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ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:36 PM
So who do you think have done a good job playing the final (only the final performance) despite losing in their first ever grand slam final in the recent years?
*I only include non-slam winners, so don't ask why Ivanovic or Sharapova isn't the list or bla bla bla. :p

tennnisfannn
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:41 PM
Has to be jankovic, that match was a thriller and she did not blink despite playing a very on song serena

vixter
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:42 PM
Yeah JJ put on a good show

homogenius
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:43 PM
JJ easily.

(Those SP wasted :sobbing: )

Hashim.
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:48 PM
4 sps:banghead:


Idiot.

claypova
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:51 PM
JJ easily. the others were just :help:

homogenius
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:55 PM
Bar Maria, the Russians are really horrible in slam finals.It looks like the only way for them to win is to face another Russian (Sveta x2, Myskina).

Polikarpov
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:56 PM
Lady Jaja, of course.

noamgdi
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:01 PM
Jj Uso

Vartan
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:04 PM
Maria Sharapova Wimbi 04.

Vartan
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:04 PM
Wimbi 04, Maria Sharapova.

Potato
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:07 PM
Wimbi 04, Maria Sharapova.

Read the first post :o

JJ 08, if that went 3rd set it would've been one of the best finals ever.

Cilla
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:07 PM
JaJa no contest. Excellent match. Very entertaining.

Caralenko
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:09 PM
Jelena by far.

But Dinara did a pretty good job in 08 actually. She came back from 1-4 in the first set and really looked to be putting on a show until Ana stopped hitting errors and Dinara started :lol:

Chakvenus
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:13 PM
Jelena most definately.
but I think Bartoli did pretty well (in the first set) and remained pretty toe-to-toe with Venus until Venus just became too much

toxina90
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:16 PM
I think Jankovic was the only one who came close and did well arguably against the most difficult in-form Grand Slam final opponent. :shrug:

dinamo
Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:07 PM
The list doesn't include her but I thought Clijsters did really well in her Grand Slam final in the French. She was so young butI thought did admirably well.

narutos
Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:10 PM
Definitely Sharapova. Serena is beating everyone in their first Slam final against her, in straights sets I realise that Sharapova was REALLY unbeatable that day.

Safe-From-Harm
Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:17 PM
:bigcry:
The poll result says it all.....
It still hurts...those 4 SP...

Optima
Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:20 PM
Jelena, clearly.

4 SET POINTS. Dumbass.

She probably would have won the match if she had taken one of those.

new-york
Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:22 PM
Jelena, clearly.

4 SET POINTS. Dumbass.

She probably would have won the match if she had taken one of those.

Yeah right.

Jelena did very well, indeed.

Just Do It
Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:32 PM
Those SPs wasted by JJ :sobbing:

gmak
Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:50 PM
Jankovic :sad:

Lena was :o :help:
Dinara too :(

Optima
Jul 3rd, 2010, 07:14 PM
Yeah right.

Jelena did very well, indeed.

:rolleyes:

Serena wanted to be out of there so quickly. I would have questioned her fitness if it went to a third.

Sund7101
Jul 3rd, 2010, 07:16 PM
Jankovic

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 3rd, 2010, 07:16 PM
:rolleyes:

Serena wanted to be out of there so quickly. I would have questioned her fitness if it went to a third.

I would have questioned Jelena's mental strength if it went to a third too.:shrug: :hug:

hankqq
Jul 4th, 2010, 04:00 AM
oops I meant to vote for Jankovic and not Safina :lol: :o JJ did quite well :worship: but Safina is #2 from this list. :p Her 1st slam final was pretty good :shrug: but her next 2 were :tape: :help:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jul 4th, 2010, 04:03 AM
Schiavone did the best... she won the crown :p

Eduardo Oliveira
Jul 4th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Jankovic..
that 2nd set :smash: :tape:

Lord Choc Ice
Jul 4th, 2010, 05:40 AM
JJ had a good go at that final.

aisha
Jul 4th, 2010, 05:53 AM
The one who was extinguished by the 2008 US Open set point killa. :armed: :nerner:

serenafann
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Jelena played a good match,she had me concerned but thankfully Serena won.

Seyz
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:37 AM
Definitely JJ. It was a hella entertaining final and JJ had her changes to win.
It was a high quality match. Both JJ and Serena were playing well and some of the points were amazing.
That was peak JJ, she hasn't been the same since then.

Mightymirza
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:48 AM
Somewone voted for elena :tape: I hope they were kidding :lol:

Serenita
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:50 AM
Jj

OsloErik
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Jankovic by a mile.

Cakeisgood
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:41 AM
JaJa had a GREAT shot at winning.

The glitter and the plasma screens were her undoing though :sobbing:

Caralenko
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Dani Dementia, samsam4087, silvamarius.


:sobbing: RG 04? really?

дalex
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Jeja is the empress of bridesmaids. :hearts:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:54 AM
Jankovic then Stosur

Jajaloo
Jul 4th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Jankovic, quite easily.

Even had some set points in the second set, but Serena was too good.


JaJa had a GREAT shot at winning.

The glitter and the plasma screens were her undoing though :sobbing:

:lol:


0flLp1F4WZ0

"No I don't want my cheque, I still want to be playing here!"

"How much did I get? How much? How much did I get?"

:haha:

Olórin
Jul 4th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Jankovic by far. I liked Bartoli's, Stosur's and Zvonareva's efforts though, they all just game against a brick wall.

miffedmax
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:09 PM
I don't know why you listed a final that never happened.

miffedmax
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Somewone voted for elena :tape: I hope they were kidding :lol:

I would have, except that would mean acknowledging its existence.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Wimbi 04, Maria Sharapova.

:weirdo:


jj by far

azinna
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Was there live -- great seats -- for that US Open '08 final. Jelena was excellent.

KimandJu
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Definitely Kim Clijsters at her first FO final against Capriati. I believe it was '01 but I could be wrong. i thought it was like 10-8 or 12-10 or something in the third set. That was an amazinhg match. Both Kim and Jen played fantastic and it was Kim's first slam final.

The other ones listed in the poll don't come even close to Kim's first Slam final

frenchie
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:28 PM
JJ

then Wozniacki

Helen Lawson
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Why put Dementieva on that list, just plain cruel. I voted they all sucked but I thought Bartoli played the best, most of those games were very close.

Dodoboy.
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Caro did quite well too!