeatable.
In a third-round match at the 1995 French Open, Novotna, a genuine and decent competitor, met American Chanda Rubin.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39041000/jpg/_39041349_novotna1995_gi203.jpg Not again Novotna: Jana cracks under the pressure

Novotna struggled to establish a 6-7 (8-10) 6-4 5-0 lead in an already-intriguing match. With Rubin serving at 0-5, the Czech then secured three match points at 0-40 on Rubin's serve.
Novotna could have played all day and night and she still would not have been able to close out the match.
Rubin saved the match points, then saved another six before emerging victorious 8-6. Novotna cried out in anguish and shed tears of desperation.
It made for unpleasant viewing but, from 0-5 0-40 down, Rubin had achieved the ultimate comeback.

ROTFLMAO! I remember that match vividly. It's like a comedy of errors but I really felt sorry for Jana. I would love to see that match again.

Crazy Canuck
Mar 30th, 2009, 02:51 PM
I am super pumped that not a single poster used some variation of "chock" yet. I give this thread an A+

Kirill_M
Mar 30th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Novotna - Rubin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtOJSkqPL18

Bosco123
Mar 30th, 2009, 03:10 PM
I think you are being a little inconsiderate, she’s been plagued by injury, she is only allowed to play at certain tournaments, the WTA refuse to give her a wild card, her mother is an addict and her father is worse than Damir Dokic, she’s only liked by certain players of the WTA, I wouldn’t put her in the choker category.........just saying.

The thing about bye is that with her low ranking , you would expect her to increase her ranking by playing the small tournaments, and yet she only plays the premiere tournaments, and never plays the grand-slams, I just don't follow her logic. :help:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 30th, 2009, 03:11 PM
dementieva immediately comes to mind.

honorable mention: marat safin. :rolleyes:

Dandy_Warhol
Mar 30th, 2009, 03:23 PM
just because :o

her:
http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/psp358/gifs/hantuchova-wakeup2.gif


then there's Dementieva, Novotna, Bye and Brie :shrug:

SVK
Mar 30th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Novotna and Raymond.

Why Raymond?:confused:

Kurhajcova led 6:0, 5:0 30:0 and Lisa won this match:p

RR-87
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:00 PM
Kuznetsova


officially confirmed :o

alias
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:08 PM
oh Sveta:help:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:14 PM
if Sveta didnt think too much she'd be unbeatable :sad:

Lucemferre
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:16 PM
Sveta :spit:

Drake1980
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:18 PM
disgusting! :o

Noctis
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:20 PM
Sveta 64 67(3) 3MP
Well Caro 2/14 Bps. :rolleyes:

SVK
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:21 PM
3MP´s??:eek:
When? I thought, she had only one in 5:3 and Adv.:help:

Drake1980
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:22 PM
I think it was 7-5 in the TB but still this is just revolting!
SVETA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o

Mynarco
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:22 PM
Why Raymond?:confused:

Kurhajcova led 6:0, 5:0 30:0 and Lisa won this match:p

Sorry, I thought it was Lisa leading :o:lol:
my fault :p
I am talking about this one, yeah.

Sveta tries her best to be the choker of 2009, 64 5-2 and now going to set 3.

Orbis
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:23 PM
Oh, Kuznetsova, the eternal headcase. Quite capable of beating absolutely anyone, and yet...

-NAJ-
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:24 PM
Wozniacki played great on MP's:worship:

Drake1980
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:26 PM
Wozniacki played great on MP's:worship:

That makes me feel a little better but still Sveta was DF while serving for the match. :o

SVK
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:27 PM
Sorry, I thought it was Lisa leading :o:lol:
my fault :p
I am talking about this one, yeah.

Sveta tries her best to be the choker of 2009, 64 5-2 and now going to set 3.

I thought it, because this match is memorable for me:haha::help:
Kurhajcova never won a match on Grandslams:sad:

But nice choke was a match between Rezai and Pavlyuchenkova in Miami few days ago, Rezai led 6:4, 5:3 40:0 and lost 6:4, 5:7, 3:6:tape:

Mynarco
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:28 PM
I thought it, because this match is memorable for me:haha::help:

But nice choke was a match between Rezai and Pavlyuchenkova in Miami few days ago, Rezai led 6:4, 5:3 40:0 and lost 6:4, 5:7, 3:6:tape:

Rezai :o
I can't believe Nastya can pull it off :o

RFSTB
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:29 PM
Some worthy nominees:

Safina
Dementieva
Hantuchova
Mauresmo
Clijsters
Kuznetsova
Bartoli
Ivanovic
Jankovic

Drake1980
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:31 PM
Can Sveta still win this match?! :scared:

-NAJ-
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:35 PM
I think she can. but number of errors:eek:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:36 PM
Kuznetsova didn't exactly choke.
She literally melted under the sun and her footwork turned into total mess, she was late to nearly every ball, even moonballs. Plus Wozniacki began to play more aggressive, she even hit a couple of excellent forehands.

Sveta's lack of fitness let her down again.

-Sonic-
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:39 PM
why do you all insist on livescoring in GM? . . . . moved.

Drake1980
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:39 PM
She's up a break. :eek: I won't get too excited yet though! :scared:

SVK
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:40 PM
Rezai :o
I can't believe Nastya can pull it off :o

I´m happy because I wanted to bet some €´s on Rezai:o
And I picked her in all games here, if she won this match, then I´m first on PAW now:sobbing::p

Drake1980
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:46 PM
Is Sveta teasing us? :scared: