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AnnaK_4ever
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Which match played in the last 10 seasons made you
:speakles: :eek: :help: :tape: :weirdo: :haha: :cuckoo: :crazy: :rolls: :bolt:
the most?

Julian.
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Widjaja def. Kournikova 6-3 6-0 :haha:

The Dawntreader
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Venus vs Pironkova in 2005 comes to mind.

I've never seen anyone play worse.

I think the fact that noone has EVER created a highlights package of this, just shows how badly Venus played. A disturbing match.

SVK
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:29 PM
EDIT: ^^This too

Ivanovic - Coin 3:6, 6:4, 3:6, US Open 2008
Kurhajcova - Raymond 6:0, 5:7, 3:6, Roland Garros 2004
Safina - Zhang 7:5, 7:6(5), i don´t know where 2009
Hantuchova - Asagoe 6:0, 4:6, 10:12, Wimbledon 2003

spiceboy
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Paris Indoors 2007: Martina Muller def. Agnieszka Radwanska 61 60

Yeah, we know A-Rad was injured and all but the Polish was top 50 already and Muller was beyond pathetic on indoors :haha: :haha:

Uranium
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Smashnova deciding to retire at Wimbledon and then getting double bagelled by Martina Muller.:weirdo:

SVK
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Widjaja def. Kournikova 6-3 6-0 :haha:

What about Charlotessvile 2003: Bruna Colosio (384) def. Anna Kournikova 6:2, 6:7(5), 6:4?:spit:

allrounder
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:33 PM
JJ v Lena D (Moscow 2008)
JJ v Lena D (Cincinnati 2009)

spiceboy
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Smashnova deciding to retire at Wimbledon and then getting double bagelled by Martina Muller.:weirdo:

Oh yeah, Martina was on fire those days :lol:

SVK
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Looks like Muller is very popular here:hearts:

I forgot one:

Quebec 2004, Melanie Gloria (9999) def. Daniela Hantuchova 6:3, 2:6, 6:1:hearts:

Alex03Maccy
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:36 PM
I've only been watching for a year and a bit but in that time Caro v Vero.

Valanga
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:39 PM
2006 AO Final...seriously, retirement in slam final?

The Dawntreader
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Davenport vs Clijsters at RG was actually HILLARIOUS:lol:

Everyone, except Kim thought she was going to win the match :haha:

So glad Lindsay won though. Her coach's reaction was priceless:worship:

Julian.
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Luxembourg 2009

[LL]Anne Kremer def. [1]Caroline Wozniacki 5-7, 0-5 ret. :spit:

égalité
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:47 PM
Looks like Muller is very popular here:hearts:

I forgot one:

Quebec 2004, Melanie Gloria (9999) def. Daniela Hantuchova 6:3, 2:6, 6:1:hearts:

yes, this one :hysteric:

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:52 PM
I wanna nominate a couple of Myskina's rollercoasters:

2005 Wimbledon 3R vs Jankovic:
led 60 53 40-15, then trailed 60 57 15 15-30 before winning 60 57 10-8

2005 Wimbledon 4R vs Dementieva:
trailed 16 03, saved two MPs, then led 16 76 41 before winning 16 76 75 despite hitting 2 less winners and 18 more UEs than Dementieva did.

Mikey.
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:54 PM
JJ v Lena D (Moscow 2008)
JJ v Lena D (Cincinnati 2009)

:crying2: Yeah these!

tonybotz
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:55 PM
petrova d. seles 6-2,6-0, first round at RG. really, monica?!

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:02 PM
petrova d. seles 6-2,6-0, first round at RG. really, monica?!

how about Zvonareva def. Capriati 60 61 in 2004 Philly, QF and Shaughnessy def. Myskina 61 60 in 2007 RG, 1st round?

What a way to end a career for Grand Slam champions! :worship:

Dave.
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Great ones so far!


Those 2 Myskina matches were just crazy, especially the one with Jankovic.

Lisa coming back from 0-6 0-5 (and MP?) down. :worship:

Lindsay vs Kim was something else. Lindsay started like she knew Kim was better than her on clay so she's not even going to try, then she suddenly started to bother at 1-6 1-3 to win the 2nd set. Final set was strange too. Lindsay led 2-0, then 2-2, then 4-2, then Kim almost got back to 4-4 but Lindsay won it 1-6 7-5 6-3 in the end. It was just such a random time in the match to finally start competing, pity she couldn't do the same in the next round. :o

AO 05 final was also pretty WTF???!! :weirdo: Lindsay went from playing her best at the start to not even playing by the end. (apart from that one point in the 3rd set I always remember :hearts:) It all happened in that one game where she had a 40-00 lead from 3 DTL winners, then tried to go crosscourt, then everything fell apart. :sobbing:

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:03 PM
I wanna nominate a couple of Myskina's rollercoasters:

2005 Wimbledon 3R vs Jankovic:
led 60 53 40-15, then trailed 60 57 15 15-30 before winning 60 57 10-8

2005 Wimbledon 4R vs Dementieva:
trailed 16 03, saved two MPs, then led 16 76 41 before winning 16 76 75 despite hitting 2 less winners and 18 more UEs than Dementieva did.

JJ has some fight to her but many people forget that she has trouble closing out tight matches...

such as Myskina x_x

v. Justine Henin :[ USO SF


another WTF match is Sharapova v. Camille Pin AO
and also Jankovic v. Paszek AO
and also Ivanovic v. Hantuchova AO
and also Sharapova v. Serena YEC (i think 04)

and also Asagoe v. Hantuchova Wimbledon
and also Serena v. Hantuchova Wimbledon with cramping

and also Venus v. Sharapova Wimbledon 05? for the screaming

and also Hingis v. Sharapova Tokyo where Hingis obliterates Sharapova and then gets obliterated by Dementieva in the Final x_x

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Great ones so far!


Those 2 Myskina matches were just crazy, especially the one with Jankovic.

Lisa coming back from 0-6 0-5 (and MP?) down. :worship:

Lindsay vs Kim was something else. Lindsay started like she knew Kim was better than her on clay so she's not even going to try, then she suddenly started to bother at 1-6 1-3 to win the 2nd set. Final set was strange too. Lindsay led 2-0, then 2-2, then 4-2, then Kim almost got back to 4-4 but Lindsay won it 1-6 7-5 6-3 in the end. It was just such a random time in the match to finally start competing, pity she couldn't do the same in the next round. :o

AO 05 final was also pretty WTF???!! :weirdo: Lindsay went from playing her best at the start to not even playing by the end. (apart from that one point in the 3rd set I always remember :hearts:) It all happened in that one game where she had a 40-00 lead from 3 DTL winners, then tried to go crosscourt, then everything fell apart. :sobbing:

This is probably why she had difficulties winning another GS. She lost some of her fighting spirit in the most important of matches.

SVK
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Great ones so far!

Lisa coming back from 0-6 0-5 (and MP?) down. :worship:


0:6, 0:5 0:30 and 0:6, 1:5 15:40

miffedmax
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:16 PM
I wanna nominate a couple of Myskina's rollercoasters:

2005 Wimbledon 3R vs Jankovic:
led 60 53 40-15, then trailed 60 57 15 15-30 before winning 60 57 10-8

2005 Wimbledon 4R vs Dementieva:
trailed 16 03, saved two MPs, then led 16 76 41 before winning 16 76 75 despite hitting 2 less winners and 18 more UEs than Dementieva did.

Thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?

Or mention that Lena trimmed off her bangs?

hingis-seles
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:18 PM
petrova d. seles 6-2,6-0, first round at RG. really, monica?!

It was 6-4, 6-0 and Monica's foot was all but gone by then, to put the loss in perspective.

cellophane
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Marie-Eve Pelletier def. Na Li in Montreal 2006 :spit:

Okay, not really surprising I guess.

Joana
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:32 PM
That's easy. Myskina vs Jankovic at Wimbledon '05.

Joana
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Davenport vs Clijsters at RG was actually HILLARIOUS:lol:

Everyone, except Kim thought she was going to win the match :haha:

So glad Lindsay won though. Her coach's reaction was priceless:worship:

Davenport had already booked her plane tickets for that day, if I remember well. And then she called her husband and said "You'll never believe what's just happened, I beat Kim!"

So much self belief.

dybbuk
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:35 PM
All of Davenport at RG 2005.

One not mentioned, Ivanovic v. V.Williams at the USO 2007. One of the worst if not the worst tactical match from Ana I can remember. Simply stupid tactics, and she tried and failed at making it work for literally the entire match. She never once tried to change them. I'm still bewildered when I think of it.

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:44 PM
That's easy. Myskina vs Jankovic at Wimbledon '05.

I'll never get tired of watching the third set highlights

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And, of course, the WTF???'est point ever

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Ryan
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:56 PM
Myskina losing to Henin at the Olympics. Insane collapse.


And...the winner....


Sveta def. AChak US Open SF. :weirdo: WTF at how weird that was.

jimbo mack
Nov 4th, 2009, 05:56 PM
davenport bt sharapova 6/0 6/0 :devil:

serena bt sharapova 6/1 6/2 :banana:

schaul bt davenport 2/6 6/0 6/3 :weirdo:

VishaalMaria
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Venus vs Pironkova in 2005 comes to mind.

I've never seen anyone play worse.

I think the fact that noone has EVER created a highlights package of this, just shows how badly Venus played. A disturbing match.

LOL I think someone did.

It showed Venus hitting one winner, Pironkova hitting three, and then the match point.

That lost made me laugh. I actually got kicked out the library.

Dawson.
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Myskina v Jankovic Wimbledon is the one that sticks in my mind. One of my favourite matches of all time :worship:

These have to be up there too;
Davenport def Clijsters RG 05
Pironkova def Venus AO 06
Craybas def Serena Wim 06
Bychkova def Kuznetsova US 05 :hysteric:
Peng def Clijsters San Diego 05

Oh and Petrova losing round 1 of RG 2006 too (can't remember who to). I didn't realise she was injured and didn't even see the match, but when I saw the one sided score I was seriously shocked and confused. Of course all become clear later, but still pretty WTF at the time..

The Dawntreader
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:20 PM
LOL I think someone did.

It showed Venus hitting one winner, Pironkova hitting three, and then the match point.

That lost made me laugh. I actually got kicked out the library.

That must've been the most thankless task making that:lol:

It was just a hideous match. I feel sorry for the spectators that day.

PLP
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:20 PM
Doha 2007

Hantuchova def. Hingis 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Martina was up 6-1, 4-0 (I think) and then just did nothing...obviously Dani really picked up her form as well.
I feel it was the beginning of the end for Martina. :sad:

The Dawntreader
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Oh god, sorry people.

I meant KARANTANCHEVA, not pironkova.

:rolleyes::lol:

The Dawntreader
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Doha 2007

Hantuchova def. Hingis 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Martina was up 6-1, 4-0 (I think) and then just did nothing...obviously Dani really picked up her form as well.
I feel it was the beginning of the end for Martina. :sad:

That was a turning point for both players IMO, as subtle as it was.

It gave Dani a chance to begin the road back to the top 10, and she subsequently won IW a couple of weeks later.

Hingis looked spent emotionally in that match. In fact after the Aussie that year, where she had numerous oppurtunities against Clijsters to reach her first GS semu in 5 years, she never looked the same. She became very suddenly, very redundant.

Julian.
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:37 PM
What about US Open 2009 SF

Kim Clijsters def. Serena Williams 6-4, 7-5

If you look at the score and the players, you wouldn't notice anything but anyone should know what i'm talking about.

watchdogfish
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Hasselt final 2004

Dementieva beat Bovina 06 60 64

:p

miffedmax
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Frankly, Dementieva's entire career is kind of a "WTF" moment.

Like her bangs, it's actually part of her charm. Or not. I don't even know any more.

TTomek
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:44 PM
2002
Muller def Tammy 3-6 6-0 6-0 :sobbing:

2009
Olaru def. Muller 7-6 3-6 7-5 :o

wally1
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:45 PM
That's easy. Myskina vs Jankovic at Wimbledon '05.Agreed, still the most entertaining match I've ever seen. Apart from everything else I remember Jankovic saving mp in the 2nd set with an ace on a second serve :lol:

RenaSlam.
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:51 PM
2007 U.S. Open SF: Kuznetsova def. Chakvetadze 3-6 6-1 6-1

AWFUL.

Joana
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Agreed, still the most entertaining match I've ever seen. Apart from everything else I remember Jankovic saving mp in the 2nd set with an ace on a second serve :lol:

I remember I started going nuts at about 5-3 in the third, which my neighbours heard and figured I was watching Jelena's match, so they tuned in. They also got very much into it and ended up being very upset, and so blamed me for ruining their afternoon. :o

frenchie
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:06 PM
That Myskina match was insane!

iy was a pretty good quality with Nastya runing Jankovic from the baseline and hitting hard and flat
Nastya was amazing on grass

The Dawntreader
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:08 PM
I forgot the ultimate:

C. Schaul def Lindsay Davenport, 2-6 6-0 6-3

Oh Lindsay:worship::lol:

Fully affirmed her detestment toward red clay :haha:

cellophane
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:10 PM
I think Suarez Navarro beating Venus was even more WTF than Pironkova.

The Dawntreader
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:12 PM
I think Suarez Navarro beating Venus was even more WTF than Pironkova.

Venus at least made 30 Ue's less than against Pironkova:lol:

The Karantancheva/Pironkova matches was a full-on Venus 'Where are the fucking perimeters of the court' Williams, head-case moment.

The Daviator
Nov 4th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Schaul def. Davenport 2-6 6-0 6-3, WTF :weirdo: :weirdo: So many WTF things about this result, Lindsay hardly ever lost to players like Schaul, it was a final and a friggin bagel to boot :weirdo:

Her whole RG '05 "campaign" :rolls:

The infamous Myskina-Jankovic match. Also, anyone losing to Maria Vento-Kabchi was WTF, I mean, how???

The Dawntreader
Nov 4th, 2009, 09:57 PM
Schaul def. Davenport 2-6 6-0 6-3, WTF :weirdo: :weirdo: So many WTF things about this result, Lindsay hardly ever lost to players like Schaul, it was a final and a friggin bagel to boot :weirdo:

Her whole RG '05 "campaign" :rolls:

The infamous Myskina-Jankovic match. Also, anyone losing to Maria Vento-Kabchi was WTF, I mean, how???

We really need a gif of Adam Peterson's reaction post-match:lol:

Horizon
Nov 4th, 2009, 09:58 PM
How has Zvonereva not been mentioned yet? :rolls:

Gosh that girl is a nutcase.

Corswandt
Nov 4th, 2009, 10:06 PM
One not mentioned, Ivanovic v. V.Williams at the USO 2007. One of the worst if not the worst tactical match from Ana I can remember. Simply stupid tactics, and she tried and failed at making it work for literally the entire match. She never once tried to change them. I'm still bewildered when I think of it.

GOAT Ivanovic has a bunch of WTF? matches on her curriculum. Most of which she won.

Most odd matches being mentioned here are either crazy upsets or rollercoaster matches.

I'll bring in a different sort of match: the one which makes no sense to you while you're watching it. The one I always remember is the 2007 Sharapova d. Clijsters AO SF. The match had no flow, no pattern, nothing, with both players taking turns at playing poorly and rarely playing well at the same time. Just when one of the players seemed to be gathering some momentum, she would throw in a DF or a random error out of the blue (particularly Kim) and we'd be back to square one (matches without discernible momentum are fairly common in men's best of five between evenly matched opponents, because of the equalizing effect of serves and also because players tend to take their foot off the pedal here and there to save energy, but not on the WTA).

The 2006 San Diego final between these two was also odd. Sharapova got comprehensively outplayed for most of the 2nd set, yet won it 7-5.

Corswandt
Nov 4th, 2009, 10:17 PM
A couple of WTF? matches I just remembered:

Zvonareva d. Ivanovic IW 2009 (never seen a match played in such a gale; made for priceless comedy)

Safina d. Henin Berlin 2008 (by the last few games of the match, both players seemed completely spent and could barely move; Safina eventually stumbled through the finish line)

We should also open a subcategory for "matches in which a player failed to take advantage of a visibly injured opponent".

Davenport d. Kuznetsova AO 2006 (Davenport got injured very late in the match and seemed almost unable to move, but Sveta for some reason began going for low % shots early in the rallies)
K. Bondarenko d. Ivanovic USO 2009 (K-Bond hobbling through most of the 3rd set)
Wozniacki d. Zvonareva YEC 2009

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 4th, 2009, 10:18 PM
All of Davenport at RG 2005.

One not mentioned, Ivanovic v. V.Williams at the USO 2007. One of the worst if not the worst tactical match from Ana I can remember. Simply stupid tactics, and she tried and failed at making it work for literally the entire match. She never once tried to change them. I'm still bewildered when I think of it.

That's like 50% of her matches

Filippo-Nastya
Nov 4th, 2009, 10:23 PM
I wanna nominate a couple of Myskina's rollercoasters:

2005 Wimbledon 3R vs Jankovic:
led 60 53 40-15, then trailed 60 57 15 15-30 before winning 60 57 10-8

2005 Wimbledon 4R vs Dementieva:
trailed 16 03, saved two MPs, then led 16 76 41 before winning 16 76 75 despite hitting 2 less winners and 18 more UEs than Dementieva did.

There was also another WTF match of Myskina at Wimbledon 2005 :lol:

1R vs Bohmova
trailed 57 14, won the 2nd set 76, trailed 03 and then 24 in the 3rd set but she managed to win 57 76 64.

The Kaz
Nov 4th, 2009, 10:27 PM
JJ d. Lena D 06 61 60 in the SF of Moscow :lol:

AnaRGChampion
Nov 4th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Oh and Petrova losing round 1 of RG 2006 too (can't remember who to). I didn't realise she was injured and didn't even see the match, but when I saw the one sided score I was seriously shocked and confused. Of course all become clear later, but still pretty WTF at the time..

yes Petrova - Morigami 3-6,1-6 :help:

"my" incredible Myskina - Jankovic W 2005 :sad:

Craig.
Nov 4th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Kudryavtseva def. Sharapova.

Golovinjured.
Nov 5th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Tan def Vaidisova is the one that came to mind first, then the Chakvetadze-Kuzentsova US Open SF. But yeah, everything everyone's mentioned. :eek:

sammy01
Nov 5th, 2009, 12:15 AM
dementieva bt serena sydney this year. serena tried for the 1st 4 or 5 games then just gave up on the match and completely tanked and didn't even look bothered.

mary piece bt likhotseva moscow 2005. how do you noy win a tiebreak from 6-0 up?

@danieln1
Nov 5th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Davenport def. Sharapova IW 2005 6-0 6-0

No one in the entire universe would bet that Lindsay was going to win all the games in the match!!!!

Melanie Gloria(9999) def. Hantuchova 6-3 2-6 6-1

2003 was a forgettable year for Daniela

Davenport def. Serena LA 2004 Final 6-1 6-3
One of the worst career loss for Serena, Lindsay just thumped her

Davenport def. Cljsters 1-6 7-5 6-1
I agree with the other, everyone except Kim and including Lindsay thought kim would win the match

Coin def Ivanovic

Valanga
Nov 5th, 2009, 12:47 AM
oh yes, Madison Keys def. Kudryavtseva

Caralenko
Nov 5th, 2009, 03:27 AM
Bartoli def. Henin :cuckoo: Wimbledon SF.

:eek:

Mikey.
Nov 5th, 2009, 03:38 AM
A couple of WTF? matches I just remembered:

Zvonareva d. Ivanovic IW 2009 (never seen a match played in such a gale; made for priceless comedy)

Safina d. Henin Berlin 2008 (by the last few games of the match, both players seemed completely spent and could barely move; Safina eventually stumbled through the finish line)

We should also open a subcategory for "matches in which a player failed to take advantage of a visibly injured opponent".

Davenport d. Kuznetsova AO 2006 (Davenport got injured very late in the match and seemed almost unable to move, but Sveta for some reason began going for low % shots early in the rallies)
K. Bondarenko d. Ivanovic USO 2009 (K-Bond hobbling through most of the 3rd set)
Wozniacki d. Zvonareva YEC 2009

OMG! :rolls: I had forgotten about that match.

brickhousesupporter
Nov 5th, 2009, 03:39 AM
Serena vs Hingis at the DuMaurier Open
Serena was cleaning Hingis' clock in the first set and got injured and had to retire. The way Serena was playing in that first set was just incredible I did not think she was going to lose the match.

Njay16
Nov 5th, 2009, 03:47 AM
Bartoli def. Henin :cuckoo: Wimbledon SF.

:eek:

I still remember watching the end of that match on NBC and just thinking "Did they mix up the scores?" :lol:

Imperfect Angel
Nov 5th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Bartoli def. Henin :cuckoo: Wimbledon SF.

:eek:

Henin realized she had woman's problem in the middle of the match.:o :p

Corswandt
Nov 5th, 2009, 09:46 AM
We should also open a subcategory for "matches in which a player failed to take advantage of a visibly injured opponent".

Davenport d. Kuznetsova AO 2006 (Davenport got injured very late in the match and seemed almost unable to move, but Sveta for some reason began going for low % shots early in the rallies)
K. Bondarenko d. Ivanovic USO 2009 (K-Bond hobbling through most of the 3rd set)
Wozniacki d. Zvonareva YEC 2009

Serena d. Hantuchova Wimbledon 2007

saki
Nov 5th, 2009, 09:52 AM
That RG match between Lindsay and Kim for me. You could almost hear Linday saying, "please, Kim, I just wanna go home.. pleeeeease let me go hooooome, pleeeeeeease.... oh, fine, I guess someone has to win this match."

Dani12
Nov 5th, 2009, 09:52 AM
2007 U.S. Open SF: Kuznetsova def. Chakvetadze 3-6 6-1 6-1

AWFUL.

I think that gets the award for worst match of the decade considering the players in the match. It was just plain painful to watch.

Привет
Nov 5th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Serena d. Hantuchova Wimbledon 2008

07, wasn't it? :scratch:

nevetssllim
Nov 5th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Dementieva def. Petrova 6-1 6-7 6-3 at the Wimbledon QF stage last year. Elena led 6-1 5-2 and was serving for the match before feeling the pressure and losing the second set in a tiebreak, also throwing away two match-points in the course of the second set. Dementieva also led 4-0 in the third set but eventually came through.

Corswandt
Nov 5th, 2009, 09:57 AM
07, wasn't it? :scratch:

Right. Edited accordingly.

The Dawntreader
Nov 5th, 2009, 10:42 AM
The RR match between Venus and Serena in '08 was absolutely bizarre.

Serena actually played pretty effective tennis to win the first set, and then completely imploded. There were some shots that barely made the net. Not to mention her constant hysterics, where she looked on the verge of bursting into tears. Really odd.

Also the Kuznetsova/Wozniacki USO match this year.

Only Kuznetsova can go from playing top 3 tennis, to absolute, colossal meltdown.

donniedarkofan
Nov 5th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Kournikova def Tauziat 2-6,6-4,7-5, San Diego 2000, second round
Kournikova def Davenport 2-6,6-4,7-5, San Diego 2000, quarterfinal:worship::worship::worship::worship::w orship:

Dokic def Kournikova 6-7,7-6,6-0 San Diego 2000, semis

HenryMag.
Nov 5th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Kournikova def Tauziat 2-6,6-4,7-5, San Diego 2000, second round
Kournikova def Davenport 2-6,6-4,7-5, San Diego 2000, quarterfinal:worship::worship::worship::worship::w orship:

Dokic def Kournikova 6-7,7-6,6-0 San Diego 2000, semis

It was 2002. Kurnikova had 2 MPs but she was so nervous that had 2 of the most crappy return serves ever.

Just Do It
Nov 5th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Jankovic def. Paszek AO 2008 R1 !! I've never seen something like that before.

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 5th, 2009, 11:52 AM
The Mauresmo/Myskina horror show at Wimbledon-2006 is a strong contender for both The WTF?'est and The worst match of the 2000s awards.
4 winners to 28 UEs from Myskina and Mauresmo still needed three sets to win the match :tape:

The Dawntreader
Nov 5th, 2009, 11:54 AM
The Mauresmo/Myskina horror show at Wimbledon-2006 is a strong contender for both The WTF?'est and The worst match of the 2000s awards.
4 winners to 28 UEs from Myskina and Mauresmo still needed three sets to win the match :tape:

Ughh.

Both players looked so clunky and laboured. Mauresmo was about as pushy as it gets.

Their 2005 match looked like goldust in comparison.

Convoluted
Nov 5th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Wozniacki-Zvonareva was pretty WTF. What with the nosebleeds, cramps, zvonareva constantly tipping over, both players crying, both players choking, etc...

Equipped
Nov 5th, 2009, 01:13 PM
2007 US Open SF: Kuznetsova def. Chavetadze

Ugliest Slam SF I can think of.

donniedarkofan
Nov 5th, 2009, 01:14 PM
It was 2002. Kurnikova had 2 MPs but she was so nervous that had 2 of the most crappy return serves ever.

Yeah, i know. Don't know why i wrote 2000...:D i watched the match, and yes, the two Mp's were played horrible by Anna and i bet you remember how bad was Jelena's serve in that tiebreak...i mean, it was sooo close!

zvonarevarulz
Nov 5th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Every match with Rodionova:lol:

SELVEN
Nov 5th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Positive side: Peng def kim 6-4 6-4 San Diego 05 The ghost of peak Seles into Peng's body.:scared:

Negative side: Coin def Ana USO 08 6-3 4-6 6-3 It makes me feel sick when I think of this match.:(

rnwerner
Nov 5th, 2009, 04:27 PM
Wimbledon Semifinal 2007: BARTOLI def. HENIN 16 75 61

That was Magic.

SVK
Nov 5th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Melanie Gloria(9999) def. Hantuchova 6-3 2-6 6-1

2003 was a forgettable year for Daniela


This match was in 2004

nevetssllim
Nov 5th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Rodionova def. Lisicki at the USO this year was a very topsy-turvy match. Rodionova led 6-3 3-0 before losing 10 of the next 11 games, allowing Sabine to lead 3-6 6-3 4-1 but after looking firmly in control, Lisicki squandered a match-point when serving at 5-3 in the third set (I think she served a double-fault too). And of course, the match ended with Lisicki dramatically crashing to the floor on Rodionova's match point.

twight6
Nov 5th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Wimbledon 2004 1r: Navratilova def. Castano 6-0 6-1 :tape:
Yes, it was on grass, but still! She's 90 Catalina, come on :help:

Also the IW match of Davenport def. Sharapova 6-0 6-0, of course :worship:

Any match from Safina, US Open 2009 would fall in this category for me.

guapogreg08
Nov 5th, 2009, 08:07 PM
definitely serena jj at the 08 AO

serena was playing so well up to that point, serving like 12 aces/match, then came out and just didnt move. no injury, no explanation, just the strangest display of tennis on her part ive ever seen.

i guess the even AO curse really does exist...

fuck 2010

Lucemferre
Nov 5th, 2009, 08:13 PM
definitely serena jj at the 08 AO

serena was playing so well up to that point, serving like 12 aces/match, then came out and just didnt move. no injury, no explanation, just the strangest display of tennis on her part ive ever seen.

i guess the even AO curse really does exist...

fuck 2010

Same here.I still want to know why.

frenchie
Nov 5th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Same here.I still want to know why.

I heard she had a bad argument with Oracene that day:confused:

moby
Nov 5th, 2009, 08:33 PM
I agree with a lot of these picks, Lindsay over Kim at RG was hilarity, but Serena over Kim in the USO semi this year is probably my top pick. For sheer (lack of) quality, Kuznetsova-Chakvatadze, by reputation. For lack of effort, Hingis's absolutely uninspired performance at the 01 RG against Capriati.

I want to nominate another match. Daniela's loss to Shinobu at Wimbledon one year. All that crying between points from the middle of the third set was just shocking. It was a very very long third set too... so she actually spent an hour crying out there. If retirement "due to emotional distress" were possible, this would be a prime candidate.

Sammm
Nov 5th, 2009, 08:50 PM
definitely serena jj at the 08 AO

serena was playing so well up to that point, serving like 12 aces/match, then came out and just didnt move. no injury, no explanation, just the strangest display of tennis on her part ive ever seen.

i guess the even AO curse really does exist...

fuck 2010

No stranger than the Srebotnik Roland Garros loss :shrug:

sCoTt.ChE.
Nov 5th, 2009, 10:43 PM
OMFG i can recall watching the 3rd set of that Jankovic vs Myskina match back when i was a very casual fan of tennis. Maybe thats where my affinity for JJ comes from!

I can remember the crowd, commentators and me alike being astounded, perplexed, bewildered,
everything really.

I swear a dog running to catch a frisbee thrown by a member of the crowd which knocks JJ's hat off which intercepts the ball to go over wouldnt have looked out of place in that match! :haha: